Over the past ten years I like to think I have influenced the market on some items in just a small way. I found an identical lamp like this that previously sold for like $30 and as you can see, I got $210 for mine just by fishing and waiting. I like vintage lighting but sometimes over-value them.
Pop culture, music and entertainment items generally sell, you just gotta have faith
I don't expect everything I touch to be worth hundreds of dollars and if it's easy to ship, selling a vintage this or that is just fine with me.
I'm not big on selling old rugs and have limited knowledge. I've seen rugs JUST like this that 'appraised' for ten thousands dollars or something but this is what they actually wind up selling for ppffbbtt......
Trying to sell something like this is such a long shot and I can't even count how many thousands of odd items I've taken the time to post that never ever sold.....
At first we thought this was amber which would have been big money but it was just bakelite....
I'm still not totally sure what this was made for but it was old and bronze so I put it out and someone liked it
I love selling vintage lamps but sometimes it can take awhile to find a buyer
Some vintage big business swag and promo items usually have some appeal
This sale was a nice surprise. There are many musicians and audiophiles who dote on certain brands or machines and some vintage items can be in demand
Let me just say that the whole Japanese culture fad died out in the 1980's. Every home we go to has stuff like this and only a few items here and there are worth anything at all as not many people collect it anymore
Vintage Disney stuff always sells fairly well. I love older items still new in original box.
I picked this one doll from a collection of several dozen. Normally dolls do NOT sell fast but this one had a great retro Westernization vibe and it was worth putting up on eBay
I really don't sell much clothing but sometimes we find things so funky I like to test the waters
I love toys and foreign toys can be especially collectible.
Usually when I research the value of items I can find at least several examples that have sold on eBay or similar. In this case I found just one and it had sold for $1,000. I did NOT get my hopes up and figured it was a fluke but sure enough I posted it for that same $999 and someone paid full price for it the following day. Sometimes you just have to have faith and shoot for the stars :)
I will sell toys all day long. Not only did we find the complete set but they were super clean!
I had never seen this brand of puzzle before but let me tell you I will remember them now. Apparently they only make them in limited quantities or made to order and people will pay MORE than the retail price just to get them sometimes.
I know for sure I've posted these before - this one actually sold for a good price and the only thing I can think of is that some of the slides were rare.
Vintage electronics are a real chore to sell. We have to test them - in this case I had to take them apart to show the condition of the speakers inside. Even if they work sometimes things get shook up in transit and they stop working. And let's not forget packing and shipping two thirty pound speakers. I'm not complaining but we really do earn our money over here :)
I know big name brands are expensive but this was like a cheap hat so I'm surprised it sold for so much!
So ugly it fooled me into thinking it was gorgeous.
More vintage fun - I underestimated the box size needed to ship this and didn't make much money though.
I love old toys - this was from the lot I over-paid for a year and a half ago. Finally I cut the ones I had left loose and this one for example sold for about 1/3 of what I was asking. Whatever, move on to the next pick.
Selling stuff like this on eBay you have to be pretty confident to pack and ship a mirror but I'm pretty good at it by now.....