Old first responder tools and articles always have some appeal.
Everyone knows I like to sell vintage lighting.
In some homes we will find items from 50 years ago that were probably bought to be given as gifts but were never used. Not a big sale but interesting nonetheless.
This was a really nice old piece and I knew someone would want it but things like this don't sell for as much as we think they should.
Vintage and defunct electronics can have some appeal, assuming they still work.
I had been fishing for a high price for these as they are very rare but in hindsight I would had done better selling them one at a time since they were all the same. Oh well, live and learn
I thought this was really cool but it took a long time to sell and didn't go for much
I had been fishing for a higher price on these but since we're moving in a few weeks I cut them loose for less than I was hoping for.
If you've ever had the pleasure of trying to pack and ship a china set, you'll agree with me when I say it wasn't really worth $100 sale minus eBay fees. Still, it was more than I would have gotten in our store or at a local auction and it sold in a week so it's out the door.
I always try to sell clean vintage items in the original box. This thing still worked and looked hardly used
People used to collect the heck out of these and many other decorative items but now it's the same type of things everyone is trying to get rid of. Things like this are worth so little these days but at least my group lot strategy got them out of my store to a good home.
A small sale like this isn't much to blog about but whenever I see vintage items like new in the original box I at least have to try them on eBay
Some people collect vintage or obsolete technology and this unit still worked and was really clean so I knew it had to sell for something. Note that 'Walkman' is a Sony trademark and first generation Walkmans are worth a lot as it was an iconic design.
Many old figurines are a dime a dozen but this one had a special look to it so I gave it a shot and brought home $85 worth of bacon!
Another cool old lighting piece
Most old furniture is hard to sell and takes up a lot of space but certain interesting vintage pieces I post for sale on eBay and someone in Florida bought this table inside of a week and paid another $250 to have it delivered to them!
I usually won't try to sell lower value items unless I think there is a market and people love cats and dogs. I doubt I could have gotten the same $25 in our showroom so it was worth the effort just to find it a new home
Original war-time letters and ephemera can be interesting. The subject matter and author determines the value.
Another cool old lamp - you know I like to sell vintage lighting
I've mentioned before how it's not practical to sell low value items individually and I often 'group lot' similar items together on eBay just to find things a good home but of course the per-item price goes way down.
This was so big the cost to ship it to the buyer was about the same as the actual item. Old toys are priceless if you ask me!
I had thought these would have sold for a bit more but something is only worth what someone will pay so I guess the price was fair
When I see stuff like this in mint condition in the original box from 50 years ago - I get excited as I know it will sell quick.
My strategy for selling group lots of similar items together is good for getting rid of things quickly but if I had the time I could have made more money selling these individually. On the flip side, storing dozens of figures and waiting for someone to come along and purchase a certain one is not something I'm really set up to do for low value items.
This piece had a killer look and anything I see like this automatically is worth $100 or more in my mind. This was pretty scary fragile to ship, but I got it to the buyer undamaged.