I don't get too excited over old glassware as everyone is getting rid of it and not many people are buying it anymore. Still, I try to work with unusual pieces when I find them
Here is another item I listed on eBay almost exactly one year ago - taking up space all this time. Right now with the 'stay at home' order in many states we're seeing some game and hobby items sell that might not have sold otherwise - say in the past flipping year.
Fans may have noticed I also have a thing for posting bookends if they are old or retro enough.
Vintage pottery is getting so hard to sell anymore. It took nearly one year sitting on eBay for a buyer to come along.
I normally don't put low value items like this for sale on eBay but things are tight these days. What blows my mind is that someone in Australia paid $35 shipping on top the purchase price to get this!?
I'm just going to say that not many people want things like this anymore. I had in posted on eBay for like a year before someone finally bought it. I appreciate the sale and was glad it found a good home but siting on it for so long and the risk of shipping a fragile item like this almost wasn't worth it.
We found this on a barn hunt and knew someone might want it and sure enough, it sold like a day later. Certain name brands have such a following that there are always people looking for original printed materials and related period items.
This watch had the original case and papers from the 1930's and the original price tag was $115! I would have like to have seen it go for more but at least it held it's value for over 80 years!
We know mid century stuff sells well but I was really surprised that someone bought these less than 24 hours after I put them on eBay.
I love selling vintage lighting!
Even second-hand, unique quality hand made things can do well. When we sell things on eBay, the value of heavy items is lessened by the cost buyers have to pay for shipping.
Old cast iron stuff is always a good seller and anything animal related usually has potential to sell quickly.
I've mentioned before that Legos can be highly collectible but not so much if they are all jumbled up in a tub.
Our customers frequently call asking if we take books and usually the answer is 'No'. Most books have hardly any resale value and even antique books just aren't much in demand as no one seems to read anymore and everything is available on the Internet. Last month I listed several dozen book from the 1800's - all of which were in great condition for the age. Here we are a month later and only one sold but I was glad to see it find a good home.
Another vintage lamp - one of my favorite things to sell. This was another piece from a closed electric shop we picked
You know I almost never fool with clothing but these shirts were about 50 years old with a retro patten and had never been taken out of the bags!
Civil war era items are still in demand. This piece was extra special and sold for a great price as it had a period stitched felt cover which was in great condition - the cover was to keep the aluminum from making noise and reflecting light
Mid century money. I can sell just about anything from the 60's.
Books are so hard to sell as no one reads anymore. People just expect to watch Youtube to see how something is done. These books were highly specialized and I bet they have secrets you won't find on the web. Still, they took forever to sell.
I DON'T take china on consignment and I really don't even offer to buy it. Someone brought this in a traded me for something in my store so I put it up on eBay and it eventually sold. It was definitely a chore to pack.
Old military related items are fairly collectible and we can usually get a fair price for stuff like this. I like to sell 'group lots' as it casts a wider net even if the price per item is less.
Vintage knives or even kitchen tools can be collectible. I didn't think much of it but G posted it and a collector in China of all places bought it a couple weeks later.
As I was saying, the winter months are slow and we normally can't afford to post $20 items on eBay but it was so darn cute I did it anyway and it actually sold in a day or two.
You know I like lighting and this was another vintage piece that had never been used from a retired electrical company we picked. I thought it was awful and it was big to ship but it actually sold in a day or two.
The winter months can be slow for us and sometimes we post things on eBat that really don't have a good chance of selling. This old seat cushion had never been used and just had a novelty to it so we gave it a shot and it sprung