I love selling vintage toys but even those prices seem to be down these days....
I found this aftermarket seat cover in someones garage where it was still new in the box from like 1982. I thought it was cool enough to post for sale but I was shocked that someone bought it almost instantly.
Stuff like this is not really in much demand but still seems to do okay
Vintage Barbie stuff usually sells well. This piece was neat as it was made for Barbie by a company other than Mattel - Licensed third party stuff can be rare.
I love selling old lamps
People just seem to love weird strange dumb stuff.... which is fine with me as I find a lot of it...
These were pretty killer and I do like to sell bookends and have luck with them for some reason or another...
These were really strong old quality pieces and I had hoped for a bit more
Not a big sale but I never have a problem selling silly animal related figurines
I like selling lamps.... this was a good old piece
Times are tough and I have been selling lower value items online if I think they will move quickly. Anything pertaining to Halloween is always a good bet.
Another example of old pottery / porcelain that used to be worth a lot more than it is now. Figures like this are so delicate and this one did in fact have a chip but I found it a good home anyhow. I generally don't like to sell something that has damage but my alternative was to trash it.
Years ago this would have sold for a lot more. Not many art pottery collectors these days.
Movie, TV, and pop culture items sell fairly well, even though pieces like this are all mass produced in China....
These were killer and sold in just a couple hours..... mid century money
I really had no idea how old this piece was. It did look aged but you can never tell with some things and without some kind of provenance I was just fishing that someone else might think it looked as old as I did.
I usually won't sell clothing because A) most articles have low value, B) people will return something if it doesn't fit or for any other reason, C) people expect free shipping... but in some cases if something is clearly unused and is a good name brand I will
As part of our 'senior outreach' I employ a nice older lady (she's not really that nice) named Phoebe. Phoebe has an incredible eye for vintage jewelry among other things, and has helped me identify pieces that I would have personally overlooked and sold for $5 in the showroom. This sale blew my mind and earned Phoebe a chicken sandwich.
You know I love collecting and selling vintage toys and when they are near mint with original box I sometimes try to fish for a crazy high price. It took about 8 months to get this offer but with a typical Ebay auction it might have only sold for a few hundred.
I've mentioned before that while 20 years ago doesn't seem that long, many people who were kids then are now working adults trying to buy back childhood memories. This was like a cereal box-top mail away item that had never been used and serious collectors want unusual items in mint condition. I actually found another one that had sold for like $25 but I put it out for auction just in case and imagine my surprise when it sold for $250!
Sometimes I really take a chance selling obscure items like this but it was brand new from like 50 years ago so I had to try. It took a long time to sell but I'm sure the buyer was glad I saved it.
Lots of stuff like this that was made to be 'collectible' mass produced in China just isn't worth much but sometimes a certain figure will score big
We've talked before about vintage board and role playing games having good value
This had a good old look about it and it actually sold in less than a day. Not a big sale but on less item on my shelves
Not usually worth much but we've talked before about old Pyrex - clean condition and funky patters sell quick.