Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Hello all!
As you can see, I'm going off topic again today.

I'd like to share a bit about my reselling life. 
I know I've discussed it here before, but this time I'd like to share some of my best and wow sales.

My first big "flip" was for this 
Vintage SUNSET Needlepoint #5088 
Winter Wonderland StockingKit  
New/Sealed from 1982
I purchased that at the Goodwill for 1.49 and sold it for


(I don't appear to have saved my photo of this item. The exact name maybe a bit different, and the total sold price may have been a $1.00 more or less)

My next that sold for an amazing amount was a Kodak Portable Printer. I purchased it at the Salvation Army for $1.99 and sold it for 


This is my favorite item I have picked up so far. 
This caught my eye at the Goodwill. I flipped it over and saw that it was signed and was dated for 1926, just wo years before my parents were born, so, I bought it not even knowing what it was.
Through research I found that it was half an ashtray. A piece would have gone over the white piece with the hole in it. It would likely have held matches, and had a strip to light a match. 
I paid $3.99 for this German made ashtray (not even intact) and sold $104.00!
The best part is, it sold to a 
Bürgermeister (“town master”, mayor or chief magistrate of a German town, city, or rural commune)
 How cool is that?

Vintage Woodland Santa Stocking Crewel Kit 8069 by Dimensions 1989 Made in USA 

This kit came in a lot of needlework pieces that I purchased from someone on Facebook Marketplace.
I paid $10.00 for all the pieces, about 50 - 60 in all, and sold it, just it, for $150.00!

I'm not telling you all of this to brag. I just think it's cool that anyone can walk into a thrift store, go to a yard sale, or purchase something from Marketplace and make good money doing it! 

I of course have smaller sales. I'm packing this up today to ship out. 

Kurt Adler Pilgrim Thanksgiving Nesting Dolls 5 piece set.
This was given to me to sell. So, I have no money into it, and I sold it for $17.99!

Other sold items have included . . . 

Friends, if I can do this, you can too. Depending on how much you want to sell, this can be very time consuming. However, if you're downsizing, and you know some of what you have is too nice to throw out, just look pieces up. eBay is a good place to start. You can see what people are asking for an item, but you can also see what items have actually sold for!

Take a peek at my eBay and tell me what you think. I'm adding more and more every week. I have around 20 items now that I need to take pictures of so I can get them online. 

Have you ever sold on eBay or other places online?
Do you currently? I'd love to know!

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  1. Good for you, Lisa! I’m glad you enjoy it. Keep finding treasures.
    Happy Wednesday,
    Pat T

    1. Thanks, Pat! I've had some real stinkers too. I should show them one day.

  2. Over the years, I've sold a LOT - both on eBay and locally. When we decided we wanted to buy a Honda Goldwing trike, we decided to sell off unused, forgotten things to help in the process. I ended up selling enough to make a huge dent in the purchase price. Then five years ago when we decided to downsize and move to our dream destination, we sold a LOT more through garage sales and places like eBay for specialty or collectible items to hit the right market to obtain the highest selling price. I will say though that eBay has changed drastically over the years so don't assume it stays the same. Recently I lost money partly from me not understanding (they sure don't tell you it all) but mostly because of other dragging their feet. Use caution when using the USPS for shipping!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Way to go, Kay! USPS can be a nightmare. They really get people with those "Flat Rate" boxes. Without doing research or weighting their items, people think they're the best way to go for a heavy item.

  3. That is truly awesome, Lisa! Congratulations on your new business venture!!!

  4. Excited to see that you are having some fun success with the new business. What treasures!