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andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 12:31 PM
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So I know I'm not the only one who loves the start of garage sale season, so just looking for some info on things to really watch for at garage sales.

I know the obvious ones, like silver, can produce a nice profit, but what else should u keep an eye for antique wise? Certain brand names, etc., types of cutlery, dishes, mugs, cups, bottles, whatever! any info helps

THanks all! We can help each other out this way for sure!


Duane1969:

This site is great for info on authentication of old stuff. I found my info on Sevres bowl there. It is a great source. I have them bookmarked on my Android so I can quickly pull them up and look for info on old glass and porcelain if I am at a sale or auction.


http://www.oldandsold.com/


#1. FOR SILVER: (got this information off a forum for what to look for when you are hunting for silver items)

- this is basically a guide for sterling silver:

For Silver (tips on what’s real sterling silver):
1)It is marked Sterling
2) It is marked 925 (few exceptions such as 800 950 etc
3) If it is not marked sterling, than it isn't sterling, plain and simple.
4) If it has a felt bottom, it's not sterling
5) If someone recently pulled a sticker off of it, it's not sterling
6) If it's marked german silver, or nickel silver, it's not silver
7) If it's after 1964 (coins) it's not silver
8) If it has Chinese writing on it, it's probably not silver.
9) If it's Pewter, it doesn't have any silver in it.
10) If it's marked "Weighted" it is probably silver.

#2. Old Porcelian (anything vintage looking)

- duane1969 "The key to value on anything like porcelain or crystal is condition. Chips, cracks, scuffs, etc. all diminish value considerably"

Certain Brands to watch for:

- Sevres (1800's)

Example:
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/sevres1.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/sevres2.jpg



#3. TOYS

One website I found that gives a few easy to find toys that can turn small but quick profits (buying at 1 - 3$, selling for 20$+)

http://amanda108.hubpages.com/hub/Reselling-Toys-To-Look-For-At-Yard-Sales



#4. BOOKS

One website I found that gives a few very valuable books to keep an eye for (1st editions of common books we all know)

http://www.blifaloo.com/info/rare_books.php

Top 100 most valuable books

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/jan/19/news


Courtesy theonedru:

Here is a great site for books. It also has an online instant book appraiser where you enter the basic information and it can give you an approx low/high value for most books

the main page
http://pbagalleries.com/

Instant book appraiser
http://pbagalleries.com/bibliobot/?P...bb2de3a6693b39 (http://pbagalleries.com/bibliobot/?PHPSESSID=e434d6b867bfc4543cbb2de3a6693b39)




#5. ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES

Great site with some videos on different types of antiques to watch for at garage sales (cameras, vintage books, comics, costume jewellry, etc.)

http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_4452_garage-treasures_-tips-buying-antiques.html

Another great site with LOTS of info on all various antique/collectible items

http://wildchild1962.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-find-antiques



#6. 80's WWF WRESTLING

- I was told recently to keep your eyes open for anything WWF from the 80's or earlier. Can usually pick up cheap and easily swing for a few bucks. Alot of collectors of this stuff especially figurines. Even VHS are worth grabbing if you find them for 0.50$ - 1$.




****Some Very Useful Information from POLAMALU43FAVRE04


I'm mainly looking for records and video games but have made good money with Mugs vintage dunkin' donuts travel mugs sell pretty good, also look for fire king (milk glass mugs) mainly the ones with ads on them (even if it's a local store's ad on it) they often sell for $100-200 unless they're common ones, as well as the green (jadite) ones. vintage electronics are great too (calculators, vintage sony stuff sells easily as well)

there are some other milk glass companies (Federal, Glasbake etc..) but they don't sell as well as Fire-King, I pick them up anyway when I find some for $1 or less and will sell them in bulk some day.


Can tell a Fire King from the bottom:

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/June%202011%20to%20Present/fire20king.jpg


In Exemple :

a rarer fire king one :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2Fws%2FeBayIS API.dll%3FViewItem%26_trksid%3Dp4340.l2557%26hash% 3Ditem3cc301c2c3%26item%3D260969710275%26nma%3Dtru e%26pt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26rt%3Dnc%26si%3D7s%25 252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS%25252BtERsThc%25253D%26orig_c vip%3Dtrue%26rt%3Dnc)

sony discman :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2Fws%2FeBayIS API.dll%3FViewItem%26_trksid%3Dp4340.l2557%26hash% 3Ditem41631a68c7%26item%3D280835549383%26nma%3Dtru e%26pt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26rt%3Dnc%26si%3D7s%25 252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS%25252BtERsThc%25253D%26orig_c vip%3Dtrue%26rt%3Dnc)

vintage HP Calc.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2Fws%2FeBayIS API.dll%3FViewItem%26_trksid%3Dp4340.l2557%26hash% 3Ditem35ba1ea5ea%26item%3D230755837418%26nma%3Dtru e%26pt%3DCalculators%26rt%3Dnc%26si%3D7s%25252B9sP Sx4ErZTTlataS%25252BtERsThc%25253D%26orig_cvip%3Dt rue%26rt%3Dnc)


will let you guys know when I get good deals! and looking forward to reading you guys!


edit : oh ya forgot about vintage heye puzzles and Puzz 3-D too

here is one I had paid $1 and I recently sold for quite a good profit
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Napo-Happy-J...item337298c33b (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FNapo-Happy-J...item337298c33b)

**Update from polamalu43favre04:

just found out this morning that the Godfather 1902-1952 Complete Epic 3 VHS Box-Set is very valuable, I would have never picked that up even for $2 haha

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dl l%3FViewItem%26_trksid%3Dp4340.l2557%26hash%3Ditem 19ce4396dd%26item%3D110834718429%26nma%3Dtrue%26pt %3DVHS%26rt%3Dnc%26si%3D7s%25252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS% 25252BtERsThc%25253D%26orig_cvip%3Dtrue%26rt%3Dnc)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dl l...vip%3Dtrue%26rt%3Dnc)


**Another update from polamalu43favre04:

Something else to look for, vintage Levi's jeans (1971 and prior will usually have a big "E" in LEVI'S on the small red tag)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dl l%3FViewItem%26_trksid%3Dp4340.l2557%26hash%3Ditem 53ec05af8c%26item%3D360442081164%26nma%3Dtrue%26pt %3DVintage_Men_s_Clothing%26rt%3Dnc%26si%3D9ICKhnO F3E6krDt3AY44mPn8JXk%25253D%26orig_cvip%3Dtrue%26r t%3Dnc)


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dl l%3FViewItem%26_trksid%3Dp4340.l2557%26hash%3Ditem 3f14cebcd8%26item%3D270932032728%26nma%3Dtrue%26pt %3DVintage_Men_s_Clothing%26rt%3Dnc%26si%3D9ICKhnO F3E6krDt3AY44mPn8JXk%25253D%26orig_cvip%3Dtrue%26r t%3Dnc)


this one has patches and stains and still sold well
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dl l%3FViewItem%26_trksid%3Dp4340.l2557%26hash%3Ditem 3372d78d90%26item%3D220970061200%26nma%3Dtrue%26pt %3DVintage_Men_s_Clothing%26rt%3Dnc%26si%3D9ICKhnO F3E6krDt3AY44mPn8JXk%25253D%26orig_cvip%3Dtrue%26r t%3Dnc)




cardbuyer66 request for Vintage/Collectible Dolls:


http://collectdolls.about.com/library/blgallp.htm (http://collectdolls.about.com/library/blgallp.htm)

http://dollprice.com/ (http://dollprice.com/)

http://www.vintagedollcollector.com/ (http://www.vintagedollcollector.com/)

These should be a good start!

duane1969
02-14-2012, 12:46 PM
I only go to garage/yard sales occasionally. I watch for old porcelian. I stumbled across a piece at a yard sale last year that I picked up for $5. I didn't know what I had at the time but it turned out to be made by the first French porcelain maker to be authorized by King Louis XV to make porcelain. It is circa 1830, made by Sevres.

I haven't had it appraised yet but other pieces that I have found by the maker sell for anywhere between several hundred dollars up to $10,000, depending on rarity and condition. Small pieces like tea cups and saucers sell for a few hundred while larger and more rare pieces sell for $1000 and up. I have yet to find any of the bowls like mine so I am hopeful that it is pretty rare.

The key to value on anything like porcelain or crystal is condition. Chips, cracks, scuffs, etc. all diminish value considerably.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/743/48128879.jpg

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1191/51340596.jpg

pghin08
02-14-2012, 12:48 PM
I'm going to love this thread. I've always wanted to learn more about what to look for.

angel0430
02-14-2012, 12:54 PM
When I go I look for something cheap that I can sell for more and quick...my friend pick up 2 gym bags full of paintball guns, air, balls (there were a total of 4 guns with accessories and hundreds of balls). He paid $25 for both bags and ended up selling all of it for close to $500 in a week using ebay.

andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 01:15 PM
That porcelain bowl is amazing!! And pghin for sure man, we might as well all help each other out across North America :). I will continue to update the original post with any information people donate to this thread

andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 01:19 PM
Updated OP with Sevres pics and some Sterling Silver information I found

duane1969
02-14-2012, 01:29 PM
This site is great for info on authentication of old stuff. I found my info on Sevres bowl there. It is a great source. I have them bookmarked on my Android so I can quickly pull them up and look for info on old glass and porcelain if I am at a sale or auction.

http://www.oldandsold.com/

andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 01:32 PM
Added to OP! :) thanks! this will def come in handy with my iPhone!!

duane1969
02-14-2012, 01:34 PM
I stickied this and modified the title a bit so that anyone who might be interested in the subject can find this thread.

andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 01:36 PM
Awesome thanks! :) I'm going to continue researching on my downtime and add anything significant I can find

andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 06:05 PM
added a link with some easy to find toys with resale value

andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 06:22 PM
updated again, some Books and Antiques information

SingleDaddyof2
02-14-2012, 06:38 PM
Great thread guys! :thumb:

patriotsguy
02-14-2012, 06:38 PM
Is the SCF's version of American Pickers.....Bring on the knowledge as I plan to hit up the huge flea market every weekend starting in the spring.

andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 06:45 PM
Im adding something so far at least once an hour lol, another great "how to find antiques and collectibles" site being posted now

andrewconnors9
02-21-2012, 10:17 AM
Going to put up couple scans, but Saturday I went out looking for other stuff than just the regular cheap sports items, came across an old copy of Treasure Island. Theres no date on the book but definitely from the early 1900s, old woman had it on her table to the side at a flea market, grabbed it for 2$. Theres homework notes on it from Feb 20th, 1930 in pencil on the inside cover. Any book experts? I cant even find a copy online anywhere that resembles the cover of this one.

EDIT: heres pics, if anyone knows anything or needs more info let me know! I have no idea what I have here lol

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/treasureisland-cover.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/treasureisland-inside.jpg

theonedru
02-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Here is a great site for books. It also has an online instant book appraiser where you enter the basic information and it can give you an approx low/high value for most books

the main page
http://pbagalleries.com/

Instant book appraiser
http://pbagalleries.com/bibliobot/?PHPSESSID=e434d6b867bfc4543cbb2de3a6693b39

andrewconnors9
02-21-2012, 03:01 PM
Nice! thats going in the OP :D

andrewconnors9
03-01-2012, 12:38 PM
Updated original post with:

Anything 80's or earlier WWF wrestling. Was told by someone its always worth grabbing this stuff if you see it cheap. Can be turned around quickly for a profit :)

otsegoflake
03-03-2012, 10:14 PM
Here is a great site for books. It also has an online instant book appraiser where you enter the basic information and it can give you an approx low/high value for most books

the main page
http://pbagalleries.com/

Instant book appraiser
http://pbagalleries.com/bibliobot/?PHPSESSID=e434d6b867bfc4543cbb2de3a6693b39
My aunt gave me a crate of books recently. Among them was a first edition of Forrest Gump. The instant appraiser gave a pretty wide range, though. Low of $20; High of almost $700.

andrewconnors9
03-03-2012, 11:13 PM
Wow really? thats awesome!!

I did some running around today, picked up an Atari 400/800 Computer in original box with the Atari 1010 Program Recorder to go with it, both work perfect and have all original packaging :). Even had a game included lol

Got it all for 20$

andrewconnors9
03-16-2012, 04:30 PM
Wow really? thats awesome!!

I did some running around today, picked up an Atari 400/800 Computer in original box with the Atari 1010 Program Recorder to go with it, both work perfect and have all original packaging :). Even had a game included lol

Got it all for 20$


Update, instead of going the ebay route and having to ship it and everything else, where I would have gotten 150 - 200$, I dropped by a local video game store that deal with older stuff with the newer and they offered me 80$ so I took it, didnt want to drag it back home and easy cash offer I had to go with it.

1st successful garage sale buy of the season :party0053:

Need to find more info on my Treasure Island book!

polamalu43favre04
03-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Cool, topic! it's gonna be warm enough this weekend, there should be some sales around here... can't wait!

I'm mainly looking for records and video games but have made good money with Mugs vintage dunkin' donuts travel mugs sell pretty good, also look for fire king (milk glass mugs) mainly the ones with ads on them (even if it's a local store's ad on it) they often sell for $100-200 unless they're common ones, as well as the green (jadite) ones. vintage electronics are great too (calculators, vintage sony stuff sells easily as well)


In Exemple :

a rarer fire king one :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item3cc301c2c3&item=260969710275&nma=true&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&rt=nc&si=7s%252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS%252BtERsThc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

sony discman :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item41631a68c7&item=280835549383&nma=true&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&rt=nc&si=7s%252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS%252BtERsThc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

vintage HP Calc.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item35ba1ea5ea&item=230755837418&nma=true&pt=Calculators&rt=nc&si=7s%252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS%252BtERsThc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


will let you guys know when I get good deals! and looking forward to reading you guys!


edit : oh ya forgot about vintage heye puzzles and Puzz 3-D too

here is one I had paid $1 and I recently sold for quite a good profit
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Napo-Happy-Jumbo-Heye-Puzzle-1984-Germany-750-Pieces-Very-Rare-One-Complete-/220965946171?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item337298c33b

andrewconnors9
03-16-2012, 05:17 PM
Wow thanks for the info! I will update OP with all this information/

The fire king stuff, how do you know its Fire King? Does it say on it somewhere?

polamalu43favre04
03-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Wow thanks for the info! I will update OP with all this information/

The fire king stuff, how do you know its Fire King? Does it say on it somewhere?

yes,

http://www.thethriftshopper.com/sections/magazine/2007/mayimages/fire%20king.jpg

there are some other milk glass companies (Federal, Glasbake etc..) but they don't sell as well as Fire-King, I pick them up anyway when I find some for $1 or less and will sell them in bulk some day.

andrewconnors9
03-17-2012, 10:14 AM
Thanks so much! Updated original post with this extra info and the picture :) thanks buddy!!

polamalu43favre04
03-17-2012, 10:56 AM
No Problem ;)

just found out this morning that the Godfather 1902-1952 Complete Epic 3 VHS Box-Set is very valuable, I would have never picked that up even for $2 haha

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item19ce4396dd&item=110834718429&nma=true&pt=VHS&rt=nc&si=7s%252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS%252BtERsThc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item256d724c24&item=160749997092&nma=true&pt=VHS&rt=nc&si=7s%252B9sPSx4ErZTTlataS%252BtERsThc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

keep an eye open, this is the kind of stuff that you see at garage sales! :)

andrewconnors9
03-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Wow me neither, also added to OP !

polamalu43favre04
03-19-2012, 06:02 PM
#3. TOYS

One website I found that gives a few easy to find toys that can turn small but quick profits (buying at 1 - 3$, selling for 20$+)

http://amanda108.hubpages.com/hub/Reselling-Toys-To-Look-For-At-Yard-Sales


Just found my first Ms.Pac-man plug & play today, thanks for posting that link, I would have probably passed on it before seeing it was selling for 15-20:): it was abit pricey ($4) but still a decent profit

Hopefully I can find a few more this season

andrewconnors9
03-20-2012, 10:49 AM
Nice!! Congrats on that one, any profits a good profit :D

duane1969
03-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Just found my first Ms.Pac-man plug & play today, thanks for posting that link, I would have probably passed on it before seeing it was selling for 15-20:): it was abit pricey ($4) but still a decent profit

Hopefully I can find a few more this season

Oh! I have one of those. Had no idea they were worth anything. I always considered them a cheap knockoff.

Star_Cards
03-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Last year a friend bought a cedar chest for $15 that had 320 cassette tapes. He didn't want them so I snagged them. They were mostly original cassettes and in their boxes with maybe only 20-30 that were copies or not in cases. I listed them on eBay and got $65 plus shipping.

I'm not sure if I'd buy another lot of bulk cassettes, but you never know.

andrewconnors9
03-21-2012, 02:17 PM
Cassettes of the big metal bands usually do ok, (Zeppelin, Metallica, Slayer, etc.), if you find them cheap you can make a few bucks off each one (4 - 5$), so not a bad deal if you can grab them for 0.50$ each

pghin08
03-21-2012, 03:01 PM
Cassettes of the big metal bands usually do ok, (Zeppelin, Metallica, Slayer, etc.), if you find them cheap you can make a few bucks off each one (4 - 5$), so not a bad deal if you can grab them for 0.50$ each

Nice!

andrewconnors9
03-21-2012, 03:52 PM
It's coming though, any weekend now will be the first big bang of the year!

polamalu43favre04
03-23-2012, 05:40 PM
Some Metal & Rap demo tapes sell for good $ ($200-300+) but they're super hard to find..

Found a pretty darn good record yesterday, an original 1st UK pressing on Vertigo of Jade Warrior's Released :

you can see what it's been selling for on eBay here :
http://www.popsike.com/php/quicksearch.php?searchtext=released+jade+warrior

and i've only paid $1!!

I'll enjoy it for a few months before I sell it though :)

oh and i've found another ms. pac-man plug & play haha

andrewconnors9
03-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Where have u been hunting? Thrift stores? Ur hitting jackpots lol

stlcardinalsfan
03-23-2012, 07:37 PM
that book price guide site didnt find any of my books lol

have a couple of really nice old books including a first edition "couples" by john updike,half blood prince harry potter first edition,ect ect ect

i work at a used/new book store. so i always have first dibs on books we get and at 2.50$ for all hardbacks and half price on all soft covers i bring stuff home almost every day lmao.

stlcardinalsfan
03-23-2012, 07:40 PM
also beign a former wwe collector, most hasbro figures arent worth much at all,maybe 1-3$ depending on who they are. the valuable ones are still in boxes ect.

the big rubber ljns are worth more but they have to be in great shape. average are 10$

polamalu43favre04
03-24-2012, 09:27 AM
Where have u been hunting? Thrift stores? Ur hitting jackpots lol

ya thrift stores for now, can't wait for garage sales :party0048:

edit : actually got the record in a record store.. not sure why they were selling a $1k LP for $1.. but i'll take it lol

polamalu43favre04
03-24-2012, 09:40 AM
Something else to look for, vintage Levi's jeans (1971 and prior will usually have a big "E" in LEVI'S on the small red tag)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item53ec05af8c&item=360442081164&nma=true&pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&rt=nc&si=9ICKhnOF3E6krDt3AY44mPn8JXk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item3f14cebcd8&item=270932032728&nma=true&pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&rt=nc&si=9ICKhnOF3E6krDt3AY44mPn8JXk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


this one has patches and stains and still sold well
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item3372d78d90&item=220970061200&nma=true&pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&rt=nc&si=9ICKhnOF3E6krDt3AY44mPn8JXk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

andrewconnors9
03-24-2012, 07:34 PM
Thats funny, I actually saw that today on Storage Wars. Jarrod bought a locker based solely on a garbage of old jeans for like 175$, they were all old Levi's worth a total minimum of 1200$

polamalu43favre04
03-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Thats funny, I actually saw that today on Storage Wars. Jarrod bought a locker based solely on a garbage of old jeans for like 175$, they were all old Levi's worth a total minimum of 1200$

haha yeah I saw that episode too

stlcardinalsfan
03-25-2012, 08:39 PM
there was a pair on antiques road show too they were like 1000-1500, they were all beat up and had holes lmao

polamalu43favre04
03-26-2012, 05:55 PM
there was a pair on antiques road show too they were like 1000-1500, they were all beat up and had holes lmao

really haha, someone brought their old jeans to antiques roadshow lol they must have known they were worth something

andrewconnors9
04-02-2012, 12:13 PM
Found a Ms Pac-Man on Saturday! lol

Its actually the 5-in-1 plug and play. Has other games like Mappy on there as well.

Also grabbed two neat mugs and an old liquor style bottle. Will fire up some pictures of them this evening for you guys to see :)

pghin08
04-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Found a Ms Pac-Man on Saturday! lol

Its actually the 5-in-1 plug and play. Has other games like Mappy on there as well.

Also grabbed two neat mugs and an old liquor style bottle. Will fire up some pictures of them this evening for you guys to see :)

Nice!

andrewconnors9
04-02-2012, 01:33 PM
i love the mugs, I found a similar one thats listed on ebay at 120$ for one of them, im sure overpriced, but the detailing is amazing! The word for the liquor bottle I believe it a Carafe (spain is written on it)

And I think I might have to keep this first Ms Pac Man, its too fun haha, seems like its brand new hardly used.

duane1969
04-02-2012, 01:53 PM
I don't have a pic but I snagged a Jim Beam bottle at a flea market for $3. When I asked how much the guy said he would take $3 and I jumped on it without even looking at it real close. I thought it was porcelain. Turns out it is regal china and is only the 3rd regal china bottle produced by Jim Beam and was made in 1964.

Here is an eBay auction of one just like mine except mine still has the label (bottom front half circle that is empty). http://www.ebay.com/itm/JIM-BEAM-BOTTLE-JAMES-B-BEAM-GENUINE-REGAL-CHINA-L-K-/160521921318

i think that since mine still has the original label it may be worth a bit more than the one being auctioned but at the very least it appears I got a collectible bottle worth $20 for $3.

EDIT: Found another one on eBay, also missing the label. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jim-Beam-Regal-China-barrel-bottle-decanter-green-/200386505630?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ea7f76b9e

andrewconnors9
04-02-2012, 04:07 PM
Those are sweet, I'd keep it as is, heres one thats like mine, exact same thing just a different picture art'ed into it:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BEER-Stein-YELLOW-Ware-Marked-Original-King-8-300-/360324087015?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e4fd3ce7

Got it for 1.50$


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Lord-Nelson-Pottery-Stein-Mug-England-Silent-Night-Comical-/370590243738?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5648e65b9a


also 1.50$

I'll have to get a picture of the other as I dont think I'll be able to find it lol

duane1969
04-02-2012, 08:47 PM
Those are sweet, I'd keep it as is, heres one thats like mine, exact same thing just a different picture art'ed into it:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BEER-Stein-YELLOW-Ware-Marked-Original-King-8-300-/360324087015?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e4fd3ce7

Got it for 1.50$


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Lord-Nelson-Pottery-Stein-Mug-England-Silent-Night-Comical-/370590243738?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5648e65b9a


also 1.50$

I'll have to get a picture of the other as I dont think I'll be able to find it lol

From your listing of the first one I assume you don't know exactly what you have?

I believe that is a King-Werk salt glazed stein. Probably circa the late 1800's or early 1900's since that is the period when salt glazing was most popular. Also older steins tend to depict images from the time period that they were created so the image and architecture on it correlates to the early 1900's or so. Too bad you don't have the lid and thumblift too.

polamalu43favre04
04-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Found a Ms Pac-Man on Saturday! lol

Its actually the 5-in-1 plug and play. Has other games like Mappy on there as well.

Also grabbed two neat mugs and an old liquor style bottle. Will fire up some pictures of them this evening for you guys to see :)

Nice! haha
how much did you pay for it? ya I think they all have 5 games

edit : the Ms Pac Man that is

andrewconnors9
04-05-2012, 10:34 PM
got it for 10$, Ive actually had it hooked up since haha, I might just keep this first one lol

andrewconnors9
04-05-2012, 10:34 PM
From your listing of the first one I assume you don't know exactly what you have?

I believe that is a King-Werk salt glazed stein. Probably circa the late 1800's or early 1900's since that is the period when salt glazing was most popular. Also older steins tend to depict images from the time period that they were created so the image and architecture on it correlates to the early 1900's or so. Too bad you don't have the lid and thumblift too.


I have seen the ones with the lid and thumblift, but I dont think these ones do, theres no place for them even to attach.

Star_Cards
06-25-2012, 03:24 PM
I've had the garage sale bug the last month or so. Started out trying to find unique or simple picture frames that I could repurpose or spray paint instead of paying big money for custom frames. I've picked up a few here and there, but also picked up a G5 Power Mac aluminum case over the weekend for $5. They sell in the $35-$55 range on eBay. Listed it today so we shall see what happens. I also picked up a video game unit with 5-6 atari games on it... PacMan being one. Haven't looked it up yet, but got it for $1. I bought a 135 60s and 70s records from the same guy for $20. Hopefully I can flip those on craigslist. Already have a meeting this weekend with a potential buyer. Hopefully it goes through.

andrewconnors9
06-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Yeah this upcoming weekend is going to be my summer debut :). Hopefully u did good on those records!!

Star_Cards
06-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Good luck. I already found some that I'm going to check out this weekend. The records aren't in super great shape but they're big names.

Star_Cards
07-01-2012, 01:15 AM
hit some more sales this weekend. picked up a ms pacman all in one and seven nintendo 64 games for $3. One of the N64 games (paper mario) sells for $20. The others go for $4-$10 bucks per game.

I also picked up a ton of drafting supplies. A bunch of leads and a paint marker set that sells for $20 or so. My biggest hit were two rapidographs (high end drafting pencils) that I found in the boxes that sell for $35-$50 each. should be able to make a nice flip on the lot.

polamalu43favre04
07-04-2012, 10:49 PM
I've had the garage sale bug the last month or so. Started out trying to find unique or simple picture frames that I could repurpose or spray paint instead of paying big money for custom frames. I've picked up a few here and there, but also picked up a G5 Power Mac aluminum case over the weekend for $5. They sell in the $35-$55 range on eBay. Listed it today so we shall see what happens. I also picked up a video game unit with 5-6 atari games on it... PacMan being one. Haven't looked it up yet, but got it for $1. I bought a 135 60s and 70s records from the same guy for $20. Hopefully I can flip those on craigslist. Already have a meeting this weekend with a potential buyer. Hopefully it goes through.

nice, was there any good records in the lot you bought?

Star_Cards
07-04-2012, 11:27 PM
nice, was there any good records in the lot you bought?

yes. about half were pretty big names. Beatles, Cream, Zepplin, Elvis, Moody Blues, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Clapton, Hendrix, The Dead, The Who, etc. They weren't in very good shape. the previous owners cat used one side of the stack as a scratching post. Had they been in better shape I could have ebayed them for quite a bit more. I ended up flipping them on craigslist for $100. I've been on the look out for more but have yet to find record lots with big names.

andrewconnors9
07-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Star_Cards your whooping us so far lol, Saturday is my day :)

polamalu43favre04
07-05-2012, 04:02 PM
yes. about half were pretty big names. Beatles, Cream, Zepplin, Elvis, Moody Blues, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Clapton, Hendrix, The Dead, The Who, etc. They weren't in very good shape. the previous owners cat used one side of the stack as a scratching post. Had they been in better shape I could have ebayed them for quite a bit more. I ended up flipping them on craigslist for $100. I've been on the look out for more but have yet to find record lots with big names.

oh yah that's pretty good!
big names are easy to sell on craigslist but at the same time..a lot of $1,000+ records are obscure (except for Beatles UK 1st pressings etc..) you just need to be lucky and find one that's really sought after.
also if you find any rare psychedelic rock records I might be interested if I don't already have them.

FlyersFan
07-06-2012, 12:31 AM
Kids are at grandma's tonight and tomorrow night and my wife is off work tomorrow and Saturday, starting early tomorrow morning at 8 am so I hope to have some good things to post tomorrow evening :)

Star_Cards
07-06-2012, 09:06 AM
Star_Cards your whooping us so far lol, Saturday is my day :)

:). I've been hitting them hard the past few weeks. I have my list ready and heading out later today. I"m definitely finding that estate sales are the ones to focus on if you can find them. More unique items since they are usually from older people and a big motivation to sell. I do feel a bit odd rummaging through a person's entire life of possessions, but also feel like I can appreciate the stuff I do pick up, even if I'm reselling some of it.

Star_Cards
07-06-2012, 09:08 AM
oh yah that's pretty good!
big names are easy to sell on craigslist but at the same time..a lot of $1,000+ records are obscure (except for Beatles UK 1st pressings etc..) you just need to be lucky and find one that's really sought after.
also if you find any rare psychedelic rock records I might be interested if I don't already have them.

good advice. THat was the first lot of records that I've ever bought and sold. Definitely on the look out now. The records I've found after that have all be from senior citizens and were typically religious type stuff.

pr0phet
07-08-2012, 11:31 PM
I can really go all in on the video game stuff if necessary. How much information do you want to know?

Star_Cards
07-08-2012, 11:38 PM
complete strike out this weekend. All I found was a Rafael TMNT action figure for 50.

cardbuyer66
08-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Good thread! I went to garage sale searching this morning (completely inspired by reading everyones posts on here!) I got a vintage 1948 Scrabble game for 50 cents (sells on Ebay for $10+) and is in very good condition.

I also found this...I am unsure where to find it, or what it is worth (likely not a lot, but maybe re-sellable)

I gotta get back into the swing of things on the site, I will have to try to post the picture in a minute!

Star_Cards
08-13-2012, 09:02 AM
I've been hitting them pretty hard lately outside of a few weeks where I was on vacation. I went out this weekend and picked up two more plug and play pac-mans for a buck (that seems to be the going garage sale rate), an electric weed eater ($1), a carry on london fog wheelie bag ($1), a swiss army back pack with MP3 player ports ($1), a Teddy Ruxpin (doesn't work) with 6 books and tapes and 4 C batteries ($2.50), 40+ Transformers from 2006-2007 ($10), and a steel tool cabinet on industrial casters ($15). The tool cabinet was from a guy who used to work for allisons transmission and was one of his work tool cabinets. It also has a two drawer steel cabinet on top. I took it off and will sell that one separately.

andrewconnors9
08-15-2012, 06:12 PM
Well snagged a few decent records for next to nothing last weekend :)

There were 10 total including:

Rush (first LP) (in VG condition, sold on ebay for 25$ + ship)
Sammy Davis JR Greatest Hits
Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle
Kenny Rogers (forget what one)
John Denver Windsong
Al Jolson (forget what one)

and few more cant remember off hand, all for a 5$ bill :)

was supposed to be 10$, but I fixed the little girls bike that was there so they chopped it in half lol

Star_Cards
08-16-2012, 12:56 PM
^ nice. I'm hitting an auction tonight and have mu list of garage sales ready for the weekend.

cardbuyer66
08-16-2012, 03:54 PM
There is a local sale this weekend which is advertising as selling a lot of dolls/collectible dolls in a moving sale. Does anyone have any good resources that I should look into if I decide to try to turn some quick $ on the sale? Thanks!

andrewconnors9
08-17-2012, 02:13 PM
I'll do some research now! whoever finds anything post it here and ill add it to the original post

andrewconnors9
08-17-2012, 02:14 PM
http://collectdolls.about.com/library/blgallp.htm

http://dollprice.com/

http://www.vintagedollcollector.com/

These should be a good start!

Wickabee
08-17-2012, 02:17 PM
Weird question here. Does anyone know anything about tufting pictures?

cardbuyer66
08-17-2012, 05:29 PM
Thanks Andrew!

Star_Cards
08-20-2012, 08:38 AM
I've never heard of tufting photos. Seems like it would rip them.

Had a decent weekend. Picked up another Ms Pac Man and a Pac Man plug N play, Playstation (parts), Nintendo (parts but may work) with Galaga and Tetris, Working Super Nintendo with Mario All-Star game, a garage utility sink, 2 gerber utility pocket pliers, and two large canvases for painting.

I also snagged a bunch of things within my neighborhood from garage clean outs for my garage sale I'm having next month.

Wickabee
08-20-2012, 11:53 AM
I've never heard of tufting photos. Seems like it would rip them.


Not photos. They're like paintings, but using a textile technique called tufting. Basically tufts of dyed moose or caribou hair made into a pictures. I'm sitting on 3 of these things and I can't find out anything about them.

andrewconnors9
08-20-2012, 01:45 PM
Wickabee - fire up some pics for us! :)

Wickabee
08-20-2012, 01:53 PM
Here's one of 'em
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad262/wickabee/Collections%20NFT/3%20-%20Other%20Stuff/Unknown.jpg

They don't photograph real well.

andrewconnors9
08-20-2012, 03:01 PM
hmm, is there any name on them anywhere? brand, artist, anything like that?

andrewconnors9
08-20-2012, 03:03 PM
also if you search "tufting" on ebay you will find some :)

andrewconnors9
08-20-2012, 04:08 PM
Think it may be a good idea for here on out to take screen shots or something of ebay listings, or someone save links so we dont lose them after 90 days lol

Wickabee
08-20-2012, 05:05 PM
hmm, is there any name on them anywhere? brand, artist, anything like that?

I've got names on the two of them, neither brings up much of anything on Google. TONS of tufted furniture, rugs, jewelry and clothing, but nothing much on either artist or even tufting as art. I've sent out a couple of emails to different galleries asking for info. There's a fair amount of info on other tufting artists and even how to tuft but, since it's an art form of Inuit and Prairie natives as well as Metis, it's sort of a lost art form. I have found some pictures worth $30 and others worth $4000-$5000. I can't tell what the difference is between the valuable ones and the cheaper ones.

andrewconnors9
08-20-2012, 05:43 PM
make sure you do some good research for sure before you do anything with them cuz you just never know. Keep us updated also with what u find, I will update the OP with any relevant info :)

Wickabee
08-20-2012, 07:39 PM
make sure you do some good research for sure before you do anything with them cuz you just never know. Keep us updated also with what u find, I will update the OP with any relevant info :)
You, sir, are a Prince among gentlemen.

andrewconnors9
09-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Caught an interesting item from a garage sale this weekend, picked up a couple Freddy DVDs I didnt have yet for 2$ each, and on way out to pay spotted a Barbie and Midge vintage lunchbox. Front is in decent condition, all paint still intact, the back paint is about 50 - 60% missing, has some wear around edges and what not, due to it being from 1962.

Checked ebay, one with the thermos still with it sold for 110$dlvd, I figure I could pull 25-30$ + shipping for it, picked it up for 1$ :D

Star_Cards
09-04-2012, 02:35 PM
It was a light weekend for me. I picked up two original nintendo controllers for $1 each and three 7 foot tall storage cabinets/lockers from an estate sale. The lockers are from the 60's I think. They need cleaned up, but not sure if I'll keep or resell.

andrewconnors9
09-04-2012, 03:00 PM
nothing wrong with that! I lost my iPhone a couple weeks ago so managed to pick up a Blackberry Pearl pretty well like new (few years old) for 20$, and got em to throw in a stuffed Toronto Maple Leafs bear (NHL licensed with tags still intact) with it lol

andrewconnors9
09-04-2012, 03:02 PM
OH! And another biggy, I'm going to attend my first storage auction on September 18th pending work, I'm pretty pumped and hopefully it works out!!! 5 different storage locker sites :)

Star_Cards
09-04-2012, 03:18 PM
Yeah, I got the cabinets friday. saturday was a bunch of small sales or some that advertised but didn't set up because of possible rain.

I went to a storage auction about 18 months ago. There were a ton of people because of the TV shows, but things went for decent prices. There was a lot of complete junk though. At the time I wasn't really selling more than just cards on ebay. I've picked up a lot of knowledge of things that sell over the summer. I've thought about hitting one again but you really have to have outlets for a variety of things. I'd recommend going to one and then planning to have a garage sale after you sort it. Unless you have a thrift store it may be hard to sell a lot of the cheap stuff you'll get.


side note, I just sold my Teddy Ruxpin and books for 34.99 after having it listed for 2 hours on ebay. Paid $2.50

Star_Cards
09-06-2012, 11:22 AM
tons of neighborhood sales this weekend in my area!!!

andrewconnors9
09-06-2012, 12:10 PM
Jackpot!!

Wickabee
09-08-2012, 05:09 PM
make sure you do some good research for sure before you do anything with them cuz you just never know. Keep us updated also with what u find, I will update the OP with any relevant info :)

Ok, so after e-mails to multiple art galleries and native art galleries I came up basically empty. One of the insurance companies in town was holding free appraisals, so I took them in. Between the three I have, she said there's about $1000CDN broken down as $200, $200 and $600. She said the market being what it is now though, I'd probably be lucky to get $80-$100 for each the two small ones but I shouldn't have too much trouble getting anywhere from $450-$600 on the big one. She told me she's actually never sold or even seen one that size, and it's very neutral colouring (which apparently is important with native art as strong colours don't always match to room decor).

Also brought in a jewel of my mom's that is apparently more than likely fake (it's been in the family since the 50s so disappointed, but not out of pocket or even really surprised) a whatnot stand (apparently that's the name) that she valued at around $350-$400 and a pocket watch that we couldn't get open, so she couldn't be sure of anything. She did, however, get excited when she noticed "HMAS" embossed in the fob clasp and told me if that means it's a steamship it could be over $2000, but I have to get it open to know for sure. So I'm going to be heading to a watch shop in the next week or two to see what I have. She did have nothing but good things to say about the watch, besides minor damage, but said even that wasn't a huge deal IF it's a $2000 watch.

Sportfreund
09-09-2012, 10:01 PM
Is it just me or do garage sales not happen as much now as in the 90s? I've been on the lockout for one nearby to get some cheap 90s base cards but there aren't many happening.

Star_Cards
09-10-2012, 08:59 AM
They happen all over in Indianapolis. I've gone out every saturday for about 2-3 months except for when I was on vacation.

I grabbed some decent stuff this weekend. Bought a G5 Apple for $35. Should be able to get $150-$200 for it.

Also picked up 5-6 transformers, a 1977 6 million dollar man thermos, 1980 superman II thermos, a sega dreamcast with 8-10 games for $12, and a few other older action figures. It wasn't a big day. There were a ton of neighborhood sales but people just didn't have a ton of good things to sell. Sometimes the neighborhood sales have lots of very small sales since people figure why not try to sell some things and haven't cleaned out like the people who do it on their own.

polamalu43favre04
09-11-2012, 06:12 PM
a sega dreamcast with 8-10 games for $12


Dang.. nice deal there... I'm kind of jealous hehe

Wickabee
09-11-2012, 06:25 PM
Ok, so after e-mails to multiple art galleries and native art galleries I came up basically empty. One of the insurance companies in town was holding free appraisals, so I took them in. Between the three I have, she said there's about $1000CDN broken down as $200, $200 and $600. She said the market being what it is now though, I'd probably be lucky to get $80-$100 for each the two small ones but I shouldn't have too much trouble getting anywhere from $450-$600 on the big one. She told me she's actually never sold or even seen one that size, and it's very neutral colouring (which apparently is important with native art as strong colours don't always match to room decor).

Also brought in a jewel of my mom's that is apparently more than likely fake (it's been in the family since the 50s so disappointed, but not out of pocket or even really surprised) a whatnot stand (apparently that's the name) that she valued at around $350-$400 and a pocket watch that we couldn't get open, so she couldn't be sure of anything. She did, however, get excited when she noticed "HMAS" embossed in the fob clasp and told me if that means it's a steamship it could be over $2000, but I have to get it open to know for sure. So I'm going to be heading to a watch shop in the next week or two to see what I have. She did have nothing but good things to say about the watch, besides minor damage, but said even that wasn't a huge deal IF it's a $2000 watch.

UPDATE:
I got the back off the watch! Here's the info I now have:
CASE:
Made in Canada by American Watch Case Company (A.W.C.Co.)
Model: Empress (which means it's a gold filled)

WATCH:
Model: Admiral
Movement: Swiss
7 Jewels
2 Adjustments
USA. Pat. May.24.1904

It was made by the TACY Watch company, which came to being after a merger between the TAvannes watch company and the CYma watch company. I know it was bought near Vancouver, but I don`t know when. From my research it`s either from between 1910-24 or 1936-42. Either way, it`s the difference between $50 and $200 and I`m probably going to just keep it, since it`s nice I like it.

For garage saling, after the research I`ve done, I`d say this: If it looks old, works and is under $10, buy it. Most are only worth about $50, but profit is profit. There also seems to be a sizable market for old parts watches, but it`s obviously a lower end market. I`ve also learned that if you open the back and see the word Empress, that means the case is gold fill, not Gold. Gold fill is basically plating over brass. There is some gold there, but not much.

There`s some good links, info and a helpful forum for watches and clocks of all sorts here - http://www.nawcc.org/

andrewconnors9
09-17-2012, 12:56 AM
Not a bad Saturday this week, will make a few bucks for sure.

First was a sports cards garage sale, didnt end up buying any cards (a lot of 90s stuff overpriced), but picked up two different blue jays old cups from world series era and a long baseball poster from Eggo with all the jerseys from the 1800s to 90s. That cost me 3$, then he had piles of stacked magazines, pictures, posters, etc. all under the tables so I asked about it all and he said.... FREE. I backed the car in and took the works of everything. Tons of old Becketts, magazines, cereal boxes, posters of early 90s cards sets and more. Not a bad deal for 3$, especially when I found some nice PC stuff like two price guides with Gilmour on front, one of Andreychuk, and two of the same Tim Horton posters (about 8.5 x 23).

This was fine and dandy for the start of the day, next stop I picked up:

Old Cracker Jack tin (same as this one):
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CRACKER-JACK-TIN-11OZ-CAN-ALWAYS-STAYS-FRESH-1990-NEAT-GRAPHICS-/251149531480?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a79adb958

unfortunately im missing the lid, but I like the baseball graphics on it, so its placed upon one of my shelves with other PC stuff. Cost 1$

From this same garage sale I also picked up this very unique designed jewellry box, made of metal, has a small HK stamp on the back, gonna have to do a little research on this. Cost 1$

On way out of this garage sale, I took a quick look through a record/lp box, picked up Pink Floyd - The Wall dual LP, Cost 1$; a little new jersey devils ceramic jersey decoration, cost 0.50$


And last but def not least, last sale of the day on my way home, walked through and spotted TWO ti-83 graphing calculators, so when I asked I was expecting AT LEAST 20$ each for them (if anyone doesnt know these range from 80 - 100$) to buy in store), and she said 5$ each. Second hand on ebay these still sell consistently at 40 - 50$.

Spent a total on Saturday of 16.50$. Calculators alone will bring in about 90$

Not a bad day!

Star_Cards
09-17-2012, 08:53 AM
I had some decent finds but nothing extraordinary. I did run into some baseball cards for the first time this season... well at least more than just a small stack from a few packs. It was an older guy and they were form the early 90's. He had 6-7 albums of 90's upper deck stuff. The album surely had been in some heat (garage or attic or barn) because the pages were all stuck together. I think the albums were sets. He had "make offer" on them. He had 5-6 unopened boxes boxes of 90's UD stuff, all baseball. I wanted those and the album that had the 93 SP set in it. The Jeter looked pretty nice but last I checked only sold for in the $15 range or so. I could tell that he was looking for close to what he had paid for the lot so I didn't even offer. He was a little gruff sounding when I spoke with him so I didn't want to get into a conversation about price since wasn't going to pay more than a few bucks per box and album.

I did pick up a few hundred vintage postcards from the 60's 70's and 80's for $5, a few N64 games, an 80's transformer (jeep) that's pretty worn, some WWF figures, a ton of Disney figures, 6-7 cans of spray paint for $1 and a manual camera lens for $2. I think I spent about $30 in total and have some decent things to sell.

andrewconnors9
09-27-2012, 10:44 AM
Not a bad Saturday this week, will make a few bucks for sure.

First was a sports cards garage sale, didnt end up buying any cards (a lot of 90s stuff overpriced), but picked up two different blue jays old cups from world series era and a long baseball poster from Eggo with all the jerseys from the 1800s to 90s. That cost me 3$, then he had piles of stacked magazines, pictures, posters, etc. all under the tables so I asked about it all and he said.... FREE. I backed the car in and took the works of everything. Tons of old Becketts, magazines, cereal boxes, posters of early 90s cards sets and more. Not a bad deal for 3$, especially when I found some nice PC stuff like two price guides with Gilmour on front, one of Andreychuk, and two of the same Tim Horton posters (about 8.5 x 23).

This was fine and dandy for the start of the day, next stop I picked up:

Old Cracker Jack tin (same as this one):
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CRACKER-JACK-TIN-11OZ-CAN-ALWAYS-STAYS-FRESH-1990-NEAT-GRAPHICS-/251149531480?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a79adb958 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fitm%2FCRACKER-JACK-TIN-11OZ-CAN-ALWAYS-STAYS-FRESH-1990-NEAT-GRAPHICS-%2F251149531480%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem3a79adb958)

unfortunately im missing the lid, but I like the baseball graphics on it, so its placed upon one of my shelves with other PC stuff. Cost 1$

From this same garage sale I also picked up this very unique designed jewellry box, made of metal, has a small HK stamp on the back, gonna have to do a little research on this. Cost 1$

On way out of this garage sale, I took a quick look through a record/lp box, picked up Pink Floyd - The Wall dual LP, Cost 1$; a little new jersey devils ceramic jersey decoration, cost 0.50$


And last but def not least, last sale of the day on my way home, walked through and spotted TWO ti-83 graphing calculators, so when I asked I was expecting AT LEAST 20$ each for them (if anyone doesnt know these range from 80 - 100$) to buy in store), and she said 5$ each. Second hand on ebay these still sell consistently at 40 - 50$.

Spent a total on Saturday of 16.50$. Calculators alone will bring in about 90$

Not a bad day!


Successfully sold one calculator for 60$dlvd can be seen on my eBay completed. On auction someone binned it :). Second one still going with some watchers

Star_Cards
09-28-2012, 03:25 PM
I have so much stuff I've picked up. Garage sale stuff, dumpster diving, freecycle message boards, stuff people put out for trash day. Having our own sale tomorrow. Hopefully we'll move a lot of stuff. I need to make room in my garage before it gets cold so I can park my truck... or fill up with more stuff.

andrewconnors9
09-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Dumpster diving? Now that's dedication lol

Star_Cards
09-28-2012, 04:13 PM
lol. I've only been in a few and they aren't dumpster with garbage in them. More like construction dumpsters.

andrewconnors9
09-28-2012, 04:38 PM
Ah smart, scrap metal is always a win and profit

Star_Cards
10-08-2012, 12:48 AM
just sold my dreamcast and games that I picked up for $12. Got $99.

Definitely winding down for the year. I was able to pick up another pacman plug and play for $1, 4 game boy color games for $25 each, and a gameboy advance SP for 25. No clue who chucks a game boy advance in a quarter box but I'll take it. I think it works, but need to wait for the power cord to come in to make sure. Got one for $3 on ebay.

andrewconnors9
11-02-2012, 04:04 AM
Im gonna go through this thread and update everything to the first thread we should know about, ie. Like Wickabees pictures, and anythign else we came across. Calculators (not just my ti-83) but vintage ones are big collectible items i found out by simply searching ebay. Leave this thread sticky folks and throughout the winter we should add as much as possible to this thread to make that OP one hell of an awesome guide for us all to use for next season

Can I get a MOD to Ok this to stay stickyed?

Wickabee
12-18-2012, 12:29 PM
I sold the smallest tufting picture for $60. Getting offers of $200-$350 on the largest. Size seems to be a major determining factors in the value of these.

Star_Cards
01-28-2013, 09:07 AM
Picked a 1985 Transformers VHS yesterday at a flea market for $6... I bought it for the box for an art project. When I got it home I found $115 stashed inside.

andrewconnors9
01-28-2013, 09:29 AM
really?! nicely done!!!

Star_Cards
02-05-2013, 02:39 PM
found a rather interesting place to pick over the weekend.

Goodwill outlets. We have three around indy. It's pretty crazy. They have a large warehouse that hold these large bins on wheels. About the size of a dining room table. Every two hours they pull all of the bins and bring out new ones. They do this every day of the week. It's all stuff that didn't sell at the regular Goodwill stores within 6 weeks of being placed. It can get pretty crazy as there are people rummaging through the bins once they set them in place. I didn't see any arguments or anything but people can get aggressive. It's completely hit or miss. I went over the weekend a few times and picked up some decent stuff. Old fisher price toys, a sega genesis, an old fishing tackle box and other odds and ends. They sell the stuff by the pound and at the one I was at the main stuff went for 59 per pound and glass was 29 I think.

I also saw a lot of decent stuff that other people had in their carts. It just depends where you pick to start and what's in the bin. Take gloves. lol

ajcorleone
02-05-2013, 02:44 PM
I have 3 goodwill and 2 salvation army stores I hit about once a week.You would be AMAZED what people give to them to be resold.Everyone knows the Earl Weaver gane authentic jersey story and that always keeps me looking.You will never know what you can find



found a rather interesting place to pick over the weekend.

Goodwill outlets. We have three around indy. It's pretty crazy. They have a large warehouse that hold these large bins on wheels. About the size of a dining room table. Every two hours they pull all of the bins and bring out new ones. They do this every day of the week. It's all stuff that didn't sell at the regular Goodwill stores within 6 weeks of being placed. It can get pretty crazy as there are people rummaging through the bins once they set them in place. I didn't see any arguments or anything but people can get aggressive. It's completely hit or miss. I went over the weekend a few times and picked up some decent stuff. Old fisher price toys, a sega genesis, an old fishing tackle box and other odds and ends. They sell the stuff by the pound and at the one I was at the main stuff went for 59 per pound and glass was 29 I think.

I also saw a lot of decent stuff that other people had in their carts. It just depends where you pick to start and what's in the bin. Take gloves. lol

Star_Cards
02-05-2013, 03:29 PM
you should check out a goodwill outlet if you have one around you. it's an interesting experience even if you fail to find anything.

Wickabee
02-09-2013, 11:17 AM
I sold the smallest tufting picture for $60. Getting offers of $200-$350 on the largest. Size seems to be a major determining factors in the value of these.

The medium one sold, still have the big one. It seems only a handful of people are into them, but if it's bigger that 10x10 and it's less than $50, grab it.

Star_Cards
02-11-2013, 10:41 AM
The medium one sold, still have the big one. It seems only a handful of people are into them, but if it's bigger that 10x10 and it's less than $50, grab it.

did you post pictures of these? Not exactly sure what they are.

andrewconnors9
02-11-2013, 11:40 AM
Yeah def post a picture I'd love to see

Wickabee
02-12-2013, 12:32 PM
I had 3 of these, the two smaller ones sold for $60 and $75 (size matters, like I said). This is the biggest of the three:
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad262/wickabee/Collections%20NFT/6%20-%20Other%20Stuff/IMG_20130212_092210_zps6ad1dcaa.jpg

Here's a second picture to show the texture. You'll notice it's a shadowbox setup:
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad262/wickabee/Collections%20NFT/6%20-%20Other%20Stuff/IMG_20130212_092216_zps565b8c79.jpg

It's an old Native art form practiced byt tribes in Northern Canada and the prairies. They take a bunch of moosehair, tie it through whatever they were decorating (usually clothing) leaving the longer ends on the outside and then sculpt the tuft with scissors. It's an all but dead art form that's starting to make a comeback. There aren't many collectors, but some of them have deeeeeeeeeeeep pockets when they see what they want (according to research, anyway) so you just have to find the right buyer. This one is on eBay at $450obo and it's getting decent traffic.

Star_Cards
02-12-2013, 12:51 PM
interesting. I doubt I'll run across any of this medium in my area, but always good to learn about a new item to watch out for.

What did you pay for these?

Wickabee
02-12-2013, 12:59 PM
interesting. I doubt I'll run across any of this medium in my area, but always good to learn about a new item to watch out for.

What did you pay for these?

I inherited them. Actually, my mother in law did, but she hates them, so gave them to me to do with what I please. This is one of those things that, if you come across one, it's probably gone on a bit of a journey. The thing about these is 95% of people don't know what they are and just think they're nice. That other 5% value these pretty highly as there aren't a ton out there, and very few are picking up the art form. Basically, you're right, you'll probably never come across one of these. If you do, however, don't just pass it by as something "nice".

Star_Cards
02-12-2013, 01:19 PM
I go visit my brother in Alaska a lot. I'll have to look for this art form popping up out there when I go to galleries and such.

Wickabee
02-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Just remember, bigger is better and little novelty pieces (bookmarks and such) aren't worth anything.

Star_Cards
02-13-2013, 10:19 AM
I'm not sure if I posted this, but look out for LEGOs... even if they are bulk bricks and stuff. They sell by the pound on ebay for about $8-$10 per pound. Just sold my third lot of them and they sell in days of posting. Two 7 pound lots and one 10 pound lot.

centrehice
02-26-2013, 07:10 PM
I have about 40 different Bionicles to sell. Not put together, no plastic boxes remain.

Does anybody know of a site where I can see them all constructed? There's heaps of money in here, but need to assemble them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Star_Cards
03-11-2013, 01:49 PM
I don't mess with forming sets unless I get them with the instructions. I haven't searched for them online, but would think you'd need the set numbers to find them easily. There are so many pieces. I do buy and sell bionicles, but only if they are super cheap. With the regular legos you would think bionicles would sell almost as well but they just don't. Most of my lots have been put together to some degree. I make money but not a ton. I did just get a 7 pound lot of pieces but have not listed it yet.

I usually only get around $10-$15 for lots with 5-8 figures and some random parts.

Star_Cards
03-18-2013, 11:15 AM
just sold a Nazi SS manual over the weekend. Bought that and Mein Kompf (split with a friend) for $200. Sold mein kompf for $200.00 and the SS manual for $409.00.

Wickabee
03-27-2013, 02:20 PM
just sold a Nazi SS manual over the weekend. Bought that and Mein Kompf (split with a friend) for $200. Sold mein kompf for $200.00 and the SS manual for $409.00.

That Nazi memorabilia gets pricey. I had a buddy in high school who's father collected. His cornerstone was a Nazi pilot helmet with (he had certificates, though I have no idea the credibility) some German remains still stuck in the back. I thought it was suspect, but I couldn't come up with any other substance that should look like that after 50 years. He paid almost a grand for it.

cowboysrgr8
04-20-2013, 02:10 PM
i simply love this thread....my grandfather was a auctioner and i have always loved them, flea markets and garage/yard sales
here is a recent thread that i made from a pickup at the flea market
http://www.sportscardforum.com/threads/1913426-unbelieveable-luck-at-the-local-flea-market

Wickabee
04-22-2013, 01:36 PM
i simply love this thread....my grandfather was a auctioner and i have always loved them, flea markets and garage/yard sales
here is a recent thread that i made from a pickup at the flea market
http://www.sportscardforum.com/threads/1913426-unbelieveable-luck-at-the-local-flea-market

Nice find! I actually might be interested in those Topps hockey cards.

Star_Cards
04-22-2013, 03:41 PM
i simply love this thread....my grandfather was a auctioner and i have always loved them, flea markets and garage/yard sales
here is a recent thread that i made from a pickup at the flea market
http://www.sportscardforum.com/threads/1913426-unbelieveable-luck-at-the-local-flea-market

nice. most cards I run into are way over priced and from the late 80's and early 90's.

Star_Cards
06-17-2013, 12:01 PM
Anyone have any nice finds since garage sale season has ramped up the past few months?

I had a sale on saturday and sold a bunch of stuff I've bought over the year. Still have a ton more to list and sell.

My find of the weekend were 30 beer trays from the 60's and 70's. Got them for 3.66 each and most of them sell between $15 and $25.

thedarkbrown
06-24-2013, 04:45 PM
This wasn't recent, but still a good find... Guy had a mint on card un-punched 1984 GI JOE storm shadow. I asked him how much and he said $1.00. I bought it thinking that it was more than $1 in 1984! I had no idea it was the first run with peach card, and the most valuable of the GI Joes. I sold it for $400!
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w508/jandkstuffstore/Front_zps3eeca40c.jpg

Great thread BTW!!!!

Star_Cards
06-25-2013, 09:44 AM
yikes!! that is a great find. It's so weird that there are people that have no clue. I guess that since I've been buying and selling stuff for about 15 years it's hard for me to think that you wouldn't look something like that up. With ebay and all of the shows where people buy old toys I'd think fewer people would be out there selling stuff like this for $1. very nice pick.

Star_Cards
06-25-2013, 09:46 AM
My pick of the weekend was an HP voltmeter. I picked it up at goodwill outlet. I have no clue what it does but it weights about 20 pounds. A guy picked it up and later dumped it in a bin after testing it. I grabbed it and looked it up. I paid $14 for it and sold it BIN for 119.99. + shipping in two days.

thedarkbrown
06-25-2013, 03:24 PM
My pick of the weekend was an HP voltmeter. I picked it up at goodwill outlet. I have no clue what it does but it weights about 20 pounds. A guy picked it up and later dumped it in a bin after testing it. I grabbed it and looked it up. I paid $14 for it and sold it BIN for 119.99. + shipping in two days.

Nice! Voltmeters are used for testing voltage. There are designated ones (perhaps your HP), then there are DMM or digital multi-meters that test voltage, current, resistance.

I was at a garage sale in NY visiting family, and there was a HP oscilloscope (tests frequency and can do AC/DC voltage - mainly used for circuit boards) on the ground. Had the manual with leather case, and probes. A kid asked his father "what's that thing dad?" and he said "oh, I don't know, some sort of testing equipment". I knew exactly what it was. It was marked $10, so I asked the guy if it works and he said "I don't know". I said, well ok since we can't test it I'll give you $5 for it. He took it. I went to my parents with it, plugged it and it worked great. Took it to the UPS store to have it packaged up, and sold it on ebay for $75.

I even look for this stuff when I'm on vacation 2500 miles from home!

I have a couple more stories that I will share. Garage sales are fun!

ajcorleone
06-25-2013, 03:50 PM
Great find I got a storm and snake eyes opened in a box for $2 earlier this month.Turned them over for $35 for the 2
This wasn't recent, but still a good find... Guy had a mint on card un-punched 1984 GI JOE storm shadow. I asked him how much and he said $1.00. I bought it thinking that it was more than $1 in 1984! I had no idea it was the first run with peach card, and the most valuable of the GI Joes. I sold it for $400!
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w508/jandkstuffstore/Front_zps3eeca40c.jpg

Great thread BTW!!!!

thedarkbrown
06-25-2013, 04:01 PM
We went to a garage sale in a more affluent neighborhood and they had a MXR M-117 vintage flanger pedal for guitar. There wasn't a price on it. I asked her how much and she said I don't know what do you think? I said how about $5, and my wife stepped in and wanted a CD so I said, ok $5 and this CD and the lady said yup! I took it home and opened it to see the year on the pots and it was 1982. I tested and cleaned it and sold it for $150!

Found a BOSS GE-10 vintage equalizer on craigslist and paid $50 for it. I sold that for $185!

I found a TON of rack mounted studio equipment from the 90's at a swap meet in Los Angeles. It had like 7 patch bays, 3 AKAI MB76 units (digital mixer), 2 AKAI PEQ6 units (digital equalizers), 2 pre-amps, and some other gadgets. I paid $50 for all of it. Broken down, each unit cost me $3.33. So far, I've sold all 3 MB76's and 1 of the PEQ6's for a total of $497. I still have 1 PEQ6 (~$75) and everything else (patch bays are about $20 each, X 7), so I did well with that purchase.

Vintage audio stuff, especially early digital stuff sells well.

Star_Cards
06-26-2013, 01:55 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f283/star_cards/Star_Cards%20eBay/sun_tach_transmitter_1.jpg

I picked this up out of a bin at the goodwill outlet last week. just sold it for $35.51. I grabbed it initially because it looked cool and somewhat oldish.

Star_Cards
06-26-2013, 01:59 PM
and last night I went for about an hour and found a bunch of LEGOs. There was another guy pulling them too and got about 75% of them. There was an instruction booklet and most of them were from the same Harry Potter set. I ended up buying the rest from the other picker for $20 and am currently trying to build the set. It's missing some pieces, but will have to hit the lego store to get some pieces. The set sells for about $100 without the box if complete.

centrehice
06-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Vintage audio with heavy magnets and tubes sell like the dickens as well. I paid $1.00 for an old Marantz 1971 Heavy Tube Power Amp.

I sold it in 1998 for $275.00 Canadian, I wished I still had it, it's worth more than double that. At least with older stereo gear, it's all about finding the buyer. With the advent of the internet, buyers are easily found.

Always keep your eyes peeled at garage sales for old Fishing Lures, and Fish Hooks. Some of the 50's and 60's plugs with gang-hooks are upwards of $100.00 each, and people are selling boxes of them for $2.00.

thedarkbrown
06-27-2013, 05:46 AM
Vintage audio with heavy magnets and tubes sell like the dickens as well. I paid $1.00 for an old Marantz 1971 Heavy Tube Power Amp.

I sold it in 1998 for $275.00 Canadian, I wished I still had it, it's worth more than double that. At least with older stereo gear, it's all about finding the buyer. With the advent of the internet, buyers are easily found.

Always keep your eyes peeled at garage sales for old Fishing Lures, and Fish Hooks. Some of the 50's and 60's plugs with gang-hooks are upwards of $100.00 each, and people are selling boxes of them for $2.00.

Yes, I agree about the audio stuff and the fishing stuff!

Also look for old magazines. Not necessarily for the magazine itself, but for the ads in them! We found a ton of 60's Outdoor Life magazines at an estate sale in Brentwood, CA and people pay good $ just for a 1 page vintage ad.

ajcorleone
06-27-2013, 07:06 AM
Old ads sell big time especially if fully intact.I had a stack of Life form the 50'swith some old soap ads with George burns and they sold for abour $45

centrehice
06-27-2013, 01:23 PM
In 1999, the Vintage advertisement from the 50's was paying huge dough on eBay, near $100.00 for this advert:

"Nine out of Ten Doctors, prefer Camels"



I have no idea what people would pay now for the same thing.

ajcorleone
06-27-2013, 04:59 PM
The state of economy has slowed Ebay a bit but things still sell.I am getting more on the ball.Craigs list has been great for old ads suprising alot of people my way collecting and paying goo d money for paper advertisements
In 1999, the Vintage advertisement from the 50's was paying huge dough on eBay, near $100.00 for this advert:

"Nine out of Ten Doctors, prefer Camels"



I have no idea what people would pay now for the same thing.

Star_Cards
07-16-2013, 11:11 AM
I recently picked up 33 vintage beer trays. All were metal, but two. Most are for Pabst. I paid $110 for them. sold a lot of three yesterday for $61.00.

at the same sale I bought about 100 graphic novels call Doc Savage. They have cool illustrated covers but no images inside. I bought those for $25. Sold them in three lots for $91.00, $23.00, and $15.

andrewconnors9
07-20-2013, 02:45 AM
guys im so glad this thread is still running strong, im sorry of my hiatus, alot going on. Today was the first actual day i got to hit the garage sales, and actually did awesome!

Garage Sale (worth talking about) #1:

-1981 Ms PacMan Tabletop Electronic game (paid 20$ - valued anywhere from 80 - 150$)
-1983 Pacman Tabletop Electronic Game (paid 20$ - Valued 60 - 80$)

#2:

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Ceramic Car Salt and Pepper Shakers (paid 5$ - valued 35-40$)


not a bad start for a late start lol

ajcorleone
07-24-2013, 01:16 PM
I picked up a complete NES system for $10 and sold it for $50 on Ebay.Old game systems keep their value it some way

stlcardinalsfan
07-24-2013, 04:25 PM
I picked up a complete NES system for $10 and sold it for $50 on Ebay.Old game systems keep their value it some way



im on a garagesale forum and someone picked up an atari 2600 + 5 games for 5 bucks.......i would have killed for that price lol

Star_Cards
07-24-2013, 05:55 PM
I do very well with consoles. I usually find at least one at the goodwill outlet every time I go.

thedarkbrown
08-04-2013, 05:45 PM
I just picked up a TON of Star Wars figures and vehicles, most MOC for $250. So far I counted 149 pieces, not including the loose vintage figures in the Darth Vader case. If you figure 5 bucks for each piece (low estimate, all single figures are $5-$10) that's $750. However, there are a lot of multi-figure sets, limited editions, exclusives, and vehicles that sell for 20-40. 1 figure, Darth Revan is 40-60 on ebay an $100 on Amazon.

This was a good haul :)

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w508/jandkstuffstore/Star%20Wars%20Figures/StarWarsFigures_zps8d21689e.jpg

ajcorleone
08-06-2013, 08:28 PM
You will make triple that star wars is always hot even the newer stuff
I just picked up a TON of Star Wars figures and vehicles, most MOC for $250. So far I counted 149 pieces, not including the loose vintage figures in the Darth Vader case. If you figure 5 bucks for each piece (low estimate, all single figures are $5-$10) that's $750. However, there are a lot of multi-figure sets, limited editions, exclusives, and vehicles that sell for 20-40. 1 figure, Darth Revan is 40-60 on ebay an $100 on Amazon.

This was a good haul :)

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w508/jandkstuffstore/Star%20Wars%20Figures/StarWarsFigures_zps8d21689e.jpg

ajcorleone
08-06-2013, 08:29 PM
I hit my local goodwill and salvation army's twice a week.Always find a gem
I do very well with consoles. I usually find at least one at the goodwill outlet every time I go.

centrehice
08-06-2013, 08:37 PM
That's a nice Star Wars haul. Should net some reasonable profit.

rtsjr
08-06-2013, 09:19 PM
I hit my local goodwill and salvation army's twice a week.Always find a gem

agree always hit my local salvation army every wed, half off have got a lot of great deals there

Star_Cards
08-07-2013, 11:45 AM
I hit my local goodwill and salvation army's twice a week.Always find a gem

see if you have any goodwill outlets in your area. I can spend hours there. every hour the do a rotation of some bins (usually the clothes bins) and bring out new items. every two hours they clear the whole room and bring in new bins. I've found some pretty nice stuff there. It's usually stuff that I have to educate myself about once I've picked it up and before I buy it. I find lots of items that resell for $10 and you're paying about $1 or less depending on the weight. I also find quite a few items I've sold for $50-$100.

ajcorleone
08-07-2013, 12:19 PM
I always get a ton of sports jerseys which resell well.I eve came accross a Mitchell and ness bo jackson royals jersey which I have held on too but might sell soon.Picked it up for $5 and it is sweet
see if you have any goodwill outlets in your area. I can spend hours there. every hour the do a rotation of some bins (usually the clothes bins) and bring out new items. every two hours they clear the whole room and bring in new bins. I've found some pretty nice stuff there. It's usually stuff that I have to educate myself about once I've picked it up and before I buy it. I find lots of items that resell for $10 and you're paying about $1 or less depending on the weight. I also find quite a few items I've sold for $50-$100.

Star_Cards
08-07-2013, 12:43 PM
I picked up a vintage stereo receiver last weekend at the goodwill outlet. Paid $10 for it. It's a Fisher brand receiver. I listed it at lunch today and it sold within 5 minutes. I listed it at the high end of the completed prices. Got $164.99 for it. If anyone is out pickin' keep an eye out for that brand of stereo equipment. I'd never heard of it before a week ago, but it's high end stuff apparently. I also picked up a Fisher 8-track/cassette recorder that's a bit rough that I hope to get at least $100 for. It's missing knobs and the case is damaged in a few spots. All of the others sold in the $250.00 range but in much nicer shape.

ajcorleone
08-07-2013, 01:49 PM
I am no expert but i do know Fisher sells well and they turn up all the time.They are an old company but their product must stand the test of time.
I picked up a vintage stereo receiver last weekend at the goodwill outlet. Paid $10 for it. It's a Fisher brand receiver. I listed it at lunch today and it sold within 5 minutes. I listed it at the high end of the completed prices. Got $164.99 for it. If anyone is out pickin' keep an eye out for that brand of stereo equipment. I'd never heard of it before a week ago, but it's high end stuff apparently. I also picked up a Fisher 8-track/cassette recorder that's a bit rough that I hope to get at least $100 for. It's missing knobs and the case is damaged in a few spots. All of the others sold in the $250.00 range but in much nicer shape.

centrehice
08-07-2013, 03:56 PM
Our local Salvos store closed last year. I got $250.00 worth of Pyrex - 2 sets for $10.00 each. I have not sold either yet, as I use both, and I'm a child of the 50's and 60's and the Pyrex of today is simply not as cool or as practical as the old stuff of the 60's.

Next year I may sell these sets, then find some more and sell them. Even if purchased one piece at a time, there is valuable re-sale profit in all older Pyrex.

Star_Cards
08-08-2013, 10:55 AM
I don't run into much pyrex but that may be because it's not on my radar as much as others. I did pick up a pyrex bowl at the goodwill outlet. Plan to sell it in my garage sale.

Star_Cards
08-09-2013, 11:39 AM
I just bought a 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Torch at an estate sale. My friend and I split the cost. I'll keep you posted as to when we sell it.

Wickabee
08-09-2013, 02:25 PM
I am no expert but i do know Fisher sells well and they turn up all the time.They are an old company but their product must stand the test of time.

I grew up with Fisher components in my stereo system.

ajcorleone
08-09-2013, 05:11 PM
How can you tell the age of Pyrex?? I have some laying around I bought in other lots.
Our local Salvos store closed last year. I got $250.00 worth of Pyrex - 2 sets for $10.00 each. I have not sold either yet, as I use both, and I'm a child of the 50's and 60's and the Pyrex of today is simply not as cool or as practical as the old stuff of the 60's.

Next year I may sell these sets, then find some more and sell them. Even if purchased one piece at a time, there is valuable re-sale profit in all older Pyrex.

FlyersFan
08-13-2013, 08:14 PM
I am watching a show on PBS right now called "A Flea Market Documentary"........LOL. Sorry just made me think of this thread.

cowboysrgr8
08-16-2013, 06:21 PM
ive been making a killing this year on video games
a lot of game boy games and sega dreamcast games
im surprised how much pokemon games go for
here is what I picked up on 17 august at the local flea market
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/CIMG0592_zps3523f5c1.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/CIMG0592_zps3523f5c1.jpg.html)

all video games and systems work
the Nintendo 64 games include 4 Mario karts, 3 Mario worlds, 3 007 golden eye, and a bunch of wrestling games...I picked all of this stuff up for 60 dollars

ive been doing a lot of auctions as well...there area a few down near our base that I go to weekly
I picked up 3 tables of cards for 35 dollars, had to be atleast 40,000 cards and about 3000 of the 9 page holders. here is one of the cards that I pulled out of the lot
way to many cards to even go through...plan on putting the rest into storage and go through them when I open my store when I retire in less than 3 years
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/003_zpsd2ffdd16.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/003_zpsd2ffdd16.jpg.html)

Star_Cards
08-19-2013, 11:10 AM
I sell console very well and find quite a few of them at the goodwill outlet. most are fairly light so I'm not paying much for them and most of them work. Plus you can buy most of the power cords fairly cheap on ebay. I've had xboxes, snes, nes, game cubes, ps1 and ps2 and they all have varying markets. My experience with them at garage sales is that you'll run into a lot of people that know the market and are priced accordingly, but you'll eventually run into someone who doesn't and just wants them gone. Those are the people I like. :)

I had a garage sale of my own this weekend. It was a long day but I cleared out a lot of stuff and made some good money. Had lots of traffic just from craigslist ads and well placed signs. made some room in my garage to restock for the next one.

Star_Cards
08-21-2013, 02:59 PM
sold an Otis Spunkmeyer convection oven for $129.99 + $30 shipping. Picked it up at a garage sale for $18.

ajcorleone
09-01-2013, 01:57 PM
Craigslist is a great way to move stuff.I wish they had the traffic like Ebay because you can't beat the price.

cowboysrgr8
09-01-2013, 02:46 PM
Craigslist is a great way to move stuff.I wish they had the traffic like Ebay because you can't beat the price.

to be honest that is how ive been making a lot of extra money....I post on there that im looking for stuff like video games and people sell me everything cheap...then I just put everything on ebay

ajcorleone
09-04-2013, 02:16 PM
I do the same but over the years with all these tv show people are catching on.I advertise on Craiglist also but in PA my traffic is slowing down
to be honest that is how ive been making a lot of extra money....I post on there that im looking for stuff like video games and people sell me everything cheap...then I just put everything on ebay

Star_Cards
09-10-2013, 12:55 PM
when you guys post wants on craigslist do you list specific items and prices you pay or do you just post blanket buy posts that you are looking for a specific genre of item?

ajcorleone
09-11-2013, 12:17 PM
I post what I am looking for and then establish contact so i can see the item then price it.I have run into dillusional people who think they have gold and it is junk.

Star_Cards
09-13-2013, 02:06 PM
that's always been my reason for not posting buy adds on craigslist.

ajcorleone
09-13-2013, 05:21 PM
It has been a good system for me for 3 years but to each his own.I dont want to waste my time or theirs.
that's always been my reason for not posting buy adds on craigslist.

ajcorleone
09-17-2013, 01:34 PM
On my way to my tuesday good will run I ran into an unusual tuesday yard sale.I picked up a box of cards for $2.In it I got 2 set of barons with michael jordan,92 griffey jr 3 card gold set anf frank thomas.A jamal mashburn upper deck card auto and glenn big dog robinson upper deck card auto a one on one hockey auto andrw ebbett/wayne simmonds.1986 sealed donruss rookies set,2 1993 classic gold basketball sets sealed and some misc football cads but they all seem to have a tape smear on them .All in all I am sure this was a steal at $2.Itis all common stuff but still very moveable

andrewconnors9
09-17-2013, 01:50 PM
love finding boxes of random cards to buy cheaply and go through lol, well done!!

ajcorleone
09-17-2013, 02:00 PM
Thanks it is always worth a chance for $5 and under
love finding boxes of random cards to buy cheaply and go through lol, well done!!

andrewconnors9
09-17-2013, 03:50 PM
i chance bigger than that usually lol, last year I cleaned house for hockey cards. Bought a lot at a garage sale for 25$, there was about around 10 autos in it, 50+ game jerseys, over 100 young guns, over 200 inserts, then a pile of other random RCs (black diamond, opc, etc.). Made approx 400-450$ on a 25$ investment lol, well worth it :D

Star_Cards
09-17-2013, 03:52 PM
My history with finding cards at garage sales is that of people thinking they are super valuable since they are 20 years old. It's usually all 90's over produced junk.

ajcorleone
09-17-2013, 04:08 PM
I am sitting on about 40 to 50 totes 35 gallon of 90's overproduced I obtained from an auction for $10.Nobody wanted it but for $10 I went through it all and so far made about $100.Now I do have to store all of them but I have been making nice lots on ebay and craigs list and running flea market tables to keep it clearing.Like Forest Gumps said you never know what your going to get.
My history with finding cards at garage sales is that of people thinking they are super valuable since they are 20 years old. It's usually all 90's over produced junk.

centrehice
09-17-2013, 09:14 PM
I live in Oregon in the Willamette Valley. There is an easier chance of finding Elvis or the Hope Diamond at a garage sale here, than it is to find Hockey cards.

stlcardinalsfan
09-18-2013, 03:13 AM
s/e missouri is horrible for cards. everyone has a set of 90 topps or 91 fleer they think is worth 30 bucks because it has barry bonds or mark mcgwire in it.

Star_Cards
09-18-2013, 11:41 AM
I am sitting on about 40 to 50 totes 35 gallon of 90's overproduced I obtained from an auction for $10.Nobody wanted it but for $10 I went through it all and so far made about $100.Now I do have to store all of them but I have been making nice lots on ebay and craigs list and running flea market tables to keep it clearing.Like Forest Gumps said you never know what your going to get.

you can definitely more bulk commons. I did that for about 10 years. Although I had a company that bought them all. When I was doing that I'd take anything I could get. Lately I find it way more fun picking none card items for the most part. I still move base at my garage sales, but it's hit or miss. It seems like I either sell everything I've packaged up or I sell nothing at all.

cowboysrgr8
09-18-2013, 07:54 PM
when you guys post wants on craigslist do you list specific items and prices you pay or do you just post blanket buy posts that you are looking for a specific genre of item?

I just post that im looking to buy
don't post any prices...I normally get about 5-10 emails or texts a week about systems
this month alone I have bought about 15 different systems and about 200 games

ajcorleone
09-20-2013, 07:07 AM
It is exciting picking thru a mixed box.Always find something worth while
you can definitely more bulk commons. I did that for about 10 years. Although I had a company that bought them all. When I was doing that I'd take anything I could get. Lately I find it way more fun picking none card items for the most part. I still move base at my garage sales, but it's hit or miss. It seems like I either sell everything I've packaged up or I sell nothing at all.

andrewconnors9
09-23-2013, 05:44 PM
blah went out this saturday past, worst day EVER, never bought a SINGLE thing, nothing worth buying

Star_Cards
09-24-2013, 09:42 AM
was slim pickins for me last weekend as well. Although due to other plans I wasn't out as long as normal.

ajcorleone
09-24-2013, 11:29 AM
Fall yard sales seem to be a better grab for me.I guess folks want to clear stuff out more before winter than spring and summer

andrewconnors9
09-24-2013, 11:50 AM
yeah gonna have one more run this weekend, probably the last one

cowboysrgr8
09-26-2013, 07:15 PM
I was able to pickup 2 more snes systems and about 20 games and 3 n64 systems with over 50 games for less than 100
I have been making a killing on this stuff this year...

ajcorleone
09-26-2013, 07:21 PM
You must live in a gold mine I am super jealous.Is all this done thru craigslist or you catching yard sales and fleas?
I was able to pickup 2 more snes systems and about 20 games and 3 n64 systems with over 50 games for less than 100
I have been making a killing on this stuff this year...

Star_Cards
09-27-2013, 12:55 PM
I was able to pickup 2 more snes systems and about 20 games and 3 n64 systems with over 50 games for less than 100
I have been making a killing on this stuff this year...

that's a nice buy. I got lucky and found a garage sale that had a slim PS2 with about 20 games, SNES with the box and a mario paint drawing pad and 10-15 games, and an original NES with about 15 games all for $60... and probably could have gotten it cheaper by judging his reaction to my offer. just sold the SNES system with 6 games for $159.99.

However, this was a rare find for the amount of sales I've been to. Although I do find a decent amount of consoles around.

TitansFan
10-10-2013, 01:24 PM
I'm gonna have to get into this!

ajcorleone
10-10-2013, 06:42 PM
Yes I know cards are usually a pit but I haggled with a guy today at a flea for this stack of 1978 topps psa 8.I could not get him below $10 but still a HUGE win

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090165_zpse30d9a7a.jpg?t=1381444672
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090164_zps6d5c2599.jpg?t=1381444663
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090163_zpsf0dfacca.jpg?t=1381444649
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090160_zps9e5b13e2.jpg?t=1381444640
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090162_zps428f4253.jpg?t=1381444680

ajcorleone
10-10-2013, 06:43 PM
The others
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090157_zps0d1da046.jpg?t=1381444616
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090159_zps6926932b.jpg?t=1381444607
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090161_zps518df311.jpg?t=1381444630
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1090158_zpsd5e291a5.jpg?t=1381444602

FlyersFan
10-11-2013, 10:00 PM
Dude you got an awesome deal for $10.

cowboysrgr8
10-14-2013, 04:02 PM
another great weekend for me at the flea market
went on Saturday and picked these things up first
I only spent 45 for these items
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0773_zps762b4262.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0773_zps762b4262.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0774_zps06ca2f72.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0774_zps06ca2f72.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0780_zps3aec6458.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0780_zps3aec6458.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0776_zpscf059d40.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0776_zpscf059d40.jpg.html)
on my way out I saw some old lady who had this and only wanted a dollar for it
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0782_zps4c3800e9.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0782_zps4c3800e9.jpg.html)
on my way home I stopped at a garage sale and picked this stuff up for 4 dollars
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0777_zpsd68c77cf.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0777_zpsd68c77cf.jpg.html)
I thought I was doing great then I stopped at a small thrift store..i went in and asked the lady if she had anything older for video games and she went in the back and brought out a box of Nintendo stuff...I asked her how much and she only wanted 25 for it....here is what was in it
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0778_zps289730b3.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0778_zps289730b3.jpg.html)
so of course I was happy

I woke up on sunday trying to figure out if I should go back and so I decided I would....glad I did
first table had all of this stuff for 50 dollars
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0785_zps3df96137.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0785_zps3df96137.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0783_zps21375ae5.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0783_zps21375ae5.jpg.html)

oh i also found this for 40 dollars...it has the books, posters and everything original in it
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0781_zpsdcb9133a.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0781_zpsdcb9133a.jpg.html)

by far one of my better weeks of Nintendo hunting

ajcorleone
10-14-2013, 07:43 PM
You are on an unbelievable tear

ajcorleone
10-14-2013, 07:44 PM
I tired for $5 but he was firm on $10 I should be able to flip them easy.
Dude you got an awesome deal for $10.

cowboysrgr8
10-14-2013, 07:59 PM
You are on an unbelievable tear

thank you...I now have about 10-15 different people who set up at the flea market who are looking for things for me now...
next weekend there is supposed to be a massive car show and more people setting up...I cant wait, going to have some fun once again

ajcorleone
10-15-2013, 05:13 PM
Where ever you live you struck gold.I am out every weekend at fleas and twice a week a thrift stores and I never get hits like that.Congrats and keep it flowing
thank you...I now have about 10-15 different people who set up at the flea market who are looking for things for me now...
next weekend there is supposed to be a massive car show and more people setting up...I cant wait, going to have some fun once again

cowboysrgr8
10-21-2013, 06:31 PM
anyone else having any luck...this is this weeks pickups
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0786_zps9abddc3f.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0786_zps9abddc3f.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0787_zps05b61528.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0787_zps05b61528.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0791_zps3349c394.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0791_zps3349c394.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0792_zps45b6d6a9.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0792_zps45b6d6a9.jpg.html)

and these...I finally found the power glove for 5 dollars and on my way home I went to the goodwill and picked up the power pad for 5 as well
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0793_zpsc7051cb3.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0793_zpsc7051cb3.jpg.html)

rchurchward
10-21-2013, 10:47 PM
Found this at a local Half Price Books...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/IMG_0651_zpsf5ce6c0c.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/c4bfa69a-d9e4-4701-bab2-ae10a4541837_zps80e04a3f.jpg

cowboysrgr8
10-22-2013, 05:09 AM
Now that is cool

ajcorleone
10-22-2013, 01:45 PM
Nice find
Found this at a local Half Price Books...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/IMG_0651_zpsf5ce6c0c.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/c4bfa69a-d9e4-4701-bab2-ae10a4541837_zps80e04a3f.jpg

cowboysrgr8
10-27-2013, 12:16 PM
some more pickups from the flea market, craigslist and goodwill
spent about 150 for everything
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0803_zps7659ada4.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0803_zps7659ada4.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0798_zpsdef4a0c3.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0798_zpsdef4a0c3.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0801_zps4d2cb287.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0801_zps4d2cb287.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0799_zps05665683.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0799_zps05665683.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0802_zps8ebdaa68.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0802_zps8ebdaa68.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0800_zps604d6532.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0800_zps604d6532.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0796_zpsf61fcd0d.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG0796_zpsf61fcd0d.jpg.html)

hope you enjoy

ajcorleone
11-07-2013, 05:38 PM
I got a box of wallets for $5 ay a garage sale and I discovered 2 of each of Louis Vouttuon.What is the chances they are the real deal??? I might of hit a Storage Wars find here

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/P1090254_zpsd21f2a0d.jpg?t=1383863770
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/P1090252_zpsec78a3b2.jpg?t=1383863764
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/P1090250_zpsecde872e.jpg?t=1383863756
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/P1090251_zpsbf9637ed.jpg?t=1383863760

Star_Cards
11-07-2013, 07:21 PM
I found a LV women's wallet at the goodwill outlet. It's in a box and has a tissue paper wrapper but have no clue if its real. I tried figuring out a good place to find out but couldn't really find any place.

andrewconnors9
11-07-2013, 10:39 PM
cowboy - any chance u have a smash bros u could sell me cheaaply? :)

cowboysrgr8
11-08-2013, 06:20 AM
for what system?

ajcorleone
11-08-2013, 06:30 AM
Well I let Ebay do the talking for 2 of them $95 later I am in static.
I found a LV women's wallet at the goodwill outlet. It's in a box and has a tissue paper wrapper but have no clue if its real. I tried figuring out a good place to find out but couldn't really find any place.

andrewconnors9
11-08-2013, 01:45 PM
oh sorry, n64 :)

cowboysrgr8
11-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Well I let Ebay do the talking for 2 of them $95 later I am in static.


nice!!!!!!

cowboysrgr8
11-08-2013, 02:59 PM
oh sorry, n64 :)

I only have 2
one that is in its box still and the one my son uses

ill keep my eye open for you this weekend and hopefully I will be able to find one for you

andrewconnors9
11-08-2013, 03:12 PM
yeah man let me know, love to have one

ajcorleone
11-25-2013, 06:02 PM
SHockingly this is a good time of season for thrift stores.I have major success this time of year.Hitting the stores this week and hoping for some finds

andrewconnors9
11-25-2013, 06:11 PM
yeah? ill have to do the same over next few evenings then for sure!

ajcorleone
12-17-2013, 07:25 PM
ANybody having any luck?? I have been nickle and diming it with 80's toys but no home runs lately.

andrewconnors9
12-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Ahhh local flea market, grabbed two signed Ovechkin McFarlanes for 30$ each for total of 60$, had approx a 160$ return on them :)

ajcorleone
12-18-2013, 12:08 PM
Nice find
Ahhh local flea market, grabbed two signed Ovechkin McFarlanes for 30$ each for total of 60$, had approx a 160$ return on them :)

Star_Cards
12-18-2013, 01:09 PM
I'm still picking lots of stuff up at estate sales and at the goodwill outlet. stereo components vintage or newer pioneer stuff, toys (legos, action figures), and other random stuff.

I picked up some older Hamms beer signs. Got them both for $75. Sold the smaller metal light one for $140 and have yet to list the other one. It's a monster. It weighs 30+ LBs. It's a scene-o-rama sign. It has some issue but I'm expecting to get about $350 or more for it. parts signs go for $250 all day and pristine ones have gone for upwards of $650 or so.

andrewconnors9
12-18-2013, 01:21 PM
wow nicely done!!!

cowboysrgr8
12-18-2013, 07:28 PM
to be honest I have had a lot of luck down here...ive been profiting about 900-1100 a month off of garage sales, flea markets, craigslist finds

the last big pickup was a huge box of Nintendo stuff I paid 50 for
4 systems. 2 snes 1 nes 1 n64
a total of 120 games with most of them Mario, Zelda stuff
I haven't taken no pictures lately but I will after the xmas season

ajcorleone
12-22-2013, 06:53 PM
Too cold in PA for garage sales and fleas this time of year I have to keep busy with thrift stores and Craiglist curb alerts
to be honest I have had a lot of luck down here...ive been profiting about 900-1100 a month off of garage sales, flea markets, craigslist finds

the last big pickup was a huge box of Nintendo stuff I paid 50 for
4 systems. 2 snes 1 nes 1 n64
a total of 120 games with most of them Mario, Zelda stuff
I haven't taken no pictures lately but I will after the xmas season

cowboysrgr8
01-03-2014, 07:12 AM
anyone have any luck in 2014 yet?
im up in ohio and made a few purchases while up here...ill be heading back to ga and hoping to get some pictures on here soon...
one unbelievable pickup for me from craigslist as well

ajcorleone
01-06-2014, 05:50 PM
I picked up somebodies card collection on Craiglist a box of about 300 for like $20.Found a 79 Rickey Henderson RC nice shape spun it for $50 so the rest is gravy.

andrewconnors9
01-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Cant find a g-sale in Alberta during winter when its -25 or colder almost every day lol. Cant wait for spring to hit though :)

Cowboy, let me know on that smash, cant wait to smash my controllers to it :D

adcgjh
01-07-2014, 10:32 AM
I picked up somebodies card collection on Craiglist a box of about 300 for like $20.Found a 79 Rickey Henderson RC nice shape spun it for $50 so the rest is gravy.

Just curious...Did you look through the box to insure there was quality cards before buying?

ajcorleone
01-07-2014, 08:05 PM
THere was 4 autos and 6 GU so right there I knew i could make $20 easy.I usually go thru a small box but when I buy in bulk I usually make an offer and go thru it later.I do Ebay,Craigs List and a few fleas so I try and turn them around.But I am sitting on a couple of thousand that are hard to get rid of
Just curious...Did you look through the box to insure there was quality cards before buying?

Star_Cards
01-08-2014, 10:48 AM
Not too many estate sales here in Indy the last month. I'm spending most of my time at the Goodwill Outlet. Every time I go I find stuff to flip. My better finds as of late...

A miniature vintage sewing machine with box and instructions. Sells for about $100-$125. Maybe paid $3.

Plastic Boba Fett talking helmet. Sells for about $25-$30. maybe paid $2 or so.

Jawbone blue tooth headset. sold for $39.99. maybe paid a $1

Goodwill is great for finding stuff with huge margins. Even on days where I don't pick up much at all I'm still finding 2-3 really nice flips.


In November I hit a flippers shop who was closing his daily store. I picked up a huge power rangers collection and a G.I. Raider with the box in the group. I got both for $100 plus a bunch of other things tossed in. I guessed that I had about $80 or so into both. Sold the PR lot for $170 and the GI Joe vehicle for $60.

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ajcorleone
01-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Very nice Goodwill is still great for old toys
Not too many estate sales here in Indy the last month. I'm spending most of my time at the Goodwill Outlet. Every time I go I find stuff to flip. My better finds as of late...

A miniature vintage sewing machine with box and instructions. Sells for about $100-$125. Maybe paid $3.

Plastic Boba Fett talking helmet. Sells for about $25-$30. maybe paid $2 or so.

Jawbone blue tooth headset. sold for $39.99. maybe paid a $1

Goodwill is great for finding stuff with huge margins. Even on days where I don't pick up much at all I'm still finding 2-3 really nice flips.


In November I hit a flippers shop who was closing his daily store. I picked up a huge power rangers collection and a G.I. Raider with the box in the group. I got both for $100 plus a bunch of other things tossed in. I guessed that I had about $80 or so into both. Sold the PR lot for $170 and the GI Joe vehicle for $60.

78696

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Star_Cards
01-24-2014, 09:09 AM
Was at the Goodwill Outlet last weekend. I picked up a fully loaded $25 Best Buy Gift card that was stashed in a box of motorcycle info cards and a Keurig. The Keurig is missing a lid to the water tank and I think a piece inside where the coffee is dispensed. A guy grabbed it initially and then took it to another bin and removed everything from the box and took the lid and maybe another piece. I hovered around until he left and snagged it. It works great, just needs a good cleaning.

ajcorleone
01-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Nice find
Was at the Goodwill Outlet last weekend. I picked up a fully loaded $25 Best Buy Gift card that was stashed in a box of motorcycle info cards and a Keurig. The Keurig is missing a lid to the water tank and I think a piece inside where the coffee is dispensed. A guy grabbed it initially and then took it to another bin and removed everything from the box and took the lid and maybe another piece. I hovered around until he left and snagged it. It works great, just needs a good cleaning.

Star_Cards
01-28-2014, 10:26 AM
Found another Keurig over the weekend. Other notable finds this weekend.

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andrewconnors9
01-28-2014, 12:24 PM
haha now thats an old school helmet!

ajcorleone
01-28-2014, 12:44 PM
I picked up a similar tuner at my Salvation Army.Out of curiousity can I ask what you paid for it
Found another Keurig over the weekend. Other notable finds this weekend.

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Star_Cards
01-28-2014, 03:31 PM
I picked up a similar tuner at my Salvation Army.Out of curiousity can I ask what you paid for it

I think I paid right around $15 for it.

andrewconnors9
01-28-2014, 03:52 PM
what are tuners like that worth exactly?

ajcorleone
01-28-2014, 03:59 PM
WOW we are in the same ball park I paid 12 sold it on Craigs List for $50 to some Pioneer nut.Tuners are all in the user/collector
I think I paid right around $15 for it.

Star_Cards
01-28-2014, 04:42 PM
that tuner sells for around $50-$65 on ebay. Pioneer seem to be the best modern tuners I find. If they are vintage it seems to open up to a few more brands.

There was the same motorcycle helmet that sold recently on ebay for $145. mine has some decent wear, but expecting to get good money for it.

ajcorleone
01-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Great find good luck to you.Ebay always can bring a nice surprise
that tuner sells for around $50-$65 on ebay. Pioneer seem to be the best modern tuners I find. If they are vintage it seems to open up to a few more brands.

There was the same motorcycle helmet that sold recently on ebay for $145. mine has some decent wear, but expecting to get good money for it.

Star_Cards
01-29-2014, 08:44 AM
I do pretty well with ebay, although I'm looking into opening a booth at a downtown indy antique mall. I just have way too much stuff to sell through on ebay. I did just reopen an eBay store last week. I needed more than the 50 free listings. Plus it's nice to have stuff listed at all times outside of the 10 or so auctions I run in a week.

ajcorleone
01-29-2014, 09:03 AM
I am looking into my options of a store it is just the rent is way high in many of the good spot areas.I am trying to work with a partner and see if a store front is possible because I could go heavy on the stock.Ebay has unlimited listings at least once a month.You just have to stock up on those offers.
I do pretty well with ebay, although I'm looking into opening a booth at a downtown indy antique mall. I just have way too much stuff to sell through on ebay. I did just reopen an eBay store last week. I needed more than the 50 free listings. Plus it's nice to have stuff listed at all times outside of the 10 or so auctions I run in a week.

Star_Cards
01-29-2014, 09:44 AM
yeah, they always have more listings but I don't like to have too many items ending on the same day or two as packing takes a bit of time on most of my items that I sell. I like to keep them spaced out a bit.

I'd love to have a store but have little desire to actually run it. It would have to be a full time gig. I think a booth space is ideal for me. It will cost a bit more than ebay since there's a base fee of about $125 a month before selling anything, but it would get stuff out of my house and in some sort of marketplace. Plus, it's a place for me to show and market my art work as well. I'm trying to talk a friend into splitting space but he doesn't think he'd have enough stuff. Maybe once I get it going he'd be interested.

ajcorleone
01-29-2014, 10:09 AM
And you can run Ebay at your booth.It would be a win win.Good luck to you keep up the good hunting.
yeah, they always have more listings but I don't like to have too many items ending on the same day or two as packing takes a bit of time on most of my items that I sell. I like to keep them spaced out a bit.

I'd love to have a store but have little desire to actually run it. It would have to be a full time gig. I think a booth space is ideal for me. It will cost a bit more than ebay since there's a base fee of about $125 a month before selling anything, but it would get stuff out of my house and in some sort of marketplace. Plus, it's a place for me to show and market my art work as well. I'm trying to talk a friend into splitting space but he doesn't think he'd have enough stuff. Maybe once I get it going he'd be interested.

Star_Cards
01-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Listed a talking Boba fett helmet that I found a few weeks ago. Already up to $41 after just one day.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201028088307?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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ajcorleone
01-29-2014, 01:30 PM
Old STar Wars is always a great seller.I always hunt the early stuff down when I can.

Star_Cards
01-30-2014, 10:38 AM
The only early Star Wars stuff I tend to find is a small piece at a garage sale or a vehicle without any accessories at the goodwill outlet. I've done well selling 80's G.I. Joes vehicle bodies in lots so I expect my star wars one will do well once I get enough to build one.

cowboysrgr8
02-01-2014, 10:38 PM
I have to say that im sorry for not posting as much as I have in the past but man I have been killing it the past 2 months and im going to start back up on here
also would like to know if anyone else out there does video game flips like I do...if so I would like to start a new thread about that..as I am I collector and flipper on things I already have
here is what this week has brought me
this first picture is personal collection stuff..all came from craigslist or the flea market
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1249_zps45c3e916.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1249_zps45c3e916.jpg.html)

this picture is stuff that I purchase for almost nothing and will be heading to ebay so I can pick up some new stuff
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1248_zps67c29dd5.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1248_zps67c29dd5.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1250_zpseabdfc16.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1250_zpseabdfc16.jpg.html)

and im sorry but here is a few pictures of some of my personal collection (just sideways lol)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1252_zps74a1a936.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1252_zps74a1a936.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1253_zpsd19674b4.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1253_zpsd19674b4.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1251_zps32b9729e.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG1251_zps32b9729e.jpg.html)

Star_Cards
02-03-2014, 11:13 AM
I flip game consoles when I come across them. I flip anything so I don't go looking for systems, but do very well with them. I seem to get more consoles than games at the goodwill outlet. lots of PS1s, Game Cubes, original xboxes and will find the occasional SNES, Wii, PS2 or N64 here and there.

cowboysrgr8, do you do anything with parts consoles? Wasn't sure if you were able to refurbish. Do you happen to have a pricing list or anything you pay on consoles?

cowboysrgr8
02-04-2014, 06:38 AM
I normally don't buy off online because of shipping and stuff like that..i really like finding stuff at auctions and flea markets.
I can fix any Nintendo, snes, Nintendo 64 systems..

I just picked up a huge collection of 129 games and a console....3 very rare games to include bomberman 2
paid 150 for everything but so worth it

ajcorleone
02-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Nice looking collection I just picked up a x box original with 8 games for $40 figured even though it is not old that price could not be beat

Star_Cards
02-13-2014, 11:50 AM
I haven't explored the original xbox market yet, but looks like you can get about $40-$50 for a console and cords with one controller. I have 5-6 to sell but only have controller for 4 of them so far.

cowboysrgr8
02-13-2014, 07:37 PM
holy crap did I pick up a lot of stuff.....to include 2 turbo grafx 16 systems in boxes...going to take pictures this weekend

ajcorleone
02-28-2014, 06:44 PM
Again you are in an absolute honey hole[. I hit a consistent 6 thrift stores near me and 4 auction houses and I cannot touch the game systems you are getting.I might retire an move LOLQUOTE=cowboysrgr8;13243732]holy crap did I pick up a lot of stuff.....to include 2 turbo grafx 16 systems in boxes...going to take pictures this weekend[/QUOTE]

Star_Cards
03-03-2014, 09:51 AM
Turbo Graphix 16's bring back memories. I used to play at a friends house for hours.

I took the past two saturdays off before this last weekend. The cold seems to have limited the amount of donations Goodwill is getting so their rotations at the outlets are very light. I still get sellable stuff but just not spending a ton of time there lately. There haven't been any good estate sales either this year. Looking forward to a warm up and hopefully getting out more.

I did pick up a Motorola satellite receiver on saturday that sells for $100-$120 if it works. I also picked up 7 vintage salesman briefcases that seems to sell on ebay for around $40-$50. Hopefully I can move them.

andrewconnors9
03-03-2014, 01:34 PM
were getting closer to the season!! you guys getting excited??

Star_Cards
03-03-2014, 02:39 PM
were getting closer to the season!! you guys getting excited??

I am. I can't wait to hit garage sales and estate sales. Battling it out with the herds at goodwill outlet is getting tiring.

ajcorleone
03-05-2014, 10:07 AM
I can't wait for garage sale season I get a ton of stuff.Just cleared out a whole section of my basement for new product
were getting closer to the season!! you guys getting excited??

andrewconnors9
03-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Yep im moving into a new place with a huge empty basement, excited :D

polamalu43favre04
03-11-2014, 11:25 AM
were getting closer to the season!! you guys getting excited??

Yes, definately!

edit : been over a year since I checked out this thread... just looked back at the previous pages... amazing finds guys.. Cowboy I can't believe how much video games stuff you find! lots of rare and valuable stuff too for great prices... it's still cold out here and I don't seem to find much video games (interesting ones at least) in thrift stores.. found Ocarina of time on N64 with booklet but it was kinda pricy ($15) still had to pick it up.. and power stone + Shenmue on Dreamcast ($8 for both) last month.. but that's about it since the Holidays video games wise.. (oh and Mario Kart on GC which I was surprised sells for 30-35.. thought it was going to be in the 15-20 range)..

andrewconnors9
03-11-2014, 01:55 PM
if anyone HAS an extra Ocarina of Time 64 id be interested, stores here are in sane, asking 40-60$ for it. People on Kijiji are asking 30$+.

FlyersFan
03-11-2014, 05:12 PM
I went to a thrift shop the other day and found two PS2's at $20 a piece and a PS1 for $17, consoles only. I couldn't pull the trigger when I didn't even know.if they worked.

cowboysrgr8
03-11-2014, 08:31 PM
don't spend that much on a ps1
I can buy 3 of them at the flea market for that price but I pass
as for the ps2 I don't go over 10 a piece on them

ive been having a great year so far...
just keep on forgetting to post on here lol

Star_Cards
03-12-2014, 03:52 PM
I went to a thrift shop the other day and found two PS2's at $20 a piece and a PS1 for $17, consoles only. I couldn't pull the trigger when I didn't even know.if they worked.

Ps1s with cords and a controller go for about $20. That's what I've sold mine for on ebay. The PS2s would have been okay. I've sold ones that don't work for $35. I doubt I would have spent $20 on them though. especially untested and just for the console.

polamalu43favre04
03-12-2014, 07:04 PM
Personally I have a real hard time selling PS1 consoles.. I think a lot of people playing PS1 games use their PS2... So for $17 it's definately not a very good deal IMO, I find original PS1 memory cards better flips than actual consoles.. they sell for $10-15 a piece and are easy to ship.. so whenever I see a console with a memory card or two in it for $10 or less I pick it up.

Star_Cards
03-12-2014, 07:14 PM
I get all of my PS1s at the goidwill outlet so I don't pay much more than $3-$4 per console. I doubt I'd pick any up elsewhere for more than that. I did sell 6 of them very fast on eBay for $20 each.

polamalu43favre04
03-12-2014, 07:28 PM
I get all of my PS1s at the goidwill outlet so I don't pay much more than $3-$4 per console. I doubt I'd pick any up elsewhere for more than that. I did sell 6 of them very fast on eBay for $20 each.

yeah at $3-$4 you can't go wrong.. at the thrift stores around here consoles are usually about $10-15 each so I just grab the ones that are easier sells for me (NES, SNES, N64, Saturn (never find any of these unfortunately), Dreamcast etc..).

ajcorleone
03-17-2014, 02:01 PM
Just hit my Goodwill today and scored a working 1986 Mets lamp for $1 could not pass it up.Also picked up a Sega Genesis Michael Jackson Moonwalker for $3.I know I can turn that over quick

polamalu43favre04
03-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Just hit my Goodwill today and scored a working 1986 Mets lamp for $1 could not pass it up.Also picked up a Sega Genesis Michael Jackson Moonwalker for $3.I know I can turn that over quick

ohh Moonwalker! nice pickup! I never had the chance to find one.. was it complete or cartridge only?

ajcorleone
03-18-2014, 02:19 PM
It had the case and game but no instructions.Really nice shape and the game works perfect
ohh Moonwalker! nice pickup! I never had the chance to find one.. was it complete or cartridge only?

polamalu43favre04
03-19-2014, 02:45 PM
It had the case and game but no instructions.Really nice shape and the game works perfect

Nice!

polamalu43favre04
03-23-2014, 12:41 PM
Local thrift store received a nice bunch of records today.. was pretty excited! bought 15 at $1 each...

Interpol - Turn on the bright lights (you just never see early 2000s rock in thrift stores!), Wild Turkey - Turkey (1st UK Press.. ($25+ record but I'm keeping it for the collection), Jeff Beck (Beck-Ola), some Jazz Fusion (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jean-Luc Ponty..), Climax Chicago Blues Band - A Lot of Bottle (UK 1st press).. Def Leppard, Mahogany Rush etc.. it had been like 2 weeks since I had found decent records in thrift stores!

It made my day hehe... can't wait for garage sales season!

Star_Cards
03-24-2014, 11:08 AM
I picked these up at a farm estate auction on saturday. The first image is a hay trolley. there are some large hooks that hang from this piece that aren't shown. The second is a heavy metal table that's about the size of an end table.



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ajcorleone
04-01-2014, 04:44 PM
With weather in the 50's happened to stumble across a garage sale today. Nothing tremendous but I did score an unopened box of 80 upper deck baseball cards for the reasonable price of $2 and a box lot of opened GI Joe and star wars mixed.Nice figures should be able to turn them.The season is here my friends

andrewconnors9
04-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Its finally going from 0 up to 9 - 10 degrees here this weekend! HOPEFULLY its game time!!!!

andrewconnors9
04-02-2014, 11:23 AM
WOOT found some! including a big garage sale type thing in a rec center. Happy hunting boys!! Its finally here!

Start posting your biggest finds. I think for this season, I'm going to try to run some sort of contest for the best finds (like top 3) of the season. Do it on a vote based thing. Ill come up with something for us and put it in the OP :)

ajcorleone
04-08-2014, 01:43 PM
A quiet tour today did find and could not pass up a Kiss Psycho Circus Game for Dreamcast still wrapped at my Goodwill.I mean come on its KIss lol

andrewconnors9
04-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Day 1
new pair of Simmons camouflage binoculars - 4$
1989 Hockey Night in Canada board game (don't think it was ever used) - 1$
7 ford model cars that are also coin banks from early 90s - 15$ for the lot

Star_Cards
04-09-2014, 01:16 PM
I hit a few sales this weekend... still sparse and I think there will be more this weekend. I didn't pick up a ton. I did get a Bose portable CD player for free after buying a few things from a sale. I also got some metal 5 foot folding tables for $2.50 each to use at my own sales.

a friend that picks with me picked up a cane with a greyhound head on the handle for $1 and already sold it for $150.

polamalu43favre04
04-13-2014, 10:01 PM
anyone else have a hard time selling stuff on eBay since the "heartbleed" started?

one item I did manage to sell during that period (PC Game) I've had two eBayers buy it, pay for it then decided later that day and the day after, that they changed their minds and wanted a refund... :smash:

Star_Cards
04-14-2014, 10:53 AM
I've had a very quiet sell week as well. Not sure if it's my inventory or what.

Here are my two best picks of the weekend. The typewriter came form an estate and the furnace door/damper came from a garage sale.

Paid $10. One of the keys is disconnected so I have to fix that. These go for $140 consistently.

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Paid $5. NOt sure what I can get, but saw a few going for $50 or so.

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No pictures but I also picked up about 50 reels of reel to reel magnetic audio tape. All but four reels were used. The four sealed reels go for $20 a reel and the used stuff sells very well. I expect to get about $3-$4 per reel. Paid $5 for the whole group.

andrewconnors9
04-14-2014, 12:55 PM
Weekend here in Alberta dropped to a couple degrees above 0 the whole weekend so another fail.

BUT, i did hit some antique shops and goodwill outlets on Sunday.

Picked up a perfectly working Playstation 1 (the full size), with two controllers (one blue see through and one green see through) and all the necessary cords - 15$
XBOX Generation 1 with one controller and all necessary cords - 25$




ANDDDDD, for the contest portion, id like to do this, we can track our best finds of the season, and at the end we vote for the best find of the summer. We have had this thread running now for a long time, its always the same group of us, so im sure we will use the honour system in our finds. Ill come up with a prize of some sort. Might as well make it a little competitive for the summer :)

So, as of right now, tell me your best find so far here on the thread, then whenever you top it with a better find, just repost. We will see how this works out :)

stlcardinalsfan
04-14-2014, 10:11 PM
went saturday only saw 3 sales. stopped by a church rummage sale and spotted what i thought was a meat grinder, picked it up (was only 3$ with all of the accessories and parts)

ends up it was a saladmaster food processor, they sell between 75$ and 150$
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Saladmaster-Food-Processor-Hand-Crank-Excellent-Condition-5-Cups-/181355310689?pt=Small_Kitchen_Appliances_US&hash=item2a399e6e61

went to a local consignment shop that only allows good stuff to be sold and good clothes (not junky) picked up a nice pull over sweater and a vintage blue wilson track jacket for only 1$ (for both!)

its like this except mine is black with purple and grey diamonds
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIBORNE-Mens-Sweater-V-neck-Sz-M-NWT-/261445870051?pt=US_CSA_MC_Sweaters&hash=item3cdf6361e3
jacket is the same one as this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Wilson-1980s-track-jacket-Medium-RM21-/290976266766?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item43bf897a0e

ajcorleone
04-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Nothing much again the last 2 days I am looking forward to a few yard sales Friday as the temps are supposed to get up again

andrewconnors9
04-16-2014, 01:32 PM
k guys updated the OP. Whats your best find so far, just ONE. I'll add it to the thread!

Star_Cards
04-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Do we nominate our own pick?

andrewconnors9
04-17-2014, 01:58 PM
yep! just say your best find so far, then let me know when u want to update it to a better find

FlyersFan
04-20-2014, 09:46 PM
So myself, the wife and the kids went to Easter breakfast with my dad today and the we decided to go out "hunting"...LOL

So our first stop was the local thrift store and I spent a grand total of: Approximately $15

Any info on any of this would be great, Ive looked some of it up and have a pretty good idea what it goes for but still anything you "experts" can throw out would be great.


Ralph Lauren Dress Shirt: not sure if this is really worth anything but for .99 cents I figured what the heck!

Mens Size Large

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/036.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/036.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/032.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/032.jpg.html)


Munsingwear Hawaiin Shirt Mens Size X-Large

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/040.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/040.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/041.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/041.jpg.html)


Drew Brees Reebok Jersey Size Youth X-Large (Is this one I can list as authentic ? Honestly don't know :o)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/047.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/047.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/045.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/045.jpg.html)


Vintage Florida Gators Starter Jacket Size Mens Large

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/029.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/029.jpg.html)


Vintage Sears Talking Computron

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/016.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/016.jpg.html)


Vintage Magnajector in Original box with instructions - small piece broke off but it still works and the piece that broke off is fixable but don't know if I should fix it as it will be noticeable

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/015.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/015.jpg.html)

FlyersFan
04-20-2014, 09:47 PM
So after the thrift store we managed to find the one yard sale around on Easter day....LOL, and they had some descent WWE wrestling stuff so for a grand total of: $27


55 Loose action figures + accessories (ladder, stretcher, 3 steel chairs, trash can, ring bell, etc...)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/013.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/013.jpg.html)


2 action figures still in the original package, cards are not mint but I would say near mint

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/014.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/014.jpg.html)


WWE boom box (AM, FM, CD), antenna is still there (ive found this to be a problem with them always missing) and works great

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/017.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/017.jpg.html)

ajcorleone
04-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Goodwill yielded a nice #3.97 find.Not my best but a good profit can be made
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/NfEAAMXQ74JTVqNS/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/D4oAAOxyaTxTVqNX/$_57.JPG

Star_Cards
04-23-2014, 10:24 AM
I grab action figures, but won't pay much for them unless they are vintage. Even then I don't pay much. I've had a tough time getting much out of my wrestling action figure lots. I'm pretty much down to picking up vintage actions figures and superheroes or other popular name figures. I've ran 5-6 40 action figure lots on ebay and get in the $20-$25 per lot range on them. If I can build all marvel or all DC characters I can get a lot more per figure in lots.

I had some huge flips this week. I bought a Canon PIXMA printer that was brand new but the box was open. Everything else was sealed. Paid about $10 for it at the Goodwill outlet. Sold it over the weekend for $199.99 plus shipping. I also sold a vintage Delmonico portable 7# TV that was broken. Picked it up at an estate sale for $7 and sold it for 119.99 for parts or repair. Then sold a Motorola Satellite TV receiver that I picked up for $6.99 at Goodwill for 89.99. I could have gotten $150 or so if I could have tested it, but didn't really know how so I sold it for parts or repair as well.

cowboysrgr8
04-27-2014, 03:47 PM
its been awhile but I will update this every sunday for now on
just so everyone knows I have decided once I retire from the military that im going to open my own sports cards, video game, hobby store..
I know it is a risk but I just love doing these things
some of these items will be held for a few years but well worth it
here are a lot of pictures of recent pickups

micro machine lot paid 10
I love these things and I believe will look good in my store
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10177456_822180084478637_797610991519038599_n_zps1 eb0f84b.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10177456_822180084478637_797610991519038599_n_zps1 eb0f84b.jpg.html)

1986 donruss baseball unopened and a box of 1969 baseball cards
believe it or not $10
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10003518_822180324478613_488504531679928728_n_zps8 b521787.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10003518_822180324478613_488504531679928728_n_zps8 b521787.jpg.html)

didn't realize how much these things sell for online...I wanted it because I thought it looked cool
paid $5
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2026_zps03753af8.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2026_zps03753af8.jpg.html)

xbox 360 lot
paid 100
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2027_zps4a0c35a2.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2027_zps4a0c35a2.jpg.html)

the rest of this stuff I paid about 125 for everything remaining
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2030_zps5e8300ba.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2030_zps5e8300ba.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2031_zps8a3afd39.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2031_zps8a3afd39.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2032_zps08251817.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2032_zps08251817.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2033_zpsd140fdfd.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2033_zpsd140fdfd.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2034_zpse3f2a6e7.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2034_zpse3f2a6e7.jpg.html)

and here is some pictures of some of my personal collection or items for the store
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2036_zpsba57ed83.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2036_zpsba57ed83.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2035_zps4d00e4ce.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2035_zps4d00e4ce.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2025_zps162fa2f3.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2025_zps162fa2f3.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2024_zps5d8a58fb.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2024_zps5d8a58fb.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2023_zps6a49e546.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2023_zps6a49e546.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2022_zps68013ffa.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2022_zps68013ffa.jpg.html)

FlyersFan
04-27-2014, 07:00 PM
cowboysrgr8 - let me ask you a question if you don't mind. The thrift store I hit the most has an abundance of PS2 games and I always pass them up because I didn't think they were worth anything anymore. A lot of them are the old versions of sports games like Madden 06, MLB 07, or NBA 05. Should I be getting these games if there the right price, Im thinking maybe Id drop $3 - $4 a piece comfortably (meaning I feel good having that much in to them). Thanks!




Pics of todays small haul coming shortly.

FlyersFan
04-27-2014, 07:06 PM
Today small haul:


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/002.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/002.jpg.html)

cowboysrgr8
04-27-2014, 07:39 PM
cowboysrgr8 - let me ask you a question if you don't mind. The thrift store I hit the most has an abundance of PS2 games and I always pass them up because I didn't think they were worth anything anymore. A lot of them are the old versions of sports games like Madden 06, MLB 07, or NBA 05. Should I be getting these games if there the right price, Im thinking maybe Id drop $3 - $4 a piece comfortably (meaning I feel good having that much in to them). Thanks!




Pics of todays small haul coming shortly.

stay away from any sports games for 3-5 dollars...
I normally get them in a bundle of like 10-15 for less than 10 dollars
sports games are easily the hardest thing to sell

Star_Cards
04-28-2014, 10:22 AM
Nice video game haul for the weekend Cowboy.

The only video game stuff I picked up were 8 N64 games for $6 with MarioCart. Most N64 Mario games sell very well. I always grab them and also stay away from sports games unless I get them for about 25 a piece or as throw ins.

I hit a few neighborhood sales, 2 estate sales, and a farm auction this weekend. I picked up a Motorola DVR receiver, a pioneer EQ, 3 stereo receivers (2 hitachi, 1 pioneer), a jaguar hood ornament, a universal remote control, 70 pounds of welding wire, a pig feeder, a cow milker pot, a calf feeder bucket, 5 fire buckets, a bunch of rusty gears, and a cryocuff foot medical icer to name the notables.

Here are a few pictures.

81154

81155

81156

81157

cowboysrgr8
04-28-2014, 08:26 PM
anytime you can get that many Nintendo 64 games with Mario kart is always a good deal
easily flip

cowboysrgr8
05-04-2014, 02:03 PM
yet another great weekend for me

paid 40 for this
it also has Mario and Zelda inside the box
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2113_zpsa3224b8c.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2113_zpsa3224b8c.jpg.html)

i paid a total of 200 for the rest of this stuff....i purchased a guys collection this weekend
the super Nintendo games alone i will triple my money on
also one of the Nintendo systems was free
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2112_zps6e52d897.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2112_zps6e52d897.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2114_zps79242f14.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2114_zps79242f14.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2115_zpsae8e4875.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2115_zpsae8e4875.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2118_zps19405ddc.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2118_zps19405ddc.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2117_zpsf694a6a9.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2117_zpsf694a6a9.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2116_zps15f10159.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2116_zps15f10159.jpg.html)

FlyersFan
05-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Went out for dinner and to the book store with my wife and on the way back we were going to swing in to the thrift store. Well they were already closed but the Goodwill right across the street was still open. So we pulled in and headed to the front door only to find out they were closing in 10 minutes, well we went in anyway for a quick run through. This is one of the Goodwill outlets so they have the big blue rolling bins with all the stuff just thrown in there so no organization at all. I literally walked right to these, they were in the 4th bin I scanned.

2 Green Bay Packers snapbacks (the white one is from Citgo and says 1995 NFC Central Champions on the side)


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/001.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/001.jpg.html)

ajcorleone
05-05-2014, 08:20 AM
First big weekend of Yard Sales in PA I hit 8 but really nothing to write home about.Just glad it is that time of season

polamalu43favre04
05-05-2014, 11:29 AM
Wow that $200 lot is amazing Cowboy....

Star_Cards
05-05-2014, 11:47 AM
That's a huge score on the video games stuff for $200.

I went out this weekend and bought a lot more stereo receivers. Picked up a Harmon Kardon for $10. Should be able to get about $75 for it. I also picked up a sony surround sound receiver with speakers and subwoofer for $20. Should be able to get close to $80-$100. I am kind of burnt out on buying so many receivers but can't pass them up at those prices. I didn't have a lot of luck finding vintage stuff or smalls.

FlyersFan
05-05-2014, 05:29 PM
That's a huge score on the video games stuff for $200.

I went out this weekend and bought a lot more stereo receivers. Picked up a Harmon Kardon for $10. Should be able to get about $75 for it. I also picked up a sony surround sound receiver with speakers and subwoofer for $20. Should be able to get close to $80-$100. I am kind of burnt out on buying so many receivers but can't pass them up at those prices. I didn't have a lot of luck finding vintage stuff or smalls.

My thrift store I hit has a lot of receivers and stereo stuff but I don't know what to look for :D. Oh well I guess that's one corner of the market Im not going to get in to.

ajcorleone
05-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Make sure they have a 7 day return.I buy alot from good will and I have got a few that were birned out or did not work when I plugged them in
My thrift store I hit has a lot of receivers and stereo stuff but I don't know what to look for :D. Oh well I guess that's one corner of the market Im not going to get in to.

Star_Cards
05-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Make sure they have a 7 day return.I buy alot from good will and I have got a few that were birned out or did not work when I plugged them in

Yeah, I always plug them in and make sure things work. I do get some that won't work, but have gotten much better about testing them before buying. At garage sales if they don't have speakers you can get a sense if they work or not just from plugging it in and pressing the buttons.

The major one's that I look for are Pioneer as far as new ones go. Sometimes Kenwoods are good as well as Yamaha. Then if they are vintage stuff I look for any brand really. I usually do a quick ebay search if I don't know about the brand or model. I was picking up CD players and cassettes, but have stopped unless I get them super cheap. Their resale values are much less unless it's a 200 or 400 CD changer or Pioneer.

ajcorleone
05-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Plus depending on what is inside sometimes you can come up with some scrap.But that is a tidieous task.
Yeah, I always plug them in and make sure things work. I do get some that won't work, but have gotten much better about testing them before buying. At garage sales if they don't have speakers you can get a sense if they work or not just from plugging it in and pressing the buttons.

The major one's that I look for are Pioneer as far as new ones go. Sometimes Kenwoods are good as well as Yamaha. Then if they are vintage stuff I look for any brand really. I usually do a quick ebay search if I don't know about the brand or model. I was picking up CD players and cassettes, but have stopped unless I get them super cheap. Their resale values are much less unless it's a 200 or 400 CD changer or Pioneer.

Star_Cards
05-06-2014, 02:40 PM
Plus depending on what is inside sometimes you can come up with some scrap.But that is a tidieous task.

yeah, that would be a task. I just take them to the county recycle center. In the long run I'm only paying $5-$10 for these so it's not a huge loss.

If the items are vintage there is usually a decent market for broken devices. I picked up a Hitachi vintage cassette player that I couldn't get to work and sold it for $25 in ebay.

ajcorleone
05-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Absolutely depending on age some of the broken stuff still brings in something.About 4 years ago I scored a tray of 50's Marx planes at an auction for like $3.They were beat but thanks to wonders of Ebay i found a guy who restores them and got about $40 out of a lot I thought was worth $10.You just never know
yeah, that would be a task. I just take them to the county recycle center. In the long run I'm only paying $5-$10 for these so it's not a huge loss.

If the items are vintage there is usually a decent market for broken devices. I picked up a Hitachi vintage cassette player that I couldn't get to work and sold it for $25 in ebay.

andrewconnors9
05-09-2014, 12:12 PM
finally the big weekend, tons and tons of sales, leaving lunch time today and starting the hunt!

polamalu43favre04
05-09-2014, 07:23 PM
finally the big weekend, tons and tons of sales, leaving lunch time today and starting the hunt!

Nice good luck!

Wickabee
05-11-2014, 04:45 PM
So my parents had a garage sale this weekend, I added a couple of things and set up some cards and was rewarded $75 for my troubles. Sold a few cards, got rid of some random hockey related stuff and a chair I always hated. Not a bad day, but the night before as I had been going through the last of my crap looking for stuff to add to the sale, I found my old coins. I found a couple Canadian quarters from the 1930s that together look to be worth about $15. An 1892 American Quarter that has seen better days, but is in fairly decent shape.

This is where I hope I can find someone who is into coins as the people of this site are into sports cards. Along with the 1892 was another old coin. I got these together after my great-grandfather passed. The other coin in question I always really liked. It appeared to be gold, though I was never certain, was older than the 1892 quarter, marked at 1882, and appeared to be British. I always put it with my other coins, pennies from the year I was born, change from trips, etc. And never really thought about it.

When I came across it the other night, I decided to do some research and was pleasantly surprised at what I found about it, but I'm kind of treading water due to overload of info and sort of want the "Explain it like I'm 5" version of exactly what I have, value, etc, etc.

My research has determined it is:

Australian Full Sovereign
1882
Young Victoria Obverse
St. George and the Dragon Reverse
Melbourne Mint
.22ct

I'm wondering if this is the exact description or if there may be more to it. Any help is appreciated. I can get pics up fairly quickly if needed. Condition is pretty good, though there's a bite mark that's always been there.

andrewconnors9
05-11-2014, 07:53 PM
Soooo this weekends finds!

1954 Maple Leaf Gardens Calendar December page (double sided taped to a board), BUT has Tim Horton on it so this one is for the PC - PICKED 17.50$

1955 Maple Leaf Gardens Calendar March page (same double sided tape), Page has Harry Lumley on it - PICKED 17.50$ - SELL 75$+

Rogie Vachon Mini jersey with display holder (about 6-8" high, 4-5" wide) - PICKED 2$ SELL FOR 8-10$

7 Pillsbury Doughboys from 1997 (monthly set, each one has a different month on the bottom) - PICKED 10$ SELL FOR 70$

Curtis 5" TV and Built In Radio, 100% perfect working condition - PICKED 5$, no completed sales, assuming around the 50$ mark

Vintage Sharp Printer Calculator Model EL-1187 - PICKED 2$ SELL FOR 20-25$

Elvis Presley 1977 Commemorative Coin w/ Holder - PICKED 5$ SELL FOR 15-20$

Two Walking Sticks/Canes Hand Made from Wood, - PICKED 2.50$ EACH - can someone tell me anything about these? rough estimate on what these could go for?

cowboysrgr8
05-12-2014, 04:28 PM
awesome pickups and good luck on the flips

bad weekend for me as for video games

I was able to pick this up for $10 hopefully it sells
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221437281866

as for video games only found a few but not worth taken pictures of....I did go to a local pawn store and found a few gamecube games for 3.99 a piece
Mario party 5, pikmin, Mario sunshine

I was able to pickup a box of random baseball cards that had about 100-200 cards from the 60's. I haven't gone threw them yet as im working on all my other stuff

hopefully next week is better

andrewconnors9
05-12-2014, 04:34 PM
thats a sweet deal for 10$, im sure at least 50-60$ minimum return on it. PM coming, yes again haha, for n64 stuff :)

FlyersFan
05-12-2014, 09:19 PM
awesome pickups and good luck on the flips

bad weekend for me as for video games

I was able to pick this up for $10 hopefully it sells
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221437281866

as for video games only found a few but not worth taken pictures of....I did go to a local pawn store and found a few gamecube games for 3.99 a piece
Mario party 5, pikmin, Mario sunshine

I was able to pickup a box of random baseball cards that had about 100-200 cards from the 60's. I haven't gone threw them yet as im working on all my other stuff

hopefully next week is better

Where did you find the baseball cards ? I look at every garage sale and thrift store I go to but never find anything. Heck now adays I cant even find the giant box of 1988 Topps :D :D

FlyersFan
05-12-2014, 09:23 PM
Oh and not much for me this weekend, I got these at the thrift store for a grand total of $1.28 (both now listed on ebay with BINOBO):


2001 MLB All Star Game Authentic Majestic TShirt:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/001-1.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/001-1.jpg.html)


Ryback WWE Long leeve TShirt - front and back pics:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/005.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/005.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/006.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/006.jpg.html)

cowboysrgr8
05-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Where did you find the baseball cards ? I look at every garage sale and thrift store I go to but never find anything. Heck now adays I cant even find the giant box of 1988 Topps :D :D

to be honest down here in the south its a hit or miss...
I have a few people who know who I am and when they clean out peoples attics and find stuff they will put it to the side for me
last year I had one of the best pickups off all time when I picked up over 5000 baseball and football cards from 1962 to 1975 and only paid 50 dollars for them

ajcorleone
05-15-2014, 08:53 AM
I hit a neighborhood yard sale this past Friday and Saturday and was very disappointed. Not much to see just junk literally.I am planning on my neighborhood yard sale next weekend hope to clear out my tonage of sports cards I have had.Put together great lots that have always sold well at the fleas.

cowboysrgr8
05-18-2014, 02:20 PM
after a bad weekend last weekend I had a very good one this week
the sad thing is that im going to be gone to Mississippi for the next month so no picking for me until I get back
hope you enjoy

first lot I paid a total of $34
I was very shocked to see what Godzilla sells for
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2224_zpsc955fa02.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2224_zpsc955fa02.jpg.html)

these were sold on a facebook garage sale site
$3 a piece
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2223_zpsc8a7ed6a.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2223_zpsc8a7ed6a.jpg.html)

bought this lot for $50
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2222_zps1fef02c2.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2222_zps1fef02c2.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2221_zps05dccc36.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2221_zps05dccc36.jpg.html)

very happy to find this...teddy didn't work because when they tried it they put the batteries in backwards..got it home and had no problem
a whopping $5 for everything
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2220_zps1d7113f9.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2220_zps1d7113f9.jpg.html)

and this is the best part
my buddy who cleans attics out text me and told me he has some more cards for me
the binder is filled with 1954 bowman cards
the box is any where from 54 to 74
paid 40 for it all
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2218_zps69712def.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2218_zps69712def.jpg.html)

ajcorleone
05-19-2014, 08:48 AM
Very nice baseball card find Cowboy. I was only able to find a complete sticker set from the 1983 Topps football set.I am almost tempted to get the set graded for better value because they are in excellent shape.4 hours of yard saling and that was all I could muster

Star_Cards
05-19-2014, 10:07 AM
I've done well with Teddy Ruxpins that work. I think Grubby may be more valuable than Teddy but not sure.


I grabbed a few decent things over the weekend. I got two TI graphing calculators, a few stereo receivers, and a typewriter.

My best two picks would have to be a lego set from 1995 for $3 and a lot of 70 Skylander video game figures for $70.

The lego set is missing a few pieces and the box has some wear, but seems like I can get about $40 for it.


This is the Skylanders lot.

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The cheap ones sell for around $5 each with their cards. I have one that goes for $25 and a few that go for $15 or so. There were two sets that go for $45-$65 each and I have maybe 20 that sell in the $7-$10 range. I figure once I sell the whole lot I should recoup around $400.

cowboysrgr8
05-19-2014, 11:20 AM
wow thats a awesome pickup on the skylander lot...good luck with the sales

Star_Cards
05-19-2014, 12:32 PM
wow thats a awesome pickup on the skylander lot...good luck with the sales

thanks! I was happy about finding them.

It seems that you just pick mainly video game stuff at garage sales. Do you pick up any other stuff besides that and cards? Also, do you hit specific sales that advertise video games or are you pick ups just random finds? My video game pick ups are completely random for the most part. Most of the stuff I run across is priced way too high for me to flip. Was just curious since you seem to grab stuff most weekends.

cowboysrgr8
05-19-2014, 08:35 PM
thanks! I was happy about finding them.

It seems that you just pick mainly video game stuff at garage sales. Do you pick up any other stuff besides that and cards? Also, do you hit specific sales that advertise video games or are you pick ups just random finds? My video game pick ups are completely random for the most part. Most of the stuff I run across is priced way too high for me to flip. Was just curious since you seem to grab stuff most weekends.

normally I buy items that I want to keep for my store that I plan on opening when I retire ...I do a lot of flips on things that I have a few of and keep the rest
I post on all sites possible like craigslist and the local facebook pages....also I know a lot of people at the flea market and got to know them and they look out for things that I may like
took awhile to get to know everyone but well worth the time and effort

polamalu43favre04
05-19-2014, 09:55 PM
normally I buy items that I want to keep for my store that I plan on opening when I retire ...I do a lot of flips on things that I have a few of and keep the rest
I post on all sites possible like craigslist and the local facebook pages....also I know a lot of people at the flea market and got to know them and they look out for things that I may like
took awhile to get to know everyone but well worth the time and effort

Nice.. I bet you already have a crapload of good video games for your future store seeing all these great weekends you have been having!

cowboysrgr8
05-20-2014, 08:04 AM
yeah i have about 1000 extra video games combined for all systems.
to me its alot considering i have started about a year ago
i still have 2 years left in the military before i retire and plan on getting another goverment job in ohio before i open my store as i know i have alot of extra research to consider ie best place and how opening a store actually works
i just really only want to work for myself and enjoy doing this with my son

ajcorleone
05-21-2014, 11:10 AM
Not sure how these will sell but I hit Salvation Army this morning and came away with these at $1 each.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/JBUAAMXQ1ZhTfLvD/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/LrwAAMXQ3kNTfLvG/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/N%7E4AAOxykUZTfL0y/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/n5QAAOxyrrpTfL01/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/VYgAAMXQ3kNTfL2W/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/v2gAAOxy3yNTfL2Y/$_57.JPG

andrewconnors9
05-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Yesterday was GARBAGE, up until my last stop of the day:

Picked up a HUGE box of pokemon/yugioh cards. Talked em down to 10$ as he was moving and they were his kids that didnt want em anymore.

Stacked them all up, total about 3500 yugioh 1996 cards and about 1500 pokemon cards. Even as just two big lots on ebay will be around a 200$ turn around. Pretty happy with it !

Also for a couple extra bucks, picked up a bunch of accessories from a 1950s original six table hockey game, some other odds and ends like oilers patches, and about 200+ oilers ticket stubs.

Not a bad 20$ day

ajcorleone
05-25-2014, 06:43 PM
Had my community yard sale Saturday and had a great day.Nice 75 sunny and I was able to clear out half of my basement.5 boxes of kids clothes,a ton of stuff I could not sell on Ebay and Craigslist and by the end of the day I was making people deals they could not walk away from.All in all made about $350 and made a ton of space.Next is the clearing out of these tubs of cards they have been sitting and tired of diggin thru time to move them on for new stock

Star_Cards
05-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Was in michigan on a mushroom hunting trip and stopped at some sales up there. Nothing to huge, but we did get some Gus Macker trophies. I've sold one at $25 on ebay a few months ago. I we got 5-6 of the same type and 4-5 that are other versions.

I also picked up some vintage models of Japanese war ships that have opened bags but seem to be mostly complete.

My neighborhood sale is this weekend so I'm getting ready for that. While I was prepping a neighbor walked by and asked about an old Trek bike that I picked out the garbage a few years ago. Got $40 out of it. I think it would have been worth more but it had kind of been frankensteined together.

ajcorleone
06-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Not bad got about $7 a shirt on the Bay nice profit
Not sure how these will sell but I hit Salvation Army this morning and came away with these at $1 each.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/JBUAAMXQ1ZhTfLvD/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/LrwAAMXQ3kNTfLvG/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/N%7E4AAOxykUZTfL0y/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/n5QAAOxyrrpTfL01/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/VYgAAMXQ3kNTfL2W/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/v2gAAOxy3yNTfL2Y/$_57.JPG

polamalu43favre04
06-01-2014, 04:53 PM
Had a pretty good weekend..

got a NES, Super Mario 1, 2 and 3 as well as Tetris : The Soviet Mind Game (which I was surprised to see sells for like $50-80...) all for $25... GB Color with Zelda DX, Pokemon Red and 5-6 other games all for $15, a nice near-mint technics turntable for $20 and a box of 50-60 LPs (Several Rolling Stones and rare French stuff like Serge Gainsbourg, Les Rita Mitsouko etc..) for $20.. these were all from the same garage sale I should make $350-400 with that $80 investment... also found a Gamecube (pokemon XD edition) with a controller but no wire for $5... found alot of good records at another sale too for less than a dollar each (Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Small Faces etc....) oh and I forgot I found several super rare OOP dvds (Anchor Bay releases etc..) at a local thrift store.. already sold one for $40.. the rest is listed between $9 and $50.

Wickabee
06-02-2014, 01:38 AM
Managed to nab a 1978 Superman slide puzzle for a quarter this weekend. Not bad.

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Star_Cards
06-03-2014, 01:16 PM
I had my sale on saturday and sold $979.00. I had a lofty goal of $850 and blew it out of the water. My highest priced item was $50 for a lawn mower so I was rather impressed to hit that number without a huge dollar item or two. Plus I didn't have a whole lot of bundlers either.

I was able to get out Sunday to some sales and Monday to the Goodwill Outlet. The major thing I got on Sunday was a SNES Final Fantasy III game cartridge for $1 and about 1000 mid 2000's Magic cards all sorted by card. I had no idea FF games sold for so much when I grabbed this one, but seems like I can get about $40 or so for it.

Hit the Goodwill Outlet last night and picked some very nice stuff. I got two original Nintendos, 1 PS1, and 1 Super Nintendo. All without cords or controllers and I haven't tested them to see if they work yet. The oddest things I got were 8 small boxes of brand breast milk storage bags. These things sell for around $10 a box. I also picked up a large box of little vintage ceramic christmas tree glass ornaments. Maybe 3000-4000 or so. They seem to sell very well, but I'm not sure how small the lots I'll break them down into. I've seen lots of 12-25 selling for $5-$6 a lot with free shipping and saw a lot of 1000 sell for $25 or so. I'll probably sell them in medium sized lots and sell them closer to christmas.

ajcorleone
06-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Awesome job on the yard sale.I strive to have a sale day like that.Come close but not there yet.
I had my sale on saturday and sold $979.00. I had a lofty goal of $850 and blew it out of the water. My highest priced item was $50 for a lawn mower so I was rather impressed to hit that number without a huge dollar item or two. Plus I didn't have a whole lot of bundlers either.

I was able to get out Sunday to some sales and Monday to the Goodwill Outlet. The major thing I got on Sunday was a SNES Final Fantasy III game cartridge for $1 and about 1000 mid 2000's Magic cards all sorted by card. I had no idea FF games sold for so much when I grabbed this one, but seems like I can get about $40 or so for it.

Hit the Goodwill Outlet last night and picked some very nice stuff. I got two original Nintendos, 1 PS1, and 1 Super Nintendo. All without cords or controllers and I haven't tested them to see if they work yet. The oddest things I got were 8 small boxes of brand breast milk storage bags. These things sell for around $10 a box. I also picked up a large box of little vintage ceramic christmas tree glass ornaments. Maybe 3000-4000 or so. They seem to sell very well, but I'm not sure how small the lots I'll break them down into. I've seen lots of 12-25 selling for $5-$6 a lot with free shipping and saw a lot of 1000 sell for $25 or so. I'll probably sell them in medium sized lots and sell them closer to christmas.

polamalu43favre04
06-04-2014, 05:22 PM
I had my sale on saturday and sold $979.00. I had a lofty goal of $850 and blew it out of the water. My highest priced item was $50 for a lawn mower so I was rather impressed to hit that number without a huge dollar item or two. Plus I didn't have a whole lot of bundlers either.

I was able to get out Sunday to some sales and Monday to the Goodwill Outlet. The major thing I got on Sunday was a SNES Final Fantasy III game cartridge for $1 and about 1000 mid 2000's Magic cards all sorted by card. I had no idea FF games sold for so much when I grabbed this one, but seems like I can get about $40 or so for it.

Hit the Goodwill Outlet last night and picked some very nice stuff. I got two original Nintendos, 1 PS1, and 1 Super Nintendo. All without cords or controllers and I haven't tested them to see if they work yet. The oddest things I got were 8 small boxes of brand breast milk storage bags. These things sell for around $10 a box. I also picked up a large box of little vintage ceramic christmas tree glass ornaments. Maybe 3000-4000 or so. They seem to sell very well, but I'm not sure how small the lots I'll break them down into. I've seen lots of 12-25 selling for $5-$6 a lot with free shipping and saw a lot of 1000 sell for $25 or so. I'll probably sell them in medium sized lots and sell them closer to christmas.

That's amazing, congrats!

Star_Cards
06-08-2014, 09:15 PM
I pretty much killed it this weekend. Picked up a ton of great stuff. Lots of typical things, but way more big ticket items than normal. Here's the creme of the crop.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Full Version
Think I can get about $100.
Paid around $1

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G.I. Joe Cobra Terror Drome (missing most parts)
Think I can get about $50.
Paid $15

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Military Flight Helmet
Think I can get about $50-$60 but not sure.
paid $1

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1976 Bicentennial Glass 5 Gallon Jug
Think I can get about $60
paid around $10

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2 Vintage JVC Nivico Sphere Speakers
Think I can get about $250-$300
paid $40

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1958 Authorized Replica of a Renoir sculpture called Head of Coco.
Think I can get about $100-$150
paid $15

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Vintage Arthur Fulmer Motorcycle Helmet
Think I can get about $400-$500 (two in a bit better shape where listed at $699 and sold for best offers and I can't see their official sell prices.
paid around $4

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ajcorleone
06-09-2014, 01:14 PM
Nice pulls

Wickabee
06-10-2014, 10:53 AM
I grabbed a vintage Sankyo Japanese music box key chainfor $0.50, a collection of about 40 collectible spoon, around 5 are sterling, for $2, a really nice velevet lined jewellery box for $2, a nice giant Alpaca Mexico belt buckle for $1, and sold a few things in the buy and sell (costume ring, Canadian centennial coin set) for $50.
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Not a bad weekend.

ajcorleone
06-10-2014, 08:06 PM
Nice pick ups Wick

ajcorleone
06-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Picked this up for a quarter at a yard sale and turned it on Ebay for $14 already.


http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/1q4AAOxyQfJTg4Yw/$_57.JPG

andrewconnors9
06-16-2014, 11:31 AM
picked up a Singer Zig Zag Model 648 Sewing Machine with carrying case for 15$ on Friday, along with season 1-4 of Fringe (1-3 on DVD, 4 on blu ray) for 10$, and 3 xbox gen 1 games for myself for 5$. Total of 30$ for one sale, the Fringe is 35-40$ alone :)

Sewing Machine is mint and works perfectly, gonna go the Kijiji route with it first for sure.

Wickabee
06-19-2014, 11:52 AM
I got a vintage Snap-On socket case for a quarter on Saturday. I'll make at least $40 on that easy.

Star_Cards
06-19-2014, 12:58 PM
My picking weekend was very slow. Couldn't find much. I did hit one sale where I got most all of my big finds. Picked up a Cryocuff and another Cold therapy device that sells for around $40, about 12 PS2 games, a broken Nintendo DS, A roller coster K'nex set that sells for around $40, and a bag of around 8 pounds of bionicals for $22.

ajcorleone
06-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Hey you guys going to add pictures of your finds?Love to see all the treasures

Star_Cards
06-23-2014, 03:26 PM
I hit two estate sales this weekend. Saturday I picked up three typewriters, a vintage box fan, a wooden primitive toilet for a kid (clean) lol, and some other cool odd and ends. Had only a few hours to hit garage sales and didn't do too well, but did pick up some mid century custom speakers. I mainly got them for the cabinets. The speakers are maybe 10 or 12 inch and wasn't a brand that I knew. Picked them up for $10. I also got a few legos.

These are photos of what I picked up Sunday at an estate sale. They were pretty remote out in the country so I got a get of a deal on all of this stuff. Paid $70 for everything in the photos with a lot of stuff hidden in the buckets.

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ajcorleone
06-23-2014, 03:28 PM
Sweet finds

Wickabee
06-25-2014, 11:34 AM
Love that old stuff.

Here's the Snap On case I picked up for a quarter. Got $40 for it on ebay.
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And this I picked up for a quarter because I figured if couldn't get more I'd keep it. Currently have a bidding war going at $25 on the bay. If you see one in the packaging, grab it and sell it as jewelry, not a collectible.
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Star_Cards
06-25-2014, 11:38 AM
what is that? a commemorative pin?

Wickabee
06-25-2014, 11:46 AM
what is that? a commemorative pin?

Yeah. It's called "Canada Remembers". I forget when it was released, but it's a special Rememberance Day (Veterans Day in the US, I believe, Nov 11) pin of gold coloured Maple leaf beween two poppies. I got home and saw sales of $10 and was pretty happy. I'm really happy I went as jewelry. The $10 sales were all in collectibles; Political or Militariana.

Star_Cards
06-25-2014, 11:57 AM
nice. it's interesting how categories and headings can effect sale price.

Wickabee
06-25-2014, 12:11 PM
They ultimately determine your true market.

ajcorleone
06-25-2014, 12:43 PM
A great good will run today. The hubley was $1 it is rough but $1.The Atari with the games came to $5 and this dietzgen drafting set which is what I think it is was a steal at $3.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/hubley_zpsc15e485b.jpg

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Wickabee
06-25-2014, 01:12 PM
Nice!
Auction on my pin just ended at $31.

Star_Cards
06-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Having my third garage sale of the year this weekend. I doubt I'll do as well as my last sale, but hoping for good traffic.

andrewconnors9
06-27-2014, 09:27 PM
Good luck buddy!

Wickabee
06-28-2014, 02:30 PM
Hope it goes well!

Went out this morning. Not much going on as it's the annual community get together weekend (fair, parade, etc) which we have every Canada Day long weekend, but I managed a 70s ashtray from a Portuguese winery for a buck, a tiny crystal piano with a broken leg (I can fix it with a wet sander) for a dime and a handmade, 100% steel lockbox for $15.

ajcorleone
07-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Pulled $75 for the atari and the 3 games on Craigs List.The ad was only up for 2 hours that was a rare quickie for me.
A great good will run today. The hubley was $1 it is rough but $1.The Atari with the games came to $5 and this dietzgen drafting set which is what I think it is was a steal at $3.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/hubley_zpsc15e485b.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/atari_zpsc522db6f.jpg

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cowboysrgr8
07-01-2014, 07:23 PM
well finally im back from Mississippi training the national guard
only had sunday to go to the flea market but I was able to find a binder of basketball inserts for 10 dollars and this was in it
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/high%20end%20for%20trade/002_zps4b36ab2d.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/high%20end%20for%20trade/002_zps4b36ab2d.jpg.html)
also had a lot of refractors rookies and other random stuff with a few Jordan inserts

as for video games I was able to find 4 gamecube games for 2 a piece
Zelda, eternal darkness (this is for the pc) Mario party 5 and super Mario sunshine
already sold the Mario party 5 as I already had one

ajcorleone
07-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Thats a nice card I would be interested .Pm me your asking price. we might be able to swing something
well finally im back from Mississippi training the national guard
only had sunday to go to the flea market but I was able to find a binder of basketball inserts for 10 dollars and this was in it
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/high%20end%20for%20trade/002_zps4b36ab2d.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/high%20end%20for%20trade/002_zps4b36ab2d.jpg.html)
also had a lot of refractors rookies and other random stuff with a few Jordan inserts

as for video games I was able to find 4 gamecube games for 2 a piece
Zelda, eternal darkness (this is for the pc) Mario party 5 and super Mario sunshine
already sold the Mario party 5 as I already had one

Wickabee
07-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Went to one sale this morning, picked up a 20x30 Johannes Bochmann print for $2. Retails around $275-$300.

ajcorleone
07-04-2014, 05:56 PM
I need to go shopping in your neck of the woods.You have people just giving treasures away. Awesome find
Went to one sale this morning, picked up a 20x30 Johannes Bochmann print for $2. Retails around $275-$300.

Wickabee
07-04-2014, 06:24 PM
I need to go shopping in your neck of the woods.You have people just giving treasures away. Awesome find

There's more money than brains in this valley, that's for sure.

ajcorleone
07-04-2014, 06:27 PM
Obviously too many pickers my way gotta be on point.I know what days to hit the thrifts ant hit yard sales 6:30 am during set ups.A chore but a great hobby and way to get some extra scratch
There's more money than brains in this valley, that's for sure.

Wickabee
07-04-2014, 11:46 PM
Obviously too many pickers my way gotta be on point.I know what days to hit the thrifts ant hit yard sales 6:30 am during set ups.A chore but a great hobby and way to get some extra scratch

I just do garage/yard/estate sales. Usually 7ish to about 11am on Saturdays.

ajcorleone
07-05-2014, 09:27 AM
With my new work schedule I gte some more free time to get out a bit more
I just do garage/yard/estate sales. Usually 7ish to about 11am on Saturdays.

cowboysrgr8
07-06-2014, 06:45 PM
slow weekend for me...picked this stuff up for less than $100 but a few gems in there that will be added to the collection the rest will be on the bay to pay for next weekends purchases

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2309_zpsfa282b9f.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/CIMG2309_zpsfa282b9f.jpg.html)

polamalu43favre04
07-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Not bad.. you'll make at least half your money back on Fire Emblem alone.. I thought Worms Armageddon was a good pick up but it seems it only sells for like $10... didn't know there was such a difference between the DC and N64 versions :confused0024:

Star_Cards
07-07-2014, 12:57 PM
I had my garage sale on saturday and had a good turn out. Ended up doing around $625 and cleared out a little space for more stuff.

I was able to pick on thursday and friday at the Goodwill outlet. I picked up 2 Sporting News binders that had issues from March 1969 to March 1970. Looks like they sell for around $99 for both binders. Picked them up for 42.

I also got a vintage stand up coleman cooler that goes for around $60 and a dress form that sells for around $100-$125.

andrewconnors9
07-07-2014, 03:52 PM
glad your sale went good!

got 40$ cash through kijiji for my Pokemon Emerald Gameboy Advance cartridge only that I picked up for 1$ last weekend at a garage sale, woot!

Anyone interested in pokemon white or pokemon black for DS?

cowboysrgr8
07-07-2014, 04:20 PM
glad your sale went good!

got 40$ cash through kijiji for my Pokemon Emerald Gameboy Advance cartridge only that I picked up for 1$ last weekend at a garage sale, woot!

Anyone interested in pokemon white or pokemon black for DS?

awesome flip on the game boy advance.....
I picked up 9 pokemon games this week from craigslist for 3 a piece....5 were in the boxes

cowboysrgr8
07-07-2014, 04:24 PM
im extremely happy right now.....
found this on craigslist this morning for $100 and man it is in great condition..
my wife was going to get me one for our wedding anniversary and this is going to go great in my personal collection

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/1525119_876212185742093_1522382479895334314_n_zps3 77f7d6c.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/1525119_876212185742093_1522382479895334314_n_zps3 77f7d6c.jpg.html)

andrewconnors9
07-07-2014, 04:50 PM
nice pickup!!

and yeah pokemon games sell very well even on ebay. Should swap me a pokemon white or black for Zelda 64 cowboy ;) lol

FlyersFan
07-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Hey guys, I was getting ready to list this stuff but Im kind of lost right now when it comes to video game stuff. Any suggestions on what I should list this stuff at ?

I am going to sell the DS stuff together and the three N64 items together and then the Golden Tee plug and play by itself.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/001-2.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/001-2.jpg.html)


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andrewconnors9
07-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Can can I buy the Zelda for you for a decent price?



Hey guys, I was getting ready to list this stuff but Im kind of lost right now when it comes to video game stuff. Any suggestions on what I should list this stuff at ?

I am going to sell the DS stuff together and the three N64 items together and then the Golden Tee plug and play by itself.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!


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cowboysrgr8
07-08-2014, 07:21 PM
I was going to say sell the Zelda to Andrew lol but he bet me to it
as for the rest sell them like you are showing us
good luck with the sales

FlyersFan
07-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Can can I buy the Zelda for you for a decent price?

I am waiting to hear back from someone that is interested in the whole N64 lot but if they don't want it Im sure we can come to something on the Zelda. Thanks!

andrewconnors9
07-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Haha thanks cowboy! And thanks man let me know for sure really want a copy

Wickabee
07-12-2014, 03:58 PM
Came out of the Fri/Sat sales with the following:
2lbs Lego
Sealed in box Barbie Pink Label Collection Edward from Twilight
Sealed in box Bionicle
Old Levi's belt buckle
DC Batman Rumbler
Marshmallow shooter
1950s meat grinder
Sega Genesis Core console
Raphael Tuck & Sons Christmas cards & tin
A few other odds and sods. About $40 was spent.

andrewconnors9
07-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Massive find yesterday here in Edmonton.

8 game used and signed goalie sticks. Price 10$!!!!!! Mother selling off her Kids stuff that moved out. They're gonna be mad lol. Most are ahl but luckily enough one was cujo :D

Wickabee
07-13-2014, 02:02 AM
Massive find yesterday here in Edmonton.

8 game used and signed goalie sticks. Price 10$!!!!!! Mother selling off her Kids stuff that moved out. They're gonna be mad lol. Most are ahl but luckily enough one was cujo :D

Nice!

Who else?

Star_Cards
07-14-2014, 12:46 PM
I hit a garage sale of a former Camel Cigarette and playstation sales rep. I picked up some cool Camel signs, one neon. I also got her to sell me about 45 PSP games, 10 PS2 games, and 10 PS3 games for $50. Nothing that goes for crazy money, but will do well.

I also picked up 18 pounds of LEGOs for $23 and a few other odds and ends.

83352

83353

ajcorleone
07-14-2014, 12:56 PM
I noticed Legos go for some money.ANy way to tell the age of them I have a ton my kids play with but then I have a stash I have picked up thru the years.

Star_Cards
07-14-2014, 01:17 PM
I noticed Legos go for some money.ANy way to tell the age of them I have a ton my kids play with but then I have a stash I have picked up thru the years.

legos sell well, but the last few 5 pounds lot that I've had listed sat for awhile and just sold one for $30 ($6 per pound). I sold a few for a lot more around christmas. The only way to tell of age would be if you had sets. Sets sell for way more than bulk lots. I know they have numbers on the current ones. I'm not sure if the older ones did or not. I don't find many at garage sales but will gather them up at goodwill outlet. For me I just pick up bulk of I can get them for around $1 a pound. Also the minifigs sell very well. Obviously those depend on what they are, but even bulk lots go for decent money.

In this last lot that I picked up I did pull out some pieces that sell for more than in bulk lots. I pulled out tires for a lot and just a few other atypical lego pieces. I don't do it a ton, but had to sort these anyways because they had about a pound of Mega Blocks mixed in. Stay away from mega blocks unless they are the Halo figures or a specialized set. Bulk mega blocks aren't that desirable.

ajcorleone
07-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Yeah I do not mess with mega blocks which are mega headache.$6 a pound is great I have a bag I weighed and its 15 pounds give or and I paid $7 for it at a yard sale so that will eb an easy sell.The sets I find in Goodwill sometimes in the box they are good sellers.I just always passed on legos because I was not sure and I had this huge bag sitting I never messed with.Thanksf the info
legos sell well, but the last few 5 pounds lot that I've had listed sat for awhile and just sold one for $30 ($6 per pound). I sold a few for a lot more around christmas. The only way to tell of age would be if you had sets. Sets sell for way more than bulk lots. I know they have numbers on the current ones. I'm not sure if the older ones did or not. I don't find many at garage sales but will gather them up at goodwill outlet. For me I just pick up bulk of I can get them for around $1 a pound. Also the minifigs sell very well. Obviously those depend on what they are, but even bulk lots go for decent money.

In this last lot that I picked up I did pull out some pieces that sell for more than in bulk lots. I pulled out tires for a lot and just a few other atypical lego pieces. I don't do it a ton, but had to sort these anyways because they had about a pound of Mega Blocks mixed in. Stay away from mega blocks unless they are the Halo figures or a specialized set. Bulk mega blocks aren't that desirable.

andrewconnors9
07-14-2014, 02:31 PM
What ps2 games did ya get! Nice pickup on the camel signs. They will be three digits+

Star_Cards
07-14-2014, 03:37 PM
What ps2 games did ya get! Nice pickup on the camel signs. They will be three digits+

I think a lot of the PS2 games were sports games unfortunately. From ebay sales, I'm looking at maybe $50-$60 a piece. Going to use them as leaders at my garage sales and try to move them that way for the time being.

Wickabee
07-14-2014, 03:43 PM
On the Lego, is it worthwhile to pick through for individual pieces? I've got 2 pounds that's mostly what I remember as a kid being hard to find pieces. Wheels, angle pieces, arms, guns, bullhorns, etc.

Star_Cards
07-14-2014, 04:19 PM
On the Lego, is it worthwhile to pick through for individual pieces? I've got 2 pounds that's mostly what I remember as a kid being hard to find pieces. Wheels, angle pieces, arms, guns, bullhorns, etc.

To me it hasn't been worth it really, but I have so much stuff to list a sell, I'm more in a turn and burn type of situation over maximizing every item I pick up. In this last lot I had a decent number of a few pieces where I could make smaller lots of more valuable pieces. I pulled tires, log cabin type wall pieces, and the small boulder looking pieces. It seemed like these would get me in the $10 range per lot so I decided to give it a try. I've never tried selling a lot of wheels, but had about 100 or so that are all mixed sizes. I'm going to see what I can do with those.

I did sell a lot of maybe 10 larger flat lego pieces. I got about $30 for them. Most of them were the large flat field type pieces that were around a foot by a foot and some were smaller. Those sell well in smaller lots.

I did well selling lots of individual pieces for bionics... like the blaster guns and such. As far as bulk bionicles, I've sold them in 10 pound lots for around $60-$65 per lot plus shipping.

cowboysrgr8
07-14-2014, 11:42 PM
amazing pickups...im very interested in the psp games if you want to get rid of them...
also If you do garage sales and post on craigslist make sure you put video games in the title...people will go crazy


as for me
I have some pictures that I have to post because I still don't believe what I picked up

Star_Cards
07-15-2014, 09:11 AM
They are for sale.

I always post a list of certain popular items in my ads so people can do key work searches for them. video games, consoles, legos, etc. I usually get a good number of people that show up for specific items I listed or photos of items that I posted.

andrewconnors9
07-15-2014, 09:44 AM
PS2 sports games selling 50-60$ each? What games? I only ever see 5 or less for old ps2 sports games

Star_Cards
07-15-2014, 11:05 AM
PS2 sports games selling 50-60$ each? What games? I only ever see 5 or less for old ps2 sports games

I've never seen old PS2 sports games for $50-$60 each. Must have been a typo.

andrewconnors9
07-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Oh was your comment lol unless I read it wrong which is known to happen haha

Star_Cards
07-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Oh was your comment lol unless I read it wrong which is known to happen haha

lol. I picked up the whole lot for $50. PS2, PSP, and PS3 games.

Wickabee
07-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the Lego answer. I don't think I'm willing to put in that time.

Anyone here have a shop on etsy? I was thinking about it but wanted to get some feedback on it before I do.

Star_Cards
07-16-2014, 09:47 AM
yeah, it's a lot of work. I just do it if I have a bunch of higher dollar pieces in a group and am sorting it anyways.

I met a guy at the Goodwill Outlet who collects and just looks for legos. He builds sets and completes them with the stuff he finds. He told me that he sorts them all down by color at home. He told me of a site where you can buy and sell legos by the piece. I got on their looking for a few pieces I needed to finish a high dollar set and it's crazy how many pieces people have on their that go for pennies. Thought it was interesting.

I started an Etsy for selling my art work, but never really gave it a lot of attention. I listed some prints, but obeying just takes up the majority of my time. It seems like a good site if you have stuff you can sell on it. I thought about listing my vintage stuff on there, but just don't really want to run two different online marketplaces. You can list an item for around 2-3 months for a few cents. That was the main draw to me. I've spoken to a few other sellers and they claim to get more for item on etsy rather than on ebay. I think maybe the buyers are the type of people that will pay more, but nor really sure. I'd say try it out as it's a pretty popular site. I just don't know that is has the traffic that ebay does. I think it is recommended that you get into groups and like other items and sellers to help market your stuff and get it seen more. Although you may want to research that as it's been awhile since I have.

Wickabee
07-16-2014, 11:35 AM
I sell on eBay as just a dude with stuff, so a second marketplace isn't a big deal for me. If I remember what I read, I think it was 4 months for $0.20 on an item, which sounds not bad, considering eBay is, like, $0.30 for a week at BIN.

I mostly have vintage stuff for etsy. This area had several money booms in the 50s, 70s and 80s-90s, so I'm always finding interesting stuff from those eras.

It does look like less traffic, but it also seems to be less competition. I have items that are on eBay by the bucket load that I can't find on etsy. It seems etsy is the niche store while eBay is a liquidation world.

I'm also half-heartedly (mostly because I'm focusing on other things) setting up a Facebook page with stuff. Seems to work okay for some other people, and I've had much more luck with Facebook buy and sell (local) pages than anywhere else this year.

Star_Cards
07-16-2014, 12:59 PM
THat might be good thinking if you are finding less items for competition. Keep us posted as to how it goes.

I haven't done much facebook selling but I'm, not a fan of making time to meet people. It also always seemed to be a place like craigslist where you'd get a lot of flakes and no shows once people said they wanted to buy the item.

Wickabee
07-16-2014, 05:15 PM
THat might be good thinking if you are finding less items for competition. Keep us posted as to how it goes.

I haven't done much facebook selling but I'm, not a fan of making time to meet people. It also always seemed to be a place like craigslist where you'd get a lot of flakes and no shows once people said they wanted to buy the item.
For Facebook my rule is pick up only, no holds, first come first serve. Worst I've had is one girl was half an hour late due to traffic and another woman had her tranny blow on her way to my house, so I held it to next day.

Other than that, no problem. Actual online classifieds though, forget it.

Star_Cards
07-17-2014, 09:11 AM
For Facebook my rule is pick up only, no holds, first come first serve. Worst I've had is one girl was half an hour late due to traffic and another woman had her tranny blow on her way to my house, so I held it to next day.

Other than that, no problem. Actual online classifieds though, forget it.

that's good. I've craigslisted a few things. My experience has been hit and miss. Only a few no shows after a meeting has been set up.

ajcorleone
07-17-2014, 12:54 PM
I have a busy strip mall by my house I always meet there.It is busy and it is somewhere everybody knows or can GPS. Never had a problem with craiglist or facebook hook ups
that's good. I've craigslisted a few things. My experience has been hit and miss. Only a few no shows after a meeting has been set up.

Wickabee
07-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Just a quick tip, decorative spoons. I've bought 2 large lots for less than $5 each and pulled out enough Sterling to make it worth my while.

Wickabee
07-17-2014, 04:46 PM
Okay, I didn't know where else to put this, but I thought it was funny enough to post. I've been looking for a new strap for my watch and I checked eBay last night. Today I open it up to see the search phrase I used.

"Black 18mm Men"

Needless to say I had a chuckle at my own expense.

ajcorleone
07-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Picked up another Intellivision this weekend with 5 games for $10.Works great cannot believe how this was the new wave back then

Wickabee
07-21-2014, 03:39 PM
I have one of those!

They're awesome with the little phone pad controller and changeable keypad sheets. Man.

ajcorleone
07-21-2014, 03:44 PM
One of the games was PBA bowling and I played with my boys.After a bit they said "daddy can we play Wi bowling now". I had to laugh.They did dig the scooby doo maze chase game even with the shoddy graphics.
I have one of those!

They're awesome with the little phone pad controller and changeable keypad sheets. Man.

Wickabee
07-21-2014, 10:40 PM
The best part of that thing, hands down, is the audio. Skiing and Basketball were my favourites. Skiing was nothing hut "ssshheeww ssshheeww" and the basketball game was silent but for the boing of the ball, a second and a half of static ("cheering") after each basket. I used to play that thing for hours when I visited my grandparents. My grandmother would play backgammon every morning on it as a wake up ritual. Finally, 7 or 8 years ago she gave it up and plays on her computer. That thing is about 1/12 of my childhood.

Being that there was a big fire in the area really near town, there wasn't a whole lot for sales, and I didn't venture far out. But I did manage a nice ring. 18k white and yellow gold plate on sterling silver with 8 what I suspect are high grade zircon or maybe a white topaz. $5.

andrewconnors9
07-21-2014, 11:44 PM
i just got a free Intellivision recently with about 15 games, have yet to set it up, waiting til my house is finished being built and we open our games room lol

cowboysrgr8
07-22-2014, 06:53 AM
hey guys
been on vacation and still is but I was able to hit a few yard sales up here in ohio
cant believe what I found
got these for 2 a piece
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_172919_618_zpsc7094b5f.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_172919_618_zpsc7094b5f.jpg.html)
this was at a flea market for 20 dollars
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and the best pickup
went to a yard sale talked to the guy about older video games he said he had some old stuff that he forgot
went inside and brought these out...want 1 dollar a piece, I almost crapped myself
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_172931_286_zps79b0ac0f.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_172931_286_zps79b0ac0f.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_173153_248_zps203c4d38.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_173153_248_zps203c4d38.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_173304_411_zpscdc30984.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_173304_411_zpscdc30984.jpg.html)

ajcorleone
07-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Moonwalker will fetch you a nice bit

cowboysrgr8
07-22-2014, 10:01 AM
its the turbo graphx 16 games that are going to get me a bunch of money
turrican sells for over 100 itself

Star_Cards
07-22-2014, 12:38 PM
I've never ran into turbo graphix 16 stuff. My friend had a system back in the early 90's. I guess the fact that they were not as popular as nintendo and sega make it so much more rare these days.


I had another sale at a friends house and the traffic was slow. Not really worth my time setting up.

ajcorleone
08-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Hit a rare Friday yard sale coming home from work today.And found a steal a woman was selling a PS3 lightly used from the appearance and 20 games including monster jam 3,wwe13 and was asking $50. I was stunned but she seemed too nice to rob so I told her she could bit more for what she had.I made her an offer and she said"Wow how rare for someone to be so honest". Hence she would only take the $50 because she wanted to be rid if the pile and because I was so nice.I must have a kind face LOL.

cowboysrgr8
08-01-2014, 09:34 PM
that's awesome...good luck selling them

ajcorleone
08-01-2014, 10:32 PM
Thanks I am going to try a quick turn around Craigslist then maybe the Bay
that's awesome...good luck selling them

cowboysrgr8
08-03-2014, 06:18 PM
well it was a slow weekend but it ended with awesomeness for my collection
paid a dollar for the following games
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10569069_891643890865589_7040984059132024239_n_zps db7c916e.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10569069_891643890865589_7040984059132024239_n_zps db7c916e.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10552404_891643917532253_6800004733104542132_n_zps 05184533.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10552404_891643917532253_6800004733104542132_n_zps 05184533.jpg.html)
paid 5 for Barbie and for Mario party 7
paid 10 for jurrasic park and the two ps3 games
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nice 10 dollar wii set
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10593027_891644024198909_1746984290922479334_n_zps b45a8471.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10593027_891644024198909_1746984290922479334_n_zps b45a8471.jpg.html)

and something I have been looking for my collection
40 dollars
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only things im keeping is jurrasic park, Mario party and the super Nintendo

ajcorleone
08-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Figured $1 for a box of figures would not be bad

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/Figures%20and%20Toys/P1100423_zpsb9c4aea6.jpg
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/Figures%20and%20Toys/P1100421_zpsc0a3742d.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/Figures%20and%20Toys/P1100417_zps95848301.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/Figures%20and%20Toys/P1100426_zps4ff880ab.jpg

cowboysrgr8
08-06-2014, 03:41 PM
who framed roger rabit stuff is awesome...

ajcorleone
08-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Thanks hope it brings in a little something
who framed roger rabit stuff is awesome...

Wickabee
08-07-2014, 11:45 AM
That Disney / Roger Rabbit stuff is in great shape. I came across some smurfs of the same type this weekend and I would have picked them up if they weren't green with yellow hats from age.

Wickabee
08-08-2014, 11:14 AM
I should know this but is $0.10/card a fair price on an unknown lot?

cowboysrgr8
08-08-2014, 01:49 PM
wow that could either work for you or against you..
you can hit gold or you can hit a bunch of tim couch 2002 cards

Wickabee
08-08-2014, 05:24 PM
I'm guessing it's somewhere between. There are some sets, oddball stuff and the usual RCs and JSYs etc, but other than that pretty unknown. I'm sure there's loads of base.

cowboysrgr8
08-08-2014, 05:48 PM
the hell with it if you have the money to take a chance at it go for it..
its worked both ways for me but its always fun going through it and finding that one card

andrewconnors9
08-08-2014, 06:04 PM
This is very true. Last summer I hit a garage sale and he had 5 little stacks of 25 cards each. Looked like mostly 00-01 black diamond base. So instead of going through he said take all the stacks for 5$. Said sure and figured I wouldn't find anything but low and behold the only rookie in it was heatley. 100$BV. Was quite happy lol

ajcorleone
08-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Take a stab because you might find an oddball that will triple your money.I have a ton of bins from doing this but made my money back and some.
I should know this but is $0.10/card a fair price on an unknown lot?

Wickabee
08-10-2014, 10:45 AM
For the sake of argument, let's say it's a 40,000-50,000 card lot.

ajcorleone
08-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Do you have that much room and can you move it to your home? Also do you have that kind of scratch?I would make a bulk offer and see what happens.It will give you months to go thru it but a gem might be hiding.My biggest lot was 3 3o gallon totes which I counted roughly to 25,000 cards.Got him down to $90 after i told him about all the time it and space it would take up.Came up finding 1956 topps bob lemon in great shape,60 topps al kaline and a 65 lou brock.Those 3 made my money back.But I still ahve those totes and still sell off and trade what was in them
For the sake of argument, let's say it's a 40,000-50,000 card lot.

Wickabee
08-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Thanks.

So, I managed to pick this up for a quarter yesterday. Came with the key, works beautifully.
84260

cowboysrgr8
08-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Thanks.

So, I managed to pick this up for a quarter yesterday. Came with the key, works beautifully.
84260

that's a great pickup

ajcorleone
08-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Thats sharp looking
Thanks.

So, I managed to pick this up for a quarter yesterday. Came with the key, works beautifully.
84260

cowboysrgr8
08-10-2014, 07:37 PM
I hope everyone has had a great weekend like myself
first started off at the flea market in which some new guy was selling military kevlars for 10 a piece...I really don't do that type of stuff but I know a lot of the guys out there does and they were no where near this guy...I bought 6 of them off of them and my buddies who do sell that type of stuff walked up and said they were going to buy them off of me....I sold them for a total of 215 dollars

ok now the stuff I know about
picked up this Nintendo 64 lot for 40 dollars.....I needed all of them minus the n64 and 4 games so I know ill make my money back just on Mario kart alone
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/996147_896448930385085_3884805963705735810_n_zpsdf 824347.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/996147_896448930385085_3884805963705735810_n_zpsdf 824347.jpg.html)

ok I picked up a wii u about a month ago for 100 and I picked this whole lot for 125...its going to be a xmas gift for my son so im happy with that
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10606042_896448947051750_4496576390474807222_n_zps d939f4b5.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10606042_896448947051750_4496576390474807222_n_zps d939f4b5.jpg.html)

after going almost a year without finding a boxed snes I find another one today with the scope a week after I picked up the mini
I paid 50 for the pair
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10356394_896448967051748_7162913679365311808_n_zps c5637d78.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10356394_896448967051748_7162913679365311808_n_zps c5637d78.jpg.html)

and probably my best pickup pc wise....found this on a table for 3 dollars
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/994486_896448977051747_4665189740967385457_n_zps64 fb2743.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/994486_896448977051747_4665189740967385457_n_zps64 fb2743.jpg.html)

ajcorleone
08-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Great pickups as always.

andrewconnors9
08-11-2014, 08:51 AM
Slow one yesterday only managed to hit a few

got a tub of transformers for 20$ (couple Optimus prime, megatron, bumblebee,etc)
Nintendo DS game Where the Wild Things Are for 2$ (mint in box)
and a PS1 with a memory card for 5$

Wickabee
08-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Besides the clock (which should net me at minimum $40 for my quarter investment, I also came away with the following:
Signed painting of two dudes fishing in a boat
Replacement bubble lawn mower for my kid (I broke her first one)
A Korean knockoff of those German clocks with the dome. Heirloom?
Whinnie the Pooh doll that has to be at least 30 years old.
A Honey Bunny doll from around the same time.
A novelty all clay metal tipped quill pen and inkwell in the shape of Don't Quixote from Portugal
2 books of old 78rpm singles
Sega Genesis + 4 games
Mid 60s gold plated steel lamp
3 Deneault sketch prints of Quebec City street scenes
A print of a painting I bought and thought was nothing. Turns out the painting Ibought for a buck is worth about $150. $200-$300 if iI get it cleaned.
A shadowbox with some history of golf clubs stuff in it.
A handmade chess set from Cuba (missing 3,pawns)
A Disney bird feeder
2 little Royal Albert Crown China coffee cups

That all cost me a little over $100, with most of that being in the records ($40) and the Sega + games ($20).

Last week I was camping, but managed to hit 2 garage sales, 2 flea markets and a thrift shop. Came away with:
3 Avon aftershave car bottles
Antique wood and brass model cannon
1988 Pillsbury Dough Boy cookie jar and spoon rest
Complete Pig Mania game from 1977
Pilsner bar flag
Commemorative pin of the 1949 Canadian Boy Scouts First Jamboree from 1987
Bicycle cards travel poker set
Halex card shuffler

That was about $25. I have the cannon sold for $45.

andrewconnors9
08-11-2014, 01:22 PM
Wow Wicka solid weekend bro!!!

andrewconnors9
08-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Interested in the sega games also!

Wickabee
08-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Interested in the sega games also!

Thanks.
I'm already sitting on a Sega Core, and now a Genesis. I think I'm splitting the games up and each gets 2. The only real interesting one is Sonic 2. Other than than it's Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Ecco the Dolphin.

I'm pretty stoked on the records. All original press Canadian dealer copies from the 50s. Not the greatest shape, but totally playable and collector worthy. There's about half a dozen Elvis, some Fats Domino, The Platters, Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Pat Boone etc, etc.

andrewconnors9
08-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Hmm would u sell me Sonic 2 by any chance? Have the first one need the second. Lmk :) or I'll swing ya hockey cards if I have anything ur collecting

Wickabee
08-11-2014, 03:19 PM
If I decide to sell it as a single I'll let you know first. I'm considering keeping one of the consoles and if I do, Sonic and Ecco (I played that one a LOT as a kid) will stay with it.

andrewconnors9
08-11-2014, 03:23 PM
yup i hear ya exactly why i want Sonic 2 haha, but yeah let me know for sure buddy :)

id even take a stab at wheel of fortune and jeopardy if you move those lol

Wickabee
08-15-2014, 06:47 PM
Went to 3 sales today.. Only 1 was worthwhile, but it was quite worthwhile. I picked up 3 old tube radios (1980 Sony, 1960s Emerson w/Bakelite body, 1939-55 Rogers Majestic) for $10. The two older ones will more than make my money back as for parts/repair sales. The Sony may sell, or I may keep it as I like the look.

I also bought a huge framed Robert Bateman paper print for $3 which my mom immediately paid me $25 for, and a 70s Mickey Mouse / Donald Duck framed mirror, 20 x 16, marked "Handmade in England" and has export and import stamps. $2.

ajcorleone
08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Come on bro Mom should of got that as a gift LOL
Went to 3 sales today.. Only 1 was worthwhile, but it was quite worthwhile. I picked up 3 old tube radios (1980 Sony, 1960s Emerson w/Bakelite body, 1939-55 Rogers Majestic) for $10. The two older ones will more than make my money back as for parts/repair sales. The Sony may sell, or I may keep it as I like the look.

I also bought a huge framed Robert Bateman paper print for $3 which my mom immediately paid me $25 for, and a 70s Mickey Mouse / Donald Duck framed mirror, 20 x 16, marked "Handmade in England" and has export and import stamps. $2.

Wickabee
08-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Come on bro Mom should of got that as a gift LOL

She wouldn't let me take nothing. Honestly I could have got $75 on it with very little trouble.

ajcorleone
08-17-2014, 08:33 PM
A nice weekend, picked up a box of 45's for about $5 about 40 records and found a few good one. a James Brown and the famous flames get it together 45 very good condition, elvis lets play house red vinyl color, and a couple of jerry lee lewis and carl perkins Sun original 45's.Looking at the bay I should do well with these.Also picked up a sweet original luke skywalker 77 version star wars and a han solo.Nice for the age a little scraping but for 50 cents you betcha.

Wickabee
08-17-2014, 11:22 PM
Saturday and Sunday saw me obtain:
2 mid century plaster cast wall hangings $10 /pair
Realistic Navaho brand CB radio $2
A frankenset of silver plate which included a tabletop cigarette lighter, easily the coolest looking thing I've picked up this year. $5
Small blue glass vase with silver overlay decoration. $1
Sealed Texas Holdem set. $2
Letter opener with case $1
Blackjack/roulette/craps lap table with chips. $2
A small signed and numbered print. It's titled Four Little Birds by Carolyn Shores Wright. Free.
A few other small odds and ends.
The steal of the weekend, I found out once I got home, was a Fostex Model 80 Reel to Reel recorder for $10.



Edit: Forgot about the Digimon Walkie Talkies and the vintage electric hand mixer.

Edit 2: Just found out one of the 2 cream pitchers in the frankensilverplate set is a CP Rail item. Score!

Star_Cards
08-18-2014, 04:10 PM
I was able to get out friday and saturday after being on vacation and unable to pick for 3 weekends. I picked up some very nice stuff.

I hit a sale at a picker/hoarder house and grabbed a nice bundle. I say picker/hoarder because they had some nice vintage stuff and a lot of junk and trash. They had stuff in their front lawn but their back yard was completely full of stuff that had been sitting outside for awhile. I picked up some galvanized buckets, a vintage socket set that I have to identify, a 1941 indiana license plate, 2 protected forestry metal signs, two large pulleys with hooks, and metal cabinets and a metal table as well as some other odds and ends. Got them all for $100. One of the pulleys should sell for around $75.

Saturday I went to an estate sale and the people running it said they saved some vintage toys for me and my friend. It was a small box. Most were cheap but there was a tin popeye toy. I knew they were good as I had one from my grandpa's house that goes for around $300. I got a bunch of stuff including the toys for $25. Two large shipping crates, some vintage cowboy boots, a vintage chrome towel rack and some other small items. I'm not sure what the Popeye toy will go for but of this type of toy (it's called a jigger) there was a version with olive oil sitting on a box of spinach and a version where she is sitting on dynamite. The dynamite is supposedly the rare version which we got. We think we should be able to get anywhere from $500 to possibly even $1200 for it based off of our research. NOt much on ebay to get a good market value of it. I'm leaning towards the $600 range based off of what I have seen.

Also picked up an old Hay Trolley for $40 and a Design Within Reach stool for $60 that I should get $170 on.

Here are some picts.

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and found this pretty cool double exposure photo.

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Wickabee
08-18-2014, 09:18 PM
Love the Popeye. Got a picture of the socket set?
I'll get a few pics up myself in a bit.

ajcorleone
08-19-2014, 08:40 AM
That Popeye is a great piece.It is great you have folks putting stuff aside for you.I try to make connections like that and get lucky at on of my regular auctions

andrewconnors9
08-19-2014, 10:36 AM
very nice pickup on that popeye toy, thats a beauty!

Wickabee
08-19-2014, 03:04 PM
I don't post many pictures, so here's a few.

Canadian Pacific small cream or water pitcher. Pretty sure it' a CP Rail, but it could be CP Airways or Hotels.
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$0.99 Thrift Shop find
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2 of 3 radio bought for $10
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Four Little Birds
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Fostex Model 80
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xnamyeknomx
08-19-2014, 03:13 PM
GREAT topic!

I yard sale EVERY WEEKEND (winter as well!)

I have started my own side business "From Trash To Treasure"

Easily my best find was a hand signed Norman Rockwell framed picture. Picked it up for $75.00 Turned it for $500!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/Fromtrashtotreasure/photos/a.233726370067477.41434.122384224535026/233726553400792/?type=3&theater

Some great things to look for to turn for quick profit is LEGO'S especially the minifigures. Lego retires sets, so once retired collectors go crazy for the figures, and they can be bought in bulk at most yard sales. My 9yr old son is a "lego expert" he helps me match all the right pices up, and he gets to keep all the pieces, and i sell the minifigs.

Also camera equipment (film especially) becuase most college/ high school students still have to learn how to use film so they need the old bodies, and lenses, and have to go to the secondary market to buy it. Most people give this stuff away because digital rules right now.

I have tons more, but dont want to hijack your thread.


last one:

picked this up a few weeks ago

http://www.sportscardforum.com/threads/2117690-SIGNED-FULL-SIZED-GAME-USED-JERSEY-found-at-a-yard-sale!!

Wickabee
08-19-2014, 03:30 PM
By all means, hijack. As long as it's on the topic of garage sailing, that's pretty much what this is for.

ajcorleone
08-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Yes always nice to see what other people are making money on.I enjoy all the pics

xnamyeknomx
08-19-2014, 03:37 PM
dont know if this is "legal" to do but check out my facebook page. From Trash To Treasure (352? likes)

I post my weekly finds there.

I also found some comic book pages that were proofs for a comic called Miracle Man from the UK bought all 12 pages for $1!
Sold them all for $901!!!


Also any camping gear you can get also sells very well especally Coleman stuff. The older propane stoves and GAS lanterns are VERY collectible!

Coleman also dates almost all of their items so its very easy to tell when they were made!

This is going to be my new favorite post!

Wickabee
08-19-2014, 05:20 PM
old wood and brass model cannons. Picked one up or $4 in thrift shop, just lost it for $40.

andrewconnors9
08-19-2014, 07:21 PM
I started this page a long time ago and its for all of us to share, so as long as its garage sale related bring it on :), no such thing as hijacking here if its related!

Star_Cards
08-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Love the Popeye. Got a picture of the socket set?
I'll get a few pics up myself in a bit.

not yet, but thought maybe you could help me identify. your posts made me grab it and toss it into the bundle. I'll get a shot tonight. It has a label on top but can't make out much of it at all.

Star_Cards
08-20-2014, 08:45 AM
That Popeye is a great piece.It is great you have folks putting stuff aside for you.I try to make connections like that and get lucky at on of my regular auctions

it definitely is great when people hold stuff back. These guys are pretty new to indy but seem to get quite a few sales. We've gotten some great deals from them.

Star_Cards
08-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Also any camping gear you can get also sells very well especally Coleman stuff. The older propane stoves and GAS lanterns are VERY collectible!

Coleman also dates almost all of their items so its very easy to tell when they were made!

I picked up a coleman camp stove a few months ago. Haven't cleaned it up yet, but that model sells well. Do they date their items with a code or is it pretty obvious to find the date?

I've always sold vintage coolers very well.

xnamyeknomx
08-20-2014, 10:18 AM
I picked up a coleman camp stove a few months ago. Haven't cleaned it up yet, but that model sells well. Do they date their items with a code or is it pretty obvious to find the date?

I've always sold vintage coolers very well.

its almost always stamped on the bottom. it will be someing like 5 67, which means it was made in May 1967, check yours.

Wickabee
08-20-2014, 10:40 AM
not yet, but thought maybe you could help me identify. your posts made me grab it and toss it into the bundle. I'll get a shot tonight. It has a label on top but can't make out much of it at all.

I'm going offline until Saturday, so take your time. Going camping again which means less picking, but it's where I picked up that model cannon and some Avon aftershave cars, among other things. Those have brought me a combined $50 from a total of $12.50 spent, so I'm looking forward to going back.

Wickabee
08-20-2014, 10:41 AM
its almost always stamped on the bottom. it will be someing like 5 67, which means it was made in May 1967, check yours.

Which models sell? Camping equipment is everywhere here, and cheap.

xnamyeknomx
08-20-2014, 11:02 AM
Which models sell? Camping equipment is everywhere here, and cheap.



As far as lanterns go, the more collectible ones are the ones that used fuel, not the propane canister ones and had the glass globes on them. As far as stoves go double burner stoves are common, but still sell well if you can get them cheap enough, but the single, and triple burner ones sell the best.

Hope that helps

Star_Cards
08-20-2014, 11:14 AM
I'm going offline until Saturday, so take your time. Going camping again which means less picking, but it's where I picked up that model cannon and some Avon aftershave cars, among other things. Those have brought me a combined $50 from a total of $12.50 spent, so I'm looking forward to going back.

cool. have fun camping. I always try to pick when I travel now. I have some garage sale apps that are pretty good and lets you find sales easily on the fly. They are great for out of town picking.

Wickabee
08-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the tips on the stoves.

Yeah, I always go to the same campsite and there a flea market nearby every Saturday, plus a thrift shop full of stuff for a town of about 300, so always something there. I've also got a couple sales lined up for the drive home Saturday too, so here's hoping!

xnamyeknomx
08-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Always check the date on the bottom (stoves and lanterns) the older the better :)


Thanks for the tips on the stoves.

Yeah, I always go to the same campsite and there a flea market nearby every Saturday, plus a thrift shop full of stuff for a town of about 300, so always something there. I've also got a couple sales lined up for the drive home Saturday too, so here's hoping!

Star_Cards
08-20-2014, 02:33 PM
I have a quick question to get some opinions. I have an AKEDA DC 16 dove tail jig. I listed it at 329.99 and just got an offer of $300. NOrmally that is an instant accept, but the guy has zero feedback and just opened his account today. Normally I wouldn't think anything of it, but I'm on the fence. It's machinery to some degree so my biggest hesitation is him wanting to return it. It's pretty heavy and I'd have to cover that cost if he had any complaints. What are you thoughts?

ajcorleone
08-20-2014, 03:16 PM
Well if it is outside Ebay what is the Pay Pal policy on returns? I am not sure usually I send a pay pal invoice when someone wants to make an offer and I have never run into a problem.If it is an item your confident will sell I would pass unless this is a golden opportunity then take a chance and hope he is legit.
I have a quick question to get some opinions. I have an AKEDA DC 16 dove tail jig. I listed it at 329.99 and just got an offer of $300. NOrmally that is an instant accept, but the guy has zero feedback and just opened his account today. Normally I wouldn't think anything of it, but I'm on the fence. It's machinery to some degree so my biggest hesitation is him wanting to return it. It's pretty heavy and I'd have to cover that cost if he had any complaints. What are you thoughts?

Star_Cards
08-20-2014, 03:54 PM
It's through eBay. I just find it odd. I have it priced pretty fairly so it's not like it's much more than what I expect to get. It has only been listed for a day as well.

ajcorleone
08-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Give the auction some time I would tell the guy the truth.He is new to Ebay so you have some reservations ending an auction early and that he has no feedback.I have done this and 9 times out of 10 they understand.Then if you get no bidders you have him on the back end with an offer.It is win win
It's through eBay. I just find it odd. I have it priced pretty fairly so it's not like it's much more than what I expect to get. It has only been listed for a day as well.

xnamyeknomx
08-20-2014, 04:20 PM
its really hit or miss with these 0 feedback profiles.

i sold a wwf replica championship belt 2 times to someone with a 0 feedback both times they didnt pay.

then a few day later i sold a mike trout on field jersey for $80 to a person with 0 feedback, and he paid right away

Let it ride for the night, maybe someone comes thru and hits the buy it now on it.

FlyersFan
08-20-2014, 07:38 PM
dont know if this is "legal" to do but check out my facebook page. From Trash To Treasure (352? likes)

I post my weekly finds there.

I also found some comic book pages that were proofs for a comic called Miracle Man from the UK bought all 12 pages for $1!
Sold them all for $901!!!


Also any camping gear you can get also sells very well especally Coleman stuff. The older propane stoves and GAS lanterns are VERY collectible!

Coleman also dates almost all of their items so its very easy to tell when they were made!

This is going to be my new favorite post!

I liked your facebook community, it is the one with the black what looks to be a dresser for the profile picture correct ?

FlyersFan
08-20-2014, 07:41 PM
cool. have fun camping. I always try to pick when I travel now. I have some garage sale apps that are pretty good and lets you find sales easily on the fly. They are great for out of town picking.

Oh you have to share that app :) Please :)

cowboysrgr8
08-21-2014, 10:30 AM
decent weekend for me last weekend, found some stuff for the collection but most of this was too cheap not to pass up just to flip

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10570291_900461283317183_5438801120381138396_n_zps 30bf18d6.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10570291_900461283317183_5438801120381138396_n_zps 30bf18d6.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10516868_900461346650510_6279261477951507219_n_zps 00a06ebf.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10516868_900461346650510_6279261477951507219_n_zps 00a06ebf.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10311710_900461306650514_4773030657097662250_n_zps 0eec8e0b.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10311710_900461306650514_4773030657097662250_n_zps 0eec8e0b.jpg.html)

xnamyeknomx
08-21-2014, 11:15 AM
No my logo is black/white, and looks like an old skool compass



I liked your facebook community, it is the one with the black what looks to be a dresser for the profile picture correct ?

xnamyeknomx
08-21-2014, 11:16 AM
WOW! some great finds there!!



decent weekend for me last weekend, found some stuff for the collection but most of this was too cheap not to pass up just to flip

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10570291_900461283317183_5438801120381138396_n_zps 30bf18d6.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10570291_900461283317183_5438801120381138396_n_zps 30bf18d6.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10516868_900461346650510_6279261477951507219_n_zps 00a06ebf.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10516868_900461346650510_6279261477951507219_n_zps 00a06ebf.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10311710_900461306650514_4773030657097662250_n_zps 0eec8e0b.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10311710_900461306650514_4773030657097662250_n_zps 0eec8e0b.jpg.html)

Wickabee
08-21-2014, 11:50 AM
decent weekend for me last weekend, found some stuff for the collection but most of this was too cheap not to pass up just to flip

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10570291_900461283317183_5438801120381138396_n_zps 30bf18d6.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10570291_900461283317183_5438801120381138396_n_zps 30bf18d6.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10516868_900461346650510_6279261477951507219_n_zps 00a06ebf.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10516868_900461346650510_6279261477951507219_n_zps 00a06ebf.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10311710_900461306650514_4773030657097662250_n_zps 0eec8e0b.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10311710_900461306650514_4773030657097662250_n_zps 0eec8e0b.jpg.html)

Curious. What did the Sega run you?

cowboysrgr8
08-21-2014, 12:17 PM
sega and the 2 games was 40....the turtles game will get me most of my money back
I wanted the sega for the pc as I love boxed items

Wickabee
08-21-2014, 12:41 PM
sega and the 2 games was 40....the turtles game will get me most of my money back
I wanted the sega for the pc as I love boxed items

You have a Sega core model 2 complete in box with Sega Canada refurbished sticker?

Want one?

andrewconnors9
08-21-2014, 12:57 PM
cowboy, moving sonic 2??

Star_Cards
08-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Oh you have to share that app :) Please :)

I have three but mainly use yard sale treasure map and garage sales by map. There are quite a few out there is you search the app store. they come in handy as the craigslist map feature on their app doesn't really work, for me at least.

Star_Cards
08-21-2014, 01:25 PM
No my logo is black/white, and looks like an old skool compass

I couldn't find your exact page. found some others on their but not your's. can you post a link?

cowboysrgr8
08-21-2014, 09:51 PM
You have a Sega core model 2 complete in box with Sega Canada refurbished sticker?

Want one?

curious as to what It looks like

Wickabee
08-21-2014, 10:02 PM
curious as to what It looks like

There's literally no difference, though mine has the refurbishment sticker.

Eh? Eh?... I'll show myself out

ajcorleone
08-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Hoping to hit some summer end deals this weekend.Thanks for all the input on here folks I have some more stuff to be on the lookout for.

xnamyeknomx
08-22-2014, 10:48 AM
I couldn't find your exact page. found some others on their but not your's. can you post a link?


https://www.facebook.com/Fromtrashtotreasure?ref=br_tf

Star_Cards
08-22-2014, 12:42 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Fromtrashtotreasure?ref=br_tf

cool. liked.

Star_Cards
08-22-2014, 12:43 PM
FYI, I hadn't responded to the offer on my dove tail jig and he retracted the offer. Two hours later someone bought it for 329.99. instant payment. This is one of my better flips of the year. Paid $12.99 for it.

ajcorleone
08-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Glad your patience paid off.
FYI, I hadn't responded to the offer on my dove tail jig and he retracted the offer. Two hours later someone bought it for 329.99. instant payment. This is one of my better flips of the year. Paid $12.99 for it.

xnamyeknomx
08-22-2014, 12:48 PM
FYI, I hadn't responded to the offer on my dove tail jig and he retracted the offer. Two hours later someone bought it for 329.99. instant payment. This is one of my better flips of the year. Paid $12.99 for it.


LOL! awesome congrats on the flip!!

Wickabee
08-22-2014, 02:35 PM
Nicely done.

I wanted to mention, Christmas cards. I picked up a tin of 30 cards and envelopes that had 2 cards missing. Sold it as a tin of 25, kept 2 to send my grandma and mother in law. Paid $3 for it, sold the 25+tin for $40.

Raphael Tuck & Sons. Remember that name. Had I sold them as singles, could have been $5-$10 per card.

ajcorleone
08-22-2014, 03:15 PM
What about Sigg tourist pots they any good.My dad has some did not look any up yet

Wickabee
08-22-2014, 03:22 PM
What about Sigg tourist pots they any good.My dad has some did not look any up yet

Looks like a seller.84529

FlyersFan
08-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Congrats on the good stuff guys!!!

I am hoping to pick up some major inventory this weekend. Its suppose to rain around here all weekend so I doubt Ill find any yard sales but I will be hitting many thrift stores hopefully. I have to head about and hour and a half north of Dayton tomorrow to pick up my wife and daughters wedding dresses for my sisters wedding so I plan on hitting all the small towns in between.

xnamyeknomx
08-23-2014, 10:02 AM
MY FINDS FOR TODAY:

SICK game used Greensboro Generals jersey with fight strap!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.552232048216906.1073741853.122384224535026&type=3&uploaded=12

Wickabee
08-23-2014, 02:35 PM
its almost always stamped on the bottom. it will be someing like 5 67, which means it was made in May 1967, check yours.

What about Coghlin's 1 burners? I picked one up, in bow never used for $2 today. Should I be excited or just happy.

xnamyeknomx
08-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Not sure on those, never heard of them to be honest.


What about Coghlin's 1 burners? I picked one up, in bow never used for $2 today. Should I be excited or just happy.

ajcorleone
08-23-2014, 04:55 PM
Sweet jersey
MY FINDS FOR TODAY:

SICK game used Greensboro Generals jersey with fight strap!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.552232048216906.1073741853.122384224535026&type=3&uploaded=12

xnamyeknomx
08-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Sweet jersey

Thx man picked it up for $1!!!!

FlyersFan
08-24-2014, 09:23 PM
Did a lot of running this weekend, had to go north to pick up my wife and daughter's bridesmaids dresses so we were on the lookout for anything - yard sales, thrift stores, etc... <br />
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So the first...

xnamyeknomx
08-25-2014, 08:39 AM
Good stuff, cant wait to see the pics u found behind the frames!!

ajcorleone
08-25-2014, 09:05 AM
Very nice pick ups

Star_Cards
08-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Nicely done.

I wanted to mention, Christmas cards. I picked up a tin of 30 cards and envelopes that had 2 cards missing. Sold it as a tin of 25, kept 2 to send my grandma and mother in law. Paid $3 for it, sold the 25+tin for $40.

Raphael Tuck & Sons. Remember that name. Had I sold them as singles, could have been $5-$10 per card.

I've done okay with one lot of cards. They were blank cards with prints of country type paintings on them. Got them for $1 and sold them all for $35. Plus got a plastic tub. I've picked some christmas cards at the goodwill, but didn't have much interest in bulk lots.

It is getting close to time to list any christmas stuff we've grabbed over the year. I have a bunch of vintage decorations and nativity scene figures. I photograph and write descriptions for them as I get them and just stockpile them for the fall.

xnamyeknomx
08-25-2014, 01:17 PM
A lot of the older Eurpoean ornamnets, and older glass ornamnets 50's and earlier sell very well, and most people pass right by them at estate sales, and goodwill/salvation army as well.

If you have the space to store them until late October early Novemeber, its def worth it for sure!



I've done okay with one lot of cards. They were blank cards with prints of country type paintings on them. Got them for $1 and sold them all for $35. Plus got a plastic tub. I've picked some christmas cards at the goodwill, but didn't have much interest in bulk lots.

It is getting close to time to list any christmas stuff we've grabbed over the year. I have a bunch of vintage decorations and nativity scene figures. I photograph and write descriptions for them as I get them and just stockpile them for the fall.

Star_Cards
08-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Very weak weekend for me. I guess after the prior weekend I was due for a stinker. Hit an estate sale but they had everything priced at retail for the most part. It wasn't a company so the people did...

ajcorleone
08-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Speaking of jersey steal how about an Mitchell and Ness for $3

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100565_zpsd55396c4.jpg?t=1408987328

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100567_zps436cc707.jpg?t=1408987335

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100566_zps0290a653.jpg?t=1408987331

Star_Cards
08-25-2014, 01:26 PM
A lot of the older Eurpoean ornamnets, and older glass ornamnets 50's and earlier sell very well, and most people pass right by them at estate sales, and goodwill/salvation army as well.

If you have the space to store them until late October early Novemeber, its def worth it for sure!

definitely, last year was the first time I had picked up christmas stuff throughout the year. I have much more now but sold what I did have pretty well. Christmas stuff is at the Goodwill outlets all the time. Shiney Bright bulbs, bubble lights, plastic yard figures, nativity scenes. The best christmas item I've found there is a Pottery Barn stainless steel reindeer candle holder. It's about 2.5 feet tall and I should be able to get about $200+ for it.

I don't find a ton of good halloween items but those should sell decent too. I have a few vintage items I'll run at the end of september/october.

xnamyeknomx
08-25-2014, 01:40 PM
I ALWAYS hit Walmart, or Target after Halloween, and almost all the time they have their costumes at 90% off, so i pick them up for $1-$5 at the most and sell them for $25+ when October hits, I just hang them in the closet, and wait, also at yard sales people sell them them pretty cheap.



definitely, last year was the first time I had picked up christmas stuff throughout the year. I have much more now but sold what I did have pretty well. Christmas stuff is at the Goodwill outlets all the time. Shiney Bright bulbs, bubble lights, plastic yard figures, nativity scenes. The best christmas item I've found there is a Pottery Barn stainless steel reindeer candle holder. It's about 2.5 feet tall and I should be able to get about $200+ for it.

I don't find a ton of good halloween items but those should sell decent too. I have a few vintage items I'll run at the end of september/october.

xnamyeknomx
08-25-2014, 01:42 PM
IS IT SIGNED TOO?!??!?!

Mitchell, and Ness are expensive jeresys!


Speaking of jersey steal how about an Mitchell and Ness for $3

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100565_zpsd55396c4.jpg?t=1408987328

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100567_zps436cc707.jpg?t=1408987335

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100566_zps0290a653.jpg?t=1408987331

ajcorleone
08-25-2014, 01:48 PM
I wish it is not the authentic signature bit it is still a $300 jersey retail.ANd it is extremely clean barely worn
IS IT SIGNED TOO?!??!?!

Mitchell, and Ness are expensive jeresys!

cowboysrgr8
08-26-2014, 01:42 AM
amazing pickups everyone...i have to get my pictures up but once again i did pretty good at the garage sales and flea market....
my collection is getting nuts

Wickabee
08-26-2014, 10:20 AM
No pictures but it was a slow week.
Six channel speaker selector $10
Beautiful wood lock box (no key) $5
Some Christmas ornaments.
The neat purchase this week was 9 paper mache figures from the Baja in Mexico. I wouldn't have bought 1, but 9 for $10 seemed like an okay deal, and I think I can flip the bunch for $50 or so.

ajcorleone
09-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Holiday weekend still got out to a nice neighborhood yard sale Saturday. Picked up a box of lps, As I looked I asked how much they were asking 50 cents or $1 for 3. I asked what would you take for the box. Dude says "eh just give me $5 and its yours". THANK YOU scored all 4 ORIGINAL kiss solo albums,ramones first album, a guns n roses appetite picture record, u2 war, and a bunch of other rock. All in perfect condition I think they were a display and not played they look so good. I am taking my time and selling them piece by piece should be a nice score.

andrewconnors9
09-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Very nice pickup but need your guys help!!!

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/C01A89A1-CF2D-4DC7-B321-F9C50A2ECA19_zpsp0a81mx0.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C01A89A1-CF2D-4DC7-B321-F9C50A2ECA19_zpsp0a81mx0.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/E683517B-F334-46E5-9B1C-C04E96D54C8F_zpsrqx9huze.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E683517B-F334-46E5-9B1C-C04E96D54C8F_zpsrqx9huze.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/51529A05-F7F5-42FB-A647-F18397DB88FE_zpssnwlgxrx.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/51529A05-F7F5-42FB-A647-F18397DB88FE_zpssnwlgxrx.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/E683517B-F334-46E5-9B1C-C04E96D54C8F_zpsrqx9huze.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E683517B-F334-46E5-9B1C-C04E96D54C8F_zpsrqx9huze.jpg.html)



its about five feet long by almost three high and is not a print. Authentic painting on canvas put into a frame. No clue about paintings so no idea who the artist is or anything like that. Anyone any ideas? Approximate value?

Star_Cards
09-03-2014, 11:37 AM
I know little about paintings and prices, but seems like you'd need to figure out the artist to get a good gauge of price.

andrewconnors9
09-03-2014, 12:31 PM
Being the size what would you ballpark a minimum at this size? I'm gonna get it appraised here in edmonton somewhere for sure probably Friday

Star_Cards
09-03-2014, 01:11 PM
hmm... I don't even know where to start to get a price. what did you pay for it?

ajcorleone
09-03-2014, 01:16 PM
I have had a few paintings and don't know too much but I can tell you one thing for sure. Size has nothing to do with value that I have learned from experience.
Being the size what would you ballpark a minimum at this size? I'm gonna get it appraised here in edmonton somewhere for sure probably Friday

andrewconnors9
09-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Picked it up from an old couple having a garage sale. Managed to get that with a few Yamaha equalizers all for 50$. Hoping it's a massive steal lol

ajcorleone
09-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Picked up a nice lot of 1985 AWA wrestling figures carlos colon,scott hall,abdullah the buthcer and curt henning. Very nice shape picked them up for $2 total

Wickabee
09-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Lots of wrestling stuff in your area.

ajcorleone
09-08-2014, 10:27 PM
It comes out a good bit an folks figure most of it is worthless. Great for me.
Lots of wrestling stuff in your area.

Greengoblin782
09-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Picked up a nice lot of 1985 AWA wrestling figures carlos colon,scott hall,abdullah the buthcer and curt henning. Very nice shape picked them up for $2 total

Nice find.

Wickabee
09-09-2014, 03:53 AM
It comes out a good bit an folks figure most of it is worthless. Great for me.

Is NASCAR big where you live?

garnett_21
09-09-2014, 05:33 AM
I love this thread! Only about halfway through, but holy cow, some incredible finds for pennies on the hundred dollar bill! I've been able to pick up a few things here and there that I've flipped for ok profits - most recently has been 5 different Xbox 360 games for $5 each that I sold for a total of $75 on ebay, and a lot of 11 N64 games for $10 that I sold for a combined $45, but still have two games unsold (both older football games). Hoping to find some of the mario/zelda games many of you have found for cheap and flip a nice profit myself!

ajcorleone
09-09-2014, 07:28 AM
I believe NASCAR is big on the whole East Coast. I am not a fan at all. But it does sell well a I pick up things here an there.
Is NASCAR big where you live?

andrewconnors9
09-09-2014, 10:44 AM
Well, workload for the rest of september and october finishes my season. Was pretty good overall, lots of nice finds from game used signed goalie sticks , to tons of video games and related stuff, to paintings and other sports items. Now the long winter wait until next season :(:(:(

Wickabee
09-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Yeah, I've got maybe 2 weeks left here due to weather. I have a nice little stockpile to sell over the winter though.

ajcorleone
09-10-2014, 05:02 PM
I take it you guys don't do auctions?? I always make out nice with cheap box lots over the winter haul.

Wickabee
09-11-2014, 02:04 PM
I take it you guys don't do auctions?? I always make out nice with cheap box lots over the winter haul.

Not much here, and there's too much money with nothing to do here to really compete.

ajcorleone
09-11-2014, 02:23 PM
We have tons of auctions in PA. I have 6 good ones all withing 30 minutes from my home. ALways can come away with a cheap box of something and turn into a profit.

Star_Cards
09-11-2014, 03:26 PM
I hit auctions but I prefer them last for the most part. I like auctions that aren't all that organized, but it's tough to sit at one place for hours waiting to get to the stuff you want. Then even when they do come up you have a collector that might pay over ebay prices so they can have it in hand right there, which I totally get. I just prefer to deal with people who just want stuff gone.

Wickabee
09-11-2014, 04:46 PM
I can think of 3 here offhand. 1 does nothing bit classic autos, and other does probably 75-85% junk cars and the third is just general crap. I've been to that one before but the prices stuff was going for was insane, I'm pretty sure due to the Storage Wars effect.

ajcorleone
09-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Storage Wars ruined my honey holes. I was buying storage units when I was in high school when a buddy turned me on to it. You could get a full 9x9 for $50 and find tons of stuff. That show and its copiers ruined that.

Wickabee
09-13-2014, 11:59 PM
A lot of people ruin a lot of things, usually for money or politics. The funny thing is once they do, they're left with little but a staged piece of crap, like that show. People with hidden agendas...

Wickabee
09-14-2014, 01:35 PM
Just researched a painting I bought yesterday too. Paid $10 and it's looking like I have a $500-$600 painting on my hands.

ajcorleone
09-14-2014, 06:09 PM
The good thing is the auctions houses by me have some decent chairs and one is a warehouse so you bring your own. I love sitting in my beach recliner at an auction. Plus most have a decent snack bar so.
Did catch an out of the way yard sale on the way home from work.Picked up a shoe box of mixed cards and come to find a few 86/87 Fleer basketball (no no Jordan I wish) for $5. 2 olajuwouns,2 derxlers,2 ewings,3 magic johnson,3 larry birds.I could sell a 1/4 book and still make out nice find the cards are in sweet shape.
I hit auctions but I prefer them last for the most part. I like auctions that aren't all that organized, but it's tough to sit at one place for hours waiting to get to the stuff you want. Then even when they do come up you have a collector that might pay over ebay prices so they can have it in hand right there, which I totally get. I just prefer to deal with people who just want stuff gone.

Wickabee
09-14-2014, 11:47 PM
The good thing is the auctions houses by me have some decent chairs and one is a warehouse so you bring your own. I love sitting in my beach recliner at an auction. Plus most have a decent snack bar so.
You can do that at home you know. You don't have to go out to sit in a chair and eat.

Nice find, though.

ajcorleone
09-14-2014, 11:51 PM
Can you do that at home? I was not aware of that. I like to get out of the house when possible. It gets stuffy sitting at home all the time in front of the computer.
You can do that at home you know. You don't have to go out to sit in a chair and eat.

Nice find, though.

Wickabee
09-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Can you do that at home? I was not aware of that. I like to get out of the house when possible. It gets stuffy sitting at home all the time in front of the computer.

So open a window. It's easier when the computer isn't in a basement though. Or do what I do, use your smartphone and go outside if you're spending too much time in the basement on the computer.

But yeah, you're allowed to eat and sit at home, so you really don't need auctions for that.

Again, nice find on the cards. I hope you make some good dough on it.

andrewconnors9
09-15-2014, 01:03 AM
fellas fellas, cmon, this has been a great thread for a long time, we dont need it locked out

Lets get back on topic

ajcorleone
09-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Yes apologies i already stated that in my last thread. This is one of the best thrads on here along with the TTM threads. No need to ruin it so I am good hope everyone else is.
fellas fellas, cmon, this has been a great thread for a long time, we dont need it locked out

Lets get back on topic

Wickabee
09-15-2014, 01:26 AM
Yes apologies i already stated that in my last thread. This is one of the best thrads on here along with the TTM threads. No need to ruin it so I am good hope everyone else is.

Then leave P&R issues in P&R.

ajcorleone
09-15-2014, 09:05 AM
I have been sitting on this for like 2 years. Got it for $5 thought they were worth something.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/merlin.jpg

ajcorleone
09-16-2014, 01:51 PM
Looking for some insight. I am hitting an auction Saturday and I have run into glassware like this. Don't know the name of it but was hoping you guys might recognize it and tell me if it is worth anything.

http://www.auctionzip.com/Full-Image/2228205/fi61.cgi

Wickabee
09-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Looking for some insight. I am hitting an auction Saturday and I have run into glassware like this. Don't know the name of it but was hoping you guys might recognize it and tell me if it is worth anything.

http://www.auctionzip.com/Full-Image/2228205/fi61.cgi

The pitcher makes me think it's depression glass, but tough to tell in the picture.

If it is, it's not a huge seller, but it's going up. Something to hold onto, basically. If it's a set there's more money there.

ajcorleone
09-16-2014, 06:29 PM
Hey guys don't forget to add pictures of these awesome finds. Especially this art work you guys find.

Wickabee
09-17-2014, 02:30 AM
Some of my favourites from this season
85404
85405
85406
85407
85408
85409
85410
85411
85412
85413
85414

There would be more, but photobucket is a jerk.

ajcorleone
09-17-2014, 04:26 PM
I had this in a box with my Roger Rabbit stuff and only ended up selling it for $2 on the Bay. But the guy that bought I made his day. He told me how he collects Kool Aide items and this was an item he never seen and was a great addition to his collection. It is good to help others out.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/Figures%20and%20Toys/P1100425_zps2299cf11.jpg

Wickabee
09-17-2014, 05:42 PM
A few years back I was able to sell a gorgeous framed tufting to a guy. As it turned out, it was a 60th anniversary present to his wife, and arrived the day of. That felt good.

ajcorleone
09-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Well did not find any markings on the blue stuff but got the whole set for $10. I think it is a steal will let the buyers decide.
Looking for some insight. I am hitting an auction Saturday and I have run into glassware like this. Don't know the name of it but was hoping you guys might recognize it and tell me if it is worth anything.

http://www.auctionzip.com/Full-Image/2228205/fi61.cgi

Wickabee
09-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Was able to grab a few decent vintage items; tin toy carriage, paper mache pear shaped Santa, egg beater style hand drill.

Had a miss on 3 super soakers. There's $1.50 down the tubes...

ajcorleone
09-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Way overproduced but could not help picking up a sealed box of 90 upper deck.I am sure somebody can use it

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/Baseball%20for%20trade/P1100623_zpsccafef7f.jpg

Star_Cards
09-22-2014, 03:50 PM
No picking for me this weekend. I had my own sale and did pretty well. Just under $600 and moved some larger items so I can try to get my truck back in the garage before winter.

ajcorleone
09-22-2014, 07:03 PM
Good Job on your sale. I have my final yard sale scheduled for the second weekend in October. The park down the road from me has its annual Pumpkin Fest and this yard sale draws in a nice out of the area crowd so hoping to clear out stock.
No picking for me this weekend. I had my own sale and did pretty well. Just under $600 and moved some larger items so I can try to get my truck back in the garage before winter.

Wickabee
09-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Did some thrifting today. Walked out with a 1958 British import All Jolson record, a nice soapstone owl carving, a 'UFC est. 1993' shirt, an old Singer sewing tin box, a Norman Rockwell licensed mug (already have the matching plate), and a laminated copy of JFK's 1961 inaugural speech printed in 1963. My $9.97 should net me close to $60 plus whatever the JFK speech is worth.

Star_Cards
09-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Good Job on your sale. I have my final yard sale scheduled for the second weekend in October. The park down the road from me has its annual Pumpkin Fest and this yard sale draws in a nice out of the area crowd so hoping to clear out stock.

thanks and good luck at your sale. I'm hoping to get one more sale in in october.

Star_Cards
09-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Did some thrifting today. Walked out with a 1958 British import All Jolson record, a nice soapstone owl carving, a 'UFC est. 1993' shirt, an old Singer sewing tin box, a Norman Rockwell licensed mug (already have the matching plate), and a laminated copy of JFK's 1961 inaugural speech printed in 1963. My $9.97 should net me close to $60 plus whatever the JFK speech is worth.

I love soap stone carvings. nice pick ups.

Star_Cards
09-24-2014, 11:38 AM
OK people. Here is a tale of caution for my fellow flippers... luckily I caught it before costing me some cash with the help of some potential buyers.

I bought this scope at a farm action last early spring. I researched it based off of the box it was in before the auction. This weekend I get around to shooting it and listing it thinking I over paid and may get about $60 out of it, maybe doubling my money (paid $30). I listed it at lunch and got a $50 offer during the day. I turned the guy down and eventually went to bed. I wake up this morning and I have two more messages with offers. One of $250 and one of $500. I get to looking at the scope and realize that the scope that was in the box is not the scope I have at all. Luckily I photoed the info engraved on the scope and mount and people clicked through and knew what I had. Turns out that I have a Lyman scope and a Griffin Howe scope mount that are WWII era. The guy that offered me $250 was super nice after I told him I had a $500 offer and gave me some info (some that I found as I was researching after I got the $500 offer)... here's what he sent me.

I'm going to show my hand.
The box does not go with the scope. Tasco is a relatively inexpensive brand name and the scopes rare fetch premium prices.

The scope and mount on the other hand are altogether different. This scope is a highly coveted and sought after Lyman Alaskan 2.5x produced between 1939-1957. These All-Weather scopes were ahead of their time and are conservatively valued in today's market between $300-500. The mount is an original Griffin and Howe formally of New York. It is a double-lever mount and sold for $25.00 when introduced around 1932. The mount is very scarse, and highly collectable. The combination you have is correct for a Springfield '03 or a later M1 Garand sniper rifle(s) of WWII fame. Of note--Military arsenals etched a serial number on the mount, which corresponded to the rifle to which it was assigned. If yours has a serial number it will command a premium.

I would personally value your combination—if sold together—to have a collector's value between $1000-1200. I'll bid if you keep it up. Good luck. This is a rare find.

Here are some picts of the scope and mount.

85550

85551

85552

85553

85554

85555


Anyway... just another story to make sure we all research what we have a bit more. I can't really believe I dropped the ball on this one, but was swayed by the box it was in. I totally disregarded the makes and model numbers on the actual piece.

FYI... this will probably be my Flip of the Year.

andrewconnors9
09-24-2014, 12:42 PM
wow very very cool man!!!

Wickabee
09-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Very cool. Awesome find.

ajcorleone
09-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Great find nice that the fella offered up that info.

Star_Cards
09-25-2014, 09:09 AM
yeah it was nice of him. I had figured something was up after I got so many offers. I don't use buy it nows on my auctions much but certainly glad I didn't on this piece.

ajcorleone
09-25-2014, 12:27 PM
I don't like buy it nows because I like to see a little bidding war now and then. It has always payed off especially when i have something i am not sure of.The bidding decides.
yeah it was nice of him. I had figured something was up after I got so many offers. I don't use buy it nows on my auctions much but certainly glad I didn't on this piece.

Star_Cards
09-26-2014, 09:42 AM
on some things it works out to have a buy it now, but if I want to control the price I get I just list as a fixed price. I usually start my auctions around where I'd be happy if I only get one bid. If I get more then great.

ajcorleone
09-26-2014, 09:51 AM
I always find this the best way. And most times I get more than I expected.
on some things it works out to have a buy it now, but if I want to control the price I get I just list as a fixed price. I usually start my auctions around where I'd be happy if I only get one bid. If I get more then great.

Wickabee
09-26-2014, 10:30 AM
on some things it works out to have a buy it now, but if I want to control the price I get I just list as a fixed price. I usually start my auctions around where I'd be happy if I only get one bid. If I get more then great.

That's what I do. I'll often put what I want out of it as a BIN as well, but no one ever bites on that. High dollar items go as BIN/OBO.

ajcorleone
09-28-2014, 12:11 PM
A touching tid bit as I was driving home this morning from picking up a birthday cake with my son who turned 8 today we saw a Yard Sale sign. My boy says" Daddy lets stop and see if we can find stuff to sell on Ebay". Oh I lit up when he said that. A chip off on the old block. Nothing great but did get a box of 30 dvds for like $4. You can't beat that. Of course 10 of them were Scooby Doo so they were claimed by my boy. Looking forward to my big sale Saturday.

andrewconnors9
09-28-2014, 12:49 PM
you're setting up your own sale Saturday hey? best of luck on that buddy!

ajcorleone
09-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Thanks Yes the local park by me has its yearly Pumpkin Fest and it attracts many from all over and out of the area. Late year I ran a Yard Sale during it and Made $450 so I will be happy to tie that. I have alot of larger items that have not sold on Craigs list that i am hoping to move.
you're setting up your own sale Saturday hey? best of luck on that buddy!

ajcorleone
09-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Found these in a box of cards I posted them on here for trade.Anybody know anything about them? Thanks in advance

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/zSgAAOSwVFlUICVN/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/dboAAOSw7NNUICVJ/$_57.JPG

Wickabee
09-30-2014, 09:12 PM
The garage sales are still going. Pretty late in the year for this area. Been having some luck at the thrift stores as well.

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Old abacus

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Ugly statue

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Harley Davidson shot glasses. LOOK FOR THESE! I paid 50 cents for the pair and expect $20-25 back. Maybe shy away from dealership ones, but these can bring quite nice return.

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Little League Baseball piggy bank

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Starbucks canister

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1984 Papal visit to Canada

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Marked "Pigonia" with a flower mark on the bottom. Anyone know the market for this stuff?

Picked up an old 50s Bing Cosby as well for 50 cents.

Star_Cards
10-01-2014, 01:14 PM
woah...that is a creepy statue!

andrewconnors9
10-01-2014, 02:06 PM
people do like ugly and creepy though!!

Wickabee
10-01-2014, 02:44 PM
Oh, it's hideous. Probably the ugliest thing I've ever owned. People liking ugly things is exactly what ran through my head, and for 50 cents I couldn't say no.

Wickabee
10-01-2014, 02:45 PM
That pig is a water pitcher, by the way.

ajcorleone
10-06-2014, 10:30 AM
An AWESOME turn out for my yard sale. I actually had folks from New Hampshire,New York, and New Jersey stop by on their way to Pumpkinfest. I made some great contacts also as I met a few folks with specialty needs. All in all made about $550 and I have 3/4 of my basement clear. Guess it is time to restock LOL.

andrewconnors9
10-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Nice man congrats!!

So went to the antique mall here in edmonton searching for NES games. Came across the only game I still have back home in Newfoundland , called Action 52. What I found funny was the price tag on it said 279.00$. Figured it was a typo til I checked ebay. Who would've knew. Lowest price one has sold for was 180$CAD, right up to 250$CAD for cartridge only. So it's en route to me in the mail :)

Star_Cards
10-06-2014, 12:11 PM
I hit a few estate sales saturday and hit some decent taxidermy.

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traded with a friend

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Crappie $15

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Vintage Deer Antlers (1947) $15

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Pepsi Sign $45 (paid a bit more than I wanted) It's double sided

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Sail Fish $50

ajcorleone
10-06-2014, 12:22 PM
I think you can get $150 to $200 for that sail fish.I have seen them go for good money my way
I hit a few estate sales saturday and hit some decent taxidermy.

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traded with a friend

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Crappie $15

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Vintage Deer Antlers (1947) $15

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Pepsi Sign $45 (paid a bit more than I wanted) It's double sided

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Sail Fish $50

Star_Cards
10-06-2014, 12:56 PM
I think you can get $150 to $200 for that sail fish.I have seen them go for good money my way

that's what I was thinking, but it does have some wear. Might prove to be a long sale though. Hopefully I have a spot to hang it in the garage that is out of the way. it's huge.

ajcorleone
10-06-2014, 03:17 PM
Yes they are I have tried to buy a few before but they always get close to retail at auctions. Good luck with it
that's what I was thinking, but it does have some wear. Might prove to be a long sale though. Hopefully I have a spot to hang it in the garage that is out of the way. it's huge.

gsj68
10-06-2014, 07:53 PM
I hit a few estate sales saturday and hit some decent taxidermy.

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traded with a friend

85838
Crappie $15

85839
Vintage Deer Antlers (1947) $15

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Pepsi Sign $45 (paid a bit more than I wanted) It's double sided

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Sail Fish $50
be careful of the taxidermy,i just ran an estate sale and sold a lady some ducks that are apparently illegal to sale

Star_Cards
10-07-2014, 11:38 AM
yeah, a lot of water foul and protected and taxidermy can get you in trouble. Birds of prey fall in to that realm too.

ajcorleone
10-07-2014, 11:46 AM
I believe you can look online and see what is allowed and whats not.Not sure of the site but I have used it a long time ago.Just Google taxidermy sales
yeah, a lot of water foul and protected and taxidermy can get you in trouble. Birds of prey fall in to that realm too.

Wickabee
10-08-2014, 10:57 AM
On Saturday I went through a 3 for $1 book box and picked up a 1915 first edition Nellie McClung book, a Time Life book on railroads and a Pierre Berton coffetable book. Then went and pick up a nice vintage hand drill to lot up with my other nice vintage hand drill. Then went and got 50 American Geographical Society country programs from a free bin. Not a bad day.

Does anyone here know more than I do about Avon? I picked up a baseball themed beer stein. The thing about it is there are tons of copies out there, but all from 1984. Mine is from 1985. Being identitical to the 84, would the 85 be worth a premium, as it's seemingly rare?

Star_Cards
10-08-2014, 12:02 PM
On Saturday I went through a 3 for $1 book box and picked up a 1915 first edition Nellie McClung book, a Time Life book on railroads and a Pierre Berton coffetable book. Then went and pick up a nice vintage hand drill to lot up with my other nice vintage hand drill. Then went and got 50 American Geographical Society country programs from a free bin. Not a bad day.

Does anyone here know more than I do about Avon? I picked up a baseball themed beer stein. The thing about it is there are tons of copies out there, but all from 1984. Mine is from 1985. Being identitical to the 84, would the 85 be worth a premium, as it's seemingly rare?

I don't know a ton about avon, but I just usually see the cologne bottles and know to stay away.

ajcorleone
10-08-2014, 12:07 PM
My experience Avon steins are overproduced but still collectible. All the baseball on the Bay are 84 you might have a proto type or salesman type find. They generally sell for $2 to $30 depending on the buyer.Very wide range

Wickabee
10-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Thanks

ajcorleone
10-09-2014, 08:42 AM
This $10 turned into $100 at my yard sale. It could of been more but I could not find much on it and there was no markings that I could find. When this guy offered up $100 how could I go wrong.
Looking for some insight. I am hitting an auction Saturday and I have run into glassware like this. Don't know the name of it but was hoping you guys might recognize it and tell me if it is worth anything.

http://www.auctionzip.com/Full-Image/2228205/fi61.cgi

ajcorleone
10-14-2014, 10:47 PM
A nice Salvation Army run today found a good condition 1971 Flintstones board game and an unopened Buffy the Vampire Slayer game Both $3 a piece and I picked up 4 football jerseys 2 rothlisberger,1 duce staley and one freddie mitchell all for $1 a piece. A cheap and entertaining trip

ajcorleone
10-18-2014, 05:44 PM
ANother nice Saturday as the weather is still high 60's but sunny. Hit 3 Yard Sales not much out there but did come across a nice Musters thermos from the 60's in decent shape but no lunch box. Same person also had an 80's Alvin and the chipmunks thermos. AT $5 a piece I took a shot.

Star_Cards
10-20-2014, 11:23 AM
I picked this Kowa Scope up at an estate sale a few weeks ago for $175. Listed it Wednesday and had it sold for $480 by Friday.

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ajcorleone
10-20-2014, 11:28 AM
nice turn around
I picked this Kowa Scope up at an estate sale a few weeks ago for $175. Listed it Wednesday and had it sold for $480 by Friday.

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Star_Cards
10-23-2014, 09:59 AM
I picked this all up from a barn sale last weekend. I grabbed the large tank just because it looked cool and thought about repurposing it for something. Did some research and it seems like it's a WWII bomber air tank. Need to do some more research but there are a few on ebay that are listed as such. These are also what came up when I did a google image search.

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