PDA

View Full Version : Garage Sale Hunting! Tips, Hints and Advice



andrewconnors9
02-14-2012, 12:31 PM
BEST FIND OF THE YEAR (2014): updated as the season goes on

Andrewconnors9 - xbox generation 1, controller plus all cords - 25$






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.

bravosfan
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.

78696

78697

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

78697

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.

79173
79174
79175
79176
79177

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.

79173
79174
79175
79176
79177

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

79206

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.



80515

80517

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.

80912


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

80913

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.

81791

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.

82242

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

82313

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

82314

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

82315

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

82316

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

82317

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

82318

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

82319

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.
82353



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.

82671

82672

82673

82675

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.
82746

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.
82747

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

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

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/games_zpsb16476d7.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/dietzgen_zpsb84a9d1c.jpg

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

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/games_zpsb16476d7.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/NON%20SPORTS%20ITEMS/dietzgen_zpsb84a9d1c.jpg

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)


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/002-1.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/002-1.jpg.html)


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/003-3.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/003-3.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/004.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/004.jpg.html)

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!!!


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


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/002-1.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/002-1.jpg.html)


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/003-3.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/003-3.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/Patriots2019/004.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Patriots2019/media/004.jpg.html)

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
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_173056_387_zpse5a15f80.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/IMG_20140712_173056_387_zpse5a15f80.jpg.html)
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
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/1907760_891643964198915_9161284908854341666_n_zpsf 37f1629.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/1907760_891643964198915_9161284908854341666_n_zpsf 37f1629.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10561577_891643944198917_1142022213875764400_n_zps 3a9a5f9f.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10561577_891643944198917_1142022213875764400_n_zps 3a9a5f9f.jpg.html)

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
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10568941_891644070865571_4975841832306491353_n_zps 0ae0509a.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10568941_891644070865571_4975841832306491353_n_zps 0ae0509a.jpg.html)

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.

84445

84446

84447

84448

84449

84450

and found this pretty cool double exposure photo.

84451

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.
84476

$0.99 Thrift Shop find
84477

2 of 3 radio bought for $10
84478

Four Little Birds
84479

Fostex Model 80
84480

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 />
<br />
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.

85686
Old abacus

85687
Ugly statue

85688
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.

85689
Little League Baseball piggy bank

85690
Starbucks canister

85691
1984 Papal visit to Canada

85692
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.

85837
traded with a friend

85838
Crappie $15

85839
Vintage Deer Antlers (1947) $15

85835
Pepsi Sign $45 (paid a bit more than I wanted) It's double sided

85836
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.

85837
traded with a friend

85838
Crappie $15

85839
Vintage Deer Antlers (1947) $15

85835
Pepsi Sign $45 (paid a bit more than I wanted) It's double sided

85836
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.

85837
traded with a friend

85838
Crappie $15

85839
Vintage Deer Antlers (1947) $15

85835
Pepsi Sign $45 (paid a bit more than I wanted) It's double sided

85836
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.

86327

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.

86327

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.

86441

ajcorleone
10-23-2014, 04:45 PM
Here is a Goodwill trip that ran me about $6.The Hogan sharpener has sold for $20 on the Bay so hoping for a nice turn around.Got it in an assorted box of fast food figures for $2

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/OPkAAOSw8cNUSQbR/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/F6EAAOSwY45USQ%7Ex/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/jJUAAOSwDN1USRmC/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/NMQAAOSwY45USRD1/$_57.JPG

Wickabee
10-25-2014, 03:38 PM
I like those tins. <br />
<br />
Need some help from a Military/Music collector. I hit the thrift store this morning after a terrible garage sale. Picked up this for $0.99 <br />
<br />
<br />
I picked this up for a couple of...

ajcorleone
11-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Found this in the goal magazines I bought from the thrift store already sol don Ebay for $7

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/ptIAAOSwEppUSQI3/$_57.JPG

Star_Cards
11-04-2014, 01:54 PM
Hit an auction over the weekend. it was around 35 degrees so it limited the turnout. picked up some decent stuff... a bunch of 40s-70s license plates, an 8 foot farm windmill and some other items. Not a huge score but towards the end we were just piling stuff up and starting the bid at $1 and would get it without any competition. Was a bad time for an auction in my opinion. good for me though.


I also sold a vintage reel to reel stereo for $325. picked it up at a garage sale for $5.

ajcorleone
11-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Nice hits I love auctions lie that to walk out with a truck load for pennies.
Hit an auction over the weekend. it was around 35 degrees so it limited the turnout. picked up some decent stuff... a bunch of 40s-70s license plates, an 8 foot farm windmill and some other items. Not a huge score but towards the end we were just piling stuff up and starting the bid at $1 and would get it without any competition. Was a bad time for an auction in my opinion. good for me though.


I also sold a vintage reel to reel stereo for $325. picked it up at a garage sale for $5.

Star_Cards
11-05-2014, 09:44 AM
auctions are hit and miss for me. I'm pretty cheap because and have very low maximums. A lot of auctions have collectors or people looking for very specific items for resale. I take most anything I can make a good flip, like most others on this post. I've been to a lot of auctions where I just can't get into items with enough room to make money. Some stuff even goes for higher than ebay market since people can carry it home then and won't have to add for shipping. I do love the auctions when you can take larger lots of stuff that most people won't mess with. This auction was good that we could almost group up our own lots.

ajcorleone
11-05-2014, 09:49 AM
I always make out with some mixed box lots. I always preview before the auction and can pick up a few boxes at $1 to $3 and find $30 to $50 worth in it. I have had a great run on indoor yard sales around my area lately.

ajcorleone
11-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Picked up a box of matchbox and had a few unopened in it. Whole box was $5

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/UWoAAOSw54xUWmPD/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/r8YAAOSwyTZUWmPI/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/57oAAOSwabhUWmPN/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/hwwAAOSw1XdUWmPT/$_57.JPG

ajcorleone
11-17-2014, 10:34 AM
Could use some info on this.It looks like a nice print it was a giveaway in 1988 for season ticket holders.Cant find anything on it it is a potrait of the 25th anniversary team. Any info would be appreciated don't know if it worth anything.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100912_zpsbbfb08c3.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1100914_zps8799a8c1.jpg

andrewconnors9
11-17-2014, 11:30 AM
hmmm interesting piece!! try in the basketball talk forum?? someone might know for sure.


So what i havent shared is, i got into video game collecting. Some of the steals ive had over the last few months are unreal (huge lots of games for 80-90 cents each, with lots of games 10-20$). If i was doing this for resale id be making a ton. But alas, making a video game library in the new house when its finished being built on nov 26th. Picked up over 500 games in last 3 months between atari, intellivision, nes, snes, sega, ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox, xbox 360, virtual boy, game boy. WIll get some pictures up soon :)

Star_Cards
11-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Went to an auction and got shut out. The auctioneer spent hours selling junk I wash't interested in. I had about 45 of the stuff I wanted but people were paying way too much for it. Had to leave before most of the good stuff went up.

I did have a friend give me some Star Wars figures. Turns out they are the original 12 mail in figures with the stand. The market range for these are between $200 to $400. I'll split profits with them once I sell.

I also hit an estate sale before the auction and grabbed some Remington etched glass pieces that I should do pretty well on. got them for $4 each. I also got a tennis racket for $1 that I should get around $75.

ajcorleone
11-17-2014, 12:00 PM
I hate getting shut out of an auction.It happens a lot though because everybody sits there with their phone or laptop and see what stuff is going for on Ebay instead of completed listings. Hence OUTRAGEOUS BIDDING.Nice hit on the Star Wars seems mpre and more are popping up. I find a few early 80's ones the last few thrift store trips.Nothing high end but profitable
Went to an auction and got shut out. The auctioneer spent hours selling junk I wash't interested in. I had about 45 of the stuff I wanted but people were paying way too much for it. Had to leave before most of the good stuff went up.

I did have a friend give me some Star Wars figures. Turns out they are the original 12 mail in figures with the stand. The market range for these are between $200 to $400. I'll split profits with them once I sell.

I also hit an estate sale before the auction and grabbed some Remington etched glass pieces that I should do pretty well on. got them for $4 each. I also got a tennis racket for $1 that I should get around $75.

Star_Cards
11-17-2014, 01:40 PM
I don't think it's because people see the listed prices. I think it's mainly when collectors are there. They aren't reselling so they will pay more. It's funny when they pay over ebay prices even with shipping but I guess not everyone is on ebay or comfortable buying. There's also something to be said about getting an item as soon as you buy it and not having to wait.

I'll also say that I am very cheap. I'm out so much that if I can't make a certain amount on something I don't mess with it unless I like it for some reason. I have plenty of chances to get nice flips it's easy for me to leave something behind.

ajcorleone
11-17-2014, 01:49 PM
I am with you on the cheap side.I would rather pick up a room of junk for $5 and sift thru it then pay top end for something. Plus as a hobby I enjoy hitting auctions,fleas and yard sales then sifting thru boxes of stuff to see what I can find. As I said I have hit a few indoor yard sales and have had some nice finds.
I don't think it's because people see the listed prices. I think it's mainly when collectors are there. They aren't reselling so they will pay more. It's funny when they pay over ebay prices even with shipping but I guess not everyone is on ebay or comfortable buying. There's also something to be said about getting an item as soon as you buy it and not having to wait.

I'll also say that I am very cheap. I'm out so much that if I can't make a certain amount on something I don't mess with it unless I like it for some reason. I have plenty of chances to get nice flips it's easy for me to leave something behind.

andrewconnors9
11-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Bam solid buy and sell pickup today:

Zelda Majora's Mask for 64 Collector's Edition complete in box - 25$
Starfox 64 complete in box - 25$

Collecting video games now so wont be selling, but this is good for 180$ total on ebay :)

ajcorleone
11-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Nice pull
Bam solid buy and sell pickup today:

Zelda Majora's Mask for 64 Collector's Edition complete in box - 25$
Starfox 64 complete in box - 25$

Collecting video games now so wont be selling, but this is good for 180$ total on ebay :)

bangsportscards
11-28-2014, 06:39 PM
I always pick up a load of stuff all over town. Am I allowed to post here with sell prices to get rid of some things right away?

Brian

andrewconnors9
11-28-2014, 07:53 PM
I'm ok with that. Just don't keep reposting. One post will be suffice. Show us the steals!

bangsportscards
12-08-2014, 09:39 PM
I'm ok with that. Just don't keep reposting. One post will be suffice. Show us the steals!

Yeah I plan to get around to it by the end of the year thanks.

ajcorleone
12-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Just came across a box of 80's GI Joe at one of my Salvation Armies. Got the box for $8 I see a great condition Lady Jae and Snake Eyes that right there should double me. Not going to let the cold weather slow me down.

andrewconnors9
12-10-2014, 07:20 PM
haha you got that right!

I picked up a Nintendo Wii Mini (black and red limited edition) complete in box with nothing missing, plus 5 games for 70$ (system varies in price on ebay from 100-150$ alone, value of the games are 60-70$)

Anddddd, Picked up last night, Nintendo 3DS Midnight Purple (limited edition) (200$+ for system alone) plus 5 games that include two Zeldas (20-25$ each) Super Smash Bros (20-25$) and forget the last 2. Paid 120$ for the lot.

Not a bad week :). Total spent 190$, Total value - 350$+

Wickabee
12-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Hey guys. I just dropped by to share something. If you're in a thrift store go through the books. A good coffee table book can go for $30 after costing you $5 and being seemingly not special.

I've stumbled on something though in the thrift shop. A couple things actually. First is autographs. No one signs the cover, so they can easily go unnoticed. I've fairly recently picked up a record signed by two conductors and a soloist...on the back, as well as a coffee table book of Robert Bateman art signed by Bateman on the title page.

Which brings me to my next stumble. First Editions. Very few people know how (or care to) figure out how to identify first editions. It's easy, really. Simply score all the copywrite info at the front of the book and the latest year you find is the year it was printed. Look up when the first edition came out and you're golden. In store look for multiple dates. That usually means a later edition. However this is not foolproof, as anything referenced will be in the copyright info and will, of course be an earlier date. If you have your smartphone, you're laughing.

From the same thrift store I got those autographs (4 signatures for $4.98) I've grabbed a 1970 first edition coffee table book on The Group of Seven artists (cost $4.99 value $40-$100) and a 1918 first edition JM Barrie play (cost $1.99 value $15-$25). Oh, and that signed Bateman book ($3.99) is a 1990 first edition.

To give you an idea, the Group of Seven first edition seems to go for around $40 on a bad day in so-so condition, and can go over $100 on a good day mint. By comparison, the third edition (1973 I think) is $15-$30 mint on any day.

So remember check the books, look for old stuff (hardcovers didn't have sleeves until somewhere in the 20s-40s from what I can tell), and condition + age is the formula. Look for first editions and look for signatures.

andrewconnors9
12-20-2014, 12:13 PM
yeah first editions are always a great find for sure!! great tips Wickabee!!

andrewconnors9
12-20-2014, 01:23 PM
Alright Folks! Being its almost Xmas lets have a little fun and see who had the best find of the year!
Post your biggest find of the year, and a story on why it was such a solid steal!

Wickabee
12-21-2014, 04:29 PM
yeah first editions are always a great find for sure!! great tips Wickabee!!
When I first stumbled on a first edition (1915 Nellie McClung) I was surprised but not shocked. I figure second hand is where to find them. When I got the Bateman book home and found the autograph I was floored. I figure it's an estate clean out and just nobody knew it was there.

Star_Cards
12-23-2014, 01:24 PM
Hey guys. I just dropped by to share something. If you're in a thrift store go through the books. A good coffee table book can go for $30 after costing you $5 and being seemingly not special.

I've stumbled on something though in the thrift shop. A couple things actually. First is autographs. No one signs the cover, so they can easily go unnoticed. I've fairly recently picked up a record signed by two conductors and a soloist...on the back, as well as a coffee table book of Robert Bateman art signed by Bateman on the title page.

Which brings me to my next stumble. First Editions. Very few people know how (or care to) figure out how to identify first editions. It's easy, really. Simply score all the copywrite info at the front of the book and the latest year you find is the year it was printed. Look up when the first edition came out and you're golden. In store look for multiple dates. That usually means a later edition. However this is not foolproof, as anything referenced will be in the copyright info and will, of course be an earlier date. If you have your smartphone, you're laughing.

From the same thrift store I got those autographs (4 signatures for $4.98) I've grabbed a 1970 first edition coffee table book on The Group of Seven artists (cost $4.99 value $40-$100) and a 1918 first edition JM Barrie play (cost $1.99 value $15-$25). Oh, and that signed Bateman book ($3.99) is a 1990 first edition.

To give you an idea, the Group of Seven first edition seems to go for around $40 on a bad day in so-so condition, and can go over $100 on a good day mint. By comparison, the third edition (1973 I think) is $15-$30 mint on any day.

So remember check the books, look for old stuff (hardcovers didn't have sleeves until somewhere in the 20s-40s from what I can tell), and condition + age is the formula. Look for first editions and look for signatures.

Good to know. Thanks for the info as I don't really give these items much thought. Will keep it in mind.

Star_Cards
12-23-2014, 01:28 PM
This is probably my flip of the year, although I have yet to sell it so I can't say what my profit will be. I did have a guy message me and say he thought I could get $1000-$1200 for it. I paid $30

88225

Star_Cards
12-23-2014, 01:34 PM
This is my runner up. I got this in a huge lot for $20 and sold most of the other stuff to make about 100 in profit already. Sold this piece last week for $750.

88226

andrewconnors9
12-23-2014, 03:12 PM
wow very nice, 750$ is a fine score!!

ajcorleone
12-24-2014, 11:34 AM
A great find I cannot think of one great find really. I did hit a few nice records that were a few dollars and turned and sold them for a high profit.I also stumbled on the box of original star wars at Goodwill.After readin about some huge hits at second hand stores I am hitting more in the new year.
This is my runner up. I got this in a huge lot for $20 and sold most of the other stuff to make about 100 in profit already. Sold this piece last week for $750.

88226

Star_Cards
12-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Second hand stores are mostly misses for me, but there are some guys that find good stuff. I prefer to hit Goodwill outlets. You can find some decent stuff and you can time it to be at the outlet as soon as the stuff rolls out. It's hit or miss but if you put in some time you will usually find some decent stuff for pretty cheap.

Wickabee
12-30-2014, 09:33 PM
Second hand stores are mostly misses for me, but there are some guys that find good stuff. I prefer to hit Goodwill outlets. You can find some decent stuff and you can time it to be at the outlet as soon as the stuff rolls out. It's hit or miss but if you put in some time you will usually find some decent stuff for pretty cheap.
Yeah. I hit the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity stores most. Just pulled a book of 10 shellac 78s from the H4H store. All opera/choir/orchestral. All dating between 1937 and 1952. $10 for the book.

ajcorleone
12-31-2014, 09:38 AM
I made friends with some Goodwill folks and I usually get a little preview of drop offs. Nickle and dime stuff it that is what makes it fun for me.
Second hand stores are mostly misses for me, but there are some guys that find good stuff. I prefer to hit Goodwill outlets. You can find some decent stuff and you can time it to be at the outlet as soon as the stuff rolls out. It's hit or miss but if you put in some time you will usually find some decent stuff for pretty cheap.

ajcorleone
01-10-2015, 10:33 AM
I had these from a $2 yard sale box that I forgot about. My kids did want the so I threw them on the Bay. $16 later YAHTZEE!

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/5VwAAOSwkNZUooxg/$_12.JPG

Wickabee
01-13-2015, 10:32 AM
I'll put up some pictures when my phone stops being a jack wagon, but 1929 1st US Printing of Bambi. $2.00.

Books, guys. I'm telling you.

Star_Cards
01-13-2015, 10:43 AM
I haven't been out much other than a few trips to the Goodwill Outlet and haven't found anything exceptional yet this year.

I've been using the time to go through my cards and get large player lots listed on ebay.

Wickabee
01-13-2015, 09:55 PM
I feel like I'm bragging now. Sorry guys.

Sports Illustrated: Goodbye to the Great One - Special Collector's Edition (Hardcover)
$1.99

One just sold on ebay for around $45. Books guys, books.

Wickabee
01-13-2015, 10:37 PM
Weird double post

ajcorleone
01-15-2015, 05:24 PM
I have always done well with books.With many auctions and second hand stores always trying to find the ones with no water damage.It is amazing how many I find that are water damaged and it stinks because they have great age.

Wickabee
01-16-2015, 09:27 PM
Yeah. I've had to say no to a fair number because of horrendous condition.

Went in today to buy something I had seen earlier this week. It was gone, but they got a new batch of records. Pulled out Peter and the Wolf on Disneyland Records, a limited edition Strauss from the same series as my limited edition Chopin, and original 1965 copy of the Sound of Music soundtrack, and a 1982 Canadian 12" single of Apache by Sugarhill Gang.

ajcorleone
01-22-2015, 06:10 PM
A nice thrift store hit today
69 Ertyl toys $2

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/sUYAAOSw7ThUkPfG/$_57.JPG

Pair of Nippon bone China vases $5

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/YJMAAOSwkNZUmxGf/$_57.JPG

ANd some 1976 First Day Covers $1

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/yHMAAOSwQItULLH-/$_57.JPG

Wickabee
01-30-2015, 06:29 PM
Sally Ann. $8
89379

andrewconnors9
01-31-2015, 05:00 PM
picked up a signed paul coffey HOF year inscription signed jersey and a Mark Messier signed jersey (both authentic w/ proper COAs, and authentic oilers jerseys) for 400$ :O

ajcorleone
02-01-2015, 10:10 AM
Is the Messier a Rangers jersey or EDMONTON
picked up a signed paul coffey HOF year inscription signed jersey and a Mark Messier signed jersey (both authentic w/ proper COAs, and authentic oilers jerseys) for 400$ :O

andrewconnors9
02-01-2015, 04:15 PM
Says it right in the brackets ;) lol both authentic oilers jerseys (not cheap knock offs)

ajcorleone
02-01-2015, 07:28 PM
Oops missed that nice pick up
Says it right in the brackets ;) lol both authentic oilers jerseys (not cheap knock offs)

Wickabee
02-02-2015, 12:52 AM
picked up a signed paul coffey HOF year inscription signed jersey and a Mark Messier signed jersey (both authentic w/ proper COAs, and authentic oilers jerseys) for 400$ :O

Woah

andrewconnors9
02-02-2015, 03:55 PM
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/6BE6A4CD-4E4C-4D52-A02A-41C26D5D48E1_zps1cwc1qjl.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6BE6A4CD-4E4C-4D52-A02A-41C26D5D48E1_zps1cwc1qjl.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/64855DAE-0138-4413-A3B1-28126CFF8C31_zps8ccua0dn.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/64855DAE-0138-4413-A3B1-28126CFF8C31_zps8ccua0dn.jpg.html)


And also, starting to get to my video game room in order finally :)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/18F137E7-4D44-48C6-85F4-558AC55F51D2_zpsuxrqqlmy.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/18F137E7-4D44-48C6-85F4-558AC55F51D2_zpsuxrqqlmy.jpg.html)

Wickabee
02-08-2015, 06:45 PM
Nice!
Anyone know anything about videodiscs? I just picked up, like, 20 of them.

andrewconnors9
02-08-2015, 07:49 PM
Hmm no clue buddy! New to me

Star_Cards
02-09-2015, 10:34 AM
finally had a nice estate sale this past weekend. However, they had pretty high prices on their stuff and even 20 minutes before their last day they weren't negotiating... even bundling.

I did pick up a pretty cool native american piece. It's a Penobscot (tribe in Maine) club that was made for the tourist trade.

89687

I also picked up a bunch of Fortune magazines. The guy had them bundled by years. Got complete sets from 1935, 1939, and 1954. They were in the basement so some had wear and some water damage but the middle and top magazines were in pretty good shape. Picked up about 50 magazines for $15. I'm thinking I should be able to do pretty well. The cover art is pretty cool. Here are some of my favorites.

89688

89689

89690


The sale had a rather interesting story. The man passed away in the 1950's and the woman in the 60's, but they had two children that never married and lived in the house until the girl passed away last year. The person running the sale said that they started sorting through stuff the week after thanksgiving. I think she sold some stuff on ebay before the sale.

Star_Cards
02-10-2015, 10:47 AM
89728

Finally sold this beauty! $400. Going to France.

ajcorleone
02-10-2015, 01:45 PM
89728

Finally sold this beauty! $400. Going to France.

Just curious what is the shipping on that. Or are you using Ebay's import method?

andrewconnors9
02-10-2015, 01:48 PM
the shipping would have to be about 50-60$ for sure

Star_Cards
02-10-2015, 02:07 PM
Just curious what is the shipping on that. Or are you using Ebay's import method?

I use the global shipping program. I'd guess it was in the $40-$50 range.

ajcorleone
02-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Thanks
I use the global shipping program. I'd guess it was in the $40-$50 range.

andrewconnors9
02-10-2015, 02:53 PM
global shipping program is such a rip off, bleh

ajcorleone
02-10-2015, 03:02 PM
It is but there are many willing to use it on Ebay. Does make life for the seller alot easier.
global shipping program is such a rip off, bleh

andrewconnors9
02-10-2015, 03:36 PM
maybe, but they also lose out. Sports cards for one, the global shipping program to Canada is ridiculous. Especially for people in the US selling hockey cards, they lose ALOT of potential bidders due...

ajcorleone
02-10-2015, 05:09 PM
For a while I stopped shipping international because I was getting burned in shipping. But the global way allows me to ship that way. But I see your point the bottom line is shipping has gone up so much in the last 3 years. But again there is not a site that can top Ebays traffic. And I have tried many.

andrewconnors9
02-10-2015, 06:23 PM
there isnt, but you do know that this is just another way ebay is making even more money, they arent doing this at cost thats for sure

ajcorleone
02-11-2015, 08:59 AM
Yes I prefer yard sales and running fleas but in the cold winters in PA Ebay is a huge source. THey are vultures but until somebody can compete they are a necessary evil.
there isnt, but you do know that this is just another way ebay is making even more money, they arent doing this at cost thats for sure

andrewconnors9
02-11-2015, 10:34 AM
yup you got that right!! SCF should just start their own! lol

Star_Cards
02-11-2015, 11:14 AM
I'm not sure how much ebay charged him. I'm sure it was well over the $40 it would have cost for me to ship directly. I'm not sure how much ebay makes off of these sales and how much is import export...

andrewconnors9
02-11-2015, 12:14 PM
I just love how they take &quot;import charges&quot; on items that wouldnt even get hit with customs

Star_Cards
02-16-2015, 09:54 AM
I had the best pick ever purchased over the weekend. Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself during the transit of this item.

I sold my Popcake Pancake machine over the weekend. Had it listed for $1849.99 and sold it for $1500.00. I got it a some company garage sale last spring for $1.00.

89975

Wickabee
02-17-2015, 05:10 PM
That gets a slow clap

*clap*

*clap*


*clap*



...*clap*



Seriously, I kind of want to slap you right now. Just a little. Well done.

Star_Cards
02-19-2015, 09:21 AM
I'd take a slap every time if I can keep finding flips like this.

Wickabee
02-21-2015, 02:54 PM
New request for help.
I've done a little research and I know they're related to the Freemasons. Does anyone know anything about Masons, or specifically the Daughters of Mokanna?

ajcorleone
02-23-2015, 06:02 PM
Picked this up at Salvation Army,looked interesting

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/XIgAAOSw2XFUhR2V/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/HTkAAOSwaNBUhR2j/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/TX4AAOSwD0lUhR3L/$_57.JPG

andrewconnors9
02-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Yup I would've picked that up too lol neat piece! Research time lol

wickabee I have no idea what any of that is sorry bro!

ajcorleone
02-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Hoping it was $5 well spent :heh:
Yup I would've picked that up too lol neat piece! Research time lol

wickabee I have no idea what any of that is sorry bro!

andrewconnors9
02-25-2015, 02:43 PM
Try some art stores. See if they know anything

Wickabee
02-26-2015, 10:19 AM
Andrew: No worries, I have a guy. He's just out of town.
AJ: #75 is sitting on ebay for $235. Can't find any sales.

ajcorleone
02-27-2015, 09:55 AM
Thanks I am going to check it out I have 2 art stores actually in the area.
Andrew: No worries, I have a guy. He's just out of town.
AJ: #75 is sitting on ebay for $235. Can't find any sales.

Star_Cards
03-02-2015, 09:24 AM
90481

I picked these up over the weekend. I went to the IUPUI surplus auction. I bought this box that had a bunch of medical stuff in it that I thought would sell. I paid 7.50 for it. Once I got it home I was able to research it a bit more and couldn't find the items selling, but it the bottom I found these instruments. They are for medical scopes and are basically tiny lenses and there is also a cable that isn't in the photo that hooks to them. I assume that you can record the procedure or view it on screen. The cable sells for $100. The two pieces on the top seem to go for $300-$400 each (couldn't find the exact model), and the small one goes for $150. I couldn't find the tool on the bottom but I'd bet it goes for a bit more than the $150 tool.

Wickabee
03-03-2015, 10:33 AM
Records: The Kinks - ANYTHING on the PYE label.
4 records cost me $4 and the finals sale on them was just over $90

Star_Cards
03-03-2015, 11:13 AM
90523

Bought this bronze statue at a sale at a condo clubhouse that was redecorating. Paid $25. Sold it over the weekend for $540.

ajcorleone
03-03-2015, 01:02 PM
90523

Bought this bronze statue at a sale at a condo clubhouse that was redecorating. Paid $25. Sold it over the weekend for $540.

Fella you could retire on all your finds. Where do you find all these gems I am in the wrong state?

Star_Cards
03-03-2015, 01:16 PM
Fella you could retire on all your finds. Where do you find all these gems I am in the wrong state?

lol. A lot of luck is involved, but I do get out quite a bit. This specific pick was complete dumb luck. I was heading home from another sale and just happened to take one route home instead of another. I think I actually drove past the sign and decided to go back and check it out. The medical instruments that I got over the weekend was complete dumb luck.

Star_Cards
03-03-2015, 01:20 PM
Records: The Kinks - ANYTHING on the PYE label.
4 records cost me $4 and the finals sale on them was just over $90

I've only dabbled in records. One of my first non card flips I bought 140 records at a sale that had some considerable wear on one side of the covers as the owners cat scratched them up. I looked them up on ebay but none were really great records to sell on their own. I craigslisted the lot and got $100 for them on a $20 investment.

Do you know enough about records to go through and pick out the good ones or do you have to research a lot of them? My lack of knowledge and most that I have looked up were junk keep me from buying records. If I found loads of classic rock stuff or hip hop I'd have interest but most of what I find are gospel stuff.

Wickabee
03-03-2015, 11:11 PM
My personal collection is mostly classic rock and virtually worthless. Stuff I have set aside for flipping is considerably larger.

I don't know a ton but here's what I do know:
Any non-vinyl (mostly shellac) that still plays fairly well is a minimum $5 on what is usually a 99 cent purchase.

If you find shellac records (virtually all are 78s regardless of size) the first thing to look for is the Beatles or Silver Beatles. These are super rare and I've witnessed $200 thrown down on a low quality copy. The second thing you should look for in general is pre WWII. This is higher quality and therefore usually in better shape and more sought after. The older you get (vinyl doesn't start until the late 40s early 50s) the more instruments recorded the better.

I'm no expert though. I keep coming across stuff there is little to no record of. This morning I bought a book of 6 records because they weren't vinyl. Every last one is from 1926 and really tough to find. All of it is symphony stuff. No idea what it's worth specifically, but it all plays, so I figure if these are even basic copies I'm going to make close to $100 on my $4.99 investment.

I also picked up a sealed evangelical record a few days ago. Know nothing about it, so I threw it on eBay for $100 and it's getting enough views. You really never know with some stuff.

I also end up finding signed copies of the weirdest stuff. Last couple were an alpine yodeling group and a banjo playing 12 year old.

Wickabee
03-03-2015, 11:11 PM
By the way, what does that placard say on that statue (which is cool as hell, by the way).

ajcorleone
03-04-2015, 07:00 AM
I love buying records as long as they have god conditioned covers and not many scratches. I don't make a fortune but I triple profits on them especially Classical. For soem reason they sell well on the BAY. Go figure

Wickabee
03-04-2015, 09:40 AM
I love buying records as long as they have god conditioned covers and not many scratches. I don't make a fortune but I triple profits on them especially Classical. For soem reason they sell well on the BAY. Go figure

Condition is pretty much a given in any collector market.

Classical can be a minefield just because there's so much out there. It's pretty much compulsory to own at least a couple once you buy a turntable. What I tend to look for are higher quality sleeves. In my experience these have a better chance of being worth more than a few bucks. You can try to memorize all the high valued records out there. I wish you luck.
One thing I've noticed some people don't realize is that just because a copy of Beethoven's 5th sold for $1000 doesn't mean this one will. You need the right symphony, the right conductor, the right performance, the right label, the right release date, etc. I work in generalities and, as $1 a piece, I don't mind holding onto them for a while.

Star_Cards
03-04-2015, 10:42 AM
By the way, what does that placard say on that statue (which is cool as hell, by the way).

thanks for the record info.

The plate says Crusader by Taure. I thought it was pretty cool too.

ajcorleone
03-04-2015, 12:16 PM
When I run my fleas I can't keep records at $1 a piece. People dig thru and buy them up.I will hit yard sales and buy boxes for pennies. Go thru them put a few on the bay,maybe get rid of a few due to damage then the rest $1 a piece. Time consuming but loads of fun for me really.Your not going to get rich but you will make good money
Condition is pretty much a given in any collector market.

Classical can be a minefield just because there's so much out there. It's pretty much compulsory to own at least a couple once you buy a turntable. What I tend to look for are higher quality sleeves. In my experience these have a better chance of being worth more than a few bucks. You can try to memorize all the high valued records out there. I wish you luck.
One thing I've noticed some people don't realize is that just because a copy of Beethoven's 5th sold for $1000 doesn't mean this one will. You need the right symphony, the right conductor, the right performance, the right label, the right release date, etc. I work in generalities and, as $1 a piece, I don't mind holding onto them for a while.

Wickabee
03-07-2015, 09:26 AM
If you happen to stumble on anything branded Pilsner, grab it. Saskatchewan goes crazy for it. Just sold a barflag for $15 which cost me 25cents.

ajcorleone
03-17-2015, 08:30 AM
Been quiet but I was able to pick up about 10 original He Man figures at a Goodwill for 25 cents a piece. One was Moss man and shockingly still in good condition no smell to him which was surprising. SHould be able to get $2 to $4 buck a figure.

Star_Cards
03-17-2015, 09:57 AM
I do well with action figures vintage and modern. I find quite a few at goodwill outlet. They run about 25 per figure. I sell them in lots of 40 or so or smaller lots of around 10-15 if I can group together a bunch of DC figs or Marvel figs. I don't break the bank but sometimes I can get around $1 a piece on the 40 figure lots. If they are all marvel or dc I can get $3-$4. Plus, they don't break during shipping!!

It's been quite around here for the past few weeks. Hoping something pops up this weekend. Garage sales will be starting up in a few weeks or so.

Star_Cards
03-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Not sure if software has been brought up, but I just sold a Windows 7 update for $129.99. Sometimes a lot of software is junk but even updates of windows or mac operating system software can sell well. You have to do some research to make sure it's all there, but usually you can get it super cheap. I got this with a bunch of DVDs movies for around 50 a piece.

Wickabee
03-17-2015, 10:14 AM
I don't do much clothing at all, but I've picked up an Adidas throwback 70s jacket, a Team Canada 2010 Bobsleigh-Skeleton jacket, a USA Judo London 2010 jacket, and a Nissan Open golf jacket for around $20 total. I hate flipping clothes, but these are all pretty much pristine.

Also grabbed a Mickey Mouse ears pilot hat for $6. 1 week auction, gone for $60. I guess no one buys the pilot hat at the park, so there are very few out there and any collector who can't get to the park wants one.

ajcorleone
03-17-2015, 02:31 PM
I tell you clothing can be a quick flip. Especially with this younger generation wearing vintage or throwback. I have sold many Adidas jackets and sweat suits which I pick up for pennies at Goodwill. AS long as it is clean looking and no major staining Adidas, any kind of sports jersey and older Tommy Hilfiger will always sell for me.

Action figures are a gold mine because they are easy to sell and always in demand. I break em down by piece on the Bay and at my flea then package up the rest as a lot. Always an easy seller.

Wickabee
03-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Where do you generally price windbreakers/track jackets?

ajcorleone
03-17-2015, 08:23 PM
You can check the Bay I use a few sites but I also have 2 vintage places in my area.Look through
http://www.rustyzipper.com/

https://www.etsy.com/browse/vintage-category/clothing

http://www.vintagetrends.com/


Where do you generally price windbreakers/track jackets?

ajcorleone
03-24-2015, 06:14 PM
Picked this bad boy up for $1

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/EF0AAOSw7ThUgdS9/$_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAxWDE2MDA=/z/nAsAAOSwuMFUgdTI/$_57.JPG

andrewconnors9
03-25-2015, 09:52 AM
wow nice find, hes been deceased since 1962. Id go get that appraised man, you might have a big ticket item there!

ajcorleone
03-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Believe it or not this my second one I found. First one did not grab much like $20 but I might try to check this out more.
wow nice find, hes been deceased since 1962. Id go get that appraised man, you might have a big ticket item there!

Star_Cards
04-01-2015, 09:43 AM
90481

I picked these up over the weekend. I went to the IUPUI surplus auction. I bought this box that had a bunch of medical stuff in it that I thought would sell. I paid 7.50 for it. Once I got it home I was able to research it a bit more and couldn't find the items selling, but it the bottom I found these instruments. They are for medical scopes and are basically tiny lenses and there is also a cable that isn't in the photo that hooks to them. I assume that you can record the procedure or view it on screen. The cable sells for $100. The two pieces on the top seem to go for $300-$400 each (couldn't find the exact model), and the small one goes for $150. I couldn't find the tool on the bottom but I'd bet it goes for a bit more than the $150 tool.

Sold the two bottom pieces in the photo for $200 and one of the scopes for $500. Sold the scope to someone in Mauritius, an island to the east of Madagascar. Probably one of the most obscure places I've ever shipped something. Shipped it yesterday. Hopefully it will arrive without any issues.

stlcardinalsfan
04-02-2015, 07:27 PM
ive been doing well with sports and college apparel on ebay. also shot glasses

andrewconnors9
04-03-2015, 03:06 PM
working out of town right now, get back next weekend, cant wait to hit the streets!!!

ajcorleone
04-03-2015, 04:56 PM
Getting ready to hit my first yard sale Saturday. Yes spring is in the air. Did pick up an Brett Hull St Louis Blues ice jersey at Goodwill for $8. Clean no stains

stlcardinalsfan
04-03-2015, 07:54 PM
bought a eric hosmer shirt for 3$ at goodwill, sold it for 15$ about 10 mins after i listed it lol.

probably my fastest turn around ever

Star_Cards
04-06-2015, 09:05 AM
Picked up a Leica M3 camera from an estate sale. Had to pay up for it but I think I should be able to double my money... hopefully. Paid $650 for it. I don't have any photos of it yet.

Also hit a few interesting sales over the weekend. A guy had three pretty run down strip mall "offices" full of stuff. It was crazy how much stuff he had. He stored the stuff like he really didn't do much with it but about half of the stuff I picked out I had to put back because he wouldn't move on price. I ended up getting some good stuff though. I got a ceramic indian statue that's about 2 feet tall, a lego set, some models, and a lamp that I think is pretty high end.

I also hit a dumpster salvager sale and picked up 3 antique brass chandeliers that are broken for $30 and 110 DVDs for $10.

ajcorleone
04-06-2015, 02:23 PM
I hit my first yard sale near my house. It must of been dead due to the holiday weekend because I went back at the end of the day and the guy just wanted to dump stuff. I got a box of 50 dvds for $10 with the first 3 seasons of Supernatural unopened. A box of 70 and 80s rock albums about 45 for $5 and a nice lot of 80's Super Powers figures which are in good shape for $5. It is nickle and dime stuff but all comes out to a nice profit.
Picked up a Leica M3 camera from an estate sale. Had to pay up for it but I think I should be able to double my money... hopefully. Paid $650 for it. I don't have any photos of it yet.

Also hit a few interesting sales over the weekend. A guy had three pretty run down strip mall "offices" full of stuff. It was crazy how much stuff he had. He stored the stuff like he really didn't do much with it but about half of the stuff I picked out I had to put back because he wouldn't move on price. I ended up getting some good stuff though. I got a ceramic indian statue that's about 2 feet tall, a lego set, some models, and a lamp that I think is pretty high end.

I also hit a dumpster salvager sale and picked up 3 antique brass chandeliers that are broken for $30 and 110 DVDs for $10.

Star_Cards
04-06-2015, 03:25 PM
I hit my first yard sale near my house. It must of been dead due to the holiday weekend because I went back at the end of the day and the guy just wanted to dump stuff. I got a box of 50 dvds for $10 with the first 3 seasons of Supernatural unopened. A box of 70 and 80s rock albums about 45 for $5 and a nice lot of 80's Super Powers figures which are in good shape for $5. It is nickle and dime stuff but all comes out to a nice profit.

nice. my DVDs weren't the greatest, but for 10 each I'll take them. I sell them for $1 at my garage sales pretty well. Although I have a ton at the moment. Garage sales are hit or miss with lots more misses, but when you do find something good you can get really good prices usually. Can't wait until the neighborhood sales start up.

The guy I bought stuff from that had three strip mall rooms wouldn't negotiate at all... not even a few dollars. Was odd because his stuff was just piled up and it wasn't like he was actively selling stuff on a regular basis.

ajcorleone
04-06-2015, 09:37 PM
You probably will not get the huge hits you get at a yard sale. But it is always easy to negotiate. And when you go at clean up team people give stuff away.ANd I get easy product for fleas that is easy to load and unload
nice. my DVDs weren't the greatest, but for 10 each I'll take them. I sell them for $1 at my garage sales pretty well. Although I have a ton at the moment. Garage sales are hit or miss with lots more misses, but when you do find something good you can get really good prices usually. Can't wait until the neighborhood sales start up.

The guy I bought stuff from that had three strip mall rooms wouldn't negotiate at all... not even a few dollars. Was odd because his stuff was just piled up and it wasn't like he was actively selling stuff on a regular basis.

BigBerserker
04-07-2015, 07:52 PM
If you guys haven't heard of it before, check out this Android app on your smartphone called Offer Up. Its all local items people post and offer to sell. You can IM others your offers or ask questions, look at pictures, and meet with people. It's free too.

ajcorleone
04-08-2015, 08:33 AM
I have used it but not too much success with it. Many times the items go like seconds after posting. I have had some decent success with Craigslist curb side posts.
If you guys haven't heard of it before, check out this Android app on your smartphone called Offer Up. Its all local items people post and offer to sell. You can IM others your offers or ask questions, look at pictures, and meet with people. It's free too.

Star_Cards
04-08-2015, 09:36 AM
If you guys haven't heard of it before, check out this Android app on your smartphone called Offer Up. Its all local items people post and offer to sell. You can IM others your offers or ask questions, look at pictures, and meet with people. It's free too.

Looks like there's one for the iphone as well. I'll check it out and see what's on there.

Star_Cards
04-08-2015, 09:39 AM
You probably will not get the huge hits you get at a yard sale. But it is always easy to negotiate. And when you go at clean up team people give stuff away.ANd I get easy product for fleas that is easy to load and unload

That's the best part of garage sales. People usually just want items gone and bundling works very well too. They also don't research much which helps. The worst part is also they don't research much a lot of people can have very distorted ideas of value. It's tough negotiating when someone looks at listed ebay pricing rather than completed. :)

ajcorleone
04-14-2015, 12:38 PM
As soon as I am quoted an Ebay price I nicely excuse myself and move on. I walk the beat of yard sales to sell on Ebay and fill my stand for my fleas. But I find yard sals are just what you say people clearing clutter which fills my inventory up.
That's the best part of garage sales. People usually just want items gone and bundling works very well too. They also don't research much which helps. The worst part is also they don't research much a lot of people can have very distorted ideas of value. It's tough negotiating when someone looks at listed ebay pricing rather than completed. :)

Star_Cards
04-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Hit one good garage sale on saturday. The guy was moving. He didn't have a tone of stuff, but I did get a vintage scale for $5, a decent film camera with 3 lenses for $20, and a clarinet for $5. I also bought two 6 foot long slabs of red oak for $40.

92690

I also picked up Herman Miller vintage mid century chair at the goodwill outlet. Ended up being about $17. I think it's worth about $150-$200 or so. Keep an eye out for stuff made by that designer. His stuff is popular and pricey.

92691

timber09
04-20-2015, 06:05 PM
I could use that oak in my house - throw than in a bubble mailer and send it to me would ya!

Star_Cards
04-21-2015, 09:19 AM
lol. flat rate!

Star_Cards
04-23-2015, 09:31 AM
How many of you use Best Offer on your ebay listings? I add it to all of my fixed price listings. If you use it I'm curious how much negotiating you find yourself doing with a potential buyer.

I will typically counter offer unless the offer is on an item I've had sitting for awhile or if it's a decent offer. Usually when I counter offer I rarely expect to get a sale or even a counter offer. It's odd that people won't dicker more than one time. I guess they give their best price in the first offer, but it's too bad that ebay negotiating seems to be completely different than face to face negotiating.

Wickabee
04-23-2015, 10:26 AM
I find that you're generally right, though I did just sell a framed ad print for a sporting event with a Best Offer haggle. Had it at $200, he came in at $100, I countered at $150, he came back $130, and I sold my $6 print.

andrewconnors9
04-23-2015, 11:41 AM
i always add offer option, then aim the bin price high

timber09
04-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Generally speaking, I only put BIN/BO on cards valued over $10 - anything else I set it and forget it. I try to price well and don't care to haggle over a $5 card.

I think you are probably right as well - counter offers seem to die on the vine or get rejected with no information.

ajcorleone
04-23-2015, 01:59 PM
I have never used the option all though I might try it. I have had people make offers while my auction is running and i it does not sell I might sell it. I usually put my bottom line price on auctions and just keep relisting with success.

Star_Cards
04-23-2015, 02:17 PM
I have never used the option all though I might try it. I have had people make offers while my auction is running and i it does not sell I might sell it. I usually put my bottom line price on auctions and just keep relisting with success.

When I run auctions I start a bit below where I want but in a range that I'm happy with if it sells with one bid. I don't do the $1 start or anything like that unless I want to blow it out.

ajcorleone
04-23-2015, 02:35 PM
I run $1 items for stuff i want to get rid of but I usually start out at what I would be happy to get for it. Always been satisfied with that method.
When I run auctions I start a bit below where I want but in a range that I'm happy with if it sells with one bid. I don't do the $1 start or anything like that unless I want to blow it out.

Star_Cards
04-24-2015, 03:51 PM
I'm not sure why I haven't done this sooner, but I just bought some boxes that are supposed to fit in the flat rate padded envelopes. Should be a good way to be able to ship some smaller heavy items and keep them well protected.

ajcorleone
04-25-2015, 05:08 PM
AHh yes a full day of yard sales. I did not come away with high ticket items but I did get an original Atari 2600 with 10 games for $5 as the gentleman told me it was in his den for years. NO KIDDING! Also picked up a small 50 figure 80's GI Joe box or $5 many of them in great shape clean paint not much chipping. And not that I needed any more cards but I did pick up few binders from a lady who was firm at $8 for 3 binders.What a hodge podge as there were some newer items but a few oldie hits as there was a 1960 Topps Tony Kubek and Nellie ox very nice shape a1964 Tops Lou Brock a 73 Willie Mays and a shockingly great looking 78 Eddie Murray RC. That is an easy triple up just with these mixed in with some nice 80's rookies. All in all great start to the season.

dscards
04-26-2015, 04:53 PM
Not a garage sale/yard sale, but a tip that might come in handy (that you pros probably already know)...
Dollar Tree stores get leftover autographed copies of books sold by local major book stores and sell them for a dollar a piece.

Just picked up a couple copies of Newt Gingrich's Victory at Yorktown for $1 each.

ajcorleone
04-26-2015, 05:42 PM
Funny you say that I have discovered this once before at a dollar tree by accident. I check now and then but did not think it happened a lot. Thanks for the input I will have to put that on my shopping tour
Not a garage sale/yard sale, but a tip that might come in handy (that you pros probably already know)...
Dollar Tree stores get leftover autographed copies of books sold by local major book stores and sell them for a dollar a piece.

Just picked up a couple copies of Newt Gingrich's Victory at Yorktown for $1 each.

Star_Cards
04-27-2015, 09:56 AM
AHh yes a full day of yard sales. I did not come away with high ticket items but I did get an original Atari 2600 with 10 games for $5 as the gentleman told me it was in his den for years. NO KIDDING! Also picked up a small 50 figure 80's GI Joe box or $5 many of them in great shape clean paint not much chipping. And not that I needed any more cards but I did pick up few binders from a lady who was firm at $8 for 3 binders.What a hodge podge as there were some newer items but a few oldie hits as there was a 1960 Topps Tony Kubek and Nellie ox very nice shape a1964 Tops Lou Brock a 73 Willie Mays and a shockingly great looking 78 Eddie Murray RC. That is an easy triple up just with these mixed in with some nice 80's rookies. All in all great start to the season.

nice finds.50 GI JOe figures for $5 is a very nice find. It was rainy here and didn't find much. I did get some decent sized bey blade lots for $5 each. Other than that nothing awesome.

ajcorleone
04-27-2015, 11:18 AM
I have a large sized priority box of bey blades that my boys are just about done with. Don't get what they really do but I know they are popular.
nice finds.50 GI JOe figures for $5 is a very nice find. It was rainy here and didn't find much. I did get some decent sized bey blade lots for $5 each. Other than that nothing awesome.

Star_Cards
04-27-2015, 12:42 PM
I started picking them up at the goodwill outlet. When I'd get 25 or so pieces I'd lot them up and get about $25 for them. They sell pretty well. If you have a flat rate box full I'm sure you could get decent money for them.


Just curious, what are you doing with your GI Joe figures?

ajcorleone
04-27-2015, 01:12 PM
This lot is spoken for. I have 2 guys who consistantly buy up what ever GI Joe stuff I obtain. I have a steady 10 to 12 customers that buy from me different stuff that I sell before I can list it on Ebay. But if your looking for Joes I will keep you in mind
I started picking them up at the goodwill outlet. When I'd get 25 or so pieces I'd lot them up and get about $25 for them. They sell pretty well. If you have a flat rate box full I'm sure you could get decent money for them.


Just curious, what are you doing with your GI Joe figures?

Wickabee
04-27-2015, 09:35 PM
I'm having good luck with interesting cookie jars. I'd say to date I've spent around $20 and made close to $100 back. Gotta do local sales though. I don't know why but they go like flippin' hotcakes. I'm curious if it's just my area, or if this is a thing.

andrewconnors9
04-28-2015, 10:45 AM
AHh yes a full day of yard sales. I did not come away with high ticket items but I did get an original Atari 2600 with 10 games for $5 as the gentleman told me it was in his den for years. NO KIDDING! Also picked up a small 50 figure 80's GI Joe box or $5 many of them in great shape clean paint not much chipping. And not that I needed any more cards but I did pick up few binders from a lady who was firm at $8 for 3 binders.What a hodge podge as there were some newer items but a few oldie hits as there was a 1960 Topps Tony Kubek and Nellie ox very nice shape a1964 Tops Lou Brock a 73 Willie Mays and a shockingly great looking 78 Eddie Murray RC. That is an easy triple up just with these mixed in with some nice 80's rookies. All in all great start to the season.

Hey which Atari games did you get? would be interested in any i dont have for sure :)

andrewconnors9
04-28-2015, 10:46 AM
and so far this year ive hit about 10 garage sales, been SHUTTTT OUTTTTT, nothing but garbage

ajcorleone
04-28-2015, 10:54 AM
Sorry they are sold I have a video game guy. Nothing big was in the bunch Centepede,big bird egg catch,defender 1 and 2 , dig dug and some others. But if I come across more games which I do I will keep you in mind
Hey which Atari games did you get? would be interested in any i dont have for sure :)

Star_Cards
04-28-2015, 11:49 AM
I'm having good luck with interesting cookie jars. I'd say to date I've spent around $20 and made close to $100 back. Gotta do local sales though. I don't know why but they go like flippin' hotcakes. I'm curious if it's just my area, or if this is a thing.

I've never ran across a cookie jar that looked like it would sell. What sort of jars are you grabbing. glass? plaster? vintage? ones that looks like animals?

Star_Cards
04-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Sorry they are sold I have a video game guy. Nothing big was in the bunch Centepede,big bird egg catch,defender 1 and 2 , dig dug and some others. But if I come across more games which I do I will keep you in mind

lucky! lol. I've been trying to find a video game buyer. All of the guys I've contacted always low ball me, even on machines that I've tested. I always do way better selling them online.

ajcorleone
04-28-2015, 12:38 PM
This guy has been good to me I give him good deals. But Ebay is always a back up as video games always sell quick on there. I have made good contacts I have a video game guy.2 toy guys,3 card collectors and don't laugh but a Lego and Lincoln Log guy. He will buy any and all legos and lincoln logs I get. Makes life easy to move since they are all withing 20 minutes travel for me.
lucky! lol. I've been trying to find a video game buyer. All of the guys I've contacted always low ball me, even on machines that I've tested. I always do way better selling them online.

Star_Cards
04-28-2015, 01:43 PM
This guy has been good to me I give him good deals. But Ebay is always a back up as video games always sell quick on there. I have made good contacts I have a video game guy.2 toy guys,3 card collectors and don't laugh but a Lego and Lincoln Log guy. He will buy any and all legos and lincoln logs I get. Makes life easy to move since they are all withing 20 minutes travel for me.

Nice, I did that when I was selling cards. Had a lot of guys off of ebay, but still shipping. I always pick up Legos but have never grabbed lincoln logs. Legos are almost like money. It's hilarious to watch people going crazy at the goodwill outlet trying to get legos. It's amazing how much of them come through. A few times I've been there they've wheeled out bins with just legos. It's madness. I never really had a shot to get in when they've brought them out.

How do you sell them? I list them by the pound unless I find sets.

Wickabee
04-28-2015, 06:30 PM
I've never ran across a cookie jar that looked like it would sell. What sort of jars are you grabbing. glass? plaster? vintage? ones that looks like animals?

Porcelain and anything interesting. Animals, children, etc. Also managed to pick up a Pillsbury dough boy for $3 and flip it pretty quick for $20.

ajcorleone
04-29-2015, 08:54 AM
IF they are loose I also sell them by the bag by weight it is just easier. But I have been lucky and picled up sets that still had the boxes or they kept them seperate in containers.I agree though Legos go for good money I remember when they were dirt cheap now they are big money.
Nice, I did that when I was selling cards. Had a lot of guys off of ebay, but still shipping. I always pick up Legos but have never grabbed lincoln logs. Legos are almost like money. It's hilarious to watch people going crazy at the goodwill outlet trying to get legos. It's amazing how much of them come through. A few times I've been there they've wheeled out bins with just legos. It's madness. I never really had a shot to get in when they've brought them out.

How do you sell them? I list them by the pound unless I find sets.

Star_Cards
04-29-2015, 09:28 AM
IF they are loose I also sell them by the bag by weight it is just easier. But I have been lucky and picled up sets that still had the boxes or they kept them seperate in containers.I agree though Legos go for good money I remember when they were dirt cheap now they are big money.

What do you get per pound on lincoln logs?

ajcorleone
04-29-2015, 12:41 PM
I have not really lincoln logs by the pound. I sold a small rate flat mail box for $15 and the other 2 were still in the original boxes which I sold him for $25 because some pieces were missing. I have not yet sold any lincoln logs online this guy buys them all.
What do you get per pound on lincoln logs?

Star_Cards
04-30-2015, 09:21 AM
I'm picking up 50 pounds of legos for $3 a pound this evening. Getting them from a guy I've meet at the goodwill outlet who just goes there to pick up legos. He's been selling me bionicles in bulk for the past 6-8 months at a much cheaper rate just to move them out of his house. He finally asked me if I wanted any Legos.

ajcorleone
04-30-2015, 11:04 AM
Sweet jump on that
I'm picking up 50 pounds of legos for $3 a pound this evening. Getting them from a guy I've meet at the goodwill outlet who just goes there to pick up legos. He's been selling me bionicles in bulk for the past 6-8 months at a much cheaper rate just to move them out of his house. He finally asked me if I wanted any Legos.

timber09
04-30-2015, 01:38 PM
What do you do with the Legos and how big is a pound roughly (or ten pounds if that is easier)?

Local guy I buy a lot of cards in bulk from also does Legos and is willing to sell me large rubermaid containers at about $100 a pop - could probably get him down from there but have no idea what I would do with them. Kids love them but my wife would destroy me if I came home with a room full of Legos.

Wickabee
05-01-2015, 08:44 AM
What do you do with the Legos and how big is a pound roughly (or ten pounds if that is easier)?

Local guy I buy a lot of cards in bulk from also does Legos and is willing to sell me large rubermaid containers at about $100 a pop - could probably get him down from there but have no idea what I would do with them. Kids love them but my wife would destroy me if I came home with a room full of Legos.

I got my hands on 4 regular size ziplock bags which turned out to be in around 2lbs. Sold them on ebay for $16 or so, which matched up with the $8/lb ebay average I was seeing. This was last summer though, so it may have changed.

cowboysrgr8
05-01-2015, 09:42 AM
its been awhile since ive posted anything on here but here are some of my highlights from the month of April
my collection of video games, toys, sports cards and comic books have gotten out of hand.....
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/21278_1056595767703733_5381525550071190324_n_zpshg wdo8ve.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/21278_1056595767703733_5381525550071190324_n_zpshg wdo8ve.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11150414_1056595701037073_3341476627523109346_n_zp sqi3vgwuz.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11150414_1056595701037073_3341476627523109346_n_zp sqi3vgwuz.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11140126_1056595221037121_8100145835458869538_n_zp sbytpsldm.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11140126_1056595221037121_8100145835458869538_n_zp sbytpsldm.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11062860_1056595814370395_5688950572008490129_n_zp ssgfuztql.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11062860_1056595814370395_5688950572008490129_n_zp ssgfuztql.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11149551_1056595547703755_474567304223714364_n_zps pbuqd3e5.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11149551_1056595547703755_474567304223714364_n_zps pbuqd3e5.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/asfqaefqwefq_zps0lmglrvr.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/asfqaefqwefq_zps0lmglrvr.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11150848_1047763715253605_6916637519820521367_n_zp s38j9cxzk.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11150848_1047763715253605_6916637519820521367_n_zp s38j9cxzk.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11188238_1056595464370430_3865180158200358646_n_zp skudx5v0v.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11188238_1056595464370430_3865180158200358646_n_zp skudx5v0v.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10325184_1060123537350956_2052851446941995899_n_zp sl43b10bc.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10325184_1060123537350956_2052851446941995899_n_zp sl43b10bc.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11164812_1060123184017658_4576566289942606756_n_zp snaxsqqam.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11164812_1060123184017658_4576566289942606756_n_zp snaxsqqam.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11125271_1060123237350986_8876857241709701353_n_zp seuc4zwzf.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11125271_1060123237350986_8876857241709701353_n_zp seuc4zwzf.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11146565_1060123200684323_2901948006662838821_n_zp sn4g4t4tg.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11146565_1060123200684323_2901948006662838821_n_zp sn4g4t4tg.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11174989_1060123490684294_596199871476316933_n_zps k8rdr0cn.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11174989_1060123490684294_596199871476316933_n_zps k8rdr0cn.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11205145_1060123260684317_4881079891986204229_n_zp shknp8zxe.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11205145_1060123260684317_4881079891986204229_n_zp shknp8zxe.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11179963_1060123214017655_5540262981761009880_n_zp spnjlgkq4.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11179963_1060123214017655_5540262981761009880_n_zp spnjlgkq4.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11200577_1060123300684313_25582624129346652_n_zpsd ocgj2uk.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11200577_1060123300684313_25582624129346652_n_zpsd ocgj2uk.jpg.html)

Star_Cards
05-01-2015, 09:43 AM
What do you do with the Legos and how big is a pound roughly (or ten pounds if that is easier)?

Local guy I buy a lot of cards in bulk from also does Legos and is willing to sell me large rubermaid containers at about $100 a pop - could probably get him down from there but have no idea what I would do with them. Kids love them but my wife would destroy me if I came home with a room full of Legos.

I sell them on ebay. in the past I've sold them in 5 or 10 pound lots, but after I got offered these I did some more ebay searching and there are lots of listings that post them by the pound for 12.95 or so and the buyer has the option of buying how ever many pounds they want. Looks like that option allows them to go for much more than what I would get on a specific lot.

A gallon zip lock will hold around 2 pounds... maybe 2.5 if completely full. Depending on the tub size that may be a decent price. The tough thing is to make sure they are all LEGO. If it's mixed with mega bloks or other off brands they don't go for as much. (side note: not sure if it's cool or sad that I can pretty much gauge if it's a lego or mega by touch). If there are minfigs in the tub that will make it a better buy. Some minifigs can go for quite a bit of money, but even the common ones sell pretty well.

Star_Cards
05-01-2015, 09:46 AM
its been awhile since ive posted anything on here but here are some of my highlights from the month of April
my collection of video games, toys, sports cards and comic books have gotten out of hand.....


nice stuff! love that Spidey cover with Doc Oct.

ajcorleone
05-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Nice hauls there cowboysrgr8

andrewconnors9
05-01-2015, 03:35 PM
Cowboy nice haul. I'll post some pictures of mine over last 7-8 months. It's gotten well out of hand in the video game category lol. Even down to some super rare intellivision stuff (Body Slam cartridge, Tower of Doom and Diner boxed, etc)

cowboysrgr8
05-02-2015, 06:30 AM
Cowboy nice haul. I'll post some pictures of mine over last 7-8 months. It's gotten well out of hand in the video game category lol. Even down to some super rare intellivision stuff (Body Slam cartridge, Tower of Doom and Diner boxed, etc)


sweet....have you found a vectrex system yet?

Wickabee
05-02-2015, 10:10 AM
If there's a bunch of flatware and you notice the word "Towle" grab it, especially if there's a box. It doesn't look like much but collectors go insane for it. They do (or did) make silverware and stainless steel flatware in Germany and Japan. German is better but Japan does okay too from the looks of it. I bought a 3 piece child's place setting, fork/knife/spoon, in box for $0.99 on Wednesday and sold it yesterday for $125.

TOWLE

andrewconnors9
05-03-2015, 05:10 PM
Nice little pickup from a garage sale today (FINALLY lol), but need your Lego expertise help!! Its mostly Halo with apparently some Call of Duty stuff. Can you guys help me ballpark value what I got here? The tank sold with a couple small figures on ebay recently, ended at 81$CAD + 20$CAD shipped, so thats a good sign lol.

Picked up this entire lot for 40$ today

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/AC432805-6884-431E-96ED-646EEB61DB4F_zpsupupcuty.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/AC432805-6884-431E-96ED-646EEB61DB4F_zpsupupcuty.jpg.html)
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/4C492C61-4680-48C7-9280-E2DC39F23E1E_zpsgx3s2qci.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/4C492C61-4680-48C7-9280-E2DC39F23E1E_zpsgx3s2qci.jpg.html)
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/6FF8B47E-C215-4D37-BA54-85D30BD2C43E_zpsw1ou41k7.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/6FF8B47E-C215-4D37-BA54-85D30BD2C43E_zpsw1ou41k7.jpg.html)
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/99C150FC-1976-4F30-9173-2FF0632542AD_zpslmhuns2h.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/99C150FC-1976-4F30-9173-2FF0632542AD_zpslmhuns2h.jpg.html)

THanks in advance guys! this is why were all here to ask for help! lol :)

jdawg
05-03-2015, 06:18 PM
Cowboy nice haul. I'll post some pictures of mine over last 7-8 months. It's gotten well out of hand in the video game category lol. Even down to some super rare intellivision stuff (Body Slam cartridge, Tower of Doom and Diner boxed, etc)

i will confirm this haha

bravosfan
05-03-2015, 07:10 PM
ANyone know much about hot wheels? I have someone that has 3,000 or so of them they are wanting to get rid of.

ajcorleone
05-03-2015, 07:54 PM
Like most items depends on year and production line. There are some 80's hot wheel that are limited in production that can go for a decent amount $30 to $50 for some.
ANyone know much about hot wheels? I have someone that has 3,000 or so of them they are wanting to get rid of.

ajcorleone
05-03-2015, 07:56 PM
Man beautiful weekend 75 and sunny I hit about 7 yard sales and shockingly got shut out. Just nothing really I could use lots of baby clothes and knick knacks that I already have tons of. But this is the season that gets me happy.

bravosfan
05-03-2015, 08:16 PM
Think they are worth $1 each on a chance?

ajcorleone
05-03-2015, 08:30 PM
If they are in good shape with no chipping and were not played with hard they are ABSOLUTELY worth $1 a piece. You can probably put them in lots of 10 and 20 and get $20 to $30 a lot out of them.I have sold some over the years and never had a problem selling them for profit.
Think they are worth $1 each on a chance?

bravosfan
05-03-2015, 08:36 PM
Awesome. A lot of them are still in the package. The ones that arent are in great shape.. They were actually adult owned and collected. They offered $1 each on everything.

cowboysrgr8
05-04-2015, 09:22 AM
another great weekend for me....I paid roughly 150 for everything
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11066530_1060820323947944_376219080524059533_n_zps 1wx7uhd0.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11066530_1060820323947944_376219080524059533_n_zps 1wx7uhd0.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11178229_1060820373947939_9205044268036184671_n_zp s9nakas3k.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11178229_1060820373947939_9205044268036184671_n_zp s9nakas3k.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11218699_1060820417281268_3133050730450458069_n_zp swtibp7he.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11218699_1060820417281268_3133050730450458069_n_zp swtibp7he.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10426313_1060820357281274_659982486701903410_n_zps t03hyauh.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10426313_1060820357281274_659982486701903410_n_zps t03hyauh.jpg.html)

andrewconnors9
05-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Hey cowboy nice grab!! Could use mario 64 as I'm sure ya have one already :) lol

Star_Cards
05-04-2015, 10:37 AM
Nice little pickup from a garage sale today (FINALLY lol), but need your Lego expertise help!! Its mostly Halo with apparently some Call of Duty stuff. Can you guys help me ballpark value what I got here? The tank sold with a couple small figures on ebay recently, ended at 81$CAD + 20$CAD shipped, so thats a good sign lol.

Picked up this entire lot for 40$ today

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/AC432805-6884-431E-96ED-646EEB61DB4F_zpsupupcuty.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/AC432805-6884-431E-96ED-646EEB61DB4F_zpsupupcuty.jpg.html)
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/4C492C61-4680-48C7-9280-E2DC39F23E1E_zpsgx3s2qci.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/4C492C61-4680-48C7-9280-E2DC39F23E1E_zpsgx3s2qci.jpg.html)
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/6FF8B47E-C215-4D37-BA54-85D30BD2C43E_zpsw1ou41k7.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/6FF8B47E-C215-4D37-BA54-85D30BD2C43E_zpsw1ou41k7.jpg.html)
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/99C150FC-1976-4F30-9173-2FF0632542AD_zpslmhuns2h.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/99C150FC-1976-4F30-9173-2FF0632542AD_zpslmhuns2h.jpg.html)

THanks in advance guys! this is why were all here to ask for help! lol :)

well, most of what I see are MegaBloks and not lego. Normally that would be a bad thing but you have a lot of halo stuff there. I typically don't do anything with megabloks as the market is really not worth flipping them. I have sold halo figures and they sell pretty well. Almost as well as lego minifigs. Those are basically the only megablok stuff I deal with. I'd do some searches on ebay and see if you can find that tank or base plates. I think if you get all of the halo stuff in a lot you can do pretty well since you have so many figures. I'd say your best bet is to lot it all up and sell at once. If the vehicles are from sets and not a creation of someone I'd identify the set numbers so you can add them into your listing.

Star_Cards
05-04-2015, 10:38 AM
ANyone know much about hot wheels? I have someone that has 3,000 or so of them they are wanting to get rid of.

I know nothing. I know they have lots of remakes and lots of variations. From what little knowledge I have it seems like if you are looking for anything of any major value they have to be still on card... even if you have older cars.

Star_Cards
05-04-2015, 10:46 AM
I had a sale this saturday. Great weather and great traffic. It was my best sale yet. Did just under 1100 and my friend sold just over 400. I'm starting to get a pretty good following and repeat customers. I had 5-6 pickers buy things and got their contact to hopefully get them back. I'd much rather sell to them than set up at weekend markets like they do. My neighborhood sale is in 4 weeks. Need to get new stuff to put out.

I didn't get to pick this weekend since I had a sale but one of the guys that comes by and buys video games sold me a SNES that was complete for $10. He found it for $7 and flipped it to me for $10. lol I'm not sure why he wouldn't just sell on ebay, but I'll take it.

ajcorleone
05-04-2015, 04:05 PM
Making contacts is the best way for a quick turn around. Like I have said before I bet 70% of what I buy never hits the Bay or Craigs List because of my contacts. Great job on the sale
I had a sale this saturday. Great weather and great traffic. It was my best sale yet. Did just under 1100 and my friend sold just over 400. I'm starting to get a pretty good following and repeat customers. I had 5-6 pickers buy things and got their contact to hopefully get them back. I'd much rather sell to them than set up at weekend markets like they do. My neighborhood sale is in 4 weeks. Need to get new stuff to put out.

I didn't get to pick this weekend since I had a sale but one of the guys that comes by and buys video games sold me a SNES that was complete for $10. He found it for $7 and flipped it to me for $10. lol I'm not sure why he wouldn't just sell on ebay, but I'll take it.

Star_Cards
05-04-2015, 04:27 PM
I did see some lincoln logs at the goodwill outlet, about 7 pounds, but they don't sell well enough on ebay in bulk lots to pick them up.

Star_Cards
05-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Making contacts is the best way for a quick turn around. Like I have said before I bet 70% of what I buy never hits the Bay or Craigs List because of my contacts. Great job on the sale

thanks! Wow, 70%? That's very high. Always great when you have automatic flips. Plus keeps your ebay time and fees way down.

ajcorleone
05-05-2015, 08:44 AM
It does make it a lot easier. My Ebay is basically a constant re listing of things that I just want to get rid of. It is nice especially when I nickle and dime it with no real high end stuff. And yes I have never sold Lincoln Logs on Ebay always to this guy or at my flea.
thanks! Wow, 70%? That's very high. Always great when you have automatic flips. Plus keeps your ebay time and fees way down.

andrewconnors9
05-05-2015, 11:41 AM
well, most of what I see are MegaBloks and not lego. Normally that would be a bad thing but you have a lot of halo stuff there. I typically don't do anything with megabloks as the market is really not worth flipping them. I have sold halo figures and they sell pretty well. Almost as well as lego minifigs. Those are basically the only megablok stuff I deal with. I'd do some searches on ebay and see if you can find that tank or base plates. I think if you get all of the halo stuff in a lot you can do pretty well since you have so many figures. I'd say your best bet is to lot it all up and sell at once. If the vehicles are from sets and not a creation of someone I'd identify the set numbers so you can add them into your listing.

Yup you are right all Mega Blok, But they are all belonged to sets, nothing is just made from scratch. Looking at ebay thinkin im still laughing. That tank set I have complete opened, just like this:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Mega-Bloks-Halo-97016-UNSC-Rhino-/121621303838?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item1c5131d21e
(http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Mega-Bloks-Halo-97016-UNSC-Rhino-/121621303838?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item1c5131d21e)
Some of those little figures are rare (the see through blue ones look to be 15$CAD a piece, not sure on rest yet). I think the value is more within the Halo and Call of Duty aspect rather than the lego vs mega blok for sure.

ajcorleone
05-05-2015, 12:00 PM
I think anything Halo or Call of Duty is still hot and sellable. You should be able to get rid of it for a profit.
Yup you are right all Mega Blok, But they are all belonged to sets, nothing is just made from scratch. Looking at ebay thinkin im still laughing. That tank set I have complete opened, just like this:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Mega-Bloks-Halo-97016-UNSC-Rhino-/121621303838?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item1c5131d21e
(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%2FMega-Bloks-Halo-97016-UNSC-Rhino-%2F121621303838%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_2%26hash%3 Ditem1c5131d21e)
Some of those little figures are rare (the see through blue ones look to be 15$CAD a piece, not sure on rest yet). I think the value is more within the Halo and Call of Duty aspect rather than the lego vs mega blok for sure.

andrewconnors9
05-05-2015, 12:55 PM
being i got it for 40$, im hoping pieced out at least 3-4x my investment for sure! will be posting it this evening will keep you guys updated for sure. If it works out, its something for everyone to keep their eyes open for :)

Star_Cards
05-05-2015, 01:12 PM
nice. I've never had any full sets. I'd take the time to sort them out for sure.

Star_Cards
05-05-2015, 01:19 PM
FYI, I'm listing items at lunch and noticed that eBay just redid their listing structure. I used to get 150 free fixed and auction listings with my store subscription but they now give me 150 fixed listings and 100 auctions if they are in a collectables category. All other auctions have a listing fee, but if the item sells they refund the fee. This puts a crimp in my auction strategy but I'll figure something out.

Usually I list items for auction under the average sell price but at a price I'm not giving things away. Usually I have to adjust the price down while relisting a few times. That's going to keep me from listing quite a few things for auction that I normally would.

Star_Cards
05-05-2015, 01:19 PM
AJ, what do you get out of the lincoln logs? does it just depend or do you have a set per pound price?

ajcorleone
05-05-2015, 05:13 PM
I have never sold them by the pound per say. If I have a box and they are in good shape say like a medium flat rate box I try to get $20 or so out of it. If I have an original box like they come in it is a little more. I have bought logs say 5 times and 4 out 5 mu guy bought them up.The one time I had a box they were a little wore a guy bought off me at a flea for $25 it was probably a large size flat rate. I got them as a throw in from a yard sale so it was all profit

Plus I see Ebay and Pay Pal have supposedly seperated. I am going to have to check out this new Ebay system because I still use it for some more expensive finds
AJ, what do you get out of the lincoln logs? does it just depend or do you have a set per pound price?

ajcorleone
05-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Plus I am jacked as I am hitting my first pallett auction tomorrow. There are over 200 palletts up for auction not sure what to expect price wise but there are a bunch from Amazon.com,northern tools,wal mart,BJ's, and HH Gregg. Hopefully these folks don't think they are on tv and I can get a little action.


http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=2422742&kwd=&zip=17025&category=0

ajcorleone
05-06-2015, 12:57 PM
That pallett auction went for crazy prices way out of my range. I did steal one for $100

https://web.mail.comcast.net/service/home/%7E/?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=538340&part=1

Star_Cards
05-07-2015, 02:14 PM
That pallett auction went for crazy prices way out of my range. I did steal one for $100

https://web.mail.comcast.net/service/home/%7E/?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=538340&part=1

I went to a liquidation auction and had no shot at buying anything. People were paying crazy prizes for everything. Not a lot of room to flip on ebay. I know not everyone has the desire to drive around looking for stuff but seems like there would be better options for people to make more money on stuff. Although I don't exactly know where they sell this stuff and what they get out of it. I rarely get scores at auctions unless it's just one that not many people show up to.

ajcorleone
05-08-2015, 09:59 AM
Well for $100 I got 24 LAsko space heaters which retail for like $60 to $70 bucks. 4 of the boxes are damaged but the units are good gonna try and pop em for $30 a piece.
I went to a liquidation auction and had no shot at buying anything. People were paying crazy prizes for everything. Not a lot of room to flip on ebay. I know not everyone has the desire to drive around looking for stuff but seems like there would be better options for people to make more money on stuff. Although I don't exactly know where they sell this stuff and what they get out of it. I rarely get scores at auctions unless it's just one that not many people show up to.

Star_Cards
05-11-2015, 09:35 AM
Picked up some decent stuff over the weekend. I did find, but didn't buy a huge mounted elk head. This thing was giant. the mount from the neck to the top of the rack was about 6.5-7 feet tall. I'm not even sure it would fit in my 4runner, but the guy wanted $500 for it so there was no way I was buying for that.

I did end up finding a mostly complete 1300 piece lego set. A few of the bags were open so I'm putting it together to see how much might be missing. I got that for $20 and got a whole tub of nerf guns thrown in. Should be able to get $100 out of the lego set and maybe another $100+ out of the nerf guns. I also picked up a vintage bausch & lomb microscope. I'm not sure what it goes for but it's super heavy. I also grabbed a bunch of DVDs at around 30 a piece and two vintage typewriters for $8 each. Was good to pick up some decent stuff after not finding much over the past few weeks.

andrewconnors9
05-11-2015, 04:18 PM
I came across two vintage typewriters for 15 each but left em behind. Didn't seem much of a secondary market on the eBay route which surprised me. I did pick this up for the video game collection and cowboy will like this: (got the entire lot for 30$, complete in box including the Styro and all and machine itself is mint and most of the game boxes are mint)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/20150509_151653_zpsaq7otndh.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150509_151653_zpsaq7otndh.jpg.html)


Also found a full band signed nickel back photo (I'm assuming it must of been the guys ex girlfriends or something and didn't think it was real) for 0.50$!!

Star_Cards
05-12-2015, 10:23 AM
nice odyssey pick up. what do those go for? Should add to the value with such nice packaging.

Most of the older smith corona typewriters from the 50's or so sell pretty well for me. I usually get $50-$60 for them if they are the right style. Some can bring much more. Some of the one's from the 70's and up don't go for more than $20. If I find one's that don't go for much or happen to be broken I'll pluck the keys off and sell the set of keys. People buy them for crafts and can usually go for $15 to $20. If you find the older typewriters that have the round glass keys, those sets of keys will bring $45-$50 a set. Those are much faster sells too than the other plastic sets of keys.

If you ever find a pink or a red typewriter those are big money. I picked up a pink typewriter a few years ago and got $180 for it. I even looked into getting them powder coated but it's not possible. I need to look into getting them professionally painted.

andrewconnors9
05-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Yeah 50-60$ is what I saw. I just have my own sports memorabilia and framing business on the site so that takes up the storage room with big typewriters.

Odyssey lot about a 200$ value so I'm quite happy. It's sitting pretty displayed in the game room haha

ajcorleone
05-13-2015, 08:41 AM
Nice pick up on the Odyssey
Yeah 50-60$ is what I saw. I just have my own sports memorabilia and framing business on the site so that takes up the storage room with big typewriters.

Odyssey lot about a 200$ value so I'm quite happy. It's sitting pretty displayed in the game room haha

andrewconnors9
05-13-2015, 11:38 AM
thanks man! definitely my best find so far

Star_Cards
05-13-2015, 01:00 PM
I'm going to try to spray paint one of my typewriters pink. I'll post the final product once it's done.

Star_Cards
05-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Picked up some nice stuff over the weekend. Found a guy that was moving out of his house. I got two 1963 ford hubcaps, a control panel for a Gravitar Atari arcade game, maybe 200 gospel records, a 100 gallon oil drum, 3 polaroid cameras, some vintage superhero toys, and a few other odds and ends for $25.


I also picked up about 175 70's rock albums for $20 and a Cryo Cuff for $1.

ajcorleone
05-18-2015, 11:54 AM
I had a quiet weekend hit an builders auction hoping to catch some off guard stuff but had no success. Hit a few fleas and yard sales with no much fan fare. I did pick up a box of assorted dvd's for $10. The box included the Batman tv show which was just released recently. That will get $15 easy.

Star_Cards
05-18-2015, 01:42 PM
I had a quiet weekend hit an builders auction hoping to catch some off guard stuff but had no success. Hit a few fleas and yard sales with no much fan fare. I did pick up a box of assorted dvd's for $10. The box included the Batman tv show which was just released recently. That will get $15 easy.

I've been picking up DVDs for about 30 a piece if they have a large box. It's hit or miss if the person will sell even if they are priced at $1 each. Most people have them listed higher than $1. I haven't tried to buy them from those people. It's crazy how many DVDs I have in stock. I need to find someone to sell bulk to at some point.

ajcorleone
05-18-2015, 04:26 PM
I can usually get $2 out of my dvd's. That Batman retails for like $80 to $100 so used $15 or so will be an easy get and that pays for the lot with about 20 or so left over.Like you I only buy them dirt cheap
I've been picking up DVDs for about 30 a piece if they have a large box. It's hit or miss if the person will sell even if they are priced at $1 each. Most people have them listed higher than $1. I haven't tried to buy them from those people. It's crazy how many DVDs I have in stock. I need to find someone to sell bulk to at some point.

ajcorleone
05-20-2015, 08:31 AM
ANybody here deal with marbles. My dad turned me on to them.I have picked up bags and bags before and if you sort thru them there are some clay ones which are older and can get a little bit of money

Wickabee
05-20-2015, 09:28 AM
Not really, but I've done research on them. Really interesting history there.

Star_Cards
05-20-2015, 10:26 AM
I was at an auction that had a ton of jars of marbles. There was one marble guy there. Everyone else was kind of taking his led. He paid some big bucks for some of the marbles but couldn't tell anything about what made some valuable. Most of these were the newer glass ones as well.

This was an auction where the company was selling their brothers stuff (was still alive). They started lecturing us for not paying up for things. They started bidding on a few things to in a sense set a reserve. Was very off putting. Luckily I haven't happened into another one of their auctions.

ajcorleone
05-20-2015, 11:01 AM
I had that happen at an estate sale recently and I left. When you pay an auctioneer to auction yor stuff let them. People bidding on their own stuff to bid it up is an automatic exit for me.
I was at an auction that had a ton of jars of marbles. There was one marble guy there. Everyone else was kind of taking his led. He paid some big bucks for some of the marbles but couldn't tell anything about what made some valuable. Most of these were the newer glass ones as well.

This was an auction where the company was selling their brothers stuff (was still alive). They started lecturing us for not paying up for things. They started bidding on a few things to in a sense set a reserve. Was very off putting. Luckily I haven't happened into another one of their auctions.

andrewconnors9
05-20-2015, 01:17 PM
picked up a couple figures in package for 1$ each

Puppet Master "Tunneler" (1997)
Data Star Trek (1994)

Sold the pair same day for 35$


Anddddddddd a MASSIVE score on this one. Got this lot for 100$ yesterday:

ALL SNES GAMES (value of 400$+)

Battletoads/Double Dragon
Dracula
Donkey kong 1...
Donkey kong 2
Donkey kong 3 (x2)
Indiana Jones
Jeopardy
John madden football
Power rangers
Monopoly
Mortal kombat
Nhl 96
Nhl stanley cup
Nhlpa hockey 93
Riddick bowe boxing
Roger clemens baseball
Run saber
Space ace
Stargate
Super black bass
Super Mario world
Super star wars
The hunt for red october
Legend of Zelda link to the past (FINALLY own one now lol)
Wolfenstein 3d
Yoshis island
Zombies ate my neighbors
Plus!

Two snes consoles (one working, other one has video output issues)
And also a ps2 with three memory cards hiding in the bottom

Star_Cards
05-20-2015, 02:53 PM
I had that happen at an estate sale recently and I left. When you pay an auctioneer to auction yor stuff let them. People bidding on their own stuff to bid it up is an automatic exit for me.

This was the auction company. ONe item I remember was a coin magnifier device. They started it in the $90 range I think and everyone was silent and waiting for it to drop to a reasonable auction start price or $5 or so. The auctioneer stopped and said something like "you know, we aren't giving things away. I'm not selling this for less than $90. It's brand new and we'll just use it if no one is going to pay up."

Star_Cards
05-20-2015, 02:53 PM
picked up a couple figures in package for 1$ each

Puppet Master "Tunneler" (1997)
Data Star Trek (1994)

Sold the pair same day for 35$


Anddddddddd a MASSIVE score on this one. Got this lot for 100$ yesterday:

ALL SNES GAMES (value of 400$+)

Battletoads/Double Dragon
Dracula
Donkey kong 1...
Donkey kong 2
Donkey kong 3 (x2)
Indiana Jones
Jeopardy
John madden football
Power rangers
Monopoly
Mortal kombat
Nhl 96
Nhl stanley cup
Nhlpa hockey 93
Riddick bowe boxing
Roger clemens baseball
Run saber
Space ace
Stargate
Super black bass
Super Mario world
Super star wars
The hunt for red october
Legend of Zelda link to the past (FINALLY own one now lol)
Wolfenstein 3d
Yoshis island
Zombies ate my neighbors
Plus!

Two snes consoles (one working, other one has video output issues)
And also a ps2 with three memory cards hiding in the bottom

excellent NES pickup!!

ajcorleone
05-20-2015, 07:55 PM
Yeah if they don't drop down to a good start price I roll on to the next auction. No need to waste time.One thing I hate is pushy especially a pushy auctioneer
This was the auction company. ONe item I remember was a coin magnifier device. They started it in the $90 range I think and everyone was silent and waiting for it to drop to a reasonable auction start price or $5 or so. The auctioneer stopped and said something like "you know, we aren't giving things away. I'm not selling this for less than $90. It's brand new and we'll just use it if no one is going to pay up."

ajcorleone
05-27-2015, 11:40 AM
Great holiday weekend as I hit up some nice Sunday yard sales. Nothing tremendous but I was able to pick up a full set of 97 zentih 8x10 baseball cards with derek jeter and about 3 binders of upper deck all for $3. You cam beat that kind of deal. Also picked up a few N64 games 6 for $10 nothing rare but easy money.


http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1110392_zpswcvc5dhl.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u651/ajcorleone/P1110393_zpssvfpwawc.jpg

Star_Cards
05-27-2015, 02:32 PM
I went to michigan to hunt mushrooms and hit some sales on the way back saturday. Found some decent items. Another large nerf gun for $3, a Minerva Curvimeter for 75, 40 mid 80's action figures for $6, a fishing creel for $2, and a small canvas laundry basket for $5.

ajcorleone
05-27-2015, 04:04 PM
It is amazing with all the tv shows and stuff how these 80's figures still pop up everywhere. But I am not complaining as they are always an easy sell.

Star_Cards
05-28-2015, 09:41 AM
It is amazing with all the tv shows and stuff how these 80's figures still pop up everywhere. But I am not complaining as they are always an easy sell.

yeah, but when they are loose they really aren't big money. I still pick up old or new action figures if they are major characters. I make a bit of money on them and they are fun and nostalgic to have for a bit. Then I lot them up and move them out. Some of the newer ones is where I do the best. If they are a 10-15 figure lot of DC or Marvel those sell pretty well. Sometimes I can get $4-$5 per figure depending on which characters I have. If I sell a larger lot with lesser known figures it's more in the 75 to $1 range per figure range.

Star_Cards
05-28-2015, 09:43 AM
My neighborhood sale is this saturday but with a 60% of rain throughout the day there's no way I'm setting up. I guess I can go out and pick but a little bummed about the rain. My neighborhood sale gets a ton of traffic.

ajcorleone
05-28-2015, 11:48 AM
I have a nice and easy pop up canopy and I still get a ton of traffic as long as it is not a down pour.
My neighborhood sale is this saturday but with a 60% of rain throughout the day there's no way I'm setting up. I guess I can go out and pick but a little bummed about the rain. My neighborhood sale gets a ton of traffic.

Star_Cards
05-28-2015, 01:06 PM
I have a nice and easy pop up canopy and I still get a ton of traffic as long as it is not a down pour.

I've thought about canopies but I have so much stuff I'd need many canopies. I'd hate to have items ruined so will just postpone.

ajcorleone
05-29-2015, 09:36 AM
Yeah if you have that much better to wait for a nice sunny day and everyone is out buying. Planning on my big sale middle of June
I've thought about canopies but I have so much stuff I'd need many canopies. I'd hate to have items ruined so will just postpone.

andrewconnors9
05-29-2015, 12:02 PM
update on the megablok lot for 100$US shipped for them (paid 40$CAD). Not a bad little quick flip

Star_Cards
05-29-2015, 12:25 PM
nice!

ajcorleone
05-29-2015, 05:26 PM
Good job
update on the megablok lot for 100$US shipped for them (paid 40$CAD). Not a bad little quick flip

cowboysrgr8
05-31-2015, 07:30 PM
now that is awesome....

I came across two vintage typewriters for 15 each but left em behind. Didn't seem much of a secondary market on the eBay route which surprised me. I did pick this up for the video game collection and cowboy will like this: (got the entire lot for 30$, complete in box including the Styro and all and machine itself is mint and most of the game boxes are mint)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/andrew_co/Mobile%20Uploads/20150509_151653_zpsaq7otndh.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/andrew_co/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150509_151653_zpsaq7otndh.jpg.html)


Also found a full band signed nickel back photo (I'm assuming it must of been the guys ex girlfriends or something and didn't think it was real) for 0.50$!!

cowboysrgr8
05-31-2015, 07:39 PM
I cant find zombies to save my life
awesome pickups

picked up a couple figures in package for 1$ each

Puppet Master "Tunneler" (1997)
Data Star Trek (1994)

Sold the pair same day for 35$


Anddddddddd a MASSIVE score on this one. Got this lot for 100$ yesterday:

ALL SNES GAMES (value of 400$+)

Battletoads/Double Dragon
Dracula
Donkey kong 1...
Donkey kong 2
Donkey kong 3 (x2)
Indiana Jones
Jeopardy
John madden football
Power rangers
Monopoly
Mortal kombat
Nhl 96
Nhl stanley cup
Nhlpa hockey 93
Riddick bowe boxing
Roger clemens baseball
Run saber
Space ace
Stargate
Super black bass
Super Mario world
Super star wars
The hunt for red october
Legend of Zelda link to the past (FINALLY own one now lol)
Wolfenstein 3d
Yoshis island
Zombies ate my neighbors
Plus!

Two snes consoles (one working, other one has video output issues)
And also a ps2 with three memory cards hiding in the bottom

cowboysrgr8
05-31-2015, 07:43 PM
I hit up a community yard sale 2 weeks ago....amazing what you find when all you have to do is ask....greatest sega genesis lot ive ever picked up...paid roughly 200 for everything shown in the picture

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11295828_1072310929465550_3973080855920568331_n_zp sb7xnqgtq.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11295828_1072310929465550_3973080855920568331_n_zp sb7xnqgtq.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11244901_1068225066540803_7555342395985794988_n_zp srinfnlho.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11244901_1068225066540803_7555342395985794988_n_zp srinfnlho.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11262499_1068225113207465_6426143620357229155_n_zp skylz43pk.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11262499_1068225113207465_6426143620357229155_n_zp skylz43pk.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11062076_1068225029874140_2104074810493315924_n_zp scehtifw5.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11062076_1068225029874140_2104074810493315924_n_zp scehtifw5.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11147223_1068225079874135_3417589957003616225_n_zp s1ed0vrnt.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11147223_1068225079874135_3417589957003616225_n_zp s1ed0vrnt.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11108976_1068225069874136_2494470717612693192_n_zp sl5mgj4fw.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11108976_1068225069874136_2494470717612693192_n_zp sl5mgj4fw.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11159515_1068225093207467_6519188349389763752_n_zp slgfnquyb.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11159515_1068225093207467_6519188349389763752_n_zp slgfnquyb.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11178229_1060820373947939_9205044268036184671_n_zp s9nakas3k.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11178229_1060820373947939_9205044268036184671_n_zp s9nakas3k.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11218699_1060820417281268_3133050730450458069_n_zp swtibp7he.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11218699_1060820417281268_3133050730450458069_n_zp swtibp7he.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10406756_1068225116540798_5778425574491056916_n_zp srhkfbmhm.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10406756_1068225116540798_5778425574491056916_n_zp srhkfbmhm.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10805703_1079140615449248_3995657749507788301_n_zp swgzpzjby.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10805703_1079140615449248_3995657749507788301_n_zp swgzpzjby.jpg.html)

Star_Cards
06-02-2015, 01:12 PM
I picked up two broken Canon zoom lenses for a DSLR for $5. I listed them yesterday at 179.99 for both and have had four offers on the already. $100, $150, $150, and $160. I'm wondering if I should sell them at auction. Although it's hard to leave $160 on the table.

cowboysrgr8
06-02-2015, 01:42 PM
sell them at the 160....if you go to the auction you can end up with a lot less money....it all depends on what someone is looking for at that moment

Star_Cards
06-02-2015, 03:45 PM
yeah. that's where my thinking is right now.

ajcorleone
06-02-2015, 05:52 PM
160 on a $5 purchase easy decision unless your greedy .Take the money fella.
I picked up two broken Canon zoom lenses for a DSLR for $5. I listed them yesterday at 179.99 for both and have had four offers on the already. $100, $150, $150, and $160. I'm wondering if I should sell them at auction. Although it's hard to leave $160 on the table.

Star_Cards
06-03-2015, 08:43 AM
I got a fourth $150 offer. I thinking about ending the fixed price listing and running them at auction with a start price of $150.

ajcorleone
06-03-2015, 01:43 PM
Might as well start a bidding war if you have one
I got a fourth $150 offer. I thinking about ending the fixed price listing and running them at auction with a start price of $150.

Star_Cards
06-04-2015, 10:37 AM
yeah. that's what I did. one of the guys bid within the first hour of the listing.

ajcorleone
06-04-2015, 01:14 PM
I tell you I am not a huge Facebook user but I have used my local yard sale sites on Facebook and I cleared out 1/4 of old kids toys an clothes that I was selling on the Bay for a while. Easy $10 and $15 transactions and I racked up about $250 in a weeks time. A nice alternative to Craigslist

cowboysrgr8
06-04-2015, 01:32 PM
yes its awesome....
I sell on the local facebook sites all the time...I enjoy buying all video games from them and selling all the random crap I buy at yard sales

andrewconnors9
06-04-2015, 01:54 PM
grrrr cowboy, i need to move where you live lol. nice pickups man, you really should start sending me lists of your doubles, would be up for buying some big lots from you

cowboysrgr8
06-04-2015, 02:14 PM
to be honest Andrew send me a list of everything you can use....I have so many extra items that I will get rid of

Star_Cards
06-05-2015, 10:08 AM
I tell you I am not a huge Facebook user but I have used my local yard sale sites on Facebook and I cleared out 1/4 of old kids toys an clothes that I was selling on the Bay for a while. Easy $10 and $15 transactions and I racked up about $250 in a weeks time. A nice alternative to Craigslist

I belong to a few of those local garage sale FB pages. They get a good amount of traffic and some items have people lined up to buy certain things. I'm just not a fan of scheduling meet up times with people. If someone is then these are perfect ways to sell stuff. Plus they usually are set that the buyer picks up and you can get a sense of the person a bit more since they have a FB account.

Wickabee
06-05-2015, 10:34 AM
I end up making about 50% of my sales on Facebook. Dealing with no shows and back-outs is a pain in the neck, but overall worth dealing with. My run of luck on cookie jars has been entirely on Facebook.

ajcorleone
06-05-2015, 06:28 PM
HA HA hello again TY. P and R will gone shortly now this site can be what it is meant to be trading,selling and sports and entertainment conversation.Good to see you checking in though on P and R been a while.

And agreed Facebook no shows can be a pain but I really clear out a lot of stuff that lingers and make decent money.
I end up making about 50% of my sales on Facebook. Dealing with no shows and back-outs is a pain in the neck, but overall worth dealing with. My run of luck on cookie jars has been entirely on Facebook.

ajcorleone
06-05-2015, 06:36 PM
The one I deal with most I literally meet around the corner from my home so its is a 2 minute walk or 30 second drive. I would say I pulled about $400 in the last 2 months with mostly yard sale stuff that is just too low end for the Bay.
I belong to a few of those local garage sale FB pages. They get a good amount of traffic and some items have people lined up to buy certain things. I'm just not a fan of scheduling meet up times with people. If someone is then these are perfect ways to sell stuff. Plus they usually are set that the buyer picks up and you can get a sense of the person a bit more since they have a FB account.

Wickabee
06-06-2015, 10:07 AM
I find Facebook opens markets that are thin-to-nonexistent online.

I don't know what the rest of that was, but I'm real sad to hear Jay's Hangout for Conservatives and those he can Beat in an Argument is closing. Where are you guys gonna sling those same 3 insults now?

ajcorleone
06-07-2015, 04:55 PM
I tell you this Facebook is humming as I sold about $75 in items that I listed Friday and then bought a jungle green N64 with 6 ganes for $15 from a Facebook yard sale site. Yard sales were slim this weekend but nice weather though.


And to answer TY no more insults to read as those guys are going elsewhere and this site won't have these trolls ruining the site. So a win win for all of us.

Wickabee
06-07-2015, 11:20 PM
Not that great a weekend out picking. Really grabbed nothing. Managed a small Pandora jewellery box a couple weeks ago. Bought 50 cent, sold $25.

And I'm sure a couple of them are sticking around...

Star_Cards
06-08-2015, 09:19 AM
I hit a neighborhood sale/flea market that sets up in a small historical neighborhood this weekend. There are quite a few vendors set up but also quite a few garage sales. I picked up a lot of stuff. Old shipping crate, cool vintage chair, a spoiler for a 70's camaro, a like new miniature board game, and a huge nikon camera lot... plus a lot of other odds and ends. Only spent $65.

The camera lot was odd. The lady had $50 on it and we couldn't get the shutter button to click. Messed around with it for a bit but never figured it out. She had a ton of extras. 3 lenses, some filters, some lens converters and other accessories. She ended up giving me the lot since we couldn't get the camera to work. I got it home and I think I just need batteries for it to work. Will find out when I get some batteries. Two of the lenses are pretty high end, but had no way of knowing when I was talking to her. I feel kind of bad that she gave them to me knowing the value of the lenses now. Lenses are tricky though so without knowing their value I wouldn't have given her much since we couldn't get the camera to work. If the camera works the lot should fetch about $200-$250.

ajcorleone
06-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Are cameras on the rise again? I was buying and selling camera stuff about 10 years ago but then it dies out. Now I know it depends on brands but I notice you seem to have a good bit of cameras selling. Just checking because I see good camera stuff always at church rummage sales but always afraid to take a gamble.
I hit a neighborhood sale/flea market that sets up in a small historical neighborhood this weekend. There are quite a few vendors set up but also quite a few garage sales. I picked up a lot of stuff. Old shipping crate, cool vintage chair, a spoiler for a 70's camaro, a like new miniature board game, and a huge nikon camera lot... plus a lot of other odds and ends. Only spent $65.

The camera lot was odd. The lady had $50 on it and we couldn't get the shutter button to click. Messed around with it for a bit but never figured it out. She had a ton of extras. 3 lenses, some filters, some lens converters and other accessories. She ended up giving me the lot since we couldn't get the camera to work. I got it home and I think I just need batteries for it to work. Will find out when I get some batteries. Two of the lenses are pretty high end, but had no way of knowing when I was talking to her. I feel kind of bad that she gave them to me knowing the value of the lenses now. Lenses are tricky though so without knowing their value I wouldn't have given her much since we couldn't get the camera to work. If the camera works the lot should fetch about $200-$250.

Star_Cards
06-08-2015, 02:13 PM
Are cameras on the rise again? I was buying and selling camera stuff about 10 years ago but then it dies out. Now I know it depends on brands but I notice you seem to have a good bit of cameras selling. Just checking because I see good camera stuff always at church rummage sales but always afraid to take a gamble.

Camera stuff does sell but like you said it depends. The 35 mm stuff I pick up I just get if I can get it for cheap. I'm more likely to get a bundle if the camera has lenses and such with it. I usually stick with Canon and Nikon as far as brands. If it's plastic I stay away.

If it's vintage stuff, I pick up the older cameras. Leica is a high end brand but I have only picked up one of those. Vintage argus cameras look cool but don't typically sell for a lot. Usually most of the cameras I find are over priced.

I also have a guy that takes large lots of the newer style polaroid cameras that were big in the 70s and 80s and 90s. I grab all of those I can but won't pay more than a $2-$4 each. The film for those, mostly 600 film, sells really well if you get sealed film. They stopped making film in 2009 or so. If you can get sealed boxes of film from around 2005 to 2009 they sell for around $2 a shot. They usually come in double packs of ten. I've sold even older film, but they have the battery that powers the camera in the film cartridge and those can die out. If you list it you just have to list it AS IS and note the expiration date.

The older polaroids, that accordion out with bellows, really aren't worth buying to sell on line. There are a few models that you can get $50 for, but you just have to research each model. I think the polaroid 250 is one of those that sells for around $50. There are also small accessory lenses that go for about $50. They fit these cameras with the bellows. They come in small plastic boxes. I think one is a polaroid close up and one is a polaroid portrait set.

There are also some other older polaroids that sell pretty well. I think they are some of the early ones.

Also, some point and shoot digital cameras still sell okay. I'm not sure really why with smart phones but they are worth grabbing cheap if they work.

ajcorleone
06-08-2015, 03:22 PM
Yes I ran mu course with cameras. Picked up bundles at auctions in the late 90's and they sold great. But then I noticed the Bay got flooded and I almost NEVER sell any at my fleas or yard sales so I usually pass. But I saw a box this past weekend for like $10 did not get a good look but it appeared to be 3 35mm cameras and maybe 4 or 5 lens.Probably should have at least looked.

Star_Cards
06-08-2015, 04:13 PM
there's worth a look for sure.

Wickabee
06-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Not a whole lot the last few days, did manage a triple signed Harlem globetrotters ball and a copy of the Canadian Bill of Rights which normally goes to Members of Parliament. For $10 & $6 respectively.

ajcorleone
06-14-2015, 02:53 PM
Awesome Weekend as I scored a box of about 50 albums for $10. WHat caught my eye was a sealed Blondie Autoamerican vinyl and I had a guy looking over my shoulder so I asked how much for the box she said $10 I said sold. Got them home a good bit of 80's but I found 10 still sealed in plastic albums including a Guns n Roses appetite for destruction picture disc.AC/DC back in black,fast times at ridgemont high soundtrack double album,kiss alive 1 and 2 and for a total thrown loop a sealed the magic of abba. Vinyl is always popular and for $10 I am hoping to get about $150 or so for all when it is said and done.

Star_Cards
06-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Awesome Weekend as I scored a box of about 50 albums for $10. WHat caught my eye was a sealed Blondie Autoamerican vinyl and I had a guy looking over my shoulder so I asked how much for the box she said $10 I said sold. Got them home a good bit of 80's but I found 10 still sealed in plastic albums including a Guns n Roses appetite for destruction picture disc.AC/DC back in black,fast times at ridgemont high soundtrack double album,kiss alive 1 and 2 and for a total thrown loop a sealed the magic of abba. Vinyl is always popular and for $10 I am hoping to get about $150 or so for all when it is said and done.

nice. I usually don't do much with vinyl but that cheap you can't pass them up. I picked up some a few weekends ago. I got two boxes that totaled about 200 for $20 (mostly rock) and then had a guy give me about 300+ (mostly gospel) for free. His mother wasn't that happy what I got for what I paid as I had bought quite a few other items in a bundle for $25. I have yet to have a garage sale with these but hoping they sell well. I haven't decided what to price them at. I have no interest in sorting through and looking them all up. I've found a few that go online for $5-$10 but those were in much better shape. I think I'm going to price the rock ones at $2 each and gospel at $1 each or less.

Star_Cards
06-15-2015, 09:31 AM
I had some decent finds over the weekend. I got two vintage typewriters for $2.50 each. One if a royal from the 40's and I think I can get $150 or so for it. The other one is newer from the 60's that's worth $40 to $60 maybe. I also picked up a car door to a 1973 mercedes benz. No idea what I will do with it but I got it with a bunch of scrap metal and some other items for $15. I also got this interesting clay head sculpture and a bunch of GI Joe figures that need new rubber bands.

95241

95242

95243

Star_Cards
06-15-2015, 01:36 PM
I need some opinions. I had a high end video camera listed and it sold for $455 to an account that was started May 9th 2015 with zero feedback from Brazil. I'm not really sure what to do. I'm a bit apprehensive in shipping this to them.

andrewconnors9
06-15-2015, 03:33 PM
signature confirmation and youre covered

ajcorleone
06-15-2015, 04:38 PM
Agreed signature confirmation overseas and even with Ebays new love the buyer only policy you still would have to egt the item back if there was a snafu. I am always apprehensive when I see a new buyer but most times it has turned out for the good.
I need some opinions. I had a high end video camera listed and it sold for $455 to an account that was started May 9th 2015 with zero feedback from Brazil. I'm not really sure what to do. I'm a bit apprehensive in shipping this to them.

Tripredacus
06-16-2015, 09:44 AM
Has things changed since the last time I was selling things... around 2008? Import/customs in Brazil have a policy of seizing any electronics that come in that are worth over $30. This is/was why a lot of sellers on Ebay won't post to Brazil, as packages have a habit of being confiscated.

Star_Cards
06-16-2015, 12:54 PM
Has things changed since the last time I was selling things... around 2008? Import/customs in Brazil have a policy of seizing any electronics that come in that are worth over $30. This is/was why a lot of sellers on Ebay won't post to Brazil, as packages have a habit of being confiscated.

I'd never heard that. I've sent a few things to brazil without issue, but nothing this high dollar. Shipping is going to be very expensive. I think at this point my hope is that the shipping is too high and he never pays.

Star_Cards
06-16-2015, 12:59 PM
I just found an announcement from April 24th 2014 and that Brazil is now in the ebay global shipping program. I'm now confused as to why this didn't fall under that program which I am enrolled in.

ajcorleone
06-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Another sweet weekend brought in a nice original red game boy and 15 games for $20 and a pink nintendo ds with 6 games for $25. ALso got a nice box of original Maters of the Universe. Always do well with these about 20 figures for $5.

cowboysrgr8
06-22-2015, 08:00 PM
after 2 weeks of ehh pickups.....I scored all of this for less than 180 this weekend....

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/18254_1094168357279807_277624683282704518_n_zpstup wtycw.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/18254_1094168357279807_277624683282704518_n_zpstup wtycw.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11243642_1094168187279824_4161679949100352886_n_zp s8zxqg7ni.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11243642_1094168187279824_4161679949100352886_n_zp s8zxqg7ni.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10632865_1094168140613162_7039778157896339771_n_zp s6zgq2kyt.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10632865_1094168140613162_7039778157896339771_n_zp s6zgq2kyt.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/10153890_1094168447279798_3085136358691753848_n_zp sktwa8ahg.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/10153890_1094168447279798_3085136358691753848_n_zp sktwa8ahg.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11012547_1094168477279795_5096493836536322671_n_zp s6zdbksgp.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11012547_1094168477279795_5096493836536322671_n_zp s6zdbksgp.jpg.html)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/cowboysrgr8/flea%20market%20pickups/11063581_1094168290613147_431627257875496262_n_zps o3bnzi6z.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowboysrgr8/media/flea%20market%20pickups/11063581_1094168290613147_431627257875496262_n_zps o3bnzi6z.jpg.html)

andrewconnors9
06-23-2015, 12:24 AM
cowboy you have a PM waiting for you :)

ajcorleone
06-23-2015, 07:57 AM
Another honey hole find Cowboy I am jealous.

ajcorleone
07-04-2015, 06:24 PM
Happy 4th all what should of been a nice yard sale day got rained out for me today. Did stop at a rare holiday auction this morning with not too much to look at.Did come away with a $5 box that had a talking Urkel doll which was in great shape along with an 80's Barbie vette and a few loose MASK figures

Star_Cards
07-06-2015, 09:49 AM
Not many sales over the weekend, but I did hit the Goodwill Outlet thursday, friday, and saturday and got some really nice stuff. I'd stayed away for some time due to a lack of volume during their switch outs. I picked up a hospital grade breast pump that goes for around $225, a vintage snap on tool box, a few nice canvas prints, a lot of strawberry shortcake dolls from 1979 and 1980 that should sell well, one strawberry shortcake doll still in it's packaging, a few PBS tv show DVDs sets that sell well, another vintage brass chandelier, an ankle cryo cuff, windows version of photoshop 6, a sealed Superman Returns monopoly game, as well as a lot of other random stuff I'll sell at my garage sale if it ever stops raining during the weekends.

ajcorleone
07-07-2015, 08:51 AM
Yes the constant threat of rain everyday is a damper on yard sales and selling.But the die hards are out so I picked up another canopy at K mart on sale this week which two of them cover a good bit of my tables.
Not many sales over the weekend, but I did hit the Goodwill Outlet thursday, friday, and saturday and got some really nice stuff. I'd stayed away for some time due to a lack of volume during their switch outs. I picked up a hospital grade breast pump that goes for around $225, a vintage snap on tool box, a few nice canvas prints, a lot of strawberry shortcake dolls from 1979 and 1980 that should sell well, one strawberry shortcake doll still in it's packaging, a few PBS tv show DVDs sets that sell well, another vintage brass chandelier, an ankle cryo cuff, windows version of photoshop 6, a sealed Superman Returns monopoly game, as well as a lot of other random stuff I'll sell at my garage sale if it ever stops raining during the weekends.

Star_Cards
07-07-2015, 09:01 AM
I'd have to canopy my entire driveway and part of my lawn to cover all of the crap that I have. lol


On a side note, that Camera I sold for $455 to a guy in brazil was never paid for. I relisted it as a fixed price at $599 and sold it in about 4 hours for the list price. The buyer has zero feedback again but lives in the states and paid right away.

ajcorleone
07-07-2015, 02:52 PM
Got this little bundle for $20

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/lxMAAOSwjVVVnB6B/$_57.JPG

ajcorleone
07-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Turned that DS bundle into $60 not a bad flip in only 7 days. Big auction this weekend lots of builder supplies which can turn into decent money.

ajcorleone
07-21-2015, 10:26 AM
A nice $5 yard sale pick up this weekend

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11755709_10205590864345651_2789281070906631291_n.j pg?oh=e1c29c5aa20413fc5f8bcea016b89639&oe=565948E6

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11183442_10205590866065694_5588396178517162870_n.j pg?oh=40d9010b0fc3c9a109732b2cfab86fdf&oe=56472B60