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

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

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


Duane1969:

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


http://www.oldandsold.com/


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

- this is basically a guide for sterling silver:

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

#2. Old Porcelian (anything vintage looking)

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

Certain Brands to watch for:

- Sevres (1800's)

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



#3. TOYS

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

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



#4. BOOKS

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

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

Top 100 most valuable books

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


Courtesy theonedru:

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

the main page
http://pbagalleries.com/

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




#5. ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES

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

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

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

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



#6. 80's WWF WRESTLING

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




****Some Very Useful Information from POLAMALU43FAVRE04


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

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


Can tell a Fire King from the bottom:

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


In Exemple :

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

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

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


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


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

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

**Update from polamalu43favre04:

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

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

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


**Another update from polamalu43favre04:

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

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


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


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




cardbuyer66 request for Vintage/Collectible Dolls:


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

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

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

These should be a good start!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.oldandsold.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the main page
http://pbagalleries.com/

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

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

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

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

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

the main page
http://pbagalleries.com/

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

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

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

Got it all for 20$

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

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

Got it all for 20$


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

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

Need to find more info on my Treasure Island book!

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

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


In Exemple :

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

yes,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Hopefully I can find a few more this season

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

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

Hopefully I can find a few more this season

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

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

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

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

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

Nice!

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

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

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

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

and i've only paid $1!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

haha yeah I saw that episode too

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nice!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Got it for 1.50$


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


also 1.50$

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

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

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

Got it for 1.50$


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


also 1.50$

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

edit : the Ms Pac Man that is

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There were 10 total including:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://dollprice.com/

http://www.vintagedollcollector.com/

These should be a good start!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

They don't photograph real well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Not a bad day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Not a bad day!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



found a rather interesting place to pick over the weekend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What did you pay for these?

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

What did you pay for these?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great thread BTW!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great thread BTW!!!!

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

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

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

Vintage audio stuff, especially early digital stuff sells well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Nine out of Ten Doctors, prefer Camels"



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

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

"Nine out of Ten Doctors, prefer Camels"



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

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

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

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

Garage Sale (worth talking about) #1:

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

#2:

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


not a bad start for a late start lol

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

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



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

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

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

This was a good haul :)

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

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

This was a good haul :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I grew up with Fisher components in my stereo system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by far one of my better weeks of Nintendo hunting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hope you enjoy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


nice!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think I paid right around $15 for it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, definately!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nice!

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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