Thursday, May 20, 2010
I'm always amazed at how well Little Tikes items hold their value. I've only sold a few items, but when I'm searching through ads on Craigslist, people are always looking for something from their line or selling. About 6 months ago I sold this toybox. I paid $5.00 for it about 4 years ago. We used it for toys, books, and those tall Elmo dolls, but as we had more kids it became way to full. I listed and sold it for $40 and it sold very quickly. This week I'm hoping to list a few more Little Tikes items, I'll be sure to let you know how they resell.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I"m not a book seller, but I have dabbled in a few book sales in the past. I've sold both on Ebay and Craigslist. The funny thing is, I've only sold romance novels and I've never read one in my life.
I picked up a few small lots of paperback romance novels from my local thrift shop. I think I paid around 2.00 for them and both lots sold for over $10.00 a piece. If I'm remembering correctly, one went for way more then the other. This past summer I bought a huge lot from a garage sale. There were probably around 300 books. I had plans to list them in big lots on ebay, but then decided it would take to much of my time. So, I listed them on Craigslist and sold them for $40.00. I was happy with the turnaround and my husband was happy to have that spot in the garage back.
Have you had any luck with books? If so, what kind and where have you sold?
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Bumbo's have become popular over the last few years with mother's and their babies. They are a "seat" designed for your infant to sit in even when they can't sit up on their own. Once they have mastered head/neck control, Bumbo's are great option in that first year. I of course had to have one, but I didn't use my nearly as much as I thought I would. Still, it was a nice "option" to have one of the few times I did use ours.
I've sold 2 Bumbo's in the past. One I sold for $20, the other somewhere around $15. I came across one this weekend at a sale for $5.00, which was a steal and I"m hoping to sell it for at least $15, but would love to get $20 out of it. If you come across one of these cheap enough, or you can bargain down the price of one, its defintely worth trying to sell. They also have a tray that can attach, and that will add at least another $5.00 on to your selling price. I've only sold mine on Craigslist and through a local sell, so not sure how well they are doing on ebay these days.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Insipried by a Facebook post, I decided to post my cloth diaper deal. A while back I came across 8 cloth diapers at the Goodwill. I had an interest in cloth diapering, but it never went beyond that, but I knew they weren't cheap so I grabbed them out of the bin. They diapers ended up being bumGenius 3.0 brand of diapers and I bought the set pictured above. These diapers were in decent shape. You could tell there was some use, but overall they were in good condition. The diapers did not come w/ the insert, otherwise I think I might have been able to sell them for more. I ended up paying 1.75 for all 8 and sold them for $65.00. Those are something I will defintely keep my eye out for from now on.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wilton is known for its quality cake decorating supplies. I bought this Mickey Mouse pan last summer for .50. I recently sold it for $36.00 on ebay, which was at the low end of what I've seen them sell for. I also bought a set of tips for .50 at the same sale, which probably would have had a good turn around, but I kept those for myself. I also have a small stash of pans that I've been collecting and thought about selling recently at a yard sale, but then started checking lots on ebay. I"ve seen some lots go for alot more then I could make at a yard sale, so I plan on collecting a variety of pans this summer and then listing one big lot this fall. Some of the pans are big, but the nice thing is that they are light, so they won't be heavy to ship. Do you know of any pans or supplies that have are rare or hard to find?