Just want to share a great ebay sale!

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  1. disneysteve

    disneysteve You have to enjoy life, not go

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    I've mentioned in some other threads that my mom is in the process of moving, so I've been helping clean out the house. Of course, that has involved ebay for some stuff.

    Last week, I listed a $1 casino chip from the old Playboy casino in Atlantic City. Completed auctions seemed to be in the $15-$25 range. Mine ended a short time ago... for $42!!

    I have to go call my mom now. She is always shocked by what I'm able to get for things on ebay.
     
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  3. disneysnowflake

    disneysnowflake DIS Veteran

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    That's awesome, Steve!!! :banana:
    I just love it when auctions end for more than I expected.
     
  4. msdznyduck

    msdznyduck <font color=blue>Victim of the latest fly by taggi

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    Hmmmm.....I have one of those. I bet I have lots of 'junk' someone would buy. :thumbsup2
     
  5. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

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    The biggest shock I have seen unfortunately was not one of my auctions.

    A person had put up a CM one year of employment Steamboat Willie award pin. There are probably not much more than 100,000 of them out there. The normal going price, whether eBay or at a Show & Sale would be in the $20-$30 range.

    This auction did describe the pin properly, and there were three newbies bidding against each other. The final selling price was around $210.00.
     
  6. Chris

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    Great job Steve! I'll bet your mom was thrilled! :)
     
  7. disneysteve

    disneysteve You have to enjoy life, not go

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    My best ebay sale ever was a travel agent cruise ship display model, about 12 inches long. I bought it at a yard sale for $1. It wasn't even on display but in a box with assorted junk. It was mounted on a wooden base with a plastic cover and the cover was cracked.

    It sold for $213!
     
  8. DMRick

    DMRick I prefer to be tagless!

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    That's great Steve!

    My second or third sale on eBay was a pin I bought at a garage sale for .50..it went for $210 to someone in Hong Kong. Of course I was new, and the thing was prob worth even more, but I didn't care, I was thrilled LOL!
     
  9. ~Kathie

    ~Kathie Tinker Bell Fanatic

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    Congratulations!! Always nice to see a fellow DIS'er score. :thumbsup2
     
  10. formernyer

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    My best sale was an old baribie doll head (just the head...no body), circa 1972. It was in a box of hand-me-down junk. I sold the head for close to $800.

    There were two of the same doll in this box of junk...the other one still had its body and (with a little help from a Barbie expert) I was able to find most of the original clothing in the box too. I ended up with $1,000 for that one.

    I've sold several items with better profit margins (more than $1k profit), but I suspect I'll never have a crazier auction than the Barbie head.
     
  11. imsayin

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    I had a garage sale with my sister a few weeks ago. After the sale, I went through her stuff to see what she had. In the "quarter box", I pulled out a ring that was given out as a promotion at a baseball game. I sold it for $26! She couldn't believe it.
     
  12. ~Kathie

    ~Kathie Tinker Bell Fanatic

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    You must have been thrilled!!

    Perfect example of "One man's junk is another man's treasure."

    Gotta love ebay!!
     
  13. Disneyrsh

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    My MIL had saved all my husband's toys, and we sold them on ebay-there were some little plastic soldiers and horses that sold for over $150 dollars to a guy in England!

    I was amazed!

    That doll head selling for 800, holy cow!!!!!
     
  14. ntburns22

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    I love to hear ebay stories like this. Just last month my uncle bought a light up beer sign at a garage sale for $7. He sold it on ebay 2 weeks later for $950.
     
  15. left210

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    What kind of beer sign was it? We have a couple of those in our garage right now that my husband wants to sell. I was just leary of selling them on ebay because I dont know how you would ship them safely.

    I am a yard saler but how do you know what to buy to put on ebay. I dont want to end up with a bunch of junk but I would never have thought to buy a doll head either.
     
  16. MyGoofy26

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    Hmm, I wonder if my Merch pin is worth anything? When I did my college program they used to have these quizzes each month that we could do if we wanted. They'd see who got all the questions right and pick a winner from each area. I won one month and they gave me a pin and a shot glass, I mean toothpick holder ;)

    I'll have to go look for that pin and see if there are any auctions. Can't remember, but it had Mickey, said Merchandise on it. . . can't remember if it had a year or not. . .
     
  17. kfeuer

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    Congratulations, Steve!

    I doubt I'll ever top my best auction--an elderly aunt of my DH was cleaning out her home and gave us this truly ugly vase. When we got home I flipped it over and realized it was marked. Did some research, realized it was highly collectible, and (with aunt's blessing) sold it on Ebay for $1580! Nobody who saw it could believe it. We were so happy, we were trying to pay off credit card debt at the time and that money was a huge help.
     
  18. DiszyGram

    DiszyGram Mouseketeer

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    My biggest sale was something I found in a Good Will store about 8 years ago. Everything was on sale half price that day.

    I found an adult sized Adidas leather jacket and leather pants set. The labels and markings all looked genuine. It was marked $15 and on sale for $7.50. I researched it every way I could and found no information about any Adidas leather sets. Even trying to email the company produced no resuts. Someone told me it was probably something made in another country just for sale there.

    I put it on Ebay, with nice pictures of it. You wouldn't believe the response I received! People were desperate to get it, even emailing me to buy it without bidding on Ebay. I said I couldn't do that and it was against Ebay policy.

    It became a bidding war and I sold it to someone in Canada for $550.00.

    I stopped selling years ago but will never forget that sale. :)

    Gail
     
  19. runwad

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    Wow I need to learn how to do this ebay thing, just never gotten into it, but I have some old barbies from the 60's that where hand-me-downs from my cousins, I always used them as my barbies moms cause they looked old to me.ha But geez if you got 800 for just the head!!!!!! I also have a Mary Poppins pendant that my aunt had gotten me from Disney when I was a little kid, the chain is gone but I still have the pendant part, always wondered if I could sell something like that for anything, it's probably close to 30 years old.
     
  20. Goingtodisneyworld

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    Wow ~ I've had little successes, Big to me, ;) but nothing compared to what you all have had!!! :bounce: How do you get the courage to buy an item you think may go on ebay & then list it w/ fees? It seems every time I go out on a hunch, I lose money, so I try to play it safe, definately not as much fun! :confused3
     
  21. polkadotladybug

    polkadotladybug Addicted to ebay!

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    Don't you LOVE ebay! Remember when I sold that old Disney bumper sticker (I think it was Fort Wilderness) - I bought it for 5 cents at a yardsale - it went for about $20! I bought a brand new wok from a neighbor (for my dh) for $15 (more than I would pay for resale - LOL!) - but of course I had to look it up - it was a brand "Saladmaster" (never heard of it before!) (it came with her pots and pans set - she said they were expensive) - well - we decided to sell it since my dh didn't really need a wok - LOL - it sold for 203.50. Hope she never asks me to make any Asian dishes for her! LOL
     

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