It’s Flippin’ Friday! #16

I’m hoping the karma I offered contributors last week is kicking in!  A Coldwater Creek sweater, Cuisinart Gourmet Griddle, Griswold Wagner Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Nikon EM 35mm camera kit with lenses, flash and carrying case,Salton Peanut Butter maker NIB,a Diane Von Furstenburg dress,Portmeirion Botanical Cooler glasses,a Lego NBA basketball game, and vintage road maps were the subjects of the great stories we received.

So what have been some of your new year flips? Let us know in the comment section below! This blog gets TONS of readers on Fridays , so I know people are digging these flip stories!  Keep ’em coming all year!

Have a great weekend and good luck on any thrifting adventures!

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5 Responses to It’s Flippin’ Friday! #16

  1. Lynne says:

    Took a break from selling over the Christmas holidays. I did do this flip in December though. Bought a vintage Couroc Monarch Butterfly square tray made in Monterey California from Goodwill for 50 cents. It had been there a while and they had marked it down. The tray also included a brochure about Couroc and talked about how each tray is a one of a kind creation by a member of Monterey Bay’s world famous art colony and that each piece is painstakingly hand inlaid. I ended up selling it for $32.00.

  2. Rebecca says:

    A great Hallmark item to look for is the Jingle Pals 2005 Snowman playing the piano. I sold one a few years ago for $80-$90? (got him free at a swap) and have continued to look for them since. Happened across 2 the same time at Goodwill (in 2 diff. spots in the store) this year for $5.99 each. Listed them with a BIN of $100 and both sold right before Christmas.

    I’d received the following email criticizing me about my BIN price…”someone would have to be stupid to pay $100 when there are others selling for $50″. I simply replied that “the great thing about eBay is supply and demand and we’ve seen things sell on the low end, high end and everywhere in between based on what’s available at any given time. It’s easier to start high and bring the price down than the other way around.”

    Glad I hung in and gave it a little time…the only thing I modified in my auction was to offer free shipping and fresh batteries…a small concession that paid off 🙂

    • This is a GREAT tip! I don’t think I’ve seen this in my neck of the woods, but will certainly be on the look out. As for the comment on your BIN, it’s always best to wait for the right buyer. It’s the supply-and-demand that sets the fair market value. You did great!

  3. Barbara says:

    My best flip lately was a wooden windmill from the Thomas the Train train set. It had Toby Windmill on the front and the windmill spun when you pushed the lever. I found it at the thrift store mixed in with the other toys. I bought it for .99 cents and sold it for $21.50!! Mine didn’t come new in the box-if it had they’re selling for $35 to $40 each.

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