It’s Flippin’ Friday! #42

Welcome to another installment of “Flippin’ Friday”!! I hope you are keeping cool and finding awesome things this summer!

Last week, we had another round of great tales of great things! These included a Far Fetched pin, a pair of Laurel Burch lizard earrings, a set of Winnie the Pooh curtains, a Sunset macrame book,  Rogers Brothers 1847 silverplate flatware, a lot of Domino magazines, a vintage  junior chemistry manual, Warhammer miniature metal figurines, a lady head vase, two sets of Melmac dishes,  vintage Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs flat sheets, and a large, original oil painting. Again…awesome stories! Thank you so much for sharing!

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14 Responses to It’s Flippin’ Friday! #42

  1. nancy says:

    I had two great finds this week. One, a teak Dansk pepper grinder that I bought for $1.99 and sold for $30 and the other a Cathrineholm pan that I bought for $4 and sold for $15.50 (I thought that would go higher). Both items were things I’d seen in blogs and I couldn’t believe my luck when I ran across them both at the same store on the same day. The problem is I find so many things that I’d love to keep instead of sell!

  2. Annette says:

    Like you mentioned a couple of posts ago, my sales have slowed down. Only things of note in the past month are Wilton cake pans from the 1970’s and 1980’s. I sold a partially complete Superhero cake pan that only had the batman face and chest plate (it also originally came with superman face and chest plate but these were missing), a Scooby-doo cake pan and Blues Clues cake pan. Paid $2 for each one and each one sold for $20 – $25. I also want to mention to keep your eye out for vintage Christmas children’s books. I did really well with these last December. In fact, one calledJolly Old Santa Clause, from 1961, with illustrations by George Hinke, which I purchased for $1 sold for $105. There is currently one on ebay from 1958 with bids of $20.50 and there’s another day to go before that auction ends. I found another one about a month back and will be interested to see what it goes for in December.

    I’ve started listing on ebay last fall, so I feel I am still relatively new at this. Do you have any words of wisdom as to when to start listing Christmas things? I assumed the week of Thanksgiving would be a good time. Would catch all the black friday and cyber monday shoppers. I appreciate your sharing all of your knowledge!

    • I start listing my Christmas inventory in late September/early October. Christmas related decorations/ornaments/etc start selling well during this time because people are trying to buy their decor before Thanksgiving. But honestly, I think once cold weather hits areas of the US people start getting into that holiday season….no matter how early. So I start listing a little of everything…
      While I do try to have merchandise on during that Thanksgiving shopping weekend/CyberMonday….I really don’t count on that weekend for tons of sales. Theres just too much competition. My humble opinion…go for a nice steady beat of sales from late September -January 1. Do a variety of auction and fixed prices to keep people looking at your items through that time. Get peoples items to them quickly and safely and you’ll have a nice repeat business for the next year.
      Hope this helps and congrats on your great flips! Thanks for the flip tale!

    • Kari says:

      OMG Annette, I have one of those!! Thanks for the info!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I purchased a NIB never opened 10 piece set of Revere Copper Clad Stainless cookware at a rummage sale 1-2 months ago. The seller was asking $40 and I asked if she’d consider anything less and we agreed on $30 as I was buying other items too. Retail price on the box was $120. Researched on Terapeak and found the same sets selling for more so I did a BIN for $200 w/ free shipping and it sold this week 🙂

  4. Lynne says:

    I haven’t had any wow flips lately. I have been buying 10 cent magazines at our library. Sold a Rolling Stone Lady Gaga Pink issue 2009 for $12.50, a Martha Stewart wedding magazine Winter 2008 for $4.95 and a Where Women create Magazine for $5.95. Sold a 10 cent book called View Camera Technique for $24.95 from the same library. Love my library and their 10 cent shelves.

    • Corie Stern says:

      Hi Lynn! I get alot of my books and sometimes dvd through our “Friends of the Library ” here in Seattle and resell on amazon.com for the past 5 years…never thought of magazines though so thanks for the info! Corie

  5. laura says:

    last summer I purchased a HUGE box of mixed figures, it happened to be transformers and MASK toys from the 80s. I sat on them until last week and I listed them the week before the new transformer movie came out. They closed the other day on eBay for 380 bucks plus shipping! WOW!! I was thrilled with my sale and the MASK toys are still listed and close on Sunday. I invite anyone selling on eBay or thrifting and reselling for a living to link up on my blog at The Penny Worthy Project. You can share auctions or reselling posts or treasures you found with a link back to your blog! I love reading flippin’ friday you all inspire me!!

  6. Barbara says:

    You all are so inspiring!!! I just LOVE all the great flips. I’ve been lazy and busy having summer fun and not listing much. I did have another great sale of a Far Side coffee mug. Paid .50 cents and sold it for $35.00 in less than 6 hours. A super easy flip. This week I spent a whole, whopping $18 at one estate sale (which for me is like a “normal” shopper spending $100’s) on some vintage, new in the box electron tubes that I hope will sell well. I’ll let you know later how they turn out. Good luck to you all!!

  7. Marci says:

    I had one sale (out of 15 auctions) last week. Pretty dismal, but that one item that did sell was thanks to this blog. I remember reading that Sandra Boynton cards were good sellers. I found a package of 8 birthday invitations new and still in the cellophane at a garage sale for 25 cents. Finally got around to listing them last week and they sold for $30.00. Pretty happy with that flip, even if it was my only one! Thanks LNC!

  8. Valerie says:

    Auction just ended on e-bay…I sold a pair of used Dansko sandals that I bought in a thrift store for $2—- sold for $51.52! Lots of bids and lots of watchers for the entire auction.
    Love your blog, and love the idea of “the List” you’re offering. Thank yoU!

  9. Gina says:

    I have 2 shoe auctions that just ended…a pair of Michael Kors sandals for $20 (bought for under $2) and a pair of Bruno Magli peeptoes for $20 (bought for around $3). Not huge flips, but only took a week so it’s ok! I also have a pair of Ferragamos that didn’t sell, which surprised me since they’re Ferragamos and in great shape! I’m going to try retaking pics & pricing higher, who knows? (I kinda regret not pricing the MKs higher…)

    also I have a vintage Ralph Lauren uncut sewing pattern that hasn’t ended yet, got for 50 cents, it’s up to over $10 so far…I bought a whole bunch of patterns at the thrift, this is the only one that’s selling but it’s paying for all of them! so I just need to sell one more to make a profit =D

    finally, not much profit but a really quick flip – I listed a children’s popup book a day and a half ago, buy it now/ best offer, I just got an offer that I accepted, a dollar less than I put but this is the fastest flip ever, and I’m ok w/ that! =D (and I only started listing books recently b/c of you, Latenightcoffee!)

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