Flippin’ Friday #61

Yay…it’s Friday! Yay….it’s FLIPPIN’ FRIDAY!

We had a lot of great flips again last week. They included stories about a Tommy Bahama men’s shirt, a Batgirl Barbie on a bike, a Liberty of London silk peacock feather scarf, a new in box internal Zip drive, an unused Tupperware ring mold, a “Wong’s Study Guide for Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing” book,  an orange glass mushroom paperweight, and a vintage Kenner Spirograph toy. Once again, thank you all! These were great!

If you have a great flip you’d like to share, just write it in the comments section below! We love reading them! Just be sure to include your item, what you paid, and what it sold for in the end.

You can read more great flip stories here, find out more great items to sell here, and read about flips I’ve had as well.  Knowledge is power!

Have a great weekend! And if you have any holiday gift listings you’d like to share, link them up in “Show and Sell” on the righthand side!

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17 Responses to Flippin’ Friday #61

  1. Jackie K says:

    A 69 cent Goodwill mug – Fire King milk glass with Stuckey’s Coffee club graphics in red and aqua – sold on ebay for $122.50!!! Who knew!!!

  2. Lynne says:

    I love reading everyone’s flips. They always give me new things to look for when I am junking. Here’s a couple of my recent flips. All were $1.00 investments. Sold oversized vintage flashcards from 1961 for $60.00, sold a Bucilla felt sequin Birds Christmas stocking kit for $65.00 and a binder of Annie’s attic plastic canvas patterns (86 in all) for $59.00.

  3. Gretchen says:

    I agree with Lynne and Jackie, I learn so much from flippin fridays. Wow, need to find some of those mugs to sell! I go to an auction every week, I like to buy lots of jewelry to sell, but I do MUCH better with the free leftovers I pick up. Last week I sold and Arabia vase (made in Finland) for 52.00 that I found lying on the grass. Maybe I should stop buying stuff and just pick trash.

  4. Shirley Wall says:

    Dear LNC – Maybe after all the Holiday madness dies down, please could you do a question/answer post again? I still struggle with “figuring” shipping and handling costs! Have done some reading online about shipping/handling but somehow I am just not fully grasping how to consistently figure it out corretly or when to use flat rate vs parcel post, etc. OK, enough of that! My flip story started last fall at a yard sale where I picked up a variety of things for $4.00 – including a kite, some cooking utensils, etc. Included in this was 5 vintage pinecone Christmas elves, which I remember from my childhood. They are only a couple of inches tall with plastic faces and the pinecones are their bodies. I kept one for myself and listed the other 4 together at a starting bid of $19.99. They sold for $25.78 + shipping/handling – Fun! I love the read the Friday Flips – Thanks!

    • Jackie K says:

      Shirley – are you selling on eBay? If so, then calculated shipping could be the way to go for you. Once you have weighed your item and packaging select a couple of options for your buyers – I usually choose one economy method and one priority method – and the calculations will be done for you.
      As a rule of thumb – if your package weighs 3lbs or more, then flat rate priority shipping is usually cheaper. I’m happy to answer any queries you have regarding shipping.

    • Ditto what Jackie said above! Thanks Jackie! Using the calculated shipping is great because it does the math for you automatically depending on where the buyer lives. And yes…if your smaller item(s) has some substantial weight to it (ie lots of magazines, heavy crafting supplies,a big lot of silverware, etc)..try the flat rate Priority. Good question…I will do a question and answer post next Tuesday. Good idea! Thanks again Jackie!

    • shannon says:

      Ditto!! For a long time I held back on calculated shipping, thought it was more complicated than it was. Once I wanted to try international shipping though, I realized that it was the way to go! It’s so easy, made me wonder why I held back!

  5. Linda says:

    I hesitate to post this yet, since I haven’t gotten feedback and don’t want to jinx myself…. I found a pair of womens’ 7 For All Mankind jeans at my thrift store for $8.49. I sold them on eBay with a closing bid of $64.79. BOLO for that brand – mens or womens!

    • shannon says:

      I BOLO that brand….but a lot of time I find only fakes. Just something to watch out for. There are guides online that help you ID real vs fake.

  6. shannon says:

    One day I was at the antique store where I have a booth and the owner brought in a Playmobil Victorian Mansion in its box. Most of the pieces were still SEALED. She got it for FREE at the end of a yard sale. I tried giving her a heads up on how well they sell online. (she doesn’t do online at all). She decided to price it at $150 in her store and see what happened.
    Well, no bites after a couple weeks and one day I was in there and found it in the back of the store, on a bottom shelf. She had marked it down to $50.
    I snatched it up, paid and brought it home. I listed it and it sold a couple weeks later for $299.99 (-$25 free shipping)

  7. Shirley Wall says:

    Thanks so much for the helpful comments on shipping and handling! I am going to try the EBay calculated shipping and see if that helps me figure my shipping charges more consistently. I talked to a nice postal worker today while mailing off an EBay package and she gave me some very helpful hints also. Whew, sometimes the learning curve is steep for us newbies! I appreciate all your input so much – thanks again!

  8. I bought a Jones New York cocktail dress for $1.00 at a local thrift store, it sold for $64.99! I also flipped a pair of CAbi cargo pants from $1.00 to $33. I pretty much stick to clothes and shoes, but it’s so much fun to see what everyone finds and sells it for!

  9. Deeda in Seattle says:

    Picked up a pair of vintage Code West dark green suede boots at a rummage sale in great shape for $3– a little dirty–cleaned them up w/ suede cleaner, and they were in a bidding war up to $57! And a Talking Alf in Excellent condition went for $44 to a guy in the UK. And I’m JEALOUS of the Playmobil Mansion story…I’ve been trying to sell my niece’s for $175 and 99% complete…no bites yet!

  10. Deeda in Seattle says:

    Sorry, meant to write they were vintage Code West COWBOY Boots!

  11. nancy says:

    I sold the last two issues of my Martha Stewart Living magazine shortly after I got them in the mail. It’s not a huge sale ($5 a pc) but it’s fun to know I’m making a little money off of something I’d normally give away or obsessively save for those projects I’m …gonna make someday!

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