Archive for December, 2009

What did you buy on eBay for Christmas?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

too cute gradndaughter!!

too cute grandaughter!!

So now I can write about what I bought on eBay for Christmas presents since it won’t matter if my gift recipients read it! I got a vintage Star Wars game for Nintendo 64. Under 5$. Bought 2 mini tripods for cameras, 3.99 each. Bought one of those step on pedals that you plug into any outlet and it lights up the Christmas tree (or any electrical stuff) for 5$ free shipping. I wish I had bought more for gifts—I love it!

I also bought a Little Tikes video camera for my grandson that normally costs 75$ and I bought it for 45$. It was new.

I hope a lot of people got nice leather gloves this Christmas that they bought from me! I sold over 40 pair in the last month.

Some ebooks I bought for myself (not all for Christmas though!)…

A neat book about buying and selling thrift store stuff. Very detailed!  CLICK HERE

 A great book about selling on eBay that is really worth the $$ at  CLICK HERE.

 A great book about blogging that will save you TONS of time in getting started! CLICK HERE.

WHAT DID YOU BUY ON EBAY FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR? Were you happy with the bargain you got??

Second day of the flea market Christmas sale

Monday, December 21st, 2009

selling junk at merchants square mall

 

 

selling junk at merchants square mall

Well, today was not very good for sales. I think I made about 50$ though but it was really slow! All the snow was gone and the sun was out but it was COLD! It was warm inside the flea market though…we are in a nice big building in an antique and collectibles mall. I sell there every month. The customers came but they were no mobs of poeple like there has been in the past in the winter months. I sold over half of my “junk” though and went home with 4 bins instead of the 9 I came with!

Most of the items I sell there are 50 cents and 1.00 so you know I sell a lot to get over 200$. The customers like it CHEAP! It’s all leftover stuff that I buy at local auctions and doesn’t work for eBay. I had a lot of Christmas stuff that I had been saving for a few months. Then I sold things like 2 old radios, china and pottery, milk bottle caps, old paper, cookbooks, scarves and mittens and hats–sold them ALL! It’s fun–I have a lot of repeat customers who come to see what new bargains I come up with!

some of my 50 cent jewelry

some of my 50 cent jewelry

VISIT: merchantssquaremall.com

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It’s snowing and I’m trapped at the flea market!!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Awesome snowstorm we are having here in PA today! It’s a little crazy—some areas (mainly south) are getting 12+ inches and others about 4 inches—we are somewhere in the middle. I set up YESTERDAY for a flea market in Allentown, which is about 20 miles north of me. Well, it started snowing about 7AM here and already had a half-inch on the ground by 8AM when we left our town to get to Allentown. I was worried about the roads and the sale and the fact that no one likes to come out in any kind of bad weather, so why even bother going??

I am glad we went! There was NO snow in Allentown until about 2PM which is when the sale was about over. TONS of people came to the sale at Merchants Square Mall and I made about 200$ so far. The sale goes for another day and the snow is supposed to be over by morning so I am off again! The roads were pretty bad on the way home but my husband was driving and I closed my eyes for a lot of it! I get nervous if he gets too close to the car ahead and I don’t want to keep yelling at him!

We stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at the Emmaus Diner on the way home and there were only a few people there. Some guy in a Honda Civic was doing donuts in the parking lot while we watched out the huge front windows. Great pumpkin cheese cake!

 

just listed on fixed price

 

just listed on fixed price

I just listed 4 pair of these leather gloves on fixed price and sold a pair in about 5 minutes! at everythingvintagesteph.com

eBay Christmas sales and my 3 FAV finds this week

Monday, December 14th, 2009
Some of the grandkids...Merry Christmas!

Some of the grandkids...Merry Christmas!

I hope you’ve been shopping at eBay this Christmas! I buy more and more online each year. I know some people like the crowds at the mall and getting the chance to touch and smell everything before you buy it. But I like to sit in my pj’s at the computer and comparison shop and make my decisions without having to battle the traffic and the weather. I bought most of my son’s presents on eBay and Amazon this year. He wanted vintage video games and such (he’s 26). That was easy on eBay! I got some other electronics for other members of the family for a great discount too. Can’t mention what—I think some of them read this! I did a lot of shopping at Land’s End this year because I could have my girls look through the print catalog at my house and then I ordered online after they made some choices. Easy!

neat paperweight for sale!

neat paperweight for sale!

I sold a lot on eBay the last few weeks also. My new Italian leather gloves are a very good sell and I sold quite a few socks for your crocs—still have some of those left. I had about 15 Thomas the tank Engine playmats and now there are only 2 left. My specialty is of course, the vintage items and these sell great at Christmas too. My 3 FAVORITE FINDS this week are:

  1. 1930 Bucknell University Yearbook. Bought it for 1.00 (local auction) and sold for 12.62. It was fun to look through!

bucknell university

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. 1938 Lionel train catalog that I found in my husband’s old attic. Sold for  22.50. Also had 3 others from later years that sold between 12.50 and 22.50.

lionel train catalog

lionel train catalog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. 1928 copy of sheet music “Shortnin’ Bread” that I bought in a pack of music for 1.00 the whole pack. Sold for 9.51 and there’s a lot more music in the pack! Cute illustration of an aunt jemima figure on the front.

shortnin bread sheet music

shortnin bread sheet music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not listing much this week since the week right before Christmas is pretty slow but check out my bargains at everythingvintagesteph.com anyway to see what’s selling!

still selling jeans starting at 3.00!!

still selling jeans starting at 3.00!!

FAV FINDS THIS WEEK for eBay–vintage Revere Ware!

Friday, December 4th, 2009

ALREADY SOLD vintage Revere Ware

 

 

 

ALREADY SOLD vintage Revere Ware

My favorite finds to sell on eBay this week are vintage Revere Ware pots. Sorry they are all SOLD but I am always on the lookout for more because they are good sellers! I didn’t know this until I found it out by accident a year or so ago. I bought a box lot of items and there was a copper bottom pot in with the other junk I wanted. The pot was marked Revere Ware and I know that new pieces are pretty pricey so I decided to sell it on eBay.

not Revere Ware but Lionel catalog for sale until Dec. 8!

 

 

 

not Revere Ware but Lionel catalog for sale until Dec. 8!

I don’t remember how much that first pot sold for, but I know I was happy! The ones I sold this week were:

10-inch sauce pans 14.89 and 10.50

3-quart pots 16.07 and 10.50

5-quart pot 16.07

I didn’t pay more than 3.00 each for them at the local auction and they all needed to be “cleaned up.”

Isotoner leather gloves for sale until Dec. 7

 

 

Isotoner leather gloves for sale until Dec. 7

Last June, I had a set of 6 Revere Ware copper mugs that sold for 46.00. I was really surprised on that sale because when I bought them at the auction, I only had 3 of them. (probably paid about 1.00) Another person at the auction ended up with 3 of them that she didn’t want so she just GAVE them to me so I had a set of 6. Thank you auction friend!

So keep an eye out for Revere Ware at yard sales and thrift stores! If there is a “face” on the bottom of the pan and a number 1801, then the pot was made before 1968 and has a heavier bottom. These are really good ones!

HAPPY HUNTING!

selling some cool vintage jewelry until Dec. 7!

selling some cool vintage jewelry until Dec. 7!

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