Archive for April, 2010

Anne Klein perfume, Perry Ellis, Ambush, Jessica McClintock– how to sell on eBay

Monday, April 19th, 2010
anne klein

anne klein

I should have paid more attention when I bought these perfumes at the auction a few weeks go. I will from now on! I just sold these 3 containers of anne klein for 113.00. It was a good deal for the customer but a great deal for me. I get most of my items to sell on eBay at local estate auctions. Sometimes when a house is cleaned out, there is some perfume to sell. I usually don’t pay much attention because I don’t use perfume and don’t even like it that much. I bought a box of it the other week for a few dollars. These were in it along with some Hawaiian fragrances–I got 5.00 for those, and  Perry Ellis–on auction now with a 10.00 bid and 5 days left.

It makes sense to me now. This is the scenario I picture for these items: Mother/wife likes perfume and kids/husband buy her some for her Christmas and birthday. She doesn’t actually wear it much so it stays in the bathroom or bedroom cabinet and adds up over the years. It makes a nice gift, so they keep buying it for her. She won’t give it away or throw it away because it is a gift and it doesn’t take up much room. A few years later–or maybe a lot of years later–the house is cleared out for whatever reason and the perfume ends up at an estate auction. That’s where I buy it. I bought this box for about 2 or 3 dollars. I could tell the perfume was never opened or used so, why not–the price was right. I am going to be looking for the perfume items a lot more in the future!

jessica mcclintock

jessica mcclintock

Here’s another one I bought in the same lot. It is still on auction for a few more days. As I write this, the bid is at 6.08 and has 12 watchers.

raffinee

raffinee

The Raffinee perfume has an opening bid of 3.00 and has 12 watchers.

Last December, I had a container of Ambush powder that I bought for 1.00 and it sold for 26.75.

If you want to see how much these sell for in a few days, visit my auctions at everythingvintagesteph.com. Check for completed listings. And keep your eye out for perfume in the thrift store and estate sales that you might be lucky enough to have in your area!!

MY 46 STAR FLAG OR WAS IT A 48 STAR FLAG???

Sunday, April 4th, 2010
46 star flag

46 star flag

It pays to count your stars! I listed a 48 star flag on eBay last week. At least I thought it was a 48 star flag. I know that when the stars all line up it is usually a 48 star flag. I just glanced at it quickly. I bought it at the local estate auction as a 48 star flag because apparently the auctioneer did the same thing I did. Looked at it very quickly.

A few hours after I listed the flag, I got an email question. The person pointed out that this was a 46 star flag, not a 48. Boy was I happy! I was able to change the listing title in time to reflect the new information. A few things went in my favor. First of all, if anyone had placed a bid on my auction before I received this info, I would not have been able to change the listing. Then, the kind person who sent me the info had not bid on my auction. I do not know whether on not this person intended on bidding or not BUT they could have bid before sending me the info and then they would definitely have had an advantage. They would have known it was a 46 star flag and no one else would have known from the title (since I can‘t change it after there is a bid placed) and they probably could have gotten the flag for a very reasonable price.

Thank you kind person for not bidding, so I could change my title and attract a lot more bidders! I think I paid between 1 and 5$ for the flag. I started the listing at 5.00. By the time it ended, I had over 30 people watching it and it ended at 76.00. There was a little damage to it but not much.

So the lesson here is, count your stars before you list your flag! The 46 star flag has a few rows slightly askew to make up for the fact that there are not 6 rows of 8 like a 48 star flag has. If you have good eyes, you can see in the photo that there are only seven stars in the 2nd and 5th rows.

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