I spent the week listing and thrifting, and getting the office set up - it's still a work in progress. For now I have left my old inventory in the eBay closet and I taken the overflow to the office. Everything I'm thrifting is going straight there. Lately while thrifting I'm focusing on items that will get me 30+ dollars even if I have to pay $5 or $6 for them. I still can't pass up something I know will make me a quick ten bucks though like this Titleist Hat:
Profited about $10 on this hat within one day.
This photo was taken in the new office space. What do you think?
This classic Pooh watch sold for $29.99
I had the battery replaced for $5, and paid $3 at a yard sale
Retroneu Kent Flatware Lot - Sold $99 F/S
I rarely do free shipping, but this went in a flat rate envelope.
Funny enough I sold 4 pcs of this same pattern earlier in the same day for $37
I paid $10 so that's a $121 profit before fees
Please comment if you have ventured into selling flatware, I'd love to hear about some little known or foreign makers to be on the lookout for- and if you're unsure about selling flatware but think you might like it to try it, check out the Recycle-ista's three part series on "Flippin' Flatware".
A few weeks ago I came across a huge lot of decoy "blanks"
(unpainted raw wooden duck decoys)
They were $6.98 each, and I bought about 10 of them, a few had some flaws and only sold for $15ish. Three sold this week for a total of $73
Duck decoys are hot and highly collected, unfortunately everyone knows that - especially the estate sale companies and thrift store managers and they are always expensive. I guess since the ones I found were blank they priced them lower.
I feel like all those pictures were pretty boring. So here is my favorite find of the week for some eye candy... I found this BEAUTIFUL painting at DAV. Once it sells I'll tell you how much I paid. It's very striking. The depth. The vibrant white snow. I love it. If I lived in the mountains and not at the beach it would have a place in my home.
We're taking advantage of the holiday Tuesday and heading out of town today for a few days. I'm extending my handling time on my store, but luckily since Tuesday Nov 11th is a postal holiday it will not really matter. Let me know how your week was!!