Friday, May 22, 2015

Locally Sold

Recently I've fallen into a buying rut -  and only picking up what I know. Sometimes I'll browse eBay for some fresh ideas. On a recent Scavenger Life interview with long time eBay seller Amazing*Taste, she mentions searching the sold listings in her area to see what other sellers are finding. What a good idea! I've researched other flatware sellers in my area, but never thought to see what others are specializing in that I am looking over.
The following listings were all SOLD within 10 miles of Virginia Beach in the past 90 days.
I wouldn't know these if I saw them, but good on this seller for recognizing a good thing!
$400 dollars for Barbie shoes.

How many lures have I looked over at estate sales?
Thousands. It is the beach after all.

Happing Shining eBay Seller

I remember playing on one of these at my friends house in 1st grade.

I think this is a catalogue of fishing gear. Who'd of thought?

Such a nice fabric find.
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and will be posting some unique finds that do not come home with me.


  1. That's some really interesting research! Unusual items that I'd normally overlook except for the Barbie shoes.

  2. Great post! We can't all get it all so I love to see what everyone else is selling. I swear I wasn't going to go "saling" today but I can't stop myself. I went to a church sale that started at 7 AM but they started bringing things out at 7 and nothing was priced. I just left.

    I stopped at a yard sale and bought a couple of things from a nice couple with the cutest long haired chihuahua (we had a moment when I talked to her in my high pitched voice that I reserve for lap dogs). Talk about comfort zone, the husband was going to sell me a slew (about a dozen) fishing poles, vintage and new for just $10! Anyone else would probably have jumped at that price but I know less than nothing about fishing poles and passed on it. The wife found a four leaf clover while I was there and gave it to me. That was such a sweet thing to do! I went to another yard sale in the neighborhood and the man was selling fishing poles too and I asked if he collected them. He said well yeahhh and I told him about the deal the other yard saler had and he seemed interested. I told him where it was and I hope he buys them.

    Elsewhere I found two white Fiesta serving bowls for $1.50 each. I'm a little perplexed why Fiesta would put out white when the main reason people love them is because of the vibrant colors. I guess it would go with anything you might already have on hand. I also got four white Fiesta bowls for $2.

    I also bought two pairs of used Kate Spade shoes for myself (black/tan) for $3 each. They are like my Scion - boxy and fugly. But they feel so comfortable.

  3. I love seeing what sells for others and getting new ideas, and that is a good idea to search what's sold in your area for availability. That's one AMAZING Barbie shoe sale!

  4. Interesting to see what others are selling!