I found these at Goodwill tonight. There are 5 of them. They are metal trays. Does anyone know anything about them? I tried to find them on Ebay and I found some that are called "toleware". I didn't know what that meant so I typed it in Google and came up with this...."In the collectibles and antique industry, toleware refers to kitchen-related objects created from metal, typically tin or thin steel, and are often in decorative styles such as Arts and Crafts and Pennsylvania Dutch. Decorative painting on these items is common but not necessary."....so I guess I answered my own question! I did sell some that were yellow on Etsy a couple of years ago, but I think I had them quite awhile and sold both of them for $5.00. I just did a search on Ebay and came up with this sold listing of something similar. Eight of them for $20.00. I paid 88 cents each for my 5 so that is $4.40...I'd like to try to make at least $10 profit so I might put them up for BIN $15.00 at least. Or maybe I will sell 2 on Etsy and 3 on Ebay...what do you think is best?
I also bought this butter dish:
The Old Curiosity Shop....I paid $1.38 for it at Goodwill. I wasn't sure whether or not to buy it but I thought it was neat. There are no sold listings for one like this right now but there are several for sale starting at $17.99 all the way up to $94.95! Mine does have some crazing on the plate part and since I didn't pay much for it I might just offer it for $16.95....or should I ask for more? It's all a guessing game for me. I do research and try to find a middle ground for my pricing. I don't have a lot of storage space so I want to move things out fast....plus we need the money!
I also bought a mens shirt tonight that I will try to list in the next day or so. That about sums up my shopping trip! Went to 2 Goodwills but only found items I wanted at one.
No sales today to report. I did have a case opened on me though. A lady from the Dominican Republic had bought a cookie press kit from me on October 15th. She still hasn't received it and instead of contacting me first, she opens a case on Ebay! She just wants to know when to expect it. I looked up the tracking info and it says it was processed through the Chicago sort facility and then that's it! And that was on the 18th so it has been 10 days and no update. I sent her a message saying that I think it can take a few weeks for international shipping but I will try to keep her updated. Sometimes I wonder if it's worth the hassle to sell internationally. Also, this person has zero feedback so apparently I am her first sale on Ebay. So fun....! The cookie press sold for $22.50 and shipping was $26.65 for a total of $49.15 that's being held out of my Paypal account. Is there a way to block buyers with less than say a 50 feedback score? I need to look into that....especially for international buyers. I only paid 75 cents for that cookie press but man....if I have to refund $26.65 for shipping that's going to stink!
Well, I'm going to try to hit the hay at least a little bit earlier tonight. Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam