Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Wow, time flies when you're having fun! Ha! Life just gets so busy sometimes! My son and his wife were back for a visit from New York so that kept last weekend busy. One of my boys broke his big toe Tuesday so that just adds to the business of life too!
 
A couple of weeks ago I bought 310...yes...310 old magazines at a yard sale! Friday they were 25 cents each or 5 for $1.00. I bought $10 worth that day and told her if she didn't sell them all I would come back Saturday and give her 10 cents each for them so she said okay! Saturday I went back and bought 260 more magazines! There were lots of hunting and fishing type magazines from back in the 1930's and 40's and I had looked them up and it looked like I could make a little money on them! So I am figuring that I spent an average of 12 cents each on all of the magazines. So far I have made a profit of $188.69 on the 27 that I've sold! I am selling these for between $7.50 and $9.95 each.
 
Sold 19 so far - Profit of $129.67

Sold 8 so far - Profit $59.02
 
I have tons yet to list but I'm figuring out how to edit my pictures quicker and how to list them quicker...got a system down so it's actually not too bad. I have old issues of Successful Farmer, Farmer's Journal, National Sportsman, Hunting & Fishing and others. I figure I should make a nice little profit on all of them! I did debate on whether or not to list them separately or in a group of like 4-6 or groups from each year. I decided on doing them separately for now and so far it's working! I think when I finally get them all listed and a lot of them sell then I will have a sale on them to move more of them out. If it gets down to where I think I should bundle them together to get rid of the last ones then I'll do that then. How would you do it? ( Here's a link to the ones I have listed: http://stores.ebay.com/Pamelas-Paraphernalia/Magazines-/_i.html?_fsub=876279519 I have 35 there and I've sold 27 so I've listed 62 so far....248 to go!!! )

Bought this new, never been used Caboodle make-up case at a yard sale for $5.00. Still had a cosmetic bag attached to the inside! Sold it for $37.50!

Caboodle Make-up Case
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $37.50 - Profit $26.09

I had read somewhere that these old granny square afghans sell well so when I found this one for 2 bucks I picked it up! Sold within a couple of weeks!

Granny Square Afghan
Paid $2.00 - Sold for 29.95 - Profit $23.10
 
Bought this old push toy at Goodwill for $1.99. I should have probably saved it for my little grandson to play with in a few months but the money won out this time! I sold it to someone in Australia who was willing to pay $48 to ship it there! I then figured out that I had added priority shipping to the listing and I could send it by first class so it ended up costing her $23 instead and I refunded the difference. Hope it makes it there okay....and remind me to never buy anything this weird shaped to ship again! It was hard to find a box!
 

Paid $1.99 - Sold for $19.95 - Profit $14.08
 

 
I mentioned this little dandy that I sold a couple of weeks ago...sold it for $49.95....well, I got a message from the lady saying that when she tried to install it she kept getting an error message saying the activation key was invalid. I tried to call the company and see what I could do but I guess since it was previously owned maybe the code was already used. He also told me it was alright for me to buy it at a yard sale but I shouldn't have sold it on ebay. I don't know if that is true or not but I definitely won't be buying computer programs to sell anymore! I refunded her the entire price. Figured she shouldn't have to mail back the program but maybe I should have had her do that...I don't know. I guess I always hope that people are being honest with me.

Well, that's about it. I've sold a few other things but nothing to write home about! Guess I better be getting busy listing some more magazines! Thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam

16 comments:

  1. Nice find and sales on the magazines!!

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  2. I love the graphics on those old magazines. How are you shipping them?

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    1. I'm shipping one first class and 2 or more have gone by priority mail. Since they have ads in them they can't be shipped by media mail, which would be cheaper.

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  3. Wow, you found some really good stuff. Love the afghan. A few years back, I also bought a computer-type item for a sewing machine. I thought I had scored until I realized it needed a dongle to make it work (didn't even know what that was). It was an international sale so I just gave her a full refund without a return. Never again!

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    1. What is a "dongle"? I don't know what it is either! Lol! ~~Pam

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  4. What a score on the magazines! I love old magazines but never find them that cheap. Have a good holiday tomorrow.

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    1. Yeah, if they would have cost a little more I might not have bought them! ~~Pam

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  5. the magazines are gorgeous...but theres trick youve missed in the listing , if theres a place mentioned in any of the articles slap it in the title , local interest sells instantly

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I will keep that in mind for the next 200 I have to list! :) ~~Pam

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  6. Awesome score on the old mags! And the profit you made on them already! Wow! I bought some vintage "Ideals" magazines. Sadly, no interest.

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    1. Yes, I've realized before that not all vintage magazines are created equal! She had a bunch of "Life" and "Look" magazines that I passed on. I did pick up a few that I thought might sell but usually they don't seem to sell for a lot and I figured I already had gotten enough anyway! ~~Pam

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  7. Wow great find on the magazines! Hopefully they will continue to sell fast for you.
    Rhonda

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    1. Thanks Rhonda...I hope so too! ~~Pam

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  8. Thanks for a great post. I love looking through old magazines. Your post has inspired me to list a few 1950's "Every Woman's" that I got at an estate sale. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I hope you do well on your magazines! ~~Pam

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