Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Just stoppin' in......

Hello everyone! Don't have time to say too much but wanted to just do a quick update on some good sales I've had lately!
I should have kept this beautiful cross stitch. It wasn't framed so it was easy to mail.
Bird Bath Cross Stitch
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $35.00

Vintage Cookbook
Paid $2.50 - Sold for $17.

4 Puzzles
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $10.95

I always love selling my blue jars and these went to a lady who has bought them from me before. I haven't had any jars break in ages but she emailed me and said that 2 had broken. She said it looked like something heavy had crashed down on one corner of the box. I sent her 2 replacement jars...shipping was $8.10 and the cost of the 2 jars was $2 so I was down $10.10 but I did file an insurance claim with USPS and it actually went smooth and I received a check for $15 so I guess I'm ahead $4.90! Of course the headache and extra work and time was just not worth it but at least I got reimbursed!

10 Blue Ball Quart Jars
Paid $10.00 - Sold for $74.95
Last winter one of my daughters and I went to an auction and bid on several old salesman button catalogs or whatever you call them. I thought these were so neat and my daughter got all excited in a bidding war and we ended up with I think 4 or 5 of these types of catalogs for $65.00, so yeah, I think we paid too much! I just love buttons and thought someone would think they are really unique...these that I sold are like new buttons! I think I started them out higher but I ended up taking $25 for them and I figured they probably cost me about $15 so not a great profit margin.

Vintage Salesman Button Catalog
Paid $15? - Sold for best offer of $25.00
Vintage Magazine
Paid 12 cents - Sold for $7.95
This next item was really neat....put a card in the "identiflyer" and press a button and you can hear the sound each bird makes! We played around with it for quite awhile before I listed sold within a few days of listing!
Birdsong Identiflyer
Paid $1.00 - Sold for $17.95
Loved these teeny bread pans! 12 of them sold for $19.95!

Miniature Bread Pans
Paid $1.00 - 19.95
This next item ended up being a BIG headache! Why would I say I would ship this worldwide? Very hard to find a box for...I ended up paying $8.00 for a box to ship it in! I did end up making $32.48 profit because since it was international shipping I got a big discount on the shipping. I don't think  I will buy these big things anymore! I think I was hoping to sell it on Facebook but that didn't happen.
Vintage Coleman Cooler
Paid $4.00 - Sold for $45.00

Elvis Monopoly Game
Paid $5.00 - Sold for $25.00
So, that's about it! I've had lots of little sales too and hope to have lots more this month! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! ~~Pam


  1. Nice sales! I would have had a hard time letting go of the buttons. You have the most interesting things!

    1. Thank you! Yes, sometimes I really want to keep some of the buttons! ~~Pam

  2. Great to see a post from you Pam. I love the "identiflyer" thingie. That's cool! Have a great holiday!

  3. Did you try selling the cooler on craigslist at all? Love the bird identifier...we would have loved that.