The Lelli Kellys went for $23.50--not bad for a $1 investment. Especially when sales have been slowwww!
One of my favorite new tools in treasure hunting is an app on my Droid smart phone called pocket auctions. It lets you type in an item and see what it's selling for or sold for on eBay. Mostly it's saved me money--I don't buy after I see that it's worthless! But I have found a few good items I wouldn't have purchased without it. Like a Madeline doll with a horse and carriage in the original box. I paid $20 for it at the Salvation Army, which is big bucks for me. But when I checked on pocket auctions, I saw it was hard to find and potentially worth some serious coin (well, more than $20 anyway.) I ended up selling it for $66.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Woo hoo! Yardsale season is officially here. Went out this morning to about five sales. Found a bunch of kids clothes for $17 including: a Lilly Pulitzer sundress, an LL Bean winter jacket, and LL Bean snowsuit, and a pair of Lelli Kelly's (all for resale, of course).
I'm all about the Lelli Kelly's these days. I bought a pair at a thrift store the other day thinking my daughter would wear them. I paid $3.99 for them. My daughter didn't want them so up they went on eBay. Sold for $31.11. I paid $1 for the pair I bought this a.m. Will post what they go for after they're sold.
Also got these two vintage paint-by-number horse pictures ($5) for my daughters room. She's got a wall of vintage animal prints and paintings.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Look for an intro. to me and what I do on a future post. Right now, I just wanted to trill about a recent sale.
I had two well-worn (listed as "well-loved" on eBay) Burberry trench coats that belonged to my dad. One was too threadbare to sell, so I put it in the bag to donate to the Salvation Army. But then as I prepared the other one to list on eBay and researched pricing, I noticed that some trench coats were selling with their belts missing. So I dug out the belt from the damaged coat and put it up for sale. It went for $25.99. Not too shabby.