It’s Flippin’ Friday!! #14

That lady diving into the pool makes me feel cold today. Yikes!

Yay! Another day of stories!!! Bring them on! We’re all sitting with our mugs of warm beverages right now in front of the warm glow of computers waiting to be inspired!  Last week, we had some great flips involving a book called “Give Your Child a Superior Mind” (from the 60’s), “America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook”, a Starbucks Italy mug, Japanese anime books, Fisher-Price Imaginext sets, and Tammy doll (by Ideal) clothes.  More stuff to hunt for in the stores!

Give us your flip story! Simply write your flip in the comment section below. And thank you to all that participate and have participated in the past….really fun to read!


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7 Responses to It’s Flippin’ Friday!! #14

  1. latenightcoffee says:

    I’m going to start today with a flip I had recently. I was perusing the shelves of “Super Thrift” when I came upon this wooden music box with the Peanuts characters dressed in their baseball outfits. The music box played “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and was about 4×3 inches. Cute little box in good shape. Only flaw was that the price had been written in Sharpie on the bottom on the wood. As Charlie Brown would say “Good Grief!”. But at 1.91…I thought I would take a chance. It ended up selling for $122.00. Evidentally, it was one of the rarer Peanuts music boxes.

  2. Jessica says:

    Well, I for one braved the weather and hit a great estate sale, but hopefully I will have stories from that one in the future…

    Great story about the music box! I would have definitely snatched that one up, my daugher sang that song for her school play audition. 🙂 I might have had to keep it. Ok, for $122, I would have sold it, ha!

    In the past week, I haven’t had any big flips. But I had a few funs ones. I found the neatest board game at an estate sale a few saturdays ago called “Why, a mystery game by Alfred Hitchcock.” Well, I adore Alfred Hitchcock, so I snatched it up probably for a few bucks since I walked out with an armload of things for $20.

    It was from the 1950s and all the pieces were there. I had such fun taking pictures of the tokens and cards and board and insturctions and box. You know Alfred Hitchcock with his dry wit and dark humor, it was apparent all through the game. I really wanted to keep it, but my kids are too young for it and it was pretty big taking up a lot of space. As it was, I had trouble finding a box to ship it! I sold it for $12 to someone who said they played it growing up and they left me a really nice feedback, so that made my day.

    Can’t wait to hear the rest of the stories and everyone stay dry and warm!

  3. Lynne says:

    I don’t know if you all do this but I will hang on to things before I list them. If I don’t list it right when I bring it home the item ends up in my ebay closet. I have had this game for awhile and finally got around to listing it. It is a Milton Bradley Simon electronic game from the 70s. Paid a $1.00 for it. It was complete with instructions, some wear to the box and in working condition. Sold it for $46.00. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get my ebay closet cleaned out and list what I already have. Thanks again for your blog and everyone’s flip stories. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

  4. I picked a Better Homes & Garden Decorating Book out of a free box recently. Ring bound, the mid 60s edition. I already own the edition that was published the year my mid-century modern house was built, but this one was fun to look at too. Didn’t need to keep 2 editions so I sold the free one on eBay for about $16. Buyer and I were both very happy!

  5. Barbara says:

    I love these stories!! I had a great flip a couple of weeks ago. Black Friday after Thanksgiving I didn’t hit the malls but went to Goodwill instead where they were having a 35% the entire store sale. Going through the toy section looking for board games (had great flips lately on Battleship games and Lite Brite!) I noticed a strange looking stuffed doll-large, black and white and made out of micro beads. It was a Mogu People pillow. I bought it for .69 cents less 35% off and sold it for $38.99!! Now I’m on the lookout for more.

  6. sraikh says:

    I had a fantastic week on ebay. In fact, my best ever.

    One of my flips was a small accordion style wooden sewing box. I bought it for $2.99 and sold it for $30. I have sold several wooden sewing boxes. They go for $40-$90.
    Another flip was a sealed brand new Stokke(expensive high chair) cushion. Bought for 99 cents and sold for $31 to someone in Norway.

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