It’s Flippin’ Friday! #52

It’s Flippin’ Friday once again…and while summer is almost over….the sales aren’t!

Last week, we had “flip stories” about Scrabble tiles, wooden pants hangers, Dansko leather shoes, Disney Dreamtime Carousel, a vintage wooden surveying tripod, and a Bitossi owl. Great stuff! Thanks all!

If you have had a flip you’d like to share, write your story in the comments section below! Include the name of the item and what you sold it for on your venue!

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10 Responses to It’s Flippin’ Friday! #52

  1. Nancy says:

    I had a couple of fun flips this week. One that was ultimately fun but also stressful was another Heye puzzle. I bought it for a buck and sold it for $25. I’d counted the pieces before I listed it but being the anal person I am I felt like counting them again. Well they counted out as more than what the box stated. At first I thought “well they must all be there then, there are extra!” and then I thought wait if there are ‘supposed’ to be more than 500 I have no idea what there are supposed to be. Only solution? Build the puzzle. I have one day handling time set. So ultimately I have one day to build it. I started with the edge and right away one piece was missing. I messaged the buyer after looking all over for it and said I was going to continue building it to see if I found it. Well long story short I found it, all the pieces were there and the puzzle went out to its new home. After I found the edge piece I really enjoyed making the puzzle too! Now that I know that the number on the box is sometimes rounded I don’t know if I want to deal in puzzles much more.Unless they are sealed.

    • Jeanie says:

      Oh my gosh Nancy… I counted a 500 pc puzzle last night FOUR times because I keep coming up w/504 pcs. I wonder if that’s what’s happening with mine too! I keep saying no more puzzles unless they are sealed but I keep finding cool ones that I cannot resist.

      My recent puzzle flip: bought a Thomas Kinkade puzzle for .99 and sold it for 19.99. Not too shabby.

      • Nancy says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what is happening to you too! I think I counted 3 or 4 times and kept coming up just a couple pieces over. Now I’m probably going to wonder when I do count a number identical to what is on the box if it is supposed to be two more! How can you ever know? Ugh. I enjoy making puzzles though so maybe I’m just going to have to keep putting them together.

  2. says:

    Got a vintage Fisher-Price Security Bunny for 50 cents at a flea market. Sold this week for $90 – pretty awesome! Mine was pink, I saw a blue one sell for $135.

  3. Linda says:

    Good morning! I found a Shari Lewis Lambchop fitted crib sheet at Goodwill for $2. It had one $9.99 bid until 12 seconds remaining in the auction, when the bid jumped to $31.68!

  4. I always pickup unusual magazines that fit a niche for a special interest. At a yardsale I found 2 small bundles of 2 magazines.
    The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist’s Workshop. I broke them up into small lots and posted them on ebay as auctions. I paid $5.00 for the magazines and the auctions results were $159.52 gross sales. The listings were :
    300596919531 ( $20.51 )
    350490304722 ( $25.24 )
    350490309612 ( $15.50 )
    350490314453 ( $23.50 )
    350490309070 ( $13.50 )
    350490308046 ( $16.50 )
    350490307589 ( $28.77 )
    300596916945 ( $16.00 )

  5. I have sold several vintage crewel embroidery kits lately. One was a Erica Wilson design for a crewel evening bag. That went on auction for $29, paid $1. I also have had some cross stitch kits listed but never a “no count cross stitch” kit. When I listed it I just listed it the same as I had been listing my other kits, $9.99, I paid 75c for the kit. The no count cross stitch kit sold in 22 minutes!! After the sale I looked up the average sell thru rate….$12. When will I learn to check EVERY item? Of course if I had listed it higher it probably would not have sold so quickly.

  6. shannon says:

    This week I listed some dishes by Heath Ceramics of CA. They were free to me at an estate sale. (score!!) I sold 2 of the bowls immediately for $25 each.

  7. Gina says:

    I picked up a set of 5 sealed, new-in-box, genuine (original) HP toners, for $15 at my favorite thrift shop. Sold them for a total of over $200 with free shipping. One warning: they were expired, which I made a note of and didn’t think was a big deal since they were sealed, but one buyer (out of 2) was peeved that I hadn’t put the full expiration date in the listing. (He also apparently didn’t realize that I’d put EXPIRED in red letters in the listing). He kept it though, and the other buyer was happy – no complaints there! In future, I’d be sure to put the expiration date in the listing!

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