It’s Flippin’ Friday! #53

Hello everyone and happy fall!!!! The sales are picking up and the flips are o’plenty!

Last Flippin’ Friday, we had some great flip stories about a Heye puzzle, a Fisher-Price Security Bunny Blanket, a Shari Lewis Lambchop fitted crib sheet, and The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist’s Workshop magazines. Great stuff…thanks all!

What have you got for us this week? Simply write your flip in the comments section below. Include what you paid for the item, what you sold it for, and any other juicy details.

Come back tomorrow for “Weekend Wonder”…a great place to ask questions or share knowledge about the “biz”.

And if you have any Halloween themed listings…link them up in this week’s “Show and Sell” collection on the right hand side. Great way to get more people looking at your items!

Have a great weekend, happy hunting, and happy listing!

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7 Responses to It’s Flippin’ Friday! #53

  1. Nancy says:

    Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Value Guide. Paid 0.89 cents and made a quick $20. It’s not even the current guide it was 1973-2006. Got it at the GW.

  2. I went to an estate sale a couple weekends ago that turned out to be a total trash hoarder sale. I didn’t see anything I was interested in, and I wasn’t willing to dig around in anything filthy either. As DH and I were walking out, I say a bright yellow booklet on the table that had Fire King on the cover. I bought it for $0.25.

    Got it out to do some research and found out it is a highly collectible cookbook from Anchor Hocking/Fire King from 1944. I looked at all the prices and decided that I would be happy with $25.00 for it. It sold in a couple of days! I could have sold it for more, but I am happy with my profit on this sale!

  3. Susan says:

    I bought eight recent (copyright dates later than 2006) college textbooks at a garage sale for a total of $2.00. Listed them on a few days later, and one sold within 24 hours for about $8.00. Saturday morning I opened my email to find that another one sold, for $27.95, and the buyer needed overnight shipping. This was an opportunity for me to polish my shipping skills and hopefully score great feedback. Here’s the feedback left by the buyer – “This seller is awesome! Needed book right away and she overnighted it.”

    I started reselling college texts when my son went to college in 2006, and shortly thereafter discovered that they can be had for a song at yard sales. The key is getting my hands on recent editions. I have also learned to take into account the weight of the book when setting my listing price at; sometimes their standard shipping reimbursement doesn’t cover the expense of shipping a heavy text.

    I take a bit of perverse pleasure in doing my small part to undermine the college textbook industry – new book prices in university bookstores are ridiculous!

  4. Jeanie says:

    I bought a 1976 Made in Japan Merry Mushroom wall clock in a thrift store for $2 and it sold for $51. I started the auction at $19.99 with a buy it now price of $24… little did I know it would more than double that! đŸ™‚

    Special shout out for sending me to the Shipping Supplies link at the top of your blog, I ordered a bunch of polymailers yesterday and received my order today! I’m only 3 hrs from the place so UPS got it here quick. Thanks!

  5. Valerie says:

    Found a Red Riding Hood Costume (adult size) at a sale at Salvation Army- paid $2 — it sold for $35. Also sold a 2000 piece Kodacolor puzzle for $16.00 ( I bought it for $1). It sold within just a couple hours of listing it- should’ve priced it higher!

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