Top eBay Sales: August 2015

August was another month of strong (for summer) sales.  Although our volume is still a bit down from winter we managed to have some fun and take a trip to Costa Rica which was paid for 100% through our eBay sales.  We had to include 14 items this time because most all of them are consistent fun seller which you can use to make money from home!

Item: Salomon Irony 7.5 CF – Women’s 24.5 Size 7 Ski Boot
Paid Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $54.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Ski boots are always a hot item.  And by “hot” I mean they’re expensive and will always sell.  I do not mean they will sell fast.  These sat around for a couple month before heading of to….Florida.

Item: Polhemus Celestial Computer CPU-41/P with Case and Manual
Paid Price: $1.99
Sale Price: $74.96
Shipping: Buyer Paid
This one one of those things we bought on a whim without looking it up.  Old, great condition, and weird: we’ll buy it every time.  It turned out to be a war era air navigation system.  I’d say be on the lookout but they seem to be quite rare.  Always follow your gut though!

Item: Vintage Wilderness Experience Daypack
Paid Price: $1
Sale Price: 39.50
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Vintage backpacks, especially hiking backpacks such as this one sell well and they sell fast.  This one sat around for only a week or so before heading off to it’s new home.  It did have a rip in the top but in the hiking world, duct tape is a totally acceptable fix.

Item: Dell 3010cn Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Toner – Set of 4 – GENUINE OEM
Paid Price: $5
Sale Price: $71.95
Shipping: Free!
Notes: These were actually acquired online for resale.  If you’ve never heard of an app called Yerdle, check it out.  It’s where we give away all our things that don’t sell and acquire things that we think will.  We got these for $50 Yerdle Dollars and $5 shipping.  They sold within a month.

Item: Hawaiian Style Disney Tiki Men’s Button Down Shirt XXL
Paid Price: $4.99
Sale Price: $39.95
Shipping: Free
Notes: Disney shirts sell, Hawaiian shirts sells, and large sizes sell.  Put them all together and you end up with this item of beauty!

Item: ECCO Brown Leather Ankle Boots – Water Resistant – Men’s Size 45 / 11-11.5 US
Paid Price: $12.95
Sale Price: $69.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Ecco is a mid-level brand known for their high quality leather shoes.  If they’re in good shape, I’ll always pick up Ecco shoes or, in this case, boots.  These sat for about 3 months before selling.

Item: TRIPLE FAT GOOSE Mens L Hooded Long Down Trench Knee Toggle Sport Coat Jacket
Paid Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $149.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: I had never heard of Triple Fat Goose before I saw this coat but I knew right away that it was a keeper.  Every time I see a puffy coat I check to see if it’s down.  Down always sells!

Item: Men’s Harley Davidson Motorcycle – Las Vegas Nevada Shirt – Size XXXL 3X
Paid Price: $2.99
Sale Price: $19.99
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: If you insist of selling t-shirts, Harley shirts are always a safe bet.  The bigger they are and the older they are the better.  I’ve seen vintage Harley shirts go for over $400 on bid.  This one was not one of those unfortunately and sat for almost 4 months before selling.

Item: NIKE AIR ZOOM FLIGHT THE GLOVE Black & White Volt Poison Green Sz 13 Gary Payton
Paid Price: $9.95
Sale Price: $60
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: If you see a pair of Nikes and think anything like, “Man those are weird/ugly/old!”  throw them in your cart as fast as you can.  Unusual models of Nikes have a cult following like none other.  This pair actually sold 2 other times before someone ended up paying.

Item: Women’s NORTH FACE Purple Denali Fleece Full Zip Jacket Sweater XL
Paid Price: $4.99
Sale Price: $36.71
Shipping: Buyer Paid.
Notes: The North Face jackets and coats used to be one of our most exciting finds.  Now however, every seller is on the lookout and the market is much fatter than it was a year or two ago.  Jackets and coats are still worth picking up and almost always sell even with flaws.  This one sat for a couple months before selling on sale.

Item: Lot Of 3 RCA Visys 4 Line Phones – Included Stands
Paid Price: $10.50
Sale Price: $129.99
Shipping: Buy Paid
Notes: When I see groups of items which seem to be donated by a business I always grab them.  This lot I tested which greatly increased their value.  If you can’t test something, sell it as parts!

Item: Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington And Sally Mug – Disney
Paid Price: $.99
Sale Price: $24.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: I rarely buy mugs these days.  Yes they’re cheap, yes they can be valuable, but I have to sell what I actually enjoy and digging through shelves of mugs and then storing the darn things for months until they sell is not a good time.  I usually only pick up mugs if they, like this one, will go for $20+

Paid Price: $9.95
Sale Price: $69.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: If you haven’t already figured it out, I *love leather.  Especially leather shoes.  Vintage ones.  These boots sat for less than a month before heading off to their new home.  Check out our how to page to see how we revived them from the beat up state.

Item: Skecher Tone Ups Flip Flops – Black With Sequins – Women’s Size 9
Paid Price: $2.99
Sale Price: $25.50
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Why these sell I’ll never know.  Shape-ups and Tone-ups are always worth picking up.  These were a worn condition but I guess whoever got them didn’t care!  They sold in about 2 weeks.

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