Top eBay Sales: August 2016

August was an amazing month!  Our eBay sales were finally breaking out of their summer slump, we had a baby, and WE HAD A BABY!  Increased sales could not have come at a better time to help pay for all those extra bills!  If you’re wondering what to sell on eBay, wonder no more!  We know we went a bit overboard this month and included a ton of sales, but the more BOLOs the merrier!  Enjoy!

Item: Salomon Men’s Spikecross 3 CS Trail Running Shoe – Size 8
Paid Price: $10
Sale Price: $74.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: These shoes hung around forever but we refused to accept any of the many offers we received.  This line of shoes is discontinued and this pair was in pristine condition.  Stick to your guns!

Item: Disney Catalog Winnie The Pooh Counted Cross Stitch The Pooh Afghan Rug 13550 – Incomplete
Paid Price: $2
Sale Price: $19.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​This flip started off as a disappointment.  We expected to flip it for $35 or so but when we got it home we found that it was complete….minus instructions.  We threw it up hoping some brave soul would take it on as a project anyway and it sold in about a month.

Item: Bunn Low Profile Auto Brewer VLPF Coffee Machine Maker #07400.0005
Paid Price: $10
Sale Price: $199.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid!  If we had offered free shipping we would have priced it at $259.95ish.
Notes: ​Don’t be afraid of shipping big things!  We got a good enough deal on this that we new we could price it competitively, even with shipping.

Item: The North Face Hyvent Shell – Men’s Size Large
Paid Price: $7
Sale Price: $59.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​The North Face clothing of any sort always sells well.  If you want a premium price be prepared to wait for awhile as the market is fairly saturated.

Item: Authentic Halliburton Zero Carbon Fiber Rolling Carry On Suit Case
Paid Price: $8
Sale Price: $299.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: ​Lucky for us, everyone else saw the huge crack/hole in the corner of this suitcase and passed it up.  As soon as we touched it we new it was quality.  A quick check google showed that they company does do repairs on this suitcase, and new versions currently go for over $3,000 on eBay.  We chose not to get the case fixed and merely sell as is.  We originally priced it at $500 and had some interest but lowered in to get a quick sale to pay some baby bills.

Item: Washington Redskins DIRECTV NFL Remote – Super Bowl
Paid Price: $4.99 (It came in a bag of other random bits which we re-donated)
Sale Price: $39.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​We’d complain about the Redskins…if they hadn’t helped us to sell this remote in less than a week.  We always pick up items with specific team branding and hold out for a die hard fan to buy it.

Item: Sony Walkman WM-FX401 – Rare New In Package Vintage Casette Tape Player – Package Damage
Paid Price: $31.91 (eBay Auction)
Sale Price: $99.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: ​Damaged packaging or not, Sony CD and tape players that are still sealed command premium prices on eBay.  Some, such as this one, take awhile to sell (5 months in this case) but be patient.  They are only getting more rare as days go by.

Item: Trimshaper by Miraclesuit Women’s Averi One-Piece Swimsuit – Black Size 16
Paid Price: $8
Sale Price: $59.50
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​We are always on the lookout for “shaping, toning, or trimming” articles of clothing.  Swimsuits in particular have been excellent sellers for us and as this one was new with tags it sold in just a couple weeks.  The bigger the size the better!

Item: Deuter Expedition 90 + 10 Internal Frame Backpack
Paid Price: $25
Sale Price: $119.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: We actually found this pack on our local classifieds.  Since we do a lot of backpacking and camping ourselves, we knew that this pack was extremely under priced and we flipped it within a week.  (We actually bought two of these packs together and the other one is still listed at a price of $150)

Item: Dale Of Norway Front Clasp Wool Sweater – Women’s Size Small 40
Paid Price: $6
Sale Price: $69.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: ​Dale of Norway cardigans are the holy grail of the sweater racks.  They are very recognizable by both sight and feel.  This one we spotted the sleeve of as we strolled down the aisle and casually stuck it into the cart of the way past.  It was in great condition so we priced it high and it took about 2 months to sell.

Item: Vintage Orvis Hunter Green Wool Button Down Jacket
Paid Price: $14.95
Sale Price: $105 (Best Offer)
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​Any heavy wool articles from well known brands (Orvis, Pendleton, Filson, etc.) sell extremely well.  This vintage jacket was in like new condition and we let it sit for around 10 months before accepting a best offer.

Item: US Open Backpack – Red & Black – Wilson
Paid Price: $5
Sale Price: $49.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​When we first listed this pack we had a buyer message us 2-3 times a week asking us to lower the price to $30 w/ free shipping.  He/she said things like, “hey at least you’d have a sale…” and “$30 is better than nothing…” etc.  If they had been a bit more polite we probably would have sold it for $30 but their attitude made us stubborn, we decline time after time, and eventually sold it for full price.

Item: $198 Authentic Coach 23473 Poppy Metallic Signature Sateen Black Tote Bag
Paid Price: $8
Sale Price: $59.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​How this purse made it onto the floor at Savers instead of being stuck in the cabinet we’ll never know.  Some research helped us determine that it was indeed authentic coach.  It sat for around 4 months before selling.

Item: Vintage .925 Sterling Silver Multi Colored Enameled Hot Air Balloon Earrings
Paid Price: $4
Sale Price: $29.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​We have had very poor luck selling jewelry in the past as it it an overly saturated market.  The only area we care to delve into is vintage jewelry and then only if the price is right.  We watched these at our local thrift store for awhile until they were half off and, to our surprise, the sold within a week!

Item: Lot of 6 Shark Vacuum Attachments – FC500 Series – Pet Hair – Power Brush
Paid Price: $8
Sale Price: $74.95
Shipping: ​Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​Vacuum attachments are always excellent sellers for us.  These were all in like new condition.  We could have made more by parting them out but chose to do in the lazy (time efficient) way and sell them as a lot.

Item: BOTKIER Silver Metallic Glimmer Shoulder Purse / Shoulder Bag
Paid Price: $5
Sale Price: $53.50
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​​This purse we only found because it was so darn ugly.  I couldn’t help but look it up and was happy to find that the brand sold for great prices on eBay!  I had never heard of the brand and apparently no one else had either as the purse took about 7 months to sell.

Item: Swanndri Men’s 100% Wool Bushshirt – Lace Up Front – Blue & Black – XXXL
Paid Price: $10
Sale Price: $149.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​​​We had never heard of the brand, but the “100% Wool” tag convinced us to buy it without even looking it up.  It turned out to be a bush shirt from Australia that took about 5 months to head to its new home.

Item: Anthropologie Sleeping On Snow Cardigan 3D Flowers Wool Blend – Medium
Paid Price: $6
Sale Price: $34.97 (Sold on Sale)
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: ​​​​Anthropologie pieces of all kinds are typically easy to recognize.  We figure that the odder or uglier the pieces are the better they sell.    This cardigan fell into the odd but awesome category so we priced it high and let it sit for a couple months before getting to pack it up.Have you sold anything great this past month?

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