Top eBay Sales: July 2015

It has been a whirlwind of a month!  Unfortunately, with everything that summer brings we were nowhere near out goal of listing 5 new things a day.  We have pushed over 300 active listings but still have a long ways to go!  Jobs, family outings, house cleaning, adventuring, and church all come before our eBaying.  Nevertheless, we do have some great sales and eBay selling tips to share!  Enjoy!

p.s. Yes…we know we actually included 12 sales.

Item: Women’s Pearl Izumi Tri Fly IV Carbon Neon Cycling Shoes – Eur 42
Paid Price: $10.00
Sale Price: $49.95
Shipping: Buy Paid
Notes: Have you ever seen lumpy old men biking down the street and thought, “Wow they must be serious!  They have all the spandex, the helmet, the shoes, and all!”  The truth is, everyone that gets into road biking thinks they need all that stuff…and it’s expensive.  So there is a roaring trade for clean, gently used biking gear.  Pearl Izumi gear such as these shoes is a particularly good seller.  These probably could have gone for more but it was fee time and they went up for auction.

Item: Vintage Trend Pacific Bauhaus – 4 Complete Settings – Bowls Salad Plate Saucers
Paid Price: $16
Sale Price: $200
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Unfortunately, this was another great product that we got impatient with and put up for auction.  It sat for a few months and we tried to be patient, but the real deal is that it took up too much space in our storage.  Any sort of vintage stone-wear usually sells well.  We tend to stay out of the dishware world of thrifting and eBay but if we see a complete set for sale such as this one we figure it’s always worth looking up.

Item: Castelli Cycling Leotard Bib Shorts – Women’s Size Medium – NWT
Paid Price: $12.00
Sale Price: $85.00
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Another example of biking gear selling for a great price!  Most anything with tags is worth looking up and that was the secret to finding this.  It’s a European cycling bib that somehow made it to a Thrift store in Utah (unused) and was then resold to a woman in the UK!

Item: 95 96 97 98 99 Nissan Maxima Infiniti I30 Cd Tape Radio Player Deck PN-2213I
Paid Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $80.00
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: This is an extremely profitable but risky area of sales.  Car stereos are a dime a dozen at thrift stores around here.  This one we paid $5 for and sold for $80 within a month.  The problem with these is that they must be tested before selling! Otherwise you’re just begging for negative feedback and returns.  This one we took a risk and sold untested but we were very explicit in the listing that it was sold as-is/for parts and had not guarantee of working.

Item: Vintage Men’s MARKER Snowsuit – XL
Paid Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $49.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: If you haven’t yet tapped into the world of vintage snowsuits you’re missing out.  If you have and know a good way to picture them, let us know!  This one sold in just a couple weeks to a buyer overseas.

Item: NWT “Aurora” Miraclesuit Women’s Swimming Suit
Paid Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $84.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Everyone wants to look skinnier and they’ll pay through the nose to do it!  “Slimming” suits are a great seller, especially if they new with tags like this one.

Item: Simms Half Zip Fleece Pullover Jacket – Men’s Size XL
Paid Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $49.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Simms is a high-ish end clothing brand but, even though I love to fish, I had no idea!  This is another instance where digging through everything on the aisle and touching things paid off.  I went through every jacket/sweater in the store and looked up those that felt quality!

Item: The Territory Ahead Indian Blanket Color Scheme Button Down – Men’s XLT
Paid Price: $4.00
Sale Price: $29.95
Shipping: Free
Notes: 
The Territory Ahead shirts are often hit and miss.  Those with loud colors and/or unusual sizing seem to sell the best.  This one was and XLT so there was no way we could leave it behind.  If you’re not tall or have never bought clothing for a tall person, it can be pure misery finding clothing this fits well.  Tall sizings sell much faster and for much higher prices!

Item: Tommy Bahama Lot Of 2 Pair Shorts – 100% Linen & Silk – Relax Paradise Men’s 36
Paid Price: $10
Sale Price: $44.50
Shipping: Buy Paid
Notes: If you catch a fish, keep fishing!  It’s amazing how often we find products together in the exact same size.  When you find something great, look for other things the person may have donated with it!  These shorts might have gone for more separately but we chose to take the quick profits and sell them as a lot.

Item: Vintage TOMMY HILFIGER Heavy Winbreaker Jacket – Men’s Size Medium – Red
Paid Price: $4.00
Sale Price: $59.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: One of our best sellers has been vintage Tommy Hilfiger jacket this summer!  Most of them go overseas but hey, money is money!  When finding them, look for ones that are mid 80’s to 90’s in great condition.  The more bold and obnoxious the Hilfiger is the better.  We’ve even sold ones that are ripped up but have a large HILFIGER emblazoned across the chest.  This one took about 2 months to sell.

Item: Tretorn Skymra Mid SL Gore-tex Gray Gum Sole Mens Shoes Size 10
Paid Price: $16
Sale Price: $54.95
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: Anything Gore-Tex that is reasonably priced is a must buy for us.  Whether in shoes, jackets, or pants, people love Gore-Tex!  The great things is, for a company to use the fabric, they have to put a large Gore-Tex label on the product which makes it easy to find!  These shoes cost more than we usually pay and took about 3 months to sell but we were patient and confident.

Item: Vintage Ray Ban Rituals – Orange Tortise Shell Women’s Sunglasses
Paid Price: $15

Sale Price: 49.95
Shipping: Free
Notes: When we get bored and can’t get out to thrift, we thrift on eBay!  These glasses we picked up from an ametuer seller who wasn’t sure how to classify them or what to start the bid out.  We paid $15 all in including shipping and flipped them within a week for a healthy $25 dollar profit.  Almost without even leaving the couch!

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