I haven't had much of anything exciting going on, eBay-wise. I went yard saling Friday morning. Remember I mentioned that the neighboring borough had lifted the yard sale permit requirement, so I was expecting there to be lots and lots of yard sales? There were 2. Two. What a wasted effort. But there was a different community that was having their community sale, so I made up for it there. I found a few goodies.
My favorite is this cutie:
Isn't he absolutely darling?!?!? He's in perfect condition - no chips or crazing at all. Definitely vintage though. I snapped him right up off the table! For only a dollar!! A DOLLAR, people! I feel like I ripped the lady off!
After that sale, I was quite discouraged by all the boutique pricing that people seem to think is completely acceptable at yard sales. A blog that I read recently (how embarrassing that I forget whose it was!!) made an interesting statement: "If you are sitting on your lawn selling things, don't expect Macy's prices." That hits the nail on the head. Your items are sitting on your yard. Which is made up of grass and mud. And you want me to pay this much for that!?!? I don't think so.
But just a couple other goodies we found:
-2 pairs of ice skates in their boxes (I usually do "ok" with ice skates, but they sit for awhile)
-a new-in-the-box board game that turned out to be a total dud, but I bought it without looking it up, because my family will probably play it anyway
-5 boxes of vintage colorforms. Not convinced these were a great investment, but they were only 50 cents a box, so I figure even I flip them for $9.99, I've done alright.
After we gave up on the yard sales, I asked the kids who all wanted to go to Goodwill. ALL OF THEM SHOUTED, "I DO!!" Can you believe it?!?! Well, the 9 month old didn't, but the other four did. So off we went. I haven't set foot in a Goodwill since March 26. I had most of my unlisted inventory caught up, and we'd had a dud of a yard sale morning, so I figured why not. I'm glad we did. We found a couple goodies there too!
-vintage Mall Madness (which I still haven't checked for completeness, but it was only 50 cents)
-NIP Harry Potter Lego set (WOOT!)
-a Leap Frog plush that's a dud, but my
-2 Ralph Lauren men's 2X button down shirts
-Pendleton linen blouse
-Christian Dior floral blouse (a new brand for me - I've never found any before, so we'll see)
- a NWT $60 Chereskin sweater, which turned out to have a big honkin' hole in it that I somehow overlooked until AFTER I took the Goodwill barb off :(
-a NWT women's Disney sweatshirt
-Dansko slingbacks! I haven't found any Danskos in a long time, and these are really cute! And in excellent condition!
Nothing very exciting in the sales department either. I did sell a cycling jersey. It was returned to me last week for fit. I relisted it and sold it 2 days later for $8 more. Yay! It's been a typically slow holiday weekend. I'm hoping these thunderstorms keep people indoors tomorrow and on their computer shopping, rather than outside picnicking :)
Did I mention that we put a deposit down on my new storage building last week?? We ended up having to custom order it to get it exactly the way we wanted it, so it will be about 4-6 weeks. Which is good, because the way we custom ordered it will require a couple more weeks to get the rest of the money ;-) But I'm super-excited about it. It will have a 12' x 4' loft (packing peanut storage!!) and a 12' x 2' built-in workbench! The space will be simply glorious!!