Sunday, August 12, 2012

Road Trip Goodies, Batch #2

Before I show you batch #2 ... an update from batch #1 already!  I sold my Nightmare III game! When I actually sat down to list it, I decided to aim high with a best offer and see what would happen. I was stunned when it sold for my full asking price a mere 26 minutes after I listed it! So add this one to your BOLO list:

Now, on to today's goodies...

NEW Wilton Comfort Grip Tulip Cookie Cutter
I saw this on the shelf at Goodwill and walked right by it, but a few steps later, a memory triggered. I vaguely remembered someone somewhere saying that some of these do well, so I looked it up. And then I snatched it up and threw it in my cart. This particular cutter recently sold (USED) for $30 + shipping. This one is new, so I'm going to aim high. I paid 97 cents for it :-D

12" Talking Buzz LightYear
I haven't researched this one lately, but I remember looking it up once before and seeing that it does pretty well. I will add a video to my listing, showing that it does work. I hope that doesn't end up backfiring, once the buyer realizes how annoying this toy is and decides not to buy it after all.

Balderdash board game
This is my mom's. She asked me to list it last month, and if it didn't sell, she was going to put it in our yard sale this weekend. I completely forgot. Here it is yard sale week and I forgot to list it, but I'm going to anyway. It's not a high-dollar seller, but I'm confident I can get more on eBay than she would get for it at a yard sale.

Leap Frog Alphabet Go Fish and Math Rummy
I still haven't decided whether I'm going to sell this or keep it for my preschoolers. I haven't researched it yet, so that will be when I decide.

NEW Pixos Ocean Set
I don't know anything about Pixos. I don't know what they are or what you do with them. But Rachel from The Selling Sisters has mentioned them a couple times, so I texted her from the store to see if I should buy these. She said to go for it, but that they might sit until closer to Christmas. I'm okay with that.

TI-83 Graphing Calculator
I couldn't believe my luck with this one. It was in my favorite huge dirty, unorganized thrift store that doesn't price their stuff. I asked how much it was. He said, "That's the TI-83. That's a really expensive one new, so ... how about $2?"  Um. Yeah, okay! There's no cover or manual, but I should still be able to get a minimum of $60, and probably fairly quickly, since it's back-to-school time right now.

Horse etched roly poly glasses
I took a chance on these. They have silver bands around the center. There are equestrian scenes etched on the silver. I wasn't able to find this exact set listed currently or in completeds. I will have to do more research before I list them, but I'm hoping for at least $20-25 for the set.

Towle silver mother-of-pearl chips/veggies and dip tray
I overspent on this. I couldn't find this exact tray listed, but there was a divided vegetable serving dish with the same mother-of-pearl design that recently sold for nearly $90, so I decided to take a chance on it. I paid $12 for it, which is more than I usually spend on something I know nothing about. But I knew I could at least double my money, but I'm hoping for closer to $50.

8 quart Revere Ware stockpot
I always have pretty good luck with Revere Ware. I only paid $3.97 for this one. It does show some wear, but I am still hoping for around $40-50.

16 quart Revere Ware stockpot
This one, on the other hand, should fetch me a pretty penny. I've never seen a Revere Ware stockpot this large. And it is in excellent shiny condition. It is absolutely gorgeous, and if it wasn't such a good reseller, I would be tempted to keep it for myself. But I need the cash more than I need an extra-large stockpot that I would use twice a year. Hoping for closer to $100 on this one.

And as usual, I found a bunch of denim skirts. The brown one in the top center is a name I've never heard of, but it had a high retail price tag on it and was only $2, so I bought it. The bottom left is a Ralph Lauren golf skirt. Its retail tag said $98, so I'll hope for $40-50 on it. I only paid $3 for it.

This should be plenty to keep me busy tonight :)


  1. Thanks for sharing all your finds. I really appreciate the info you provide!

  2. Wow, very nice finds! I'm sure you already have, but be sure to carefully check the top rim of those Revere pans. I've had 2 Clinton, IL Revere stock pots in my own collection that have cracked at the top... like they weren't strong enough to handle being moved around while full.

  3. Great finds, thanks for sharing. The TI-83 is a great calculator, my daughter has used hers for the first three years of high school years, and as far as I know she'll be using it for her AP Calculus class this upcoming school year. It's a perfect time to be selling one. Again, WOW!

  4. Be sure to check into the pixos. They were recalled when they were first on the market. The substance inside the balls included GHB, a harmful drug.

    1. It looks like when these were first put out on the market, they were called Aqua Dots, and they were in fact coated with GHB. That version was recalled. They reformulated the product and have re-released it as Pixos. So from what I can tell, it looks like the Pixos are safe, but the Aqua Dots are not.

      Still ... to anyone needing to know for sure, I'd recommend doing your own research.

  5. If you still have the tulip cookie cutter I'd love to purchase. Congrats on a great find. How much are you asking? Thanks

    1. Hi! I do still have the cookie cutter. I did a lot of research and found the same cookie cutter (new on card) that sold on eBay last spring for $90 + shipping! So I actually have it listed in my store right now for $99.99 or best offer. It has really gotten a lot of interest, views, watchers, and offers. I know that price sounds crazy, but if it happened once, it can happen again :)