Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sold This... Bought That

I sold this coffee table last night on craigslist. I don't think the buyer was too familiar with my city because I live on a one way street and when he left, he went the wrong way.

I went to the thrift store that was closing and didn't find anything I wanted. They had a couple of first edition Little Golden books but they were in too bad of shape. We then stopped at St Vinnies and I got this (plus I have some money left over)

The books, garbage can and shoes, I'm keeping. I have big feet and hardly ever find any shoes in my size. I know, I should buy new (my kids get new shoes)

Books for Ryker

and coffee mugs. I swore off buying them but I have a hard time leaving them behind. Except for the owl mug, these were brand new.

I love the Mona Lisa with a beard and mustache

I will be posting the mugs in my ebay store later today. Check out my other mugs here

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Finals Jan 17 - Jan 23 2015

I had 2 sales this week on Ebay. You read that right. Only 2 sales. WTF? Ebay.


Sweet Pickles Board Game $34.98 plus shipping

Vintage stamp dispenser $14.98 free shipping

If you want to see what isn't selling, click here for my Ebay store

If you would like to join my FB group click here. I will ship items if you cover the cost of shipping.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Being Thrifty A Bad Thing?

Yes, being thrifty can be a bad thing. I can't believe I did it again! If you see something you like in the thrift store, even if you think you do not have a use for it, buy it anyways. If you don't, it will not be there the next time you go.

About a week ago, I found this really cool coffee table at a thrift store downtown. They are closing at the end of this month so at the time, everything was 30% off. I was hoping to get the table at 50% off. I went back today and the table was gone. and who bought it? The same lady who bought the aluminum Christmas tree I wrote about back in December. I hate my life

Photo taken from Hazel Home FB page

Six Days

Six days without a sale on Ebay. What is one to do? Well, go shopping of course. Monday, I went to Goodwill. It is getting harder to find anything for resale as their prices have gone up quite a bit. For example, I used to be able to buy baby blankets for half the cost they are now. Since the thrift store by my house barely gets any blankets, I have no choice but to buy them at GW.

I found this Mickey Mouse baby blanket. Normally I will not buy Mickey as the market seems to be saturated but this was a Biederlack and they seem to sell for good money. I still have my large Mickey blanket from when I was a kid and those are selling for around $90. I would sell mine but it is in bad shape.

I also found this Marshall Fields blanket. There is only one other listed on Ebay that I could find and that seller is asking a ridiculous amount in my opinion.

I also picked up this new security blanket from Hallmark.

I thought these bookends were cool. Too bad they are not vintage or made in Italy as those were selling high.

The last time I sold one of these musical stages, the price had really dropped. I'm glad to see the price went back up.

Yesterday, I walked over to the thrift store with Robbie. He is in a Special Needs classroom and they did not have school yesterday. He found himself a Spiderman toy computer. He loves those things. As I was checking out, I spotted a Coach purse locked in the glass counter. Normally, I can spot a fake a mile away. This one however looked real. I asked to see it. My hunch was correct and it was real. I am trying to sell it on FB as Ebay is over saturated with them and all it takes is one competitive person to report it as fake. I'd rather not take that chance. If it doesn't sell, I will keep it for myself. You can join my FB group here. It is open to anyone and I will gladly ship if you pay for shipping.

I also found a blanket and some toys at the thrift store. You can view these items in my Ebay store here

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Finals Jan 10 - Jan 16 2015

I sold 7 items this week on Ebay and sold 2 items from my Facebook group.


Fisher Price camping play set $24.98 plus shipping

Glass fish paperweight $17.98 plus shipping

A & W plastic Peanuts cup $14.88 free shipping

Nail Train Art $29.99 plus shipping

Prestige duck security blanket $21.88 free shipping

Polyfect plastic alphabet blocks $14.98 plus shipping


Gabrielle Mohair Paddington Bear $200

On my Facebook group, I sold a box of toddler Knex pieces for $5 plus shipping and a handmade quilt for $20.

Please join my FB group. Even if you are not from my area, I can ship to you. Just message me for a shipping quote. You can check out my group here 

Check out my Ebay listings here

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Steal Of A Deal

I only purchased two things today. Both were too good of a deal to pass up. The first item I found at the thrift store downtown and the second was at St Vinnie's.

I had my eye on this bench for about a month. I messaged the owner last night on Facebook to see if she still had it at her shop and how much it was. They are going out of business. She told me it was marked at $50 but they were having 40% off so I could get it for $30. I went there this afternoon to pick it up. It was actually marked at $75 but the owner honored the $50 price she quoted me on FB. With 40% off, I only paid $30 plus tax. I was going to put Ryker's extra books in the drawer, but he had other plans and put his toys in there.

This 6' x 9" area rug was rolled up and leaning against a shelf. I asked a worker if there were any stains on it and she told me if it had stains, they would not have put it out. But she went back and checked with the worker who rolled it up and put it out on the floor. He reassured me there were no stains. I couldn't believe they only wanted $20 since everything else seems so marked up. I unrolled it in my living room and it is perfect. It really doesn't even look used.

It's a light blue. I'm hoping with 2 boys, a dog and a hubby, it stays that way.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Caboodles and Containers

I can't seem to stop buying these useful pieces of plastic. I think I have only sold two or three in all my years of reselling. They sit forever and yet I can not pass them up. On Monday, my sister and I went to the thrift store downtown and there on the shelf was a purple and green one. It was packed with beads and some sewing notions. Since I'm not a crafter, I sold the beads on Facebook for $5

I also found some vintage plastic kitchen containers. They are actually a mint green but for some reason, the photos turned out blue.

You can find both of these items in my Ebay store here