Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thrift Store Finds

I wasn't going to go to the thrift store yesterday because it is so difficult to go with both boys. My one child is deaf and the other doesn't listen. So together in a thrift store is a nightmare. I went anyways and Robbie (my child who is deaf) found another lite brite. He has always been fascinated with lights ever since he was a baby. He also likes view masters and those toy computers.

Their plush bin was over flowing and it was hard to sort through especially since Ryker decided to run all over the store and not stay in the toy aisle. (yes, I am one of those parents. Sorry about that) He is usually good about not bothering people and putting things back.

Anyways, here is what I found. Does anyone recognize this monkey? The tag was removed.


The tag on this puppy read C.C. I'm assuming it is Carlton Cards but if I am wrong, please correct me.


Angry Bird Pig




I have sold this bear once before. He seems to be a decent seller. He is by Fisher Price.



I'm surprised that Barney still sells. I'm not sure what this one does as I have not tested him yet. I also found a Barney blanket but it was stained so it is in the wash.


Some Easter bunnies. They are Walmart brand so I'm sure they are not worth much but they are pretty cute.



I found a set of Old Maid cards. There are a couple missing but I couldn't resist. The graphics are awesome.



I thought these bracelets were cute. I tried one on in the store and had a hard time getting it off. They are made from soda can tabs. I thought of making some and selling them on Ebay but there isn't much money to be made with them.




and who can resist Rainbow Brite. I'm not good at putting puzzles together but the bottom was marked "all pieces here" so I hope that is accurate.



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Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Finals April 12 - April 18 2014

I should be folding my laundry but instead I'm posting a blog on my pathetic sales this week. I thought last week was bad, but no, this one takes the prize. I am grateful I did get 4 sales. Unfortunately, my printer decided it no longer wants to do it's job, and I need to take 3 packages to the post office. I could print the labels at the library but it is so hard to get a computer there and time is money.

Anyways, unless noted, items had free shipping.

Habitat For Humanity Sawyer bear $18.98



Winnie Pooh Tigger Blanket $34.99



vtg juice glasses Best Offer $19.99 plus shipping



Nordic sizzler plates $17.99 plus shipping



I'm selling my store mascot. I got a new one that works so if you are in the market for a Murduck, The Original Scrubba Ducky, click here and get him while he lasts.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Thrifty Finds

It sure doesn't look like spring is here. Mother Nature does not want to cooperate as evident in this photo.


But it has to arrive sometime, right? So what better way to be prepared than with these rubber boots.


Aren't they cute? I hardly ever find any type of shoe in my size so I was surprised to find these and scooped them up.

Other things I found today.




The coin purse in the lower right is actually a sewing kit. I have it listed on Ebay.



I love the Barbie kitchen set. I wish I had something like that when I was a kid. The oven lights up when you press a button. You can see it here on Ebay






Not sure why I picked up the freezer containers. They aren't worth much (around $10) so I will probably keep those for myself. You can never have too many storage containers, right?  The Barney is listed on Ebay and I will probably list the ringa majigs tomorrow.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Checking It Off My Want List

I have been wanting a library card catalog for some time. Unfortunately, they can be quite pricey. A few days ago we were coming back from McDonalds and I noticed a consignment shop I hadn't seen before. I'm sure it has been there for awhile. My husband doesn't like to go thrifting so I thought I would walk over there when the weather was good. Thursday, I had my chance.



On top of a dresser was a library card catalog. I looked it over and while it wasn't in pristine shape, it wasn't terrible either. I checked the price tag. I didn't have enough funds in my paypal so I left empty handed.

Luckily the next day, I sold two items on Ebay and had enough to cover the cost. I couldn't remember the name of the shop to call so I googled consignment shop and the avenue it was on and my city and their facebook page popped up. I called and asked if they still had the card catalog. They did and I told her I would be there shortly to pick it up.


It is quite heavy and my sister and I had a hard time getting it into her clown car. (Seriously, she has a clown car. You can't fit anything into it)

I plan on having my husband put heavy duty casters on it and using it as a coffee table like the one here.




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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Finals April 5 - April 11 2014

I had 9 sales this week on Ebay. Unless noted, items had free shipping.

Fisher Price Sing Along radio $34.99



VTG Popples small $24.99 plus shipping to Portugal



earth shoes on sale $34.99



Damaged Eddie Bauer coat Best Offer $25 plus shipping



Lion King blanket On Sale $26.99



Nordic Wear Sizzler plates $24.99



Strawberry Shortcake house $15.99



Polly Pocket Bluebird compact $14.99




Pokemon Munna Plush $12.99



Miss out on these finds? Check out my store here

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Big Hug Mug

Yes, my friends, I found a Big Hug Mug. What you ask is a Big Hug Mug? Well, it is a mug that looks like the one Matthew McConaughey uses as an ashtray in the HBO series True Detective. The particular mug that appears on the show is from FTD and was last produced in 1999. The selling price on Ebay is between $60 to $100.





You can buy my mug here

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Scarce Finds

I hadn't found much for resale this week. I went to 3 different thrift stores too. It seems to be harder and harder to find something with a good profit margin with the thrift stores raising their prices.

Got this stroller and baby for Ryker (yes he is a boy but I don't want to tell him he can't play with certain toys. I'm sure my hubby won't be pleased)



Here's what I found today.


I had never seen or heard of the wooden viking until I saw it on another blog. Someone was showing off their collections. He was a bit pricey in my opinion but I'm going to keep him. I asked the manager to let me know if they get any more.


The lemonade pitcher and bar set I'm selling in my Etsy shop.



I found these t.v. trays on Monday. I passed on them because I did not want to pay that much. But the next day I went back with my sister and got them. I'm keeping them.


I bought these boots at the same shop I got the t.v. trays. After wearing them for a few hours, they are uncomfortable. I put them up for sale on Facebook.


A few weeks ago, I found a Hullabaloo game in the box. It was missing a triangle. I found one Monday without a box so I bought it to complete my other game.


I always pick up these Fisher Price Superstar stages. I haven't found one in awhile and am happy to see they have held their price on Ebay. They will still sell even if they are missing the microphone.



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