Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Why Did You Ruin That?

Last week, I was at the thrift store and way up high on a book shelf, I spotted 4 Telco animated figures. I knew some of these can go as high as $50 so I bought all 4.

Whenever you buy something that requires batteries, you run the risk of it not working. And sometimes if the item works the first time you try it, doesn't mean it will work the day you sell it. My thrift store has a no returns policy but I decided to take the gamble.

Three of them worked and one did not. I decided to list them. When researching, I realized that whomever these belonged to, did not like the Christmas theme.

Piglet should be wearing a Santa cap and scarf. There should also have been ribbon in his hands and across the honey pot.

Winnie the Pooh is missing his winter cap and the tree is missing the green branches. He is the one that doesn't work. I also noticed when I got him home, the guy bagging my items had smooched his nose in.

Eeyore is suppose to have ice skates. When the person removed them, they put a hole in his foot. They also replaced his green scarf with some Winnie the Pooh fabric.

and last but not least is Tigger. He also did not escape this DIY horror project. He is missing a Santa hat and scarf. There should be a red ribbon around the present and honey pot instead of the Winnie the Pooh fabric.

Obviously, the previous owner wanted to display these all year long. I'm hoping that there is someone else out there that would like to do the same.

To see these in my store, click here

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Now selling on Etsy. I honestly have no idea what I am doing over there so any suggestions, comments, feedback would be appreciated. Also do most Etsy shoppers prefer free shipping? Here is the link to my shop.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Da Bulls

Back in the early 90's I was obsessed with the Chicago Bulls. Who could forget the final 3 seconds of Game 6 (1993) when John Paxson scored a 3 pointer winning the game and giving the Bulls their first three peat? Who else was sad when Jordan announced his retirement in the fall of that year. Pippen, Grant and Armstrong all held their own but the Bulls were not the same without Jordan. Then in March of 95, Jordan came out of retirement. Shortly after, the controversial Dennis Rodman was added to the line up and in 1995-1998, they had their second three peat.

Ok so what does the Bulls have to do with my blog or even Ebay? Well back in those days, I coveted a Chicago Bulls Starter jacket. I wanted one so bad for Christmas but it was never meant to be. Eventually, I stopped watching the Bulls and the jacket became a distant memory until Thursday. Hanging on the rack with other donated jackets, was the Chicago bulls Starter jacket I so desperately wanted back in the 90's. I looked at the tag. $19.99 A little pricey considering all the other jackets surrounding it were priced between $3.99 to $9.99. The store is having a half off sale this Thursday and for a minute, I thought I would wait to buy it. Did I really want to take the chance of it still being there?

I knew I could at least double my money so I bought it. I was a little shocked to see I could more than double my money as some of these jackets sold between $50 - $100 If  mine doesn't sell before Christmas, I'm going to keep it. Hopefully it will fit a little better then.

To view my Chicago Bulls Jacket click here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bargain Bags

The thrift store by my house puts all their smalls into bargain bags. This can include dolls, cars, crayons, fast food toys, and other things. The prices range from .49 cents to $1.99. Sometimes you get lucky and find a few good things in each bag but most of the time, you only find one thing and end up redonating the rest.

This is what I found today. I didn't look up anything and granted they are not big money makers but since I have free listings, I might as well use them to get people into my store.

I found this Kenner Shimmers doll on Monday along with the Hasbro battling troll in one bargain bag.

This obviously wasn't in a bargain bag but it was a good price.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thrifting Finds

I have not been to GW all week but I did stop at the thrift store on Tuesday. I found a Batman costume for Ryker and some other things.

The Batman mask came in Ryker's happy meal. I asked him if he wanted to go to Bethesda to see if they had a Batman costume. They had the jump suit but no cape.

Two weeks ago, we found a Woody and Buzz Lightyear costume

I found a Caboodle. These can go for good money on Ebay. Especially one with a lot of trays. I guess crafters use them.

This second caboodle I found at the same store a few weeks ago. Both are for sale in my Ebay store.

and of course some stuffed animals.

If you press her paw, she sings "How Much Is That Doggy

I thought this monkey looked like Curious George

and a vtg Dakin St Bernard. He is missing his barrel.

Last but not least is this cute puppy planter I thought would sell in my FB garage sale group but no one has shown any interest.