I always look in the baggies of toy dishes at Value Village to see if there is anything good amongst the blah and rubbish. A few months back I found a bag with 2 Baby Alive bottles that make sucking and burping sounds. I finally got around to listing them, and both sold within just a few days. (The rest that is not eBay worthy I will put into my own baggy and re-sell at an upcoming consignment sale.)
|Baby Alive bottle with sounds
Paid $3ish for the bag; Sold $14.95/ea – shipping
Still have extras to sell at consignment sale
|John Deere play keys
Paid $0.25 at consignment-ish sale; Sold $14.95 – shipping
I had read somewhere that Caboodles sell well. I found one a couple weeks ago at Value Village, and a second one the next week. I finally listed both the same day. A smaller one instantly had a bunch of watchers, but this bigger one was the first to sell.
Paid $5.24; Sold $49.95 – shipping
I love finding Thomas Duplos! I actually have a bunch I need to get listed. My goal was to get them all listed before Christmas, but alas, it did not happen. Almost all those that I did list have sold.
|James Duplo Train
Paid $40 for a huge lot at a yard sale last summer
Sold James for $24.95 – shipping
I am a plush lover who cannot be bothered with Beanie Babies. They have never seemed like they were worth the effort. This guy, however, I will make an exception for. He’s so cute! He was the “extra” in a bag from Value Village.
|Boo-Hoo Halloween Owl Beanie Baby
Paid $1ish?; Sold $17.50 – shipping
Last summer I picked up Stephenie Meyer books when I found them cheap. I am sure I didn’t pay more than $1 for any of these, at most. Imagine my surprise when I got the 5 together and realized I didn’t have any duplicates! I sold them as a lot.
|Stephenie Meyer Book Lot
Paid $3ish?; Sold $29.95 – shipping
For some reason I really liked this Ugly Christmas Sweater, and I actually thought about keeping it for myself. But I knew I would never actually wear it, so to eBay it went. My hesitation in listing it caused me to price it a tad higher than my other sweaters I was selling.
|Ugly Christmas Sweater
Paid $2.50 at Rummage Sale; Sold $34.95 – shipping
I bought three plush last month at a consignment sale – Simba, Eeyore, and Minnie below. I paid $7 total for the three. Minnie was the last to sell (in less than a month), for a grand total of $94.85.
|Minnie Mouse Plush (2011 Collectible)
Paid $2 at consignment sale; Sold $24.95 – shipping
This summer I bought a couple totes full of PVC Disney characters. One I sorted out, photographed, and listed. The other is still waiting for my attention. The lot below is one of the last I had left from the first tote. I paid $7 for the tote, and have sold at least 10 different lots for $15-$20 each. The organizing and photographing, etc, took some work, but it’s been worth it.
|Princess & the Frog PVC lot
Paid (maybe $0.50?); Sold $17.50 – shipping
|Vintage Strawberry Shortcake PVC lot
Paid $3ish?; Sold $25.95 – shipping