This is a brand I just stumbled across in the thrift one day, but it seems to consistently sell well. It is called Sympli, and it is made in Canada. Not all pieces sell for top dollar, but it’s definitely something I will keep on my radar. Check out completeds HERE.
I like to quickly flip through the PJ section at my favorite thrift. It’s really small, so it takes less than a minute. I am usually just scanning for Nick & Nora pajama sets. But, I have recently added a brand of pajamas I am keeping an eye out for: BedHead. Not as easily found, but definitely worth taking a look at if you come across them! Check out BedHead completeds HERE.
What brand(s) of pajamas do you like to flip?
When I first started selling on eBay I sold a number of Victoria’s Secret plush dogs. Maybe they were worth more then? Maybe it was just something that was easy for me to recognize, so I would always buy them? It’s been ages since I’ve picked any up. I found some on clearance at my favorite thrift this week, and looked them up. Even on clearance they weren’t worth flipping, so I left them behind.
But as I did a little research it did catch my eye that the denim plush dog could be worth picking up.
Check out completeds HERE.
I love to sell plush, and something high on my wanna-find-one-day BOLO list is a character (any character!) from the Secret of Nimh. Check out plush completeds here. Super score if you find an animation cel, and even the old metal lunchboxes sell well. Honestly, I would take a moment to look up anything with these characters to see if it might be worth picking up. Happy hunting!
Tis the season for selling costumes. Chasing Fireflies is a great brand to keep an eye out for. Check out completeds HERE.
Long story not so short:
Last week I did my normal thrift store run. Both of my boys are out of school for the summer, but my husband was off that day so they were able to hang out at home with him. I left the house early because I needed to stop by a different store on the way to pick a birthday present for a party I was taking my youngest to that started at noon. While in that store I realized I had left my phone at home on the charger.
I look up a lot of things on my phone while thrifting. I was about half way between my house and the thrift store. If it was any other day I probably would have gone back for my phone (I like getting to the thrift right when it opens on clearance day, but the benefit of having the phone would usually be worth being behind schedule by 20 minutes or so). But, since I was already working against a short timeline because of the birthday party, I decided to wing it. Thrifting without a phone will only make me faster, right?
The reality was, I bought more stuff without my phone. I haven’t finished listing it all, but I know that I bought more low-value items than I usually would have. Things that on another day I would have looked up and then had the discipline to put back on the rack because the profit would only be $8-$10 somehow made it into my cart. Fun/easy things that I enjoy listing, so it’s not all bad. But still.
There were also several things that I really wish I could have looked up. Like the oh-so-beautiful purple rabbit? (is it a rabbit?) above.
It’s funny how my brain works. I didn’t have my phone so I couldn’t look it up. So I thought, I’ll just take a picture of it and look it up later. WAIT. I don’t have my phone! I should text my husband so he knows I don’t have my phone with me. WAIT. I don’t have my phone! OHMIGOSH, when did I become so darn dependent on my phone?! But I so am.
Since I didn’t have my phone with me I scrawled “Rushton purple bunny” on a scrap of paper and shoved it in my purse. As luck would have it, I actually cleaned out my purse the next day. And even at that, I stared at the piece of paper for a long minute not sure what in the heck the note meant. But, it eventually clicked, and I looked up Rushton plush. Check out some completeds here.
No sign of the purple “bunny” in current or completed listings, but the potential for that brand got me out the door and headed back to the thrift to see if the plush was still there. I thought the odds were in my favor, and I was right, it was still there. While it seems that the Rushton plush that sell for the most money have rubber faces (and mine does not), I am still going to list it high and see if anyone bites. Worth a try, right?
Have you come across any random thrift store scores recently? I’d love to hear about them!
P.S. My apologies for the long break in posting. I have been trying to up my sales by posting at least 10 new listings a day, and between getting all the photos taken and listings listed and sold items shipped and normal life thrown in too, it doesn’t leave a lot of extra time. I hope to post occasionally during the summer, and once we hit fall both of my boys will be in school all day (SO weird!) and maybe I will be able to post on a semi-regular schedule. I can dream, right? Several people e-mailed me to check in over the last couple months because I wasn’t posting, which was so very kind and appreciated! All is well, just busy. Thanks friends. 🙂
Have you heard of LuLaRoe?
My SIL told me about it a month or so ago because she was thinking about becoming a LuLaRoe consultant. It is a direct sales company. Not my kind of thing, but she has had amazing success in the past with Stampin’ Up and was killing it at Lia Sophia until they closed. She has since signed up to become a rep, and there are so many people signing up right now there is a backlog/wait time to even rep for them.
Fast forward a couple weeks and what did I find at VV but THREE different LuLaRoe pieces still NWT on the clearance day. I regret to say that I haven’t listed them yet, but I look forward to doing so soon. Check out some completeds HERE. A brand to look out for.
I think everyone knows that some Monopoly games can sell for a decent amount of money. I was just doing some research while listing and discovered that there are a few Clue games that sell well too. As I type the top three themed versions appear to be Harry Potter, Supernatural, and Scooby Doo, but it might be worth looking up others too if you come across them. Check out completeds here.
Have you had a good board game flip recently? I’d love to hear about it.
~~UPDATE~~ 3:55 p.m.
I wrote this post this morning while researching The Office version of Clue. It doesn’t sell for as much as the versions above, but my copy sold in only a few hours! So I’d keep an eye out for it as well:
Where did the last month go? I thought I would stop in and share a few sales.
Not long before Christmas I decided to STOP procrastinating, and list a few items that I knew should sell fairly quickly (you know, if only they were actually listed).
Handy Manny’s toolbox! You push a button and it plays music and the front row of tools moves around. I have sold several of these over the last couple years (and my boys have their own that I am looking forward to selling . . . eventually.) I finally listed it on December 14, and it sold in about half an hour.
Super Why is still a great buy! This was a bigger Whyatt, who had a cape that moved when a button on his chest was pushed, and he also had springs on his feet. He was also (finally!) listed on December 14, and sold the same day.
A 3X “ugly” (actually really cute) Christmas sweater. Also listed on December 14, sold the next day.
So, why was I procrastinating again? No idea.
And here’s a BOLO reminder that I have mentioned before – Thomas Duplos! I came across a lot that was being sold on a FB group. Oddly it had been listed for several hours when I came across the post, a decent-sized bag full, for only $5. Why no one else had snapped it up I’ll never know, but I was happy to buy it. I picked them up on Veterans Day, and then let my youngest play with them for a month or so. I finally got them all listed about a week before Christmas. I was hoping for a few last minute sales, but the first train from this lot didn’t actually sell until Christmas Day. On the upside, every single one of the others has already sold since then.
Sold: $19.95 (7 days after listed)
And I’ve also sold a few Star Wars toys, no huge surprise.
I bought around 150 costumes on Halloween clearance this year, and have already sold quite a few. I think I must be close to recooping all of my initial investment, if I haven’t already. I thought the costume below was cute.
I’ve been focusing a lot more on clothing lately, and bought very few toys at yard sales this summer for resale. But looking at all of these sales makes me think maybe I need to get back into the toy groove. You’ve gotta admit, they’re way more fun!
What has been selling well for you recently? I’d love to hear about it!
My second grader is going through a huge Roald Dahl phase right now (reading a bunch of Dahl’s books and several biographies on Dahl), and this morning at breakfast he was trying to list as many Roald Dahl books as he could remember off the top of his head. He mentioned Gremlins, and asked if it was one I had read as a kid. Uhhhh, Gremlins? I’ve heard of the movie of course, but never a Roald Dahl book with that title. So, I looked it up, and whaddyaknow, he knew exactly what he was talking about. Not only is there a Roald Dahl book with that title, it can be worth quite a bit of money! The selling amount of course varies depending on edition. Check out eBay completeds and current listings on Amazon. Definitely going on my BOLO list!