It’s no secret that I love to sell plush. Some of the Paw Patrol characters from Build A Bear (and associated clothing and accessories) can sell well. Check out Zuma, Rubble, Rocky and Everest. Happy hunting!
I actually posted this as a BOLO over four years ago, but I think it *bears* repeating. Many of the How To Train Your Dragon plush from Build A Bear Workshop can sell for a nice amount. Check out some completeds HERE.
Meatlug often fetches the highest prices.
And if you need help identifying some of the HTTYD characters, this website could be helpful.
Here are a few of my flips from the last week. It was nice to get rid of some of my older inventory.
Fitflops are my personal favorite! I wear them all the time. I like the plain ones best though, and these were too big for me.
HUGE Plush Dog
Paid ? @ ys, BO Accepted: $30 (listed since January, 2018)
Hope you had a great sales week!
Here are a few of my better or faster flips from the past week.
Quacker Factory doesn’t sell as well for me as it used to, and I now pass it up at least as often as I buy it, but I had a good feeling about this one.
Little Bedding Sports Mobile
Paid: $2.78 @ VV, BO Accepted: $25 (listed since Sept, 2017)
These two blankets are the same brand and are a very similar pattern. The same buyer purchased both.
I have sold a stencil set like this once before. This one sold for less because it had fewer stencils than other I sold.
Tupperware Tuppertoys Stencils Set
Paid: $0.50 @ rummage sale, Sold on sale: $22.95 (14 days after listed)
This was actually a 4 volume set, and I was only able to find 3 of them. Which is a bummer, because I think if I had found the fourth I could have gotten almost twice as much.
Hebrew/Greek/English Bible Set
Paid: $3 @ rummage sale, Sold: $49.95 (17 days after listed)
And a few fun Easter sales.
Finally! I “sold” this bunny a few different times and the buyers never paid. When it sold earlier this week I was quick to get it ready to mail, only to discover that it was sold via GSP and was going to Germany. So, it won’t be there in time for Easter.
NWT BABW Hop Bunny Plush
Paid: $4.99 @ GW, BO Accepted: $34 (listed since Sept, 2016)
Did you have any fun sales this week, Easter or otherwise? Please share!
The clothes above are those that have have already sold – for over $100.
Another item that falls into the “nickel and diming” category for me is Build A Bear clothing. I have bought a few lots at yard sales in the past, and have separated them out to sell in various smaller lots. A couple days before Christmas someone listed a lot of BABW clothes on a kids FB group for $25. From what I could see in the photos there appeared to be a decent variety, and it looked to be in good condition. But, it was located a-l-l the way across town. I normally wouldn’t have been motivated to drive all that way to buy it, but both of my boys actually have Build a Bear plush, and it is a tradition that each one gets a new outfit for Christmas. And just the day before I had realized that I was an outfit short. I decided it would be worth it to trek over and buy the lot, choose an outfit to give as a Christmas gift, maybe set aside a few more good ones for future year(s), and then sell the rest to make my money back. When I went to pick up the bag of clothes I was pleasantly surprised. The bag was MUCH bigger than I expected, and very full. I looked through a few to make sure they were in good condition, gave them a sniff to make sure they didn’t smell like cigarette smoke, then stuck the $25 under the mat and took my treasures home.
Photographing and listing them didn’t take long. I ended up listing around 30 lots of clothing, in addition to those I kept to gift to my boys. It really will be like nickel and diming – no individual lot will bring in much money, but as the sales trickle in the nickels and dimes will *eventually* end up netting me a couple hundred dollars or so. Plus, they are so darn easy to list/store/ship. Sometimes (IMO) just having an easy, brainless day of listing is worth it.
This one has been listed for quite awhile – kinda. It “sold” (but was never actually paid for) not long after it was first listed, and for some reason I let it sit for about a year before I got around to relisting it. I am currently waiting for payment for the second time.
I bought four identical Koala Baby small square loveys at a yard sale last summer for $1 each. This was the third one that I sold (each has sold between $30-$35).
Here’s hoping next week’s sales are better!
After my best months ever in September and October, my sales have dropped off a lot in November and December. I admit though that I have not been listing like I should be. Here are a few of my favorite sales from this month:
Aren’t these pajamas cute?! I love the gnome pattern. I procrastinated listing them for a long time (almost 9 months) because they had a light stain on the top that I couldn’t get out. Finally I just listed them as is, and they sold quickly.
Nick & Nora Gnome Pajamas
Paid: $2 @ VV, Sold: $29.95 (9 days after listed)
’tis the season, coats have been selling well for me.
Chadwick’s of Boston Red Leather Coat
Paid: $2 @ VV, BO Accepted: $29 (listed since August, 2017)
Mackintosh-Scotland Blue Quilted Jacket
Paid: $2 @ VV, BO Accepted: $70 (listed since May, 2016)
I bought this to give as a gift a couple years back, and never gave it. It sold weirdly fast.
Class of 2015 photo album
Paid: $2.99 @ VV, Sold: $19.95 (1 day after listed)
Lambs & Ivy Mobile
Paid: $6 @ ys, Sold on sale: $35.56 + shipping (listed since May, 2017)
Ted Thunder Buddies Men’s Pajamas
Paid: $13 @ Wal-Mart, Sold on sale: $35.95 + shipping (1 day after listed)
Plush and loveys are still my favorites, of course.
I bought this dog for my son, and then decided he has MORE than enough plush as it is.
I sold two of these cows at the same time.
As you can see some of these items sold almost immediately (within a day), and some took a couple years to sell. The plush especially tend to be long tail. But, IMO, almost anything will sell eventually, and I don’t mind waiting for the right buyer to come along.
Here are a few of my favorite sales from the past week.
Aren’t these perfect for St. Patrick’s Day?! They had a number of watchers before they finally sold.
These are the CAbi pants that the second gal who contacted me was having an issue purchasing. Apparently something got fixed(?) because when she tried again it worked. CAbi can be slow to sell, but I can often find it NWT on clearance day at my favorite thrift, which makes it hard to leave behind.
I picked up a box full of Build-A-Bear clothes for $15 at a yard sale last summer. My boys both have a plush that they made at the BABW store, and every year each of their plush get a new outfit for Christmas. So I picked out what I wanted to hide away for them, and listed the rest.
I think this is the last Ikea plush I have in my inventory. It was a slow seller.
Here is one of the plush I asked for help in IDing, and so many of you knew what it was! (Thanks again!!) I bought them both off a FB site, and both have already sold.
Sell anything fun this week? I’d love to hear about it!
Here are some of my favorite sales of the past week.
I feel like I have to include clothing in this list because it is something I sell regularly, although it’s not my *favorite* thing to sell. I thought this jacket was really cute though, great for spring or Easter.
Build a Bear can still be one of my weaknesses. I love picking up the outfits, but they’re often not worth the amount of time I put into listing them. This is probably my best BABW sale recently.
I was super excited about these when I picked them up! I couldn’t believe someone was selling their P&P collection, obviously some effort was spent in collecting them and all the books looked/felt new. I knew it wouldn’t be a super fast flip, but I hope the person who receives them loves them!
Costumes sell all year long!
This sale is most notable because someone from Germany purchased it. I shipped it directly to him, not via GSP, but shipping was still pretty spendy.
The last two items I listed two days ago, and both sold within hours!
And the frog below currently has a 100% sell-through rate, which is kinda crazy. I listed it Wed night, it had sold by Thurs morning. Check out completeds here.
I’d love to hear about your favorite sale(s) of the week!
This BOLO was shared with me by Ashley @ Simply Selling Girl, I’m just passing it along.
It seems that Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon 2 was very popular and sold out quickly in Build-A-Bear stores. He is awfully cute. If you’re lucky enough to have one they can sell for a fair amount on eBay. Check out completeds HERE.
Many thanks to Ashley for the tip!