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!
This was a new brand for me. I came across the sheep plush above at a yard sale at the end of August. I looked up the brand at the yard sale and was surprised to see the prices some of the plush can sell for. And surprisingly, this sold on Poshmark, not eBay.
Check out completeds on eBay here.
Since this is my year to resell online full-time, I am finally going to dip my toe in the Etsy pool. This is something I have been thinking about doing for years (and years and years). Honestly, Etsy kinda intimidates me. And I am not super into vintage … except when I am. Which is usually vintage plush. I bought a lot of vintage plush from my cousin last summer when she was having a yard sale. Most are currently for sale in my eBay store, and they do sell occasionally. I’ve been thinking maybe I should cross post some of it to Etsy as a little trial run.
Of course when setting up an Etsy store one of the first things you need to know is the name of your store. To which I have given no thought. Something cute or clever or punny? That has to do with vintage, plush, love or loveys?
Gladly taking any name suggestions!! (As well as any Etsy tips you may like to pass along.)
I have had a pretty decent sales week, but they were mostly bread-and-butter, slow-and-steady sales. Here are a few:
(New old stock) notebook paper. You can tell from the packaging that it is vintage. I wish I knew why they bought it, it’s so random.
They immediately left positive FB.
Paid: $0.50 @ ys, Sold: $14.95
(listed since May, 2019)
Benelton Men’s Wool Sweater Vest
Paid: $2 @ VV, Sold: $39.95 + shipping
(26 days after listed)
Elf on a Shelf loveys. Originally listed together, then someone asked to separate and I created a new listing … that they never purchased. Eventually relisted together, finally sold!
Paid: $3 on FB, Sold: $19.95
(originally listed Oct, 2016)
Princess & the Frog Tsum Tsums
Paid: $1 @ consignment sale,
(11 hours after listed)
This is a vintage Care Bears toddler-size sleeping bag. The buyer was super excited, she said it is the same pattern she had when she was young, and she is going to repurpose it into a baby blanket for a family member.
Paid: $1 @ ys, BO Accepted: $25
(listed since July, 2019)
I have sold a few granny squares blankets, I definitely have the best luck with the black ones.
Paid: $3 @ ys, Sold: $39.95
(10 days after listed)
Did you have any noteworthy sales recently? I would love to hear about them!
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 favorite recent flips.
A Wiggles cup! I knew it wouldn’t sell for a lot, but oh the nostalgia. I had to pick it up. It ended up being a quick flip.
Paid: $0.25 @ ys,
Sold: $14.95 (4 days after listed)
I know people say LuLaRoe is dead, but I still pick it up from time to time ~ but I have become much more selective. This dress was a super quick flip.
Paid: $3 @ ys,
Sold: $24.95 (10 hours after listed)
This David’s Bridal dress took awhile to sell,
but it was so pretty I couldn’t leave it behind.
Paid: $2 @ VV, Sold: $34.95
(listed since Feb, 2018)
I picked up several lots of yarn at yard sales over the summer. All sold fairly quickly.
Paid: $3 @ ys, Sold: $24.95
(26 days after listed)
I sometimes pick up Scentsy plush, but this was my first Partylite plush.
Paid: $1.50 @ rummage sale,
Sold: $29.95 (listed since April, 2019)
NWT Circo Bear
Paid: $1.49 @ VV,
Sold: $29.95 (listed since Sept, 2018)
NWT Lambs & Ivy Plush
Paid: $2.39 @ VV,
(19 days after listed)
NWT Purple Hippo Toys R Us Plush
Paid: $1 @ ys
Sold: $39.95 (8 days after listed)
Taggies Kitty Blanket
Paid: $3 @ consignment store
Sold: $39.95 (listed since June, 2018)
Baby Morgan Pink Square Lovey
Paid: $0.50 @ ys
Sold: $49.95 (9 days after listed)
How have your sales been? I’d love to hear about them!
Here are a few of my better recent flips:
NWT LuLaRoe Dresses
Paid: $3/ea @ ys, Sold: $34.95/ea (19 days/17 days after listed)
If you have any fun or noteworthy sales to share I would love to hear about them!
This is a BOLO I just happened to stumble across while researching another plush I was listing. I always take a second look at husky-like plush because I have sold a few for a decent profit. This white Samoyed dog (a breed I had never of before) by Douglas consistently sells for $150++! Check out completeds HERE. Other brands don’t seem to sell for quite as much, but are still probably worth pick up.
I know Puffalumps are on lots of BOLO lists, so they are probably old news. But then again … there are a lot of those nylon plush out there. How do you know if you’ve got a real Puffalump, or just a lookalike?
Also, it confirmed that this logo on the left foot does indicate the plush is a Puffalump:
I have added this website to my useful links page. It’s great information because there are so many knock-offs out there. Happy hunting!
P.S. Of course some sell better than others – check out completeds HERE.
I thought it would be fun to start posting my weekly yard sale finds because I am always really interested to see what other people pick up. This weekend were my first yard sale outings of the year, and unfortunately – it was almost entirely a flop.
Yesterday morning I went to cheer my son on at his jogathon at school, and then gave myself two hours to hit some yard sales before heading home for lunch. It took me less than two hours to go to all of the yard sales on my side of town that I found listed online. And I found very little to show for it.
Three Bluray DVDs that we are keeping, three stuffed animals and one baby blanket. In almost two hours.
Today my youngest had a basketball game in the next town over, so I looked to see what kind of sales were going on in that area. Before his game we went to a church rummage sale. I generally love church rummage sales, but it was on its second day and was super picked over. I bought one pair of footie PJs. We had time to stop at one more yard sale before his game where I picked up a bunny plush and some Harry Potter pencils. And – that’s it. All of my finds for the entire weekend.
Good thing (kinda) that I still have a backlog of other goodies I can get listed this next week.
How are yard sales where you are? Find anything good this weekend?