Saturday didn't start too good. On the 2 sales I went, only one had a few interesting things. One was organized by a school and they were selling some of their older material, including old furniture. I decided not to go there first because my chance of finding small things I could resell easily were small (not to mention that it was most likely attracting lots of antique dealers). So I went to a community sale organized by school kids parents in hopes to find some good toys.
I only found some ELC Happyland fairy sets. Not a big deal, but I'm sure to net a small profit. I also bought a nice women Zara top that I will list on a specialized site. Then I went to the school sale, nothing interesting left by the time I got there. I decided to hit some charity shop to help paying for train/tram/coffee fees. The more I find the more I make especially when I have to pay around 25 euros of train/tram and food. Yes I usually add the coffee and snacks to my fees. At the charity shop I found some Littlest Pet Shop houses with pets and a bag of Fisher Price little people. These where like blind bags, I couldn't see the figurines inside the LPS houses, but I figure that selling the house alone would net me a profit anyway. Upon opening, I found a kitten and some accessories that will sell ok. Houses and less interesting pets/accessories will sell locally for pickup.
|LPS houses and ELC Happyland Fairies|
On the way home, I bought a France Starbucks mug at the local Starbucks. They usually sell, not fast but I like to carry some in my store.
Sunday I went to a local community sale and I score some good stuff. A guy was selling little baggies of toys for 2 euros each and they were good. Some nice LPS, some more Early Learning Center figures, some Playmobil pieces and figures, vintage early Kenner Star Wars figures and some Fisher Price stuff. Good stuff really, I'll need to research the Star Wars pieces a bit, haven't sell any since I sold my brother collection about 10 years ago. I know the market is not as good as it was, but at the price I pay it's still a great deal. I also bought a table cloth that I may sell or keep, not sure yet, and a few things for the kids and myself.
|Vintage Star Wars Figurines|
I spend a total of 77,30 euros (around $82). That includes train, tram and coffee/snack, and exclude things I bought for myself (a top and a scarf) and for my son (Pokemon cards) and daughter (shoes). Also not in the total is the new Starbucks mug. As of tonight Monday, I have listed 9 Pet Shop, 1 lot of Fisher Price and 1 lot of ELC figures for a total of 147$ Still tons of stuff to list, the pile haven't even start to shrink! Have the fairy sets to lost, Star Wars stuff and lots of playmobil, as well as the LPS houses and many more accessories and pets!
|Big toys haul for ebay|