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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Yes You Can Make Profit by Breaking up New in Box Products

Approximately 18 months ago I bought a mint in box Harry Potter porcelain breakfast set by Johnson Brothers. It was heavy, expensive to ship, and it did sit in my store for months and months and months. I listed it as a MIB set. The shipping on this was crazy, so as months go by, I kept lowering my price.

Then I decided to open the box, and list the 3 porcelain pieces seperatly. 1 mug, 1 bowl and 1 plate.
All sold within 3 months. And I made more money because the shipping was not so bad so people were actually interested. I sold everything for $50 (paid 10$).

I am not saying you should do this on every MIB products you come around. most of the time, MIB is going to be worth more as is than if you open up and sell the products all by themselves seperatly. But sometimes it does make sense.

Harry Potter Johnson Bros Porcelain Set
Too heavy, too expensive to ship

Sunday, October 4, 2015

First Fall 2015 Yard Sale

It was a gorgeous day and I went to 3 community yard sales. Score a few neat things for ebay and a cute useful mug for me (that's the retro chick mug you can see on the first pic).

Found plenty of good Littlest Pet Shop, with accessories, some My Little Pony, a few things for my kids such as books, DVDs and a princess dress (these are not pictured).

fall 2015 ebay haul
Fall 2015 eBay haul

I also picked some t-shirts: Abercrombie & Fitch, IKKS, Tintin, MLP. I want to try and sell clothes, mainly tee-shirts. These are easier to list and measures. Although I have been selling a lot of clothes when I started on ebay over 15 years ago, it's been a while I haven't really looked into it.

Also found a super cute vintage tin box depicting cats and dog, and a super yellow and blue metal horse show plaque. It's a beautiful plaque in bright colors and it is actually depicting an horse on it. many of these horse show plaques only have dates and name of the event. As for the tin box I use them around the house to sorts all kind of things, so if it doesn't sell I will keep it.

Littlest Pet Shop to sell on ebay
Some Littlest Pet Shop

French horse show plaque
Beautiful horse show plaque

vintage tin box with cats
Cats and dog vintage tin box