If you are or were a faithful follower of this little blog I apoligize for the extended absence. Our personal lifes have been busy with a move and eBay's widget that I use to post the Auctions on the blog was down for about a month. I know what your thinking, excuses excuses.....
However, the blog and regular posting is back and better than ever.
My wife and I are working on a little project (more details later) that involves us raising about $1000. We need the money around Thanksgiving so we can start buying the different materials we need for the project. So, we sold a few things and raised $375 from that. We are taking that $375 and buying things to sell online in hopes of raising enough money to pay for the project.
It took a little longer than expected, but it finally sold. Several months ago I went to a live auction here in town and came away with a plethora of misc. items. I made it out with two Heated Towel Racks. A quick iPhone completed listings search informed me they would sell for around $50 a piece.
I don't have any idea what took them so long to sell, but the final one sold just last week.
For those of you not privileged enough (including myself) to know exactly what a Heated Towel Rack even is, it is this very cool contraption that you setup in your bathroom. It plug into the wall and gets warm. Before you climb into the shower you put your towel on it and then when you get out its all nice and warm for you.
Seems like a bit of odd thing to have. But, there are people out there looking for them.
It has been a while since I have put a Craigslist deal on the blog. Today we'll deviate from our Goodwill/Thrift Store theme of the week and do that. Several weeks ago we found a deal on a set of Ping Irons on Craigslist. After some skilled negotiation, the appointment was set and the friendly guy came over to the apartment to complete the transaction.
He brought the set of clubs that we talked about, as well as another set and a nice golf bag. After more negotiation I wound up buying both sets of Ping Irons and the Ping Stand bag from him. It was a pretty good deal.
The first set of Irons was a set of Ping S58 Irons. The second was an older set of Ping Red Dot 2+.
Here are the numbers:
Total Investment: $255 Total Return: $421.46 Margin: 40%
Last week I visited the Goodwill 2 different time. It had been quite a while since I had visited. The first day that I dropped in I was making a to my supplier that I buy boxes from to get an order that was ready. After getting halfway to their store, a torrential downpour started. Being that I was in a truck and planned to haul the boxes back home in the bed of the truck I decided to delay my trip until the rain quit.
So, to kill some time and salvage my trip into town, I stopped at the Goodwill. I loaded up two buggies full. This week I'll show you a few of the things I picked up.
This Friday version of Daily Flip is being brought to you live via Athens, Al. Wife and I are headed to Birmingham for the weekend to see several friends. One of our good friends is considering starting up their own eBay business, so we are going to spend a few days with them and give them a few pointers. Hopefully, it will be helpful.
So, be on the lookout for a Saturday Video Roundup from the hills of the 'Ham on Sunday. The video camera will be out and in action while we peruse the local yard sales on Saturday.
Today's Daily Flip is a double whammy. It's strange how when you find a new item, usually you find multiple ones at the same time. This go around, we have started to encounter external frame back packs. These are the type you go hiking with. The first was found at a yard sale this past Saturday. I passed on it at first, until the lady running the sale practically begged me to take it and said I could have it for $5. At that price I knew I could make a little money. It was a good name brand "Kelty" and in decent shape.
The second of the two came from the Goodwill store yesterday.I plan to have a more indepth post on my two recent goodwill visits in the next few days, possibly even a video. They were two of my best trips to a thrift store that I have ever had.
Anyway, the second Kelty Backpack is practically brand new. Its a newer and more popular model. I have little higher expectations for it.
This will be a abbreviated post today, due to time constraints.
We picked up this awesome Kitchen Aid Mixer at an estate sale last weekend. It was hiding perfectly under a table in the middle of a very large room with thousands of items in it. This had to be the biggest single estate I had ever seen. In fact it was so large they had to haul all of the stuff to the community center so you could see it all.