I was laying in bed one Friday night. Before I drifted off to sleep, I figured I would check Craigslist for the heck of it to see what was out there. I run across this insane looking post with a TON of Legos. From the thumbnail I could already tell there were Star Wars sets involved. The guy had put in the post that he would be having a yardsale to get rid of all of them at 5 a.m.
I set my alarm for 4:30.
4:30 comes early. I jump out of bed, throw my clothes on, and dial in my GPS on his location. I had just purchased the Yard Sale wagon the previous week. I get to the guy's house, and I'm greeted with the sight above. I could hardly contain my excitement. I ended up getting the ENTIRE lot for $600. I made an incredible profit on this lot and it is easily my favorite find ever.
Got the entire box for $150. Didn’t do too well, probably only cleared like $30 or so on the lot. Little did I know the deal of a lifetime was right around the corner…
Found this lot on Craigslist. Apparently the guy was clearing out his son’s collection. I probably only made like $50 on the lot.
Walked into this elderly couple’s garage and I notice a pile of dolls in the corner, new in their boxes. I eventually haggled with them and got them down to $250 for the entire lot. They also threw in that set of golf clubs.
I met a guy named Robert through Craigslist. He was cleaning out his garage and ran across a ton of vintage toys from his childhood. I pulled up to his house and followed him to a detached garage behind his house. As I got closer I could see a lot of toys placed on his garage floor. I ended up buying everything he had.
I got the Jumbo Star Wars figures from a guy on Craigslist. The doll houses and Thomas the Train lot were obtained from a previous yardsale.
Ran across a picture of my lightbooth and figured I’d post it up. After getting decent lighting, the quality of my photos went through the roof. As a result, I started selling items easier and for more profit than ever before. Investment in lighting is so worth it and I highly recommend this setup for most picture taking needs.
This was a great great day and I remember it fondly.
The big hauls of the day were the Samsung active 3D glasses that I picked for $1 which ended up selling for $34.99. I got both Nintendo DS systems and all the games for $18. I believe they ended up selling for about $80 each.
Found ALL of this from one seller on Craigslist one late night. They had $450 on the lot, I offered $250. She accepted.
The next day I got off work and drove 2 hours to Galatin, Tennessee to pick them up. When I got there, they told me that someone had offered $500 if they would let them come pick them up right then. They held the lot for me and allowed me to take it all home for $250.
The couple were very nice and standup people, and I hope they are doing well. Apparently the figures belonged to her father and he had left them to her. She just wanted them gone. Needless to say, I came out ahead on this lot by a mile. I couldn’t part with the 18″ Eric Draven and the two Hellraiser figures, I still have them to this day.
Didn’t do too well on the Star Wars figures. I think after all fees and shipping I only ended up breaking even.
However, I paid $50 for the Lego lot and ended up selling it to someone overseas for $180 + shipping. Here is a video of the Lego lot.