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.
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.
One of my favorite finds ever, and I am SO INCREDIBLY proud that I bought professional lighting BEFORE I took the pictures of this set. These pictures helped the final selling price by at least +30%. I bought all of these figurines from one guy on Craigslist for $50. FIFTY DOLLARS. He said his daughter and wife hated them so he had to get rid of them. I ended up making more than 10 times my money in profit from this haul. Still to this day one of my favorite finds ever.
I still think the Spooky Town haul was my favorite.
The lot had Clive Barker’s Tortured Souls, Alice in Wonderland, Where the Wild Things Are, Akira, and Spawn. I also found this sweet Halo Reach elite statue on Craigslist that I nearly doubled my money on.
The find of the day was the pictured HK MP5 airsoft kit. I paid $2 for the gun and all the accessories. Sold for roughly $70. The outdoor timers were also bought for $2 and sold for $60. Both finds in the same yardsale.
The costumes were the goldmine this day. I bought around 30 costumes at $6 each from Bob’s Bargains. I completely bought out their Star Wars section, and did quite well selling them for $30-40 each.