Everything but the Hot Wheels were obtained from a shady guy who lived out in the sticks of Harvest. Everything smelled like cigarette smoke. Ended up making a nice profit from the lot. I didn’t do too well on the Hot Wheels cars. I made profit, but not as much as I thought I would.
Brad went yardsaling with me again. We hit up a church rummage sale and racked up on a few good finds. The iPods and the Gameboy were actually found in a yardsale in my neighborhood. When I found them in the bottom of a box in the corner, and the seller only wanted $10 for both iPods and the Gameboy, Brad and I heard a guy behind me say, “Well there goes the best deal of the day.”
The find of the day is undoubtedly the Mah-Jongg set. Purchased from a lady for $20. Sold for $150. It took a few months to find a seller but it was certainly worth the wait.
Some of this was purchased from Bob’s Bargains when he was in business. Bob’s Bargains was the store that really got me interested in reselling again. Every weekend he would run a 50% off sale on Toys. I would clean him out every weekend.
The rest was found in a large action figure lot purchased from Craigslist.
I am a modern day treasure hunter.
I have been a reseller on and off since I sold my first item on eBay, June 20, 2003. I have 12 years of resale experience under my belt. However, it wasn’t until about three months ago that I got serious with my efforts and reignited a passion within myself that I had lacked for so long.
I decided that I would use eBay to resell items that I found and that I would donate a percentage of the sale price to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I donate when the price margins allow and this has fueled my motivation to find better and better items to resell. It now feels like a mission, in that not only am I making money for myself and being my own boss but I’m helping children at the same time.
I’m primarily in to buying, selling, and collecting toys of all kinds. I buy and sell electronics, video game systems, and personal music devices when I run across them.