Did you know that I sold on Ebay as a side job before the world of blogging? I sold some of our own random things, others that I had found at yard sales that I had a hunch might be worth something, and I also sold for some neighbors that had valuable things but didn’t know how to use the computer so I would list items for them and they would pay me for my time.
I don’t have the time for it now, but I still keep my eyes peeled for items that could be WELL worth my time. The best places to find these are at yard/garage/estate sales. Many thrift stores these days have people who are well versed in what items are worth so they catch them before they hit the floor and have their own divisions that sell online. Of course, the condition, year, and style will all make a difference, but here are some to look out for – you never know when you might come across one on an early Saturday morning at a family yard sale. Heck, maybe your parents have some of these laying around? I’m including the links on Ebay so you can see more info about them. All pictures are also from Ebay.
Kenner Blythe dolls, especially those with original dresses. This one went for $2000:
Anything McIntosh stereo –vintage state of the art, well-built stereos sound enthusiasts LOVE. This one sold for $3,400
Vintage Pyrex bowls: this Cinderella pink nesting set went for over $1000
Diapers! (who knew?!)
Vintage Disposable diapers – $1,000 a pack!!
or how about vintage Depends for $500 a pack?
and vintage Curity Cloth diapers for $300
Vintage brick style cell phones – for $650??
Martha Stewart Noah’s ark cookie cutters can make you $450 richer for the full set:
Remember the little polly pockets?? A set like this sold for just under $1000. The most desirable ones have the little people with the sets.
a complete Fireball Island Board Game fetches $450
Security blankets can bring in big bucks. Think about it: a beloved blanket gets lost and the child won’t sleep without it? It’s amazing what people will pay for a peaceful night. This bunny one from Fisher Price is most popular and can bring in over $300:
Vintage Mattel Shootin Shell Cap Gun Pistols, especially if they still have the holsters $300
Jellybeans for Breakfast book – at least $200
The Fourteen Bears book – sold for $125
Some ladies love their vintage Lady Schick mist curlers $80
You are going to wish you kept that Trapper Keeper! They can bring in $100+
Keep those eyes open, you just never know when you might come across one. Have any of you found something at a yard sale that went for big bucks??