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  • disneysteve
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    Three more ebay items have bids.
    I listed one more item tonight.
    My wife cleaned out a vintage sewing supply case that I will list on Marketplace as soon as I get a chance (probably this weekend).

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
    Something else ends tomorrow and is at $34.99 currently.
    Auction ended at $35.99. Packed and ready to ship.

    Another item has a bid, currently at $21.00. I'll pack that tonight to have it ready. It doesn't end for a few days but I've got the free time now.

    Listed 15 magazines on ebay.
    Last edited by disneysteve; 08-01-2021, 05:56 PM.

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  • disneysteve
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    Another successful ebay auction ended tonight for $19.10.

    Something else ends tomorrow and is at $34.99 currently.

    I started 2 ebay auctions last night, 2 more tonight, and 1 marketplace listing last night.
    Last edited by disneysteve; 07-31-2021, 06:15 PM.

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  • disneysteve
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    Listed 2 items on ebay and 1 on Marketplace
    Sold 1 item on ebay for $32.79 (cost me nothing)

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  • disneysteve
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    I posted this in the Wins thread but it belongs here, too.

    While cleaning out my cousin's house, I tried unsuccessfully to sell a 4-foot long model boat that he had. When we finished there and packed stuff up to move home, we carefully wrapped it and took it with us. I listed it on ebay and Marketplace a few days ago and found a buyer on Marketplace (so no commission) who picked it up tonight. Not only do I have $300 cash in my pocket, we no longer have a 4-foot long boat in the middle of our sitting room.

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  • scfr
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    Spent another day at Mom's but it was not our best decluttering day, because much time was spent chatting with visiting elderly relatives and then a big grocery shopping trip. At least that was time well spent.
    Nevertheless, I took one tote full and dropped it at Goodwill. And we loaded a piece of unused furniture that was in the way into the elderly relatives car for delivery to another relative. So some decluttering happened, just not as much as I would have liked.

    But now as I'm typing this, I realize there's an important clutter prevention component of my visits that I've not shared. My mom likes to read, but has never been a library user. She used to buy books and they would pile up (and she really couldn't afford them anyway). As her physical activity has become more limited, she reads more & more. Every time I visit, I bring a big bag full of library books and take a big bag full home with me to return.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    I dumped some old flowerpots, a couple of old tomato cages as well as some other crapola in my condo unit.

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  • bjl584
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    Big declutter day for me today.
    Made a trip to the dump and got rid of an entire pickup bed worth of junk.

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  • disneysteve
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    Listed an item on Marketplace and another item on both Ebay and Marketplace

    ETA:
    Listed a lot of 21 magazines on Ebay
    Last edited by disneysteve; 07-25-2021, 01:31 PM.

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by james.hendrickson View Post

    It looks like there are options some of higher end ones are going for $123, and bulk looks like its $500 for some large boxes. Otherwise its $13 to $15 for a year.
    I could make a pretty penny if I list them individually, but it would take forever. If I can get about $15/year, I'll be quite pleased. I have 25 years of two different magazines.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

    I don't think he had an abnormally large amount of stuff. I'm sure if you clean out the house of your average 65+ year old, you'll find just as much or more. I took 12 car loads to the thrift shop when I was in Florida and threw out probably 20 bags of trash, a ton of recycling, and 10 boxes of documents shredded.

    What came home was the good stuff. Some was things that I'm in the process of selling. Some was practical items that we can use - office supplies, tools, a small appliance or two, tape, etc. Some was personal items like photographs and other mementos that we wanted to keep.

    About 10 cartons came home filled with antique car magazines. They actually sell quite well on ebay bringing about $3/issue and I have 25 years worth. I don't plan to sell them individually. I'll list them 12 at a time by year. They'll bring a bit less that way but I'll get rid of them faster. I'm trying to knock out some of the individual items first and then I'll get to those later.
    yeah, so I just checked Facebook marketplace - indeed there is demand for old car magazines. Here is a screenshot from my quick search on Facebook.


    It looks like there are options some of higher end ones are going for $123, and bulk looks like its $500 for some large boxes. Otherwise its $13 to $15 for a year.

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by james.hendrickson View Post

    Good idea regarding the old car magazines. I had no idea any of that stuff had value.
    I’ve been in the collectibles business for 35 years. I frequently see value where others see trash.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

    I don't think he had an abnormally large amount of stuff. I'm sure if you clean out the house of your average 65+ year old, you'll find just as much or more. I took 12 car loads to the thrift shop when I was in Florida and threw out probably 20 bags of trash, a ton of recycling, and 10 boxes of documents shredded.

    What came home was the good stuff. Some was things that I'm in the process of selling. Some was practical items that we can use - office supplies, tools, a small appliance or two, tape, etc. Some was personal items like photographs and other mementos that we wanted to keep.

    About 10 cartons came home filled with antique car magazines. They actually sell quite well on ebay bringing about $3/issue and I have 25 years worth. I don't plan to sell them individually. I'll list them 12 at a time by year. They'll bring a bit less that way but I'll get rid of them faster. I'm trying to knock out some of the individual items first and then I'll get to those later.
    Good idea regarding the old car magazines. I had no idea any of that stuff had value.

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by james.hendrickson View Post

    Dang, how much stuff did your cousin have?
    I don't think he had an abnormally large amount of stuff. I'm sure if you clean out the house of your average 65+ year old, you'll find just as much or more. I took 12 car loads to the thrift shop when I was in Florida and threw out probably 20 bags of trash, a ton of recycling, and 10 boxes of documents shredded.

    What came home was the good stuff. Some was things that I'm in the process of selling. Some was practical items that we can use - office supplies, tools, a small appliance or two, tape, etc. Some was personal items like photographs and other mementos that we wanted to keep.

    About 10 cartons came home filled with antique car magazines. They actually sell quite well on ebay bringing about $3/issue and I have 25 years worth. I don't plan to sell them individually. I'll list them 12 at a time by year. They'll bring a bit less that way but I'll get rid of them faster. I'm trying to knock out some of the individual items first and then I'll get to those later.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
    Item I listed on ebay last night already has a bid
    I was prepping an item to list on Marketplace and discovered it isn't in as good condition as I thought so I will donate it instead (it still works but is a bit wonky).
    I emptied out another box of stuff we brought home from my cousin's house; I emptied out 2 boxes on Friday
    Dang, how much stuff did your cousin have?

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