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Friday, January 27, 2012

Oddities

I've been known to buy weird stuff. Take the Scary Scary Teeth I sold last week.



Gnarly looking, aren't they? We picked these up at a yard sale a couple years ago.  For some reason I got a kick out of them and dragged them home to be used as Halloween decorations.

My Bella had been terrified of them and was constantly on the look out for them when she entered my bedroom because she knew we had them stored in the closet. She did eventually make peace with them once she learned that the Scary Scary Teeth had removable bits. Somehow this made them less frightening. See??




Last week I decided to list them on ebay. I had 2 minor problems.
1.) I had no idea what to ask for them.
2.) I wasn't interested in keeping them listed for ages.

Basically I shrugged and winged it. I slapped them up and they sold early the next morning. I heard CHA-CHING from my phone and wondered what had sold so early in the A.M.  I couldn't believe it! My weird $1 yard sale Halloween decoration had sold in less than 12 hours for $19.99 + shipping.

This last autumn I also purchased a model brain and a kidney. I plan to get those listed this weekend using the key word "oddity" in the title. I used it with the teeth but I'm not sure if it helped. I guess this will be a little experiment. Here's to hoping fans of the t.v. show Oddities shop on ebay!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Listen to your kids...

because they may know exactly what they're talking about. I learned this lesson recently when I sold a Peter Stone Signature Series horse my oldest daughter found at the thrift store for $3. My oldest daughter is a Breyer/Hartland/Stone fan so she can spot these horses 5 blocks away.

After a little research we discovered that this is Tanzagar. He sold quickly and had plenty of interest. His new owner was thrilled to get him because there were a small number of these bad boys made.
He brought home an easy $50 so keep an eye out when you're out thrifting.