Recent sales: March

1. Vintage Revlon compact: On eBay for 30$. I had this listing up for about a year and a half – I was glad to see it hit the road. Found in TMR.

2. Archos 605 portable media player: On eBay for 80$. I found this while taking a walk in Outremont last month. I was surprised to see that there was a solid market for them – the technology, particularly the user interface felt ancient. Maybe there’s some hidden appeal I don’t understand. Either way, it was a nice sale.

3. Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 8gb: On eBay for 80$. This digital Sony Walkman also exceeded my original expectations. Found in Outremont.

4. Montblanc pen box: On eBay for 30$. This seems to be the going rate for a generic / modern Montblanc pen box.

5. Sony CD Walkman D-NE240: On eBay for 40$. Found in Outremont.

6. Vintage Ralph Lauren Polo Green Cologne: On eBay for 115$. I really liked this scent and was a little sad to see it go. However, I need the money more than I need to smell like a pine tree. Maybe I’ll find another some day. Found near Vendome metro.

7. Vintage Shell portable file holder: On eBay for 30$. I was hoping this would be worth more but 30$ is better than nothing. Found in the Mile End.

8. Antique Chinese export silver panel bracelet: On eBay for 300$. Part of that great collection of jewelry I found last fall in Westmount.

9. Anime DVD: On eBay for 10$. Only a few left…

10. Collection of 1960s Corvette convertible slides: On eBay for 20$. I figured someone would have interest in this Corvette photoshoot. There were around 20 slides in all. Found in Outremont.

11. Logitech A-00007 Clearchat Wireless Headset USB Receiver Dongle: On eBay for 30$. Just goes to show that there’s good money in doohickeys.

12. 10k gold cross pendant: On eBay for 60$. Found in Rosemont.

13. Apple iPod Nano 1st Generation: On eBay for 50$. I was surprised that these were still selling for around 50$, so I listed both the ones I had sitting around.

14. Apple iPod Nano 1st Generation #2: On eBay for 45$. This one was a bit cheaper because there was an engraving on the back. Found in Westmount.

15. iPod Classic, 160gb (for parts / repair: cracked screen): On eBay for 61$. Found in Hampstead.

16. Cute vintage charm bracelet: On eBay for 20$. Found near Square St Louis.

17. Gucci watch box: On eBay for 38$.

18. Marx tin train carriage: On eBay for 20$.

19. Silver curb chain necklace: On eBay for 35$.

20. Cyma watch: On eBay for 20$. This one’s definitely a bit of a project. Found in Rosemont.

21. 1936 Little Orphan Annie decoder pin: On eBay for 25$. Found in Westmount.

22. Vintage 1970s US military recruitment posters: On eBay for 48$. The buyer ordered my only copy of this poster, as well as one of the twenty I have of another. Found in Outremont.

23. Wee Forest Folk trick or treater figurine: On eBay for 35$. I was wondering if my Wee Forest Folks would ever sell. Found in Westmount.

24. Claiborne sunglasses: On eBay for 20$.

25. Sony Bloggie camera: On eBay for 40$. Found in Westmount.

26. Apple A1468 Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter: On eBay for 10$. Apple doohickeys always do well. I also love things I can easily ship out via lettermail.

27. 1960s PC Party convention letters, signatures: On eBay for 80$. These letters were signed by some of the more notable Canadian conservative politicians of the time. The fellow who received them was a delegate and the letters were an attempt to gain his support. However, none of these particular candidates (including Duff Roblin, Davie Fulton, and George Hees) won – Robert Stanfield received that honor, though he never became Prime Minister. Found in Cote-des-Neiges.

28. Rodenstock aviator glasses: On eBay for 40$. Found in NDG.

29. Schiit Magni 2 headphone amp: On eBay for 45$. I didn’t have the cord and didn’t feel like testing it so I sold it “as is.” I’m happy with the price and the quick sale. Found in Hampstead.

30. Parker 51 fountain pen, gold filled cap: On eBay for 80$. One buyer bought both my 51s. This one was in nice shape outside of that small dent in the gold-filled cap.

31. Parker 51 fountain pen, steel cap: On eBay for 55$. This one’s cap had a bit of surface wear. Plus, I think the gold-filled caps are a bit more collectible. Regardless, I love finding 51s – they seem to be worth an easy 50-100$.

32. Parker 75 gold nib + box + extra part: On eBay for 60$. Parker 75s are popular as well. Found in the Plateau.

33. Vintage Irving Oil credit card: On eBay for 25$. More Petroliana. I photoshopped out the name in case you’re wondering where it is. Found in Outremont.

34. Chinese export silver & enamel bib necklace: On eBay for 200$. Another nice piece from that Westmount collection.

35. Silhouette M 7138 glasses: On eBay for 90$. I find a lot of nice Silhouette frames – they typically sell for a good price.

36. Perfumes: To a reader for 100$. The deal included the Prada and Annick Goutal from this haul, as well as a bunch of others that I found over the winter.

37. Vintage melamine table: On Kijiji for 50$. I loved this table (yellow is my favourite colour) but there wasn’t any room for it in my current apartment. Found in Glenmount.

38. Vintage sled: On Kijiji for 35$.

39. Vintage windows: On Kijiji for 70$. I didn’t sell these two specifically, but they were of a similar vintage. I started collecting old windows relatively recently, after I realized they had value to crafty folks and interior designers.

Total: 2222$, 6307.50$ so far in 2018.

23 thoughts on “Recent sales: March”

  1. Wow, always amazed by what you get for things. And you always give me ideas for a few (dohickeys) I have around here that I can make some money off of. Always delighted when I see a new post! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, Martin, I meant to ask. So, for example, with the vintage Revlon compact that sold after being up for 1.5 years. Are you that organized that you know just where to find it in your stash or do you end up doing some panicked digging around in drawers to locate? Just wondering how you keep organized.

    1. I don’t consider myself particularly organized. I store all my eBay stuff in various drawers around the house, and usually I remember generally where I stored it. Very rarely do I have a hard time finding something, but I don’t have a tonne of things listed either which makes things easier. I’d have a harder time if I were dealing with thousands of listings as some other sellers do.

  3. Congrats on the sales! Some very nice objects. It’s not surprising they found buyers.

  4. Nice flips!
    I see you sold a few on Kijiji. What fees are involved with them?

  5. Your sales are incredible! Congratulations! Such efforts that finally get paid. Wish I had bought the nice yellow table, but I live too far. What amaze me the most is the selling of empty pen boxes! People are so attracted by brand names… Thanks for keeping this blog. It is so interesting!

  6. Great sales, as usual, and always an educational read! I love your blog posts! How do you ship perfumes?

    1. I ship them via Canada Post. I usually double box to ensure there’s little chance of it being damaged.

      1. Ever have any problems? Perfumes are not supposed to go by air. I have several as well, and have been afraid to list them because of the shipping problems.

        1. I heard relatively recently that they are not supposed to go by air, or in general. (Apparently it’s okay if you use USPS ground). But I’ve never had any problems, so I’ll keep doing it. I don’t think it’s dangerous at all, particularly if you pack well.

  7. Clearing out stuff, and having a pretty good money year so far.
    Keep digging out those Parker 51s! 😀
    Our lousy early spring weather has put a temporary kibosh on your first yard sale of the year, but this too shall pass.

  8. Thank you for another great post! My favorite line from this post is “there’s good money in doohickeys.” I share Manon’s surprise that people want to buy empty watch and pen boxes. Hurrah to you for figuring out how to sell such a wide array of discarded objects!!!

  9. Mont Blanc question for you – I found a Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire Rollerball Pen new in the box that has been engraved. What are your thoughts on resale value? Have you sold engraved pens? I would imagine the engraved cap could be replaced by Mont Blanc. Always look forward to your posts!

    1. Engravings tend to hurt resale value, but if it’s Montblanc it should still sell for a nice price. It probably wouldn’t be worth it to buy a cap from Montblanc, best just to sell it “as is” to a collector. Make sure it’s not fake though, there are some fakes out there. I’ve only ever found one Montblanc in the trash, and it was a relatively low-end one.

      1. Thank you for your advice. I found the pen at a thrift store, in the original box with the manual. It was a presentation for a job well done. You’re right about replacing the cap – I contacted Mont Blanc and they wouldn’t quote me a price for a replacement cap. They advised me to send it in for “service” and for them to look at it starts at $99…

        1. Yeah it’d probably be way too expensive, plus more work for you. I’m sure there’s a collector out there who has a damaged pen, but a nice cap. They’d probably pay good money for it.

  10. The nanos have an open replacement program from Apple, last I checked, because of the battery not bein serviceable.

    I got a seventh generation nano to replace my nano free of charge (3-4 years back). Probably the reason for the solid price on them still.

    1. I’m pretty sure that replacement program is finished as of last year. Too bad, as I benefited from it on a couple of occasions.

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