Friday, August 29, 2014

Giraffe Sale

Remember this guy from a previous post? I finally listed him yesterday and he sold within a couple of hours for a best offer of $30. I'd listed it for 39.99 OBO. After some angst about not knowing if it was brass or bronze I just described him as that. Brass or bronze. Problem solved :) Sometimes I worry a little too much…


Yesterday I also listed another item that had been languishing for a couple of years because of indecision/angst. This model kit was purchased at a yard sale for $1. I have no idea if all of the pieces are there or not. The instructions are in Spanish. I couldn't find the year it was made. Finally I just decided to list it with the little information I have. It already has 4 watchers. I couldn't find anything like it anywhere so I'm hoping it is a desirable unique item.  The original price tag of $99.95 is still on it and it appears vintage. I priced it at $99.99 OBO. What do you think? Too high? Too low? 


I signed up for Google Adsense today. I don't see any ads on my blog. Do you? There they are. 

Have a good thrifting/holiday weekend. 


12 comments:

  1. That's a really cool model! I hope you get full price for it. You won't see ads on your blog until you get approved. It takes a week or two and then they'll send you an email.

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    1. The ads showed up. I think I may have signed up for Adsense years ago and not used it. Maybe that is why it didn't take long.

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    2. Thanks for blogging about your own Adsense experience. It prompted me to give it a try.

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  2. Love the model kit. I think some people spend too much time researching. Sometimes you should just go with your gut and aim high.

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    1. Yeah for me I think I'm too afraid of making a mistake. I forget that I can say I just don't know.

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  3. Oye, this inspires me, I need to get eBay listing!

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  4. Nice sale on the giraffe. List as much info as you have and see what happens. Hope you get near asking price on that model!

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    1. Haven't had any offers on the model yet. Lots of lookers though.

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  5. I totally needed to read this right now I have BOXES of stuff I need to list. I just need to GET OVER the it's not perfect hurdle.

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    1. Yes. It holds me up so many times! I hope you get your imperfect stuff listed too. Remember most vintage stuff isn't perfect anyway. That's part of the charm. And if someone wants something a little flaw isn't going to put them off.

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