Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sales This Week and FREE!! Stuff

I went to an estate sale yesterday. I spent $5 on a small bag of stuff. Today everything left is being given away for free. Now there wasn't that much that I wanted to begin with when I was paying but I'm going back and I'm excited! FREE!! The home owner was an Avon rep and at least 50% of the stuff is Avon. We all know that Avon doesn't sell, right?? Right. Most of it anyway. I'll stick to the bottles I think are unique…I'll update later this week with what I got.

Sales were good this week again with the majority of my etsy sales through Direct Checkout. I know I sound like a broken record but it's made a huge difference in my etsy sales.

Below are some of my best sales both ebay and etsy.

Vintage Faux Fur Coat. Paid less than $3 in bag sale. Sold for $29 plus shipping. I have 3 other faux furs for sale. Sold on Etsy.
Koala Collector Plate. Paid $1. Sold for $72 plus shipping!! I know most collectable plates aren't worth much and I don't usually pick them up. Sold on Ebay.


Handpainted owl. Bag sale. $3 for a whole bag. Sold the owl for $25 plus shipping. Owls are still selling. Sold on Etsy.



Vintage Weaving Book. Paid $1. Sold for $35 plus shipping. Obscure books are a good bet. Sold on Ebay.


I loved this tapestry. I don't remember how much I paid. It was less than $10. Sold for $48 plus shipping. Sold on Ebay.



Vintage Vogue Advent Calendar pattern. Paid less than a buck. Sold for $27 plus shipping. I was shocked when I saw how much these were selling for. Vintage advent calendars are hot. Patterns or completed calendars. Look at this Avon calendar from the 80s. Sold on Ebay.


In the comments I'd love to hear if anyone else has tried to sell Avon. I purchased a large lot of bottles once from Goodwill. After researching I saw they weren't worth much. I tried to sell them at a rummage sale with zero success. They still sit in my basement..





15 comments:

  1. I recently started following your blog. I have been collecting patterns from the 50s, 60s and 70s but am storing them for another 10-20 years, depending on my mood. I figure I will sell them when the market is hot. Good to know about the pattern calendars.
    My mom was an AVON lady for years. We gave away all of the decanters with the exception of a few. I've never seen them resell well.

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    1. Hi Tami. Thanks for following and commenting :)

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  2. I just passed up a bunch of Avon decanters at a sale cuz I don't know anything about them. Wow, you've had some really nice sales. That owl is really cool and that faux fur looks real! Congrats!

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    1. There are some that sell for a decent price but not very many. You were wise to pass them up.

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  3. I haven't sold any Avon bottles but I've done really well with Avon powder puffs. I've found 3 within the last year and they sold for between $30 and $75 each. Also have sold some of the Avon kids things like like a hedgehog puppet for decent money. Another interesting thing is that most of the Avon stuff sold through Global Shipping.

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    1. Hi Beth. Great sales on the powder puffs. I also noticed that the Avon brushes can bring in great prices. I wonder why?

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  4. Hi Nancy, Nice sales there! That advent calendar brings me back :-) I am going to have to buy one for this year :-) I know some Avon decanters can sell for a tidy sum, but I have never had any luck with them so I tend to avoid them.

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    1. It's probably because there are so many of them out there. They are cool though.

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  5. About your Avon: Admit you made an error in judgement and get rid of them. This might allow some good stuff to flow in! It happens to the best of us.

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    1. You are right. I need to send them on.

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  6. I have sold Avon this year! I bought a big box of it from someone who must've been an Avon rep. I've already sold most of the sets of 2 (I bundled the perfumes to make them more enticing to buyers). I have sold some of the hair care stuff too. Definitely made my money back and more (and haven't listed all of it yet).

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    1. Can I ask what you're getting for it Diana? It seems like people get about $5 usually. I'm glad you're making a profit on it.

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  7. Nice sales! Wow on that plate! If you don't mind me asking, what was the brand for that?

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    1. Kim the brand was Islandia International. The other listings of that brand aren't listed for much except another koala bear plate. It was part of a series called Bears of the World.

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