6.09.2010

Slight change of direction

I started this blog to chronicle the items that I buy at garage sales and flip on ebay.  I have been doing this for a long time, and the only drawback is that sometimes I end up with pieces and parts, odds and ends, and general piles of stuff that sit unsold.  Some of these items need repair, some are orphans that need to be paired with other items.

Although I usually end up making money on this stuff, sometimes it has to sit for months or years until it is ready to sell.  This would not be a problem if I had a nice big barn or huge basement.  Unfortunately, I have neither of those things and the piles of crap drive my wife crazy.  Crazy to the point of talking about moving to a bigger house, because of my crap.

We just refinanced into a 15 year mortgage at a fixed 4.25%, with a payment that is only about $200 more than we were paying when we bought the place 5 years ago.  Our house is not huge, but it is a great property in a great neighborhood with great neighbors.  I don't want to move, and moving to a bigger place just to store my yard sale junk is what really sounds crazy to me.

So...

I have come to the conclusion that I need to get my house under control.  My house is bursting at the seams with video games, board games, and a plethora of other junk that needs to go.  The house is bloated.  We are going to exorcise the bloat.


I am officially on yard sale hiatus, but I will continue to sell on ebay and craigslist to get rid of the excess junk.  I will continue to blog about the stuff I am selling, and I will do my best to remember what I paid for it, and try to offer buying tips for similar items.

I love my wife, and I love my house.  I need to clean my crap out of the house so that my wife will love our house again.

6.05.2010

Revell Model Corvette Sebring 1971

I usually find a few models every year, and it is hard to know what they will go for.  I will never buy a model that looks incomplete.  I will buy incomplete Lego sets, but you don't want an incomplete model.  This one looks to be complete with instructions and is in good condition.  I picked up a few items at this sale and my cost for this probably ended up at about 75 cents.  For these smaller models I won't go over $2, and it would have to look really good to pay that much.  I like to pay a dollar or less, and then if it is a dirt common model, I can throw it into a lot and get a few dollars out of it.

Within the first hour of listing it I have 3 watchers.

My Auction (ends June 10),     Update: Sold for 99 cents.  What is going on ?

6.03.2010

Commodore 64 Games

This lot of games came from the Commodore 64 lot I purchased below.  I noticed on ebay that sometimes the C64 games can go for quite a bit of money, so I pulled out the three floppys, and added the one cartridge game from my own collection that I am selling off, and I will start them at 99 cents.  I took lots of pictures because I know this is probably going to a collector.

Amazon carries one of the games here:  Conflict in Vietnam 

 
Update:  Unsold.  This is ridiculous.  Is my judgement that far off?  Do I smell bad?  I haven't had such a bad streak in a long time.  I am going to relist this at $39.95 buy it now / best offer.