I’m working on a book listing items commonly found in homes that will bring at least $25 on eBay.
- Basketball shoes - 10-20 years old in great shape can bring hundreds depending on the brand and athlete tie in.
- Old advertising matchbooks - most of these are worthless, I’ll explain in the book which ones bring the most money.
- Employee pins. Like the matchbooks, most of these have no value. I’ve sold some for $50-250, and seen a few sell for $1200 and more.
- Kitchen appliances. I once sold a wood tray that went with a 1930’s toaster for $150.
- Collectible cards and stickers. My first eBay sales were Wacky Packages stickers I had collected in grade school. I didn’t have a camera, but had a scanner. The shoebox full brought in more than enough to buy a camera. (Digital cameras were expensive back then!)
- Cereal premiums. I sold a set of Dick Tracey rings years ago for $145. They were from Post cereal.
- Got suggestions?
What have you sold that brought an odd amount? Something that surprised you? If you post a comment below with something you were pleasantly surprised with the selling price, I’ll give you a copy of the book when I get it finished. By posting you’re giving me permission to use your name and words in the book.
PS If you post, please be as specific as posible. If you’re story involves dishes tell us the maker, the pattern, and the price.