Monday, June 21, 2010

Buying and Selling

You can blame it on the gals over at My Dear Trash.

They buy and sell stuff ALL THE TIME.

So now, when I came across an item at GW, on CL or at a yard sale that is under priced...

I buy it...

Clean it up...

Fix it (if it needed it)...

And then resell it.

It is really easy, fun to do, and it will definitely help our vacation fund.

Most of the items that I have bought and sold, I have deleted the pictures for.  So, here are a few of my recent sales that I still have pix for.

Every now and again whenever I get around to it, I'll post some of my resale items for your viewing pleasure.

Here is an iron daybed.

Paid $10
Cost to fix $5
Sold for $40
Profit $25
Gorg, antique chandelier that was heavier then sin.

Paid $25 at a yard sale
I just gave it a good cleaning
Sold for $60
Profit $35

It was missing some of it's prisms but someone still drove ONE HOUR to come and pick it up.
Look at all the brassy detail goodness...
And those bling bling prisms are to die for...
I bought five different sets of wooden nesting dolls.

I let the kids play with them for awhile before I sold them.

Here is the pirate set which was my fav.

Paid $15
Sold $30
Profit $15
I could go on and on and on...

I have so much fun doing this.

I am truly my father's daughter.

And proud of it. :)


Pam said...

I've done this a bit in the past, but I need to step it up now. It truly is fun, isn't it? You found some excellent pieces to turn over. Yeah! Already following you. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Ginger said...

Great idea and even better finds! Isn't it amazing what some people will get rid of?

Kelli said...

That is awesome! I wish I would've snagged that chandelier...I've been wanting one! You are so creative, it is really inspiring me to try things out of my comfort zone! Thanks for all the great ideas.