Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Great Finds for January 2014


Yeah, shoes!  High quality shoes can be expensive.  Knowing high quality name brands to look for when scouting for resale can be lucrative.  I look for names such as Clarks, Dansko, Merrell, Daniel Green, SAS, among others, as these tend to sell quickly and for a nice profit.  But, SOMETIMES, I come across a brand I've never heard of before... a brand that I wind up having to research but the shoes catch my attention because of their unique look.  This is such a pair:
Now, you can see how this pair caught my eye!  They're... well... unique.  So, I found out that they retail for over $300 new.  Um, yeah, I'll take them for $4.99 at Goodwill!  At present, I have 11 watchers on my listing and it has been viewed 124 times in the past ten days.  I expect a sale any day, now.  

Okay, enough about shoes.  I want to tell you about some great items I've picked up at local thrift stores!  First, let me tell you that building toys, such as Legos, Duplos, Lincoln Logs, K'nex, etc., are fast sellers.  Recently, I was able to pick up quite a nice lot of Legos, Duplos, Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs at the local Goodwill Outlet, where everything is priced by the pound (I believe it's $1.29/lb.).  So, needless to say, I didn't pay much for these.  Here ya go:

Another thing to be on the lookout for are parts to old toys such as race car tracks.  One example is the early 1990's toy called Criss Cross Crash.  I can remember my oldest son begging for this race track for Christmas one year (of course, he received one!).  I'm SURE it's still in the attic, SOMEWHERE, but I have yet to locate it.  BUT, I have been able to find parts to this item on two occasions at thrift stores, lately!  And, the majority of the parts have sold, already.  Here is one example:
As you can see, I had three of these and sold all of them.  They are lightweight, so shipping was cheap via First Class Mail.  

The last sold item that I will share, today, is a Little Tikes Wee Waffle Blocks Farm.  There were a few missing pieces, so I listed it indicating what IS included.  It sold in two weeks and I had a few inquiries even after it was sold, hoping I had another.  

I hope that I have inspired you to get out there and hit the thrift stores and find those treasures that SOMEONE out there is just dying to buy.  I am going to make a point to post more often.  Until next time, happy thrifting!

1 comment:

  1. I picked up a bunch of Lincoln Logs pieces at a garage sale last year. Gotta find them and list them. Thanks for reminding me. I was organizing and purging last night and putting stuff into the car for a Goodwill drop off. One of the things I had was a Lite Brite monitor and pegs. The kids never used it. It occurred to me that the pegs will probably sell on Ebay. And they do. I have 400 of them and will probably get about $20 with free shipping for them. Gotta remember about replacement pieces more often. Almost gave away a $20 bill.

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else