April 17, 2019 by kittynh
I admit that with Spring weather here, I’m visiting all the vintage shops and charity shops. Because for much of the winter I watched videos on how to pick and sell items!
I loved the shopping part. I do not like the “Packing and shipping” part. Also that it appears Goodwill has raised their prices. There is also something called “Savers” that should be avoided by pickers.
I do vintage shop for old local items, such as from the town where I live. This post is just to show some of finds from just two shops and one day.
I also like to find nice art for the walls, and gifts for friends. Since I volunteer at the Historical Society, I like to find items they might want for their collection. Also they have a wonderful auction in the Fall, and I like to look for something to donate to the auction.
Only the best will do, but you can often find treasure if you look long enough.
The one FB group I belong to seems to be pickers that sell on ETSY and Ebay.
They share their finds, and also ask advice about how much an item is worth. Even with the wonders of the internet, it’s often difficult to find out how much a seller should charge.
I like to share my good deals, even if I don’t sell. One recent good deal was this Sebastian miniature COW. I bought it for 50 cents, and it sells for $25 and up. I don’t know WHY, as it is very ugly.
However the history is the best part for me. It seems in Boston there is a law about cows and the Boston Common. Since there are no longer any public cow paths to the common, if you own a house on the common, you are required by law to let ANYONE with a cow bring it through your house to get to the common.
I just want to borrow a cow for a weekend and see if I CAN get a cow through a house!
Please film any encounters you have with trying to get a cow through someone’s house. That would be special.
I really like the town blocks you found. And agree that that cow is extremely ugly.
I won’t tell you what houses on Boston Common go for, but, I would only bring a calf or small cow. Because I’m not sure how you really handle a cow, I plan to start small.
Hehe good luck with your cow experiements! Thanks so much for my beautiful cat butterflies, they arrived today and I love them. Jenny x
oh thank you for your lovely presents and I am using the napkins now!!! Modge Podging!
Aw you’re very welcome and glad they are useful to you, looking forward to seeing what they turn into x
I only like selling things in person. Mail order is weird. I don’t owe anybody any feedback. I like selling at flea markets. It’s better to buy collections off ppl. Thrift stores are a waste of time and gas. You’d be better off buying off ebay to sell on ebay, than running around and wasting gas. Yard sales are ok, but you’ll hit 5 of them, and maybe get enough stuff to justify your time. There’s too much competition these days because of ebay, and show like storage wars and pickers. Some people just do it for fun. I don’t get that. It’s more fun buying stuff to keep. Selling at flea markets is cool. You meet a lot of really interesting people.