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Bargain Bandit Tuesday 1/15/2013

Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for my Bargain Bandit episode. Every week, I share information about some of my recent sales, show off some favorite picks, and shout out to fellow you-

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Bargain Bandit Tuesday 1/15/2013

Games You Should Pick # 7: Pirates of th

Hi everyone! I thought since board games are my specialty, I would do a Game of the Week feature where I talk about a different board game and why you should be picking it up. We’ll call this fe

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Games You Should Pick # 7: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Pirates Dice Game

YouTube Round-up 1-5-13 to 1-11-13

In this weekly feature, we’ll post links to various videos on YouTube that were posted in the past week. These videos may be helpful to pickers just starting out or to seasoned veterans. Or they

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YouTube Round-up 1-5-13 to 1-11-13

Highlighted eBay Post: Clue (1963)

In this weekly feature, which will be posted every Thursday, I will talk about a current listing of mine. I’ll explain why it’s a good pick-up and why it might still be for sale on eBay in

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Highlighted eBay Post: Clue (1963)

How-To Wednesdays: Checking Board Games

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How-To Wednesdays: Checking Board Games for Completeness

How-To Wednesdays: Checking Board Games for Completeness

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by on January 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Every Wednesday, we’ll do a short how-to where we’ll tackle a topic in the reselling space and try to give clarity on it. eBay and other selling platforms, as well as picking itself, can be daunting. If you have a topic you would like to see in the How-To Wednesday topic, please leave comments and we will try to add it to the schedule. Thanks for reading!

A very common question I get all the time is “How do I know if a game is complete?” There are a variety of ways to figure this out.

2013-01-09 17.22.31First, and most commonly, the instructions inside the board game will usually have a detailed list of everything that is supposed to be in the game, including how many cards there are supposed to be (if it’s a game with cards.) If the instructions are missing, fear not, because on newer board games, the back of the box will often have that same listing of contents.

2013-01-09 17.23.15If it’s an older game without instructions or the instructions don’t detail what’s supposed to be in the box, which is a fairly common issue with games that are pre 1970, knowing what is supposed to be in the game can be difficult. One of the easiest ways to check for completeness is to check other eBay listings to see what people are saying there is supposed to be. If you find three or four listings with the same contents list, it’s pretty likely that’s what a complete game looks like.

If you can’t find other listings that detail what they have in the game and the other methods are failing you, another great place to check is boardgamegeek.com. This website is full of information about board games, and the older games will usually have a contents listing or someone will have posted on the forum what the game is supposed to have. If not, it can’t hurt to post yourself and ask what’s supposed to be in the game, and maybe someone who knows they have a complete copy will give you a list.

Finally, Google is your friend and a Google search for the game, if all other methods have failed, will usually result in a million listings that have nothing to do with what you need to know, but one somewhere in that haystack that will give you the info.

When all else fails, simply list the game on eBay and detail out what the contents you have in the game. Do not say it is complete, let other people come to their own assumptions about the game. If you do not claim it is complete, because you aren’t sure, and you list everything that is included, then the person buying the game knows what they are getting.

Hope this helps!

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Games You Should Pick #6: Aggravation

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by on January 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Hi everyone!

I thought since board games are my specialty, I would do a Game of the Week feature where I talk about a different board game and why you should be picking it up. We’ll call this feature Games You Should Pick. To make this interesting, I’m only going to talk about games I’ve actually managed to find and sell. There’s all kinds of games you should be looking out for, like Fireball Island and Dark Tower, but I haven’t managed to find either of those yet!

This week’s game is Aggravation.

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Aggravation is a popular marble game in which players move marbles from their base to their home around a board. It’s very simple gameplay that has been released many times over the years. The first release of this game was in 1962 from the CO-5 Company. It has since been re-released by Lakeside Games and Milton Bradley.

The pricing on this varies from $15 to $60 based on condition.  The age actually has very little to do with the price as well. Original first year copies sell for about the same as copies from 1998. The important thing with this game is that all the marbles are there. The board should also be in very good condition. Even poor condition boxes will sell very easily and for pretty decent money. The better the condition, though, the more valuable the game. Sealed copies from the 60s to the 80s could sell as high as $80. Very good condition copies from all years could net anywhere from $20 for newer versions to $60 for vintage copies (but these need to be near mint). Poor condition copies, with significant box damage, will still sell easily for $15 to $20. These games are difficult to keep in stock, so easily do they sell.

I’ve sold two copies of Aggravation. The first was a 1999 copy that was in excellent condition. I sold that one for $19.99 plus shipping. The other I sold was a very poor condition release from 1977. The box was a complete disaster and the die was a replacement die, but all the marbles where there and the bottom box along with the insert were still in fairly good condition. That copy sold for $14.99 plus shipping. Both copies sold within a couple of days of being listed.

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Games You Should Pick #5: Guess Who

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by on December 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hi everyone!

I thought since board games are my specialty, I would do a Game of the Week feature where I talk about a different board game and why you should be picking it up. We’ll call this feature Games You Should Pick. To make this interesting, I’m only going to talk about games I’ve actually managed to find and sell. There’s all kinds of games you should be looking out for, like Fireball Island and Dark Tower, but I haven’t managed to find either of those yet!

This week’s game is Guess Who.

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Guess Who? is a children’s game that originated across the sea in Great Britain in 1979. The first U.S. release was in 1982. It’s an incredibly popular and fun game that children of any age and even adults can enjoy playing. The objective is to figure out what the hidden card is by asking pointed questions, like does the person have red hair or do they have a mustache? Based on the answer, players flip down cards that couldn’t be the matching card. It’s 20 questions, portrait style.

Because of the popularity of these games, there are a lot of copies out there. However, as it’s primarily a children’s game, good copies are few and far between. Most are missing cards or have damage. Even ones that seem in great condition are often missing the scoring markers. If you do find a complete one, the year of release actually matters very little. This is one case where the older versions actually tend to under perform  compared to the ones from the 1990s. The pricing of this game can be all over the place, as well. At any given time, there can be about 150 copies of this game, in varying versions, up on eBay. Some people just want to sell theirs quickly, so they really undercut the price. But at the same time they are undercutting, people overcharging are selling their copies too. Because it’s a popular game, a lot of them do sell.

Another interesting thing is that because of its popularity, this game is one of those that comes in many themes. There’s a Star Wars theme, a Marvel theme, a Pokemon theme, and many more. The themed versions tend to not perform as well as the original versions, but they will still sell, so it’s worth picking up. There’s also an electronic version of Guess Who? that is not worth that much and does not sell well, so be sure you get those for very cheap.

I’ve sold three copies of Guess Who? in varying versions. The themed version of Guess Who? I’ve sold was a Littlest Pet Shop copy. I sold it with a Littlest Pet Shop Go Fish game as well, for $21.99 with free shipping. My profit on that one ended up being around 9 dollars ,and only because I did include a second themed game. Otherwise, it would have sold for less. The other two were non themed versions. They were the 2002 release (shown above) and the 1996 release (shown below.) I did better on the newer release, selling that one for $12.99 plus shipping and clearing about $10 profit. On the 1996 release, there were some pretty big condition issues, so I sold that one for $20.99 with shipping and made about $8 profit.

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Highlighted eBay Post: Screaming Eagles

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by on December 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

In this weekly feature, which will be posted every Thursday, I will talk about a current listing of mine. I’ll explain why it’s a good pick-up and why it might still be for sale on eBay in an attempt to help other people understand the process of selling on eBay and the items I pick up. Please comment and let me know what you think!

Screaming Eagles eBay listing

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Screaming Eagles is an air combat game for 2-4 players. Play alone or as a team and be the first to shoot down all enemy aircraft. There are four squadrons to choose from: Eagle, Cobra, Stallion and Tiger, separated into two colors, blue and tan. It was released in 1987 by Milton Bradley.

This is one of those games that has fallen through the cracks for me. Once upon a time, I experimented with Good Until Cancelled, and this was one of the items I did that with. My advice: never do that! First, it apparently severely affects how the listing appears in the search results. And second, doing that could cause you to forget about the item and tweaking the listing is an important part of getting an item sold.

This copy of Screaming Eagles is in good condition. The box is in good condition, with no repairs or splits or tape marks. There is a dirt stain on the top left corner of the top of the box. There is visible shelf wear. The interior contents are in very good condition, but it is missing one blue peg, which is not a critical component to playing the game (there is a large supply of blue pegs.) The original instructions are included.

The reason this game has not sold yet is probably mostly due to the fact I had it as a Good Until Cancelled listing. I also had a very high price point with no ability to make offers. Even though on first look, this game appears to be highly collectible, the demand for it is actually very low, and there’s a pretty good supply of this game out there. Today, I cancelled the listing and re-listed it for a lower price point for 30 days fixed price, with the ability for buyers to make offers. Hopefully this will get it sold!

With this price point, I’m looking at a pure profit of $13-14 dollars. Unfortunately, shipping costs on this game are pretty high. It’s a 4 pound game, so the fees I’m going to have pay on shipping costs will amount to a few dollars. Regardless, it should still net me some decent money, although it may still take a while to sell.

UPDATE on last week’s Highlighted eBay Post: Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge

I’m 2 out of 3 now with selling my highlighted posts! The St. Louis-in-a-Box hasn’t sold yet, but the Harry Potter Levitating Challenge sold the day after I posted about it (on Friday). It sold for $10.99 plus shipping, so I’ll make a few dollars on it when all is said and done. Interestingly enough, the buyer didn’t pay for the Priority Mail shipping method on this one, so they didn’t need it for Christmas. It arrived the 27th via Parcel Post.

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How-To Wednesdays: Taking Pictures of Board Games

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by on December 27, 2012 at 1:59 am

Every Wednesday, we’ll do a short how-to where we’ll tackle a topic in the reselling space and try to give clarity on it. eBay and other selling platforms, as well as picking itself, can be daunting. If you have a topic you would like to see in the How-To Wednesday topic, please leave comments and we will try to add it to the schedule. Thanks for reading!

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As with anything where condition is everything in the price of an object, taking plentiful quality pictures of board games is critical. The more collectible, vintage, or expensive the board game, the truer this gets. It’s important that when a buyer looks at the pictures, they know exactly what the game they are going to buy looks like. The description is equally as important, especially when describing defects that don’t photograph as well, like creases or faint stains, but the proof is in the pudding and in this case, the pudding is the pictures.

First, it’s important to take a good picture of the front of the box. This is the ‘drawing in’ picture and should actually present the game in its best light. This is first picture people will see when looking at the listings. If the first picture is not attractive or shows the game, even a game with significant defects, as a quality product, most people won’t even click on it. Be sure to get the box in full in one picture.

Risk Newer Version (4)It is also important that you get detailed pictures of the contents. If there are small collectible figurines, like in Monopoly, you  may want a shot of just those tokens. If there are condition issues on the contents, be sure you get an up-close shot of the worst of those condition issues. In the picture of the green Risk piece, you can see that I am demonstrating that some of the pieces have come apart. I disclosed how many of those pieces came apart in the description, but having at least one picture of that damage in the listing prevents a buyer from trying to claim that I didn’t describe an item properly. Also note, I still sold that Risk game for a lot of money, so damage to unimportant pieces (and these are relatively unimportant pieces since no one ever uses them all during one play of the game) will not actually affect whether someone buys it or not. But not disclosing that info will affect whether they complain when they receive it.

The final, and perhaps most important, item to take good pictures of and disclose in the description is the condition of the box. This can range from disclosing minor shelf wear to significant damage to the box. Take as many close-up pictures of box damage as possible. Here are a few examples:

Othello (2) Battleship Vintage (4) Stock Market Game (3) Aggravation Original (2)

I hope this helps you take better pictures and sell games quickly.

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Games You Should Pick #4: The Stock Market Game

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by on December 26, 2012 at 3:39 am

Hi everyone!

I thought since board games are my specialty, I would do a Game of the Week feature where I talk about a different board game and why you should be picking it up. We’ll call this feature Games You Should Pick. To make this interesting, I’m only going to talk about games I’ve actually managed to find and sell. There’s all kinds of games you should be looking out for, like Fireball Island and Dark Tower, but I haven’t managed to find either of those yet!

This week’s game is The Stock Market Game.

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Stock Market Game: The Aristocrat of Money Games is a family game for 2 to 8 players. The goal is to have the most capital by strategically buying and selling shares of stock at constantly changing prices. The first person to $100,000 wins the game. It was published by Western Publishing Company in 1968.

This game was a popular buy in its time. As such, there’s quite a few of them out there on the market, but many of them are not in the greatest of condition. It was not only popular to buy the year it was released, but it was played like crazy by those who got it. There were two other release years of this game. The 1963 version is actually worth less than this year’s, but there are fewer of the 1963 year out there, and if you can find one in great condition, it might be worth quite a bit. The 1981 release is worth about the same amount as the 1968 release.

I have sold two copies of the 1968 release of this game. The first one was in poor condition. It was well played with and the box has a lot of condition issues. I was able to sell it for $20 plus shipping.  The second one was in much better condition. The box had very few issues and the game did not appear to be handled very much. Because of the lack of condition issues, this one was a much better sale. I was able to sell it for $40 plus shipping. Also, because of the better condition, it sold much faster. This is the truth for any type of board game, the better the condition, the faster it will sell!

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YouTube Round-up 12-15-12 to 12-21-12

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by on December 22, 2012 at 1:40 am

In this weekly feature, we’ll post links to various videos on YouTube that were posted in the past week. These videos may be helpful to pickers just starting out or to seasoned veterans. Or they just may be very entertaining. If you want to know who you should be watching on YouTube, this is a great list to start you out! We’ll be posting it every Friday for the week prior. If there are multiple videos on the person’s channel this week, we are linking only one, so be sure to subscribe to anyone you find interesting and check out the rest of their videos!

Must Watch Video of the Week

“Flip It To Sell” Haul #1 – Plushes, Mug, Game – HighlandPicker
Note: This video is hilarious and heartfelt, so it earns it’s place as the Must Watch Video of the Week.

Haul & Sales Videos
Texas Auction Picker Saturday night Auction haul 12-15-12 Toys, toys, toys! – Micheal Bomberger
this week 12-15-12 JUAN SANTANA (BIGGY BUYING THE CITY) RIDING $$$ GARAGE SALES PART 1 – juan santana
Finding Nothing is Part of HUSTLING – Ride Along with Bonafide Hustler – Bonafide Hustler
Goodwill and Other Thrift Store Haul and Ride Along – Resale Renegade – ResaleRenegade
Thrift Shop And Goodwill Haul During The Week. Women’s stuff and some other goodies – PickingProfits
Retro Retail: Friday night Auction, Plets, Snow Shoes, VTG Adding Machine – RetroRetail
Salvation Army Haul Video. Only 3 more days until the After the Apocalypse sales start. – William Stoner
12 18 Haul Video – Cripple Picker
AUCTION HAUL AND VIRTUAL PICK HAUL…SHOUT OUT VIDEO!! – BrandNewPicker
12.15.12 Haul Video Garage Yard Sale How to make money resell – ThePickerGoose
thriftstore number 1 – thewarlord1944
***BIG WEEKEND HAUL, Craigslist Deals and TONS of Hotwheels – yogipicker
Christmas picking – Polictical Picker
Awesome Garage Sale Find! Magicians Personal Box of Vintage Magic Tricks – garagesalervaughn
Yard Sale / Flea Market Finds Haul Video #149 Part 1 – terminal99
Family Thrift Store: Grab Bags and Clothing – geminigal07
Update on CDs listed… Amazon Sales, Lots of Jewelry to List on eBay! Just checking in – MikesCollection
The Consignment Experiment. Part 6 – 12/20/2012 – 2ndhanddaisy
A&C TRIO | First Item SOLD On Ebay!!!! – antiquesandcollectab

Helpful Videos

Selling Neck Ties on Ebay: What I Look For, How I List Them, and How I Ship Them! – annabellasgiftshop
Evening Glass of Beer(s) with GlobalVoodoo Episode 11 Free Giveaways! – globalvoodoo
Making Money From Discontinued Items On eBay – Phoenix Picker
“Trash Talk & Treasures” with Brent & Wally Episode 17 (XMAS SPECIAL!!!!!) Season Finale! – ounitproductions
Is an Ebay Store Worth it? Selling and Making Money Online – Discussion Highlight – KennyChumsky

Entertaining and Interesting Videos

For Sale – Vintage Butterfly Knife – picking reselling – TheWarwickWarrior
My Storage Auction Partnership With A Former Drug Dealer – StorageAuctionShogun
The Gal Picker Show with Tracey and Staci 12/19/12 – TheGalPickerShow – All about  Spreadsheets
$1 to 50K Challenge Supplementary Episode: 10 Reasons Not To Buy And Sell Cameras + Challenge Update – 1dollarto50k

krausehouseofcards YouTube Channel Videos

All About Boardgames (Krause House of Cards and Games) – Weekly Boardgame Show
The Bargain Bandit 12/18/2012 – Y1, E28 (Yard Sales to eBay)

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Highlighted eBay Post: Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge

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by on December 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

In this weekly feature, which will be posted every Thursday, I will talk about a current listing of mine. I’ll explain why it’s a good pick-up and why it might still be for sale on eBay in an attempt to help other people understand the process of selling on eBay and the items I pick up. Please comment and let me know what you think!

Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge

Harry Potter Levitating Game (1) Harry Potter Levitating Game (2) Harry Potter Levitating Game (3) Harry Potter Levitating Game (4)

Harry Potter items are one of those ‘always collectible’ types of products. This is a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Levitating Challenge. A player sets up an obstacle course and then attempts to get the ball through it, which is levitating in the air thanks to blowing air. The player controls how much air is blowing at any time, so the objective is to raise and lower it accurately, without dropping it altogether or running into an obstacle.

This item is not overly popular, but at the same time, there aren’t a whole lot of them for sale on eBay. The problem with selling this is that, even though Harry Potter items are still very collectible, this item is not one that is in great demand. Not many were bought and sold at the time this item was released, mainly because the gimmick doesn’t appeal to many people, especially collectors. New, unopened ones come up on eBay periodically and the price point is low, no matter if it’s new or opened.

This copy of the game is in good condition. The game has been tested and works well. It is complete, including the original instructions. The box has some tape damage, shelf wear and creasing. There was a battery acid leak but it doesn’t affect the ability of the game to function and has been cleaned up thoroughly, although I disclose this on the listing. Everything else in the game is in fantastic condition.

The reason this copy of the game has not sold yet is likely for two reasons. First, demand is very low on this item. Second, with demand being so low, people are more likely to buy a copy that hasn’t had a battery acid leak or has a box in better condition. I may have to lower my price point even more than it already is to actually sell it. Right now, I have it listed for $10.99 plus shipping. It’s difficult to lower it any more, because I did pay a pretty penny for this item. Electronic games are always a risk unless you are going to open the battery section on site, because leaks happen and it can definitely lower the value of an item.

If I do manage to sell it for $10.99 plus shipping, I’d be looking at about $5 profit on the item, because of what I paid for the item and fees I’ll be paying on the cost of shipping it.

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How-to Wednesdays: Keeping Track with Spreadsheets

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by on December 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

app.ht3Every Wednesday, we’ll do a short how-to where we’ll tackle a topic in the reselling space and try to give clarity on it. eBay and other selling platforms, as well as picking itself, can be daunting. If you have a topic you would like to see in the How-To Wednesday topic, please leave comments and we will try to add it to the schedule. Thanks for reading!

In The Gal Picker Show episode on 12/19/12, Tracey and I (Staci) talked about our respective spreadsheets that we use to keep track of our inventory and sales. Keeping track of inventory and sales is a very important part of picking for many reasons. First, it’s helpful to know how much money you are making. You don’t want to be in a position where you think you are making money, but in reality, are losing money. Keeping track of inventory and sales can help spot trends you might not otherwise see and also lets you know if some inventory items are better left on the tables and shelves, rather than being bought. Finally, but most importantly, keeping track of sales helps a great deal with tax and end-of-year income. The last thing anyone needs is the IRS coming after them for unreported income.

Recording my purchases and sales is part of my overall process. When I first get items in, I record my purchase price and purchase date in the spreadsheet. This is before any cleaning of the items takes place or pictures are taken. Recording all items, regardless of whether they end up being worth anything or not, is important, because even mistake purchases are part of the overhead in this business and you want to make sure every dime is tracked.

Once the item is recorded in the spreadsheet, I also periodically go through the for sale portion of the spreadsheet and mark whether the item is already listed on eBay and also move items that won’t be able to be sold, either because of condition issues, or because it’s simply not worth anything, to the not-to-be-sold sheet. This is part of housecleaning that needs to be done in order to make sure that the spreadsheets remain useful and up-to-date.

After an item is sold, the information about the sale needs to be recorded. This includes the sale price, the sale date, the shipping cost, eBay and PayPal fees (if any), and sales tax collected (if any.) This should all be recorded in a separate sheet that is refreshed each year.

In a separate sheet, it’s also a good idea to keep track of all overhead expenses, like the cost of boxes and shipping materials, promotional materials, and any other miscellaneous expenses. This will make doing taxes at the end of the year much easier, if you’ve already got the information handy! For your handy reference, here’s a blank version of the spreadsheet I use. It’s in Excel format:

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Bargain Bandit Tuesday 12/18/12

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by on December 19, 2012 at 6:13 am

Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for my Bargain Bandit episode. Every week, I share information about some of my recent sales, show off some favorite picks, and shout out to fellow you-tubers I enjoy watching. I really enjoying doing these shows and would love to hear what other people think.

As promised in the episode, here’s a bonus item that I recently sold!

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Items from Walt Disney World are highly collectible. I found this hat at a yard sale and it still had the tags!  It’s a Graphic Edge Hat that was made for Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary. It was in brand new condition and even had the protector still on the inside.

When I bought this, I mainly did so because the person only wanted $1 and it was brand new. I had no idea how much value this hat would have. Some have sold on eBay for upwards of $40, but the average price of these is between $20 and $25 (all price estimates include shipping.) I had this up for a couple of months before it sold. I had it listed for $24.99 with best offer. I received an initial offer for $17 and after a few back and forths, we settled upon $20.49. It only cost a couple of dollars to ship, since it was light enough to go first class. I place all items like this in boxes, because people are expecting to get a product in good condition, and this is the type of object that can get damaged if you put it in an envelope. After the cost of the item, shipping, and eBay and PayPal fees, my profit on this item was $13.48.

You can view tonight’s Bargain Bandit episode here (or below). Please visit my channel and like and subscribe! You may leave me comments on my YouTube channel or here. Thanks for watching!

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