Side Note - when I post about these awesome flips I do it so that other resellers like myself know to be on the lookout for them at the thrifts and yard sales, not soley to brag or anything like that, I want to help you guys out! Both of these things almost didn't get purchased because I didn't know that they were valuable!
These are Spirit - The Stallion of the Cimmeron playsets. I got a kid-free shopping day back a month ago or so and was at Goodwill browsing around the toys when I saw these. I actually almost didn't buy them because I am cheap and at $2.99 each for a "gamble" (couldn't find anything about them on eBay on my iPhone at the store) I just wasn't sure so at one point I even took them out of my little rolly cart and put them back. The more I thought about it the more I was sure they'd be worth a few bucks at least and I could always bring them back within 7 days.
Well, I am incredibly glad I picked up those playsets. They sold a couple of weeks ago as a Best Offer for $185 + shipping! SHOCK! I actually listed them separately because one set was missing 2 pieces, they sold to the same buyer in Canada via Best Offer and I combined the shipping. Now lets just pray they aren't held up in Customs and get to my buyer safe and sound!
By the way, in doing my research aobut Spirit - If you ever find a Breyer Spirit horse new in the box - you have struck gold!
He sold within less than a week for my full asking price of $149.99 and this one is heading to OK so he went via free Priority Mail shipping this morning! (Has anyone else noticed a serious increase in International sales lately? Over 3/4 of my sales have been international this month!)
My daughter, bless her heart, got seriously attached to Balto in this past week so it's been a hard day for her but that is how things work in this house, she knew when we brought him home that he was destined for eBay and that she could play with him til he sold but I think she thought it would take a little longer than a week, so did I! Luckily I have calmed her tears with a trip to Value Village and found her a new Rex dino from Toy Story today. She's such a good kid putting up with her mom selling everything!
These are 2 of my best re-sale flips to date and I've been doing this for several years now. I am so grateful and blessed that I have found this niche/hobby. I have been saving all of my eBay sales money for the last couple of months and I am so happy to say that we have saved enough to pay for Christmas already this year as well as really enjoy ourselves in Hawaii next month. Who knew that toys and stuffed animals would fund my Christmas budget this year?! I would have never believed it a couple of years ago!