Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Plush Rush

Much like my mug obsession and collecting problem, I also do the same thing with plush. Mostly I hoard characters and others that I know do well and I have done great with plush in the past but lately I felt that I was still buying but none was selling. Last month was the mug month and I guess this month has been plush month. I complained to my husband last week that I was not buying any more plush until some of the ones I had got sold; over the course of the last week I've sold 5, not bad!

I love plush because they are cheap to buy, have a great sell through rate if you get the right ones and they ship pretty cheaply because they are lightweight. However, they take up a lot of storage space! I still have a whole lotta plush to unload but I can't complain about my sales at all!

Classic Pooh items tend to do well. This one still had the tags on it but had a small stain on the bee's wing otherwise he'd have sold for more. Bought him for $.99 at Value Village, sold for $12.99 with free 1st class shipping.

This is a vintage Simon plush from the early 80's, I got him and Alvin for $.50 each at the S.A. a few weeks ago. Alvin is in a bit worse condition so I haven't gotten around to listing him yet. Sold for $11 with free 1st class shipping.

I bought this cool Dory on the same day at the S.A. for $.50 also. It was a "Manager's Out to Lunch Sale" and the whole store was 50% off for 2 hours, love happening upon those kinds of sales! Paid 50 cents, sold for $26.99 + Shipping to Canada!
Some Nemo characters do much better than others and I almost never pass up Disney Store Exclusive items because they only run for a limited time and then you can't get them anymore.

Carters Musical Giraffe - plays music and bobs head - I haven't really jumped on the baby lovey band wagon until now. This guy sold for $25 with free shipping, I'll probably look them up at the store before I buy them to make sure but any super soft "Lovie" blankets and baby stuffed animals do really well.  I was looking up my son's favorite bunny the other day just to see if I could find one incase he ever looses him - the only one listed is for $30! Not going to buy him but I'll keep an eye out for others that's for sure!
The other plush sale I had was for a Build a Bear rabbit for $15 with free shipping that I've had for about a year; he sold the 1st day! I bought him with a big lot of BABW items at a yard sale last year for $2 - that $2 has turned into about $60+ profit, this was the last item from the lot! Cha Ching! I chose now to list him because Easter is coming SOON, if you have Easter items list them NOW!
Hope some more plush items sell this week, would be nice to clean out that area a little before the $.25 yard sale plush items start to get collected this spring! Garage sale season is starting up SOON! I went to 2 last week and got a couple items but I can't wait for warmer weather so I can hit some sales!!


  1. I like buying plush as they are usually pretty cheap. How do you store them? I find they take up a lot of space.

    Lisa @ Happy Girl Thrift

    1. Hi Lisa!

      Storage is a huge issue for me as I have to keep all my ebay stuff in my son's bedroom right now! I have a dresser with a large drawer on the bottom, I try to shove as many as I can in that dresser and on the shelf above it; if it gets too full I stop buying until theres more room!