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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2013
    Blue Springs, MO
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    Best eBay finds? Rescued treasures, amazing deals, favorite buys?

    Thought I'd kick off a thread or two to boost up some activity in the eBay section.

    Share some of your favorite eBay buys here!
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    us
    Aug 2013
    Blue Springs, MO
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    I'll start with one best deals I've gotten..

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    Most was 14k, rest 10k. Paid just over $6 a gram .. still don't know how I got it.

    Not likely to ever find a deal like that again on there, but I wouldn't mind if I did!

  3. #3
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Killer score, congrats!
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    Aug 2013
    Blue Springs, MO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    Killer score, congrats!
    Thanks.. but really hoping to get some other people to post some of their favorite or best deals.

    I know that selling on ebay can be a pain, but buying can still have its perks!

  5. #5
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    eBay is so commercialized now that good deals are few and far between. I fair much better at the good ol brick and mortar garage sales. Even Thrift stores are getting tough. The price you pay for having information at your finger tips
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    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2013
    Blue Springs, MO
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    eBay is so commercialized now that good deals are few and far between. I fair much better at the good ol brick and mortar garage sales. Even Thrift stores are getting tough. The price you pay for having information at your finger tips
    I absolutely agree. You wont find steals on ebay st the same rate you would anywhere else. And thrift stores are getting ticky about giving things away nowadays, lol. But like anywhere else deals are there its just a matter of putting in the time, a bit of research, and down right luck. Doesn't have to be a deal though to be posted here.. could be a cool find or just a favorite buy. For example I bought my AT pro used there for a decent price, never had a problem and still using few years later.
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  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2010
    East Coast
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    There are still plenty of great deals on eBay, but just like other treasure hunting you have to put in the time and do the work. I like all types historical photographs including daguerreotypes and tintypes. My favorite method is to search old tintypes and select "buy it now" and click "newly listed". Then I sit there for 2 or 3 hours and click refresh every 15 seconds to see the new items were just listed. My best find was an important outdoor quarter plate daguerreotype (listed under tintypes) that was quickly sold to a Historical Society. I paid the price of a common Morgan silver dollar and received a price equal to just less than 3 ounces of gold. You have to be very quick with your buy, because on this refresh three wonderful photographs popped up but by the time I completed my first purchase the other two had already been sold. All three photos had been bought within 1 minute of being listed. Another good buy was a studio tintype of a man sitting in a chair reading a paper. I checked the photo with a loop and the headline was "Abraham Lincoln Shot".
    There are still good buys so put in the time and good luck!
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    Reg

    May 2020
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    eBay isn't what it used to be. There are rarely any "finds" on the sight anymore. You can, however, try to negotiate a seller down in price (especially if they're motivated to sell), to where you end up with a pretty good deal.
    "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." Oscar Wilde

  9. #9
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
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    My best ebay buys were from years ago. We used to make some great scores by searching misspelled items and things listed in the wrong category.
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    Mar 2017
    North Georgia
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldnsilver View Post
    There are still plenty of great deals on eBay, but just like other treasure hunting you have to put in the time and do the work. I like all types historical photographs including daguerreotypes and tintypes. My favorite method is to search old tintypes and select "buy it now" and click "newly listed". Then I sit there for 2 or 3 hours and click refresh every 15 seconds to see the new items were just listed. My best find was an important outdoor quarter plate daguerreotype (listed under tintypes) that was quickly sold to a Historical Society. I paid the price of a common Morgan silver dollar and received a price equal to just less than 3 ounces of gold. You have to be very quick with your buy, because on this refresh three wonderful photographs popped up but by the time I completed my first purchase the other two had already been sold. All three photos had been bought within 1 minute of being listed. Another good buy was a studio tintype of a man sitting in a chair reading a paper. I checked the photo with a loop and the headline was "Abraham Lincoln Shot".
    There are still good buys so put in the time and good luck!
    I think this is a great strategy. Specialize in something and put in the time. I'm sure people have gotten more savvy about listing, but there are still a lot of people who list things without knowing how to describe them or photograph them. That's where I've found some things. I think I just got something good. I will post some pictures it when it arrives if it is what I hope.
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  11. #11
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    Mar 2017
    North Georgia
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    Found this Hercules Gun Club 2018 fob/medal out of a mixed lot that I got for $14.00. Last one sold for $210.00. I'll let you know if I do as well. Its about 1.5" tall and rolled gold.

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    Mar 2017
    North Georgia
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    Quote Originally Posted by HistoryTeacher View Post
    Found this Hercules Gun Club 2018 fob/medal out of a mixed lot that I got for $14.00. Last one sold for $210.00. I'll let you know if I do as well. Its about 1.5" tall and rolled gold.

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    Sold for $265.00!
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    Dec 2008
    St. Augustine, FL
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    Someone got a great deal. High bid was $336 for a melt value over $380 - not counting the other coins included. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estate-Sale...e/114394120732

  14. #14
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    Aug 2013
    Southern California
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    I got this very cool 1953 Supro Lap Steel Guitar with a 1948 Supro amp for a steal. The lap steel is in excellent condition and plays great. The amp I resold on eBay in under 10 minutes.

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    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
    – Albert Einstein

  15. #15
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    Feb 2015
    Yacolt WA
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    Before the total ban on ivory I would search pre ban Hawaiian jewelry. Don't have photos anymore, but for 180.00 I scored a Gump's Pikake necklace, and 3 pieces of John Roberts works. Sold for a total of 1400.00.

 

 

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