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Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Favorite Toy

When my sister and I were growing up in the 70’s we spent countless hours playing with our Fisher Price Little People. My mom could set us up in our playroom or “dungeon” as she liked to call it and it was better than a babysitter. One of our favorite toys was the Main Street Village where we got totally lost in our make believe.

A few weeks ago I came across a lot of vintage Fisher Price toys just like the ones we had and eureka, my childhood came flooding back. Part of me wanted to keep them for myself, but that lasted a millisecond when logic kicked in that the real reason I bought them was to list on eBay. Now fortunately for me, my husband does all the shipping because I don’t really know if I would have the patience to figure out box sizes and such.

I just got my lot listed last night, after 2 weeks of procrastination and am taken the “we shall see” stance on the lot. I started all auctions at .99 cents and I have $15 in this lot. Truth be told I don’t really expect too much, except if that Main Street Village goes for .99 cents I will be devastated!

As for my Build-a-Bear lot, I paid $10 at a yard sale and the lot sold a few days ago for $37.75. This didn’t go as high and I would have hoped, but this is what the market deemed its worthiness!

Happy eBaying!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I love the sound of a cash register making a sale or the end of an eBay auction where you truly are floored by the results! Well my last post was about an antique sugar & creamer set that I scored for just 50 cents at a yard sale. I waited until now to type this post, just to make sure the customer who bid and won this auction would actually ante up and pay for it!

I ran the auction for 7 days and started it at .99 cents. I figured already I had doubled my money so the rest is just a bonus! Seven days and 10 bids later this set went for a whopping $72.00. It’s times like these that motivate you to do more scavenging, sometimes it’s a risk, but no risk…no reward!

Last weekend I found some vintage Fisher Price toys and my childhood started replaying in my mind. I bought the whole lot because I remember researching this angle before and seeing a market for it on eBay. I also snagged a large lot of Build-a-Bear clothes and accessories. Dolls and bears are not my thing but I know there is a market for that as well.

Now to just find the time to get my lots listed!

Happy eBay hunting!

Lesley for Lil*bo*tique