Wouldn't you know, this is the second week my finds were little to none at the thrifts? Bizarre! Besides the larger Santa below, I had no thrift finds to share this week. I did buy a couple things to resell to buy a couple things off eBay (a 2 foot aluminum Christmas tree for the bedroom which includes a 1959 pamphlet "How to Decorate Your Aluminum Tree" released by the Aluminum Corporation of America, a turquoise & red refrigerator dish, vintage Christmas Better Home & Gardens magazines). Luckily, I'm still unpacking from Ohio (aren't I terrible?). I've decided to leave some in the box for next week due to the way the thrifts are being!
The Santa is by Regal Canada & may have been left behind by everybody due to the ill repair to his hat many years ago, but whatever, he'll be good with his fellows in my Christmas collection!
These have to be my two favourite finds from Ohio - a 442 Orange Butterprint (which I already have, I had gotten a 444 & 442 off Kijiji last year for $10. This 442 was $10) & the Kamar winking devil knee hugger. This is a guy I've wanted since I've discovered him. I basically paid a price comparable to eBay prices, minus shipping, but it was worth it to me. I'll have him until I die or desperately need money. Another thing on my list checked off! Second picture is of two other kneehuggers I picked up in Ohio, left out the angel kneehugger I posted about last week.
Christmas Pyrex! Golden Leaf promotional complete with cradle & lid. This was in a huge, 50,000 SQ FT market & I was disappointed as hell when I got to the last row & they had not on piece of Pyrex I had considered buying. At the absolute last booth sat this on the shelf - was so excited!
2 of the 5 Jadeite bowls I had ordered off eBay, these two were part of a 4 lot which worked out to around $5 each or something like that. The one with the rim has a 33 on the bottom, not sure if that means anything or not. Not too familiar with Jadeite because I never see it. & a set of spaceship salt & pepper shakers. The seller f'd me. They taped them closed & they don't close AT ALL. What an asshole. Live & learn.
That's it for me this week!
a question for US eBay/Etsy & other online sellers:
I will be selling some items - mostly t-shirts, flat bed sheets, greeting cards listing next week. They will be shipped out to US winners from Ohio so they can be tracked (will state in my listing), save buyers shipping costs & hopefully increase my profits. Could you offer some insight on how much I should generally charge to ship these items? How much does it usually cost? or should I just use a buy it now & incorporate the price & offer free shipping? or start the auction a little higher & offer free shipping?
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Hope you all have some wonderful finds, too. Please join in Thriftasaurus this week by linking up below to share your finds. Thrift on!