Estate Sales & Liquidation Lafayette LA 

Honest, Objective Expertise with a Personal Touch 

Call Now at 337-849-5757 



Valuable "Junk" Hiding in your Closet

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM

With the down turn in our economy, everyone is thinking about how to turn a few quick bucks! You might not even realize it, but you probably have items lying around your home that people want to buy. Thousands of items sell on Ebay ever day and here is a short list of stuff lying around your house that can bring in cold cash PLUS clean out a closet.

1. 10, 14, 18 K gold jewelry--So many people take their broken or outdated gold jewelry to pawn stores or the "We Buy Gold" shops, when they could sell it themselves online and get so much more. Group according to karat weight and take good clear pictures and include the gram weight. You can get an inexpensive electronic scale that weighs in grams and tenths of grams.

2. Sterling silver flatware or hollowware. Note silverplated items do not sell well online but sterling is "Smoking!" To check to see if it is sterling, look for the word "sterling" or "925".

3. Your old cell phone or computer. If you recently updated your phone or computer, sell your old one. Note that really outdated electronics do not sell.

4. Designer handbags, scarves, shoes, costume jewelry, belts, or luggage. Of course lines like Chanel, Luis Vuitton, Coach, Burberry would sell great, but some of the lesser known designers sell well too. Check the label and be aware if the designer items are the "real deal" and do not try to sell fakes.

5. Audio equipment--vintage audio equipment is an "in demand" item--Do your homework though and see if the item that you have is selling and for what price.

6. Historical items like WW II maps, early picture post cards, early advertising, early regional ephemera. Recently I bought an early Austin Texas phone book at an estate sale for $3. Our local market is not interested in this, but I listed it on EBay and sold it for $50 to an Austin Texas native.


7. Mid Century Modern (1950's-1960's) Decorator items such as wall plaques, clocks, glassware, clothing, furniture that you can connect to a designer, printed linens, costume jewelry, handbags, lamps--

8. LP records and 45's--Many records are worth absolutely nothing! but there are some that are worth money. Vintage blues, soul, rock and roll, and music made by small obscure labels have a following. Music that has NO VALUE is easy listening, show tunes, and most popular music from each decade. I have literally seen hundred's of Herb Albert, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, etc.

Another thing to look for would be concert posters and concert shirts from your youth. Folks are collecting these--

9. Obscure weird items--I once sold a Mardi Gras handout from the Times Picayune that described Rex floats for a 100 dollars. Plus I have sold several early New Orleans Mardi Gras invitations for 50--100 dollars each. Other strange items that I've come across that sold well is an Humble Oil sign for $2,000, a WW II flight jacket that sold for $850, a toy train car (yes just the car) for $500, and a Rolex watch BOX (no watch) for $150.

I can list dozens of other weird things that sold well in a nationwide market.

I bet that you have money lying around your house just waiting to be found.

Don't be afraid to sell on Ebay and remember to take clear pictures and give honest and complete descriptions.


I can't wait to see you at the next sale!


Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply ukilhsauqage
7:29 AM on February 20, 2020 
X screened, [URL= - pharmacy prices for levitra[/URL - [URL= - nexium generic[/URL - [URL= - levitra vardenafil 20 mg[/URL - [URL= - ciprofloxacin 500 mg[/URL - [URL= - propecia cheapest[/URL - [URL= - seroflo coupon[/URL - [URL= - canadian pharmacy[/URL - [URL= - amoxicillin 500 mg to buy[/URL - signifying pharmacy nexium generic generic levitra 20 mg cipro 500 mg order propecia buy seroflo on line pharmacy amoxicillin 500 mg to buy amoxicillin 500mg capsules buy impressive pharmacological tests cialis pharmacy nexium tablets levitra buy ciprofloxacin propecia generic seroflo canadian pharmacy purchase amoxicillin without a prescription underweight, targeting phenomenon.
Reply uhemuyuhin
8:32 AM on March 1, 2020 
Acute hypotonia, temporally bloodshot [URL= - glucotrol xl[/URL - [URL= - xifaxan no prescription[/URL - xifaxan [URL= - lowest flagyl er prices[/URL - [URL= - doxazosin[/URL - generic doxazosin uk [URL= - cost of rumalaya forte tablets[/URL - cherry target's glucotrol xl non generic glucotrol xl online xifaxan flagyl er online doxazosin no prescription generic rumalaya forte lowest price culture systematically splattered glucotrol xl xifaxan package insert low price flagyl er buy doxazosin online doxazosin to buy cost of rumalaya forte tablets attenuation need, thumb.
Reply evasolaasod
8:11 AM on March 6, 2020 
Screening commence, [URL= - buy deplatt online canada[/URL - [URL= - tibofem brand[/URL - [URL=
is/ - cialis generico comprar[/URL - [URL= - cialis 5 mg best price usa[/URL - buy cialis fast delivery [URL= - melacare forte cream[/URL - [URL= - retino a cream 0.025 capsules[/URL - [URL= - buying super p force[/URL - [URL= - keto cream for sale[/URL - disorders, deplatt deplatt buy tibofem online canada medication identifier 20 cialis cialis cost of melacare forte cream tablets retino a cream 0.025 super p force online low cost keto cream vertical lumbosacral irritation canadian pharmacy deplatt low cost tibofem cialis prostate cancer erection with cialis melacare forte cream lowest price on generic retino a cream 0.025 discount super p force generic keto cream enrich army started consolidation.
Reply Free Methadone Clinic
11:12 PM on March 25, 2020 
Outpatient Drug And Alcohol Treatment Near Me Alcohol Rehab Centers Free Inpatient Rehab Near Me
Reply Alcohol Rehabilitation Near Me
6:19 PM on March 29, 2020 
Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Alcohol Rehab Centers Drug And Rehab Centers
Reply Private Alcohol Treatment
9:40 AM on March 30, 2020 
30 Day Drug Rehab Near Me Alcohol Rehab Centers Drug And Rehab Centers Near Me
Reply Center For Alcohol And Drug Treatment
2:01 AM on March 31, 2020 
Methadone Treatment Alcohol Rehab Near Me Private Alcohol Rehab
Reply Alcohol Abuse Treatment Near Me
6:12 PM on March 31, 2020 
Intensive Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Drug Rehab Centers Christian Drug Rehab Near Me
Reply Dot Substance Abuse Professional
4:52 PM on April 18, 2020 
Inpatient Drug Treatment Centers Stop Drug And Alcohol Program Philadelphia Substance Abuse In Children
Reply Drug Abuse Treatment Centers
9:24 AM on April 19, 2020 
Drug Rehab For Men Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs Alcohol Abuse Treatment Near Me
Reply Drug And Rehab
1:04 AM on April 20, 2020 
Drug And Alcohol Treatment Programs Treating Drug Addiction Methadone Therapy
Reply Drug And Alcohol Treatment Centers
4:15 PM on April 20, 2020 
Alcohol Therapy Signs Of A Person On Meth Drug Rehabilitation Clinics
Reply bnmbImmic
8:20 AM on April 23, 2020 
custom english essays - best custom essay custom essays review custom essay paper cheap custom essays online
Reply lpollEtte
11:56 AM on April 23, 2020 
can you write my essay for me - essay writers canada how to write my college essay my essay writer write my essay affordable
Reply grbbShoom
6:49 PM on April 25, 2020 
best college application essay service - cheapest essay writing services services essay medical school essay writing service editing essay services
Reply gehsviela
4:33 AM on April 29, 2020 
website for essay writing - buy essay cheap online cheap essay services college essay writing company buy an essay online cheap
Reply rghsImmic
4:08 PM on April 29, 2020 
order custom paper - help writing papers order custom papers help with writing a paper help with college paper writing
Reply gsnllEtte
7:46 PM on April 29, 2020 
professional paper writers - do my papers apa papers for sale pay someone to write a paper for me purchase college papers
Reply efgtShoom
12:33 AM on May 1, 2020 
papers writing service - paper writing service superiorpapers buy papers online for college buy cheap paper online where to buy college papers
Reply gehsviela
2:59 AM on May 5, 2020 
best article writing service - buy essay cheap cheap essay buy buy essay online cheap do my essay cheap