Eva Rosenstand Clara Waever PORK Cross Stitch KIT 1979 – Paid $2.35 – sold $270.00
Remember the men’s kilts I bought for $2 each that netted over $1,000? Or the Reyn Spooner Disney Pixar shirt that sold for over $155? Well, these cross stitch kits were just as much a surprise!
A couple weeks ago I was at the SA for my weekly Rag Day adventure. On these days, I don’t normally browse the rest of the store because items are not on sale. But on this particular day, I decided to quickly look around to see what else I could find.
I found a stack of cross stitch kits; and knowing that needlecraft kits can be good sellers, I grabbed all of them. I was unfamiliar with the brand name and had no idea of their worth, but at $2.35 each I knew I could make a profit.
There wasn’t much information on eBay on this particular designer, but the few items I found sold for about $50-$60. I had six vintage kits by Clara Weaver and listed them between $9.99 and $24.99. Imagine my surprise when I checked my listings a couple hours before ending and saw that one kit was up to $182! I couldn’t believe my eyes; I was so excited that I almost hyperventilated!
The listings ended yesterday; and when all was said and done, the six kits together sold for a total of $629.87! Two sold for $270 and $177.50. The rest sold between $29 and $58.77. It’s interesting to note that 5 kits sold to buyers from Japan who paid the most for the kits. The 6th kit sold to a buyer from Canada. Not bad for an investment of $14.10!
Now THAT’S REALLY CASH FOR TRASH! Hope your sales are going strong now that the summer slump seems to be over.