Super Soaker Mt. Tiki-Soki Sprinkler

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Fair warning: This is a quickie post. My wife and I are in the midst of a move across states. My blog posts will be few and far between for the next month or so. I’d just ask that if you like my content, please stay subscribed. It might take a bit for me to get back into the swing of things, but I really enjoy writing here and sharing what I’ve learned!

In the mean time, I am still selling. Listing hasn’t been as good as I’d like it to be numbers-wise, but I just don’t have the time. Once I move, I’m going to have a specific eBay area in the back of the garage! Maybe I’ll even share the storage area!

Onto the recent sale:

Super Soaker Sprinkler – Mt. Tiki-Soki

Forgive the fact that I did this video in portrait. You live and learn.  I promise my next video will be in landscape and take full advantage of my phone’s camera capabilities!

Super Soaker water guns were originally made by a company called Larami. It’s a product of the early 90’s, near and dear to my heart.  It’s currently produced by Hasbro under the Nerf brand.

Now, old Super Soaker guns are really what you want to keep an eye out for. Check out some of these completed listings:

Super Soaker eBay Completed Listings

Cue the 20 and 30 somethings calling their parents to see if there’s still a Super Soaker in their garage…

The bigger, the better! Check out that badass one with the extra water container. I wish I could have gotten one of those!

Now, my Super Soaker item may not have been as cool as these big guns, but right about now (it’s going to be 90 tomorrow), it would be perfect.

Super Soaker Profits

  • Purchase price – $3
  • End Selling Price – $90.90
  • Fees and Shipping/Handling – $22.29

Total Profit : $65.61

Woah boy! I started this as an auction at $74.99, and it got up to $81.00. S/H was paid by the buyer at $9.90. Overall, this was a great sale experience. Fun learning while also hitting the nostalgia button!

Now, I PROMISE that my next post will be a How-To on embedding the YouTube video into an eBay listing. It’s super easy, and I plan on using videos to showcase any future items that have moving parts.

-Dollar Flipper

Comments 14

  1. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I embed videos into my listings all the time. It usually results in a sale over similar items with no video. I put my store name in the video so other sellers can’t use it in their listings. I use the “annotation” feature and have it run through the whole video.

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      That’s a great idea! I’ll definitely do that in the future.

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      Music boxes are a great example of something that needs a video to show how good it is. I definitely should have used a video for these electronic chirping ornaments

  2. Great sale! I have done a few listings with embedded video. I should do more because I always forget how and have to relearn it each time. The only ones I did were for music boxes. I wonder if I have other items that could benefit from video.

  3. Dang I sold a Larami super soaker from the 90’s for a few bucks…:o(

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      Well, if it’s any consolation, the big ones sell for the most. Small ones aren’t as hot. Here’s a tiny one that sold for ~$16.

  4. Fellow ebay seller and MMM reader here! Really inspired by your goal, and thinking about tackling it myself! Since you are on your way to being a high volume seller, do you expect tax forms from ebay this year? Would love a post on that!

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      I haven’t. It’s a weird spot. eBay won’t report any sales to the IRS until you’ve had both 200 sales AND $20,000 in sales. I’ll break the item # but I won’t hit the sales total. I haven’t reported anything yet. Honestly, in past years, I’ve always sold a lot of my own stuff at a loss (think textbooks for $50 that were originally $200), so I knew I had a defensible position. Definitely something to keep in mind though, and if I end up doing it, I’ll document the process.

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      Right! I guess someone just really gets into their water gun fights? I could say the same about any other hobby really. They all get expensive at the higher ends…

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