Since I only post once a week on Monday mornings, I can’t really do a throw back Thursday. So here we are with a mini #TBT on a Monday. And regardless of the day, vintage stuff sells well on eBay!
Vintage is where I got my start. My inaugural flipping post was some vintage Hungry Hungry Hippos.
The thing about the word “vintage” is that its definition is a moving target. Vintage to me isn’t the same as someone who’s twice my age. That whole generation who was born in the 80s is in the work force now and ready to spend on their nostalgia!
Rugrats Youth Hat
- Purchase price – $1.06
- End Selling Price – $15.00
- Fees and Shipping/Handling – $4.83
Total Profit: $9.11
My flip is nothing earth shattering in the profits area (I took an offer, there was a small tear along a seam which lowered the value by ~half, and I’d had it listed for a while). It’s even below my profit target.
This sale still gets me excited though! It’s a great hat and would have been a real score if it didn’t have the flaw.
Rugrats was a show that was on Nickelodeon starting in 1991. It had 9 seasons, a couple Passover specials, a few movies (they weren’t that good), and we won’t ever talk about when there was the remake and the kids were older. It was a fun show and was very popular hitting on some very heavy subjects. There were others too like Doug, Ren and Stimpy, and Rocko’s Modern Life just to name a very small number of the popular 90s Nick TV shows.
There’s a lot of possibilities on items you can flip since the 90s toys and merchandise are oozing with potential!
It ain’t just Rugrats!
I focused on the Rugrats and Nickelodeon items because that’s what I had, but there’s a whole category (similar to the Disneyana eBay category) that can fit in here. I’m talking 90’s video games, clothing, and toys.
Now that I think about it, I’ve already sold another great 90s toy and talked about it here!
Even though it wouldn’t work on me (I’m too cheap and am on a “slow your home” kick), there are a lot of kids who want to re-live some of their 90s memories. And I’m OK re-locating an item and taking a finders fee. 🙂
Life is so hard, Tommy. Sometimes I think it’s the hardest thing there is. -Chuckie Finster (Rugrats Character)