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Buy Some Old Stuff on eBay

Updated on March 16, 2012

eBay has Junk for You

No other web site offers a never-ending cornucopia of steals and deals the way eBay offers a never-ending plethora of buying opportunities. You can shop until your credit card melts, then search for a better credit card.

Here are just a few of the great deals on eBay stuff that is old. Antiques, memorabilia, and collectibles abound: don't miss out.

Buy some Glass Hens

The hen is a symbol of prosperity. Glass hen collectors love to collect glass hens and display them proudly in kitchens and living rooms. eBay always has a never-ending selection of these adorable collectibles. Look for original creations from Boyd's Glass and Cambridge Glass, just to name two of the well-known glass blowing artisans that are highly valued.

A solid color hen or an elaborately decorated hen looks great on a kitchen windowsill. Sunlight reflects and refracts to create soothing patterns that will make washing the dishes almost enjoyable. Hens are fun to collect, trade, and give as gifts.

Buy some old dishes

Sure, you can stroll into Bed, Bath, and Beyond to pick up a matching set of unblemished dishware, but it certainly will not have the character of an old set of well-worn antique dishes purchased on eBay. Many patterns simply don't exist any more.

You never know what you'll find on this amazing auction site. The selection changes daily as earnest sellers list dish sets that they purchased at estate sales or from local antique shops. Look for large serving plates or aluminum bowls that will be the center of attention at your next family cookout. Fostoria and Hocking products are always in demand.

eBay has old watches

Amazing indeed, to imagine that you can wake up in the middle of the night and go online to search for amazing old products on eBay. No one knows that you're hunched over your keyboard (or your phone!) when you should be asleep. Perhaps you shop until you loose track of time: in that case consider investing in an antique watch from the eBay collection.

You have clocks in your phone, microwave, computer, and radio, but it can't hurt to get a second opinion. New (old) products appear daily ob They may look like junk to the untrained eye, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

eBay sells other peoples old stuff

Do you have a drawer filled with accumulated stuff that you don't want? So does everyone else. The cool part is that other people won't take the time to sort through their junk drawers. Instead, they put them up for sale on eBay. It's like your birthday every day, without the cake and the expensive singing Hallmark cards.

Shop daily on eBay for drawers and boxes full of unwanted and unsorted odds and ends from other people's houses. You will certainly end up with piles of rubber bands and old batteries, but you might find a 1932-D Washington Silver Quarter or a fully charged 9-volt EverReady battery. It could happen. Ignore the trash and hold on the treasure. It's not a get-rich quick scheme, but it more profitable than watching American Idol.

Buy some old money

"They just don't make it like they used to."

This cliche is always true when it comes to old money on eBay. Many old coins are made of precious metals worth more than the face value of the money. For example, a George Washington Quarter from 1932 through 1964 is 90% silver. Collectors and investors often buy and sell these well-worn items for 'junk' silver value.

Look for coins minted in Denver or San Fransisco for special buying opportunities. It's unlikely that silver (or gold) will decline in value over time. Investors generally predict that these metals will increase in value due to the devaluation of national currencies that are not backed by hard assets. We're not here to judge political economies and multinational currency exchange rates: we just want you to look around on eBay for great bidding opportunities.

90% Silver!
90% Silver! | Source

Whoop, there it is

Shop online for great bargains. eBay is fun, and also can be very profitable financially. You can find some old stuff that fits into your collection of old stuff. Let us know how you do!


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    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      The hen is a symbol of prosperity. Who knew? I always thought it was a symbol of eggs.

    • MobyWho profile image

      MobyWho 5 years ago from Burlington VT

      You're giving me nostalgia! I used to sell on eBay and had a store. It was lots of fun and quite profitable, but it took time away from other things I enjoy too - darn priorities! Great idea for a Hub.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Fun idea for a hub. :)