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Old 03-17-2004, 07:36 PM
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Good stuff to sell on ebay?

I've been thinking about selling stuff on ebay to make a little extra cash.
So I was wondering what parts sell, and what parts don't?

I live close to some junkyards that have a lot of old car/trucks.


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Old 03-17-2004, 08:20 PM
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Best selling stuff= small shiny trim parts and exterior parts (grilles,bumpers,etc.) from muscle cars, pony cars, Chevys and Fords. soft trim pieces interior. Door handles, windshield and hood trims. Rare intake manifolds, distribs, no.matching carbs and accessories. Old Cadillac and Olds air filters (50's). anything Corvette, Hemi Chrysler, or nailhead Buick. Rare options or trim parts. Race type wheels and susension parts. Old Hot rod parts, old Drag race parts.

Avoid selling parts over 30 lbs. or bulky freight type items unless very rare. The bids tend to be low because of the shipping costs. UPS keeps raising the rates and it's getting real pricy to ship heavy suspension, drivetrain or engine parts.

Anything under 4 lbs ships faster and cheaper by USPS Priority mail.
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:23 PM
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Re: Good stuff to sell on ebay?

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I've been thinking about selling stuff on ebay to make a little extra cash.
So I was wondering what parts sell, and what parts don't?

I live close to some junkyards that have a lot of old car/trucks.


Thanks.

Why would someone want to pay shipping on something, that they can just go to a junkyard in their area and buy...

Like Bob says, it needs to be stuff that is odd or rare....
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Old 03-17-2004, 09:36 PM
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I've had excellent luck with stock Mustang parts. Things off Cobras tend to bring the big cash though (intakes, heads). The biggest ebay surprise ever was the dimmer switch out of the '90 Lincoln. I listed it for $1.99, and in 3 days, it sold for $21.
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Old 03-18-2004, 02:34 PM
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Talking whazit werth???

I have an old glass oil jar with a spout, Some of you might remember them, They were before the oil companies started to use steel or plastic containers. It was made by The Master MFG. Co. in Utchfield, ILL. Patd. Sept.14,1926. I wonder what its worth? There is one on page 23 in the Old Cars weekly News and Marketplace. The one I have is not flex tubing, it is a screw on funnel spout. Looking at the picture of the one shown here tells me that mine is older. If that one in fact brought $3,500. I would like to know what mine is worth.

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I'm a semi-power ebaYer (550 transactions) and frankly, I haven't found much of anything that won't sell on ebaY. It's cheap to post stuff there so just start posting stuff and see what happens. Keys are

1) start low and let people bid up - if your starting price is resonable, people won't bid but if it starts ridiculously low, they often bid it up past the original 'reasonable' price! Protect valuable items with a reserve price so if by chance the bidders don't get it up, you aren't hurt.

2) Include a very good, large picture. Pictures sell, period.

3) Include a lot of key words in your description so people's search text will be more likely to pick up your auction. For example, for a Rochester 2-bbl carb, list the name and model of every car you can think of that would remotely want to use it. List Edelbrock, Weiand, 0ffenhauser, Holley, etc., any word that might pull in lookie-loos.

4) Forget 'Buy It Now' option unless you are selling something at an obvious bargain and want a quick turn around or a lot of one item. Scares off bidders if the price is a little robust.

5)If you are using UPS to figure shipping, add $2. Their calculator is uniformly by that much, regardless of the size of the shipping cost.
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:47 PM
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Thanks guys!
My sister would be doing the selling for me. she can sell stuff on there that I wouldn't bother pulling out of the trash.

Everybody seems to be looking for those computer controlled carbs, and tail light lenses should do pretty well.


Thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-18-2004, 07:20 PM
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i want to sell dates with my g/f on ebay.
any bidders??
i'll sell her for an extra 5 bucks

(buyer to pay shipping and handling) 120$ (animal freight) if she goes willingly i will give her a few air holes.

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I think the biggest thing is all the idiots...Oops...now that isn't PC...let's just say civilians, that use Ebay.
I had some valve springs for a 351 and hated to throw them away or give them away so I thought Id only loose half my money by selling them on Ebay. I actually made money...
Go figure.
there are people on Ebay buying car parts that have never been to a salvage yard!
Almost like snap on tools going for more at an auction than what they are worth off the truck!
Hey Willys...I thought I was the only guy to be shortchanged by the UPS shipping charge website!!

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You don't only have to stick with the basics,
Look at this article:

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories...67553&ran=3712

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Old 03-19-2004, 03:33 PM
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Perfect 1964 chevy dogdish hubcaps sell really good.
Jacks and lugwrenches from certain muscle cars sell good.
Fan shrouds,if really straight.
Dashes can bring good money sometimes.
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