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I have recently thought about beginning to reselling some bottles for some extra money. I have bought a couple and was hoping I could get a value on them. Also any tips would be appreciated. Right now I'm thinking about using ebay although I know many don't particularly like it. Would etsy be better? Renting an antique booth is not an option thanks.
Here are the bottles I am asking a value on. Most seem to be worth about what I paid for them (Obviously I realize that I should have done some more research on the individual bottle now and that this isn't a good resell strategy)
Ball mason 1910-1923
3-5 on bottom
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Per
martini cocktail
Usat
Martini vermouth
for
martini cocktail
Use
Martini vermouth
w/ kickup base
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Green wine bottle I'm guessing it dates to the 30s or 40s w/ kickup base
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Base and lip are with the last 2 pictures in above post
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King size Grapette from Camdon, Arkansas
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Frostie from Camdon, NJ
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Richard Hudnut New York
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Stett meat carving fork w/ stand
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I have recently thought about beginning to reselling some bottles for some extra money. I have bought a couple and was hoping I could get a value on them. Also any tips would be appreciated. Right now I'm thinking about using ebay although I know many don't particularly like it. Would etsy be better? Renting an antique booth is not an option thanks.
Here are the bottles I am asking a value on. Most seem to be worth about what I paid for them (Obviously I realize that I should have done some more research on the individual bottle now and that this isn't a good resell strategy)
Ball mason 1910-1923
3-5 on bottom
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Per
martini cocktail
Usat
Martini vermouth
for
martini cocktail
Use
Martini vermouth
w/ kickup base
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Green wine bottle I'm guessing it dates to the 30s or 40s w/ kickup baseView attachment 240894
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The Ball jar is 1/2 gallon I believe. If that's helpful.
 

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Another thing I was wondering about is shipping. Isnit better to use flat rate? Or does it depend on the item? I have been hearing about "buyer pays shipping" is there an option of seller paying it? If anyone with an ebay sellers account could chime in that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Market place (app), craigslist (or other similar) are the way to go (no fees and minimal BS).

For some things however, ebay is the way to go...
The fees and BS SUCK!
But you get a much wider range of potential buyers... and can somewhat set parameters as far as who you sell to..


Good luck.
 

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Shipping varies greatly on both the item, and destination.

In some cases, the USPS flat rate boxes are gold; not always though.
Really depends on dimensions, weight and final destination.

If you're shipping bottles, learn the art of expert packing!
 

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Market place (app), craigslist (or other similar) are the way to go (no fees and minimal BS).

For some things however, ebay is the way to go...
The fees and BS SUCK!
But you get a much wider range of potential buyers... and can somewhat set parameters as far as who you sell to..


Good luck.
Alright thanks. I'll look into them. You said "for some things" would I just kinda experiment around? I've heard some good things about etsy.
And thanks for the shipping advice.
 

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I have not used etsy, but have heard good things...

Looking at the "sold" filtered section of eBay can kinda give you an idea of the value of an item (or what people may be willing to pay).

It really depends on said item.
The condition, scarcity/rarity, market and buyer...
It's a bit of a crap shoot..
 

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Yeah I've looked at that. From what I have found the ball jar goes for about $25 bucks. I bought an "Atlas strong shoulder" jar recently and have seen Atlas jars that look similar to mine, but where it says "ATLAS" is bigger than mine. So I wasn't sure if that added/subtracted to the value or not. If it's still about the same then their going for about $8. (Both of those prices are not including shipping)
 

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I sell on eBay, but rarely sell my mason jars now. USPS shipping rates are insane and you have to double box jars or they'll break them 90% of the time. Then you have 12.55% eBay fees on the final sale price, shipping AND on sales tax. Add it all together and it's not worth it to me.

For example, I remember selling a mason jar for $50 last year and realized that I had only cleared $25 after shipping and fees! I believe that was the last one I sold on eBay...
 

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