Saturday, December 15, 2018

Why I Bought A Broken Tin Windup Toy And You Should Too!

It was a rainy day this past Saturday, and there were no yard sales to be found. I decided to hit a few thrift stores to get my "fix" and possibly find a treasure or two.

I stopped at one of my favorite stores, and in the corner of my eye, I spotted this Jiminy Cricket tin toy behind the glass display case!

I quickly did a search on eBay, and found that this same exact one in working condition sold for over $400

This one had a broken umbrella, and the windup mechanism did not work, I knew that it brought the value down a lot, but I also knew that there was only one other listed on eBay, I had the other one in my hand!!

They had a price of $75, and I talked them down to selling it to me for $50

It is currently listed on eBay with 3 days left on the auction, and it is already up to $41 with over 30 watchers. I am hoping it will sell for around $150 or more.