Friday, 16 May 2008 13:11
Since we’ve started our eBay service, The Press has gotten in some top-notch stuff, but Ron Johns did something very remarkable last week.
He went 10 for 10 – every item he placed with us was sold. This is a new record for our Internet-selling site; no one has ever achieved that sort of success with us.
Oh, we have had customers who have brought in three or four items and they all sold, but we have never had customers bring in 10 pieces that have sold at one time. Johns, of Millbury, brought in some highly sought-after automobile manuals and catalogs, some dating back to 1929. Of most interest was a 1955 Willys Overland car manual that sold for over $25, as well as a 1934 Buick manual that finished at $30.51.
The highest-selling item was a Chevrolet Master Parts Catalog for cars from 1929 through 1949. It sold for $42.52.
In addition, Johns has sold every item he has ever brought to us, including a slew of Cities Service (Citgo) advertising posters from 1958. They were all the same and we put them up for bid one at a time. Each poster has sold, including one that went for almost $90. One person has bought four of them and we still have one more to list.
So, as I have said in this column before, if you have odd or collectible items, do not hesitate to call me at 419-836-2221, ext. 14.
The Press charges $5 for each item listed and we do charge a percentage of the sale price of items that are sold.