Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Reason 1, 345 I will never be a (successful) reseller of vintage (or any other) items.

Selena of Apron Thrift Girl mentioned that a new show by the name of Pan Am will be making its debut soon. It stars Christina Ricci (I love her!) She also mentioned that resellers should be on the lookout for Pan Am/vintage airline type items.

So guess what my wandering eye spotted today at a Virginia thrift store? A Pan Am puzzle! I actually almost bought it thinking about its vintage status, but my main thought about its value was that it showed a pre-9/11 NYC skyline (the Pan Am building was the prominent building in the scene). I debated for a small moment about the purchase and decided that 1) I could not verify if all 800 pieces were present, 2) I am trying (being forced) to cut back on impulse junk and 3) Most importantly, I really doubt I will go through the trouble of selling items via the Internet...I left it for someone else. I guess I could go back, but I really don't have the time (I am about 40 miles away for work and was just passing through the town en route to my destination and needed a break; there is no easy way around those lovely, wild WV mountains!)

Of course, I thrifted other junk (this TS was fabulous and the staff sweet!) and had to really restrain my urge to buy everything I found. I will try to share this weekend what I did end up with (I am exhausted from so much extra work. It has not been the best couple of weeks). The coolest thing I couldn't purchase: An excellent condition vintage stove (similar to the one above) that is exactly like the one my grandparents had in their mountain cabin in VA! Oh, how I wanted it!


Kylie said...

I love that stove too Gina it would look so cool in my new kitchen...impossible to get here in Australia though. Wish you could buy it for me and send it over ha-ha x

Gina said...

Oh, Kylie, I wish I could buy/ship it to you too! I would love to see someone loving that gorgeous stove! If I had a truck here I would have definitely bought it and hauled it back to Kentucky!!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I used to be great at reselling, but one American dollar used to equal $1.60 Canadian, so the profits were pretty good & I didn`t have to charge so much to ship, since it would be actually cost & after the conversion rate it wasn`t that bad. Now, especially with fees, it`s not worth it. I`ll find a couple items from time to time to sell, but those $10 items that Selena had spoken about... I don`t even waste my time.

Can`t wait to see what you thrifted!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot