A few weeks ago I picked up a new in box Disney Little Einstein’s pyramid set from a local thrift store for $4.99. I almost walked by it because it was directly behind an oversized game board, but when I caught a glimpse of the words “Little Einsteins,” I picked it up without hesitation. What’s funny is that shortly after placing this item in my cart, I ran into a married couple who also resell on eBay. They were on the same toy aisle as me, but they didn’t bother to pick up this particular set even though they had scanned through all of the games and had finally settled on rummaging through oversized plush. I’m not sure how or why they missed this, but it goes to show that what’s profitable to one person is not to another.
I won’t assume that everyone reading this post knows how popular and profitable the Little Einsteins “Pat Pat” rocket ship is, but because I know how well those sell on eBay, I figured I could at least get $25 for this quick flip. After actually researching this toy on my phone, it turned out I could get much more than that.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t in good enough condition to send into Amazon FBA due to the many dings on the box so I listed it on eBay and priced it at $45. Had it been in better shape, I would have sent it into Amazon FBA and set the price around $60.
It took 2 days for this set to sell and it actually went to an overseas buyer. I love those types of quick eBay flips! 🙂
The next time you’re out at a thrift store, keep an eye out for Little Einsteins toys — including the figurines or dolls. A quick search on Terapeak shows me that over the past 2 months (or 60 days), approximately 40% of the Little Einsteins merchandise listed has actually sold:
Don’t worry if you can’t find these items in new condition — used sells just as well depending on the particular toy. In fact, I have found the Pat Pat rocket at my local Goodwill, but I cannot part with it. It’s actually pretty cool and it is sitting in my daughter’s toy box as I type this.
…some things I just can’t put a price on.