11th Penny Pinching Party • Selling Old Toys

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I haven't been posting much lately because I've been a little busy selling stuff on ebay and my local classifieds. Christmas time is a great time to get rid of your kids old toys to make room for the new ones. I just sold a Little Tikes kitchen set, using my local online classifieds, for more than I paid 10 years ago. I also sold my kids old gameboys.

Here is a tip: When buying games and electronics, SAVE THE BOXES and manuals. I paid $79 for a pikachu gameboy advance SP 3 years ago. I saved the box and it just went for $125 on ebay. My son played with it for 3 years! Had I not saved the box it would have gone for $60 (That's what other pikachu gameboys were selling for). It did help that it was a limited edition pikachu, but anything with a box sells for more. This week I am going to sell some old games that I still have the original boxes for.

BTW my kids want gameboy DS lites for Christmas, which would be too much for our budget if I hadn't sold their old gameboys and scored some DS lites on black friday for $98. With the pikachu gameboy selling for $125 and our other one selling for $55 (didn't have the box because I bought it used), I ended up only paying $20 for 2 gameboy DS lites (They are normally $130 each). When my kids open their new gameboys on Christmas day, I will be taking the boxes and saving them.

Here are some other great Penny Pinching ideas that were posted last week:

I love everything that Kasey from thrifty little blog posts. She has some great ideas for gifts under $15. Who wouldn't love a terrarium or a recycled Christmas ornament.
I have seen a lot of things made from old frames, but this is the first time I have ever seen a Pet Food Tray. Junk Blossoms shared this inventive project with us.
Kim from NewlyWoodwards shows us how to create a really cute inexpensive advent calendar. I love advent calendars and have several around my home.
Jane from Finding Fabulous made this great decoration out of an old bottle and rope. I love how natural and expensive it looks.
Vickie shows us how to dry apples in your oven.

11th Penny Pinching Party!
Rules:
*Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address.
*Link back to the party from your post so everyone can join in the fun!
If you have my Penny Pinching Party button on your blog, I may feature you when I highlight my favorite Penny Pinching ideas in a future post.
*You have until Sunday to get your link up.

4 comments :

  1. Thank you so much for featuring our pet food tray on your blog! The tip for saving boxes on the toys you buy was great. I need to pass that on to my daughter. Thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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  2. I don't save all boxes. We just bought a new printer and threw that box out. Only save the boxes for things that you think you might want to sell down the road. I know that my printer will be worthless in a few years, so there is no point in saving the box. It is easy to save gameboy boxes because they are small, but I always throw out the larger boxes. I HATE clutter.

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  3. I'm glad you liked my recycled accessory Jen! Sorry I didn't link up today...it's been one of those weeks! See you next week!

    Jane @ Finding fabulous

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  4. Thanks for mentioning me in your post! I think this is my new favorite blog party because I doubt I'll ever run out of penny pinchers to post about :).

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