Wednesday, July 27, 2011
What to Sell Wednesday: Sah-weet Sweet Streets
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Ok kids. Sweet Streets (made by Fisher Price) and I have a love hate relationship. I love to buy them. I love that my kids enjoy playing with them! But I hate that they never seem to come with all of their accessories. And I hate that I always think they should bring a huge profit but sometimes they don't.
Completed Sweet Streets listings vary widely in closed auction price. You have some that close really high and some that close really low. The general rule of thumb is that if you have a ton of houses, people, and accessories, you'll be able to sell it as a lot for around $100 give or take (maybe more at Christmas). Let that be your guide as far as how much you pay for a huge lot of it at a yard sale or consignment sale. In the past, I think I have paid as much as $50 for a big lot of it, happy to sell it for $100 and make $50.
If you find a bunch, you'll have to make the decision whether or not you want to group it together or sell it individually (by the way, I don't recommend separating the people and the furniture and houses in this case, though they would sell that way too). Pictured above are the Sweet Street sets that I have. I plan on splitting this up since I don't have a huge lot of stuff, so I will sell the hospital (I paid $5 for it), and probably the rest of it all together since none of the other pieces sell too well individually. Another possibility would be to hold on to the other pieces until I have gathered other houses and odds and ends, until I have a really big lot.
When you're out shopping, keep your eye out for the hospital, hotel, beach house, original cottage/family house, and cabin, which all sell well on their own. But if you can get other pieces on the cheap (I like to pay $3 or less per house and it needs to have people/accessories) I would say buy them and save them up to sell as a big group.