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February 13, 2013

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February 13, 2013

Oh No…It Finally Sold on Ebay

February 13, 2013
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So this post was supposed to be about how to easily and inexpensively make your own homemade Greek yogurt by using a vintage yogurt maker that you can pick up at the thrift store for a few bucks. I guess kind of still is.

I’ve had this yogurt maker listed on Ebay since July of 2012.  I haven’t had any best offers or watchers or anything.  I have read in the past that yogurt makers do pretty well..  But mine was just sitting there.

Recently I’ve been reading a lot about how healthy yogurt is and how we should be eating quite a bit of it.  We’re a family of 5 and 4 are males…two of which are really big males, 6’3 and 6’5″, with really big appetites.  So one carton of yogurt can vanish within minutes..and it isn’t cheap.  So I decided to try out my yogurt maker that I have for sale.

Well it works wonderfully.  It only took 1 Tablespoon of store bought yogurt and 1 quart of milk (and I only pay $1.88 for a gallon of milk at my local Aldi).  So making the yogurt at home is super cheap and super easy with the yogurt maker.

So Sunday, as I was taking my freshly homemade yogurt out of the the maker and transferring it into jars so that I could make some more.  We had decided that since it wasn’t selling and the results were awesome…we were going to keep it.

All of a sudden my phone rang to notify me that an Ebay sale had just occurred.  And I KID YOU NOT…the yogurt maker had just sold. Unbelievable! Hubby and I could not stop laughing.

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We paid $5 for it.  Sold for $39.99..it had a best offer, but was purchased at full price. Shipping was $7.33.  So we made approx $25 on it.  The buyer even emailed me asking if I had more as she has her original one and loves it.  She was buying this for her daughters and said they’ll just have to fight over it!  🙂

Now I’m on the hunt for another one!

Have you every had anything up for sale on Ebay, then decided to keep it to find out it had just sold??

 

Today I’m linking up with Frugally Sustainable, Simple Lives Thursday, Learning the Frugal Life and Poor and Gluten Free.

 

14 comments

  1. That’s so funny! I remember a blogger posting about how she would touch certain items in her inventory and they would magically sell soon after. I’ve had that work for me a couple of times. Must be positive energy or something. Congrats on the sale!

  2. That happened recently with a diaper bag. I had to dump everything out and clean it. But I made $30 off of it so I wasn’t too disappointed. It also happened with my daughters Halloween costume. I ended up having to buy her a new one.

    1. That’s funny..sometimes I’ll buy something at a thrift that is brand new with tags for my kids…then I’ll think to myself…should I keep it?? Heck no, I can buy 5-10 of these again if I sell this one! LOL It’s especially great when you can buy something at a great price, use it and then sell it and make your original investment back, plus some! 🙂

  3. That’s so funny – right when you figure out that what you have has value, it sells. I don’t suppose you can find another one? That looks like a rarity. I love yogurt but you’re right – it’s expensive (and even more-so here in the great white North) and J eats it like it’s his job.

    1. Hi Daisy. Actually, we’ve seen these at thrifts a couple of times, but didn’t buy them because..1) I didn’t know I needed a vintage yogurt maker until now and 2) I didn’t think this thing would sell. I was wrong on both counts..and will definitely pick them up if I run across them! 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Hey Stephanie. I don’t have a candy thermometer, but we did find another (different kind) yogurt maker that we had in our inventory that we now use! 🙂

  4. I want to than you for posting this item as one that sells. After coming across your blog on Fourth of July weekend I decided that I needed to re-open and start selling on e-bay. The next weekend what did I find at Goodwill but a new yougurt maker. I would have never picked it up. Just sold it for 49.99! I paid $15 but certainly worth it.

    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Mary. That’s so great to hear!! I’m glad my blog helped you get started again. Good luck and please share your successes with us!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

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