News-Antique.com - Jan 13,2010 - Lessons Learned - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog - I couldn't say it better myself.
There are time when it is better to sit back and listen and this is one of those times. I have asked readers to share their stories with the rest of us and today I heard from Mason, a member of our Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club. I will let him speak for himself. Here is what Mason had to say.
In the March 25, 2008 blog, an alternative to eBay was shared by Daryle. That site is www.onlineauction.com. I searched OLA as well as several others daily, looking for certain items. I saw an excellent example of a WW 2 SS Nazi German helmet on OLA. I contacted the buyer and after getting more detailed photos, a deal for $2200 was struck. After receiving the helmet, I realized what a great find this was. I listed it with a local auction house that is very successful with WW 2 militaria. The helmet sold for $6800 and I added $4600 more to my 31 Account.
Another site Daryle has shared with us is www.Goodwill.com. I located and purchased a great WW 2 Japanese Army Officer's Samurai sword for $900 and it sold for $1800 two weeks later at this same auction house.
In other blogs, Daryle has mentioned key chains and airline collectibles. I saw a box lot containing John Deere service awards, key chains, candlesticks, costume jewelry and some airline pendants. The cost of the box lot was $70. The John Deere pins sold for $307, the key chains $68 and the airline pendants for $216. That one box lot earned $521 so far.
I have read all of the 900 or so blogs that have been published. Each one is an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about how to achieve the goals set forth in 31 Steps To Your Millions In Antiques & Collectibles. By reading and re-reading these blogs, I have been able to add great wealth to my 31 Account. The above opportunities are all directly related to something learned in theses blogs. By practicing what Daryle described in three or four blogs, I added $6021 towards my goal.
I would encourage all to go back and read or re-read each blog and put into practice what Daryle is sharing. The market has changed, but there are still many great opportunities waiting to be had. Daily we are offered the knowledge to turn those opportunities into real financial gains. What are you doing to capitalize on those opportunities?
God will bless us if we do our part. Thanks Mason for putting a face on this story that says just follow what I say and the treasures will be waiting.
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