Here’s the story...

I tell my wife and friends all the time that I can start with nothing and turn it into 10K.  Now I have to prove it. I have gone to auctions, flea markets and garage sales in the past to buy items that I know will make a profit.  So, I kinda know what to look for. I’m by far an expert, but I’ve always had an eye for older unusual things. Whether it’s selling on Ebay, Craigslist or to someone I know that is looking for something specific… I’m good at making a profit.

Another Tit-Bit...

Now, I’m not into trash digging, but I’ve gotten a thing or two in my lifetime that someone has thrown away. It’s all fair game to 10k. I’ve been saying I could do this for a while and now is as good of time as any to try!

1966 Remco Lost in Space Robot

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I found this 1966  Lost in Space Robot made by Remco in an attic and paid $10 for it. I also found some other interesting items. I honestly thought maybe someone would be interested, but never thought I would get 48 bids on it. It ended up selling for about $170. Who would’ve thought that a headless robot would be worth so much. I had lots of questions on the box itself. I’m guessing people that saved their robot, had it in the box sitting in the basement and getting wet and damaged as most items do at some point. So they’re needing a decent box to get it as close to original as possible. I also had questions on the robot, (are there any cracks, are the battery contacts rusted, and of course “do you have the head?”). So there is definately value in the robot also. If you have one of these, you have a true treasure.  If you have one of these with the box in good condition, you have a gem worth $400 and up depending on what kind of condition. If it doesnt work and you have a ripped box, don’t think you have junk…..You’ll still get a couple hundred dollars out of it.   I’ve noticed alot of the earlier robots are desireable. Whether it’s an early (50’s-60’s)  tin wind up from japan or Germany to a plastic robot from a TV show, you won’t have a problem selling it. There’s lots of robot collectors out there!

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