What I Have in Common with Neiman Marcus

I’ll be honest, I don’t shop at Neiman Marcus. The few times I’ve walked in this store I felt like all the posh store clerks knew I didn’t belong. It’s just too high falutin and pricy for me. But we do have something in common…we are both selling this Waterford Crystal Lismore biscuit barrel!

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From the Neiman Marcus website

Oh yes..I found this exact Waterford crystal piece in my little neighborhood Goodwill today. I was heading down the glassware aisle and saw it on a top shelf. Picking it up I discovered that it had the delightful heft and beauty of real crystal. As I was looking it over (only a few scratches on the bottom), I found what I was hoping to find…the Waterford acid mark. Oddly there was no price tag on it (and I know it was fairly recent donation) so I gave it to the clerk to take it to the pricing gal…and held my breath.

He came back. “It’s $9.39. Do you want it?” YES, please!!!

Here’s the straight poop. Neiman Marcus sells this item new for $285. On Amazon it can be bought new for $185. In the secondhand world it typically sells for $45 – $90. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

So all in all a lovely find that should bring a nice profit.  Yeah! 🙂

How about you…any good finds this week?

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