Saturday, March 2, 2013

Trapper Keepers Rock

I sell on ebay every week.  It's great extra money and I enjoy doing it.   My favorite thing, however, is when I hear from a buyer on why they bought an item from me.  Recently I had just such a story and it will be hard to ever top this.  I had read somewhere that vintage Trapper Keepers are good sellers.  I always look for them but never find them.  My luck changed 2 weeks ago when I found one in the Design Series line for .99 at Goodwill.  After looking at completeds I decided to list it for $44.99.   On Thursday I got a message from a buyer stating that he would like to purchase it for a commercial shoot for a movie promo he was doing for MTV.  Only catch was he needed it the next day.  After working out the details of shipping etc, he purchased it and I overnighted it to him.  Here's a pic of it
Ok, here's the best part.  The movie is called The Internship featuring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.  The promo for the movie will run on MTV. Owen Wilson pulls out his vintage trapper keeper while all the young kids pull out their iPads, etc.  I'm hoping that they will really use it.  Seriously how cool is that???? If nothing else I impressed my kids :)


  1. Great story you have for this item now!! (I've not found a Trapper binder at the thrifts yet)

  2. I would have never thought twice to look for them..great story and great profit!

  3. I look for them at sales too - only found one. I was a child of the 80's & loved getting a new one every year :) Cool sale!

  4. Get out...I never get that lucky. So glad you got to have this experience. I can't wait to tell my kids about it....

  5. Coming from Late Night coffee. What a great story about the Trapper Keeper. I know they do really well on ebay. I loved mine as a kid..wish I'd have kept them!! Great job!

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else

  6. This totally made me smile. I didn't see the movie, so not sure if they showed your Trapper Keeper or not. But I soooo remember using one! Now I'll be on the look out. I had no idea they were great sellers.
    I'm your newest follower!
    Erica :)