The word ‘estate sales’ sends a shiver down people’s spines when they hear it- and rightfully so. Can you imagine spending hours waiting for buying something that dates back to probably when your great great grandfather was alive? But see, the thing about those decades’ old items is: They might prove to be a lot valuable than you expect them to be. The internet is filled with stories about items that were deemed worthless at first sight, but when people who have an eagle eye for old items bought them, they turned out to be very precious. Below is a list of items that you should be looking for at the estate sale:

Vintage Concert T-Shirts:
Remember seeing teenagers wearing those funky T-Shirts while attending concerts back in the movies? Turns out, they’d be worth a lot of money these days. Authentic t-shirts from bands including Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, ACDC and Metallica can sell for a lot of money on eBay. Such is the influence of these shirts that many stores have started manufacturing ‘vintage’ t-shirts these days when in fact, they aren’t vintage at all. So the next time you want to buy a vintage shirt, do check the tag for making sure whether they really are vintage or just a copy.

Retro Video Games:
Yeah, you might shudder when you think of Super Nintendo. How does that hold in front of modern gaming consoles like X-Box and PlayStation, right? Right?! Well, think again because Little Samson, the 1992 action video game made for Nintendo Entertainment System can now get bids over $1000 on eBay. That’s right. Go ahead and search your entire basements hoping to find a game like this!

Action Figures:
If you have the action figures from the 80’s lying around somewhere eating dust, it is time to clean it off. Turns out, adults these days have a knack for action figures from back then. Toys, especially from the franchises like Star Wars, Transformers and GI Joes sell up to a whopping $1000. It all depends on the type of toys but one thing is for sure, if you want to go to a cruise and you have some of these action figures somewhere, chances are you might fulfil this dream of yours if you sell them.

Vintage Comics:
One thing we have been seeing plethora these days are superheroes. These days, it is like they have taken over our cinemas, TV screens and merchandises. Now you can imagine yourself since they are so ‘in’ these days, how much a vintage comic of those characters would sell for! If you have been watching movies these days, then you might be aware of the records Black Panther has been breaking. Since that character is especially in the spotlight these days, his comics are selling ranging from a few hundred to $1000.

Prom Dresses:
That’s right. Remember those over the top, ruffles, puffy sleeves, hoop skirts prom dresses you might have seen live or at least in the movies girls would wear to prom which would divert all the boys’ attention to ones wearing them? They are so in fashion right now. The demand for them has heavily increased. An interesting thing, people these days are looking for authentic 80’s dresses that everyone used to so ridicule!

References:
https://www.thebalance.com/most-surprising-vintage-items-that-have-value-4149526
http://mentalfloss.com/article/533411/old-things-your-house-are-worth-fortune