Buying and selling collectables online

December 23rd, 2014

Now that its has become so easy to buy and sell collectables online using ebay as well as the many websites for businesses that sell collectables almost anything you want is readily available. But is that good? What it has done is even out prices to a market price nationwide. Based on supply and demand nationwide prices are being established for just about everything. In the past some collectables would be rare in some geographical part of the country and the price would be higher than in areas the same piece is abundant. If a product was made in a certain state it is likely often found there making it common and not very valuable. Other areas the product would be more rare and higher priced. The internet has made all types of collectables available to all people around the nation and even that world. But at the same time people can get anything in some ways it has reduced the need to pay up for it at the time it becomes available.

There are still a buy price and sell price, wholesale and retail. It depends where and how you buy and sell and how quickly the seller wants their money. The quickness or need for a transaction often effects the price by more than any other consideration. If a seller wants money for a collectable quickly they will be forced to sell at a low wholesale price and the buyer will get a good buy with a strong possibility of selling later at a higher retain price and a profit. If you want to get good prices for your collectables you need to be in a position of selling to long term collectors of that particular idem that are willing to pay higher retail prices. If quick cash is what your looking for you will be selling at the lower wholesale price but if you need the money selling online has made it possible to get a decent price for your collectables in a short period of time.

Antique shows and actions

March 19th, 2011

There are many antique shows and auctions with many high quality and valuable collectables being offered. The economy has forced many to sell of their valuables and many collectors are trying to raise money to pay bills or cut back on their collections. This makes for interesting auctions and many good buys.

Andrew Jackson’s historic dueling pistol for sale

Offers from Bradford Exchange

July 25th, 2010

Bradford Exchange has a wide choice of collectables.

The Bradford Exchange Online since the early 1970s, The Bradford Exchange has been recognized as the premier source for a vast array of unique limited-edition collectibles and fine gifts that offer an exceptionally high level of artistry, innovation and enduring value. Offers include Collectibles, Heirloom Toys, Coins,
and great collectable gifts for the Holidays.

American Pickers and Pawn Stars

February 14th, 2010

Two new shows are very good for collectors discussion, American Pickers and Pawn Stars. Both shows are on the History Channel The shows are interesting and the people in the show are likeable people. The Pawn Stars is a pawn shop run by a family, the old man, son and grandson along with the grandson’s friend. They call him old man in the show. He is grumpy but in a funny way and likable and is very shrewd. The son, whom mostly runs the shop is the smart and really interested in the old merchandise that comes in to be sold or pawned. The grandson and his friend act kind of dopey but they are likable people and the viewer can’t but root for them to do well so not to look like fools toward their bosses. Catch the shows when you can, they are on often. Well worth you TV watching time.

American Pickers
Pawn Stars

Collectors Auction Forum

May 10th, 2009

Collectors Auction Forum

List your auction. Set your own number of days for the auction, starting bid and terms for the final gavel winner.

Collectors Discussion

March 30th, 2009

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Collectors.org

March 30th, 2009

Collectors.org – The Offical Web Site for the Association of Collecting Clubs
and the National Association of Collectors.

Collectors Discussion

March 30th, 2009

Welcome to Collectors Discussion.