Archive for December, 2014

Buying and selling collectables online

Tuesday, 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.