For serious enthusiasts and avid collectors, staying current with any market trends that may impact the value of your collection or provide you with an ideal chance to acquire a new item can be of paramount importance. Shifting prices and changes within a niche market can play a big part in the options and opportunities available to collectors. Tracking trends, both locally as well as on a larger scale, could allow you to enjoy greater success with your Read the rest of this entry »
For collectors, auctioneers and those who are interested in getting the best deal and value on a specialty purchase, knowing how to search the best online sites for the deals, events and merchandise you are in search of can be an important part of the process. The way in which the Internet has impact the markets of many collectibles and specialty items has been considerable, and overlooking the potential benefits of using online tools in your search could end up costing you far more than you might realize. Whether you are in search of the last remaining piece or item Read the rest of this entry »
Every experienced bidder is going to tell you that part of winning big is losing at times. When you are bidding on things, do not be afraid to back off if the price gets too high. Sometimes you are going to lose when you bid, but when you win big, you want to make your winnings as big as possible.
Here are some winning bidding strategies to help you to lose small and win big:
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Although the Internet has brought about somewhat significant changes in the world of collectibles and associated marketing trends, the basic rules still stand. For example, in the genre of coin collecting, value is determined in seemingly-never changing ways. The three rules of thumb are date, mint and condition.
The world of book collecting has recently experienced an interesting turn due to the banning of various titles from educational curricula. Recent studies associated with the message conveyed in titles such as ‘Catcher In The Rye’ and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ have served to increase Read the rest of this entry »
There are places all over the world that have local trade shows and it seems like every city is able to have their very own. One of the most sought after things out there that people would like to buy or trade at shows are collectible items. I have been able to attend a few local trade shows before and it seems like I was able to find all the collector’s items that I was looking for. I was looking for various Pokemon cards that I Read the rest of this entry »
There are several pros and cons to buying online. The first pro is the convenience. This means that you can shop online whenever you want to. This means that you can shop 24 hours a day. Plus you do not have to dress up or worry about crowds of people in the store. The second pro is variety. This means that a person can compare prices of the different things that they are looking for online without having to go to a hundred stores to find the Read the rest of this entry »
There are lots of ways to add to your collection but whether you’ve got DSL or http://internet.clear.com internet odds are you love trading online. The biggest issue many of our clients have with adding to their collections over auction sites is spotting a fake – here are our tips on how to come out ahead.
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When an offer is too good to be true, it probably is. Some might take money without sending an item, so it important to be confident in their legitimacy before spending money on their auctions. Always be sure to keep an eye on reviews from other users to avoid falling for a scam.
Some auction sites put their own items up for auction. These will usually be expensive, highly-sought items, such as cars, laptops, and Read the rest of this entry »
The universal adage of buy low and sell high carries over to online trading. Since we’re looking at selling collections it is assumed you are selling things you bought from someone previously. The best way to make a profit selling online is to be extremely knowledgeable about the category that you are selling.
For example, we’ll look at vinyl records. Records are sold everywhere, from music stores to garage sales. Not everyone that sells a record is Read the rest of this entry »
The internet affords collectors the chance to build their collection in a way that is both fast and cost efficient. Being a modern collector is quite a different world than it was twenty years ago. New internet tools have revolutionized how collectibles are bought and sold.
Online auctions are an absolute dream for collectors. New items are posted daily, and there are some serious bargains to be had. Online auction searches provide very specific results, and doing a daily search for the items you Read the rest of this entry »