Collectibles and More
- Consignment Sales
Let Us Sell Your Collectibles,
Art Objects, Antiques,
Your Handmade Crafts, etc. For You
No Listing Fees and Nothing Owed
if Your Item Does Not Sell
Making the decision to part with beloved treasures is neither a
pleasant, nor an easy task. You've become emotionally attached and
thus choose to part with them reluctantly. Often for economic, or
other reasons, you decide to find a new and loving home for your
collectibles, antiques, art objects, jewelry or whatever it is you
wish to sell. Take retired collectible dolls for instance. Now that
these dolls are no longer in production and will never be again,
as they become more scarce, their values will do nothing but increase.
Already there are fewer and fewer sources for them on the secondary
Do you create handmade crafts items? Wood crafts? Clothing items?
Jewelry? Whether it is something you own made by another such as
collectibles, figurines, dolls, etc., or something you have created
with your own skill, let us help you sell it.
||After you have made the
decision to sell, where do you find a buyer or buyers? You can
solicit for buyers by running ads in the local newspapers for
example. You can set your items in a local consignment shop.
In both cases, you are limited to potential buyers primarily
within your own geographic area. In the case of consignment
shops or similar brick and mortar fixed locations, unless they
offer an advertising program and include your collectibles,
the only potential buyers will be those who happen to walk through
the front door.
To realize the best chance of finding buyers and obtaining your
desired price is to spread the exposure of your collectibles as
wide as possible. There are two good ways of doing this. Web site
listing and on-line auctions such as eBay. By using either means,
your potential market is the entire Web browsing world.
What if you don't have your own Web site to list your items on?
Or, what if you do, but no one sees it? There are literally millions
of Web sites on line. Not all will be seen by potential buyers.
Unless your site has a high exposure and is easily found by searching
buyers, those buyers will never see your dolls. Sure, you could
create a site and take the necessary steps to make it easy to find
by buyers, but unless you are selling dolls for a career, it's hardly
worth the effort.
That leaves eBay or one of the other auction sites. Those are great
places to sell items. Great if two conditions exist. 1.) You are
an experienced auction seller and know how to place your auctions
for best bidding. 2.) Items you are trying to sell are actually
selling on auction. While it's true that just about anything can
be and is sold by this means, it's also true that many items listed
go unsold. In other words, they never receive a bid. Of particular
concern during depressed economic times, selling of certain items
is harder, and prices are down from what they would otherwise be.
Many things which in better economic times commanded high dollar
winning bids now if they get bids at all, do so only if the asking
prices are very low.
|eBay is a great place
to buy and sell things. I often sell things there and love it.
The fact is, during these times of tight economies, consumer
spending is down. Necessary consumer goods will be purchased
and almost as readily as in good times. Things considered to
be "frivolous" such as gifts and collectibles may
still sell, but not nearly as well as they would in good economic
times, and buyers are looking for "Bargains" now.
That's the key word. People buy on the auction sites because
they believe they will find products at bargain prices there.
Right now, that is absolutely true. That's great if you are
a buyer. Not so great if you are a seller. Especially if you
have a quality, high end product to sell.
To sell on eBay - or any of the other auction sites - you must
be a registered member. Great if you expect to be a frequent seller.
Not so great if you expect to be a one-time seller. Also, to get
the most from the experience, you must know what you are doing.
For someone with one or only a few items to sell who does not plan
on making a practice of it, it's hardly worth the hassle.
Treasure Chest, we make it much easier for you
to sell your collectibles without all of the hassle to you and
we believe that we can earn you a higher selling price. We will
do our best to earn you a price that is fair and justifiable
for your items. Generally this will be a higher price than you
might get by selling on your own or on the auction sites.
We are becoming an increasingly visible presence on the Web in
certain categories. Namely gifts and collectibles. We rank very
high with Google in the category of Daddy's Long Legs for example.
Especially retired editions. Currently we are ranking in the number
one place for the search keywords "retired daddy's long legs."
Those are words potential buyers will use if they are searching
for retired dolls to buy. If they have a specific doll name in mind,
we rank very high there as well. Often in the number one position.
That means more potential buyers will see your doll offering if
it is listed on our site. Even a keyword search of "consignment
dolls" will show our high rating.
NOTE: We can not list any item that is priced
to sell under $25.00 each. Sorry.
Per Item Commission Structure
|Up to $499
$500 to $999
$1000 and above
What are the benefits of listing with us?
||We rate high in the search engines.
More potential buyers see your items.
||Your potential buying audience is
worldwide and in the millions.
||No Risk. You owe us nothing if your
item does not sell. You may cancel the
||contract at any time for any reason.
||Reduced hassle to you. We handle all
listing details and make sure that the
||greatest number of potential buyers
see your items. We also handle the actual
||selling transaction with the buyer.
You simply ship the item(s) to the buyer.
||Higher potential selling price. The
bigger the buying audience, the better the
||chance that a buyer willing to pay
your price will be found.
||No Listing Fees. You only pay us our
commission when your item sells. Nothing more.
See our Frequently
Asked Questions page for answers to common questions.
Ready to proceed? Go here Getting
Please see our Getting Started page for more information on how
our service works and how to list with us.