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 market.

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. Oneida creamer set

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.

At Dooley's 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
20%

15%

12%

What are the benefits of listing with us?

1. We rate high in the search engines. More potential buyers see your items.
  Your potential buying audience is worldwide and in the millions.
2. No Risk. You owe us nothing if your item does not sell. You may cancel the
  contract at any time for any reason.
3. 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.
4. Higher potential selling price. The bigger the buying audience, the better the
  chance that a buyer willing to pay your price will be found.
5. 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.

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Please see our Getting Started page for more information on how our service works and how to list with us.


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