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Advice to Online Collectibles Sellers
By Jonathan Treble, Updated January 20th, 2010

If you are attempting to sell a large collection by yourself, be sure to avoid common mistakes.

Problematic Alternatives:
1) Selling on Ebay
2) Selling on Craigslist
3) Selling on Affinity Forums

Selling on Ebay

Auctioning your collectibles on eBay can be a timely, risky, and costly endeavor, especially if you are inexperienced with eBay. Here's why:

A) Selling on eBay requires time and effort.

Selling anything on eBay requires time and effort. The seller must performa a range of tasks to successfully market each piece: photographing the figurine, creating a listing, marketing it well, communicating with potential bidders, managing the payment process, and, finally, shipping the item safely. Each one of these steps is crucial to the success of your auction, and each one requires time and attention.

There are other disadvantages to selling on eBay if you are an amateur:

1) The competition.

Even if you have the time and effort to complete all of these tasks, you face stiff competition from experienced sellers in the field. The Ebay Marketplace hosts thousands of sales of Swarovski crystal figurines each day.  The majority of these sales come from experienced sellers who have known advantages over amateurs. These include:

-reputable feedback
-streamlined design templates
-real-time customer service systems
-Power Seller Tools
-lower fees, allowing more competitive prices

2) The fees.

It's no secret that between eBay and Paypal fees, a seller loses away a significant percentage of the value of his or her crystals. There are several fees that go into each eBay/Paypal transaction: listing fee, gallery picture fee, pictures fees, final value fee, miscellaneous upgrade fees, and the payment processing fee.  For some transactions, the fees absorbed may constitute over 10% of the crystal's value.

3) The risk of chargebacks.

One popular scam nowadays, practiced by unscrupulous buyers, is the Paypal "chargeback". Paypal offers only limited buyer and seller protection and requires that the seller adhere to strict policies.

Selling on Craigslist

The obvious problem with selling on Craigslist is the limited geographic reach of your posting. While Craigslist beats eBay anyday in fees (Craigslist is free), it can never get close to the amount of exposure per auction that eBay can.

Another problem is scamming. Craigslist has even fewer protections than eBay, meaning you really must be careful when conducting in-person sales.

Selling on Affinity Forums

Some collectors attempt to sell their crystals and figurines on affinity forums on the internet. Right now there is no one prevailing affinity forum for figurine collectibles. With much diligence, one could find micro-forums with a couple dozen collectors, but this is hardly the type of market you want to sell to. Assuming you can find an adequately sized online forum, this method can safer and more successful than selling on eBay, however, significant risks remain:

1) Counterparty credibility.

Make sure you know who you are dealing with. When geographically close, try to meet your buyer in person to ensure that the transaction runs smoothly.

2) Asymmetry of information.

If you do not conduct due diligence as to the current market value of the crystals in question, you may be underpaid due to the non-competitive manner in which prices are negotiated. Make sure you consult a handbook, the internet, or other objective sources to get a sense for what your items are going for.

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