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    • March 29, 2016 12:08 AM CDT
    • CollectorBids.com

      A FREE to use United States Wide Collectibles ONLY Online Auction

       

      Listings are FREE and easy to do

      The site was created for JUST collectibles

      Many categories are represented and if you’re specific one is not there just send me an email to have me add it.

      I do not accept “adult” items or offensive material on the site.

      To keep out spammers and scammers I personally approve every registration so I do ask the following: Please include your full name, address, phone number and email address in your registration. I DO NOT sell or rent any of your personal information.

      Please be patient for registration approval, I will have you ready to go within 24 hours

      So if you have collectibles you want to list free and easy go to CollectorBids.com

       

      Thank You

    • June 20, 2013 10:47 AM CDT
    • I have a copy of the 1967 film "The Changling", starring George C Scott and his wife. The film is in excellent condition and still has the original case. I have no idea what its worth if anythiong and i dont know where to go to appraise it. Anyone have any suggestions.

    • March 29, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
    • Another issue facing members who use craigslist is that the listings expire after 45 days. I've got a tickler file that shows me on day 46 what I need to relist, & relisting is a snap--takes 1-2 minutes only. Just go to your email inbox & find the listing, then click relist. I find that I sell just as much on any subsequent relisting as I sell on the first listing. I've relisted items as many as 5-6 times. Gary

    • March 27, 2013 2:17 PM CDT
    • If it's just the photos, then I really don't think the change will add appreciably to the time to do a craigslist add. You can simply upload the images after you've saved them to your computer. Also, you can upload 8 photos, so that should suffice for almost any add I can think of. Gary

    • March 27, 2013 12:45 AM CDT
    • This message now appears when you are listing a new ad:
      Craigslist

       

      This affects anyone that uses HTML to insert images into their craigslist ads.

       

      It doesn't indicate when this will take effect.

       

      Will this change affect you?

    • December 9, 2012 10:08 PM CST
    • I'm a little slow, but......It is now towards the bottom.....they used to have a link to it in the upper left hand corner of the homepage.  I've been linking to it by typing in www.ebayclassifieds.com.  At the beginning of next year I'll be posting an updated "Listing Video".  I'll be sure to update the E-bay Classified info in there.

    • November 30, 2012 2:03 PM CST
    • Is it towards the bottom of the eBay Home page under eBay companies? Is it gone?

    • November 29, 2012 9:19 PM CST
    • Has anyone noticed that eBay has removed the link to their classifieds page from the front of the eBay website?

    • November 14, 2012 9:48 PM CST
    • WOW! That's FAST! Online is so great because it offers a bigger audience of potential buyers in addition to the shoppers who walk into the same store {possibly walking by an item too}...

    • November 14, 2012 9:39 PM CST
    • This morning, we posted a pair of vintage lamps on Craigslist.  In less than 45 minutes, a guy called and gave his credit card and said he would be in later today to pick them up.

       

      That's FAST!

    • October 12, 2012 11:39 PM CDT
    • Hi Jim, 

       

      Don't forget to post this in our business directory.  If you don't have an physical store front, there's a section there for online stores / service providers.

       

      Dan

    • October 12, 2012 3:17 PM CDT
    • I repair Bibles and other precious books.

       

      I would like to be of service to your members and visitors.

       

      Please contact me at: bookman.gbwi@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like a single page poster for your bulletin board.

       

      Thank you,Jim [The Book Man]

      PS Visit my website to see what can be done: http://www.gbbookman.biz

    • August 8, 2012 7:21 PM CDT
    • I have this conversation with people all the time, when they ask me about my hobby (self-proclaimed picker).  It just takes time to figure out the best audience for your item.  Example, I recently purchased two Dr. Pepper advertising items at an auction.  I spent a fair amount on them, but because I had spent the time researching the online market value for them, I easily tripled my money within 24 hours of listing them on ebay.  Now, had I put these up in my booth at the antique mall, I can't think that they would have flown off the wall as quickly, given the price (the pair went for about $675).  It's just how quickly you want the item sold, and where you believe, from your experience, the best opportunity lies.  I love both online and on-site sales!

    • March 29, 2012 11:45 PM CDT
    • I usually ship from 5 to 15 packages a week - this is just a hobby, so not huge volume! I average 18% in fees - anywhere I've checked to consign is a minimum of 20% and usually upwards of 35% or more. PLUS, I'd have to drive 90 miles to get there. So I'm not sure what there is to complain about eBay's fees. As a small dealer, I get my first 50 listings a month free. They don't charge photos fees anymore for up to 12 photos. I don't like to pay fees on the shipping, BUT, there again, I'm still averaging less than if I was consigning. PLUS, only doing consignment/bricks & mortar stores limits you to the people that walk in that door that week. On eBay, I feel people usually know what they're looking for and they pinpoint you from anywhere! 99% of my sales go to each of the coasts and Texas. Wouldn't get that in a storefront. NOW, please don't anyone be offended by my statements - because there's just nothing that beats browsing through a store looking for just that certain thing that would complete your collection! As a buyer, I personally like to see and touch before I buy and love all the little treasures I find along the way! So . . .

    • January 28, 2012 3:28 AM CST
    • I still sell on eBay also and still have great success. The fees for the most part are less than a live auction. Consider a certain one recently advertised on a tv program costs 30% plus a 15 or 20% buyers premium. I think most of the fee complaints come from people who have not experienced falling sales and rising overhead in brick and mortar stores. The modern day history of this business can be divided into post and pre eBay. So, eBay definitely still matters.

    • January 27, 2012 11:08 PM CST
    • I like to hear these stories as well. We are still enjoying Ebay and usually ship out 4-6 items a week. Of course a lot of packages come from Ebay as well :)

    • January 27, 2012 10:51 PM CST
    • I met a dealer this afternoon, who sells vintage license plates and also insulators.   He said his eBay sales are still going strong and he describes his work days when he has to ship all of his eBay sales.

       

      Some great stories still come about from eBay sellers.  

       

      I know many complain about eBay fees and regulations; but I enjoy hearing those still having fun with it.

       

      -Dan

    • June 18, 2012 1:03 AM CDT
    • If you are interested in an additional selling platform, Outbid would be a great place to showcase items and help you connect with your buyers in a more personal way!
      An Introduction to Outbid
      http://vimeo.com/42365551

      "This video tells you what Outbid is all about. Outbid is a platform that lets you host real-time online auctions and invite your friends to participate in them! Oh and did I mention it's totally FREE!!!

       

      Please let me know if you have any questions, I have been both a buyer and a seller on Outbid.

       

      www.outbid.com

    • May 25, 2012 3:07 PM CDT
    • Hi - we're looking to feature some great antiques in live auctions that we're running on Tophatter.com.

       

      We're running our first Antiques auction next Thursday: http://tophatter.com/auctions/2602.

       

      Please let me know if you'd like to participate!

       

      Thanks,

      Andrew

       

      More info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YUWw-dBlU4Q

    • April 25, 2012 7:54 PM CDT
    • Great chat this morning with about 12- 15 people.  We discussed the process or processes that one tabkes between buying an item until it is listed for sale online. Although each of us had different routines we were able to pinpoint some things that can help streamline things.

       

      First, everyone of us thought it important to have a routine and always use the same routine.

       

      Although not everyone uses an inventory system per se, most thought it a good idea.  Even if it was a very simplified system, like grouping by color, or type of item, etc.

       

      One the big agreements was on "stations".  Having a station where you do each step of the process.  A washing station, a photography station, a description writing station, a listing station, etc.

       

      When yu have 100's of items for sale it can be hard to find when it comes time to ship it out.  Some use a bin system which gets assigned to the item.  Some print out a photo and tape it to the outside of thebox, while others hunt and peck until they find what they are looking for.

       

      A lot of good ideas that everyone could use along with motivation to get organized and get 'er done! 

       

    • March 27, 2012 10:49 AM CDT
    • Just a quick question:  Is anyone else having problems setting up a classified ad here, on iantique?

       

      Every time I try, it asks me to login; and, of course, I already am.  It says, "Welcome Guest ( Register | Login )" If I click on on "existing user"  or "not registered", it simply takes me back to the home screen.

       

      Any help?

       

      [edit] I dunno why, but it works just fine now...so, nevermind! :) [/edit]

       

    • November 16, 2011 5:04 AM CST
    • Check my Shop Talk videos, you will find easy to follow tips on how to get that search engine to love you :-)

    • November 15, 2011 8:30 AM CST
    • What's the addy Mike? It's always a struggle to compete for placement on the search engines but with time it will improve. I think it is great!

    • November 15, 2011 8:17 AM CST
    • We have our site up and running and are selling a few things around the country - trying to compete nationwide with common items is pronblamatic. They won't show up in search engines. However the odd and different items will and that is what we are selling the most of, Only time will drive more business our way as more and more people find our site. It works great for us since it gives our vendors a wider audience for their unusuall things and they can get better money then just relying on the small local collectors market.

    • October 21, 2011 11:23 AM CDT
    • you might want to check out Ruby Plaza, all is free until 2012, no kidding, and you can list anything..Ruby Plaza is the siser site to Ruby Lane...no hidden fees etc, they are building up that site, so, it's 100% free till 2012, and no contracts either, check it out :-) No, I do not work for them, but, I have a shop there and on Ruby Lane :-)