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How To Get The Most Traffic And Exposure To Sell Your Collectibles On eBay

Aug 18, 2007
Did you know that eBay got its start buy offering collectibles fro sale online? This eBay category is one of the largest and most active on the online auction site. People who have been eBay users for a long period of time tend to be very knowledgeable in particular areas and many are rabid collectors of certain items. You will sometimes find that when you put an item up for auction that you found at a garage sale or something that you didn't think anything about will create a bidding war over people who need that particular thing to complete a collection.

Unlike many other items such as shoes and clothing, collectibles are a category that brings a very emotional response that helps to get higher bids. In many cases when someone is bidding on an item they have been seeking for a long time they will throw caution to the wind and bid wildly just to win the item. This is one of the reasons why selling collectibles can be such a profitable business.

To find collectibles that you can sell on eBay you may want to visit yard sales in your area, but make sure you get an early start there are many others who are now doing the same thing because they know how lucrative it is to sell items on the online auction site. Another way to find items is just to ask people when you go to their homes if they have anything unique or collectible that they may be interested in selling.

Another little known and little used method of finding collectibles and other things to resell on eBay is to buy them at smaller auction sites that don't get as much traffic and therefore not as many bidders. You may be able to pick up items at a fraction of their true worth and then turn around and sell them for a huge profit by listing on eBay.

Another sneaky little tactic is to put your item up for sale in a category that has nothing to do with the term, "collectible". For example if you have an autographed football you may put it in the collectible category but also put it in the sports category. You find a fan of the particular sports star willing to pay far more than someone watching the collectibles category.

Don't be an uneducated seller. Find out everything you can about the item you are selling so that you can get the top price. If you are able to tell a story and give lots of information on how rare an item is you will always get a better price for it. Don't leave out any details, most collectors are very detail oriented so the more you tell them the better off you will be.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about collecting as well as collectibles at http://www.actionfiguresandcollectibles.com
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