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Using Ebay Listings In Finding Art Auctions

Jan 31, 2008
Art collectors can find some of the most reasonable contemporary and fine art for sale in the eBay listings online at eBay. Great results can be found by searching in the "art" section, under title, topic, artist, time period, etc. Watercolor art or an oil painting for sale can cost mere dollars, hundreds, thousands or even millions. Often times, galleries will place artwork for sale on eBay too, so you know they are reliable.

If you're looking for an oil painting, then the listings on eBay have a lot of options for contemporary art for sale (from 1950 - Present). Perhaps you might like Thomas Arvid's oil on canvas masterpiece "Between You And Me," which depicts a downward view of a wine bottle and glasses.

This piece is worth roughly $95,000! There are other even higher bids on Anthony Falbo's "The Last Supper," which is currently at $2 million. Of course, for the frugal shopper, five Egyptian paintings on papyrus can be purchased for just $25 or there are generic oil paintings that may catch your fancy for as little as one cent plus shipping!

Under the photography listings, you can find framed photographs of Marilyn Monroe, autographed Arnold Swartzeneggers, rare Elvis calendars and John Wayne images. There are vintage Elsie Ferguson and Betty Grable photos from the pre-1950s era, or Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol prints.

As you browse, you can see a photo, description, price, seller and payment options, including how many people have bid on that particular item. Once you've made your decision, you can click on "buy it now" or "place a bid." If you place a bid, then you'll possibly get a lower price, but someone could also snatch your choice away from you or escalate the price.

If you click "buy it now," then you secure your purchase but pay the higher charge, which could be anywhere from $10 more to double the price. Of course, for many shoppers, bidding is all the fun and you, too, may find yourself embroiled in auctions on eBay!

To see how you can enter a live auction to bid on eBay listings and more, try a site like iCollector, which compiles all the information about when the auctions are and what they feature. This can be a more fast-paced and intriguing way to shop. You won't have to get dressed up or worry about parking, but you will also have a wonderful selection and more trustworthy sellers!

The danger of auctions on eBay is that, on occasion, a nefarious character will take your money and run. There are no specific guarantees. Some people are trustworthy and even own their own galleries, auction houses or stores. You can tell the good from the bad by checking out the seller's info to see how long they've been an eBay member, how many items they've sold, as well as their ratings and the kind feedback they receive.

Scam artists usually don't have much feedback. Another problem may be that you have to wait a long time to receive your order. They generally give you an estimate, but it most always takes longer, so if you're really pressed for time, buyer beware!

You can find literally anything in eBay listings! Old treasures found in estate sales, paintings from art auctions, contemporary art for sale by individual artists, classic museum sculptures, watercolor art and children's artwork are all available for the taking. Whether you choose to bid or just to buy, you'll find that your money goes a lot further when you go this route.
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