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What online auction site is preferred by sellers of antiques & collectibles, and why?

I’ve used eBay in the past for selling collectibles, but it seems that it’s more than just the economy keeping buyers and sellers away. Did the fees get too greedy? Are people just not interested in collecting anymore? The good stuff doesn’t seem to get listed much anymore. So….I was just wondering if there was another auction site to which the antique dealers have flocked.

It is, indeed, the economy for the most part. Sales at eBay and everywhere else except Wal-Mart have slowed dramatically since 2008. To wit, that old gray mare ain’t what she used to be. You have also noted throughout the summer, and is currently the case, ebay has waived listing fees, regardless of the initial listing price until Sep. 7. to stimulate more listings. To a lesser extent, summer months, because of vacations and outdoor activities are the SLOW months at eBay and for many other businesses. I, too, am experiencing minimal sales, but am hoping when most people are staying warm inside their homes this winter, they’ll be at eBay. I am not aware of an antique auction site.

  1. Volusian
    June 12th, 2012 at 05:06 | #1

    It is, indeed, the economy for the most part. Sales at eBay and everywhere else except Wal-Mart have slowed dramatically since 2008. To wit, that old gray mare ain’t what she used to be. You have also noted throughout the summer, and is currently the case, ebay has waived listing fees, regardless of the initial listing price until Sep. 7. to stimulate more listings. To a lesser extent, summer months, because of vacations and outdoor activities are the SLOW months at eBay and for many other businesses. I, too, am experiencing minimal sales, but am hoping when most people are staying warm inside their homes this winter, they’ll be at eBay. I am not aware of an antique auction site.
    References :
    eBayer since the last Millennium – 1997

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