Is anyone aware of any other online, viable, respected and viable buying/selling platforms for signed memorabilia besides ebay? Not necessarily auction sites like Heritage, etc. But more similar to…Continue
"Another factor are the thousands of forgeries on Ebay.
The sellers of forgeries use auction-style listings because they profit even if their "Mantle" sells for $30.00 or $40.00.
Back in the day, I only used auction-style listing...
"I believe the "free listings" are one of the key factors that has driven ebay's decline.
There is no disincentive to list a ton of items at ridiculous prices. In my saved searches, I see the same items month after month, year after…"
"Another good point, Joe. People want bargain pricing. If I list a high quality item with a pricey signature and I list it at a higher price, it will usually only have one bid rather than multiple people bidding.
Even when I list a very low priced…"
"Everyone likes to blame eBay. Yes, eBay should do more to detect forgeries and that doesn't help.
But the truth, IMO, is that the market is over saturated. Unless you are offering a high demand autograph you need to plan on sitting on it longer…"
"Woody2shoes, great analysis. I am a full time seller on ebay and it does seem like the buyers prefer auctions. I have hundreds of buy it nows and very rarely gets purchases based on them. It's usually one item here and one item there. Luckily,…"
"I track many different collectible areas on ebay. I have for decades. Here's what I see. A steady progression over he past 2 decades of sellers gradually using more and more BIN listings and less auctions. Ebay buyers appear to…"