Archive | March 2014

Is eBay over? (for collectibles)

ebaylogoBack in the early days of eBay, the site functioned as a clearing house for garage sellers and traders of collectibles.

These days, I feel as though small-time collectors and enthusiasts are actively being pushed off the site, in favour of ‘stores’. Because every new update to eBay’s fees seems to punish the little guys.

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Vintage toy boxes and packaging

Revell Lil HerbieWhen collecting old toys and games, some people will pay thousands of dollars more for the packaging or box, than the item itself. Others send their toys away to have them (and the packaging) valued and then put inside plastic cases.

If you collect old toys, how important is the condition of the packaging, to you?

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