How to SELL Collectibles on
by Bradley Kaplan
Like it or not, eBay has changed
the toy train market for ever. It allows collectors to sell their
trains for top dollar as well as allowing the same collector to
find the trains for sale they thought they may never find.
Pieces that many people have
though are rare have ended up being plentiful on eBay.
Terry Gibbs has created a full
time job for himself buying trains and other collectables and
selling them on eBay.
Obviously, since Terry is making
a living off of eBay, like any business person he has figured
the formula to give himself the largest return on his investments.
The average person may think that selling a piece on eBay is very
easy. While watching this video, you will quickly realize selling
on eBay is easy, but to maximize the price you will get for your
items you need to know the “Tricks of the Trade”
There is no crazy "get rich
quick" technique that Terry teaches. Terry believes that
the more information that potential buyers have the more likely
they are to bid on his auctions. He reviews multiple auctions
on eBay and shows what works and does not work on other people's
Terry gives advice such as how
to create a user friendly auction page, how to take the best possible
pictures to entice your potential customers and techniques to
reduce eBay's fees.
This video gives a step by step
description of how Terry sells on eBay. You’ll follow along as
he researches on eBay to find the right category to list in, discovers
what makes some items sell for more and what is important to include
in the description. Continue watching as Terry takes and edits
the pictures, moves them up to the web and starts the auction.
I have been selling on eBay for
2 years, and I learned new techniques from the video. For instance,
I never knew that eBay has a free program called "Mr. Lister"
that allows you to create auctions "offline" and then
bulk upload them onto eBay. This seems like a great time saver.
Now, I can make up my auctions in my own time then list them all
together. This way I get buyers looking at more of my auctions.
Also, with Mr. Lister, I don’t have to go through the hassle of
entering all kinds of information across many web pages, I can
just write the description enter the starting price and click
next. The free program does everything else for me.
After Terry shows you how to
list the pieces on eBay he shows his shipping techniques. Terry
feels very strongly about how the items are shipped to his customers
for his protection as well as to encourage repeat customers. Every
step of the transaction is important because making the buyer
comfortable and removing any possibility for complaint is essential
The video was created to cover
all the bases. First, Terry compiled the kinds of important questions
that you would want answered. Then he gave them to a lady
to study and ask of him on the video. So basically you get to
hear the essential questions and answers to make the whole process
of selling better a snap!
Also you get to see step by step
how to do important things like add pictures to your listings,
use file transfer programs to host your own pictures and how to
interact with buyers to make them more comfortable with you.
The video assumes a small general
knowledge of eBay. It is geared towards the user that has been
buying on eBay and is ready to start selling. Although Terry sells
mostly trains and toys the techniques he teaches will work for
any item that you would want to sell on eBay.
Along with the video, buyers
receive a handy 16 page booklet that summarizes the video, and
an easy to read cheat sheet that shows the various HTML codes
that you can use to spice up your auction.
The video is $29.97 and $4.50
for shipping and handling, a total of $34.47. This video is well
worth the money. Terry’s techniques will quickly provide increased
profits on your sales and allow you to recoup the low cost of
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