|Sat Sept 20 2014 09:47:03|
Collectibles Not Selling on eBay, Where to Go?
For the past several years, I have been selling ashtrays and other tobacciana collectibles on both Etsy and eBay, as I downsize a 19-year collection. During that time I have experienced monumental changes on eBay and moderate changes on Etsy that have impacted my business in a negative way.
As a regular reader of EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, I am aware that eBay appears to be catering to the large box stores and large country of China, while ignoring the small sellers, who may, in fact, carry unique items. Two years ago, at least my items received bids. They went from that to selling for the opening bid to not even having any views today.
My purpose in writing is not to awaken the "ebafia" and "Johnny Ho" dragons and give them a platform to spew venom. (While I may agree with them in theory, spewing venom does not increase sales!) I am hoping that your readers might be able to share some suggestions for feasible online selling sites for collectibles, where they may have experienced success. (As a caveat, at this time, I am not prepared to create and manage my own website.)
I appreciate any and all suggestions as we head into the 2014 holiday season.