Posted by Charlie S (184.108.40.206) on July 24, 2001 at 16:54:03:
In Reply to: What kind of collectibles? posted by KarenT on July 24, 2001 at 13:24:28:
You can sell ANYTHING just about on ebay. One guy was selling parts of the doorway that the police in NYC filled with 39 bullets when they killed an Afro American.......tacky stuff shows up there all the time. One guy had his soul for sale and got bids on it. I bet one or two of them was serious. Remember "the plane the plane?" It was on ebay not long ago. I haven't followed it.
Anyway, hot wheels are big on ebay. Just type it and look. Old clothes, glass, pottery, just about any kind of tools, fishing lures, post cards, (even boring stuff) catalogs, any kind of antique, stamps, first day covers, collectors cards, playing cards with advertising or interesting designs......I can go on. One thing that surprised me was baggage stickers. I got something like $30 for some 1950s examples. You can't sell Nazi stuff, or police badges without written consent, and some kinds of porn. Most porn IS available there, including some very weird stuff......of course I only know of this second-hand :^). Magazines, books, and even new ones sell but you have to get postage for the stuff. Sports ANYTHING. About the most sought items are very old photographs, especially from the west. Mounted ones are very sellable.
I get wound up with this stuff. About the only thing valuable at my sight now is an old Doc Savage magazine. I sold some very old RR timetables for some very good money. I usually have 40 to 50 items running. I have to or I won't make money.
Sign up and try a few things. I can help you if you want. You need to use photos or scans of just about everything. If you have something valuable, you can start it at $9.99 with now extra charge.
I gotta stop....I love this business
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