What are your fees? I charge a 25% commission with a $10.00 minimum – plus any PayPal fees (between 5% and 8%), and any eBay fees for items sold on eBay. Here are some examples:
- If I sell an item for $100 on eBay, the outside fees average around 15%. When you include my 25% commission, then I would send you a check or PayPal payment for about $60.00.
- If I sell an item for $100 on my website, then the only fees would be my commission and PayPal’s 5% to 8% – so you’d receive approximately $67.00 to $70.00.
- Although it rarely happens, I occasionally under-estimate shipping costs that I charge a buyer – so that small difference might be deducted from your final payment. That can happen for heavier items that end up being sold to a buyer on the U.S. West Coast.
Do you charge me for packing materials when you ship my items? No! Boxes, tape, bubble wrap, Styrofoam peanuts, air bags, tissue paper, fragile stickers, etc. are my responsibility.
How long does it take to sell an item? That depends on many factors – an item’s desirability, its condition, its price, time of the year, and more. For certain rare items, I might even have a specific collector on my list of clients who will buy a sought-after piece immediately. For some items, months might go by before a sale.
What if an item hasn’t sold after several months? I’ll discuss the options with you – including reducing the price, selling it as part of a lot of multiple items, putting it up as an auction format on eBay, or pulling the item down from the website and returning it to you.
What if I would like a guaranteed, immediate sale? I can purchase the item – or an entire collection – by making a fair offer to you.