Whittling down the field from a dozen or so nominations, to the top five vote-getters to the final voting, Bonanza was never out of first place. The popular website finished with 56% of the votes.
They are one of the new kids on the block, but have made a big splash among collectors looking for an affordable marketplace.
- It's super easy to set up a shop.
- Sellers are not charged for listing their merchandise until it sells.
- Friendly and busy forums promote a feeling of community.
The other finalists in order of finish, from second to fifth:
Webstore is a free marketplace that "hopes to bring the 'Garage Sale' to the online world." When checking out their thousands of listings, they just might realize the dream. In a good way.
This is the newbie in the bunch, starting just a few short years ago. Although the company's mission is for the "handmade, art, and indie business", sellers have also found a niche for selling their vintage collectibles.
As with the Buying nominations, Etsy also had a strong following for selling collectibles and antiques. With the fees also being very affordable, many vintage sellers apparently list here as an alternative market place.
RubyLane has been around since the 1998 and includes categories such as Antiques, Fine Arts, Jewelry and Collectibles. Of the top five nominations, RubyLane has some of tightest restrictions on what may and may not be sold on their website, along with strict requirements for their sellers.