Selling Antiques and Collectibles is not as easy today as it was a few years ago. Between the economy and market saturation, prices have fallen for much of our stuff. The very rare and hard-to-find stuff can still bring good prices, but the problem is finding the right venue to sell.
Voting was very tight in this category, with quite a few different nominations and with some surprises in the Finalists.
Shown below are the top five finalists for Selling Collectibles in their order of finish.
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One of the easiest and affordable places to set up shop, Bonanza is another one of the youngsters in this list, but is rapidly growing with a large number of shops that are easily customized.
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.
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