Out with the Old: 4 New Ways to Make Money on Collectibles

Out with the Old: 4 New Ways to Make Money on Collectibles
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    If you have been given various collectible items over the years or have been involved in collecting attractive or valuable items, you may decide at some point to sell them if they are no longer wanted or needed.


There are several ways to make money on your collectibles when you are ready to part with them.

Online Marketing

If you already have a website where you sell items, you can add a section for your collectibles. Include a brief description of each item and its condition as well as the estimated market value and the price you are asking.

It may be helpful for buyers if you add images of the pieces you’re selling. Take into account the cost of shipping, and add that to the sale price.

Selling your collector items from your own website gives you complete control over when to sell your items and how much you are willing to accept for them. A website will also be available 24/7 to attract buyers and facilitate sales.


Another way to sell your collectibles is to contact collectors who may be interested. You can find some online who specialize in the type of collectibles you are selling, and there may be collector shops in your area where you can take the items for appraisal and to solicit a possible purchasing offer.

If you’re looking to sell some old toys, toy buyers are located in many communities, and they are always looking for collectible toys in good condition. You can also find them online if there are none in your community. Dolls, stuffed animals, and dollhouses are some of the more popular toys sought by collectors. Look through your collection and research what you have. You may find that some of your other things are worth a lot too.

Consignment Stores

Some consignment stores will buy collectible items, especially if they carry similar products or have had customer requests for the ones you are selling. Some stores will post photos and descriptions of their products online, and you may be able to share some of your own photos along with appealing or unique details. Browse local consignment stores in your area to see where your collectibles might be a good fit.

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Antique Shops

Depending on the age, style, and value of your collectibles, antique shop owners may be interested in acquiring them. If they come from a meaningful time period, and you have background details to support their authenticity, you may have a better chance of selling them to an antique shop, either locally or online. Retain original packaging, shipping slips, invoices, and other documents that help to verify their age and origin.

Collectible sets are fun to have around until they are no longer needed. This may happen when a child grows up or an elder passes away. When you are ready to sell them, consider the above options that may render you some extra cash.

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