THIS WEB SITE ENDED IN 1999 I LEAVE IT UP FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES This was one of the first eBay full-service auction brokerage businesses.
I LEAVE IT UP FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES
This was one of the first eBay full-service auction brokerage businesses.
Online Auctions have changed forever the way antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, art and jewelry are bought and sold.
In the past, when you wanted to buy or sell used goods, you would have to frequent auctions and antique dealers, visit art galleries and jewelry stores, search for garage sales, wander through swap meets and/or attend various trade and collector shows. Sure, it was fun, but it took up a lot of your valuable time and in the end, you had no guarantee that goods would be found or sold at the prices that you had hoped for.
The internet has changed this problem forever.
Today you can buy and sell goods online. Thanks to auction web sites like eBay.com, buying, selling and searching for things has never been easier.
In the past, you would have had to rely on chance to find that small group of customers that wanted and were willing to pay top dollar for exactly what you were selling, or to come across that impossible to find addition to your memorabilia collection.
Today the world is able to find you if you have what they want and you are able to search the world to find what you need.
Imagine three customers living in America, Italy and Australia. All three are looking for a specific item, an authentic Japanese Samuri sword. If they were forced to rely on the old methods of finding goods, they would be limited to browsing through antique arms catalogs and visiting local specialty shops and annual expos. In the end, they would be forced to buy what was available in their local markets.
What if the same customers were connected to the internet?
If they could connect to eBay and do a keyword search for "samuri sword", instantaneously, they would be able to find a number of swords being offered by several different eBay sellers.
Now take the next step and think about the opportunity that would be available to you if you were an eBay seller selling antique swords. You would be given the unbelievable opportunity of tapping into worldwide micro-markets for your hard-to-find collectible goods.
As with any auction, the more people who want your goods, the better, so lets take these three sword collectors as an example. They have found one of your swords on eBay. All three of them really need the sword for their collection and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the piece. They compete with each other and with your reserve price (the lowest price you are willing to sell at) in order to win the right to buy your sword, the highest bidder winning the sword. You too as a seller are a big winner, for you have succeeded in reaching a world market and have been able to get the best possible price for your merchandise. Not bad considering you never needed to leave your shop or home to do it.
The Auction Guy Company helps you develop an online auction strategy.
Perhaps you already understand the possibilities of online auctions but just don't have the time or equipment to do the best job possible in promoting your products. We can help. We specialize in helping you market your goods on eBay and other online auction sites.
As brokers, we spend our waking hours figuring how we can get the best price for your goods. From high quality digital photographs and scans to high speed web servers to make sure your pictures load quickly, from thoughtfully designed auction web pages to safe storage and expert shipping and handling, we do whatever it takes to make sure your goods are presented well, sold at the highest possible price and safely received by satisfied buyers as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Let us help you take advantage of the new opportunities found on internet auction sites!
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