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Mikesy5922 Aug 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

Does anyone use or know of an online auction other than ebay where you can sell figures. I've just used ebay to sell for the first time and frankly their fees are extortionate.

Giles the Zog22 Aug 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Am looking for said item, for a land based scenario.

Any ideas of any manufacturers who do such things ?

Major Mike22 Aug 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

I have friends that use Bartertown

skipper John22 Aug 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

Auctions for miniatures are limited, There is Bartertown; link and the international historic exchange; link Here at TMP of course. I've had good luck buying and selling at these sites.

Also WWPD; and Lead Adventure;

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Yeah TMP, Facebook has lots of pages to buy and sell as well.

Mikesy5922 Aug 2017 12:09 p.m. PST

Many thanks for your suggestions. I'll definitely follow up. Kind regards Mike

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

I often considered starting one – just never thought it would take off. Flat rate listing fee – no final valuation fee of 10%. by the time you get done going through EBAY and Paypal – you have kissed 15% of your sale goodbye.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

15% is quite small for the total fees charged at a physical auction so E-bay isn't quite as bad as it seems. It has increased a lot but then it has very little competition – maybe there is a good reason for that !!!

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

Never said it was bad – merely stating the facts. I have been with EBAY from the year they started. They are great at what they do – the best. But nothing wrong with competition- even if its a little guy in a niche market catering to a certain clientele (like EBAY was originally with PEZ items) and having a more seller centric cost structure – ie flat rate and no final valuation percentage.

Tommy2023 Aug 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

I often considered starting one

Someone did a few years back.

just never thought it would take off.

It didn't.

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

Alrighty then…..

21eRegt23 Aug 2017 9:20 p.m. PST

I did really well at Bartertown last year but this year has been a bust. It's just a "catch as catch can" arrangement.

Part time gamer08 Jun 2018 12:00 a.m. PST

I generally agree, Ebay is great all in all BUT..
Im also bothered by that "final value fee". Its ok to actually get their % of the actual 'value', but as they consider your shipping cost as part of that value is the only thing that eerks me.

Ive heard good things about Bartertown but never used them, at least not yet.
And IIRC, both Paypal & Ebay charge 10%, so its 20% you have to take into account as your 'operating expense'.

Tyler32621 Jun 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

Facebook has a lot of miniatures sites that have buy and sell sites. Sold quite a few books on one and got painting commissions to do from others who saw my figures. No longer going to do eBay…. to costly and everyone wants free shipping.

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