TIAS.com conducted a recent survey of collectors and found they preferred online methods over offline methods when selling antiques and collectibles. TIAS.com said 32% of respondents said selling on eBay or other online shop was the best way to sell their antiques & collectibles.
When asked, if you had over 100 small antique / vintage items to sell, which of the following would be your number one choice to sell these items, respondents said:
Sell on ebay or other online shop 32.3%
Sell them in a booth at an antique mall 17.2%
Put them in a consignment shop 10.1%
Have an estate sale 9.1%
Sell them through an auction company 9.1%
Sell them at a yard sale 9.1%
Sell them one at a time from home 8.1%
Sell them to a dealer 5.1%
TIAS.com sent the survey to over 15,000 collectors.
Editors note: Of course you must consider that TIAS is a web site for selling antiques…