FB groups is a good place to start. I’ve also seen some nice stuff popping up on Etsy and through a few smaller online vintage toy dealers. There has even been some nice items listed for sale here in the vintage classifieds.So what are some better alternatives to Ebay? Facebook is a cluster____ to find anything (no filters), and CL is CL. Where's a good place to alternately shop for vintage SW for national and international listings?
Yeah but on the flipside I can find things for dirt cheap wrongly listed!I've seen so many eBay listings, Craigslist ads, and Kijiji listings that demand incredible amounts for the most common figures with no accessories and in rough shape.
I agree. I don’t see many viable alternatives to me as a buyer; I’ll still patronize the site as often as I can to find exactly what I’m looking for under controlled circumstances. I’ve been a member since 2001 and have over 3,300 individual feedbacks (from different users) as a buyer alone.As a buyer for 20ish years I still find eBay to be the easiest and largest range. As a buyer its nearly impossible to be ripped off and you can log in any day of the week and find what you want.
If you want to buy off Facebook you need to check it every 10 minutes. Items listed there are always snapped up in minutes. That's a big advantage eBay has, everyone has a chance to bid on an auction and it'll sell for fair market value, not a made up price the seller wants for it.
It would be good if ebay had some competition, I'm sure they would still be insanely profitable if they charges 5% fees
I thought about sending them an email. Instead I just cancelled all my listings. If enough of us do so, that they see whole digit percentages drop off, they'll reverse course.The site is the Empire, and we users collectively are flying X-wings; maybe we can fire proton torpedos into their managed payments exhaust ports.
That's a great idea, just needs someone to get it up and running.If I may add my two cents. I've taken somewhat of a hiatus from collecting as of late, as I only need to track down the last 17 and basically every single accessory for most of my figures. I have been collecting for the last seven years, and around five years ago I had a niche idea. An eBay like site, open to vintage toys only. I know there's hundreds of toy shops, thousands of collectors, and several thousand more people who would like to have a marketplace dedicated to toys, run by and frequented by people who know what they are talking about. I've seen so many eBay listings, Craigslist ads, and Kijiji listings that demand incredible amounts for the most common figures with no accessories and in rough shape. Personally, I'm quite sick of it. I know we have a classifieds page here, but it's just not the same (no disrespect meant at all). Maybe there is something out there, but I have yet to find it.
I was speaking with an eBay seller the other day, and he told me eBay takes something like 20% of his money. Simply outrageous, and quite frankly, a bit insulting.
Hope everyone is doing well, happy holidays and a happy new year to you all!
That has a snowballs chance. They do NOT care.eBay might charge the 10% because it might be in a city that charges that in taxes. There are plenty of cities in California that charge that amount.
For the fees, the only suggestion I have is to make a date in the future months in advance and tell eBay to change back what new changes they made. We can spread the news and on that date pull all auctions and not buy or log into eBay that day. SW is one of if not the biggest selling items on eBay so we can be strong together and start a rebellion or suffer in the hands of the eBay empire.
Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, and lived there and in Hong Kong (when it was a British Colony), which wasn't considered part of mainland China until just recently. "China man" is derogatory, and seems you should know better since you also live in California. Seems not much has changed in regard to racial ignorance since my ancestors migrated here in late 1800's. Pity.What good is coming out of China now a days ? Bruce Lee is long gone ... and was COVID-19 truly born /bred there ? I suppose the China man has to eat as well.
Bro, I think you're missing the point. "What good has come out of China lately"-->Bruce Lee never did come out of China and his parents left China for a better life in America, right? Hong Kongers have a unique identity in the world, as least up to the most recent event there. You can't corner all people of Chinese blood/DNA into one bucket. HK/Macau/TW/foreign born people of Chinese ancestry doesn't mean that is where they identify with.
At the end, 24.5 min , he considers himself a "human being" first and foremost.
That's what should matter, is that he's human. My perspective of Bruce (never knew him , only watched his films) , is that his parents / ancestors were from China , thus he's got Chinese blood .... DNA flowing thru him, thru and thru. That's his foundation as a human in my POV. I don't consider that bad or good , it just is what it is ( he had no control over that when he was born). Can people change .... can people flow like water, and be something that they want to be .... sure, anything is possible. Bruce put his mind to becoming one of the best martial artists of all time (and an actor) , and that's his legacy. It's self expression ... ying-yang . I get it to some degree dude, I was a purple belt in Karate .... and I had three years of Auto shop in HS (I've got to be a car guru now .. then, right ??!!)
In other Ebay China news..... I was looking around for some acrylic display cases and saw this listing. Easily the weirdest thing Ive ever seen on Ebay. MAKE SURE YOU SCROLL THROUGH EVERY PICTUREThe point is eBay seems to want to stop being the world’s yardsale and become a mainstream purveyor of mass produced (mostly made in China) goods. All this proposed collector boycott would do, is make eBay execs happy that their plans are working.
That would be a very stupid move on ebays part period. If they want to forgo guaranteed income from the so called "garage sales" and take on huge conglomerates like Amazon to gain garbage sales, ,, then its the beginning of the end for eBay.The point is eBay seems to want to stop being the world’s yardsale and become a mainstream purveyor of mass produced (mostly made in China) goods. All this proposed collector boycott would do, is make eBay execs happy that their plans are working.