PAGE 1 – Timeless selling collectibles

PAGE 2 – Find collectibles you never even considered

PAGE 3 – Collectibles that can be drop shipped

PAGE 4 – How to drive more traffic to your eBay account

Yes, I know it has been a while since I had written part 2 of my three-part How to Sell and Make Money on eBay, but here is my final part about Collectibles. One of the top five highest selling categories on eBay, collectibles can be a rewarding niche.

POPULAR TIMELESS SELLING COLLECTIBLES

When considering selling collectibles on eBay you will have a very broad market to work with. Being that I myself am someone who has collectibles, I understand how people go crazy in buying the things that they want to possess. Just look at how much money people will spend to own a piece of history.

The above image is from an eBay auction in the beginning of 2017 of the collectible comic book The Incredible Hulk from 1974. As you can see this particular collectible comic book is in pretty good condition, and the better condition of a collectible the more money you can make on it.

When you are selling a collectible that you know beforehand will fetch a high amount of bids, it is always best to start the bidding at only 99 cents. When you do this it will entice more people to bid on your collectible. As you can see in the below image this seller started his auction for the comic book at $0.99, as indicated by the green area at the bottom of bid screen.

The seller listed this comic book for $0.99 on January 23, 2017 at 19:48:12 or 7:48:12 PM PST. By 20:15:54 or 8:15:54 PM PST the first bid was made and it was for $333.33, as indicated by the orange area. A little more than a minute later another member placed a bid for $700.00 as indicated by the blue area. The 8 bids in between are by two other members.

This is just one example of how much collectors are willing to spend for what they wish to possess. Comic books of superheroes are just one of the many popular and timeless collectibles. But not all collectibles in this category will fetch this high amount of money. It varies in price depending on what it is and its condition.

Below is a brief list of popular and timeless, meaning their demand never ends, collectibles that can make you some moolah if you have or can find any. Sometimes you can get lucky and find things at garage and estate sales because many times people sell old things that they have no idea is actually worth something.

  • Old silver coins
  • Gold coins
  • All Civil War items
  • World War II knives (See Above Image) and uniforms
  • Authentic autographs of popular athletes, musical artists and entertainers
  • Barbie dolls from before 1995 still sealed in the box
  • Full-sized GI Joe dolls from the 1970s and prior
  • Game used memorabilia of old and currently popular baseball players
  • Old authentic advertising items from Coca-Cola, Hershey, Pepsi, and old Petroleum companies
  • Most items having to do with Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek and Game of Thrones
NEXT UP = Ways to find those hidden collectibles around the house

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edobrick Premium
i have to check them out this this too I'm working on this for now too
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edobrick Premium
does ebay have affiliate programs too for us to used their programs too hope so for us to uses too
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes. eBay does have an affiliate program.
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SondraM Premium
Those knives are cool. Similar to you, I am passionate about a number of hobbies. I have no problems finding niches. This summer, I started attending estate auctions and farm sales. That only increased the number of potential niches I could blog about now. I'm on the verge of posting many of the collectible items on EBay.

I would love to see a training where you describe how you are managing these different niche websites and other online money making activities such as eBay all the while creating great training for WA members.
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boomergp08 Premium
Well the one nice thing about managing different niche websites is that once they are up and running, they can practically manage themselves.

I only have to interact with them two maybe three times a week, which gives me more time to create training here for WA and help other members.
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SondraM Premium
That is a good point. Thanks.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure.
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Greg967 Premium
Thank you, Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Greg.
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boucherda Premium
Who would have believed it!
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boomergp08 Premium
Any thing is possible.
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startouched Premium
Great information!
Thanks for sharing this!
Kathy
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Kathy. Happy you enjoyed my tutorial.
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LH-CLUB Premium
This is really excellent, Robert, I am just wondering if I could pick up or buy stuff to sell as another sideline while living here in Thailand.

I haven`t sold anything on eBay for a few years but you have giving me something to think about.
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boomergp08 Premium
Authentic collectibles that are popular here in the West and USA can be a money maker. The problem most have is finding these products because they do not actually live where these items reside.

The fact that you are living in Thailand, you would have a better opportunity to acquire these items for sale later. Just remember to keep them in the newest possible condition as possible.
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sinwm Premium
Another great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Wesley. Glad you liked my training.
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Takatomo Premium
Yet another interesting training. Thanks Robert.

I love bobblehead. It's worth something if it is rare, is it not?

Taka
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boomergp08 Premium
Oh yes they are Taka. Some bobbleheads, especially the old and/or rare ones can be worth in the hundreds of dollars.
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Chris2005 Premium
Robert,
I went to the bank for a transaction, I always go inside. The teller ask me if I wanted some half dollars. She handed me a roll of liberty halfs. I gave her face value. Started bids at $.99. Most sold for well over $10. Always look for items in your journey.
John
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boomergp08 Premium
Wow, I love it when you get something collectible and worth more than face value from people who do not really know what they are giving away. The best part of your story is that it came from a bank. lol What a great find.
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Pelleborg Premium
Very interesting, but not for me.

Cheers Peter
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boomergp08 Premium
No, it is not for everyone.
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Boytjie Premium
Thx boomergp08!
All good, bp
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Boytjie. Happy you liked this tutorial.
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Alan-C Premium
Interesting. Not something I thought of doing.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Alan. Selling and making money on eBay is a very low cost way to make money online, and in some cases can be quite profitable in the short term and long term.
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erictjan Premium
Thanks Rob for sharing. Much appreciated.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure for sharing this with the community.
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AGOgden Premium
REALLY good stuff..
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Arthur. Glad you liked my tutorial.
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Dan-L Premium
What is the G+ Link for this group? Please.
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boomergp08 Premium
Though you can type eBay into the Google+ Communities search bar to find all eBay communities, this particular community has the highest amount of members, which is why I decided to join it.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107738262336258712462
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Kambas Premium
Hi Robert

Great training.
I usually promote eBay comic books listings on G+ and this drives more traffic.

Another great niche that worked for us was to sell movie posters (old and new).

Regards,
Kamil
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Kamil. There are some very great items that one can sell on eBay and I know that old movie posters are actually quite popular with some people.

I too have seen traffic increases after posting my auction links on G+ and I recommend sharing on social media to everyone who wants to bring more exposure to their eBay listings.
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MartyHubon Premium
Robert, this information is gold, a very generous share thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Marty. I am always happy to share other ways for WA members to make money online from home.
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Rob,
Great information.
Are those Coke bottles the original ones from 1915?
I am surprised they only went for $37.00.
Thanks.
Jimmy.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jimmy. No, those Coca-Cola bottle salt and pepper shakers are not from 1915. They were from the early 1960s and that price is about average for what they are worth.
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DebraScott Premium
Thank you Robert! Great teaching's....
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Debra. Happy you like my tutorial.
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Dan-L Premium
Thanks, Robert, I have started my eBay store made 3 sales in a month and up to 50 listings or $2500. Just getting started and I also signed up with worldwidebrands not using them as of now but I will when I can get more listings. You have inspired me to look beyond WA.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Dan. That is awesome for just getting started and a great move to joining Worldwide Brands. They are the best resource directory of real wholesalers and drop shippers.

I've been a lifetime member for some time now and have more than made back my membership fee from the profits.

My favorite part is that I can use their service for not just selling on eBay, or Amazon, but also for when I start up my ecommerce direct sales website.
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Dan-L Premium
Thanks again Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure.
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