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Offline flying free

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Re: My Collection has stalled
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2022, 05:13:48 PM »
Half of mine is put away in cupboards.  I display a group and then change it every so often. 
The exception is a single door tall glass walled and front cabinet which houses all the (mostly) smaller, very old/rare pieces.  That is my challenge for the new year.  To find a way of putting most of those in a cupboard and just having out two pieces per shelf.
I like putting some away and then every 6 months changing it around.  But I think that's because the put aways are in a double front cupboard so I can open it and immediately see what's in store.  Nothing wrapped and boxed and forgotten about.

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Re: My Collection has stalled
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2023, 02:54:30 AM »
Just reviewing my collection as I am moving again. Looked at 1st dibs and could not believe the prices they are asking. Is 1st dibs a reliable place to sell glass?
NOt that I am planning on selling any of it.
I may just get a very fine piece of A.S. If I stumble over one, but who knows....

Happy New Year to you all and apologies for not showing up here as often as I should.
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Re: My Collection has stalled
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2023, 09:42:20 AM »
Happy new year Ardy.

There are several sites much like that one, I have not checked recently but they used to charge fees well in excess of 30%. As a seller you would be responsible for the cost of delivery and would not receive payment for any goods sold until long after they had been received by your customer. I would seriously study the terms and conditions, especially when it comes to returns. Given that most prices have a zero added (many a 30 quid piece of glass is advertised for 300) it seems appealing but I wonder how much actually does sell. As far as I can tell customers would need to be either incredibly gullible or incredibly wealthy, then again perhaps both. My impression of the sites is one of repulsive levels of greed, on the other hand they probably provide a lot of reassurance to a nervous customer not confident of buying.


Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: My Collection has stalled
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2023, 08:33:08 PM »
Crikey - I thought they were into repulsive levels of greed just from the prices. I thought they were a sort of shop, selling their own stock.
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