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« on: September 03, 2006, 04:22:16 PM »
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http://www.specialistauctions.com/

I had an email about this, billed as a real alternative to ebay. Does anyone have any experience of this or views?


I posted this thread in the Cafe, but as I know there are a number of serious PW people who only come to the paperweight forum, I thought it would be worthwhile mentioning it here as well.

What I find particularly interesting is that the paperweight section is moderated by Sweetbriar Gallery.

Before anyone points out that it may not be ideal to have an auction moderated by a dealer, I should like to state that it is far better to have a  respected dealer as moderator than no moderator at all. I think that this can only be a positive step for what has recently become a somewhat murky market, owing to mis-descriptions and I would urge everyone to give this site a try. It has many appealing aspects, not least the simple fee structure.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2006, 09:00:38 PM »
Sounds good to me!  I'd value Ray's ID's of paperweights as much as anyone's!   :D
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007, 04:39:40 AM »
I do list there but it is a bit slow. The eBay effect. Nice thing is you can set the auctions to run for 20 repeats automatically. (Is that good?) Listing is free too.
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Re: Specialist Auctions
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007, 08:39:24 AM »
Are you getting any sales through there at all, Frank?

Thank you very much!

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007, 12:13:15 PM »
Not yet, but it is obscure stuff I am listing that is slow on eBay too.
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Re: Specialist Auctions
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007, 04:12:41 PM »
The main problem with SA is that they are not showing up well in search engine results.  For instance, I Googled machin stamp which I know should produce results for SA. There were 107,000 Google results for this but I trawled through the first 21 pages of them (210 results) and not a mention of SA at all. If a search does not come up within the first couple of pages on a search engine people tend not to wade much further in - in fact it's generally accepted that if you're not listed on the first page you're not seen.  I've emailed the SA folks and made some suggestions as to how they may improve their search engine ranking/results - without those results the message is not getting out to the majority of internet users that there is an alternative to you-know-where - and free listing etc is fine but it needs buyers to know where those listings are as well!

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