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Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« on: May 01, 2014, 11:26:45 AM »
I have a vast collection of VW Beetle models that I would like to sell. They are currently packed (in newspaper) in five (six?) large Rubbermaid tubs and sitting in my parents' basement in Erie, PA.

First off, I do not want to deal with ebay and secondly, I don't want to ship them. I know that this is really limiting my options, but I really can't see that shipping is an option (cost, as well as repacking them securely)

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So what would be the best route for finding a new home for them, and valuing them appropriately?
I'm going to post on TheSamba.com to see if I can find any interest, but I thought I'd ask around to see if there were any other ideas.
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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 11:36:33 AM »
Cookie is pretty close.
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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 12:09:22 PM »
He already has the biggest part of my collection - he shouldn't mind some more!  8)
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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 12:10:16 PM »
will you be selling them or will your Mom?

aside from selling on line, maybe try take them to a car show, or a swap meet.

Any chance that there are vintage toy sellers in the area?

How about Mike and Frank from Antique Archeology (American Pickers show)? They like VW stuff.

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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 12:27:22 PM »
Do you have photos and/or itemized inventory? I know a local guy (rides a Triumph) that is into VWs. I can message him on FB to see if he's interested, but he would want some idea of what you have and rough cost.
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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 12:48:12 PM »
Do you have photos and/or itemized inventory? I know a local guy (rides a Triumph) that is into VWs. I can message him on FB to see if he's interested, but he would want some idea of what you have and rough cost.


Sorry - I could have swore that I put the link in the initial post

http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/Other/VW-Beetle-Models/

I don't have a good idea of the cost. I'd be open to offers though.

Thanks for passing along the information- I really appreciate it  :bigok:
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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014, 12:50:57 PM »
will you be selling them or will your Mom?
Me. My mom's health is failing and my dad is spending all of his time taking care of her. The most I could ask of them would be to meet someone at the door to let them haul the boxes out...  :(

How about Mike and Frank from Antique Archeology (American Pickers show)? They like VW stuff.
Interesting. I've never heard of them and will look them up.
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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 01:04:05 PM »
How much you looking to get? My daughter just bought a yellow beetle, and she's got a couple of gift occasions coming up (graduation and birthday...)

Oh, and I'm in Ohio and I have a brother that goes to Erie, PA fairly frequently.


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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 10:45:08 PM »
Hey DD - this doesn't help in your quest, but seeing this article, it is topical.

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/photos/big-world-tiny-cars-23518412

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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 08:25:35 AM »
I think you've succeeded.  :popcorn:
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2014, 09:13:05 AM »
I think you've succeeded.  :popcorn:

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Re: Selling a toy collection - ideas of "how to"
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2014, 12:50:00 PM »
I haven't gotten anywhere from my side of the fence  :-\

Was anyone able to follow up with a lead?   :popcorn:
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