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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : Lots against singles

 

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davic

13 Aug 2014
01:07:02am
I have a fair amount of stock, worldwide, is it best to sell in large lots or break them down?
I am thinking of the time that will be consumed scanning and listing.
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ThePhilatelist

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13 Aug 2014
02:14:20am
re: Lots against singles

Without knowing any specifics, I will just provide my two cents. As a general rule, the bigger the lot the less the price realized for each stamp. This is why big auction houses often sell stamps individually, even though they come from the same collection.

But that doesn't really mean that breaking the lots will immediately bring a lot more money. The smaller the lot, the more the buyer expects in detail (catalogue number, condition, varieties, etc.)

If you are asking about selling on Stamporama, then the Approval books are a nice middle ground. You can scan them en-masse and still sell them individually.

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13 Aug 2014
07:59:50am
re: Lots against singles

I think The Phil't has done a nice job of explaining the general rule: bigger lots generate smaller $ per stamp BUT generate higher interest from more people. You are likely to get more bids but less money with bigger lots, assuming a small opening price.

The best thing about large lots is the minimal effort expended, which usually corresponds withe revenue received.

The caveat is that if you have rare or valuable stamps (they aren't necessarily the same) you should take them out of the large lot and list them separately, properly identified.

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13 Aug 2014
09:08:53am
re: Lots against singles

davic - selling stamps is a time consuming process with the scanning and listing. There is no getting around it as people want to see what they're getting. I think most of the sellers here (and just about anywhere else) who are selling mostly common material are not into this to make a profit. Expect to earn much less than minimum wage for your efforts, but know that you will be helping fellow collectors add to their collections.

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davic

13 Aug 2014
01:07:02am

I have a fair amount of stock, worldwide, is it best to sell in large lots or break them down?
I am thinking of the time that will be consumed scanning and listing.

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ThePhilatelist

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13 Aug 2014
02:14:20am

re: Lots against singles

Without knowing any specifics, I will just provide my two cents. As a general rule, the bigger the lot the less the price realized for each stamp. This is why big auction houses often sell stamps individually, even though they come from the same collection.

But that doesn't really mean that breaking the lots will immediately bring a lot more money. The smaller the lot, the more the buyer expects in detail (catalogue number, condition, varieties, etc.)

If you are asking about selling on Stamporama, then the Approval books are a nice middle ground. You can scan them en-masse and still sell them individually.

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amsd

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13 Aug 2014
07:59:50am

re: Lots against singles

I think The Phil't has done a nice job of explaining the general rule: bigger lots generate smaller $ per stamp BUT generate higher interest from more people. You are likely to get more bids but less money with bigger lots, assuming a small opening price.

The best thing about large lots is the minimal effort expended, which usually corresponds withe revenue received.

The caveat is that if you have rare or valuable stamps (they aren't necessarily the same) you should take them out of the large lot and list them separately, properly identified.

David

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michael78651

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13 Aug 2014
09:08:53am

re: Lots against singles

davic - selling stamps is a time consuming process with the scanning and listing. There is no getting around it as people want to see what they're getting. I think most of the sellers here (and just about anywhere else) who are selling mostly common material are not into this to make a profit. Expect to earn much less than minimum wage for your efforts, but know that you will be helping fellow collectors add to their collections.

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