I've heard some friends lately complaining about the new eBay policies. It seems that their decision to force its users to exclusively use Paypal has sent both buyers and sellers into boycott mode. I want you to know, dear collector, that there is an alternative for your breweriana trading needs.
Anyone can sell on Tavern Trove and the cost is small compared to eBay. $500 per year, cash or trade, for unlimited listings. There are no listing fees, no consignment or "Final Value Fees", no charges for extra photographs. These are all free with your subscription. For your customers, there are no "Buyers Premiums" or subscription charges of any kind. Very simple.
On Tavern Trove you are free to conduct your business as you wish. Transactions are neither conducted nor monitored by Tavern Trove. Think of your listings as classified ads. You can accept any form of payment you like. You set the shipping price. You can even offer items for trade. We don't get involved. You keep control of your collection at your house, communicate with customers directly, and pack and ship orders to your standards and schedule.
On Tavern Trove, your breweriana will be featured on a website specifically devoted to the love of breweriana and brewery history, in fact Tavern Trove is the largest website of its kind. We have over 32,000 items for sale and 11,363 brewery histories from around the world. In other words Tavern Trove is the proper, respectful place to host your collection.
Over the years many people have sold their collections through Tavern Trove. it can take a while, you may have to wait for the right person at the right time. If your item is priced right it will sell quickly. But Tavern Trove is not designed for instant gratification. We take the long view. Tavern Trove listings are not auctions. You choose a price, post your items and let it ride.
Like anywhere else, the unusual and rare sells best on Tavern Trove. Unless you offer screaming deals you may be disappointed selling $10 items. The average listing period for a $10 item on Tavern Trove is 282 days. In contrast, I have had dozens of scarce pieces sell within 5 minutes of going live.
Tavern Trove is viewed by thousands of people every day, and our visitors come specifically to learn about or purchase breweriana. Serious collectors check Tavern Trove's latest additions every week. Hundreds of them have filled out keyword wantlists and are notified instantly whenever an item they collect is listed. I also send out periodic emails announcing new collections or sellers. These emails go out to over fifteen thousand collectors worldwide.
So sign up by following this link then go to "List A New Item" and check out the format. Posting an item should take less than two minutes once you have your photos. It is very simple. Then, if you like what you see you can go ahead and purchase a subscription using the "Purchase Subscription" link. If you want to trade toward the subscription price email me and let me know what you have. Feel free to call if you have any questions.
Good luck in collecting,