Frequently Asked Questions


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FAQ for Figurines, Crystal and Fragile Items


 

What types of figurines do you buy?

 

We buy all kinds of figurines. The most active ones tend to be Lladro, Precious Moments, Hummels, Dept 56 and major name brand Crystal such as Swarovski, Lalique & Waterford. We do have a large list of items on the bottom of each page of our website and lists of more brands on the left side of each category page. We buy to resell, so yes, we will buy items even if they are not listed on our website.

 

Do you buy more than just the items listed on the website?

 

Yes we buy more than figurines. We have a large list of items on the bottom of each page. The items listed on our page are not the only things we buy. If you have something you believe has value, we would love to look at it.

 

What do you pay?

 

Most of your major brand figurines resell for quite a bit of money. Our goal is to pay half the estimated resale value for items valued at $20 or more. Items that resell for under $20 will not always receive half due to the cost of photographing and selling them. We do have to pay our employees :).

 

Do you have any packing tips?

 

Yes! Packing can be very important to protect the value of your items. While items usually arrive with no problems, we occasionally have items arrive damaged. Please read our packing tips for fragile items.

 

If I send a list, can I get a quote?

 

We understand your need to get an idea of what you will receive for your items. Some items such as plush toys and Barbies have prices or price ranges for mint condition items right on our website. For other items, we recommend that you list 2 to 5 of your items and depending how busy we are, we can get you a fairly close idea of what we pay assuming the items arrive in mint condition. Due to the number of lists that are offered to us, some with thousands of items on them, we are not able to quote them.

 

We really do pay a fair price and as a result, we spend quite a bit of time researching what your item is worth. We do this after the items arrive, so that we can visually inspect them. Having the items in hand allows us to accurately assess the condition as well as in some cases what variety the item is. It also helps us to know you are serious and ready to sell, not just looking for how much to charge your neighbor. :)

 

Do you do appraisals?

 

Depending on our work load, we can, for a fee, appraise your collection. This will be a resale value, NOT an insurance value. Please contact us for more information.

 

What if I don't like the price?

 

Our commitment is to pay half the average resale value on items valued over $20. On most items and in most cases, this is fairly easy to establish. If you have questions on what we paid for your items, you can request an email copy of our notes. In most cases we can also email out recently sold prices for your item. If we made a mistake, we will be happy to correct it. If, however, we have established that our price is fair and you still want your items back, we will be happy to ship them back, but you will have to prepay the shipping costs by cashiers check. Please keep in mind that this must be done in a timely manner as once payment is sent after a two week holding period, we sell the items. We do try really hard to work things out with you, the seller. We try to respect both your time and items and hope that you will do likewise.

 

When will I be paid?

 

We are not a consignment shop, so you do not have to wait for your money. If you ship your items to us, we work hard to check you items in and send out a check in 1-3 business days. However if our work load is high it may take up to 5 business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service.

 

If you have a large collection such as 1000 Barbies, it will take longer.

 

How does this work?

 

If you want to bring them in, we recommend that you make an appointment, so that we can have a buyer available to help you. There is no need to list your items, but if you have more than one brand or product line it helps to sort them that way. Our buyer will go through your items, give you pricing and in most cases, get a check cut for you during your appointment.

 

If you wish to mail them in, we recommend you read our packing tips for fragile items. Then, fill out our form to get things started and let us know your items are coming. If you have enough to qualify for free shipping, we will get prepaid UPS labels to you. Once your items arrive we will process them and mail out a check usually in 1 to 3 business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service. If you want to know exactly when your items arrive, please note your tracking numbers on the prepaid UPS labels and go to www.ups.com to track them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ for Beanie Babies and Plush Toys

 

What beanies and plush toys do you buy?

 

We buy all kinds of plush toys in unused conditon as well as rare plush in any condition. We do not buy common beanies that have creased, damaged, written on or missing tags; are worn, played with, dirty, faded, stained or loved; that have price tags on them; or that have odors such as smoke, pet or household odors. More about condition.

 

What do you pay?

 

Common Ty Beanie Babies, Beanie Buddies, Classics, Pluffies, Disney & Warner Bros. in unused condition are priced as follows:

 

Quantity Bring them In Mail them In
1-99 .40 each .40 each
100+ .40 each .40 each

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How does this work?

 

If you want to bring them in, we recommend that you make an appointment, so that we can have a buyer available to help you. There is no need to list your beanies, but if you have more than one brand or product line it helps to sort them that way. Our buyer will go through your items, give you pricing and in most cases, get a check cut for you during your appointment.

 

If you wish to mail them in, we recommend you read our packing and shipping tips. Then, fill out our form to get things started and let us know your beanies are coming. If you have enough to qualify for free shipping, we will get prepaid UPS labels to you. Once your beanies arrive we will process them and mail out a check within 2 business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service. If you want to know exactly when your items arrive, please note your tracking numbers on the prepaid UPS labels and go to www.ups.com to track them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ for Designer Handbags and Accessories


 

What types of handbags and accessories do you buy?

 

We buy all kinds of designer handbags and accessories. The most active ones tend to be Coach, Juicy Couture, Tod's, Dooney & Bourke and Gucci. More expensive brands include Louis Vitton, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and Hermes. In addition to handbags we buy accessories such as scarves, umbrellas, sunglasses, wallets and shoes. We do have a large list of items on the bottom of each page of our website and lists of more brands on the left side of each category page. We buy to resell, so yes, we will buy items even if they are not listed on our website.

 

Do you buy more than just the items listed on the website?

 

Yes we buy more then designer handbags and accessories. We have a large list of items on the bottom of each page. The items listed on our page are not the only things we buy. If you have something you believe has value, we would love to look at it.

 

What do you pay?

 

Most of your major brand designer items resell for quite a bit of money. Our goal is to pay half the estimated resale value for items valued at $20 or more. Items that resell for under $20 will not always receive half due to the cost of photographing and selling them. We do have to pay our employees :).

 

Do you have any packing tips?

 

These items are fairly easy to ship since they generally are not fragile. Simply wrap them to protect them from dust and scuffs and box them in an appropriate size box so that they don't move around. Original packaging, dust covers and receipts are always a plus, so don't forget to include them.

 

If I send a list, can I get a quote?

 

We understand your need to get an idea of what you will receive for your items. Some items such as plush toys and Barbies have prices or price ranges for mint condition items right on our website. For other items, we recommend that you list 2 to 5 of your items and depending how busy we are, we can get you a fairly close idea of what we pay assuming the items are genuine and arrive in mint condition. Due to the number of lists that are offered to us, some with thousands of items on them, we are not able to quote them.

 

We really do pay a fair price and as a result, we spend quite a bit of time researching what your item is worth. We do this after the items arrive, so that we can visually inspect them. Having the items in hand allows us to accurately assess the condition as well as in some cases what variety the item is. It also helps us to know you are serious and ready to sell, not just looking for how much to charge your neighbor. :)

 

What if I don't like the price?

 

Our commitment is to pay half the average resale value on items valued over $20. On most items and in most cases, this is fairly easy to establish. If you have questions on what we paid for your items, you can request an email copy of our notes. In most cases we can also email out recently sold prices for your item. If we made a mistake, we will be happy to correct it. If, however, we have established that our price is fair and you still want your items back, we will be happy to ship them back, but you will have to prepay the shipping costs by cashiers check. Please keep in mind that this must be done in a timely manner as once payment is sent after a two week holding period, we sell the items. We do try really hard to work things out with you, the seller. We try to respect both your time and items and hope that you will do likewise.

 

When will I be paid?

 

We are not a consignment shop, so you do not have to wait for your money. If you ship your items to us, we work hard to check your items in and send out a check in 1-3 business days. However due to the large volume of knock off products, we may need to authenticate your items, so it may take up to 5 business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service.

 

How does this work?

 

If you want to bring them in, we recommend that you make an appointment, so that we can have a buyer available to help you. There is no need to list your items, but if you have more than one brand or product line it helps to sort them that way. Our buyer will go through your items, give you pricing and in most cases, get a check cut for you during your appointment. Due to the large volume of knock off products, some items will need to be authenticated. In that case the buyer will also photograph your item. Then you may take it with you and come back after it has been authenticated or you may leave it and have a check mailed to you.

 

If you wish to mail them in, please fill out our form to get things started and let us know your items are coming. If you have enough to qualify for free shipping, we will get prepaid UPS labels to you. While items usually arrive with no problems, we occasionally have items arrive damaged. We are NOT RESPONSIBLE for lost or damaged packages. If you prefer, you are welcome to insure and ship them with the carrier of your choice at your expense, but please fill out the form anyway and include the words "self shipped" in your item description. That way we will be sure to have accurate information for sending your check.

 

Once your items arrive we will process them and mail out a check usually in 1 to 3 business days. Due to the large volume of knock off products, some items may need to be authenticated and may take up to 5 business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service. If you want to know exactly when your items arrive, please note your tracking numbers on the prepaid UPS labels and go to www.ups.com to track them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ for Barbies and Collectible Dolls


 

What types of dolls do you buy?

 

We buy all kinds of dolls. The most active ones tend to be Barbie, Madame Alexander, Disney and American Girl. We love to buy collectible dolls that have never been removed from the box. We also like to buy vintage bisque and porcelain dolls. We do have a large list of items on the bottom of each page of our website and lists of more brands on the left side of each category page. We buy to resell, so yes, we will buy items even if they are not listed on our website.

 

Do you buy more than just the items listed on the website?

 

Yes, we buy more then dolls. We have a large list of items on the bottom of each page. The items listed on our page are not the only things we buy. If you have something you believe has value, we would love to look at it.

 

What do you pay?

 

Many collectible dolls resell for quite a bit of money. Our goal is to pay half the estimated resale value for items valued at $20 or more. Items that resell for under $20 will not always receive half due to the cost of photographing and selling them. We do have to pay our employees :).

 

If I send a list, can I get a quote?

 

We understand your need to get an idea of what you will receive for your items. Some items such as plush toys and Barbies have prices or price ranges for mint condition items right on our website. For other items, we recommend that you list 2 to 5 of your items and depending how busy we are, we can get you a fairly close idea of what we pay assuming the items arrive in mint condition. Due to the number of lists that are offered to us, some with thousands of items on them, we are not able to quote them.

 

We really do pay a fair price and as a result, we spend quite a bit of time researching what your item is worth. We do this after the items arrive, so that we can visually inspect them. Having the items in hand allows us to accurately assess the condition as well as in some cases what variety the item is. It also helps us to know your are serious and ready to sell, not just looking for how much to charge your neighbor. :)

 

Do you do appraisals?

 

Depending on our work load, we can, for a fee, appraise your collection. This will be a resale value, NOT an insurance value. Please contact us for more information.

 

What if I don't like the price?

 

Our commitment is to pay half the average resale value on items valued over $20. On most items and in most cases, this is fairly easy to establish. If you have questions on what we paid for your items, you can request an email copy of our notes. In most cases we can also email out recently sold prices for your item. If we made a mistake, we will be happy to correct it. If, however, we have established that our price is fair and you still want your items back, we will be happy to ship them back, but you will have to prepay the shipping costs by cashiers check. Please keep in mind that this must be done in a timely manner as once payment is sent after a two week holding period, we sell the items. We do try really hard to work things out with you, the seller. We try to respect both your time and items and hope that you will do likewise.

 

When will I be paid?

 

We are not a consignment shop, so you do not have to wait for your money. If you ship your items to us, we work hard to check your items in and send out a check in 1-3 business days. However if our work load is high it may take up to 5 business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service.

 

If you have a large collection such as 1000 Barbies, it will take longer.

 

How does this work?

 

If your want to bring them in, we recommend that you make an appointment, so that we can have a buyer available to help you. There is no need to list your items, but if you have more than one brand or product line it helps to sort them that way. Our buyer will go through your items, give you pricing and in most cases, get a check cut for you during your appointment.

 

If you wish to mail them in, please fill out our form to get things started and let us know your items are coming. If you have enough to qualify for free shipping, we will get prepaid UPS labels to you. Once your items arrive we will process them and mail out a check usually in 1 to 3 business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service. If you want to know exactly when your items arrive, please note your tracking numbers on the prepaid UPS labels and go to www.ups.com to track them.

 

THINGS WE BUY:

Pictures of some of the items we have bought.

 

Designer Handbags & Accessories: Coach, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Prada, Botkier, Dooney & Bourke, Tod's, Hermès, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo...
 
Figurines: Lladro, Armani, Hummel, Dept 56, Precious Moments, B&G, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Disney...
 
Crystal: Swarovski, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal World, Fostoria, Rogaska, Waterford...
 
Coins, Bullion and Precious Metals: U.S. Coins, Gold, Silver, Coin Albums, Graded Coins, Mint Sets, Foreign Coins...
 
Time Pieces: Rolex, Movado, Pocket Watches, Cartier, Elgin...
 
Plush Toys: Ty Beanie Babies, Disney, Warner Brothers, Coca Cola, Steiff...
 
Jewelry: Engagement Rings, Gold, Silver, Class Rings, Broken Gold and Silver Jewelry...
 
Dolls: Barbie, Madame Alexander, American Girl, Lee Middleton, Ashton Drake, Seymour Mann...
 
Cookie Jars: Glenn Appleman, Fitz and Floyd, Star jars, Puritan, McCoy, Hall, Shawnee, American Bisque, Acme, Radko, Metlox, Goebel, Hull, Warner Bros, Disney, Treasure Craft...
 
More: Railroad items, Cookie Jars, Trains, Antique Toys...