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Help for New Collectors

Feeling the squeeze? Looking at items from your vast collection of Doctor Who merchandise to possibly sell?

Or are you looking to take advantage of a seller’s market, and trying to find a bargain? After all, there is a lot of new Doctor Who merchandise available since the series returned in 2005, from the every day toys and action figures to props and costumes.

Doctor Who merchandiseEither way io9.com have published a useful guide to buying and selling collectibles online, tailored for the current economic downturn.

While there is only scant mention of Doctor Who – the article focusses more on Marvel, Star Wars and Star Trek – the principles are the same across the board. However given that the road to success in online transactions is littered with ripoffs and failures, I think it is worth covering some of the points here:

  • * Provide lots of details in the listing.
  • * Look beyond eBay for online selling.
  • * Only buy stuff you like and know about.
  • * Try not to get the same stuff that everybody else has.
  • * Cut back on how much stuff you buy.
  • * Watch out for common eBay scams.

For a full list of suggestions and advice,visit io9.com – and good luck if you plan on selling or collecting online!

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