How to Sell Antiques and Collectibles on eBay... And Make a Fortune!

Author: Dennis L. Prince,Lynn Dralle

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071762736

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8084

Dennis Prince teams up with antique and collectible expert Lynn Dralle to provide all the information necessary to reap the huge benefits of selling antiques and collectibles on eBay. Written by an eBay Power Seller whose earnings topped $20,000 a month, this book helps you: Research types--and eras--of antiques and collectibles Find the best merchandise Use language that gets buyers to pay the most for the seller's items Price strategically. . . and much more!

Start Up a Business Digital Book Set

Author: Bill Aulet,Joel Libava,Scott Gerber,Steve Gillman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111883982X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1120

View: 882

Out of the Attic

Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-century New England

Author: Briann G. Greenfield

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558497108

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 265

View: 3896

In this era of Antiques Roadshow and eBay, it is hard to imagine a time when Americans did not treasure the home furnishings of elite early American families. But as this book demonstrates, antiquing -- particularly the practice of valuing old things for their aesthetic qualities -- is a relatively recent invention whose origins can be found in the early years of the twentieth century. Although nineteenth-century Americans did appreciate heirlooms, they saw them as memory markers, tangible representations of honored ancestors or local history. In Out of the Attic, Briann G. Greenfield traces the transformation of antiques from family keepsakes to valuable artistic objects, examining the role of collectors, dealers, and museum makers in the construction of a new tradition based on the aesthetic qualities of early American furnishings. While recognizing the significance of antiques as symbols of an enduring American culture, Greenfield also delves behind popular rhetoric to examine the development of a retail structure specifically designed to facilitate the buying and selling of old wares. With antique shops proliferating all over New England, pickers going door-to-door in search of "finds," and forgers taking illicit advantage of growing demand, antique owners and collectors found themselves trying to navigate a retail market characterized by escalating prices and high stakes purchases. In this sense, antiques functioned as more than remnants of a treasured past; they became modern consumer goods. The book is divided into a series of case studies, each intended to illuminate some aspect of "the dynamic of consumer history." One chapter examines the role of Jewish dealers in promoting American antiques; another profiles Jessie Baker Gardner, a small-time collector and would-be museum maker from Providence, Rhode Island. Greenfield also looks at the institutionalization of antiques, with chapters focusing on Henry Flynt of Deerfield, Massachusetts, who embraced the "aestheticization of antiques" in the 1940s and 1950s, and on Smithsonian curator C. Malcolm Watkins, who challenged the decorative art market during the 1950s and 1960s by purchasing old tools and crude furniture for the nation's museum.

How to Sell Anything on EBay-- and Make a Fortune!

Author: Dennis L. Prince

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071425483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 5497

In the ultracompetitive world, few Web sites have become household names. eBay is one that is not just a success story, it's a sensation. The site, which is used by over 50 million people in 27 countries, projects an annual revenue of USD 1.1 billion for this year alone. What makes eBay so successful? It lets everyday people realize the dream of becoming an entrepreneur - and all from the comfort of home. Even the busiest of people can easily sell their antiques, collectables, clothes, and even handmade crafts to people all over the world. For some, selling on eBay and other online auction sites is a way to supplement their income or an extension of an established retail store; for others, it's a fulltime job. And anyone who wants to sell successfully needs to know not only the basics steps for selling online, but also the strategies that will consistently get them the highest bids and happiest customers. How to Sell Anything on eBay takes online entrepreneurs step-by-step through every stage of the process and includes several pictures from the Web to illustrate each step.

How to Start a Home-based Antiques Business

Author: Bob Brooke

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762769106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6579

Learn how to set up and run a successful home-based antiques business, including locating antiques, pricing, marketing, and staying profitable. Worksheets and checklists help entrepreneurs get organized and achieve their goals.

How to Make Money on MySpace

Author: Dennis L. Prince

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071544674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5549

Directs readers on the steps needed to set up a MySpace page and establish a money-making presence, sharing tips on how to acquire attractive products and services for profit as revealed by successful MySpace businesspeople. Original.

Unleashing the Power of eBay: New Ways to Take Your Business or Online Auction to the Top

Author: Dennis L. Prince

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071471219

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1325

Sophisticated techniques to take eBay businesses to the next level eBay isn't just for selling antiques and bric-abrac. This phenomenal auction site--with more than 65 million registered users-- offers unique opportunities for doing business found in no other marketplace. Unleashing the Power of eBay shows how to go to the next level and use eBay's tools to build a small business or preexisting online auction business. With the help of inspiring real-life success stories, Dennis Prince shows how to: Write winning eBay business and marketing plans Use eBay's Feedback Forum to build a business reputation Run a business without inventory Sell on consignment for people who aren't eBay savvy Reach customers internationally

How to Buy Everything for Your Wedding on eBay . . . and Save a Fortune!

Author: Dennis L. Prince,Sarah Manongdo,Dan Joya

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071455411

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 3287

From the bestselling authority on eBay--an online shopping guide that saves brides and grooms thousands of dollars According to, the average wedding costs more than $10,000. But through the bargain-hunting power of eBay, it's possible to cut this budget down and plan an entire wedding for a savings of 80 percent! Everything can be purchased online, including dresses, invitations, flowers--even gifts for the wedding party. This complete guide helps couples navigate this hot eBay category with tips on: What to do if the received products aren't what was expected or if they don't fit When to start bidding to keep plans on track How to resell items after the wedding Using eBay to plan a fabulous and affordable honeymoon Also includes advice from 60 eBay wedding PowerSellers.

The 7 Essential Steps to Successful eBay Marketing

Author: Janelle Elms,Phil Dunn,Amy Balsbaugh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0072263962

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 9539

In this must-have book for eBay entreprenuers, eBay experts reveal how to reach the more than 100 million registered users and catapult your sales. Learn how to make listings stand out, inspire buyer confidence, close a sale, and keep customers coming back. An eBay University Instructor, a Fortune 100 marketing specialist, and an eBay PowerSeller offer valuable marketing insights and tried-and-true techniques for propelling eBay sales to the next level.