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The Great Divide

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I still find eBay the best source for quick sales when needed and a fantastic source to find the odd items that are just so hard to get at any show. It serves it's purpose well for what it is. If your selling, the fees are quite fair considering you have a worldwide store front at your fingertips and the massive worldwide audience that they provide. It is just hard to find any comparison for that.

I just wanted to add some positive light to this gigantic sales service that has found me some great deals through the years and has sold some expensive things that would still be sitting on consignment in a shop otherwise. eBay gets a lot of flack but I find it is easy to dislike the big guys and the direct links to PayPal can tic me off as well. But at the end of the day, it is still the best choice out there.

I now sell all my Brass engines this way. I removed several engines from a consignment shop and I sold them all for more than I would have gotten at the shop after the commissions and they sold on 5 day auctions. Within two weeks they were all sold. eBay totally blew the brass shop away. And I am sorry to say it, as I do shop locally as much as possible and those brass cases are filled with the stuff of dreams. The owner has to use eBay to sell most of his brass now as well. update, I just sold a very heavy metal lathe that I had every intention of having fun with, but is being wasted here as I do not have the time or the interest I once had in this hobby. The buyer lives 12 hours away but is making the drive to get it. I sold this lathe in 4 days at a fair price. Ya can't beat this kind of sales record.
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