Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by SEAN RICHARD, Jul 4, 2019.
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charge that price if someone buys at that price.
There are ridiculous listing prices on eBay, too, and probably everywhere else.
Very astute observation. Yes unfortunately there is a great deal of web media that puts our hobby in a negative light. I often wonder how those Etsy people are able to sleep nights.
I sent him a message.
"Huh, 10 bucks for a common coin I can get anywhere for a dollar"
He responded with
"Have you been on Etsy? My price is much better than that"
I could only Laugh. It's pretty rediculous if you ask me.
I believe it was his honest reaction to being repulsed by the outrageous ads he found. Perfectly reasonable response in my view. I would be embarrassed to be part of that Etsy community myself.
At least around here, OfferUp is a great place to look... for trouble.
Before you jump out of Etsy, give yourself a few months to gather an audience, make some sales, build a solid relationship with your customers and offer fair prices. There are limitations with such a site with ebay cornering this market. It takes time to build a rapport, keep your 100% feedback solid, etc. Just be aware that, it is a limited market place compared to the big boys sites. So, it's going to take longer. You might also try Web Store, again, limited in scope but doable if you are willing to have patience. And who knows, if you begin to do well you may see others dropping their prices and you may start a trend towards a better experience for everyone there. I am not promoting Etsy by any means, but sometimes you need an alternative. Just do not expect the same kind of sales volume you could or might expect from ebay.
Find a smarter coin dealer... dollars to donuts s/he figured after seeing the prices at etsy you would think her/his prices were bargains.
I do! I get great deals on ETSY! I bought (4) PS69's at $14 each. graded by PCSG and the dealer threw this in for free! Plus, I sell coins on ETSY every week. Mainly error coins and proof coins I buy from dealers!
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