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Help with setting up a fiugre to sellComments • Help with setting up a fiugre to sell

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    I see. Thank you so much Spinners_grove for that tip about eBay. I might try Craiglist instead. I do want to sell the figures fast and selling them one figure listing at a time takes too long. So I'll probably sell the majority of my collection on Craigslist.
    3 days ago
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    Shogunyan, I also wanted to ask how do I do that? Do I just type in the name of the figure I'm trying to sell in the search bar on MFC to see if there is a listing of it available and then somehow set up my listing on that page? Could you list the instructions for doing that in steps so that I'm able to try it out? Thank you and sorry for bugging you with my questions.
    5 days ago
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    Wow! Thank you for the really helpful tips, everyone. I made a PayPal account so I guess I'll be using that to sell my figures. Also, it's a real shame that some will have to be sold for less than their sales price but I understand that some stuff de-values over time. Would it be better if I sold some of them on eBay as auctions instead so I could get more for them? I could see most customers not wanting to bother with this though I feel it's worth a try.
    5 days ago
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    JP522 (8 days ago) #71240681Could you please just answer my questions about how things would go if I sold them on eBay cause I mentioned that I DO NOT want them to take a cut of my sale.
    Ebay will take a cut of the sale if you use them--that's how they make money--so it's up to you to decide if it's worth it. However, if you're struggling this much with the technology, I think it's a relevant question to ask whether or not you have PayPal. If you don't have it, I highly doubt anyone on MFC will deal with you, since the goods/services payment option includes buyer protection. PP also takes a cut for this service, but it's much less than what Ebay would take.
    7 days ago
    13pt
    One thing to remember is just because you paid a certain price doesn't mean the figure is worth that price any more - if you want things to sell quickly, the price needs to be competitive with other sales and sites. Some figures go up in value, some go down. I'd recommend looking up the figures you wish to sell on Mandarake and AmiAmi and see what prices they are selling them at, to get an idea of value. Plus sales here ofc. On a personal level, if I can get the figure for the same price (or like, maybe up to 5 bucks more) on Mandarake I'm going to do that, rather than bother with the hassle/lottery of a private sale. If I'm buying private, I want to be saving money or getting an item that currently isn't on sale anywhere else.

    For photos, using sunlight is usually best for good photos. if you're not very steady-handed, you could use a tripod stand-in, e.g. a box. Or buy a small, cheap tripod for a few bucks. Also if you're using autofocus, ensure you're far enough away so it can focus on the item in front of the camera - you can always crop the image after (you can use a paint app to do this, or some websites offer cropping).

    Figures that haven't been unboxed, just take pics of the box so people can see the condition and legitimacy of the box.

    How fast an item sells is going to be almost random - a popular item with a good price is likely to sell within days. An unpopular item may take ages to sell, even with competitive pricing.

    I also notice your (approximate) location isn't on your profile - when you advertise, ensure people know at least which country you are in - the internet is international, and it is annoying if you can't work out where someone is, to know if it is worth asking about buying something. If you don't want to sell internationally, it helps to state that in your ads so people know not to bother you if they are not in the same country.
    8 days ago
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    Shogunyan (8 days ago) #71240711People tend to go to the MFC page of figures they're interested in buying before they actually buy it. So if you want to sell visibly, comment on the figure's MFC page saying that you have one for sale and state your price. If you want to sell quick, price it lower than market value.

    yes, and also anyone who has "wished" the figure will get an email saying it's up for sale.
    8 days ago
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    JP522 (8 days ago) #71240670Hi, thank you for getting back to my questions so promptly. Actually, I wanted to sell them on eBay ASAP but found out they take a BIG cut of your money so I was like "no way am I gonna bother with that." I need to get them off my hands soon cause I REALLY need the money from them for some holiday shopping. So, do you have any tips for selling the figures quickly or advertising them on here so they at least catch attention quickly? Also, I have a SAMSUNG HD camera that doubles as a photo camera. The quality isn't very good but the only other camera I have is a cheap 12-year-old camera. Don't own a smartphone, lol and couldn't afford it right now if I wanted to anyway. I've never sold anything online before so this is all very new to me, lol. Anyway, here's hoping you can offer me some good advice regarding the questions I asked. Cheers!

    People tend to go to the MFC page of figures they're interested in buying before they actually buy it. So if you want to sell visibly, comment on the figure's MFC page saying that you have one for sale and state your price. If you want to sell quick, price it lower than market value.
    8 days ago
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    Hi, I just noticed you answered most of my questions. Could you please just answer my questions about how things would go if I sold them on eBay cause I mentioned that I DO NOT want them to take a cut of my sale. So, if the figure has never been taken out of the box I don't need to take a picture of the item maybe just the box? That I can do! Also, could you answer the question about how to attract people to buy the figures and how long I would be waiting to sell them? I know you kind of answered these questions but in your experience have you learned any advertising tricks or ways of attracting a seller to a particular figure that worked really quickly? Sorry for troubling you with these questions but I'm sooo new, lol.
    8 days ago
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    Hi, thank you for getting back to my questions so promptly. Actually, I wanted to sell them on eBay ASAP but found out they take a BIG cut of your money so I was like "no way am I gonna bother with that." I need to get them off my hands soon cause I REALLY need the money from them for some holiday shopping. So, do you have any tips for selling the figures quickly or advertising them on here so they at least catch attention quickly? Also, I have a SAMSUNG HD camera that doubles as a photo camera. The quality isn't very good but the only other camera I have is a cheap 12-year-old camera. Don't own a smartphone, lol and couldn't afford it right now if I wanted to anyway. I've never sold anything online before so this is all very new to me, lol. Anyway, here's hoping you can offer me some good advice regarding the questions I asked. Cheers!
    8 days ago
    2pt
    1) You can place an ad by clicking that link (profile/JP522/s...) or by going to "My Ads" and then clicking "Create an Ad". It should give you a pretty straight forward tutorial on how to do it. Also you probably want to get the money through paypal I'm guessing.
    2) Upload your pictures through your pictures into an album and then pick them when you make the ad. So upload them before. If your pics are blurry make sure you take them as steady as possible but I'm guessing there is nothing you can do besides buy a new phone/camera. You could also just say "please msg for pictures" if you'd prefer to take pics on request.
    3) Regarding price, look around at some websites that are selling new/used for a comp and price in whatever currency you wish to receive.
    4) If they have never been taken out of their box, you can take a pic of any box wear and tear. If they're fine you don't need to provide a pic.
    5) I can't say how long it'll take, I'm guessing it's different for every figure. You could also post them elsewhere like Ebay or something if you need them to sell ASAP.

    Hope this helps if you need more help I can give some more info.
    8 days ago
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