- Selling via live auctions can mean waiting months to get the money for your sale, and you do not get cash. They send you a check. I pay you cash, today!
- When you sell on eBay you risk deceitful buyers alleging all manner of claims and demanding credit (money back). You risk the buyer doing a chargeback and taking the money from you while keeping your item. You risk shenanigans such as the buyer returning a duplicate but lesser-value item to you and demanding money back. For the joy of these risks you pay up to 15% in final value fees/PayPal fees. I pay you cash and no fees exist, so there is no reason for either of us to pressure the price downward.
- Most buyers are speculators/investors who need a specific and visible margin, and they offer a price accordingly. I am a private collector, meaning that the items I purchase have greater meaning and greater value to me, so you can achieve a better sale price with me.
The second (huge) mistake sellers make is failing to assess conditions of items accurately. The actual condition of an item can cause the actual value of an item to be drastically different from what a seller believes it to be. If you are not an expert on grading a particular item type, don’t pretend to be. You will likely be in for a disappointment. I can help or you can pay a professional grader; you will then have much more realistic and achievable sale price expectations.