Garage sale purchase of a $10 Cruet Set turns into sale of $850 antique. Quick and easy identification using Marks4Antiques.com can help sellers correctly identify an antique, bringing higher prices and faster sales to sellers.
of over 5,000 items sold on eBay and other online venues, it has been determined that items listed with the correct attribution and identity, sold for prices that were at least 60% higher and sold 4 times faster than items that were only generically described. This is partly because most online users search for items by name. In most cases, buyers know what they want and look for a specific maker. For this reason, items that include their actual origin or maker in the title or description, come up on these searches more prominently and consistently fetch more money.
For example, a "Flow Blue Plate" may bring $20 - $60 on eBay, if lucky. Yet a "Minton Flow Blue Plate ca 1860s" will probably sell for at least $50 - $100 and perhaps more. It will also come up near the top during a search for a buyer that is specifically looking for a Minton Flow Blue plate. "I know it makes sense" Lisa Marion from Marks4Antiques.com continued, "but you'd be surprised how many times we look on eBay and items that are clearly marked and easily identifiable, sell for a mere fraction of what they are worth because the seller did not attribute the item to a specific maker. This may be a great bargain for those that have the time to look through every listing in a certain category, but it is certainly not fair to the Sellers".
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