ABOUT MISTER FIND IT ® - FIND A COLLECTOR - FIND A BUYER
What if you asked “Is there a collector for what I’m selling” instead of "where should I sell my collectibles"? Let’s face it, everyday millions of items are placed up for sale in an online auction, or on a new web site in hopes that the right buyer will find what your selling among all the rest. Are your listings getting lost among the thousands of like items? Is a collector searching for your items, at the same site and time as you're listing them? According to some auction tracking software, 70% of items listed for auction NEVER SELL. And a majority of new web sites are never found. And even if you had your item up for sale at on an auction site, what's to say a serious collector will log in and look for your item, at the exact time as you have it listed? If you know WHO collects WHAT, you can invite serious collectors to your auction, or sell directly to them. Think of us a reverse auction or store. Rather then coming here to buy an antique or collectible, people come here to find antique and collectible buyers or collections for sale..
When you use your favorite search engine, and search for "Collectible Buyers", we appear very high in natural (non paid) results. In addition, many of the pages where our viewers have posted their ads, are very search engine friendly too, and come up in search results based on the listed collectible. Many people find us first through our back pages vs our home page. This is because we understand search engine optimization. But we also understand the need of common people, trying to find the right collectible buyer, for their rare antique, collectible, or a collection they inherited. If people find us, they will find the serious collectible buyers.
Mister Find IT ® tells you who the serious collectible buyers are. Before our days of the internet we went to auctions (started in 1993) as a picker, looking for collectibles to sell to collectible buyers. Nine out of ten of our purchases resulted in an immediate flip for ten times (or more) then what what we paid. So, what was our advantage over our competition? We had a list of who collected what! We would only purchase those collectibles, in which we had buyers for - before we went to the auction. We found collectors that bought the same collectibles this year, next year and five and ten years later.
Today Mister Find IT ® DOES NOT PURCHASE any items from our viewers. Instead we are sharing our list of collectible buyers with you. We also give other serious collectors a chance to tell you what they collect. Each, the buyer and seller deal directly with each other, and neither are obligated to the deal, unless you reach an agreement. While we can not guarantee any buyer will buy your collectible, or at what price, these are the people we would contact if we had their collectible. The final value of any collectible, is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay. While not typical, we have some collectors on our list that have paid over five or six digits, to add one piece to their collection. We know the closer you can get to the serious collector, the better the final price is on a rare collectible he or she is looking for. And they are also most likely to be the ones to buy an entire collection.
Mister Find IT ®
started our web presence in 2002 with more knowledge about antiques and collectibles then the web. In 2006 we took our search ranking from about 255,000 (think of a stack of papers - we were that deep), to ranking #1 with Google when searching for "Collectible Buyers", (that's when we learned about SEO). That's competing with 260,000,000 collectible websites, and 207,000,000 antique websites (467,000,000 total competitors) . Most of them are selling antiques and collectibles for themselves. We tell you WHAT collectors want, and who YOU can sell to. We survived the dot com crash, and the fall of antique purchases from 2008 - 2012. We then got side tracked, and opened a store in a small town, and had to close 20 months later. A near fatal investment of 2014 almost wiped us out in 2015, as those we invested with attempted to steal vs build. Bouncing back in 2016 with a total re-build of the website. We changed our focus from "find" (as in us finding) to "IT", (as in IT being what you collect). We also changed our logo to the empty cowboy hat. This represents the many unknown people that will be finding your collectibles. Since our website presence we have had over a million visitors, and plan on many more in the future.