Q1.) Does Mister Find IT ® purchase items from it's viewers?
A1.) No, we do not purchase items from our viewers. We host collectible wanted ads of serious collectible buyers that do. The "Collectibles Wanted" link will take you to an alphabetical list of items you can sell to them.
Q2.) What are some of the benefits of posting an ad on Mister Find IT ®?
A2.) An ad posted on Mister Find IT ® : a.) Your ad will not scroll away and be gone a few hours after posting. b.) We rank high with Google when searching for "Collectible Buyers". c.) Posted in a page that is rich with keywords pertaining to the items in the ad (helps search engines find your ad). You most likely found us because of some of these search terms, and others will find your ad when they find us. d.) Your ad stays on our site for as long as you choose. e.) Ads are then added to our index and sub category pages, not only once but often by several terms used in the ad. This makes your ad easy to find, every time a user is looking to sell that item (while making the decision to sell) . This is a text directory, and the pages can also be found in our search box. f.) We customize the primary categories, based on what you collect (at no additional charge). If you're the first to post an ad in that category, your ad stays on the top of that categories page. g.) We often mention some of the new ads in our collectors newsletter. h.) Our site only posts "wanted ads" or ad of "collections for sale" pertaining to antiques and collectibles. So your ad is not lost among junk car buyers, cell phone buyers, personals and others not related to antiques and collectibles. i.) Your ad can include up to four photos, and 400 characters of text. j.)The collectible buyer / seller chooses how much contact information he/she wants to give out. k.) Bargain priced compared to many printed ads that may be posted for only a week - and have only 3 lines of text. l.) Because we charge for your contact information (by way of membership) we cut down on scammers, and non sellers.
To post your ad click on the "Wanted To Buy Ad" link.
Q3.) How do I contact a buyer / seller for my collectibles and antiques?
A3.) The Find Buyer button on the left of most pages will explain this.
Q4.) What's the difference between a registered user, and a member?
A4.) Your registration will allow you to SEE WHAT the collectors / buyers are looking for. If you have many different collectibles to sell, then a membership will benefit greatly. The membership allows you to KNOW WHO TO CONTACT regarding that collectible. In addition a registered users can: a.) Receive our collectible e-mail newsletter, b.) Can view past collectible articles (articles that were posted in past newsletters), c.) Can access the "post an ad form".
And Members have all the benefits of a registered user, plus access past "Making Money With Auctions" articles (we no longer offer these tips in our newsletter).
Q5.) Can I trust these collectors / buyers/sellers?
A5.) Since 1993 (when we bought and re-sold from auctions), what started as a necessity, we started a list of who collected what. We needed to know who was buying what before we went to the auction. Yes, some of the buyers on our site buy to resell, but a good majority of them are the serious collector that wants that rare piece in their collection. Some of them even own museums. This list included authors, appraisers, museums, shop owners, common collectors, and other professionals in the antique and collectible fields. Many of the buyers listed on our site, are being invited to our website, from that list (our private list, which has over 20,000 collectors). They have been known collectors for a very long time. Others have found us through the web, or our targeted advertising. We have found that when a person collects an item, they may or may not buy common items, but they do tend to pay more for rare items. Many of the buyers on this site have been collecting for years, and have a very good track record on their reputation. We can not guarantee a buyer will buy your item or at what price, nor can we force you to sell to a buyer, as all terms of a transaction are between the buyer and seller. While scammers and spammers usually frequent FREE site postings and won't pay to have their scam posted. If a buyer or seller reports fraud to us, we will help you and law enforcement as we can. And after verification, we will remove a fraudulent buyer or seller's access to the site (without refund of fees paid). Until we live in a perfect world, we recommend using common sense safety tips (if you don't feel safe, don't do the transaction), and using Paypal, a credit card, or escrow company for your payments, as they help track a transaction. Always ship packages with tracking and insurance.
Q6.) What if I sell my collectibles at an online auction?
A6.) We have used software that has shown over 70% of the items listed in an online auction receive no bids. Much of this is because most people don't write their listings correctly, and therefore buyers don't find their item. Yet you have to pay listing fees, final value and other fees. Not to mention the time to set up and maintain all your listings. If you have a large collection this could take hours. Then you have to have the right collector find your items, at the very site of your listing (not everyone buys and sells at the same sites), during the exact time your item is listed. Sometimes buyers don't want to wait for an auction to end. Contacting buyers on Mister Find IT® can result in sold items within days, if not minutes (with today's technology and cell phones). While some collectors only want one or two of an item, some collectors will buy an entire collection. It has been our experience that a serious collector tends to pay more for a rare item they want to add to their collection. At the very least, if you have a rare item that a collector on our site is looking for, invite them to the auction - it could result in some nice auction wars.
Q7.) I have some items in which you have no buyers ad posted. Do you know who might buy these items?
A7.) As of January 2017, we allow people with antique or collectible collections to post "For Sale ads". We also have over 20,000 different collectors on our private list of collectors (not posted on the site), so we do know of collectors for almost every category. However our list is in paper form, and not as organized as the website. Each person has to be contacted, and we have to verify if they are still collecting, and then see if they would like to post an ad on our site. With this many collectors to contact, we know we can't contact them all, so we contact based on your requests. Some are only contacted once. If you email us a list (no more then 10 items at a time) of items you're looking to sell, our promotion department (as they can and in order received), will contact some of the buyers on our private list (at no charge). We will invite the collectible buyers to post an ad on our site. Continue to check the index for buyers of your items. If you do not wish to list your collection for sale, or to wait for the promotion department or the buyer to post their ad, registered users and members can get the details for us to research our list of these collectors (ahead of promotion searches) for a fee.
Q8.) In the index of items people collect, what does the BB Or FS # mean?
A8.) BB - are collectors in what we call our black book of collectors. These are a few collectors on our private list. FS (for sale) - is an ad where someone is selling that item vs buyers of. The number is just a number we assigned to that buyer / seller.