SELLING POTTERY AND PORCELAIN
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4 June 2006
The best advice to be given on selling any type of Pottery, Porcelain or Antiques it if you don't know for sure don't write it. Honesty will be the best policy, if it not in perfect condition state it in your description down to the last little scratch, most people who are sourcing older pieces are very sceptic on pieces that have stood the test of time with no injuries.Describe the colors as closely as possible if the photos you submit don't do it justice, Do as much research on the piece as you can going to libraries and checking out other listings on E-bay this will give you the best guideline for what the time frame of your piece would be this will give the buyer a small guidleine to research for themselves if they are able to get to better resources than yourself. Always start with a reasonable price for your item this will attract more watchers hence hopefully more bidders, keeping in mind that it may be worth a great deal of money to you but if the market value doesn't state it you won't get it. The other important piece of advice is to place as many photos of your item as possible down to the last detail, sometimes there may be something you may have overlooked that a bidder may recognise straight away ie: makers mark etc.Always give a detailed description on your item as well including size, approx weight. Mostly be fair with your postage, if it works out to be a larger fee than expected explain why this is, covering all costs down to the extra packaging like bubble wrap.Customers will feel more confident buying from a honest seller if they detail everything for them, keeping all these very simple guidelines in mind should bring you very happy buyers and a very positive feedback.
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