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Post by Eclectic-Dorset on April 25th 2013, 4:17 pm

I just dont get it , why is it every time i start to collect a certain potter with in a few weeks the prices on Ebay etc seem to at least double its driving me mad all i can get is 2 or 3 pieces before i feel the prices are unrealistic.
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Post by Mr Punch on April 25th 2013, 4:52 pm

Eclectic-Dorset wrote: I just dont get it , why is it every time i start to collect a certain potter with in a few weeks the prices on Ebay etc seem to at least double its driving me mad all i can get is 2 or 3 pieces before i feel the prices are unrealistic.

It's always been the same since Ebay started, prices rise vastly until come one come all until the market has been exhausted and everyone's got one. Then you can't give ya stuff away free . Shrugs
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Post by NaomiM on April 25th 2013, 5:35 pm

In most cases prices will come down again.
It was the same when I wanted a couple of Seneshall cat figures and found prices had tripled from 15 to 45, mainly because a handful of collectors were bidding each other up. Once they had their sets, though, prices dropped right down. Now you can pick them up for as little as 10, but a lot of dealers jumped on the bandwagon and bought high and now can't shift them so they sit on ebay unsold for 35-45 week in week out.

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Post by studio-pots on April 25th 2013, 6:52 pm

You just need to bide your time or, if you have picked someone whose prices stay high or continue to rise, then bite the bullet or pick something else.

Also as a general rule, Ebay prices do tend to be higher than you'll find elsewhere, even if you only sit in front of a computer.

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Post by skipposal on April 25th 2013, 8:56 pm

I find if you have specific makers you want and can spot from photos, then buying mixed lots at auction is always good value (unless you can spend all day scouring car boots etc)
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Post by NaomiM on April 25th 2013, 8:58 pm

It's usually a case of buy it now regardless of price, or wait and find a bargain.

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Post by skipposal on April 25th 2013, 8:58 pm

Online via the-saleroom etc I mean
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