Ham Radio Equipment -
Consignment Sales WB5TKA
Let Us Sell Your Ham Radio
Related Equipment - Radios, Antennas, Accessories
Anything Related to Ham Radio
No Listing Fees and Nothing Owed
if Your Item Does Not Sell
After you have made the decision to sell, where do you find a buyer
or buyers for your ham radio related items? You can solicit for
buyers by running ads in the local newspapers for example or a virtual
ad page such as Craigslist. You can set your items in a local consignment
shop. If you can find one which might accept something as specific
as ham radio equipment - In both cases, you are limited to potential
buyers primarily within your own geographic area. In the case of
consignment shops or similar brick and mortar fixed locations, unless
they offer an advertising program and include your collectibles,
the only potential buyers will be those who happen to walk through
the front door. Then there are hamfests. If you want to set up a
table and sit all day hoping for a sale.
To realize the best chance of finding buyers and obtaining your
desired price is to spread the exposure of your items as wide as
possible. There are two good ways of doing this. Web site listing
and on-line auctions such as eBay. By using either means, your potential
market is the entire Web browsing world.
What if you don't have your own Web site to list your items on?
Or, what if you do, but no one sees it? There are literally millions
of Web sites on line. Not all will be seen by potential buyers.
Unless your site has a high exposure and is easily found by searching
buyers, those buyers will never see your radio equipment. Sure,
you could create a site and take the necessary steps to make it
easy to find by buyers, but unless you are selling radio or electronic
equipment for a career, it's hardly worth the effort.
That leaves eBay, Craigslist, or one of the other auction sites.
Those are great places to sell items. Great if two conditions exist.
1.) You are an experienced auction seller and know how to place
your auctions for best bidding. 2.) Items you are trying to sell
are actually selling on auction. While it's true that just about
anything can be and is sold by this means, it's also true that many
items listed go unsold. In other words, they never receive a bid.
Of particular concern during depressed economic times, selling of
certain items is harder, and prices are down from what they would
otherwise be. Many things which in better economic times commanded
high dollar winning bids now if they get bids at all, do so only
if the asking prices are very low.
eBay is a great place to buy and sell things. I often sell things
there and love it. The fact is, during these times of tight economies,
consumer spending is down. Necessary consumer goods will be purchased
and almost as readily as in good times. Things considered to be
"frivolous" may still sell, but not nearly as well as
they would in good economic times, and buyers are looking for "Bargains"
now. That's the key word. People buy on the auction sites because
they believe they will find products at bargain prices there. Right
now, that is absolutely true. That's great if you are a buyer. Not
so great if you are a seller. Especially if you have a quality,
high end product to sell.
To sell on eBay - or any of the other auction sites - you must
be a registered member. Great if you expect to be a frequent seller.
Not so great if you expect to be a one-time seller. Also, to get
the most from the experience, you must know what you are doing.
For someone with one or only a few items to sell who does not plan
on making a practice of it, it's hardly worth the hassle.
At Dooley's Treasure Chest,
we make it much easier for you to sell your ham radio equipment
without all of the hassle to you and we believe that we can earn
you a higher selling price. We will do our best to earn you a price
that is fair and justifiable for your items. Generally this will
be a higher price than you might get by selling on your own or on
the auction sites.
We are a highly visible presence on the Web in certain categories.
Namely gifts and collectibles. We rank very high with Google in
the category of Daddy's Long Legs for example. Especially retired
editions. Currently we are ranking in the number one place for the
search keywords "retired daddy's long legs." Those are
words potential buyers will use if they are searching for retired
dolls to buy. If they have a specific doll name in mind, we rank
very high there as well. Often in the number one position. That
means more potential buyers will see your doll offering if it is
listed on our site. Even a keyword search of "consignment dolls"
will show our high rating. I expect that high exposure to carry
over to our ham radio equipment listings.
NOTE: We can not list any item that is priced
to sell under $25.00 each. Sorry.
Per Item Commission Structure
Up to $499
$500 to $999
$1000 to $1999
$2000 and higher
What are the benefits of listing with us?
||We rate high in the search engines.
More potential buyers see your items.
||Your potential buying audience is
worldwide and in the millions.
||No Risk. You owe us nothing if your
item does not sell. You may cancel the
||ad at any time for any reason.
||Reduced hassle to you. We handle all
listing details and make sure that the
||greatest number of potential buyers
see your items. We also handle the actual
||selling transaction with the buyer.
You simply ship the item(s) to the buyer.
||Higher potential selling price. The
bigger the buying audience, the better the
||chance that a buyer willing to pay
your price will be found.
||No Listing Fees. You only pay us our
commission when your item sells. Nothing more.
See our FAQ
sheet for answers to common questions.
Please see our Getting Started page for more information on how
our service works and how to list with us.