Finding the right market for old goods online
Published 03/06/2010 | 05:00
WHATEVER items you find in your attic that might be worth something, it's never been easier to find out their potential value or whether there is a market for them online.
There is always likely to be someone, somewhere, who will be prepared to pay cash for your item.
But if you find the online world too big and daunting, it's easy to find advice and suggestions about values and the best sites to sell items on. If you are selling on eBay, there are a variety of user guides written by experienced sellers.
For instance, if you have a set of 78rpm records, which was the main format up until about 1960, there are 20 online guides with advice on how to sell this class of item.
As with most goods, the price you get depends on the condition, so the better it is, the greater price it will command.
Friendly advice can also be found on the many forums on Boards.ie and others. This popular online forum is also a good place to start if you are looking to offload or value old record collections.
There are a number of specialist forums dedicated to buying and selling vinyl records, such as Vinylfanatics.com or Discogs.com. Moderators suggest you post a question on their forums if you want to get a valuation rather than ask directly.