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Collecting Wade

Updated on November 30, 2017

Collecting Wade

For years I have collected 'Wade'. Mostly the small pieces called ' Whimsies'. Other wade items seem to arrive in my collection. Collectors usually start their collection with one type of their favourite piece but seldom do they stay with that,almost always they seem to gather their beloved items until they overpower the owner with the huge range of items within the particular pottery that they prefer.

For anyone who doesn't know ,'Wade' is a very collectible pottery,probably one of the most collectible in Britain.

Like many collectors I decided to sell them on, as I needed space.

So ! I put my items on ebay. A sales auction site online ,I know most people are very familiar with it, but for the ones who aren't, I have put this information on..I had previously been very successful on that site.

My item sold straight away and I got paid instantly so what was the problem ?

Silly me! In my haste, and space of time since I last was on ebay, I had simply not noticed that the ' worldwide 'shipping to ' sign had NOT been corrected to 'U.K only' for the price I had requested for the shipping.

So In order to keep my good name on ebay, I managed to sell an item worth at least £20.00 for, after the high postage to AUSTRALIA, for 20 pence !

Now take care any sellers ! I have now learned my lesson which is to take time and not rush things as I used to do. Hope you have success if you decide to sell on ebay.

Multiple Bids

Another point to watch is if a buyer makes multiple bids on your items. If so then you can offer combined postage and you will be quite popular if you do that.

Always be sure of the packaging of your item so that your buyer gets it in the good condition they hoped for.

Soon you will have a good following through your excellent care of customers.

Pretty Wade items.
Pretty Wade items. | Source

These Days

These days I double check everything before I finalise my 'item for sale 'on ebay.

Actually it is so easy and there is lots of help on the site,if one is new,and just getting started.

Anyone who is thinking about trading on ebay, just go ahead and try it,you will be surprised how simple it is,good luck.

© 2009 jandee

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      jandee 3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Peg, I must get back into it ,I have slipped into lazyness lately.

      It is easy to get side tracked.

      jandee

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      It's been years since I sold items on eBay. You're right about checking all the terms concerning postage. I lost all the profit on a few items when I underestimated the shipping costs at the time I listed them, before I had a postage scale. Learned a valuable lesson there.

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      jandee 7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Tony,

      it is easy really and ebay are very helpful ,nothing to lose have another go ,

      good luck,m

      p.s you should have seen Zacs face (aged 10)when he won a bid on an old 'Beano' for 99p no postage........

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      I have to say I have had absolutely no success on eBay. Tried to do a few things about two years ago but got so frustrated I just gave up! Glad to hear that you have had success.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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