How to Consign

What does Trader Chris Consignments sell?

We specialize in selling valuable collectibles online. Items such as coins, fine watches and jewelry, vintage toys / doll, porcelain figurines, and high-end vintage electronics do quite well. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Please visit our photo gallery to get a better idea of the items that we sell best.

What does Trader Chris Consignments not sell?

Some items have a hard time selling online and as a result, we don’t typically accept them for consignment. These items include china sets, furniture, most books, local artwork, Nascar collectibles, and most oversized items that are difficult to move or ship. If you’re not sure, just ask.

How does Trader Chris Consignments work?

If you are able to provide pictures and/or a general description of your items (brand, quantity, condition, etc.), we can provide a free, no-obligation assessment of your items via phone or e-mail. We will also pick-up, clean, photograph, prepare for listing, auction, correspond with buyers, collect payments, and ship your item(s) worldwide. All you have to do is call us and we’ll take care of the rest.

Where is Trader Chris Consignments located?

Trader Chris is a home-based business in Pittsboro. For convenience, we maintain several “Drop Spots” in the area, which are listed in the Contact section of our website (please call or e-mail us before dropping anything off, otherwise you may be turned away.)You can also call or e-mail to schedule a free consultation in the convenience of your home or business.

What are your consignment fees?

We used a tiered fee system, which means that the more your items sell for, the less that we charge. Here are our recently revised rates, which now include all eBay/Paypal fees for simplicity:

  • $499.99 or less: Commission Rate is 50%
  • $500.00 – $999.99: Commission Rate is 40%
  • $1000.00 or more: Commission Rate is 30%

Why should I use Trader Chris Consignments?

Here’s a head-to-head comparison of us against our local competition:

The Trader Chris Difference
Sales Venue Market Turnaround Time Fee Total  Free Pick-up
Consignment Shop / Estate Jewelry Case Local 1 month to 1 year (or more) 40% – 60% Sometimes
Auction House Regional 1 to 4 months 35% – 55%* No
Trader Chris Consignments Worldwide Instant to 6 weeks 30% – 50% Yes
* Consignor fees plus buyer’s premium

 

Simply put, we strive to meet or exceed the competition in every aspect. You’ll get one-on-one service with a knowledgeable sales professional who knows how to maximize the appeal of your items and can address any questions or concerns that you have about the process. Our pre-sale research and worldwide exposure results in quicker sales and oftentimes higher prices than what may be possible locally. For valuable consignments, our commission rates beat the competition, hands down. Plus, if it doesn’t sell, we don’t charge a fee for it.

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