Learn to buy and sell antiques and collectibles

Terry Gibbs

Terry Gibbs has been buying and selling collectible trains and toys since he was in grade school. Shortly after eBay came on the scene, Terry started selling trains on eBay.

After a few months of eBay selling Terry started doing consignment selling for his friends. These sales grew, and within two years, he was the largest eBay consignment seller in the southwest.

Terry's experiences doing consignment sales led him to write "Start Your Own eBay Consignment Business" in 2002. This was the first book written about eBay consignment and has helped thousands of eBay sellers add consignment sales to their businesses.

Currently, Terry teaches people how to run profitable home based antiques and collectibles businesses. The strategies explained in his Collector Strategies package are used by thousands of collectors, dealers and eBay sellers all over the world to profitably find and buy antiques and collectibles.

If you are interested in acquiring items for your collection or for resale on eBay, Terry is the man to help you. His simple, yet powerful techniques will help you get a get a constant stream of people to sell you their antiques and collectibles.

EBay is a big part of the antiques and collectibles market, and "The IWantCollectibles Guide to Ebay Sales" is consistently one of the most popular eBay ebooks

Terry Gibbs helps people run profitable home based antiques and collectibles businesses. This website contains antiques, collectibles and eBay tips.


Terry Gibbs with some of his trains.

A few recent articles about Antiques, Collectibles and eBay by Terry Gibbs

Ebay Protections for Buyers and Sellers
Ebay provides protections for buyers and sellers. This article contains a stories about eBay sales gone awry to explain how these protections work from a seller's point of view.

eBay Sniper Program Review
Sniping auctions is when you wait until the last few seconds of an auction to bid. Being an auction sniper can save you considerable money because you don't have to worry about another bidder coming in and bidding the auction up. This article covers snipeing and reviews sniper programs. Updated Feb. 2020.

You Are Missing Out On eBay Fee Credits
Last month I found out I'd been overpaying eBay most months. Actually, I'd been eligable for fee credits, but never requested them. You are probably in the same position. While it took an eBay suspension for me to learn this, you can learn quickly and easily by reading this short article.

Lowering eBay Shipping Costs and Problems
Some general notes and advice about saving money on eBay shipping. This article will help you waste less money on shipping.

Ebay Seller Update Fall 2018
EBay just announced the Fall 2018 eBay Seller Update. This article looks at how the changes will effect sellers, and explains how to work within them to keep sales up, and costs down.

Improving Cross Sales and Surviving Ebay Summer 2018 Changes
Every year in June eBay makes changes to searches and categories that make it harder for buyers to find your items. After a few weeks the buyers will figure out work arounds or just stop buying on eBay. Here's some inforation to help you survive the changes.

Many of the articles and free reports here on IWantCollectibles were originally sent to readers of my Antiques and eBay Newsletter. Not all articles make it onto the website, and readers also get notices of free reports and special offers.

Ted at his desk.

Most Popular Articles on IWantCollectibles
  • Finding Products To Sell On eBay
    How to find products to sell on eBay is the most common question I get from my readers. This page has links to all the articles and reports I've written about finding eBay products.
  • How To Be An Antique Dealer
    The best way to start an antiques or collectibles business. Part 1 of a five part series on being an antiques dealer.
  • Understanding eBay Changes 2011
    This page covers eBay changes and has links to all articles on IWantCollectibles about working within the changes. Sign up for my free newsletter for articles covering new changes as they are announced.
  • Tips for Starting an eBay Consignment Business
    Selling on consignment is the perfect way to start on eBay. This article is an introduction to consignment selling, and explains what you'll need to be successful. First in a series on eBay Consignment.
  • Shopping For eBay Products At Garage Sales
    Thirteen tips for garage sale shopping. Part one of a two part series on garage and yard sales.
  • Finding New Products for eBay
    If you want to sell new products you need to concentrate on items others are not selling. You need to find sources other sellers are unaware of. That is not hard to do. Here's a list of articles to get you started on the right path.
  • eBay Auction Category, Title And Keyword Advice
    A series of articles about getting your items found on eBay. Covers category selection, eBay keyword rules, and researching keywords. Finally you'll learn how to write an informative, keyword rich title.

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Get Into Estate Sales Early For The Best Deals

Negotiating When Buying Antiques and Collectibles

How To Sell At Antiques Shows And Flea Markets

Buy Collectibles With Terry's Proven Strategies

Learn How To Spot Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries

Finding Wholesale Products To Sell On eBay

Buying Antiques and Collectibles In Stores And Malls

Secret eBay Product Sources

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Free eBay Ebooks

eBay Resource Reviews

Review of Jim Cockrum's "Silent Sales Machine"

Review of Stuart Turnbull's "Prints Make Profits" eBook.

Review of Avril Harper's "Mags To Riches"

Review of Don Hoppe's "Auction Arbitrage -- The Complete Guide to Flipping"

Salehoo Directory Review

Review of Diana Ratliff's "How to Spot Fakes, Frauds, & Forgeries, FAST!"

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Previous Articles:

Understanding eBay Changes 2011

How To Act At Antiques Shows

7 Habits Of Successful Antiques Dealers

eBay Consignment Agreements, Contracts and Inventory Forms

Tips for Starting an eBay Consignment Business

eBay Trading Assistant Tips

eBay Title Tips

Selling At Antique Shows Versus On eBay

Buying eBay Products at Yard Sales

How To Be An Antique Dealer

Finding eBay Products At Garage Sales

23 Tips For Taking Better eBay Pictures

How To Organize Your eBay Business

Finding Wholesale Products To Sell On eBay

How To Use eBay Listing Upgrades And Options Efficiently

Does An eBay Store Make Sense For You?

Adding Backend Sales To Your eBay Sales

"Storage Wars" and Mini Storage Auction Tips

Should You Be Selling With Fullfillment By Amazon Too?

Example of PayPal Phishing eMail

Gary Hendrickson's Cherry Picking Guide - FREE download

Minimizing eBay Fees

19 Ways To Quickly Improve Your eBay Auctions

The DEATH of eBay?

Profiting From eBay Images With A Blog

eBay's Detailed Seller Ratings Reexamined

Overcoming eBay's New Digital Download Prohibition

How To Sell Quantities Of Items On eBay

Finding eBay Keywords For Old Items

Putting Videos In Your eBay Auctions

Sorting Antiques To Sell Them

Commonly Used eBay Abbreviations

Skip McGrath Stands Behind His Reviews

Adding Audio To eBay Auctions

EBay Bidder Tricks

Increase Your eBay Sales Without Working Harder

The eBay Feedback Obsession

Improve eBay Auctions - 44 Common Mistakes Found In Many eBay Auctions Explained

Building An Email List On eBay

Learn How To Sell On eBay

Selecting The Best Category And Keywords For Your eBay Auction

Planning Your eBay Auctions For Success

Proper Packaging of eBay Sales

Building Trust With Hesitant eBay Buyers

eBay Blogs

Finding eBay Products By Finding People

Identifying eBay Products People Want

Avoiding Scams Aimed At eBay Sellers

Spotting Paypal Spoof eMails

The Truth About eBay Product Sourcing Lists

Are You Wasting Your eBay Profits?

Signing Up People For Your eBay Consignment Services

Avoiding Common Mistakes Made By Collectors And Dealers

Affiliate Sales On eBay

Motivating eBay Auction Visitors To Bid

Getting Started Selling On eBay

Setting Up A Second eBay Account

Myths and Other Bad eBay Advice

The Tools of A Successful Antiques Dealer

eBay Keyword Rules Explained

eBay Snipe Program Review

How To Add Free Pictures To eBay

eBay Selling Tips

Free eBay Shipping Calculator

Shipping Advice for eBay Sellers

eBay Packing With Paper

Finding An eBay Trading Assistant To Sell Items For You

Common Costly eBay Selling Mistakes

eBay Arbitrage Profits

Figuring eBay Consignment Fees

Finding Antiques And Collectibles To Sell On Ebay

eBay Auction Lengths and Ending Times

eBay Summary for Sellers

Antiques Appraisal Advice

eBay Feedback Tips

eBay Shill Bidding

Using Business Cards to Find Antiques and Collectibles

Collecting or Investing?

Collecting And Your Kids

Antique Price Guides

Researching Antique Values

Learning About Antiques & Collectibles

eBay Search

Finding Products for eBay

Free Reports

Free Interview with Jim Cockrum on Escaping The eBay Volume Trap

eBay Images Made Easy

FREE Interview -- Conquering The Chaos Of Your eBay Business

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SaleHoo Sucks
Exposing the TRUTH about Salehoo

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