Why sell junk lots? Well to get rid of them of course!
As a collector of nearly 60 years I have piles of stuff I don't want. I also have had the enormous estate of a late friend to dispose of, plus a number of smaller accumulations bought in to get me bits for my own collections.
I now need to shift stuff ----------I do not want to leave a huge mess for my widow to clear when my time runs out !
1. Delcampe simply doesn't work for me.Of 50-60 lots listed I've only managed to sell half a dozen.
2. Stampboarders haven't bought any of the items I've tried , the minimum $10 can involve a lot of scans & then needs too much "photobucket" time to be worth the effort .
3.Every month ebay allows me 100 free lots at 0.99p
. The items I list are not " crap".( to quote Steevh
Maybe a single FDC, 100 stamps from an obscure country, a mint set cat Â£3, the odd duplicate or two at 20% catalogue.
To bad DJM that you "Get fed up"
sifting through " low priced Crud
" the " Bane
" of your life
(By the way I don't see a lot of 1cent items when I search ebay as a buyer? 99p is much more the benchmark starter on the UK site. ) Remember there are still some ordinary collectors out there.
I have a huge volume of GB Mint stamps( legit & full gum!-- not recycled) bought in or acquired at 80% of face or less and as I charge 0.80p P&p for UK items ( which costs me in effect 48p against the going 1st class rate of 60p) the paypal fee and the ebay commission are partly absorbed.
I am in profit , and every so often one of the 0.99p will take off and fly !
I do not "make a living", retired , my time costs me nothing, but ebay pays for my holidays .