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Sell Your Collectible
annual membership, you can sell as many collectibles as you want without paying
listing fees or sales commissions. With the click of a button, buyers
can immediately make payment to you via PayPal®.
a specific diecast? Perhaps you would like to buy a prototype or low-numbered
Maybe you are looking for a collectible with a specific sequential number? You
have come to the only place on the internet where you can find NASCAR®
collectibles for sale by sequential number! Best of all, you do not have to be a
member to purchase collectibles listed on the Collectibles For Sale page.
Become a Smarter Collector
The Diecast Registry™
On-Line Price Guide enables you to find out:
Learn more about the DCR Diecast Value Price Guide.
What is selling now
Which collectibles are increasing in value
What to pay for a collectible
How much a driver's autograph increases the value of a
How many were produced
Measure the Performance of your On-Line Auctions
Use the Price Guide to compare
your on-line auction results with those of other vendors. For example, if the
current market value of the #24 DuPont car is listed as $71, and you sold 4 of
them on-line last week for an average of $43, then your auctions are not
generating the revenue they should.
If you decide you need to increase the performance of your
on-line auctions, your Diecast Registry™
membership will provide tools to quickly and easily make improvements. The case
study below provides factual data demonstrating the effectiveness of these
the Authenticity of your Autographed Collectible
It has been estimated that 50%
of the signatures at on-line auction sites (e.g. eBay®)
are not authentic. However, many honest vendors spend a significant amount of
time and money obtaining legitimate autographs at the race tracks every
weekend. Perhaps the best three actions you can take to authenticate the
signature on your collectible are to:
Take a picture of the person signing the item
Document the date (and time) when your item was signed
Document the location where the signing took place
allows you to permanently record the date and location that your collectible
was autographed, and to upload that all-important picture that you took of the
driver signing your collectible. Don't have a picture of the driver signing
your collectible? Then go ahead and upload a close-up photo of the signature so
that it can be seen and confirmed as legitimate.
time creating online auctions
the HTML description code automatically created for your collectible into the
description section of your online auction (e.g. eBay®).
the Value of Your Investment
Do you own
the Dale Jr. Bud 2001 1:24 RCCA Elite chassis #0008? DCR provides you a public
forum to claim ownership of your one-of-a-kind collectible and to document the
ownership history as supporting evidence. This discourages the fraudulent
production of a duplicate of your collectible (chassis switching has,
unfortunately, been prevalent in the diecast hobby). Obviously, if you invest
$1,000 in a low or matching-numbered collectible, the last thing you want to
see is an identically numbered item showing up on eBay®.
Even if you can prove your collectible is legit, the appearance of a second one
will, unfortunately, decrease the price that the market is willing to pay for
it. Why not take action to discourage unscrupulous persons from making a
duplicate that tarnishes your investment? Get your collectible registered ASAP!
money on auction listing fees
There is no
need to pay for placing additional pictures within your online auction. With a
click of the mouse on your collectible's Registry Image™,
potential bidders have access to additional pictures in your collectible's
Verify the Ownership of a Specific
So, you are
interested in buying that Tony Stewart Home Depot 1999 1:24 RCCA Elite chassis
#0020 that is for sale on eBay®?
Nice car. Worth at least a grand... if it is legit. Better look it up in the
Registry first to see if the seller has made public claim that he/she is the
owner of the authentic car. Diecast Registry™
members know that there are at least two documented Tony Stewart Home Depot
1999 1:24 RCCA Elite chassis #0020 cars that are in circulation.
called the owner and he/she says they have not and are not willing to register
their car in the Diecast Registry™.
What does that tell you? If there is any chance that the collectible is fake,
the owner will not register it because it will immediately trigger an alarm if
the identical collectible is already registered, or in the future when the
owner of the legit car registers it. Buyer be ware! More simply, if you
don't check the quality of what you buy, you, not the seller, are going to get
stuck with whatever defects occur.
A Collectible's Ownership History
you and Steve in Montana have just discovered that you are in the unfortunate
position of owning the same collectible with identical sequential numbers. This
does not mean that either one of you are at fault or that you did anything
wrong. What it does mean is that somewhere in one of the cars' past, the tag or
chassis was likely tampered with. Diecast Registry™
will help each of you confirm/research the ownership history of your
collectible. You might be surprised to how quickly a little research usually
uncovers a suspicious previous owner! Yet, if this does not surface reliable
information, Diecast Registry™
will use our contacts help you arrange to have your collectible inspected by
the manufacturer. For example, we helped a Diecast Registry™
member ship two cars to Action Performance for inspection. Action confirmed
that one car was indeed fake (the chassis screws and tag looked great, but the
tag was made out of the wrong material!) and, to the owner's delight, the other
car was given a clean bill of health ("We (Action Performance) found no
inconsistencies or evidence of tampering...").
Your Investment Value For Insurance Claims
checked the fine print on your home owners insurance policy lately? In the
unfortunate event that you need to make a claim (e.g. due to fire or theft),
you will need to provide two facts to your insurance company:
The description of every single collectible in your
The value of, or amount that you paid for, every single
collectible in your collection
cannot show your agent a picture of 48 diecast cars in a display case and claim
that they are worth a total of $2,575. You will need to prove what each diecast
was so that the value can be established individually. Now that's going to be
tough to do if they were stolen or destroyed in a fire. Registering your
collectibles provides the evidence and information that most insurance
companies need to establish the validity of your claim. Check it out for
yourself - call your insurance agent.
the high bid price of your online auctions
Right now a
potential bidder is looking at your auction, is interested in your collectible,
and wants more information or additional pictures. Studies show that > 60%
of bidders who e-mail sellers asking for more information NEVER RETURN TO THE
AUCTION TO PLACE A BID - EVEN IF YOU RESPOND WITH THE REQUESTED INFORMATION.
Think about this: Not only do you lose potential winning bidders, but you also
loose bids, from losing bidders, that increase the final sale price.
the psychology of "impulse bidding," enable potential bidders to immediately
access your collectible's Registry Report™
by clicking on its Registry Image™
within your auction description. Click on the Registry Image™
below to see how it works: