Collectors Consigning with Collectors- musings for my newest venture.

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I am so thankful my friends and past clients, Danny and John, chose me to help them downsize their collections as they embark on a new adventure in condo living.  There are many times in life when you are faced with your bulging collection and space, time and storage issues.  I am using this experience to set up spreadsheets, procedures and thoughts for an official contract for future consignments.  

My thoughts so far, this is a lot of work.  It is probably not worth consigning small, low value collections.  This is for mass quantities of high end stuff or a combo of both.  I also will be faced with what to do with the residual items as time goes on?  I was thinking after an agreeable amount of time, slashing prices.  Contacting local dealers to buy out the remaining items, etc. My goal is to realize the highest values for your stuff as the market will bear, pack and ship safely and deal with the customer service, make appropriate bulk deals with shoppers.  

What can you expect?  Well, it’s hard to say until we get rolling.  The Barbie market has really surprised me.  Collectors are ravenous and willing to buy multiples for combined shipping. These are all in mint condition and never removed from the box.  I have competition on these listings and am pricing in line with recent sales and things are moving faster than my own inventory! That is great news!  I try to keep my shipping costs low and I am begging friends to save me smaller to medium boxes, packing pillows and other materials.  So far, so good.  

Here are some additional thoughts.  I make more money buying bulk at low prices and selling high myself than I do consigning.  I do not always have the cash to purchase mass quantities of inventory and especially high end inventory so consigning works great as it is no upfront cost for me.  Here’s probably the best thing so far.  I picked up 2 carloads of inventory last week.  I listed the furniture first then the Franciscan Starburst as that fits what I normally sell.  My own fan base was excited and I sold some china out the gate.  Next I started the Barbies on eBay.  I have gotten though 3 boxes in 3 days with close to 15 boxes total.  Since I started listing, I sold over $1000 worth of stuff and raised my consignors over $600!   I know in the estate circles I buy in no dealer would pay this much for this massive lot.  I have not even touched the surface! So much more to go!    Keep watch on these fabulous items in my eBay shop at eBay.com/usr/MadModWorldVintage and the mcm items will be headed to my Etsy shop.  If you think you have a large valuable collection and would be interested in consigning with me, you can reach out at anytime to get on my list! 

XO MALISSA

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New Video, Eames Dopp Kits online, anyone in Brooklyn want a delivery?

NO SLEEP ‘TILL..........BROOKLYN!

First off, I am headed to the Red Hook area of Brooklyn (via Staten Island)  to deliver some custom recovered dining chairs.  If you are in the nearby neighborhoods and find something you love in my stash, please reach out! *rescheduled until approx March 15. 

DOPP KITS ARE ALL HERE!  I have shipped out (almost all) of my preorders and have set up listings on my web page.   Come and grab them while I got them!  Make great gifts and got an mcm wedding??? Hello groomsmen gifts! 🎩 

  http://www.madmodworldvintage.com/exclusivebuys   PURCHASE BOTH STYLES HERE!  Very limited quantities of red bags!

 http://www.madmodworldvintage.com/exclusivebuys  PURCHASE BOTH STYLES HERE!  Very limited quantities of red bags!

Next up!  I added another video to my YouTube library! Come check it out and subscribe to my channel!  I am trying to keep my videos pretty short yet still informative.  Give me a few minutes of your time and let me know what you think!  This week’s episode is about Robert P Karoff of Karoff Originals and features a very cool foldable coffee table he invented that is currently in my inventory.  

 

I suggest if you are keen on something in my inventory but waiting for an income tax refund you reach out now.  I will hold items short term or with a deposit if for a week or more.  I just sold a pair of ladder back chairs and the dining chairs I am working on recovering plus I have given many shipping quotes in the last week.  I expect things will be moving quickly in the coming weeks and that is a good thing as post holidays has been slower.  Reach out if I can assist you and I will do my best.  I still have weekday hours doing taxes until April 15th and have been pretty busy.  Thanks for following along!  XO Malissa

Latest video, new items.

This week’s video is an overview of the chairish.com app!  If you have not checked out chairish, have a look at this awesome interactive shopping experience!  I take you on a tour. Don’t forget to click subscribe on YouTube!  Enjoy!   

NEW STUFF!

Just picked up a fabulous Stanley dining room! If you are looking for walnut, this set is gorgeous.  Selling by the piece but will discount if you want to build a room.   

 

The credenza. Beautiful condition! Lots of storage.   

The credenza. Beautiful condition! Lots of storage.   

Gorgeous china hutch! All one piece with 2 sliding glass doors. 

Gorgeous china hutch! All one piece with 2 sliding glass doors. 

I also have the dining table, one leaf and 4 chairs. One table leg needs repair so I have not photographed yet.  Condition on all pieces A+.  

I also have the dining table, one leaf and 4 chairs. One table leg needs repair so I have not photographed yet.  Condition on all pieces A+.  

Hey Heywood!  Love this cute 4 drawer Encore dresser.  It has been refinished to walnut but the finish is excellent.  Sure it can be stripped and saved, but it really is in good shape to use.  If you like your Hey Wake dark, this one is for you!  I will be listing this weekend I hope....still in my vanagon with all this crap weather! 

Hey Heywood!  Love this cute 4 drawer Encore dresser.  It has been refinished to walnut but the finish is excellent.  Sure it can be stripped and saved, but it really is in good shape to use.  If you like your Hey Wake dark, this one is for you!  I will be listing this weekend I hope....still in my vanagon with all this crap weather! 

Fantastic Bertoia Barstool by Knoll.  This is early and comes with vinyl seat pad in brown. Very good condition with only one broken weld on left edge.  New floor glides too.  Accept no substitutes! The real deal is built to last. Black Rislan finish.  It’s listed on Etsy and chairish.  Bus shipping available or regional delivery.  

Fantastic Bertoia Barstool by Knoll.  This is early and comes with vinyl seat pad in brown. Very good condition with only one broken weld on left edge.  New floor glides too.  Accept no substitutes! The real deal is built to last. Black Rislan finish.  It’s listed on Etsy and chairish.  Bus shipping available or regional delivery.  

I will take a deposit to hold anything if you are waiting for income tax money! It’s the perfect time to add something awesome to your home!  💕

Have a great weekend! XO MALISSA