Where to Sell My Toys for Cash

Where To Sell My Toys For Cash

Where to Sell my Toys for Cash

Thank you for stopping by, here we will help you figure out where to sell toys for cash. We will outline all of your alternatives. We’ve been buying and selling vintage toys for over 20 years. Great toy lines like Star Wars, Thundercats, Transformers, G.I. Joe, He-Man, M.A.S.K., and many other action figure brands. We will walk you thru determining what you have, how much it is worth, and where to sell toys for cash!

 

Who Was the Owner?

It’s an advantage to be the original owner of the collection. Especially on larger collections where it can be almost impossible if you were not the original owner to match up what is from which toy line, especially the small parts and pieces. If you are not the original owner you should stop reading and just email us and we can help you.

 

Identify What Toys You Have

Now since in many cases these are 30 years old, take your time and be cautious, not breaking anything fragile after so long. Again this task will be easier for the original owner. The task here is to first get everything into general groupings. Then narrow everything down into specific brands. Most toy lines have standard sizes, be it 4”, 5” or 12”.

 

Determine Your Toys are Worth

Again for the original owner, this will be easier, as he/she will know the names. You will first need to price them. To do that you need something that has sold to compare it to. Hop on eBay and check out their sold listings. Too many look to the asking price, ignore those, any seller can ask anything….that’s not any help.

 

Condition Condition Condition

Why does one item sell for $10 and another $100, yet they are the same item. There are 4 reasons, first is it new and sealed. Second, does it have the box even though it was opened? Third, does it have all the little pieces? Fourth is it broken? Those all play an important part in valuing the toy. Additionally then, what is the condition? A water-damaged box will sell for much less than one that looks like new. Is the item clean, or is it dusty or yellowed for example. A figure’s exact condition will be hard for you to gauge, but you can still get a rough idea of the value of your items.

 

Are Your Toys Clean?

Have your toys been on an open shelf? Maybe in an open box in a basement or attic? If for 20-30 even 40 years, they will likely be covered in dust. Were your toys exposed to cigarette smoke? If so they will be yellowed. Were your toys exposed to sunlight while in storage? Sunlight discolors plastic similar to cigarette smoke. If you’re a collector and would like to repair the damage brought about by yellowing check out our how-to guide. Were your toys exposed to high heat? High heat will change the properties of some plastics and vinyl’s making them sticky or brittle. Even low humidity can cause similar problems.

 

Pets and Stuff

Unfortunately, over time, our toys come under attack by rodents, insects, or animals. Collections that come under attack by those pests are toys most collectors don’t want.

 

Where to Sell Collectible Toys?

Well, you have a lot of great choices. Here we list all of your alternatives, while giving you each methods pro’s and con’s. In the end, what works best for you is what matters. Ultimately it boils down to 2 factors. How quickly do you want it gone? How much time do you want to spend selling it?

 

Sell to an Online Toy Shop / Wheeljack’s Lab

 

Pros:

Minimize the time you spend.

Fast turnaround time.

You can background check with the Better Business Bureau.

No fees (we for example even pay your shipping).

 

Cons:

Don’t get full value.

 

Sell at a Local Auction Service

 

Pros:

It’s very easy.

It’s local.

 

Cons:

Generally slow turnaround time.

Very high fees.

Unknown sales price, generally poor return.

 

Sell at a Local Toy Shop

 

Pros:

Minimize the time you spend.

Fast turnaround time.

You can background check with the Better Business Bureau.

No fees.

It’s local.

 

Cons:

You don’t get full value, probably the second-lowest return of any option.

 

Sell to a Pawnshop

 

Pros:

It’s very easy.

It’s local.

No fees.

 

Cons:

You don’t get full value, probably the lowest return of any option.

 

Sell on eBay

 

Pros:

Large client base.

Good return.

 

Cons:

Slow turnaround time.

Very time-consuming.

Very high fees.

Unknown how the bidding will go.

Fraud concerns.

Somewhat difficult to use.

Must accept returns.

Running to post office daily.

 

Sell on Facebook and Craigslist Swap Pages

 

Pros:

Large client base.

Good return.

No fees.

Ease of use.

 

Cons:

Slow turnaround time.

Very time-consuming.

Fraud concerns.

Running to post office daily.

Serious fraud concerns.

No customer support.

Rural limited success.

Privacy concerns.

A lot of communication.

 

Where to Sell Toys – Wheeljack’s Lab

If you haven’t done this process before, it will be time-consuming, to say the least. Cleaning, staging, lighting, naming and then matching everything up. If you have a collection or an old box of toys that you are looking to sell give us a call at 888-946-2895 or send a message and we will take care of everything for you.

 

We are a known vintage toy buyer. Wheeljack’s Lab has been buying and selling vintage toys for over 20 years. We aren’t disappearing anytime soon. My family has been in this area for 3 generations. We offer immediate communications, immediate payment, and prepaid shipping. If the collection warrants, we will even pick up your collection! Toy quotes are given the same day. We will be certain to give your old toys new homes with people who greatly appreciate them as you did!

Author: Chris Ingledue

Contact: email

Bio: I’m the founder and owner of Wheeljack’s Lab. My vision has always been to reunite customers with their favorite childhood toys, triggering fond memories, and reigniting their imaginations. Every day I work in the “lab” where it’s Christmas 365 days a year; scouring the internet – like we did the Sears Catalog of yesteryear – for the next great treasure, awaiting the arrival of the postman as if he was Santa Claus himself and helping collectors worldwide with their own versions of Christmas. Every day is an absolute joy!

 

Where To Sell Action Figure Collections

Here are some samples of the type of collections dealers and collectors are looking for.

 

 

 

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