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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Approvals Disc. : Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

 

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MeghanP
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16 Apr 2014
09:30:33pm
I have been toying with the idea of setting up some approvals so I can sell off some of my extra stamps and maybe help my fellow collectors round out their collections. I'm nervous to set it up though. Any advice for someone who is very new to the group and has never taken part in either the auctions or approvals on Stamporama?
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16 Apr 2014
09:47:48pm
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Meghan

The first step would be to read the USER GUIDE. Then look over some of the books that have been posted for ideas. And next, get your feet wet - publish a book! It is really that simple.

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16 Apr 2014
09:52:12pm
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Best advice - just jump right in. Grab what you want to put up, scan them, set a price and voila. Make sure the stamps can be clearly seen. Depending on the size of the stamps, my pages generally include 2 lines of a stock page. That way the stamps can be clearly seen, easily numbered - this usually amounts to 10-20 stamps depending on size.

It's all trial and error when you start putting them up Happy

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17 Apr 2014
06:24:41am
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

My advice would be what was previously given, and add that you can start your book in inactive status. Then you can tweak how the images appear, write any notes (catalogue numbers, condition, shipping terms, etc.) at your leisure, and when you're happy with it, launch it.

Just remember the spirit of these books is to sell lower-CV items or, put differently, sell items at rock bottom prices. It isn't a store replacement, so your full pane of Penny Blacks probably wouldn't be appropriate (then again, if you do put something like that up for 10c, email me first!) Happy

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MeghanP
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17 Apr 2014
06:39:00am
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Yeah I definitely don't have anything expensive. I was looking through some of the approvals that are currently available and it got me thinking that if I could sell my doubles I could use that money to buy from others Happy

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17 Apr 2014
06:43:20am
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Go for it Meghan. Once you've listed your first book or your first auction lot and have your first sale you'll be addicted. Party

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17 Apr 2014
06:45:48am
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I just hope I have things others will want too.

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michael78651

17 Apr 2014
09:05:46am
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You'll never know until you post the books.

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17 Apr 2014
08:12:59pm
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

And I set up a book today (two hours ago) and already have sales!

Yay, money for me to buy stamps from others' approval books.

Party

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17 Apr 2014
08:37:36pm
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Do you feel better now Meaghan? That wasn't so hard to do or overwhelming was it? Good luck with your sales.

Liz

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michael78651

17 Apr 2014
10:05:12pm
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Hey, Charlie. Meghan has some Machins up there for you!

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17 Apr 2014
10:08:20pm
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

I do indeed have some Machins with the possibility of more to follow. Have to sort out my traders from ones to sell.

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MeghanP
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18 Apr 2014
07:01:27am
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Another question for you all regarding these books. Those of you who do approvals, do you also like to do trades.

What guidelines do you use to decide which stamps go in the approval book and which ones you trade.

I'm excited about selling stamps to buy specific ones I need but I love the thrill of trading and don't want to put every single stamp in the approval book. Ideas?

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michael78651

18 Apr 2014
11:07:09am
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Just like with the approval books, gather some stamps and post them in the trade section and see if anyone wants to do a trade with you.

Don't over-think this. It's a hobby where you're supposed to be resting your brain and having fun. Try things out and see how they go. No harm, no foul.

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MeghanP
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18 Apr 2014
11:23:26am
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Thanks Michael. Was just wondering what criteria others had for deciding which were traders and which to sell. I'm new at this but loving it!

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Tim
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22 Apr 2014
08:54:58am
re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Hi Meghan,
Scan your pages at 100dpi. That should make the pages about the right size and keep the image at an acceptable size. Also, setup your Paypal option in the Members Area so that the "No Paypal" icon doesn't display.

Regards ... Tim

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MeghanP

16 Apr 2014
09:30:33pm

I have been toying with the idea of setting up some approvals so I can sell off some of my extra stamps and maybe help my fellow collectors round out their collections. I'm nervous to set it up though. Any advice for someone who is very new to the group and has never taken part in either the auctions or approvals on Stamporama?

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They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -Benjamin Franklin
16 Apr 2014
09:47:48pm

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Meghan

The first step would be to read the USER GUIDE. Then look over some of the books that have been posted for ideas. And next, get your feet wet - publish a book! It is really that simple.

Bobby

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16 Apr 2014
09:52:12pm

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Best advice - just jump right in. Grab what you want to put up, scan them, set a price and voila. Make sure the stamps can be clearly seen. Depending on the size of the stamps, my pages generally include 2 lines of a stock page. That way the stamps can be clearly seen, easily numbered - this usually amounts to 10-20 stamps depending on size.

It's all trial and error when you start putting them up Happy

Kelly

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cocollectibles

17 Apr 2014
06:24:41am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

My advice would be what was previously given, and add that you can start your book in inactive status. Then you can tweak how the images appear, write any notes (catalogue numbers, condition, shipping terms, etc.) at your leisure, and when you're happy with it, launch it.

Just remember the spirit of these books is to sell lower-CV items or, put differently, sell items at rock bottom prices. It isn't a store replacement, so your full pane of Penny Blacks probably wouldn't be appropriate (then again, if you do put something like that up for 10c, email me first!) Happy

Peter

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MeghanP

17 Apr 2014
06:39:00am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Yeah I definitely don't have anything expensive. I was looking through some of the approvals that are currently available and it got me thinking that if I could sell my doubles I could use that money to buy from others Happy

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Patches

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17 Apr 2014
06:43:20am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Go for it Meghan. Once you've listed your first book or your first auction lot and have your first sale you'll be addicted. Party

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MeghanP

17 Apr 2014
06:45:48am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

I just hope I have things others will want too.

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michael78651

17 Apr 2014
09:05:46am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

You'll never know until you post the books.

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MeghanP

17 Apr 2014
08:12:59pm

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

And I set up a book today (two hours ago) and already have sales!

Yay, money for me to buy stamps from others' approval books.

Party

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Patches

Liz

17 Apr 2014
08:37:36pm

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Do you feel better now Meaghan? That wasn't so hard to do or overwhelming was it? Good luck with your sales.

Liz

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michael78651

17 Apr 2014
10:05:12pm

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Hey, Charlie. Meghan has some Machins up there for you!

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MeghanP

17 Apr 2014
10:08:20pm

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

I do indeed have some Machins with the possibility of more to follow. Have to sort out my traders from ones to sell.

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MeghanP

18 Apr 2014
07:01:27am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Another question for you all regarding these books. Those of you who do approvals, do you also like to do trades.

What guidelines do you use to decide which stamps go in the approval book and which ones you trade.

I'm excited about selling stamps to buy specific ones I need but I love the thrill of trading and don't want to put every single stamp in the approval book. Ideas?

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michael78651

18 Apr 2014
11:07:09am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Just like with the approval books, gather some stamps and post them in the trade section and see if anyone wants to do a trade with you.

Don't over-think this. It's a hobby where you're supposed to be resting your brain and having fun. Try things out and see how they go. No harm, no foul.

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MeghanP

18 Apr 2014
11:23:26am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Thanks Michael. Was just wondering what criteria others had for deciding which were traders and which to sell. I'm new at this but loving it!

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Tim
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22 Apr 2014
08:54:58am

re: Tentatively Considering Making an Approval Book

Hi Meghan,
Scan your pages at 100dpi. That should make the pages about the right size and keep the image at an acceptable size. Also, setup your Paypal option in the Members Area so that the "No Paypal" icon doesn't display.

Regards ... Tim

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