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Thread: Executing a major Pen Flotsam Purge. Discussion.

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    Default Re: Executing a major Pen Flotsam Purge. Discussion.

    I thikn before yous ell you first need to decide what is most important to you.
    Do you want to maximize the money you get from selling them or are you more intersted in just getting them out of your possession. The former will likley entail consdierabel effort in researching going prices, taking multiple photos of each pen and posting individually on mutlpe board and fb groups to make sure you hit he broadest swath of potential cusotmer. If, howeverm you lean toward the latter, and just wan tthem to move quickly and hoopefully find good homes, you can post a group shot and do a "$50 each, firs pm gets it" type sale (obviously setting the price approriately for what you have). It is also possible to go a hybrid route and take the effort for a few particulalry valuable piece and then try to unload the rest.
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    Default Re: Executing a major Pen Flotsam Purge. Discussion.

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    ...I'd like to scale certain things back....
    Put your cheapies in a mug by the cash register at the coffee shop, with a sticker on each printed with the URL for this website. Maybe they'll come back for your more expensive pens.
    Last edited by FredRydr; October 11th, 2020 at 06:51 AM.

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    Default Re: Executing a major Pen Flotsam Purge. Discussion.

    It all depends: do you want them sold fast or do you want to get as much as you can in return?

    The sub on Reddit is usually pretty active and you can generally flip pens pretty fast if priced well. Depending on the tier of pens you have, you can always do starter pack lots that might grab a few newbies. I spend more time on Pen_swap looking at pens than the actual /r/fountainpens subreddit because you see vastly more interesting pens pass through for sale.

    Honestly, limited edition and expensive pens actually sell fairly fast on reddit. There are serious collectors that browse that sub and often have the money to spend. Certainly more active than your sellers board here on FPGeeks.

    If you want them sold fast, price them low and list them. You can contact Terri at Peyton Street Pens, but expect to get around 25% of your pen's resale value if you go that avenue.

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