What does Trader Chris Consignments sell?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there any items that Trader Chris does not sell?

We specialize in selling valuable collectibles, jewelry, watches, coins, and estate silver. Consignments that we accept are typically small enough to fit on a shelf, as we ship most consignments ourselves. Please visit our photo gallery to get a better idea of the items that sell best or contact us if you're not sure about an item.

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Some items have a hard time selling online and as a result, we don’t typically accept them for consignment.

These items include most china sets, furniture, the majority of books, local artwork, and modern collectibles such as Beanie Babies, Dickens Village, NASCAR, etc. If you’re not sure, just ask.

The consignment process begins with a consultation.  If you are able to provide pictures and/or a general description of your items (brand, quantity, condition, etc.), we can usually provide a free, no-obligation assessment of your items via phone or e-mail. After we answer any questions that you may have and complete a consignment agreement, we will prepare your items for sale. This process includes minor cleaning / repair, taking professional quality photographs of your item (with Photoshop editing), and creating a detailed write-up of each consignment. After items are listed for sale, we handle all correspondence with prospective buyers, payment collection, and the packing & shipping of your item to its new home. 

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How does the consignment process work?

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Where is Trader Chris Consignments located?

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We're located at 200 Sanford Road in Pittsboro, NC. For convenience, we also maintain a drop-off location in Chapel Hill, which is listed in the Contact section of our website. As we currently work on an appointment only basis and don't accept everything for sale, please call or e-mail us before dropping anything off. For large collections / estates and higher value consignments, we also offer free pick-up.

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How long is the consignment process?  When will I get paid?

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We are able to list most items in 1-2 weeks and they an additional week or two to sell.  Some specialty items may take longer to list or sell. Payment is mailed out 30 days after your item(s) sell, as we offer a 30-day return policy with all of our consignments.

How much does it cost to consign?

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We use a tiered fee system, which means that the more your items sell for,

the less that we charge. Rates include all eBay/Paypal fees for simplicity:

  • $499.99 or less: Commission Rate is 50%

  • $500.00 – $999.99: Commission Rate is 40%

  • $1000.00 or more: Commission Rate is 30%

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How can I find my items on Ebay?

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You can find your items in the Trader Chris Consignments Ebay store.

Why should I consign with Trader Chris?

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Simply put, we strive to meet or exceed the competition in every aspect. You’ll get one-on-one service with a knowledgeable sales professional who knows how to maximize the appeal of your items and can address any questions or concerns that you have about the process. Our pre-sale research and worldwide exposure results in quicker sales and oftentimes higher prices than what may be possible locally. For valuable consignments, our commission rates beat the competition, hands down. Plus, if it doesn’t sell, we don’t charge a fee for it.

Here’s a head-to-head comparison of us against our local competition: