I have written in the past about our Ventriloquist Marketplace here on Ventriloquist Central but I just had to again let you all know that the Marketplace is really doing spectacular. Items get listed and sold so fast it almost too hard to believe.
Now I must tell you all I still go to the big site and cruise around looking but all in all it’s a futile search for anything good. Also I see over and over that most of the good items have to be listed over and over and over again, with the prices being lowered over and over again before they finally either disappear or sell.
The big site is now offering free listing and for some it is as many as 1000 items a month. Ask yourself why that is? It is a marketing ploy to get you to list. But if you check out the fees that you have to pay at the end you will find it costs you almost 20% of your sale. They are now even charging you a percentage of the shipping fees.
All I can say is that my webmaster Steve keeps track of stats (visits to the web site) and you have a better chance of making your sale on the Ventriloquist Marketplace and you have a very low one time fee and the transaction is done strictly between you and your buyer. So take it from one who left the big site about 3 years ago, you don’t need them.
Seriously, next time you want to sell you ventriloquist puppet, figure or ventriloquial item, list it where you’re going to get the most people looking for that type of item, the Ventriloquist Marketplace!
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2011 by Dan Willinger
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