|What's New on Toy Collector
Collector is faster than ever with more improvements on the way, 1p/1p
Auctions & $10 rebate specials, Seller upload programme & Dinner
with Marcel Van Cleemput!
More Speed! And Improvements on the Way!
week, after much preparation, we moved the entire site to a brand new
server. This will make it run smoother, load faster and eliminate the
need for downtime to backup data. It also gives us more storage space,
so those of you who've had issues with uploading images or similar
problems when trying to add data should never experience this again. In
short, this should make your Toy Collector experience even better, and
ensure that we have enough capacity to keep the new marketplace running
Collector is a large and complex site, and we wanted to make sure the
server transition went as smoothly as possible, which - as above -
required a large amount of prep work behind the scenes and this has
taken up all of our time and focus of late. Now the server move is
complete, we'll have more time to tackle any and all usability issues.
We know that in spite of our efforts, some of you are still having
problems with PMs not appearing in your inboxes, and others are
encountering issues with having to login multiple times when you come to
have been looking at both these issues as best we could but will now be
able to tackle them full on. We also want to know any other usability
issues you've encountered and what you'd like us to be tackling as a
priority. You can do so by PM'ing me or just dropping me an email at the
Bargain Bonanza with 1p Auctions & Rebates in the Marketplace!
As I'm sure you've all noticed, the amount of items up for sale in the marketplace has been increasing by leaps and bounds with over 2,000 listings at the time of writing!
That makes over 200 items a day added over the last month! And that we've doubled the market's size in just four weeks! And that we'll triple our size in the next month if we continue at this rate!
In fact I'm so pleased with how fast the market's growing, I've come up with two specials to celebrate!
Grab yourself a 1p bargain!
From Friday, November 11, I've arranged with our member Indrindri that they'll be listing one auction item every day with a 1p start price (that's 1 cent to those in the US and 1 Euro Cent to those in the Eurozone!) and 1p postage to any destination in the world!
the items will be desirable vintage diecast in excellent-to-mint
condition, with many items boxed. Plenty of Corgi, Dinky and Matchbox
among them too! One item a day will be listed for 30 days, with the
day's item appearing on our homepage, in our twitter feed, on our
FaceBook page and in our new ToyPedia Tumblr, so follow any of those and
you won't miss our on your chance to grab a bargain!
Buy a Buy-it-Now and get $10 back!
Buyers choosing Buy-It-Now won't be left out either, because this week only, if you buy your first Buy-It-Now item, once you've paid for the item, you'll get a $10 rebate paid directly into your MoneyBooker account! (that's
US$10.) There'll be one rebate per member and the rebate will be made
on your first Buy-It-Now purchase only, so choose wisely and bear in
mind that if you buy a $10 item, you'll be getting it for the cost of postage alone!
watch for more specials like this coming soon - we like being the
marketplace it pays to use! Not the one that you pay through the nose
Sell! Sellers - Let Us Upload for You!
While we're spreading the love with our buyers, we're not forgetting our sellers!
We have lots of sellers already online, but we want more, so we're offering a one-off uploading service!
you have inventory listed online, whether it's on your own site, on
eBay or another E-commerce site, and you'd like to have it listed on Toy
Collector's marketplace too, just tell us where to find it and how much
of it you'd like to list (and which items if applicable) and we'll list it for you to get you started!
doesn't matter if you've got five items or 500, as long as the listings
are online already for us to copy. The offer is good for new sellers
only and is a one-time-thing, so if you want to continue selling once
we've prepped your initial listings (as we're sure you will do), you'll
have to list further items yourself -although as you'll see, our
ToyPedia powered listing process makes that super-quick and easy! Just
email me on
to get started!
Introduce a Seller!
you're not a seller, but you know someone who you think would like to
be selling on Toy Collector or if you know someone who sells great stuff
and who you'd like to buy from here on TC, pass the information along to them,
as the offer's good for both existing and new members! We're also happy
to extend it to anyone who is selling any sort of collectable toys or
models - obviously most of the stuff listed so far has been vintage and
modern diecast, tinplate items and modern toy soldiers, but we don't
limit ourselves or our sellers!
Or sell something yourself!
of course, if you're not a seller, it's pretty easy to become one! Just
find something you want to sell, browse to its ToyPedia button and click the big red Sell button! It's free to list, remember, so grab those extras and give it a go!
Dine with Corgi's Marcel Van Cleemput!
but most definitely not least, in the runup to Christmas (yes, sorry,
we know it's November, but believe me, it'll be worth it!) we're also
arranging a special charity auction. We've arranged with Corgi's Marcel
Van Cleemput for four members to join him for dinner in March 2012,
during which you can, of course, ask him all those Corgi-related
questions you've been always wanted to know the answer to! We'll be
auctioning the four places on the site very shortly, so stay tuned for