just received my cheque from classic and noticed that they charged a $25 insertion fee for each item i consigned with them. this was on top of their commission percentage which marc and i openly negotiated, but he did not mention any insertion fee. 5 items x $25 per item = $125.
i have consigned with heritage, huggins and scott and lelands in the past and none of them had any sort of hidden insertion fee. is something classic applies to all its consigned items as standard practice?
Thats strange because I dont remember him charging me that. Thats the kind of thing that turns people off. I mean are they not getting enough already?. With them having to charge sales tax to Canadians I find it kills bidding as compared to a US site. I bought a wrapper for 300 dollars from Classic. With 20% buyers fee and 13% sales tax along with 25.00 shipping it was like around 430.00. What I thought was a good deal got worse. Same wrapper from a US site would have been like 375.00. I mean come on 25.00 to ship a wrapper?
On the other side of it he is a good guy to deal with and he will dicker on selling commision. He is also one of the few people you can drop your stuff off to since he is at the expo. That would save on your shipping cost to an auction site.
I tried to list some stuff with Heritage at the expo and they wouldnt take it. I guess it wasnt big enough for them to bother.
They just gouge and gouge and gouge some more .I could never understand how the charge the consignor a fee when the buyer gets charged an astronomical hammer fee ..if there are no consignors there are no auctions .Its just a money grab plain and simple .