What do people collect?
I suggest you make your collections full of items you enjoy. Three or more items of the same product is considered a colleciton. The best buy of a collectible is at estate sales and/or garage sales. Whatever you do have fun collecting!
People who collect can go crazy trying to find that special item they don't have in their collection. Collections can consist of anything, but I collect only what I truly enjoy. Products use to include incentives, like cigarette cards in packs of cigarettes. Then popular items became collectible crazes.
Manufactures create entire series of a given items for collections. Beanie Babies, wood purses, bottles, art deco, are just a few of the items collected today. Enthusiats will try to assemble complete sets.
Products manufactured in smaller quantities, before it became popular as a collectible, can sometimes cost enormous fees, after the fact. Toys we played with as a child is an example of this.
The advice I've found most helpful is to have FUN while collecting . . .whether it be at a flea market, garage sale, or auction.
What is the definition of your condition codes?
MC = Mint Condition. Perfect condition. If included, the box, card or package must also be perfect. Items in mint condition are in the best possible condition.
NMC = Near Mint Condition. Slight wear. If boxed or carded, item may have been removed and returned to packaging but not played with or used substantially. Item has a like new appearance.
EC = Excellent Condition. Minor wear but item still displays well with no major flaws.
VGC= Very Good Condition. Items definitely show wear, fading possible, shows use but still complete.
GC = Good Condition. Items have considerable wear : scratches, worn paint, chips or decals missing.
PC = Poor Condition. This condition represents items in very poor condition. Only if the item is truly a rarity would someone purchase items in these conditions.
How we are going GREEN!
We Are Going Green!
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
It's not easy being green, but we are finding that being good to the planet is a responsibility everyone should take seriously.
HOW WILL WE KEEP ELECTRONICS OUT OF THE TRASH?
We will keep our cell phones, computers and other electronics as long as possible.
We will donate or recycle electronics responsibly when the time comes. Electronic waste contains mercury and other toxics, which are a growing environmental problem.
HOW WILL WE SAVE ENERGY TO SAVE MONEY?
We are setting our thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer will save on heating and cooling costs.
We have Installed compact flourescent light bulbs.
We are unplugging our electronics, when we're not using them.
HOW WILL WE RECYCLE?
All items sold will be sent in a box we have recycled (when possible)
We are using recycled paper when ever possible.
We will continue to find new ways to help reduce the environmental impact.