Plate Gallery Secondary Market Policies
|What is the Secondary Market?
The secondary market is the buying and selling of plates/dolls previously sold on the primary market by retailers to collectors. Secondary market prices are determined by the collectors themselves who are buying and selling plates/dolls. Many of these trades take place through The Bradford Exchange, while many others are transacted through dealers, newspaper ads, collector's clubs and local buy-and-sells. In many cases, secondary market prices are higher than those of the primary market. Of course, not all plates go up in value; some go down. If there are more buyers for a particular collectible than there are people willing to sell . . . the price goes up. If on the other hand there are more people wishing to sell than buyers . . . the price goes down till the buying and selling market balances out . . . much like the stock exchange.
How can I buy "Sold Out" plates/dolls from the Plate Gallery?
With the Plate Gallery orders for secondary market collectibles are processed in the same manner as the primary market. The purchase price is boldly listed and will not change without notice. The time factor is one difference however, in that once an order is placed it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of years to track down and acquire a particular item. To accomplish this and stay in business the Plate Gallery charges a 50% deposit on all secondary orders . . . with the balance due on shipping date. This deposit is 100% refundable 14 days after you cancel your order . . . or we declare we can't find it at that price. This allows us to cancel our own search as once started the order is automatically shipped to us unless cancelled in advance.
last updated March 12, 2007 by Becquet's Custom Programming