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Whether you have an interest in figurines,
religious art, coins or wall decorations, the world of wholesale
collectibles probably has items that will capture your attention.
Add to the amazing range of items the very low prices and
you have a perfect path to following your passion for collectible
items. Many of the suppliers of wholesale collectibles have
thousands of items in their catalogs, some as many as 3,000
or 4,000 different products to choose from.
Who can benefit from the explosion in wholesale
collectibles over the past few decades? First of all,
individual collectors and enthusiasts can often obtain
their favorite items at prices well below retail. Beyond
the homeowner who wants to add to the atmosphere of the
home with wholesale collectibles, there are retail gift
shops, home-based entrepreneurs and other resellers who
rely on wholesale collectibles merchants for the desirable
objects their customers ask for.
One of the primary reasons for the low cost of wholesale
collectibles is that many of the reproductions and new items
are made in factories devoted entirely to producing such
products in huge numbers. Many of the larger companies that
supply wholesale collectibles to the world spend some time
each day searching for new and unique items to add to their
But with true wholesale collectibles, the other major reason
for low prices is volume. Of course, with some wholesale
collectibles merchants, prices are discounted even for the
individual who buys one or two items. But many more wholesale
collectibles retailers and resellers benefit from very low
cost because they buy lots of 100, 200, even truckloads of
Where do these items come from? Well, many sources actually.
Some are unique new items that are purchased by gift shops
and other resellers precisely because they are new and will
probably attract attention on the shelves. Other wholesale
collectibles are closeouts, boxed items from the liquidation
of inventory or from a business that is closing.
What can you expect to find when you
look at a wholesale collectibles catalog or at a Web site
list? How about Charming Tails, Harley Davidson, fairies
of all shapes and sizes, Webkinz, Beanie Babes from Ty,
Peanuts characters (created originally by Charles Schulz),
name it, it is probably available from one or more suppliers
of wholesale collectibles.
One of the great benefits enjoyed by those
interested in wholesale collectibles is the amount of information
in magazines, newsletters and other publications. This helps
individuals and business buyers find excellent prices on
their favorite collectibles, whether they like toys, reproduction
figurines, Christmas items etc. For more than three decades,
several publishers have produced magazines and guidebooks
that help wholesale collectibles enthusiasts
get to the source of the most desirable items. Many of these
publications are aimed strictly at business owners such as
gift shop proprietors, full-time craft resellers and other
wholesale merchants. But there are some publications that
will be helpful to the individual as well. No matter the
area of interest, a fun and profitable adventure is possible
in the world of wholesale collectibles.
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