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Posted 11/04/2016   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add 91stang to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I know they are new and have gone through the washer and dryer of the web.
I have slowly closed my store on the FEE-Bay and slowly moved over to hipstamps--I am noticing that if you don't ship overseas-like myself, sales seem slow---anybody?
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Posted 11/04/2016   11:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't speak for anyone else, but I am unable to find anything on Hipstamp that fits my collecting interests. And I am an active buyer on both eBay and Delcampe.
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Posted 11/05/2016   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And very few items appear to be biddable. Almost all listings are "buy it now" without a "best offer" option.

Also, no mention of any return time extensions for certification submissions.



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Posted 11/05/2016   04:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 91stang to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting
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Posted 11/05/2016   05:26 am  Show Profile Check kcaramat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kcaramat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nowhere near the traffic as on eBay. The few times I have tried listing there, when it was stampwants, no action. Same items on eBay, I have a high rate of sales per listing.

It's a terrific idea to have a sales website, aimed at strictly stamps, but it's hard to get the traction. A fee based system insures that sellers price items to move. Of course eBay has back slid from that concept over the years too. Too many free listings result in overpriced items clogging up the search fields.

You've got to "Pay to Play" Isn't that the Clinton's spin.

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Posted 11/06/2016   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I purchase a lot from HipStamps primarily because the shipping charges are reasonable unlike some listings on eBay where the shipping charges to Canada easily is over $10 even for one stamp.
I hate Delcampe's new interface...requires too many 'clicking' or tapping...also a lot of dealers are not clear on their shipping charges and add a premium if you are using PayPal.
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Posted 11/06/2016   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am finding "Stamps2Go" as the way to go.

Jack Kelley
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Posted 11/06/2016   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also found Stamps2Go good when I was collecting Big Blue.
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Posted 11/12/2016   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I still think they need some format changes and a MUCH BETTER search engine.
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Posted 11/25/2016   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yakboomer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I may be missing it, but I cannot find any way to save a search, which means hipstamp is pretty useless, to me. Their help section is nothing.
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Posted 11/25/2016   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tlmcca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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...I cannot find any way to save a search...


You can use the CATALOG function to create a personal want list of individual items or bookmark the result of your search in your browser.

Terry
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Posted 11/25/2016   8:53 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hipstamps is a shadow of what Bidstart/stampwants used to be IMO, and even that paled in comparison to eBay. Since Hipstamps replaced Bidstart, I have not found a single item of any use whatsoever.
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Posted 11/25/2016   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yakboomer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
You can use the CATALOG function to create a personal want list of individual items or bookmark the result of your search in your browser.


Thanks, Terry.
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Posted 11/25/2016   10:31 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have found Hipstamps to be as valuable to me as any. The one thing that turns me off is a $1.25 stamp that the shipping charges are $3.50. That is just ridiculous, but of course this is not Hipstart's fault.

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Posted 12/01/2016   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I purchased stamps on bidStart almost weekly for years but have never purchased anything from the hipStart site. I DO NOT like the format at all!
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Posted 12/02/2016   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As for myself, I am a big Stamps2Go fan.

Jack Kelley
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