Hello, friends, and welcome back to NerdCube! Today we will talk about Catawiki, the online auction platform that has revolutionized the world of collectors. In this comprehensive guide, I will explain how Catawiki works and how you can use it to buy and/or sell LEGO collectible items.
What is Catawiki?
Catawiki was launched in 2008 as an online community for collectors, and the first auctions were introduced in 2011. It is now one of the largest online auction sites in the world and the most visited in Europe, with over 65,000 items up for auction every week. Catawiki hosts weekly auctions in over 80 categories of collectible items, including LEGO!
Why is Catawiki useful for LEGO collectors?
Catawiki is particularly useful for LEGO collectors due to several reasons:
- Wide Range of LEGO Items: Catawiki hosts auctions in over 80 categories of collectible items, including LEGO. This means that LEGO collectors can find a diverse range of LEGO sets, minifigures, and other LEGO-related items on the platform.
- Rare and Hard-to-Find LEGO Sets: Catawiki often features rare and hard-to-find LEGO sets that may not be easily available elsewhere. This is advantageous for LEGO collectors who are searching for unique and exclusive LEGO items to add to their collections.
- Expert Evaluation: Catawiki employs experts who specialize in various categories, including LEGO. These experts carefully evaluate the LEGO items listed for auction, ensuring their authenticity and providing accurate descriptions. This helps LEGO collectors make informed purchasing decisions and have confidence in the items they acquire.
- Competitive Pricing: Catawiki’s auction format allows LEGO collectors to potentially acquire LEGO items at competitive prices. As collectors place bids on the items, the final price is determined by the market demand. This can result in favorable deals for LEGO enthusiasts who are looking for good value for their purchases.
Who are Catawiki experts and what do they do?
Another significant advantage of Catawiki compared to other online buying and selling platforms is the presence of its experts.
Catawiki experts are highly qualified individuals specializing in one or more categories of collectible items. They are responsible for evaluating the items and ensuring their authenticity and compliance with the description.
Experts are carefully selected and have years of experience in their respective fields. Additionally, they must go through a rigorous selection and training process to become Catawiki experts. Thanks to their expertise, Catawiki experts can provide accurate appraisals of collectible items and offer helpful advice to sellers or buyers.
As you can imagine, having an expert who selects and certifies auctions, or with whom you can consult in case of doubts, represents a significant advantage for every collector approaching this platform.
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How to sign up for Catawiki?
Signing up for Catawiki is free and open to everyone. To register, visit the official website and select the “Sign In” option at the top of the page, then click “Create new account.” Enter your email address and create a password. You will then be asked to provide some information for your profile, such as your name, country of residence, and address. You will need to verify your email and phone number. After completing the registration, you will receive a confirmation and welcome email.
The information required during registration is used to show you location-relevant content (e.g., displaying only products that can be shipped to the country where you live) and to ensure maximum security between sellers and buyers.
How to buy LEGO on Catawiki?
Once registered on Catawiki, you can start searching for LEGO items that interest you. You can click here to find all the LEGO auctions currently acitve. When you find an item you like, click on the auction listing to view all the information about the item, such as photos, description, and current price. You can also place a bid on the item if you wish to participate in the auction. If your bid is the highest at the end of the auction, you will win the item and can pay for it through the Catawiki platform.
How to sell LEGO on Catawiki?
If you want to sell LEGO items on Catawiki, you need to create a seller account first. Once logged into your seller account, you can list a new item for sale. Enter all the information about the item, such as description, photos, and the starting price for the auction. The item will be verified by an expert before it is actually published. When the auction ends, the auction site will send you an email with the buyer’s information, and you must ship the item within 3 business days. You will receive payment from Catawiki once the transaction is successfully completed without any disputes.