Welcome back to the Profiles & Premiums Newsletter!
A day or so late, but here I am just before the weekend. Hope you had a great month. I don't know how much things are going to slow down around here, but I would think they'd have to cool just a little because I'm finally able to announce:
The new store is open for business!
For now I've been stocking the store with expired eBay store stock, which as it ends is no longer available on eBay. Now I'm not expecting any miracles at the new shop, I frankly don't expect it to make much of a dent until Christmas...2007, so my eBay auctions and eBay Store will still be the place to check first for new items of the highest quality. But there will be hundreds of items listed directly to the store that never see any face time over on eBay, simply because I think there's a lack of strong demand--this doesn't mean they'll be "bad" items, just cards and pics that are more niche, or have an appeal only to the most selective fans or collectors, like you!
The is taking orders from anywhere in the United States and Canada, plus several other countries across Europe as well as Australia and Japan as well as a couple of others--basically anywhere I've had experience shipping items over the past six and a half years has been included. Payments are accepted by PayPal.
Another facet of the store which I've debated is a minimum order. Originally I planned to place a $10.00 minimum order at the store, but decided against it at the last minute. On one hand, I don't want to drive anyone away, on the other a slew of $4.00 orders can honestly be a pain to pack and ship if you're pressed for time. Anyway, I decided against the minimum order requirement for now, no need to drive anyone away--if they only want to spend $4.00 now, they may want to spend more later.
So, I'd love for you to check it out, make a purchase, or if not just let me know what you think. I've been working on this for months, thinking about it for years, but truth be told I put it all together myself, so maybe there's something I like that annoys you. If so, let me know!
To celebrate the opening, here is a coupon for subscribers only--this will not be included in the version of this newsletter that's archived on the site:
I hope you enjoy the store.
This issue we have one new Photo ID Guide and, of course, a brand new profile to unveil, this one from Susan M. Kelly, who handles our Golden Age film stars. Here are the links if you'd like to view these features on the site:
John Wayne Profile by Susan M. Kelly
along with the
1938 Philadelphia Inquirer Supplements Photo ID Guide
The Inquirer Supplements were placed at auction on eBay just last night (Thursday). This is the first time I've seen them, so if you want them now's the time to bid!
That's all for now. I have a few other new movie collectibles sitting on the desk, so there will be a couple of new Photo ID Guides as well as some auctions in time for next issue, if not before, and I will be adding more movie stock to the new store as well. Next issue is slated for December 15 and should include a Silent Collection entry by Tammy Stone, in the meantime have a great month!