Indypicker.com has been selling vintage items since 2008. We started out selling jewelry and watches and then broadened our inventory to larger items such as glassware and such. Due to the anticipated 12% increase in USPS shipping costs in 2019 we will be clearancing all items except for vintage jewelry, watches, coins and currency. You could say we are going back to our roots.
There is more and more turmoil brewing with eBay everyday. eCommercebytes blog has weekly headlines with nothing positive to say about what eBay has done to their marketplace.
Let's face it eBay doesn't really care about vintage like they once did, they want to compete with Amazon selling high volume low-cost items from China. A lot of the current Vintage sellers sell products with huge shipping charges attached. And in certain genres don't actually know what they are selling i.e. Bakelite jewelry.
Diecasts have been around since the 1940s way before Hot Wheels became popular from makers such as Meccano (Dinky), Dowst brothers (Tootsie). Popularity really took off in 1968 when Mattel launched the Hot Wheels line. I know as a kid I got my first Hot Wheel cars and action track Christmas 1968.
The era of radio started back in the early 1900s when makers like RCA Victor started producing radios. The radios during this time were expensive and an it took an entrepreneur named Powell Crosley who decided he was going make radios for the masses. Starting Crosley Radio Corp in Cincinnati, Ohio he opened the door to the not just the rich but the middle classes to have a radio in their home.