The demise of eBay has fueled the success of Great Collections.
There was a thread last week discussing Great Collections and asking whether it was a real auction site. It looked peculiar to me and spawned some interesting discourse with pretty much everyone agreeing that, yes, GC is indeed an auction site and a very good one at that. I don't recall replying but it caused me to investigate eBay a little in areas where I regularly search. The answer to my question is sort of shocking --- How many "true auctions" currently run at eBay in areas I search??"
I have three searches, the first one is in Exonumia where I simply add HK to the search bar looking for So-Called Dollars. Right now it returns 1,300+ under "all listings" in the category. If I use the bar above the listings and switch to "Auctions" it returns only 91 listings!!! Wow. I suppose that not too different in categories across the board, but I thought I'd ask members to do the same thing in searches at eBay for whatever coins they're searching for.
With things like that taking place it's no wonder Great Collections is continuing to build their following and growing more successful with each passing sale. It's a good business model, one that eBay seems to have left behind as it becomes a for sale site. Additionally, GC offers a security that eBay just cant and I find I rarely see anything there, but I keep looking.
Please post your search results, inquiring mind(s) would like to know what you find.