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Old 10-03-2017, 11:26 AM
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what ever happened to aeoc

I'm wondering if there is/was/ any money in it?
What is the highest price paid for an ACEO?
What is the average paid for ACEO card?
Is there much of a secondary market?
Where is the best place to sell ACEO cards?

I couldn't really get a straight answer from google, thought maybe someone here has some insight.

I always thought it was an interesting concept but never did any myself.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:45 AM
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Re: what ever happened to aeoc

It's not the fad it was but people still trade them and sell them.

EBay still seems to have quite a few. As with anything to do with sales, how successful you are depends as much on your marketing skills as your artistic skills.

As for prices and secondary markets and such, it's such an individual thing and there's millions of them so there's not a general answer. As with all artwork, each piece has it's own value.

I personally like making them but I do it for my own pleasure or to give or trade with friends.

I'm not much help, I know! Maybe someone else can add something.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:23 PM
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Re: what ever happened to aeoc

I found that despite the size, to do them properly seems to take an awful lot of time. I've sold a few but not for much.

I still make small pictures, but tend to make them as monoprints by selecting nice details from otherwise failed prints and don't bother much about predefined formats. .
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:41 PM
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Re: what ever happened to aeoc

Back when ACEOs were trending high, I sold quite a lot of them (Limited Edition Print version) via Etsy, my blog, and my personal website. They also sold well at my real-world shows.

When the ACEO trend began to fizzle out, I chose to focus entirely on showing and selling my large-format prints, instead. I still hand out ACEOs as spur-of-the-moment gifts and as a kind of special business card, but no longer sell or trade them.

I'm not sure how popular the format is these days, but am pleasantly surprised to see this WC forum for them is still somewhat active in 2017!
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:24 PM
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Re: what ever happened to aeoc

Thanks all for the updates. I remember when they first started. I thought it was an interesting idea that might follow the trajectory of baseball cards. But I've come to understand the ONLY THING it has in common with baseball cards is the 2 1/2 x3 1/2 size. I never made any, small is not my strong suit.

But I've given considerable thought as to how an organization or strategy might be set-up to generate more sales and interest. All of which on closer examination had fatal flaws.
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Re: what ever happened to aeoc

I sell mine on e bay and still make a profit. I think there is one person there that makes a living off of only ACEO's on E bay. She has one right now with bids for $261.99. Most people who have a few go for $50 $80 on a regular basis have other sites to sell larger artwork. I did see one or two go for over $1000 but out of how many maybe millions.
a few years ago they had a program that would tell you the average price. like oil $12, watercolor $8 drawings $3 but I don't think they have it now so I could tell you. Some people can paint or draw fast.
If you are making them and want to try selling try a few. I know eBay used to limit you to 8 or 10 a month until you sold 10. You have up to 50 free listings a month that you only pay if you sell.
You still need patients to build your customers.
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Re: what ever happened to aeoc

There's a new trading project up for ATC's if you like to trade them. You can join here.
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Re: what ever happened to aeoc

Interesting info. Mine sell for $25 and that is correct that they are not as hot as they were. It takes just as long or longer to do smaller than larger IMO.
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