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Old 10-20-2006, 07:06 PM
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Ebay art sales statistics

I am not involved with Ebay but I thought that this info would help the people that are. In my October Decor magazine was an article on types of art sold daily. Here is the breakdown from August 2006:

This is daily:
2000 prints
900 paintings
500 independent artworks
300 sculptures

Artprints are the works of choice out of an estimate of 200,000 artworks offered. A work of art is sold every 15 seconds and more than 2000 of the art items sold are prints. Terry Redlin, Bev Doolittle, Thomas Kinkade, and Robert Bateman were the four top selling contemporary artists. Bev Doolittle was the highest priced when a single print of The Forest Has Eyes went for $3100. The average buyer paid $356.15 for the print and 254 of that print sold by the end of the month. Of the four top artists, Thomas Kinkade prints were purchased the most. A total of 1980 framed prints of "Lamplight Village" were sold in August.

This next part I am writing the exact wording. I almost passed out it was unbelievable that works of this magnitude would be offered at Ebay.

" The company dedicates an entire trust and safety team strictly to it's art offerings to assure that high end works such as Charles Russell Marion's " Blackfeet and Shoshone'' ( sold for $370,000) and Maxfield Parrish's " Romance: Aucassion Seeks For Nicolette" ( sold for $300,000) are legitimately sold."

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Old 10-21-2006, 01:40 AM
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" The company dedicates an entire trust and safety team strictly to it's art offerings to assure that high end works such as Charles Russell Marion's " Blackfeet and Shoshone'' ( sold for $370,000) and Maxfield Parrish's " Romance: Aucassion Seeks For Nicolette" ( sold for $300,000) are legitimately sold."


Total BS. Artwork of that price will never sell on eBay. ebay lies about it's numbers all the time. Collectors who have such works are smart enough to go through legitimate auction houses. Big wallets are not on the site, now more than ever.

And why would they not hire a "team" to weed out the frauds?

The author of this article needs to look through [read: do some research] the boards on ebay.
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:53 AM
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I thought ebay always maintained that they could not 'police' the auctions on their sites and relied on user reports to alert them of problem items. Isn't that their defence to companies such as Tiffany, Louis Vuitton* and Dior who claim that ebay has to take some responsibility for fakes?

Maybe, they're realising they do have to staff this now?
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:59 AM
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Actually, there IS big money on ebay. A good friend of mine and her husband run a multimillion dollar business through ebay. They handle transactions in the millions of dollars up there on a regular basis. So i wouldn't dismiss this out of hand. It may well be true.
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Re: Ebay art sales statistics

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Total BS. Artwork of that price will never sell on eBay. ebay lies about it's numbers all the time. Collectors who have such works are smart enough to go through legitimate auction houses. Big wallets are not on the site, now more than ever.

And why would they not hire a "team" to weed out the frauds?

The author of this article needs to look through [read: do some research] the boards on ebay.
http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/43933.html

It was an eBay Live auction. The amount of the final bid is being disputed, but the winning bidder admits to bidding $270,000.

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Old 10-21-2006, 11:08 AM
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Re: Ebay art sales statistics

Live auctions go a bit higher...I'll say! Wonder how you qualify for that?
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You have to be an auction house or use a licensed auctioneer to qualify for EBay Live Auctions. So all you have to do is get your work into a real auction that uses eBay live. One reason I'm considering signing up for the pre-launch on newartcollectors.com is because they say they'll be listing selected work through eBay Live Auctions.

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