Chris & Caro,
We ran an antiques & collectibles mall and small antiques store prior to this venture. Both in Midland Ontario.
We also sold on ebay as power sellers for over 10 years before opening our own local auction site.
Our business is still called the the SwapShop but these days we sell stuff for everyone else as consignments and it is all sold online by auction.
We have been in the antiques and collectables business for 20+ years and are really good at picking the Gems and knowing current market values!
We are a small family business – good people who are friendly and like to chat. We are honest and personable and we have lots of regular return customers and consignors to prove it! We do not permit any shill bidding or unethical auction practices, we do not try to hide flaws in items or sell broken items and not disclose the condition (at least not purposely so we always encourage you to check the items before leaving just to be sure we did not miss anything). You do not need to pay for an item if you find it is not as described and with any product that is sold as working you get 24 hours after paying for the item to take it home and test it out (Sorry anyone paying online and picking up later or having an item shipped will not have this ability but anyone picking up times will). We do this as we want to be fair with both the buyers and the sellers as we are the “Middle Person” in the transaction. We do not own the items and we do not set the prices or put hidden reserves on items. Reputation is important to us and we do what we can (within reason) to help everyone out.