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The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:21 pm
by edgwarerover
Chris rarely, if ever blows his own trumpet, so let me do it for him by praising his creation. Generally speaking, I have only used WA as a second or third option but having successfully listed 15 lots since Christmas I am certain that I will use this medium for selling far more often. The footfall on the site has increased enormously over the last couple of years and prices obtainable seem to be considerably better than competitor sites. I have never been forced to lower my start figures below that which I find acceptable and turnover rate has been absolutely staggering!
Well done, Chris, and many thanks.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:28 pm
by Battrum
Yes, praise indeed.

As a buyer I do always check the WA site first and what is more I have great confidence that the book descriptions on the site contain no deception.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:33 pm
by edgwarerover
Absolutely spot on. More should recognise this!

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:25 am
by cridler
You are all very kind,

Its easy to have a good site, just do what i would want done to me when i collect,

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:22 pm
by edgwarerover
I have just listed a stunning run 1864-1973 on WA which, I hope will do justice to all expectations.
I wonder whether Grimble would care to get his teeth into it? The start price should tempt many.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:52 pm
by grimble
edgwarerover wrote:Chris rarely, if ever blows his own trumpet, so let me do it for him by praising his creation. Generally speaking, I have only used WA as a second or third option but having successfully listed 15 lots since Christmas I am certain that I will use this medium for selling far more often. The footfall on the site has increased enormously over the last couple of years and prices obtainable seem to be considerably better than competitor sites. I have never been forced to lower my start figures below that which I find acceptable and turnover rate has been absolutely staggering!
Well done, Chris, and many thanks.
Creep

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:22 pm
by lawsideopener
Has anyone seen the amazing run of leather-bound editions from 1996 to date? If only I had the money, I would certainly have been tempted.

Of course, the fact that the seller has chosen to list them on such a fabulously run website as Chris's WisdenAuction rather than the banditfest that is Ebay makes them doubly desirable. We are all in Chris's debt for having come up with such a superb and trustworthy marketplace.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:37 am
by cridler
You are very kind, the leathers are beautiful and certainly worth a recommendation. I wonder if they are worth more now you get a chance to goto the Wisden Dinner?

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:47 am
by lawsideopener
cridler wrote:You are very kind, the leathers are beautiful and certainly worth a recommendation. I wonder if they are worth more now you get a chance to goto the Wisden Dinner?
I suppose that depends on what's on the menu.

If that's not a perfect opportunity for Mike and Simon to provide suggestions, I don't know what is.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:22 pm
by simonburrowes
Richard. Good day to you. I'm afraid that things have been a tad busy this side of the water and I haven't been posting too much of late, but I have been keeping an eye on you guys! Hope to get a bit more time once we get into Easter. I shall let Mike start with the menu. Meanwhile, I daresay that you'll be keeping a we eye on this afternoon's match. I think Ireland and Scotland will struggle to come through, but at least they're there with a chance. Haggis.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:35 pm
by lawsideopener
Good to hear from you, Simon. It'll be interesting to see the outcome of today's match and I'm not hopeful.

On the menu, I guess we can always start with Duck Soup.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:37 pm
by cridler
Afghanistan are pretty tasty so the hardest game is today I feel.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:44 pm
by Battrum
lawsideopener wrote:Good to hear from you, Simon. It'll be interesting to see the outcome of today's match and I'm not hopeful.

On the menu, I guess we can always start with Duck Soup.
David Shepherd's Pie with Onions relish

the "Over mid-off" pudding looks good. I'll have a slice of that

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:44 pm
by Battrum
simonburrowes wrote:Richard. Good day to you. I'm afraid that things have been a tad busy this side of the water and I haven't been posting too much of late, but I have been keeping an eye on you guys! Hope to get a bit more time once we get into Easter. I shall let Mike start with the menu. Meanwhile, I daresay that you'll be keeping a we eye on this afternoon's match. I think Ireland and Scotland will struggle to come through, but at least they're there with a chance. Haggis.
My laptop has died at home so I only have occasional access from work .....

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:17 pm
by cridler
So Afghanistan won! What odds for the whole tournament?

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:25 pm
by stevenicks
Up to now I have been buying from Ebay , often from John J (and very satisfied I have been with those) ! for the more recent Wisdens, I have recently been buying 1940's Linens from WisdenAuction.com (both originals and Willows) and as I move back into the 1930's and earlier their seem to be less of this era on Ebay so unless I know the seller, I am moving more to purchase from WisdenAuction.com

Those of you who have no commercial axe to grind, do you think I am on the right track AND are their any other sensible options I shuld be considering ???
ANY ADVICE WELCOME

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:12 pm
by Battrum
There are lots of places to buy from. I recommend taking your time and waiting for a good book to come along whatever the source

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:55 pm
by grimble
Contact dealers for a specific book . . . . Christopher Saunders I have found to be good, I have met John J, and corresponded several times, never bought from him, but I believe him to have a deserved reputation.

Re: The best Wisden auction site!!

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:13 pm
by stevenicks
Good Advice thanks