I track statistics almost daily and it appears to me that over the past two months, there is a less demand for Brooklin Models on eBay. Maybe it's the economy where many Brooklin Model collectors are being cautious with disposable income. Maybe there are other factors that are a play here as well.
Interesting observation and let's see how long this trend continues.
End of August and the eBay trends are still not good. Sales are down, new listings are down, and there is a lack of the rare and really nice offerings that were prevalent earlier this year and before.
Some will blame the economy that surely has an impact, but I wonder if there are other factors at play here as well. The Brooklin Model collector community was shaken to the roots earlier this year with a big cut in staff at the factory including the public face of Brooklin Models, Amanda Hookings; then the announcement that the plant was moving to smaller quarters which now turns out to be two moves, and now significant changes in Club status. This has to have some impact on buyer confidence.
Brooklin Models are you watching? If not you should be.
This is an interesting development. I recently bought a Canadian Brooklin Pierce Arrow for $42 delivered. It looks like it hasn't spent much time out of the box! I was pretty happy with that acquisition. Anyway, I think one of the reasons beyond the inflationary climate of the economy, is that eBay sellers who now sell over $600 of items (previously it was under $20,000), will receive a 1099K next year. It is not difficult to reach that threshold, especially if one is selling white metal models in 1/43 scale. Less models listed, less models purchased. This could be a contributing factor to this trend.
Last Edit: Sept 3, 2022 22:30:02 GMT by greg: misinformation