If you're looking for a quick and simple way to get rid of your complete collection, I suggest scrolling down to Option 2.


The online marketplace landscape has changed drastically over the past few years. There are now more options than ever if you're looking to sell your Skylanders online.

Below you'll find a brief overview of the options, but I'm always happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

Option 1: Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Mercari, OfferUp, Poshmark, etc…

Years ago, I would have told you that eBay or Craigslist were your best bets for selling online.

Craigslist still exists, but doesn't seem to be nearly as popular as it used to be and I really don't see Skylanders there very often.

eBay is still the top dog. It has the largest audience and the most name recognition. This also means that it garners a level of trust from buyers that some newer services may not have yet.

Facebook Marketplace, Mercari, OfferUp, and Poshmark are the next generation of online sales.

They focus less on the auctions that eBay has monopolized and more on “name your price” or “let's haggle”. There's a lot more local deals going down, but many sellers are still willing to ship product if need be.

No matter which of these service you use though, you're going to have to give up a portion of your profits. This is going to be a minimum of 10%, but some of these services charge as much as 20%!

Regardless of which service you choose, there are a few tips I can give you for selling your Skylanders and what you can expect to get in return.

Online Marketplace Selling Tips

You should make a choice up front: Do you want to sell quickly and efficiently or are you willing to put in a bit more time and effort to get a larger return?

Most people go into selling with unrealistic expectations.

If you want to sell quickly you can list your entire collection in one lot, but (on average) only expect to get $1-3 per figure in the lot.

The average buyer isn't going to be interested in every figure in your collection, so they're not going to want to pay for figures they don't need. This will drive the overall price of your collection down.

If you're willing to put more time and effort into selling, you'll get the biggest returns (potentially $5+ per figure) by selling figures individually.

Now I understand that this is a lot more work. You have to create listings for each figure. You have to determine prices for each figure. You need more shipping supplies because you need to ship each figure separately instead of one big box.

Not all figures will sell at the same time, so it may be weeks or months before everything is sold. But this is a huge win for buyers as well because they can pick and choose just the figures that they need and they're not paying for any excess that they'll have to resell.

This method won't work for most people. So I would suggest a middle ground.

Try creating small lots. I like lots of 4-5 figures. This will keep shipping charges reasonable. This will drastically reduce the number of listings you need to make. This will still be good for most buyers because there will never be too much excess.

Pros

  • Work with familiar systems

  • Reach a wide audience

  • Seller protection

Cons

  • You lose 10-20% of your sales to the website you use

  • You don't know the people you're selling to

Option 2: Sell Directly to SCL Matt (Me)

Ever since I've opened up the SCL Shop, I've been buying Skylanders.

I currently make most of my purchases on eBay and other online marketplaces, but that's simply because that's where I know people are selling.

I have been able to connect with a few fans of SCL who were looking to move on and I purchased their collections.

Now naturally I always warn people before we start negotiations. You must be aware that I am buying these figures from you in order to resell them. So I will not be paying top tier prices.

BUT if you want to get rid of your Skylanders quickly and be assured that they're going to a good home (or will soon find good homes), then I would be happy to work with you.

Pros

  • Sell everything at once

  • No fees on payment

  • Know who you're selling to

Cons

  • Sell at a discounted price

How To Sell To SCL Matt

I don't currently have a fancy collection submission system, but I do still need to know what you have to sell.

You can do this by either sending me a list of what you have to sell or by sending me pictures of what you have to sell.

You can send these in a DM on Twitter or in an email (matt@skylanderscharacterlist.com)

Be sure to include your initial asking price and we'll go from there.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via one of the methods mentioned above. I'm here to help.