Consignment

The Best Price for your Poster

OPTION 1 – FIXED PRICE

We sell your posters for you at a fixed retail price on this web site and in our eBay and Amazon stores.

OPTION 2 – AUCTION

We sell your posters for you in our eBay Auctions.

OPTION 3 – VIRTUAL

For posters valued at $10,000.00 or more please contact us for a personal discussion.

We Also Buy Movie Posters

OPTION – INSTANT CASH

If you do not want to wait for Consignment we will buy your posters from you.

We get the highest prices so we can afford to pay you more than others can.

If you have a lot of posters and/or they are extremely valuable, please call us at (657) 888-4170 and we’ll come to you!

I’d like to send my posters to you, how do I proceed?

Click Here For Frequently Asked Questions

AAA Vintage Posters buys posters and takes consignments from people all over the world.

The Process:

1. Snap some photos and email them to info@aaavintageposters.com. If you have too many to photograph you can just email us a list. We will then tell you if we are interested in purchasing or consigning them.

2. Send your posters to us for a free evaluation. Please do not submit items blindly without communicating with us first.

3. We will contact you as soon as your posters arrive and quote you a price for a quick cash sale and pay you immediately by check or by PayPal.
OR
We can put them on consignment.

4. If they are consigned, sit back and relax while we do all the work and get you THE HIGHEST PRICE POSSIBLE.

5. We will send you a check or pay you by PayPal after your items have sold.

IT’S THAT EASY!

Is AAA Vintage Posters interested in posters from the 1990’s to present?

The only posters that we may be interested in from this era are great titles like Goodfellas, Casino, Spiderman, The Matrix, Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight, Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, etc.

How are we able to get much higher prices than major auction houses?

There are two types of buyers of vintage movie posters:

1. Dealers/Collectors
2. Non Collectors.

We sell to BOTH!

Auction houses sell almost exclusively to just Dealers/Collectors.

A Non Collector buys just one or a few posters for a home theater, a gift, or whatever. At least 50% of our sales are to Non Collectors. Often times they will pay MUCH more for a poster than a regular Collector will. The people that buy from auction houses ARE PRIMARILY OTHER DEALERS AND LONG TIME COLLECTORS. They are “looking for a bargain” at these auctions and are primarily interested in getting something at a great price so they can resell it.

AUCTION CONSIGNMENT

For posters valued between $200.00 and $500,000.

If your posters are valued at less than $200.00 each they are not suitable for our Auction Consignment program. We will either make you a cash offer or pass.

Get the most money possible with our Auction Consignment program.

We auction your items for you at NO RESERVE on eBay!

What does NO RESERVE mean? Why are NO RESERVE auctions a good idea?

We run our auctions several times a year on eBay and we are experts in marketing and selling movie posters on eBay. We know how to create a listing that will get you the highest dollar possible.

We can get you MUCH MORE than you would get if you auctioned them yourself.

Please email or call us at (657) 888-4170 if you wish to submit your posters for Auction Consignment.

How Do You Know You Can Trust Us?

Before we can do business together you need to be willing to trust us and send your posters to us.

We understand that it can be more than a little frightening to send your valuable posters to someone far away that you don’t even know. We have been on eBay since 2000 and have many client references that you are free to contact. Try us out first if you’d like! Send in just a few at a time. If you like the way our operation works, you can send in the others later.

 

If you are ever in the Huntington Beach, CA area you are more than welcome to stop by and meet us in person.

Advantages of Consigning With AAA Vintage Posters

We will get you the most money possible for your posters. We will get you more money than if you sold them yourself. All we do is sell movie posters. We are experts at marketing them and we know how to create a professional listing that will reach the greatest possible audience. We will promote your posters online by direct email and on movie poster message boards to thousands of collectors and dealers worldwide. This kind of direct marketing has been incredibly successful for our clients.

Our eBay auctions consistently achieve much higher prices than others. From our detailed photos and descriptions, buyers know exactly what they are getting and they are willing to pay a premium for it.

AAAVintagePosters.com is considered by many to be one of the best all around vintage movie poster sites on the internet. We are highly visible in Google and get an extremely high number of visitors/buyers compared to other sites and is easy to navigate and make a secure purchase. If someone is looking for a movie poster, they will definitely visit this site.

FIXED PRICE ON SITE CONSIGNMENT If one or more of your posters are valued at greater than $750.00 each they may qualify for FIXED PRICE (rather than having us auction them at no reserve). With FIXED PRICE your posters can potentially sell at a retail price (which may be up to 5 times or more than what they usually sell for at auction). For example, if you sent us a near mint rolled Blade Runner one sheet we would probably list it here and in our eBay and AMAZON stores at a FIXED PRICE for $1195.00. By contrast, when this poster is sold at auction it usually sells for around $200.00.

If we have your posters listed at a FIXED PRICE (not at auction) they are listed in three places: On this website AND in our eBay and AMAZON stores.

On eBay since 2000, we are a trusted gold/platinum eBay Top Rated Power Seller. Less than .02% of eBay sellers earn high enough ratings from their customers to earn this distinction. Our elevated eBay status gives our listed posters preferred placement within eBay’s search, which ultimately results in higher sales prices.

We take care of everything. All you have to do is make sure your posters arrive here safely. Each poster is authenticated, professionally photographed in high resolution, and given a detailed accurate description.

 

Low Fees – Other auction companies charge a higher consignment fee (sometimes up to 75% or more of the final sales price). They typically also charge other hidden fees. Our Fee Structure is simplified and very straight forward. There are never any unpleasant surprises.

No Buyer Premiums on any of our auctions (unlike other auction companies). Other auction companies often charge buyers an additional premium (sometimes 25% or more) of their final bid price. This discourages bidding and often results in lower prices.

We don’t run proprietary auctions. We run our auctions on eBay and sell to the entire world. Some auction companies have started running auctions from their own website using their own software not on eBay! They do this so they can save money and not pay eBay fees. This is a tremendous disservice to their clients as they are eliminating a huge source of potential bidders/buyers. The whole world is on eBay! Not very many people usually know about or even bother with these “semi private” auctions. We buy posters for our own inventory from these auctions all the time at really low prices and then re sell them here for MUCH more!

Excellent reputation, varied selection, and stellar customer service. We have established a strong relationship with many repeat clients. As our reputation has grown, more and more people follow our auctions, look forward to them, and ultimately bid on them.

Our auctions consistently appear on the EBAY PULSE. This list shows items that are currently the most watched on eBay, according to the number of users who have selected the “Watch this Item” link on an eBay listing page.

Our buyers trust us and our brand name. Many collectors searching for posters WILL NOT bid on someone’s auction they do not know or trust. We have more potential buyers than the average seller. This gives us a tremendous advantage over other sellers. This is the primary reason our auction/sales results are MUCH higher than everyone else’s.

Trust – We can be trusted with your items. We are always reachable by phone. We have been on eBay years and have many client references.

Safety – While in our possession, your posters are fully insured AND they are stored in a highly secure firesafe facility.

Our customer base is WORLD WIDE. We sell posters every day to people all over the world.

 

How long will it take to sell my posters? When will you pay me for them?

We run our auctions on eBay every few months, usually 4 times per year. We will pay you within 2-4 weeks after they close**.

Why do I need AAA Vintage Posters? Why can’t I just sell my posters on eBay by myself?

Anyone can sell anything on eBay. Yes, you can probably sell your posters there yourself. But the truth is, you will not get anywhere near what we will and you will get MORE if you let us sell them for you. With our excellent reputation as a TOP RATED trusted Power Seller, and with our expert marketing including professional high resolution images……we get higher prices than anyone! Many buyers will not purchase high dollar posters on eBay from someone who doesn’t have a stellar sales history and outstanding reputation in the poster world.

Please do not expect us to achieve a “retail” price for your posters when we auction them. Sometimes we do achieve retail prices but usually auction results are significantly lower.

Why should you consign your items…and not try to sell them yourself?

Because we are experts at selling movie posters. We WILL achieve a much higher price for your posters than you would if you sold them yourself. We are MOTIVATED to get you the highest price possible as we get a percentage of the final sale price…so the more they sell for, the more we get!

 

 

There are two types of buyers of vintage movie posters:

1. Dealers/Collectors
2. Non Collectors.

We sell to BOTH!

Auction houses sell almost exclusively to just Dealers/Collectors.

A Non Collector buys just one or a few posters for a home theater, a gift, or whatever. At least 50% of our sales are to Non Collectors. Often times they will pay MUCH more for a poster than a regular Collector will. The people that buy from auction houses ARE PRIMARILY OTHER DEALERS AND LONG TIME COLLECTORS. They are “looking for a bargain” at these auctions and are primarily interested in getting something at a great price so they can resell it.

We buy posters at these auctions all the time, and then we re sell them for much more either on our website or in our own ebay auctions.

Please be aware that the final sales price GREATLY DEPENDS ON CONDITION! For example, a Jaws 1sh in C6-C7 condition may sell for $75-$150 while one in C8-C9 condition may sell for $250-$450. Please keep in mind that collectors despise certain unsightly flaws like tape, stains, etc. and will bid accordingly.

Please do not have unrealistic expectations! Unpopular titles and posters with unsightly defects sometimes can perform poorly. Do not expect miracles! Often times we CAN get great prices for these marginal items, but please don’t count on it. POPULAR TITLES will almost always see exceptional results.

 

I’d like to consign, how do I proceed?

Poster collectors and dealers have been turning away from large auction houses in recent years for the following reasons:

Buyer Premiums: Bidders HATE THESE! They can add up to 25% or more to the final bid price.

There may be other hidden fees i.e. sales tax.

There may be NO CHANCE of returning the item if you are unhappy with it.

Outrageous shipping costs in many cases, sometimes well over $100.00 to ship a single unframed poster.

Photos on line and in catalogs may have been digitally touched up/altered, in many cases disguising defects.

For restored/linen backed posters, their descriptions can sometimes be vague and misleading.

Confirmed cases of shilling and/or auction house employees bidding on items.

Their grading can be VERY generous.

Some auction companies have started running auctions from their own website using their own software NOT ON EBAY!! They do this so they can save money and not pay ebay’s fees. This is a tremendous disservice to their clients as they are eliminating a huge source of potential bidders/buyers.

How We Run Our eBay Auctions:

We auction your items for you at NO RESERVE!

 

We only run our auctions on eBay, the worlds largest online marketplace. It is an open and friendly environment with NO BUYER PREMIUMS! With eBay we reach the greatest audience possible of poster collectors, dealers, and those just “surfing around” looking for gifts.

We almost always recommend running a NO RESERVE auction****. Why? Because time and time again it has been proven that NO RESERVE auctions gain more interest, more bidders, and ultimately result in higher prices. Many eBayers simply skip over auctions that have a RESERVE.

We always start our listings low at 99 cents. Don’t let this scare you! This actually encourages more bidding and ultimately results in higher prices realized. Fact: Buyers tend to ignore auctions with high starting bids.

We always show very large detailed photos and give an accurate description showing all defects (if any). Buyers appreciate this and bid accordingly.

We put potential buyers at ease! We accept all forms of payment. We allow buyers from all over the world (not just the U.S.). We package our items very securely, always ship with insurance, and we have an open and easy return policy. All of this encourages more bidding and achieves higher prices!

****If your poster has a value greater than $750.00 we may recommend Fixed Price On Site Consignment. This is where we list your item at a fixed retail price and allow buyers to make a “Best Offer”. This really isn’t an auction at all. It is a FOR SALE listing with a set “Buy it Now” price. We are able to accept or decline offers from buyers. This has been proven to be a great way to sell an expensive item.

We send out emails and post messages on movie poster forums/groups/chat rooms to thousands of collectors and dealers worldwide alerting them to the auctions.

WE NEVER RUN PRIVATE AUCTIONS! There are many collectors out there who refuse to participate in private auctions. Private auctions can appear as if the seller is hiding something (i.e. shilling – bidding up his own item) and they can eliminate a large percentage of potential buyers.

We don’t run proprietary auctions. WE RUN OUR AUCTIONS ON EBAY AND SELL TO THE ENTIRE WORLD! Some auction companies have started running auctions from their own website using their own software NOT ON EBAY! They do this so they can save money and not pay eBay’s fees. This is a tremendous disservice to their clients as they are eliminating a huge source of potential bidders/buyers. The whole world is on eBay! Not very many people usually know about or even bother with these “semi private” auctions. We steal things for really low prices at these auctions all the time and then re sell them for MUCH more!

All of these elements combined help us achieve the highest results possible.

I’d like to consign, how do I proceed?

Please email or call us at (657) 888-4170 if you wish to submit your posters for Auction Consignment.