Chasing Diecast Cars®
WE PAY MORE! BUYING DIECAST COLLECTIONS SINCE 1992
Call Now @ 1-800-227-7301 or 856-352-2632
Step 1: WHAT BRANDS WE ARE CURRENTLY BUYING
FRANKLIN MINT DANBURY MINT GMP 1:18 & 1:24
|ERTL AMERICAN MUSCLE ( Tier 1 w/all straps) HIGHWAY 61 CMC|
|LANE EXACT DETAIL PRECISION MINIATURES CAROUSEL|
CODE 3 FIRE APPARATUS
SCALES: 1:24-1:18-1:16-1:12 AND LARGER
We do not purchase or sell NASCAR models of any scale.
Step 2: WHAT MODEL CONDITION WE ACCEPT:
Tier 1: New Old Stock (NOS) or Mint in the Box that are sale ready.
Describes models that were never displayed, a like-new model with original box & paperwork. Climate controlled & correctly stored with no heat or humidity damage. Inner & outer styro boxes are crisp, near white & like new. 1:18 window boxes with no cracks or shelf wear. Small, factory paint imperfections from dust in the paint surface or small "diecast chemical compound signature" are acceptable provided these imperfections are limited to hard to see areas of the model or the side panels. Any paint deterioration that resulted from improper storage or high humidity regions ( this is where the "diecast chemical compound signature" or "Zinc Pest" spreads to become DIECAST PAINT RASH, comparable to rust on a real car) are not #1 models.
Tier 2: Mint in the Box (MIB). Describes models that may have been on display but they were in air-tight cases with no dust, and you retained all the original boxes & paperwork (optional). Never exposed to sunlight and in a smoke-free environment. Paint damage from improper storage or high humidity regions are not #2 condition.
Tier 3: Excellent in the Box (EIB). Similar as described in Tier 2 above except it's obvious these models saw display time without cases, uncovered, & would need intensive clean & detailing by PhillyMint in order to be brought up to standards. Those that can't are listed on "Vinny's Used Cars" page. Small paint imperfections and minor rash that we can rub out with polish is acceptable. Major paint issues that are beyond polish and detail are not #3 condition models.
Tier 4: These are Tier 2-3 but without their original boxes. We can only purchase these from local collectors that can transport them safely to our store.
Step 3: WHO SELLS TO US?
Some of the most respected collectors in the diecast hobby have sold their prized collections to PhillyMint. ( references available) Our most satisfied diecast selling partners are those that are serious collectors & if you fit their profile...........
#1... you understand that we've been in the diecast business for 27 years & you'll receive a fair offer based on current market value, not what you paid or "invested". Some models have increased in value while others have dropped. We're not here to "steal" your collection, we're not estate liquidators who swoop in and buy everything in the house for pennies on the dollar. As diecast specialists, we really do pay more because diecast is all we do.
#2... you don't have the time to sell on eBay and deal with shipping, dozens of customer service issues, eBay fees & more.
#3...you value a lump sum payment and your time over the difference in dollars if you sold the models individually for months (or years).
Step 4: HOW TO RECEIVE AN OFFER
"The Best Presentation PLUS Motivation Receives the Most Attention". We prefer an Excel or Word Spreadsheet in .doc .docx .xls .xlsx with the following headers & sample cell entries below. (for small collections a detailed e-mail message is acceptable):
|MODEL MANUFACTURER||YEAR||MAKE & MODEL||COLOR||CONDITION 1, 2 or 3||PART # (optional)||LTD ED SERIAL # (optional)|
|Franklin Mint||1957||Plymouth Belvedere HT||Turquoise||2||E656||0008|
Provide all of your contact information.
Send your list to our new email address for "ChasingDiecastCars": email@example.com
LAST Step 5: SHIPPING, DELIVERY , PICKUP, PAYMENT
Once we both agree that we're on the same page and a transaction is possible, shipping and payment details are discussed. In most cases for #1 & #2 condition models , WE WILL PAY THE SHIPPING CHARGES TO BRING THEM IN TO PHILLYMINT.
We receive numerous phone calls and emails daily from collectors that want to sell. This information should help you to decide if selling to PhillyMint Diecast is an option and how to proceed. If you would like to discuss your situation with me personally I'll be happy to speak with you. I've been through this process enough times to understand how emotional the decision to selling a diecast collection is to many people, whether it's your own and you're moving, downsizing or you inherited the collection from a family member or friend. It's our mission to give you the details to help you make an informed decision and in the process, whether you decide to sell to PhillyMint or not, the more you know, the better you'll feel.