Collectionzz. The Future of Collecting.

If you’re anything like me you live to collect. It’s not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. But seriously….do we REALLY need more stuff? Do me a favor and check out the pics and stories below and then you’ll know why we all need more stuff. This is just a sampling of some of the killer “never before seen” rarities currently on this red hot new site called Collectionzz https://www.collectionzz.com?GG_bg  Let the drooling begin.

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Below….Mike McCready of Pearl Jam’s tour used 1966 fender Telecaster. Used on tour in 2002-2003 and signed by the whole band. This was given away to a special fan at the San Antonio show in 2003. Eddie noted how he always wanted this guitar. Video links below.

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Check this out…..This incredibly unique, highly decorated case originally housed Kurt’s Washburn Force 2 guitar. That guitar was smashed on 12/3/1989 at the Astoria Theater in London. This case is also seen in a 1991 Charles Peterson photograph sitting on the side of the stage at a live performance in addition to the “With the Lights Out” box set.”

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MICK MARS GRAY KRAMER MOTLEY CRUE GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS GUITAR: THERE IS A BLACK ONE AND THEN THIS ONE. MICK PLAYED THIS ON THE ENTIRE GGG WORLD TOUR AND IN THE CRUE VIDEO FOR ‘YOU’RE ALL I NEED”. HE ACTUALLY SIGNED IT AND GAVE IT TO HIS GARDENER!! THE GARDENER SOLD IT TO A CHICAGO GUITAR DEALER.

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This floor tom pictured is the last known piece of John Densmore drummer for The Doors Mod Orange Downbeat kit. Once owned by Vince Treanor, The Doors Road Manager, now owned by a Collectionzz collector.

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How about Keith Richards’ leather leopard lined jacket from the late 70’s? This was on display at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Stones exhibit “50 years of Satisfaction.”

So one more time….Do we REALLY need more stuff?

Hell yeah!

In this post I’d like to talk about a new site that will undoubtedly change the collecting landscape forever. So listen up.

Collectionzz. https://www.collectionzz.com?GG_bg

Check it out. Sign up. Share your rarities. Buy. Sell. Rejoice.

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For my money Collectionzz is the future of collecting. A virtual museum. An insider’s view into some of the most extensive and rarest collections of memorabilia in the world. Here is where we will buy, sell, trade, and share our collections and the stories behind them. There are so many incredible items out there tucked away in some home, closet or storage unit, and this can be that gateway to keeping them alive. The link to so many amazing things out there that may otherwise be lost….This is where we will find the items we covet and build our collections. A community and place to gather and share our treasures with other collectors who are as passionate and dedicated as we are.
Sound good?
Ok…..let’s start with some crazy stats on the collecting market and how Collectionzz is about to blow this shit up.
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There are 200 million “serious” collectors worldwide.
Collectibles accounted for $8 billion of eBay’s business in 2014
Of eBay’s 145 million active buyers, 36 million (25%) were active in the “collectibles” area.
Heritage, the biggest online auction house generated $360 million in online sales in 2014 with 900,000 online members.
Big numbers but there are still problems and obstacles…..For starters, there’s no real focus on the collectors themselves.
By that I mean a clear lack of understanding what motivates us. No one seems to know or really care to find out.
Technology out there, well, pretty much sucks.
There’s NO ability whatsoever to interact with other collectors/dealers other than the way the particular site wants you to.
Meaning THEY decide how you will communicate and what in fact you can say.
(As you well know, eBay strictly enforces this kind of thing.)
The current buying model doesn’t really favor collectors.
I’m finding it harder and harder to buy and find the items I want to add to my collection.
So, now what?
What is the real challenge in finding and acquiring rare items?
The collecting landscape is predominantly dominated by auction houses.
There is NO interaction between collectors.
Pricing isn’t very transparent, fees are HIGH, ability to turnover items or make adjustments are LOW.
Who decides what an item is worth, why is it worth that?
Outside auction houses collectors are challenged in finding the items they want in a open and clean environment.
What does that mean?
Making your way through the clutter of eBay.
And I do mean clutter.
IT. IS. A. LOT. OF. WORK.
These days I find my time more precious than ever.
Don’t you?
Unfortunately I just don’t have the time anymore to spend hours trolling eBay like I used to and frankly the quality and hit rate in finding items are MUCH lower.
In fact the hit rate just plain sucks.
Period.
Enter Collectionzz. https://www.collectionzz.com?GG_bg
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Here’s a social commerce platform that provides collectors with the ability to discover, display, communicate and transact in a collector friendly environment.
Peer to peer.
Collector to collector.
Collector to dealer….Promoting clean, clear and more open communication, rich content, better targeting and much lower transaction costs for collectors.
Cool right? Post pictures with descriptions and tags.
Tell your story on the item’s history and how you obtained it.
Discover and hunt for new items via easy search, tagging and integrated social tools (like, share, message, follow, want)
Communicate with other collectors or dealers.
And most importantly BUY and SELL in a safe, more transparent environment.
Boom.
 These folks are collectors too and have tried their best to make the process of sharing, discovering, buying and selling both fun and easy. They are constantly enhancing features and adding new functionality based on what YOU the collectors tell them. They can’t do it without your support and constant feedback!

A few more pics….. just for fun.

Below. This was part of the drum set Phil Selway used to record the insane Radiohead album, OK Computer. The floor tom is autographed by the entire band along with a signed picture from the actual recording sessions. 

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Above super rare vintage rock posters. Hendrix and Cream. See tons more on Collectionzz.

So now imagine the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, The Hard Rock Cafe, eBay and every major auction house in the world all rolled into one, well that’s Collectionzz.

Get on. Now. https://www.collectionzz.com?GG_bg
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3 comments

  1. Perry Cox

    Hi Gary, I wish you well with this project. We all know Ebay could use some healthy competition in this market as they’ve had a good stronghold on it for years even with their ‘ over the top ‘ fees! My clients determine where their items are presented, so I am kinda stuck on Ebay for now, but I will monitor the site’s activity. If indeed, it reaches the point where I can suggest it to my clients based on the results possibliity, I’ll definitely give it a try. My very best to you, Perry

    • Perry,
      Thanks for the honest feedback. Couldn’t agree more. Keep your eyes on this site. they are smart guys and collectors as well. Peace my friend, gg

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