What You Need To Know Before Starting A Collection

What You Need To Know Before Starting A Collection

If you are aware of the sale of collectibles and the high price that some items can reach and have decided to start your own collection, assess whether you are interested in the subject matter of the collection and other aspects such as the duration of the collection and the price of all deliveries.

We always have the opportunity to start a collection. The kiosks and stationery stores still have very diverse collections from very different areas. From the typical fascicles to collections of miniatures, insects, dolls, models, and a long etcetera. Although these collections can be started at any time of year, there are indeed certain star times in which the media bombard us with many collectibles, both new and existing from other seasons. It is after the holiday season when the sale of collectibles takes on particular relevance.

When starting a collectible, mainly if it is aimed at children, we must bear in mind a series of aspects that we must evaluate, such as the real interest we have in the subject of the collection, the duration of the collection, the price of all the deliveries (not only the first ones, which are usually much cheaper) and the attractive publicity that the release of these collectibles usually entails.

If you are going to start a collection, it is good to take into account the following:

The advertising (promotions, TV commercials,…) and the way of presentation (packaging, photographs,…) associated with these collectibles are usually beautiful. Do not be fooled by these hooks used, as you can offer the product in a more exaggerated and magnified way than it is.

Take into account different aspects of the collection: the duration of the collection or number of deliveries (many collections tend to have a large number of deliveries), the price of each delivery (it is widespread that the first delivery or deliveries are at a popular price, while the rest are not so famous), if there are extra costs, as well as the periodicity of the collection (weekly, fortnightly, etc.).

Examine very well the quality of the products, as well as the information and labeling present in them. The regime of legal guarantees applies to them.

Make calculations and know the money that the complete collection will cost you. In this way, you can evaluate if it is worth your while to start the collection and compare it with other similar products that exist in the market.

Please keep all the documentation inherent to the collection, as it can be useful if you have to make a claim. We refer to invoices or proofs of purchase, conditions of the collection (which usually come with the first issue or issue of the collection).

In collections, it is widespread that there is the possibility to subscribe. If you are going to subscribe, be well informed of the forms and means of payment and shipping and the costs that may be associated.

What if a problem arises?

Don’t forget that you can always submit the appropriate complaints and claims form, for which you must have the data of the entities responsible for the collection. It is recommended that you keep proof of purchase, advertising, as well as the conditions of subscription or collection.

Some problems that could occur have to do with. That delivery is stopped before the collection is finished. In this case, you can claim to the company that sold it if the purchase was made there (unless it had informed the consumer that there is no commitment on their part to facilitate all deliveries, in which case you can claim to the manufacturer). If the purchase was made directly with the entity responsible for the collection, the claim must be filed with that entity.

Suppose quality problems arise, such as a defective product. In this case, request the complaint and claim form from the company that sold it to you.

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