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About Replays and Things
Replays and Things was originally started in an effort to catalog our own collections, and to liquidate what didn’t fit into those collections. As our business grew we realized that we needed to open ourselves up to a larger audience, so we started looking into how we could expand. In 2012 we made the move to an online business model, and since have moved 100% of our business online.
In the beginning we sold a little of just about every type of antique and vintage item you can imagine. Porcelain collectibles and dinnerware, glass collectibles, bottles, jars, and dinnerware, sillisculpts, costume and fine jewelry, accessories for men and women, pins and buttons, silverware and silver plate, military items, and so much more. Since the middle of 2014 we have phased out most of these items to focus on our fine jewelry. In the future we hope to be bringing these other items back, but that will depend a lot on having the resources and time to do so.
Like most we started with the two big E’s, eBay and Etsy. We found out very fast that the fees on eBay were almost 3 times what they were on Etsy, so we focused much more on our Etsy store. We established ourselves on our attention to detail, customer service, a very large following, and 5 star feedback on both platforms.
Although we have always done quite well on both sites, by the end of 2014 we realized that it would make more sense to support our customers and our business on our own site instead of advertising for Etsy and eBay. So in the spring of 2015 we started moving to replaysandthings.com. We Do still have both our eBay and Etsy accounts in good standing, and always will, but are in the process of listing all new items here.
Our mission is simple: We work very hard to find the best pieces at the best prices so we can pass on our savings to our customers. At the same time we are building a research section to help others identify the pieces they have, and a links section so they can follow up with their research. The research sections will be based on facts obtained from the company owners, trademark research, public corporation documents, and other public resources.
We guarantee that every item we have listed is what we say it is. We can make this guarantee because we test Every single item we sell, we never trust the markings on an item. A makers or purity mark on a piece does NOT mean it is real, so all sterling silver and gold items are acid tested. All gemstones are electronically tested using Presidium electronic equipment.
I grew up in a family that has dealt in the antique, vintage, and coin markets for many, many years. I have always been fascinated with the history and craftsmanship of all types of items and this led to my personal collections of sterling silver, glass, porcelain, and jewelry(both fine and costume). In the pursuit of completing my own collections I often ended up having to buy large lots just to get the 1 or 2 pieces I needed.
As I said above, Replays and Things was originally started in an effort to catalog our own collections and the research that went with them. Since I sometimes had to buy whole estates or very large lots of items to complete my collections I had quite a bit of inventory that didn’t fit into any of those collections. I truly do love what I do, and in some ways would have loved to keep everything, but it’s just not practical. So here we are, a 100% family run business. Since both of my children, William and Ashley, have grown up in the same environment that I did they have very similar interests and collections. They help immensely with the business and will probably continue it long after I am gone. I truly hope that we can help others fill the gaps in their own collections. If you ever have any questions we are always here to help if we can, just Contact Us and we will get back to you shortly.
If you would like to read what our customers have to say about us and our products:
You can visit our Reviews/Feedback page here(this page is a combination of all our feedback from all venues): Reviews
You can visit our Etsy feedback/reviews page here: Etsy Feedback
You can visit our eBay feedback/reviews page here: eBay Feedback
And finally, even though the link is at the top and bottom of every page, I wanted it to be prominent here too, here is the link to our page of: Terms and Conditions
My daughter Ashley and I on our way home from a football game Nov. 2014