It is a modern marketplace to buy and sell your insects.
For sellers, it is very interesting as the fees are very low versus eBay and InsectNet has 30.000 yearly visitors.
There is 0 listing fee, 0 store fee and only 5% final value fee (versus 12% on eBay).
For buyers, it is a way to find a lot of specimens, to shop among verified sellers and to finance our forums.
Several sellers have asked me to work on this because eBay has many issues :
- very high fees that are increasing year after year,
- fakes and illegal specimens
- listing limitation
Having a marketplace on InsectNet, we can better control the market.
In the seashell market, eBay is much smaller than shellauction. The idea is to do the same with the insect market.
To be frank, it has been a very strong financial investment and I hope it will work.
So I count on you all to help us. If you have some specimens for sale, please list them on the InsectNet Marketplace. If you want to purchase specimens, please have a look to the InsectNet Marketplace.
As I told you, many sellers are very interested in this project. And in this first day of the marketplace, there are already 750 insects for sale !
You can find some world rarity Papilionidae and Delias. Some South American Sphingidae at low price. Some huge Cetoniidae. Some rare Lucanidae and many others... so already a LOT of insects and we are only day 1.
I love the idea! I would like to ask, though, could we get a section on the forum dedicated to trading insects? I am personally not looking to buy/sell but instead trade with people in the future as I collect specimens. I think this is a great idea for the good of the forum though, as it should create a common marketplace between all of the users on here.
I concur with the above remark. I would prefer dabbling with private owners when it comes to buy, sell or trade. Their prices will probably be more down to earth (or negotiable) as material offered by large dealers generally seems high priced and of lesser quality than what I expect for those prices !
Dealers do offer some curious items however, even when the item seems worthy of a second look the pricing still remains enough to blind you. I almost think one is better off going to an insect fair to investigate smaller dealers with nice material who really need the revenue to expand their business or make a name for themselves.