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Hugglets Marketplace - FAQ
What sort of things should I include in my description when placing an advert?
• Materials description Fabric, eyes, stuffing (if known) etc.
What advice can you give me for photos?
• A head shot is usually best for the main picture.
My pictures are too large to upload, what should I do?
Our site currently accepts files up to 5mb but they only need to be around 200k which will save you time because they will be much faster to upload and results in the same quality. You can check the size of your image on a PC by right clicking and selecting Properties. On a Mac you can use Get Info.
A second method is to download and use the free picture resizing programme available at http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm suitable for windows machines but not macs.
A third quick method, depending on your computer system, is to right click the image and select the option to send it to a mail recipient. This will then give you the option to reduce the size before attaching it to an email. When the draft email appears, save the attachments back to your desktop and delete the draft. The pictures will now be smaller.
There is also the option to skip this step when it comes to uploading your image/s for an advert. Instead you can open your advert on the My Marketplace page of your My Account and upload the picture/s at a later stage.
How much should I charge for my item?
As the site promoter Hugglets doesn't become involved in setting prices but as a general rule we recommend you do some research on what similar items are selling for.
If your item is in much better condition or comes with additional accessories you might charge a little more, or you might decide it's best to price a little lower for a quicker sale.
Although we don't specify a minimum item value, as a guideline we anticipate that bears listed on our site will generally be valued at £20 or more.
What does the flag represent on Marketplace items?
The flag represents the country where the seller (and usually therefore the item) is located - not necessarily the country where the item was made.
Why do you distinguish between pre-1980 and post 1980?
The reason we chose 1980 is that in our estimation that's when the modern era of making bears for collectors started to take off. Most production until then was focused on the toy market for children.