The aim of this website is to become a wealth of interest around the antique tool subject and we intend to create member areas where they can enjoy additional aspects as we develop them. As you can appreciate this rich resource will require additional investment to create and memberships will be the fuel in which it can be created. A small donation helps confirm there is genuine interest and commits people to come back and use the website which will help it progress into what will be a very interesting website dedicated to antique tools.
Antiquetools.co.uk has been at the forefront of the antique tool market for many years and changes are needed to take it forward into the modern world with online practices. We can develop everything that is required to make this website the most intuitive antique tools website in the world. But what it needs most is the very people it is designed to serve to come together to make it complete.
It’s very early days for these changes and the value of the information will increase the further as this website is developed, it’s not a quick build and it may take some time to get it to its full potential where content is concerned. It’s a long journey but with enough effort and hopefully if a few members engage with the tools we are providing to enrich the content this will be much sooner.
There will be different member levels of membership with beneficial aspects depending on each members requirements. But initially the costs will be low to encourage overall interaction, our priority is to attract members who can use this website to advance knowledge and help those who find this subject as fascinating and interesting as we do.
The functions of this website will also mature and a just like any website it takes people a little while to grow accustomed to what can be done and how to use it properly. Memberships give us a real focal point to communicate regularly with those interested in antique & collectable tools.
- Imagine a membership that give you access to a world of information where every aspect can be commented on adding to the topic.
- Imagine being better informed rather than taking a punt, being in tune with what are great opportunities and when to resist inflated prices.
- Imagine opening the eyes of others to what your passion is within the collectable tool market. Why do people find hammers, axes, plumb bobs or certain makers interesting and what is considered the holy grail to find.
- Imagine how a growing educated audience will view the current undervalued antique tool market.
- Imagine being able to make a more informed decision on your buying, what’s more important and how to judge rarity.
- Imagine learning from those who do this for a living or those who have been collecting for many years.
- Many Antique tools collectors are getting older and a new generation has great opportunities.
- The Antique tool market needs a new driving force.
- Ebay has damaged so many antique markets with its race to the bottom with its unreliable selling practices, ‘divide and conquer’ is its underlying approach. It’s aim is to enable to masses which eventually results in cheaper and cheaper prices until each market is next to worthless in real terms. Ceramics is a classic example, rare items now have become unappreciated and collectors have become disillusioned.
- A new market place is needed and new collectors need to be educated to appreciate the importance of this sector.
- Too many antique collectable tools are being put back into service due to low prices, this is the unique aspect of antique tools as prices are held up by users, unlike ceramics for example.
- With prices ranging from low to high online what are the true values? Only a focused, connected market place can really achieve this.
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