How to sell your Fishing Tackle Collection

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2nd Markets is an Internet merchant who has been buying from the public for over 30 years (back when in the day when it was called MAIL ORDER). You sell to us by either asking us to travel to buy your collection, by bringing the collection to us in Tennessee, or by shipping to us using our Fedex account after getting our preliminary bid. You begin the process of selling by contacting us. But, before you do, we highly recommend that you check up on us. You should check up on any buyer you choose to deal with.

Step 1 - Check up on us.

Before you sell to any Internet buyer, you should learn who they are. Do they have a good reputation and a history of keeping their word? We invite you to check up on us before you decide whether or not to do business with us.

What do our customers say? Read the reviews of hundreds of happy sellers who have sold to us in the past. (If a buyer cannot provide customer reviews - beware!)

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Step 2 - Make your list.

You can put as much work into this as you want, but the more detail you provide, the better informed our offer will be. You can simply say "Got a few reels for sale" (LOL) or "we have large collection of fly reels and bamboo rods from an estate" or you can write "12 different Fly Fishing Reels consisting of a mix of German hand-made reels, New Hampshier fly reels, and various rods" ... or you can provide a detailed, line-by-line listing of all your items. You may not have the energy or the expertise to do much more than give a count. That's OK. But understand, the more you can tell us about what you have the more light we have with which to make an informed, sight-unseen offer.

We are dealers buying for resale, so we do not pay full retail. Our bid will be a fair wholesale offer. If you want full retail for your collection, we recommend you find a local collector.

To make a detailed inventory list, it should have these data points:
1. MAKER (the name of the maker of the reel or rod, or lure)
2. MODEL NUMBER (example: VT904-HB - if you don't know what the model is, skip it, we can figure it out later)
3. COUNT (How many TOTAL items do you have for sale, roughly)
4. CONDITION (heavily used and worn or like new? If it is rare, we will buy it either way)
5. PHOTOGRAPHS (if you like, you can email photographs after we make initial contact by email)

Step 3 - Contact Us

Once you have your list, it is time to send it to us. We offer several ways to do this:

Complete our SECURE online form:

Alternatively, email us direct. Our email is

You can also FAX it to us if you prefer (some of us are old school). Our SECURE FAX number is 423-815-1426.

Step 4 - Whitelist Us

All initial communication is via email. We do not call you on the phone (at least at first). So that our emails are not blocked by your provider, please add LEADS@2NDMARKETS.COM to your email address book or contacts list.

Step 5 - We Reply

We receive hundreds of leads every week, as you might imagine. We try to reply to every single person who contacts us, but sometimes, if we are not interested, or not enough information was provided, or we are swamped, we may not reply. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours of initial contact, please send an email to and ask about the status of your inquiry.