Selling an item on hobbyDB

Clean up your collection while helping others build theirs!

Looking to earn a some money while getting rid of those items that are no longer near and dear? Selling your collectibles on hobbyDB has never been easier.

Five easy steps to selling your collectibles:

Step 1: Browse our online database to find an item like the one you have to sell. If there isn’t one, you can add it to the catalog.

Step 2: Once you find or have created the database entry, you can then sell your collectible by clicking the “sell” button.

Step 3: You will be redirected to a page that will ask you to add information regarding the condition, packaging, etc. You can also add a photo of your item.

Step 4: Once you’ve added a photo, you will be able to set your price and your shipping information. You can set different shipping rates for different parts of the world. Remember to only include the zones that you are willing to ship to.

Step 5: Once you have all the correct information, click on the “list for sale” button, and voila! Your item is now listed for sale in the hobbyDB database.

Selling Manager

You can even utilize the selling manager tool from the drop-down menu when you viewed your collection to set your default shipping costs and default shipping zones so you can stay consistent.


hobbyDB only charges fees if an item sells. The hobbyDB fee is 7% of the item cost, plus the customary PayPal fee of roughly 3%. The fee is capped, so you never pay more than $100 plus PayPal fees for any single sale.

Receiving Your Payments

hobbyDB makes payments to sellers on a weekly cycle (currently every Wednesday). Payments are made for sales in the cycle after the buyer has confirmed receipt (or in the next payment cycle after one month from the date of sale has elapsed, if the buyer does not confirm receipt or file a missing item claim). You will receive your payments via PayPal.

Want to open a store?

For a limited time, store owners won’t pay any store subscription fees until 2020! — The regular cost to operate a store on hobbyDB will be $9.99 per month, so you can do the math on how much you’ll save.  

Also, we don’t charge a listing fee, just a small final value fee of 10% with 3% of that going towards PayPal fees.

Interested in opening a store? Send us an email.

If you have any more questions or concerns about shipping, opening up a store, or selling a collectible on hobbyDB – be sure to check out our FAQ page for more answers!