Q: How do I register for your site?
A: To register a FREE account on the BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com website you must have a valid email and mailing address.
Step #1: Click on the “Register a New Account” button at the top right corner of any of the web pages.
Step #2: Fill out the entire form and indicate whether you’d like to consign items to the Buy Movie Posters, Inc. website, then click “Register Now.”
Step #3: A registration confirmation email will be sent immediately to your account.
Step #4: Upon receiving the email click on the link provided in the URL or cut and paste it into your browser.
Step #5: Your user account will now be activated.
Step #6: Login to the website.
If you do not receive a registration confirmation email within 24hrs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you registered with, and we will manually activate your account. If you do not confirm your account within one month, you will have to register again.
Q: What are the consignment fees on the BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com website?
A: Uploading, listing and removing an item(s) is always 100% FREE, and you can keep items listed for as long as you'd like. When an item sells on our website, you get exactly 90% of the sale price (seller’s commission) of any consigned item(s) regardless if the item is uploaded through the user remote listing or full-service consignment option. At Buy Movie Posters, Inc. we offer the lowest consignment rate in the industry at 10% with no hidden costs. We are also one of the few companies that do not require exclusivity which means you can also list your items on eBay or other websites.
Q: How do I list consignments on BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com?
A: To begin listing consignments on BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com you must have first registered a FREE account (see above).
Step #1: Login to your account
Step #2: Under the Related Pages tab, click on the word "Consignments."
Step #3: Click on the box “Add New Consignment.”
Step #4: Fill out the “User Add New Consignment” form and press Submit
Step #5: Your item will immediately go live on our website pending our approval.
All consignments are subject to approval. We may in our sole discretion require a consignor’s proof of ownership and the original bill of sale.
Q: How do I evaluate Offers made on my uploaded consignments?
A: When an Offer is made on one of your items you will receive an email from Buy Movie Posters Inc. notifying you that an Offer has been placed on your item.
Evaluate an Offer Tutorial:
Step #1: Click on the link inside the Buy Movie Posters Inc. email you received.
Step #2: Log in to your account.
Step #3: Choose whether you’d like to: Accept the Offer. Decline the Offer, or manually enter a Counteroffer. The interested buyer will receive immediate notification of your decision.
Q: I can’t log in, my email and password are not being recognized?
A: To log in, you must be registered for the site and have confirmed your email and mailing address. The login is case sensitive, make sure to check the capitalization of your email address and password.
Password Reset Tutorial:
Step #1: Click "Login to My Account" at the top of the homepage and choose "Reset My Password" under the Related Pages tab.
Step #2: Enter in the email address you registered for the site
Step #3: We will issue you a temporary password. Use the temporary password and log in to the site.
Step #4: You can change your temporary password by clicking on the words “Change Password” under the Related Pages tab.
Q: I am not receiving monthly emails from the site is there something I can do?
A: To sign up for our monthly newsletter click on the link at the bottom of our homepage. Make sure you have added email@example.com to your address book. If problems continue to persist contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are still not receiving site emails.
Q: I accidentally made an offer on an item is there a way for me to cancel it?
A: Offers can only be canceled within 24 hours of being placed. You must log in to your registered account and have a current pending offer.
Bid Cancellation Tutorial:
Step #1: Under the Related Pages tab choose “Offers.”
Step #2: Click on the button “Cancel” beside the offer you have placed
By placing an offer, you are entering into a legally binding contract to purchase the item. Abusing our “Buy It Now” and “Offer” format will result in one’s account being permanently suspended.
Q: How do I pay for the item(s) that I've purchased?
A: Upon purchasing item(s) on the BuyMoviePostersInc.com website your item(s) will be held on reserve until payment is remitted for seven days.
Step #1: Login to your user account
Step #2: Under “Offers” verify that the correct item(s) are “On Reserve” for you.
Step #3: Click on “Request Invoice.”
Step #4: You will receive an email notification that your order has been created and that we
will get back to you with the final invoice including exact shipping costs and insurance based on your location.
Step #5: Once the shipping and insurance costs have been determined you will receive an email containing the final invoice and be prompted to remit payment through our secure checkout system using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can easily set one up by visiting PayPal.com. During checkout, you will also have the option of manually submitting payment through Money Order, Personal or Cashier’s Check from a United States bank or you can select to call us with your credit card information over the phone. To charge by credit card over the phone, we must have your written authorization stating that we may charge your card. You must include your card billing address and the company that issued your card. You can send written permission to us by email: email@example.com. This is a one-time setup procedure. Once we have this information on file, you can make payments over the phone using a credit card as often as you’d like. All payments made by Credit Card and Paypal in the United States are subject to a convenience charge of 3%. Outside the United States, a 4% convenience charge will be added to all orders. Please make money orders and checks payable to “Andrew Rawls” and mail to: BMP Inc., PO BOX 1134, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Upon receipt of payment, we will ship your items out promptly within 3 to 4 business days.
Q: What methods of payment are accepted?
A: All major credit cards through PayPal, money orders, and personal or cashier's checks are accepted forms of payment. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can call us with your credit card information over the phone (310-870-3255). To charge by credit card over the phone, we must have your written authorization stating that we may charge your card. You must include your card billing address and the company that issued your card. You can send written permission to us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a one-time setup procedure. Once we have this information on file, you can make payments over the phone using a credit card as often as you’d like. All payments made by Credit Card and Paypal in the United States are subject to a convenience charge of 3%. Outside the United States, a 4% convenience charge will be added to all orders. Please make money orders and checks payable to “Andrew Rawls” and mail to: BMP Inc., PO BOX 1134, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Upon receipt of payment, we will ship your items out promptly within 3 to 4 business days.
Buy Movie Posters Inc. does not accept credit cards on orders over $10,000.
Q: I need to know more about the item before making a purchase. Can you send me a detailed condition report?
A: Sure, we will be happy to send you a larger image of the item and a more detailed description so that you can make an informed buying decision. Please note that all grades assigned to posters are pre-restoration. If you need more information about an item email us: email@example.com.
Q: What are those clear looking objects on the corners of each image?
A: When photographing posters we use magnets to hold the posters to our magnetic board securely. They are 100% safe and removed after the poster has been photographed.
Q: What is the lowest price you will accept for an item?
A: All offers must be placed through the BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com website. We will not entertain offers or negotiate the price of any item(s) unless a user account has been created and the offer(s) have been placed through the BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com website. We will not be caught in the middle or act as a broker where the sale of an item is contingent on another non-binding, outside third party. No exceptions.
Q: Can you send me an unwatermarked image of the item?
A: We are happy to send a large unwatermarked photo of the item, but only after the item in question has been paid for in full. This policy has been put in place to ensure the utmost integrity in the offer/bidding process. We will not be caught in the middle or act as a broker where the sale of an item is contingent on another non-binding, outside third party. Sorry, no exceptions.
Q: Are reasonable offers always accepted?
A: Depending on the rarity, demand and value offers may or may not be accepted. If your offer is declined, please write to us and inquire about the item you are interested in.
Q: Can I pay for an item on layaway?
A: Depending on the item, time payments may be available on purchases over $1000.00. Time payment plans are subject to the following rules: A non-refundable down payment of 33% in the form of check or money order must be received by mail within seven business days, and the rest of the payments can be spread over ninety days. All payments must be made through personal check or money order only. Also please note, items purchased using time payments are not eligible for return. To reiterate, under no circumstances are returns allowed on items paid for using time payments.
Q: Can I trade my movie poster for one on your website?
A: Maybe, especially if it’s something we’re interested in for our collection. Contact us for details.
Q: When will I receive my order?
A: All orders are professionally packaged and ship from our warehouse within 3 to 4 business days after cleared payment. Please note, we cannot ship to P.O. boxes; we must have a street address. We ship orders within the United States through FedEx ground fully insured. We have found that FedEx is much more reliable than the US Postal Service (USPS). International orders will be shipped either through FedEx or USPS. The buyer is responsible for shipping and insurance charges. Rush delivery is available at the buyer's expense. Please inquire. If the item has been consigned to Buy Movie Posters Inc., it may incur slightly longer shipping and handling time.
Q: I live outside the United States; will you understate the value on the customs form?
A: No. No exceptions.
Q: Can I return my item if I’m not happy?
A: Yes, we accept returns within seven days after receipt for a complete refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs). Please note, items purchased using time payments are not eligible for return under any circumstances.
Q: I am interested in selling my collection. How much is it worth?
A: If you have any movie posters, lobby cards, stills, autographs or other movie related items you wish to sell, please contact Andrew Rawls by phone or email. Please note that if you have a large collection (i.e., greater than 4 or 5 pieces) or need an appraisal for part of an estate purchase, we do charge a fee for that service and bill by the hour. Please enquire.
Q: Will you buy my collection of posters and memorabilia?
A: Possibly, please contact us for details.
Q: What are the benefits of consigning your items through Buy Movie Posters, Inc.?
- Uploading, listing and removing consignment items are always 100% FREE regardless if you use the user remote listing or full-service consignment option and you can keep items listed for as long as you'd like.
- When your items sell through our website, we offer the lowest consignment rate in the industry at 10%. You get exactly 90% of the sale price (seller’s commission) of any consigned item(s) with no hidden costs. For example, if one of your items sells for $500 you will receive a cashier’s check from us for exactly $450 regardless of the payment method used by the buyer. There are no hidden fees, and you always make 90% of the total sale.
- Using the user remote listing feature as the consignor, YOU are in total control of the sale. After registering on our website (see "Register a New Account” at the top of the page), you will be able to upload and name the sales price on all of your item(s) and accept and field all offers made on any one of them by e-mail notification. Unlike other auction formats, there is no .99¢ “auction roulette” where you are gambling on the final sales price of your item(s). There are also NO starting or ending dates. You upload the items you want to sell and name the final sales price on all your item(s), and they sit on our website until they sell at a price you are comfortable and happy with. We do not require “exclusivity,” and you are allowed to list your item(s) on other websites or ask us to remove them at any time for free! No more expensive fees or submitting to the fascist regimes of eBay and playing by their rules. What a breath of fresh air!
- We also offer a full-service consignment option. For the same industry low 10% commission Buy Movie Posters, Inc. will inventory, photograph, scan and upload your movie posters, lobby cards, stills, and autographs onto the BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com website where they will be listed in the new arrivals section to be purchased by others. You get all of this for an industry low 10% commission!
- Unlike some of the other major auction sites, on BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.com you never run the risk of being a victim of shill bidding, max bid run-ups or outbid by in-house auction employees or their owners. There is NO proxy bidding and all items sold through Buy Movie Posters, Inc. sit on our website at fixed prices until our consignors or we are comfortable at the selling price of the item. Selling items this way not only ensures the utmost integrity but also takes all of the “guessing” out of what an item should sell for. The buyer and seller should be equally happy about their purchase or sale.
- For over the last 12 years Buy Movie Posters, Inc. has sold and catered to high-end poster collectors and dealers all around the world. We have many contacts in the industry and an extensive list of clientele. Not only will your item(s) be heavily promoted by us, but we regularly make phones calls to potential clients on your behalf. Buy Movie Posters, Inc. also places a heavy emphasis on advertising through Google AdWords strategically creating tags and targeting words that will MAXIMIZE our website’s visibility; that way the items listed are sure to be seen by collectors and dealers alike all around the world!
- Unlike 99% of all the other dealers and auction websites, this is NOT a full-time job or business for us. If we enjoy an item that we find or already own, we keep it for our private collection. We are not in this business "to make ends meet" or generate a primary source of income. We are collectors and love helping others sell their movie related items; therefore we will always have your best interest at heart.
Q: How does the Buy Movie Posters, Inc. full-service consignment process work?
A: Contact about quality items you wish to consign to the BUYMOVIEPOSTERSINC.COM website. We will ask you to email us pictures or scans and prices you are asking for all of the items you've agreed to consign. We will describe, inventory and upload all of your consigned items free of charge. All items listed will be under your account, and we will personally notify you through email of immediate sale or offers made on any one of your items. As the consignor, you make exactly 90% of the total sales price regardless of what payment method is used by the buyer. We do all of the work while you relax and watch your items sell on our website. You get all of this for only 10% (you receive exactly 90% of the sales price). If you have any item(s) you wish to consign, please call Buy Movie Posters, Inc. Owner Andrew Rawls by phone or email. We are here to help you maximize return on your items and want you to be pleased with the prices they’ve realized. Call us; we are here to help.
Q: As a consignor, I’ve accepted an offer made on my item, or it has instantly sold through “Buy it Now.” What’s the next step?
A: Upon your item(s) being bought instantly through the “Buy it Now” feature or as the consignor accepting an “Offer” made by a buyer on any one of your item(s), you must ship your item(s) to Buy Movie Posters, Inc. within seven (7) days. Make certain the item(s), if flat, are wrapped securely between several firm layers of flat cardboard with plenty of extra newspaper or bubble wrap (filler). For additional security put all of the contents into an oversized box with lots of filler where they will not move or risk being damaged during shipment. If the posters you are shipping to us are rolled, go to a home improvement store and ask for PVC pipe. Tell them you need the PVC pipe cut 3 to 4 inches greater than the width of the poster you are sending to us, and they will cut it for you free of charge (for correct width see “Movie Poster Sizes” under “About Us” tab). For example, if you are shipping us an American One Sheet poster, you will need a PVC pipe measuring approximately 30 inches long. While at the store you can either buy the correct size PVC pipe endcaps or cut out a piece of cardboard and attach it to one open end of the PVC pipe using lots of tape. Make sure the end of the PVC pipe is exceptionally secure and closed off to prevent the poster from sliding out. Next, take filler and push it through the open end of the tube. Carefully put rubber bands around the poster making sure they are not overly loose or too tight and push the poster down into the PVC pipe making sure there is filler in-between one of the closed ends of the PVC pipe and the poster. Once the poster is pushed into the tube, put more filler on top of the poster and seal the pipe off using purchased or cardboard endcaps and lots of tape. Double check to make sure the ends of the PVC pipe are COMPLETELY sealed off. Upon receiving the item(s) from you, we will immediately notify you via email of their arrival.
Q: I have sent Buy Movie Posters, Inc. my consigned items that have sold, when will I get paid?
A: Consigned items are shipped from Buy Movie Posters, Inc. to the buyer after payment in full has been remitted by the buyer. A minimum of 14 days must pass after the buyer receives their purchase before Buy Movie Posters, Inc. can issue payment to the consignor. Buy Movie Posters Inc. will pay the consignor the sum of the final sales price realized of all items sold, less a 10% commission retained from the proceeds of the sale. Buy Movie Posters, Inc. will not issue payment to the consignor if the buyer gives notice of intention to rescind the sale, or any other legitimate claim relating to the item, within the return period as noted under the “Terms and Conditions” section of the Buy Movie Posters, Inc. website. All payments issued to consignors will be made through cashier’s check and drawn in U.S. funds.
Q: How can I tell if my posters are authentic?
A: Authentic posters are true to size and were usually rubber stamped on the verso with the title of the film or specific phrases such as “Property Of.” Not always, but most of the time. If you have questions about the authenticity of your posters contact us for more details.