Testimonials

"In early 2010, I wanted to sell some of the toys, particularly Sizzler cars that I had acquired when I worked for Mattel Toy. I found John's name and number from his website and contacted him directly. I had no interest in listing my items on eBay at that time. He was receptive to my verbal account and I then sent him pictures. Within a few days he called me and made a great offer. We made arrangements for payment and shipping that was acceptable to both of us and the entire transaction was completed within the week. I gave him my son's email address and he too has had satisfactory dealings with John. I have kept contact with John since our transaction and he has given me some advice on other toys. I consider this a very satisfactory transaction and highly recommend him to other sellers of their toys."
--Otto P., Senior Manufacturing Engineer, retired - Mattel Toy 1969-1976
"Ten years ago I contacted John to appraise my Redline Hot Wheels collection. He contacted me, came to see the cars and was very professional and fair, but I was not ready to sell. Ten years later, 2017, I was ready. John again came to see the cars and gave me a very fair price. I actually kept a couple of the cars from my childhood and sold the rest to John. I would highly recommend talking to him before you sell to anyone else. He knows and loves Hot Wheels just as we did as kids!"
-- John M. Columbus, OH
"Thank You John for a Wonderfully Smooth transaction! Completely Professional and Courteous! I Highly Recommend ToyBuyer for All of Your toy selling needs! Thank You Again!!"
-- Barry G. Elizabeth, WV
"I had a very good experience selling our Hotwheels to John. He was very fair in price, answered questions & emails promptly. I would highly recommend his services. Thank You again John. Sincerely,"
-- Valerie Castaldi, Oakley, California
"John at ToyBuyer.com was so much easier than hassling with eBay or other auction sites. If you're thinking about selling your collectible toys email John. I get the feeling without meeting him that John is a gentle giant. He communicated well every step of the way. Next time I sift through any more of my treasures I'll think of John to offer up a fair price and a relaxed sale process."
-- Bill Pratt, Eastern Nebraska
"Hello everyone, I am Christal. I had some old Hot Wheels that I was looking to get rid of. I didn't know very much about them or the worth for that matter, I had tried everything from selling them on Facebook to Ebay, I was getting offers here and there but nobody that I felt I could trust or even would care for them the way that they should be. I was browsing the internet one day and happened to come across John's website toybuyer.com and just by looking through everything and reading about who he was and what he was about, I had a gut feeling to contact him about my collection. I immediately had got a response from him and we went back and forth. I sent pictures of everything and we had made a deal. John helped me through my whole process it was my first time ever selling one of my old collections and it was my first time ever using PayPal, and he was even able to help me with that also! He was so polite and able to answer all of my questions I had. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and everyone that is trying to sell their items and want to work with someone that is fair on his prices, honest, caring, and has GREAT communication. I Look forward to working with John again in the future. I hope that my experience will inspire other first timers to do business with John. Thank you John for all that you have done it was an absolute pleasure to have met and done business with you!!!!"
-- Christal, NJ
"In 2009, after years and years of storage, I finally opened a box of Hot Wheels cars I received from my dad who was a service station dealer in the 60s. Shell dealers were giving away a car with every five gallons bought (can you imagine that today?). My dad had several cases left over after the promotion, and I'm sure some were taken inappropriately by sticky fingered employees. I was able to hold onto this case for decades...even though I had sons who would have loved to open it and play with the cars. I'm glad I didn't let them do that. When I opened the box, I really didn't know what I had, but I could tell that some of the sealed packages were beginning to wear out a bit. I went online to check out my treasure and after a short search found John. Once we connected, I learned that many of the cars were potentially worth quite a bit and others not so much. With his direction, I was able to compare his comments with others I found online. John's estimate was spot on and since I really wanted to sell them, we came to an agreement quickly. I think the price I got was fair and appropriate for the whole case considering the condition some were in. John was great to work with. We met in a convenient place and he confirmed the condition and pricing. Right then and there the transaction was completed in cash. No fuss, no muss. I couldn't recommend him more highly. If I find another case in my attic, you can bet that I'll give John another call. "
-- Robert T., Business author and consultant, San Francisco, CA
"Hello, my name is Branden. I was born in the mid 60's. I loved toys from an early age, but when other kids were playing with their toys, I was collecting mine. I kept most of my toys in good condition and most of them I kept in their boxes. But I always played with the ones that were my favorite. Now here I am 50 years old and I still have most of my toys. I sold some of them around 1995 and got completely ripped off. Now its 2016 and I was browsing the web and came across this web site. I put in my info and what I was interested in selling and promptly received an email from a man named John. I cannot say enough good things about John. He was the most honest and kind man that I have met in a long time. We got to talking and I found out that he was interested in my collectibles. So I packaged them up and sent them. He paid me very promptly and kept in contact about everything. I am also going through some serious health issues and John was so patient and kind to me. I had also sent him some toys that I knew nothing about, he researched and sold them for a really good price. All I have to say is, that if you're on the fence about who to sell your collectibles to, I HIGHLY recommend going with John. His honesty is something you don't find in this day and age. Thank you for taking your time to read this and I hope my experience helps."
-- Branden, CA
"I was starting to sell some of my toy collection. I was on the Internet and ran across John’s web site and that is where this all started. I contacted John in regards to selling my collection to him. We made several communications back and forth and John won my trust which is not easy to do. This was my first time in making such a deal over the Internet. I told john what I had and the condition, then sent pictures. From there we made arrangements to purchase. John purchased 64 hot wheels which were my prized collection. I think he gave a very fair price I think John enjoyed doing this as much as I did. I would recommend to anyone buying or selling your toys, to give John a chance. Thanks."
--John B., Eastern Nebraska
"I received a call from John regarding a friend’s Hotwheels collection after I found his page online and emailed him about it. John responded within a day. He made me an offer for her cars and the transaction was completed within a few days-very impressive. Anyone who talks or deals with John will be very happy with the experience and knowledge he has. Thank you again John. I wish you and your family well and your website all the best luck. You handle things as I would like all business people to do. You’re the best. Sincerely,"
-- David Zinn, Chicago, IL
"I contacted John after trying a few others on the internet with no luck. John was much different than the others. I sent him some photos of my redline Hotwheels and we came to a price for the cars. John sent his payment as promised and the whole transaction went as professional as could be. John also helped me find a buyer for my Matchbox cars which was to me going beyond what I expected. I would recommend him in a second to anyone looking to sell their collection."
-- Ken Benson, Prescott AZ
"John, The transaction went well. Thanks for your offer. From start to finish it seemed very simple. Thanks for making the sale so easy. I included some extra track and curves, which I had intended to include anyway and I think there was an extra Rumbler that wasn't listed, also. Again, thanks for making the transaction easy. I'll pass your name along if I hear of anyone wanting to sell their collection. It was very good doing business with you."
-- Bill M. from Montello, WI
"I sold my Redline Hot Wheels collection to John. After he viewed the digital photos, we established a fair price for the entire lot. The transaction went smoothly and quickly."
-- Frank Putz, Southern CA
"This was my first time selling collectible toys and I was very pleased with my selling experience with John. It was very fast, easy and professional. I sent him an email and some pictures and he gave me a great offer. I would definitely recommend John's Toy Chest to anyone."
-- Will Baldwin from Texas
"I can without hesitation recommend selling your toy collection to John. He was professional and timely in his replies and follow-ups. He paid a fair price for our Redline Hot Wheels collection, and exhibited the utmost integrity. I highly recommend doing business with John! Sincerely, "
-- Jeanne F., Portola, CA
"I wanted to send you a quick note to let know that I really appreciate the professional way that you treated me during our transaction. Your clear and concise instructions on how to ship my prized cars really helped me feel that I was dealing with a pro. Please feel free to use me as a reference to any future customers you may have. Thanks Again. "
-- I. Eberhart, Alton, Illinois
"I let John know that I had cars to sell, sent him some pictures and got a very good price. Also he seemed to really like the cars and collecting, not just in it for the money. Thanks and I would recommend him to anyone ready to sell their child hood toys. "
-- Leonard N., Midland, MI
"My experience with John was very professional! Once I contacted him, we discussed how we would do business. He introduced himself and was very kind. He talked to me, and I felt very comfortable doing business with him. He explained everything to me so I could understand what to do. He also gave truthful pricing of the items I was selling him (this was my first time ever doing business like this). This experience has left me very impressed and happy that I chose John to do business with. I wouldn't chose anyone else than John because I can trust what he tells me and how much something really is! I recommend John to anyone who wants to sell Hot Wheels. Thanks John for all your help and patience."
-- Karen M. from Texas
"My husband and I had a very good experience with John. We had some old Hot Wheels that were my father-in-laws. We never sell anything on eBay. I just typed in Hot wheels buyer and his website came up. He was so helpful and knowledgeable. We had no idea what to charge. He had us send pictures and over the phone he made us a very, what we thought was an excellent offer. The whole deal was so smooth and professional. We have other things we need to sell and he has offered to help us with that too. We will recommend him to anyone who needs to sell some Hot Wheels. We can't say enough good things about him and the whole transaction. You hear about people getting taken and all the fraud out there. He made it safe and very easy."
-- Joyce Alameda, Fremont, CA
"I sold John my collection of redline hot wheel cars my dad purchased for me when I was 12 years old. He told me to always keep them in a nice safe place...in other words never play with these cars...play with the others, because these just might be worth something one day. Well I'm 41 now, and the day came to find a buyer. I talked with John on the phone and he made me a great offer! Little did I know the cars would be worth what he was willing to pay. I really enjoyed dealing with John, he made everything very simple, and the whole process went great! Thanks again!! "
-- Brent Mcbride, Ripley, MS
"I had a great experience working with John at Johns Toy Chest. John was very knowledgeable, easy to work with and paid a very fair price for my items. If your have toys to sell give John a try! You won't be disappointed! "
-- Gretchen C., Montoursville, PA
“Like to thank John [& wife]. I had to sell old Hot wheels and called John. I sent photos of cars and had some what of a price in my head. John was nice to call back and said some cars are more [really nice to know that good people are still around]. So we did our dealing and things are good. If i find more things he likes i will call him again. Thank you and have a nice day.”
-- Ann LaPorte, MI