Buying on DASH

Why buy on DASH?

It is convenient.

All items’ DASH ID unique identifier links them to the world’s most comprehensive model train catalog. This cuts down on errors and ambiguity with listings. Plus, because you can get alerts when new Wanted Items are listed (or reduced in price), you don’t have to keep wasting time searching eBay every week.

It is affordable.

We don’t set the prices for items, of course. Our sellers do their own listings and pricing. However, we DO charge our sellers less than they are charged on other online marketplaces. So, you will often see better prices on DASH. Keep an eye on our fun 24-For-24 too. Every day, we apply a 24% discount to a random selection of items for 24 hours.

It is secure.

All money goes through PayPal over secure communications. We have a buyer and seller feedback system to help enforce “good behavior” and maintain a high level of trust. Finally, communications between buyers and sellers are anonymous through our internal messaging system.

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How buy on DASH?

Find What You Want.

You can search for sure, just like on other sites. But on DASH, you can also browse by the gauge, type of item, or manufacturer, making it much easier to find what you are looking for. Everyone has experienced the tedium of paging through hundreds of listings, hoping to see the specific locomotive you are looking for. (And maybe the seller that has the item listed the item as an "engine" instead or some other name.) Finally, if you have marked your Wanted items, DASH will tell you when one is listed for sale or reduced in price.


It’s free and take about a minute or two.

Add to Cart. Checkout.

DASH calculates the shipping, including your savings with combined orders, and will invoice you. Checkout with PayPal. Our sellers will communicate the status of your order in your Account screen. You will see your new item show up in your My Collection tab, helping you keep your collection organized.

Why sell on DASH?

The best model train buyers.

DASH is for model train lovers. They know what they are looking for, and they have passion for trains.

Collecting is easier and more efficient for DASH users, especially if they buy in the DASH Marketplace. Their collection is automatically updated. Their wanted list is updated. The figure syncs to their mobile phone. They inherit the photos, cost and date acquired.

It is easier to list.

Based on the most complete model train catalog, sellers can accurately list items for sale. This system saves time in research and often the major hassle of taking photos of the items for sale. DASH’s iPhone and Android app really simplifies the photo process too.

DASH has automated inventory loading tools, but sellers have told us even our manual process is 3-4X faster than on eBay.

It is affordable.

Most items listed for sale in online marketplaces don’t sell in their first listing period. Sorry, but that’s what the stats say.

So, on DASH, you don’t pay us until you actually sell your figure. No listing fees.

When you do sell on DASH, you pay 8% of the item sales price. That is considerably less than on some other alternative marketplaces, especially considering listing fees.

How it works

Build Your Collection (Inventory)

List For Sale

Get Paid

Ship Items

Sellers are encouraged to look at the Wanted column in the Catalog.

Be sure to check the Community tab for links to great instructional videos, including one for How to Sell on DASH.