Friday, February 26, 2010

Cruising Pezheads 2011

Here is a fun look at past PEZ group cruises.
For more info and to see this in a larger screen
check our web site

PEZ Cruise in 2011-CRUISE WITH FELLOW PEZHEADS TO WESTERN CARIBBEAN aboard the Carnival Freedom - SEPT 4 – SEPT 10, 2010
Hosted by:Richie Belyski, (PCN) and Mary Pez
PRICES FROM $439.00 pp Interior
Prices Include: Upscale accommodations, excellent onboard cuisine, all you can eat buffets, Las Vegas Style entertainment, and Exciting PEZHEAD activities, Special Pez package, and giveaways! Deadline for Early Reservations March 22, 2010! Rates may be slightly higher after March 22, 2010.
Itinerary: Sun Sept 04 Ft Lauderdale, FL Leave 4:00pm
Mon Sept 05 Key West, FL 8:00am-5:00pm
Tues Sept 06 Fun Day at Sea
Wed Sept 07 Grand Cayman 7:00am-4:00pm
Thurs Sept 08 Ocho Rios, Jamaica 7:30am-3:30pm
Fri Sept 09 Fun Day at Sea
Sat Sept 10 Ft Lauderdale, FL 8:00am
More info check our web site:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

NE PEZ Convention

10 NE PEZ Con Charity Auction Pins are posted on ebid and can be found at . The auction ends on Sunday morning Feb 28th. We started the auctions a couple weeks ago to give people a chance to sign up for ebid (its free) and figure out how to place bids. Thank you to those that have come over to the auction site. Just so you know some of the pins have really low bids still. The money from these pins will go to Make A Wish.

NE PEZ Con-The deadline is almost here for early convention packet registration and discounted hotel rooms. After March 1st the con packet prices increase by $10, so please send in now. The convention will be held again in Stamford CT on April 8, 9, 10, 2010 but in a different hotel than last year. This time it will be at the old Sheraton Stamford Hotel which is now called the “Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center” . When booking your hotel room please make sure you book under the PEZ group and call 1-877-604-6072 or 203-359-1300.

The convention is shaping up to be another good year. As far as dealers we have over 25 signed up for the Saturday show. I know of at least 2 people liquidating their collections and we have one company that is coming and will sell a new, exclusive PEZ dispenser during the Saturday show. For more info about the convention check out See you all in April.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My 2 week update about - GREAT SITE!

Here is a quick update about I spoke with one of the founders the other day. They are very excited about PEZheads joining the site-more on that soon. All of the auction listings are now showing up on Google searches. They added sub categories to the PEZ section for us. There has been an increase in PEZ items on the site. It’s been about 2 weeks since I joined and have sold a couple items. I find it easy to use. The speed of the site is great. I closed my eBay store sooner than I said I would. Since my web store is out of service I opened two on-line stores there. In the stores I have PCN subscriptions, NE PEZ Con registration packets, NE PEZ Con Charity pins (please go bid on them-money to go to Make a Wish) and our new PEZ Pinz.
The Cost- FREE! If you want to sell with the free membership you only pay a 3% final listing fee with no listing fees. All auctions can start and stop when you want them to. One day or 101 days, or run until sold. If you sign up for a Lifetime Membership (only$49 this month) you get FIVE free online stores, no listing fees, no final value fees. If you want to add a gallery picture then you pay only 2% final listing fee. Still, no listing fees.
First- I don’t work for them. I didn’t know about them until I started looking for eBay alternatives. I think this site is good for us and our dealers. Low or no cost is good for us all! I’m asking all PEZ collectors and PEZ dealers to sign up. To make this work we need everyone to join and all of the PEZ dealers to open stores and start selling. The auction site will get big with our help.

PCN’s ebid online stores
Convention stuff/Newsletter-

Sunday, February 7, 2010

NE PEZ CON April 2010-Information Update

Hi Everyone,
NE PEZ Con- DEALERS PLEASE READ- The early dealer table reservation deadline for the 12th Annual Northeast PEZ Collectors Gathering is Monday Feb 15th. If you are planning on coming, please let me know. Due to the new “candy vendors” I will have to work on the floor plan soon so we can make everyone fit.
NE PEZ Con/Candy Expo attendees-The deadline for early convention packet (attend/absentee) registration and discounted hotel rooms is March 1st. After March 1st the prices increase by $10, so please send in early. It will be held again in Stamford CT on April 8, 9, 10, 2010 but in a different hotel than last year. This time it will be at the old Sheraton Stamford Hotel which is now called the “Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center” . When booking your hotel room please make sure you book under the PEZ group. Hopefully we will make our room booking quota and we can return to this hotel again in 2011. Everyone was happy with this hotel in the past.
The big change is we are opening up the Saturday show/room hopping to all candy collectibles. More dealers, more candy collectibles! Our Saturday public show has always been busy, so it should be really busy. So please make your plans and reservations early!
For more info about the convention check out
Questions, please email or call

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

eBay not, ebid yes!

Hi Everyone,
I go back a long way with eBay. They came/sponsored one of the early NE PEZ Conventions and I even helped them with the eBay Heart dispenser. There was another on-line auction company, Auction Universe that came to one of our early NE PEZ Conventions. Looking back, maybe we should have given Auction Universe more of a chance to grow and get better. But now we are stuck with eBay, or are we?

Now to get to the main point of my story. If you didn’t already know, eBay is changing their fee structure in March. Without getting into it all, they are raising prices, again! Listing prices are going up and final value fees are going up regardless of what eBay says. In the end when you sell, it will cost more. So, as of Feb 15th I will be closing my eBay store and removing my listings.
As you may know, I sell my rare PEZ Pinz through eBay auctions and also list PEZ Convention Charity Pins on eBay to raise money for convention charities. The good news is I found a new place for auctions which I will be using and I would like to see all PEZ dealers and collectors come over there to sell also. The web site is Quickly, it’s free to join for buyers and sellers. You can upgrade your account to a lifetime seller account, which has some good perks. During the month of February it’s only $49.95 for a lifetime membership. You can open, up to five stores, start listings when you want, end them when you want and run them as long as you want. Let them run until sold. Sellers can take checks, money order, Pay Pal or Google checkout. Oh, I forgot to mention the biggie- no listing fees and its way cheaper than eBay!

To read a review by Auction Bytes-An Independent Trade Publication of Online Merchants click here:

The auction site already has a PEZ classification section under Collectibles and they just added new sub sections for us: Current, Vintage and Other. Right now there isn’t any real vintage PEZ listed yet, some are starting to be listed now. I feel we can make this site big if we get enough people to start using it. I would like to get everyone to check it out. If we get enough sellers/dealers to sign up, then it will be good for all of us.
To test and see how things work I listed some PEZ Pinz samples (auction style) starting at only one cent and I started some at $1!!! I want to get a feel for the site and I want others also to check it out. If you are brave enough to sign up and bid you might get $10 pins for a buck!
Now either I am really brave or really stupid here. Hey, no comments! I also listed the Northeast PEZ Convention Charity Pin auctions on the Ebid site. Hopefully, we get the people that usually bid on our charity pins to bid at the new site. This year Troy’s Family asked that we donate the money to “Make a Wish”. So hopefully we will raise some nice money through the sales of these pins for the charity like we have in the past. It just will not be on eBay. So if you bid on our charity pins please check them out. Bidding ends on Feb 28th. It gives people time to sign up and bid.

To see what a store looks like on ebid, check out my online store and auction items:

If you want to join please use this link so I get credit for the referrals and they know PEZheads are joining! Maybe we can make this place the next big on-line auction place. It’s worth a shot!
Thank you, Richie