We leave tomorrow for our three week trip. We work for a very long week, and then are traveling for two weeks to visit friends and family (Austin/Boston/NYC). We’ll be scavenging and posting podcasts from the road.
We’ll also be keeping our store open in Vacation Mode so our sales will continue. For those of you who don’t believe people will wait for their packages, we document our past experiences here and here. That’s the beauty of selling vintage and one-of-kind items. Buyers are just glad to find what they want at a good price, so they’ll wait three weeks for it to ship. Much different than buyers looking for iPhone cases or other new items that they want tomorrow. Usually our sales are about 75% of a normal week. Only about 1 in 10 people want their money back after we remind them of the wait time. This is another experiment, so we’ll let you know if our vacation method works again.
Though we always have fun traveling, I can’t stop Ryanne from listing during any down time. It’s easy to list from the road because all our photos are on our server, and we use Google docs to record measurements and description of each item. Since our phone can be a WIFI hotspot, she could even list while we’re driving down the highway.
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