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09/17/2018 at 1:04 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 377: Talking Numbers with TSatt (Troy) #48818
Sales have been decent on etsy and ebay, I just wanted to remind people to check the Halloween costume rack in the thrifts, I found a WW2 Marine’s tunic for $6.99 that I sold for $225 and a 30’s velvet dress found for $10 that went for $65, this is really the only time of year I take a good look at clothing since, in general, I find it boring and too prone to returns.
In the case of the program I would send it, I just sold a brooch I realize that I underpriced by at least $20, but out it went, and I will be more careful next time.08/15/2018 at 1:25 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 373: Should Running A Business Be Complicated? #47519
I don’t do weekly numbers anymore but I will say that my etsy revenue is up 20% comparing the same time last year. For the last couple of weeks, combining ebay and etsy, receipts are around the $650 mark, for summer I am fine with that and I am under no pressure to make more since I do not pay the bills in this house, so any money I make is pocket money. Sadly the local auction house where I got great stuff closed but I recently found a thrift store that has old fashioned pricing, for example I got a Victorian box for $2.08/15/2018 at 1:04 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 373: Should Running A Business Be Complicated? #47518
So Jay you and Ryanne have a “practice” infant now (nephew correct?) what do you think? LOL
Love Nick Drake good on you for picking it up Paul.
I had a good July, around $2000 divided almost equally between Etsy and Ebay–helped on ebay by that $450 print sale, but I also have had a couple of other sales at around the $100 mark. Definitely a better summer this year I think because, in part, the world economy is better–I sell quite a bit to the UK followed by Australia and then other places in Europe. It is interesting that my fellow Etsy seller who is in Britain sells mostly to the USA when I see an eager buying community in his neck of the woods, then again, I sell quite a bit of jewelry which is light weight and easy to ship.
yes Etsy but that print sold on ebay, I still sell on both platforms
Long time since I posted but this summer has been OK as far as sales go, I still like thrift stores, I found a print for $9 a couple of weeks ago and took a $450 offer on it, this was a Goodwill btw, so stuff is still out there to be discovered.
I got one of those and one of the items mentioned had already sold the other day, LOL–a $12.50 item! I did lower an additional expensive item by about 20%. It would be nice if it sold.
I don’t even sell that much on ebay anymore, I believe that there a grace period till may to opt out of a store with no penalty?
expand to Etsy Paul–it has a younger buyer that I think would really dig your stuff–it is extra work of course but better not to have all your eggs in one basket.
Legal cannabis (this year?) and legal kratom–damn I live about 3 hours south of Vancouver, if I weren’t so old and settled in my ways I might move there (however it must be said that Canada has pretty strict immigration laws does it not?)
I like it–in etsyworld at least it would be cool, a little beeswax and you can bring up the rich color of the wood. I would have bought it.02/05/2018 at 11:57 am in reply to: Looks like Ebay is partnering up with another Payment Processor #32146
I will say my final thing about this–Etsy has a similar scheme going as ebay proposes, I was able to keep standalone paypal, but in general, most customers use integrated payments, I don’t have an issue with Etsy holding payment until the default transfer or when I decide to ask for a transfer which you can do 24 hours ahead. It is no big deal to me, but I honestly think that some ebay sellers will be a little angry about it–people literally left etsy after this change so we will see. MY major platform has been Etsy for at least the last year, so I am used to this. I also think that most of the sellers that flock to this forum are more organized and involved in making the ebay business work even if it is a side gig, not so for all people who sell on ebay.02/04/2018 at 7:32 pm in reply to: Looks like Ebay is partnering up with another Payment Processor #32113
Of course you will still be able to use paypal to buy stuff with, on etsy it is a choice alongside other card payments, the difference for sellers will be that the money paid via paypal goes to the processor and not straight into the seller’s account–Jay aren’t you being a bit hard on new sellers who might indeed need the money paid into paypal faster than a week of a couple of days? and like I said, I like the option of taking out a paypal business loan when I need one, this action by ebay will put the kibosh on that I believe. On Etsy more people choose to use their bankcards than use paypal.