And then I quit my full time job.
Faced with a really incredible wardrobe, but a lifestyle that didn't warrant it anymore It was time to make some tough decisions. And thus began my relationship with Ebay. I begrudgingly posted most of my wears that just weren't practical anymore. It worked! Offers came in, clothing went out. But it wasn't long before my need to shop got refocused on yard sales, estate sales and thrift stores. I mean we had to furnish our new old house, and this was a great way to do it with style and save money;) Except our house is just over 600 square feet and one good day of sales will fill her up.
Dear hubby suggested it was perhaps time to move some of the items that we were finding before I needed a hoarders intervention. Hello Etsy! Today about 90% of what I sell now, goes on Etsy.
Lately I have been drawn to heavier, larger items. You know, those items that you look at and think "how in the heck am I going to ship this?" Of course I still get them - act now, think later. This is where Craigslist has been a champion. Oh dear readers, there is a point to all of this, I promise. We are almost there.
Last weekend I came across 2 (incomplete) great plate sets. I knew they would be a PITA to sell, but the price was right so I grabbed them. Since we are being honest, I haven't had a ton of luck selling dinner ware on Etsy, so now I'm not confident on where to sell these. (already asked, and hubby says we don't have room to keep them)
|Royal Ironstone China: Blue Heaven|
|Franciscan Earthenware: Hacienda Green|
Option A- Put the entire set of each up on Craiglist and see if they move
Option B- break up the set and piece them out (individually or pairs) on Ebay
Option C- break up the set and piece them out (individually or pairs) on Etsy
Option A could get these out the door quicker, but I think I would have to price them pretty low to get them to move. our B and C options seem good, but there will be a lot of inventory just hanging around, and dang it if shipping these isn't going to be costly.
Are these patterns interesting enough where people would pay the cost of the item, just to ship it? HELP.