Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A little help please ...

Hello all.  I have been thinking of setting up a little vintage sale and would like your opinion.  Well, perhaps advice is a better request.  I have some things to sell.  Some lovely things.  Some store bought, some craft things, some homemade things.  They are quite lovely items, but as a hoarder, what could I possibly do with 20 banners?  or 30 posters?  or 10 sets of mittens and 6 snakes?

How should I do it?  Etsy?  Ebay? 

Then the paying thing, Paypal?  A side note here ..... What happened to the "checking" system?  I use to love looking at people's checks.  It really says A LOT about a person.  Honestly, have you thought about that?  I loved going to the bank to pick the checks that best suited me.  I couldn't wait to get to the last book so I could go order my checks!!  I just wrote my last check a few weeks ago.  No rush to the bank, makes me a bit sad.

And then there is the whole "mailing" of things.  UPS? Fed Ex?  USPS?  The creating of a label.  I personally like going to the post office and seeing the old timers, my Mom and dad's friends.  WAIT!!!  What is wrong with this picture?  I never see anyone my age, or even younger.  Have we truly started losing the USPS?  Snail mail? 

So here is my challenge for you all.  Send me your thoughts, your ideas, your suggestions and for your advice, the one with the best suggestions gets a package in the mail.  And everyone is a winner, everyone will get a snail mail something.  Friday I will do the reveal of the best suggestions for me and we will go from there! 

Sounds like fun huh??? 


  1. I think you should make tea and cupcakes and invite us all over to peruse the items you are ready to destash! I am most likely to buy things if I can use paypal-so definitely consider that. And you may get a larger audience if you use Etsy. Etsy has more appeal than shopping ebay for decorative items, and you could probably do a 'destashing' party using Mr. Linky such that others would help get the word out on your Etsy sales. Good luck! I'll be checking back to see what you have to offer! LOL!

  2. I like the blog sale idea!

  3. Allie, I like the blog sale idea. Just set up a separate blog...like a tag sale blog. Put whatever you want to sell on and first one in wins. Paypal is the best. I have had credit card processing before and it is way more expensive.

    If you want to do the postage scale at home I can send you a link to the one I use. It works great and the fee seems really reasonable. It lets you figure out how much postage will be so you can charge appropriately by weight.

    If you get the tag sale blog going I'll send my readers over if that'll help!