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Thread: Selling on Etsy

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    I have bought several things on Etsy, but have never sold on there. I have sold on Ebay, and it's fine. I still find on Ebay that things are slow there, as with everywhere in retail right now. I hadn't thought about the first of the month issue, as someone mentioned, but that is good to note.

    I had a business for 15 years, my husband is a retired lawyer. Always both self insured,etc. no benefits. I have had to drop my insurance now. We are just simply cutting back in ALL areas. I've cut our grocery bill in half, cancelled things like netflix, anything not necessary. Selling things in our home that we don't need on Ebay. Just living with less and spending less all around. NO FABRIC shopping! ITs' great that I have such a HUGE stash. I could quilt for years and never run out. It was a great investment that I'm now using.

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    Thanks for the info everyone.

    Sandra, I can relate, I thank the Lord I have the stash I have now. I will only have to buy batting and backing. I have also been stocking up on books and tools. things I want to try but haven't had the time. I would like to take a class now and then so selling some items would be great for that.

    not sure how long i will be without a job, our county unemployment is the highest in the state 16.3%, but I sure will keep busy.

    thanks and best of luck.

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    i'd recommend you check out all the advice the Etsy site offers to people selling there. it may give you some fresh ideas for moving your merchandise. (go to the Blog tab and check the menu down the left side of the page.)

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    I have bought on Etsy and really enjoy supporting the artists. There is another site, The Bright Side Project, that gives away items. Most of the links are to things on Etsy, so that may be a good way to advertise. One free could mean a lot of people looking at your items.

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    There's also a place called onlineauctions that I just read soemthing about in the Readers Digest this morning. Haven't checked it out tho'.

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    I've bought on etsy before and really like what I got but I do find it hard to narrow down what you're looking for. I found things through other ppl's recommendations (not quilting related anyway)

    Good luck! :)

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    I have never sold anything on Etsy but I have bought several quilt patterns and other items without any problems. Have you ever thought about listing your items here on the Quilting Board as well as trying Etsy? I'm sure there are a lot of us on this site who would be interested in your items.

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    If you don't have a blog, you should consider starting one -- lots of traffic comes to etsy sellers through their blogs. I'm sorry to hear about your job and I hope things work out smoothly during the difficult transition.

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    I had an Ebay listing back in November and their prices are outrageous to sell. I sold 3 things and Ebay charged me $115.00 for listing. A lot of people are getting out of Ebay because they changed the rules and put the prices up.
    How about Creig's List? I have heard a lot of good things about that site. I have never used it though.
    Good Luck. I took Ebay right off my computer. Won't use them anymore.

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    I have material listed on Etsy but it hasn't sold. I listed alot of batiks that I thought would sell. It seems to me that you need to list something everyday to keep your page in the forefront or else you keep getting pushed back to where no one sees it.

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