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From: ellymolin
Date: 07-28-2006, 08:46 AM (1 of 5)
Hi all,
Does anyone have some advice on the best sites for handsewn items to sell? I was considering an eBay store, many stores are closing in Aug tho because of a price hike. I checked out the etsy site, someone on here recommended it, looks ok, didn't like the idea of having my credit card charged every mo though. But way less expensive.
I'm not able to go to craft or flea markets, and sewing I do when I'm up to it. (health issues).
Anyway, I know I won't get rich, but a few bucks would be nice, since I'm not working. Plus, I love to sew!
I appreciate any ideas you may have, thanks, Elly
User: ellymolin
Member since: 01-13-2005
Total posts: 37
From: mommacrow
Date: 07-31-2006, 02:18 PM (2 of 5)
I, too, have been considering Etsy. It looks like a place where finer works of arts and crafts are displayed, and where you may get a better price for your work. Not to mention that it seems to be a whole lot less expensive than Ebay.

Also, people who are looking for handmade items won't have to wade through all those sites on Ebay.

I am in the process of trying to take decent photos of some of my work. Gonna jump in as soon as I get that done. Will let you know how it works out. If you get there before me, please let me know how you fair.

Thanks and good luck!
User: mommacrow
Member since: 07-28-2006
Total posts: 2
From: sewingrandma
Date: 08-01-2006, 04:09 PM (3 of 5)
You might want to go to this site and ask about etsy since quite a few of the members appear to be using etsy. www.
User: sewingrandma
Member since: 03-06-2003
Total posts: 432
From: Sew-Enchanting
Date: 08-02-2006, 09:44 PM (4 of 5)
I've heard some good things about, but I just haven't had the time this summer to get anything set up.

I do know that many crafters/seamsters are frustrated with ebay because of the prices. Ebay is kind of like a rummage sale - everyone wants a deal, so it's very difficult to get your time (money) out of things you make.

The main problem I've heard with is that not many non-crafters know about you're selling to other people that make similar products. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but I'd think the market would be much broader if they advertised a little more.

'Course, for a 10 cent listing...there's not much to lose. I'll be trying it out as soon as our remodeling is done. Ugh - can't wait! :)
User: Sew-Enchanting
Member since: 12-28-2005
Total posts: 53
From: AllieM
Date: 08-03-2006, 09:49 AM (5 of 5)
I've also heard very good things about Etsy. I totally agree that most of those that shop on ebay are looking for a deal when it comes to crafts. There just isn't an appreciation for quality hand crafted projects.
User: AllieM
Member since: 05-29-2006
Total posts: 7
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