Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Millie on ebay

Well, it has been a long time since I have listed something for sale on ebay. Millie's listing ends Aug 16th around 7:30 eastern time. I have started her lower that her regular price with no reserve. Please visit her here.
Ebay has changed a lot in the last few years. I started selling there over 9 years ago. Bill & I used to go to storage unit auctions. We had a little thrift store and I listed some items on ebay. One memorable auction we purchased 2 double garage sized units for $2000. It was a real find. There were antiques, vintage jewelry, furniture, books and boxes + boxes + boxes of toys from the 70's still in their original packaging. It took me 3 years to sell it all on ebay.
I'm afraid those days are gone as ebay favors commercial sellers over the little guy. I still shop there after I have compared local pricing for the item. I have to admit there are items I could not find anywhere else.
There are several Teddy Bear Artists that have a following on ebay and get good prices for their creations. But the one of a kind catagory is populated with things that are obviously not ooak and many of the lesser known artists get lost in the crowd.
Now I will get off my soap box and hope you will visit Millie on ebay.


Bearly Sane said...

Good luck with Millie...hope she does well for you Nancy.

I do agree with you regarding the incorrect and over use of OOAK on ebay...but it just doesn't seem to matter to some buyers. Same as the term Artist being used by people that tweak other people's patterns and call them their own designs. SORE POINT!!

vivian said...

Your millie is adorable! Im not a fan of ebay myself, I dont like looking through all the other stuff to find what I want! not very patient I guess. Also, If I want something, I just want it, I dont want to have to bid on it.. ya know?? but like you said, somethings you are looking for,it seems can only be found on ebay!
good luck with your sweet little dog.. someone will scoop her right up I bet!
happy day!