I have tons of craft materials (new) like ribbons, mini figures, small wood pieces, etc. and craft magazines that I would like to sell. Does anyone know how to go about selling these things? Thank you!
Casey from Plano, TX
Find someone who has a digital camera and who knows how to sell on EBay. Ask them to photo, list and sell your items. Make their fee contingent on the items selling. Some groups of items sell really well.
I am in Plano, Texas too! What a small world. But one way to sell your craft items is on www.craigslist.com
That's a source for all kinds of things from jobs to, real estate to jogging partners.
I'm going to clear bag all of mine, set them out two days early on the curb and allow someone to have them for free. "Freely you have been given, so freely give." "It's better to give than to receive."
You will most definitely get a blessing for doing this, especially now that so many are confined to their homes with elders and/or children during the Winter.
Thanks for your ideas! Grammy Sheila, what is an MSN group and how do I contact them? I would love to sell my things to people who can really use them (many items are hard to find!). Thank you, thank you!
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We inherited my mother's whole stock of craft supplies. We donated them to the local Girl Scouts. They were very grateful and there was a tax deduction, too! Try a local children's program in your area. You would be surprised how valuable those items will be to them. (11/02/2006)
Do you have local crafters guilds, organizations, associations or do you know anyone who teaches: embroidery, crochet, or other craft relevant to the supplies you have? Do they have newsletters where you might place a small advertisement? Ask guild members and teachers to refer people to you?
Cheers, Rose Anne (11/02/2006)
I'm 63 and in the same boat as you are. E-Bay is the answer. I've had a ball selling my stuff. Do a search for similar items and see what they go for, you'll be very surprised. Sewing videos that I would be lucky to get $.50 for at a yard sale sold for between $5.00 and $10.00, plus S&H. It's very addictive and so much fun. (11/02/2006)
You can also have someone help you list all of what you want to sell on a 'cheapcycle'. It's like 'freecycle' in your area but you can put a dollar amount on it. I have bought/traded ect. on these lists. But please do be careful and maybe meet the person somewhere instead of at your home. (11/02/2006)
Thanks ladies for all your great ideas. Keep coming with more ideas if you can. Judy (11/02/2006)
How about a post on Craigs List, or an ad in a Pennysaver -type publication. Some of these little magazines let you post a low-cost item for sale in a free ad. (11/02/2006)
I am a member of an MSN crafting group. We have over 1000 members and surely someone on there would love to buy some of what you have to sell!
When you complete the request to join form, just tell them GrammySheila sent you!