Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and vintage beats crafts.
So, I mentioned I was attempting my third market this past Saturday. A tell tale market for my attempts to sell items, since the two previous markets I've done were unsuccessful. This market was going to determine if I should continue, or get it out of my system. Hmmm? I don't know if this will get certain things out of my system, like vintage sheet sewing, but I will say it will keep my desire to thrift garage, and estate sales and of course thrift stores.
So, regarding vintage "beats" crafts, my setup lack(ed)(s) the showing of my crafted items, purses & aprons. Meaning my purses were off to the side in a non-trafficked section, but pretty much the only place I could display them. However, my vintage items were a BIG hit. Yay! At one time I had people waiting to see if items were going to be bought when they were in the hands of others. I even had someone ask me if I price what I sell, since my prices were SO inexpensive. Silly question.
|Purses are in the top left corner, not visible from people walking this direction. My bad.|
Yes, I do compare my prices to Etsy and Ebay. However, going off of prices on these venues, or any venue, is not always a guarantee. With Etsy, yes, something may be priced lets say for $45, but that doesn't mean it will sell at that price, and the same goes for Ebay. I check Ebay's completed listings, and identical items sell at a variety of different prices. One listing will sell for $20 and the other for $50. It all depends on who saw these listings at the duration of the listing. Right?
|.10 cent pack of post cards sold $2|
|The snack set I really didn't want to sell, and didn't.|
I'm not sad that my purses or aprons didn't sell. It would be disappointing if I saw people look at them and not buy them, but honestly I saw maybe one person look at them. So if/when I do another market I just gotta figure out a way that they are seen, but now I have new inventory for Etsy. The more listings I have will just increase the odds to get more traffic to my shop. So, it's all good. :-)
Here are a couple of aprons available on Etsy. More will be added soon.