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Giving Etsy a try - Japanese koro with silver cover
Enlight of recent events with the USPS hold up in China, I've had this Etsy account that I have never used, so I'm going to put a few things of mine up for sale over the next week with the help of my daughter-in-law...see if I can help her make some non-Chinese related sales here in the USA and Europe. So, if you visit my store (currently called AsianEstateFinds) expect to see mostly Japanese items, Korean, and perhaps some export or 20th c. Chinese pieces, and a few American/European art & antiques.
Most of the domestic ware pieces that I buy, if they don't go into auction, are sold to buyers I known via WeChat. If you have a WeChat ID, and would like to connect with me, email the ID to me @ [email protected] However, I will not be shipping to China unless you're willing to accept the risk of delay/loss.
I tried setting up an account on BidAmount Live, but I kept getting an error...waiting to hear back from support.
So, I've built a profile and put one item up (so far), the pretty koro I mentioned I bought on my travels home from Massachusettes.
I've never used Etsy, so I don't know exactly how it works for negociating price, so I priced it mostly on what I think the silver cover is worth, but there is always some room to negociate.
I'm also not sure how exact the shipping fees are that they quote - this was always a problem with Ebay, and often had to come out of pocket to make up for insufficient payment on the shipping.
What I can say is that if somehow I've charged more than the actual shipping amount plus the cost of the packaging materials, I will refund the overpayment. There will be no attempt to make money off of shipping, but items need to be packed safely, which does require (in some cases) larger than typical boxes, extra bubble, etc.
IF (the big IF) this works out, I'll pass the account on to my daughter-in-law to manage, but as always, these will be items that have caught my eye and I have felt are worthy of collection (if that means anything).
Thank you for reading the post.
Good luck Tim. Its a beautiful koro.
Have you tried/thought about using Instagram?
I have used it for about 6 months or so. Have had a few few decent sales.
Recently changed to business account (free).
More importantly though have met new collectors, dealers and of course customers etc. Some really interesting people. Also a number of crooks!
@imperialfinegems I’ll have my daughter-in-law try setting up an account. Thanks for the idea!
I’m technologically deficient, so most of those apps I’ve never been on.
Still only use my AOL email account… the Etsy account was a wild hair scheme idea back years ago that I abandoned… just figured since it was still active, I could update the info and store name, and give it a shot.
I have been selling on etsy for many years. Like ebay it is fine till things go wrong, then getting hold of someone is harder and slower. I set my own p&p prices as it is easier given my location. It is quite expensive, and the charges are complicated, but I am still there. I also am very strict about refunding any excess postage and it is so easy to make refunds - some things on there do work really smoothly.
Hope it goes well! Good luck!
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