Wednesday, May 9, 2012

eBay or Etsy: What are the Pros and Cons?

Help wanted: What are the Pros and the Cons of Ebay vs. Etsy?

Someone had posted that question on an alumnae board, and I thought it would be interesting to explore here. Many of you are impressively creative and you have Etsy sites already. I think Etsy = fine crafts, but what about eBay for fine crafts? I mean, eBay is all about stuff (and services and events, etc.). How do you decide whether to post your goods on Etsy and when on eBay?

I visited these websites for background information, but if you want to suggest some other sites, I'd be happy to add them to this list.

Etsy 101


Etsy Basics

Thanks in advance for any feedback :-)

FS: Vintage and Mod Items on eBay, Part 1

Additional photos of some things I am selling on eBay:

These fashions will be sold with Ken, Midge, PJ, and Francie mixed lot. Note: these are all used fashions.

The tan felt jacket is from 1969, #1429 Rally Gear for Ken. It has a pinprick hole in the back. The light blue jacket has a pink spot (bleach reaction?) on the back of the right sleeve. Francie's #1289 Note the Coat, white coat has a brown spot on the lining. The Francie hot pink w. yellow stripes swimsuit has been stretched. The Talking Julia jumpsuit has a tiny hole in it.

Next row, Julia's #1751 Leather Weather coat is very stiff. Next to it is a red vinyl bag that appeared with various outfits. Then there is the original Twiggy outfit - yellow mod boots and a color blocked knit dress. The dress has a tiny hole on it, too. Then we have #1459 Barbie's Great Coat; on the back of the yellow "leather" coat there is a small gray blemish on the back. Finally, the green jacket is part of #1512 Pretty Power, a Sears Exclusive Francie gift set.