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Posted 27 August 2004 - 05:28 PM
And you know what? That would be HUGE on Ebay as children's names for nurseries - put some coordinating ribbon bows on to hang them with, and do a few Aiden's, Emma's and Madison's, and you'd make a FORTUNE!
Posted 27 August 2004 - 10:04 PM
I've never sold anything either. But I have bought stuff. I don't even think of it as "winning an auction" anymore, I think of it as a regular purchase... oops, I'm digressing again (told you I had coffee before. right? I'm bouncing off the walls. At work. Blah.)
Go look at, say, custom diaper bags - just go search for that phrase - you'll see a big variety of stuff, mostly home made.
What would your cost per letter be? You could figure that out (Let's just say it's 3 bucks a letter, all supplies included), then add some money to account for your time, plus shipping. So, you could start an auction for 5 bucks a letter plus actual shipping costs. Or $7.50 a letter. Or, see what the market will bear. Have a "boy" and "girl" sample in your auction, and have good clear photos. Maybe even make a sample - something short, say Ian or Adam or Jen - and hang them on a wall and take a photo so people can see. Emphasize that you know you're a first time seller, but these letters are getting rave reviews. You'll just have to sell at a low price at first to get people to trust your rating. And rembember, feedback is really important, so if something gets messed up, do everything you can to make it right with the buyer.
I'm sure if you google "Ebay selling tips" or something, you'll get better advice. I'm sure there are eBay seller Yahoo groups and message boards... There's TONS of WAHMs making a living on eBay with custom made jewelry, quilts, diapers, slings, scrapbooks, etc.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:45 PM
So, if it's something you can do as you go, without having to invest a lot beforehand (which I suspect it is) then I say you should go for it. They are very unique, beautiful and I suspect they would sell GREAT.