Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I have been selling vintage and antiques on Etsy for quite some time now and have actually sold over 2200 things there.

The last couple of years I have found that I am not so happy with their new policies and have wanted to make a change.

I feel like they have become too much like Ebay. They are no longer as seller friendly as they once were and frankly I am tired of giving them my money. 

The problem is that I haven't known where else I would want to sell online. 

I thought about attaching a shop to my blog, but that just seems like more than I want to take on right now. 

Then I talked to a couple of ladies who said that they are having some success selling on Facebook. 

I did a little research and found there are groups on Facebook that are devoted to buying and selling vintage and antiques. I can also sell on Facebook marketplace and list items on my own FB business page

So I have dipped my toes in the water and out of the five things I listed I have sold three. 

I can list as many or as few things as I want, and I don't have to pay a fee to anyone. Also, I can go back to using Paypal, and Paypal has made it easier for a small business like me to send an invoice and ship.

I'm kind of feeling the love again, which is a good thing because I definitely need the money and I have a lot to sell. 

So onward ever onward is my motto. 


  1. I'm so glad this is working out for you. I know I will have some things to sell and I think that's what I'll try. I'll check with you for advice before I do! Hugs!!

  2. Laura, I sure hope this new way works out for you. I like that copper pot. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Hello!!
    I hope your Valentine is as special to you as you are to me!

  4. Good luck. I opened an Etsy shop. I make hand designed wood signs and pots. Tough to it going as far as sales. The new drug for my MS is changing my world. It's like I'm dreaming


    1. Cindy, I am so happy to hear that you have found a medication that is working for you. It is wonderful news. There are groups on Facebook for selling handmade items too. You might look into that.

  5. I have recently downsized and found that selling on Facebook works wonders. I listed six vintage sewing machines and within two days sold four of them. Sold lots of furniture and lamps too. Just love this way of selling my items. Sure beats the low prices of yard sales. Good luck to you.


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