Hi, everyone -
First of all, let me say how much I love the fabulous vintage I see on this site! Every time I log on, I get free eye candy!
Second, I hope this entry does not offend everyone. I'm very tired from what I have been doing (see my entry from Sunday), the apartment clean out, which is coming to a close, at least for me.
But I feel so dispirited about the changes coming to Ebay, from the huge hike in final value fees (effectively making the Vintage Blow Out Sale obsolete after Labor Day), and worst of all, the Paypal and electronic payment only option to start in October. As a vintage seller, most of my buyers are not high-end folks, and many of them prefer to pay with money orders. An Ebay trading assistant I'm working with also accepts personal checks. Not only will our businesses be affected, but so will our customers! Not everyone has a credit card, or a Paypal account.
I would welcome comments from other sellers, be they on Ebay, Etsy, Specialist Auctions, or those with their own websites. What is your preferred selling venue?
This is obviously not something that can be discussed on Ebay, so I am tossing it out here. I'm not a Powerseller, just a woman who loves vintage and loves giving it new life by passing it on to others. Please don't make hateful comments, because I am not disparaging Ebay, just wondering how I'll cope.