After my fiasco with Tophatter Auctions I started asking questions to other members of the site to see how they are getting their things scheduled and then eventually sold. One amazingly wonderful member told me about how she does more than just the Tophatter auctions she holds her own on her Facebook Fan page which are way more successful and you don't have to pay the fees that they REQUIRE with Tophatter. I have spent almost DOUBLE what I made off of the two items I sold on that site just trying to get my stuff into their stupid auctions and then all I got was 15 seconds of exposure before they closed the lot and it was over. I'm sorry but I'm BEYOND pissed off at that stupid site. If I had it my way I would put them out of business. You don't treat people the way they treated me and get away with it. I am however leaving this up to karma because it is not worth ANYMORE of my time or energy to even think about them. I'm DONE with Tophatter auctions, and if you are smart you would stay away from them all together.
Ok so enough about that. My auction is running right now thru the end of the month. Each item has a starting price listed in the description of the picture if you click on it. Bidding is done thru the comments on each picture and the highest bidder is the winner of each hat at midnight the 31st. There are two options of paying, one is if you are a personal friend you can pay cash and I don't charge the $4 shipping because I can hand deliver it or you can pay thru PayPal via Etsy.com and that will give me your mailing address. (I will still be paying the etsy fee's for that option but I'm totally okay with it because THEY ARE LEGITIMATE!!!) All the items will then be shipped via USPS with delivery confirmations on Monday morning the 2nd of April so you can have your item before Easter. I am hoping to be able to post about this being a super good way to drive business to your etsy site when it's all said and done because I know I am not the only one who is struggling to get views to my shop and anything that will help drive business there will in turn keep people coming back again and again.
Etsy has been such an amazing site when it comes to supporting us small business owners and artists. They also have an AMAZING network of people to work with who are amazing artists themselves. I have met more down to earth and just plain GREAT people working with them than I ever have working with other sites. That is one of the reason's why I am trying so hard to support more people going there and becoming part of the Etsy Community. Come check out the auction and if you get a moment, check out my Shop too.
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