Some of you are into picking and junking for your livelihood. Me? I got into because I truly enjoy the pieces I find and love when I can get the item to someone who truly will appreciate it. This is not my full-time job. I am a wife, Mom and homeschooler first.
Reselling can be a tough business. It is not easy, and it is time-consuming. I have had to deal with some difficult customers. However, everything has been fine in the end. However there are two things that make me smile. The first is when I get an email that something SOLD. Yep, it is fun to see. The second is when I receive positive feedback. Yesterday I receive two different bits of positive feedback that just made me smile and I wanted to share them.
The first was from a woman who I sold a Percy the Train set to on Ebay. I rarely sell on Ebay, but when I find a really fun piece that isn’t vintage, I will use Ebay. She sent me a message that said she left me feedback, and then stated, “Thank you so much for being so honest and posting exactly what you have. Son loves it, and it will be played with every day. Again thank you. His last Percy stopped moving. The track and farm were bonus. He’s been singing “Old McDonald” while he plays with it. He’s 2yo 3mos.”
It made me smile because honesty is so important to me. I try so hard to give an accurate description in the listing. I do not want any surprises. Plus, I love hearing how someone is enjoying something I found.
The second one was on Etsy. I have been listing several vintage hats. I sold a pink beret hat. The woman sent me a message stating, “thanks so much! I am going to Paris in April and will enjoy wearing it in the city of lights!!!!” How cool is that.
I am trying hard to improve what I write when I give feedback. I do think it is so important. Do you leave feedback on your purchases or sales?
What makes you smile when you are picking, thrifting, and reselling?