Saturday, December 26, 2015

Shopping for vintage items? There's an app for that!

Browsing the web for hours has always been a key part of the experience when shopping for vintage items. There’s a section for vintage items on eBay and Etsy, but up until recently, there hasn’t been many apps that are dedicated to bringing in the top sellers of vintage items for bargain hunters who are looking for something rare and unique.

Reissued is an app that aims to bring together buyers and sellers of vintage items. With it, there’s no need to browse through hundreds of sites just to find the vintage items you’re looking for, as it “cuts through the noise of eBay and Etsy.” The app is technically like a modified Instagram where people can shop for vintage furniture, music, art, clothes, accessories, porcelain, and many others interesting relics. Some of the top vendors of the app include Decades, and OneFortyThree.

Top vendors aren’t the only ones who are allowed to sell on Reissued. Private sellers are welcome, too, and one of the best things about the app is that there are no listing fees unlike some online trading sites. All users have to do is to take a photo of the item they’re selling, set a price, and it’s good to go!

Apart from the fact that users can browse a lot of vintage stuff using the app, people will are also able to get updates straight from their favorite sellers. New items are being added on a daily basis so there’s always something new to look forward to on Reissued.

In the past, only websites such as eBay and Etsy gave access to peer-to-peer trading. Now, thanks to the advent of smartphones, people can easily browse, buy, and sell vintage items via their smartphones. There seems to be no end in sight for the mobile industry’s success, and, according to Gaming Realms -- the company that develops and hosts original gaming titles through Spin Genie -- mobile sales will skyrocket to over $40 billion by the end of 2015. With such huge potential, consumers should expect many more apps in the future similar to Reissued to cater for their vintage needs.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Man everyone has great customer service...well not Sears but everyone else!


A couple of weeks ago the Delta faucet at my parent's house went kaput. I couldn't return it to Home Depot because I didn't have a receipt or box so I shipped it back to Delta. 


Check out this brand new faucet they sent back! Its the upgrade to the previous faucet with plastic components where the metal ones had rusted out in the old one.

I admit $150 is a lot for a faucet - especially since it went kaput within five years of installation but with this type of customer service who cares!?

Now Sears could take a page from their book - they've been jerking my husband around with a simple $20 return for weeks.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vases were a Dime so....


Mugs and vases .10 each


This pretty little one is a Lefty's mug so I'm going to give it to my friend who enjoys warm beverages.


AND LOOK!
.50 EACH!

They're Numis from CB2 and I know I posted a picture of a bunch of them in front of a grey wall about 5-6 years ago but now I can't find it. I probably love clear glass and candle holders more than I should.


.10 each Pier 1 Candle holders
I have a third one of these upstairs so maybe I can list them all together


 .50 Christmas magnets so my nieces can decorate the fridge


and some stuff for the outdoors
I am donating our old boxes of Christmas cards because 20 is more than we need and everyone we like already received those cards. I'll use a couple from here and donate them back again.

I am happily linked up to Vintage Charm: http://www.bluewillowhouse.com/category/vintage-charm/

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

What it Sold for: Prepping for the Rush

On-line sales generally take an upswing during this time of year so I am trying to pin daily and list more. Story of an e-Bayer - right?


Sold for $15
I originally bought these to keep but it turns out I don't make pie


Sold for $10 after upgrading to the blue depression ones last year. I think they were originally $2 5-6 years ago


Sold for $9 in about a week


Sold for $15 after many months
These old vintage kitchen things take forever to sell


Paid .25, sold for $6


Paid .75, sold for $10


Was this .50 or .75? Either way it sold for $20 cause owls are still cool


Paid $1, sold for $8 because everyone else has theirs on eBay too. Apparently no one is having Safari themed dinner parties anymore.

How did you do? Are you listing more than me?

Monday, November 2, 2015

New Old Stock


$3.99 for the batch of 6 glasses and candle holder


New Old Stock will be my downfall

I am being a Thriftasaurus: http://thriftasaurus.blogspot.com/2015/11/thriftasaurus-6.html

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thriftasaurusing

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

I probably love Halloween more than I should. This year I went as Elsa, our nieces as Elsa and Anna and my husband was Olaf:


Hysterically enough Taylor Swift wore the same thing:


He claims he always knew he and TS would wear the same outfit one day.