Saturday, February 23, 2008
I just closed my on-line shop. I have been thinking about doing it for a long time. First I looked for a partner. I wanted someone as dedicated as me who would take care of business. I never trusted anyone who wanted to be a partner. Isn't that anal of me. Thing is I spent 8 years building up my reputation. I am a very good packer. I respond right away to emails. I am very accurate in my descriptions. When you sell on line I think you need to be. The people who would be my partners didn't always return calls right away. They always seemed to busy to take care of business. Their tastes were completely different then mine which was fine but one lady really liked cheap things and they don't sell for anything but cheaply, ya know! Cost of supplies kept going up and up and I didn't feel like I wanted to raise my prices any higher then they were. It got so my items weren't priced as they were worth but priced to take in account all the shipping supplies it would take me to mail it correctly. Something wrong about that.
This is the 3rd time I have closed up shop. It gets in your blood. But I plan on selling my inventory at the auction and making a clean break of it. I love going to auctions though and love a good deal. I will probably always sell somewhere but not full time. And for the first time in my life I don't have to have the extra income. My last raise helped and I have most of my bills paid off. Yippy.
What will I do with my extra time? I will go on photo shoots, ride my bike, enjoy a day off! Even on my days off from my job I was always working on the shop or an auction or packing. Leasure time. Its a good thing. Plus I have started to collect hand made marbles. By glass artists. Beautiful.
Today we are slow starting. We got to bed late because of the play. I need to hit the library asthe new Tim Dorsey book is out and bring my MIL's clothes to the charity place. What a huge undertaking that has been. I never saw one woman have so many clothes in my life. 13 large boxes full and that doesn't include the coats. We will have a large amount of room with them gone. Then back home and Rick is doing our taxes today while I read and be lazy and watch some movies.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Posted by Julie at 10:05 AM