Loc: southeast US
|Posted: 1/11/2013 11:37:19 PM|I need to purge my scrap supplies. I am going to purge!
Should I spend time trying to sell the better items? Or should I just purge quickly, donate, be done with it and move on? I have let the supplies overwhelm and cripple me. I realize I have to do this. I just feel so bad about all the money I've wasted. Help
|Posted: 1/11/2013 11:46:06 PM|
Every time I try to sell things, I'm disappointed in the response and how slow the process is. That said, when I have taken the time to sell the higher dollar items on, it's been worth it eventually. I've done Stampin' Up stamp sets and Glimmer Mists most recently. I still took quite a loss on the items, but having a lump $30-$50 go back into my bank account does help take the sting out of the purge.
Loc: New Zealand
|Posted: 1/11/2013 11:52:41 PM|
I do this every few months as i really do not like stash and things building up. Anyway i move into a new room this weekend so wanted to give my current room a really good going over.
I have always sold my stuff so i sat and pictured it all and i ended up listing 44 auctions on Trade me (NZ site) well 1 ladie hit the buy now on 5 of them and i made 92 there and then, i still have 39 to go and there are already bidders on some with watchers on all of them.
I plan to use the money i make to stock up on printer paper/ink for my selphy
luv my son
Loc: N. Cal
|Posted: 1/12/2013 12:12:49 AM|
I would sell the items that you can. I go through my stuff every few months and purge items I'm not using. I sell most of it.
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Posted: 1/12/2013 12:15:36 AM|
As long as you don't expect a full price on them it's worth it. I've sold some stamps on etsy at less than half their retail. I then put similar stamps for sale for an extra dollar and they didn't move so dropped them back down again and sold one pretty quickly.
I think it would be worth it for bigger items like stamps and embelishment packs. I'm still on the fence about paper. I guess if you can get even 5cents a sheet at least thats better than nothing. Although giving things to a charity that is going to get good use out of it would be worth it.
Original Pea #5005
Loc: On the rocky shores of life... AKA Mid-Missouri
|Posted: 1/12/2013 12:27:59 AM|When I did a major purge a couple of years ago (think two moving boxes full!) I listed the stuff on Freecycle and said that I preferred to give it all to a non-profit or youth org.
I ended up giving it all to a nurse who then sold it at a fund raiser for the Cancer Society. She sent me an email after the sale to let me know they had received over $1000 for the stuff I donated.
For me, at least, the most important thing was getting it all out of my house. I never would have pulled in that much trying to sell it myself, and I didn't have the time, or inclination, to sell it piecemeal.
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