Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Further to comments regarding the hassles of eBay noted in relation to my last post, I thought I would note that, over the past year, I have experienced some very unpleasant things as a vintage buyer on eBay (this does not include my amazing deal of a coat mentioned in the last post). Here are a couple of vintage buying pet peeves that I, as a vintage seller, can assure you I will never inflict on my Etsy customers:
1) getting my beautiful vintage in old used plastic shopping or black garbage bags/musty newspaper/other stinky old bags or boxes. It's not THAT difficult to take a little pride in how your outgoing parcel is going to look to your customer. Blech!
2) receiving purchases that have been absolutely doused with febreze, perfume, incense, or other scent due to the seller's failure to properly air out and/or clean the items before shipment. If the item originally smelled like mothballs, spraying it with air freshener will not eradicate the smell you are trying to mask; the item will just end up smelling like mothballs AND air freshener (especially if the item has been shipped in a plastic bag, which it usually is). Also, many of these products permanently damage or stain the item you are spritzing zealously, so smarten up!
Sorry...just had to get that out there.
Posted by BaronessVonVintage