Sunday, May 18, 2014

Oh well

This is the BIG yard sale weekend and much to my disappointment we had to wait for a delivery yesterday and it was pouring rain.....

So this morning bright and early I grabbed $30 from my bank and we headed off for second hand bargains....

What I saw was: scratched Tupperware, kid stuff and puzzles....

I came home with $30 that I put back in my bank.It is true that I was looking for more specific things since the sales are really slow (read dismal) in my Etsy store.

 I came to the realisation that my Etsy store doesn't fill me with joy anymore and I think it is time to hang my Etsy skates and get rid of the inventory...

Even with 20% discount I'm not getting sales; I do blame Canada Post for that; the rates are crazy high for shipping to the US!!!

So what was the delivery we were waiting for?

                                   A conversation set for the patio

                                Well actually for the patio (loveseat and coffee table) and the 2 armchairs
                                  will go in the living room.
                                  the existing living room chairs we had to get rid because of pet induced
                                  So this was the cheapest we found and we like the look of it

                                 When we opened the box, we were quite worried as we didn't find any screws or instructions! YIKES!!!
                                    After rummaging through everything a second and a third time, we found screws and an allen key but NO instructions!
                                     NOTHING in the internet either....except disgruntled buyers comments that the holes don't align, it takes forever to assemble and the cushions get flat super fast!
                                      Something tells me that I should've read the reviews before buying it!
                                      Maybe we are amazing fantastic people...Maybe
                                      It only took us less one hour to assemble the 2 chairs and the coffee table
                                      and surprise! The holes aligned!
                                      No harsh words were uttered, no eyes rolled, our lips didn't part for impatient
                                       And the chairs are really comfortable! I took a nap in one this afternoon!
                                 This is the season for sorrel and I have a big plant in the yard.
                                 Then it is time for sorrel soup.....yum!

                                  I'm happy to say that here in Canada tomorrow is a holiday so we have
                                  a full schedule!
                                   Install the air conditionner, start the pool and assemble the loveseat....
                                   And I was forgetting about the sun umbrella!

                                  Sleep tight faithfull readers


Linda @ A La Carte said...

The set looks great and I'm glad it's going together easily for you. I keep thinking I might open up my Etsy shop again, but postage is outrageous so maybe not!

Cheapchick said...

We have a very similar set, bought ours 2 years ago when we first moved to the Island. I love it. I read out there a lot. I went to a Church sale Friday night but they didn't price anything and wanted you to offer what you wanted. I hate that, never feel like I am getting a bargain. I found not one thing to take home. Mom found two pie plates but I went home with my cash intact. Canada Post is the exact reason I never opened an ETSY store - really tough to make any money unless you are selling something flat like postcards or photos.

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

I'm glad I made the decision to close my booth.I don't regret it at all. I'm actually having fun setting up for a garage sale to sell off my extra inventory-then I'm done. I can go back to just hunting for things for me! Maybe you'll feel the same way if you close your Etsy shop...Good luck-whatever you decide!!

Mick said...

My late grandmother has cured me *momentarily* of thrifting. She left me SO many things, antiques, furniture bits a bobs... I am honestly, and for the first time cured of thrifting. Haha my cup runneth over, and over.

The patio set looks great! :)