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Old 07-28-2007, 02:56 AM   #21
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yes! you can just buy and dye and sell it. i think(ethicly for me anyhow) that you should get a business license and then you could even buy yarn wholesale. this is something i have been thinking of, but there are soooo many indie dyers, that i am not sure it wold be a good financial idea :l
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:08 AM   #22
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I've sold a few of my handdyed yarns and some skeins of destash of etsy. I buy my bare yarn from KnitPicks, thats the only place I know where to get it.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:11 AM   #23
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This is all quite interesting...

I wonder if I should give it a shot. I'm just worried about billing; Paypal seems so damn complicated to me.
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Old 08-26-2007, 02:13 PM   #24
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BUMP ...

How is everyone's Etsy ventures going?? I'm interested to know.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:19 PM   #25
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I just found Etsy and it. I think I prefer Etsy for roving than Ebay.
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You can get great yarn prepared for dye-ing at dharma trading.

I have an etsy shop too, just started about a month ago. It's not like I don't already have an incredibly full life, but I've been wanting to do it for quite a while and it's kind of fun. URL in my sig tag
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i just prepared my own etsy shop i have some BFL sock yarn on order... can't wait to get it so i can dye it up! *swoon*
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:36 PM   #28
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I think Etsy is a great site, but here's the only reason I won't open a shop there - it's most frequently viewed by crafty people. Most of us who know how to knit a hat ourselves are not going to pay $30 for a hat someone else knitted. There are so many people who have Etsy shops dedicated to knit and crocheted items, handbags and beaded jewelry that most people who sell such items don't make much money at it. Usually it's the people who have something really unqiue to sell that make the money. My best advice would be to promote your Etsy shop to those outside of crafting circles because they are going to be less inclined to pass up your wares because they feel they could make them themselves.

It is a good avenue, however, for people who want others to truly appreciate their craftwork just be sure to promote the heck out of it. Best of luck to everyone with their Etsy shops.
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I think Etsy is a great site, but here's the only reason I won't open a shop there - it's most frequently viewed by crafty people. Most of us who know how to knit a hat ourselves are not going to pay $30 for a hat someone else knitted. .....
You completely raise a valid point, one that occurred me when I heard of Etsy too. But then I thought, "Meh - they only charge you $0.20 to list". So while I gave Etsy the 'ol college try, I will likely never post anything else there, for your exact point.
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etsy has been slow for me. Hopefully once I get my order of bare yarn dyed and listed it will pick up! I've only sold 5 items this month but 3 of the items don't really count because I played the buy and replace games on the Promos forum. So I didn't make any money off those 3 items i did sell.
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