Thursday, April 28, 2011

Listia Finds

 OMG! I am soooooo addicted to  This is a website where people bid with points or what they call credits.  The person who bids the highest looses. NO JUST KIDDING. You know the deal. The winner is the winner because they had the highest bid.  I have been making handmade items and giving them away on Lista. You can choose to charge shipping or send them for free, your choice. I will say that, you get WAY more credits for your item if you pay the shipping yourself.  The key is to auction off small items that don’t weigh much. I have made crafting supplies like fabric flowers and Yo-Yos. I make a lot of hair accessories too.  Jewelry is very popular on there. I have so much fun crafting and getting something in return.

I have won a few items myself.  My latest item was a toy phone from the 1930’s or so.  It is something I have been wanting for a long time.  I like this one very much.  I think this is going to be one of my collections. I’m fascinated with them.  How many owners? Who were they and are they still alive today? So many memories this toy would have if it could think.

I also won a wonderful lot of old smoking pipes. One was a very nice Butz Choquin.  These pipes I sold on my Etsy shop and one on Ebay.

I just won a Bath and Body Works cranberry set and a strawberry body spray yesterday. Yummy! I can’t wait to indulge myself. If you would like to give this cool Listia a try, then just click on the link here on my blog and sign up.  They give you a few hundred credits to start with. But watch out because it can become VERY addicting. Oh, and did I mention that it is all free. Yes, it cost you nothing to join and list items. 
Every auction has a place where bidders can leave comments about your auction. And a place where you can reply to them.  If you don't like a comment you can delete it and block that person all together if you wish. Then they can comment or bid on your auctions. Cool, huh? 
And check this out, they have raffles where you can buy tickets with your credits to enter.  One credit equals one ticket. Im in a drawing for an Ipad 2nd Gen. I never win but it won't hurt me none to try.  Well enough about it, you just have to check it out.  Hope I didn't bore anyone.