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knitpony
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Date: 6/22/10 12:18 PM

I'm trying to simplify my life and that includes cleaning out my stash. I was wondering if anyone has had success in selling fabrics on ebay or etsy?

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Date: 6/22/10 12:25 PM

I did some de-stashing on Etsy. It went fairly well, although craft fabrics seem to sell better than fashion fabrics on Etsy. I have never sold on E-bay, just because of the cost. Etsy is more cost-effective, I think.

I sold by the piece at first, but switched to selling it by the yard, with a description of how much was available--the second way seemed to be more enticing to people.

Hope that's a little bit helpful!

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Date: 6/22/10 12:49 PM

I have never sold on etsy and made a good living on eBay, so I suggest eBay for one reason only and that is the fact that your items are easier to be found by people doing Google searches. Is price a factor......sure it is, but being able to sell it at all should be anyone's final goal with putting something up for sale online.

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Another website you could try is eCrater and it is free. All products you list on there show up in Google shopping within 3 days.
-- Edited on 6/22/10 12:51 PM --

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Date: 6/22/10 12:59 PM

What about advertising it here on PR?

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Date: 6/22/10 2:42 PM

I was under the impression that you couldn't advertise on PR. I know someone would like the fabric, it's mostly wools from Michael's Fabrics.

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Date: 6/22/10 2:48 PM

You can't just trot onto the boards and advertise, but if you're a FOPR member, you can use the classifieds. Although I think somebody said that they had a hard time selling fabric that way?

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Date: 6/22/10 3:04 PM

Thanks Maggiedoll! I forgot about the classified ads here. I'll be listing over there once I get photos of the fabrics.

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Date: 6/22/10 3:08 PM

Sorry for the confusion! That's what I meant - the classifieds. Good luck!

I just bought a couple of yards of gorgeous silk on the classifieds here from Liz - it's great to 'keep it in the family"

That's my only experience w/ fabric buying here, & haven't tried to sell anything, so I don't know anything about it being any easier or harder than anyplace else.
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Date: 6/22/10 3:25 PM

Quote: knitpony
it's mostly wools from Michael's Fabrics.

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Date: 6/22/10 6:54 PM

I've bought quite a bit of destash fabric on this site, and have had nothing but positive experiences! I haven't sold fabric here, but I would think it has to be easier than ebay or etsy.

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