In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-18-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
Polyshrink Goddess
 
mztamela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 736
Question Don't know where to start

I have not stamped for at least 4 years and I'm finally ready to part with my things, but I don't know where to start. I previously took almost all my stamps off their blocks and broke up the sets, putting them in categories in a binder, flowers, different holidays, etc. There are over 10 binders full with all of them in trading card pages. Do I need to take pics of every page? Most are SU, but not all. I really don't know how to price them either.
Any suggestions would be helpful. TIA
mztamela is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 06:09 PM   #2
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
fl_beachbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: in a sunny state of mind
Posts: 4,285
Default

Your best bet would be to spend some time on a site like eBay just to do research. Look up how "lots" are sold or whatever descriptions you can think of. Hopefully, that will give you are starting point.
If you find that some are not worth selling, there are charities who would welcome supplies for their efforts.
__________________
Adriana
Sharing on Instagram as cup_and_ink
fl_beachbum is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann and mztamela like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2018, 02:11 PM   #3
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,186
Default

You may need to group the SU sets back together, as that is how a buyer would search on Ebay. You would also get a better price for a full set. Too much trouble to sell individually or try to sell as a themed group, but removed from sets.
You would need to think of how you would title your listings, and "Stampin Up Flowers" would be too wide a search for a buyer.
harvestmoon is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
mztamela and cardmaker2 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 07:48 PM   #4
Polyshrink Goddess
 
mztamela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 736
Default

Thanks for your suggestions. I will donate some to the place where I started stamping, a small card workshop, Logantucky Notes, at a mental hospital where I worked.
I have started looking up my inventory list on eBay. I agree that I should put the sets back together.
Thanks again.
mztamela is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 04:18 PM   #5
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Phantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 13,752
Default

I've sold most of my stamping supplies at local stamp/scrap store customer garage sales... many people will be happy to buy them grouped by theme if the work of sorting and reorganizing them becomes overwhelming for you. It depends on how much you have. Honestly, I think going for volume sales at garage sale prices is worth it if you don't focus on how much you paid for things, kwim? If you enjoyed them, got your use out of them, and valued them when you were stamping, then just turn that into cash and don't stress out over it. I made hundreds of $ doing this because I felt I paid for what I used and this was bonus. Even recently, I sold some old wood-mounted stamps and a ton of kids craft things, foam kits, foam stickers... and still made over $70 from two boxes of items.

I guess it depends on if you are looking for serious collectors/stampers looking for complete sets, but the last time I shopped around to see what some of those older sets were selling for, it wasn't much.

If you can find a local store that has a customer garage sale (they usually do them in spring or fall, and some places will let you have your own sale - one place I went to let me pick a Saturday and then notified their 7-800 customers. Seriously, those ladies were a blast!), then just sort by theme and put them in baggies.
__________________
Nancy
www.nancybaierart.com
Phantom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann and mztamela like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 05:47 PM   #6
Die Cut Diva
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,966
Default

Am in the same process. Heading all to Goodwill and taking the appropriate tax write off. Easiest process!
stampwithjoanne is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann and Phantom like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 10:55 AM   #7
Crimping Master
 
Lorri.V.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver Island,BC
Posts: 1,097
Default

I have a local site on facebook that we can list our items and sell. I also have friends who own a type of "pop-up" scrapbooking store and had a crafting garage sale that I sold all of my items except for two things. I priced to get out the door so it was great. Check and see if you have this available. It is nice to make a few dollars from your unused stuff. If you lived closer I would have taken your things and sold them this past weekend. I rocked two friends' stuff out the door.

Lorri
Lorri.V. is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2018, 11:00 AM   #8
Stazon Splitcoast
 
hotwheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tx
Posts: 37,172
Default

Sale your stamps set on scs right here:Buy/Sell - Splitcoaststampers
hotwheels is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2018, 06:53 AM   #9
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 326
Default

I have bought stamps at yard sales. You might try that.
kymom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off