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Etsy Coupon Codes

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On occasion, I’ve been asked by my Etsy buyers if I have any promo or coupon codes.  And in the past, I didn’t think there was a way to add them to my store.  But now, after my last post, “Friends & Family Cards from Miss Bargain Huntress,” and adding coupons to my packages, I realize I can simply add a coupon code to my Etsy store so that buyers can easily use it if they receive a coupon in their package, or if they ask for it ;-), instead of having to contact me directly to use it.  If you have a store and want to add a coupon to your store, go to your top toolbar of your dashboard and click on “Your Shop,” then “Promote” on the left side, to “Coupon Code” on the right. My current code is M6B1H6 for 10% off.  Happy Shopping!

 

Posted by on June 28, 2016 in Etsy

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Friends & Family Cards from Miss Bargain Huntress

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After meeting a new acquaintance who imparted her marketing wisdom upon me, it made a whole lot of sense to start including “Friends & Family” cards in my shipments.  Initially I’m starting with 10% Off and hope to add 3-5 cards to every package.  Buyers who receive their orders from me and my various websites will be able to give out the cards and/or save one for themselves for their next purchase.  In order to use the code, customers can contact me through each website’s contact form or simply email me at MissBargainHuntress@gmail.com.  I also suggest this idea to all of you out there with your own online shops with the hope that you will spread the love, knowledge of your website/s and the discounts among your own customers to hopefully make more sales and expand your business. Using Vistaprint is the cheapest way to print these coupon cards, cheaper than printing them yourself and they look more professional.  You can even find coupon codes online from Vistaprint for 50% off (or use “SALE40” for 40% Off). Happy Shopping!

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Posted by on June 24, 2016 in Bargain-Hunting

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Vintage & Valuable Coach Bags

I picked up a few vintage Coach bags last weekend and I generally find that they don’t sell for all that much when all is said and done.  Most buyers want them in pristine condition which is hard for a bag that has been around for a few decades at least.  So it surprises me when I look up the most expensive Coach bags that have sold and see many in the multiple hundred dollar range.

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Most of these do look to be in very nice condition, but some look to be not that special.  It appears that we are looking for the word “Cashin” when we want to be spending a lot of money. Apparently these are the ones originally designed by a Bonnie Cashin who started there in 1962.  I believe I have at least one of her bags in my inventory:

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If you familiarize yourself with the different versions of bags, especially the older vintage styles, you’ll be able to spot them easier while thrifting or garage sale-ing.  I usually snap them up for $10 or less, but spending $20 is worth it if the condition, etc. is good.  Keep your eye out for your next Coach to keep or sell!

 

 

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Popular & Valuable Pop Up Books

I have always loved pop up books, ever since I was a child.  So when I have found them at garage sales and thrift stores, because they are usually 25¢-$1, I snap them up.  Last weekend I came across a Seller who was kind enough to alert me to the multiple boxes of vintage children’s books she had, including one of vintage pop-up books.  I quickly made a pile and paid 50¢ a piece.  I don’t have all of them listed quite yet, but I’m working on it:

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These books prompted me to do a bit of research into how valuable certain versions of these books have become.  Depending on the age, size, author, publisher and topic, you can find quite a variety in the higher ranges:

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Some of these are actually not that old and you may have them in your collection.  If your children and/or grandchildren are through with them, you may want to think about putting them up for auction or sale to make a tidy profit.

 

 

Posted by on June 22, 2016 in Bargain-Hunting

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My First Sale on Mercari

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It took awhile, but I just made a sale on Mercari.  The great thing about it is that they don’t take a percentage and everything is done with your phone, similar to Poshmark (but Poshmark takes 20%).  I was simply notified by email that a pair of boy’s cowboy boots had sold, I clicked for the shipping label and it was sent to me via email.  I packaged the item, shipped it out and clicked in the app that I had shipped it.  They sent me multiple emails letting me know that the item was in transit and then another when it had arrived at its destination.  My balance was ready to be transferred to my bank account and with a couple of clicks and another email to me, I had deposited my funds.  Quite simple.

If you’d like to give Mercari a try, go to https://www.mercari.com/dl and use code EGXJUG to get $2 off your first purchase!

 

Posted by on June 21, 2016 in Bargain-Hunting

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Vintage Coach Purses, Vintage Toys & Books & Vintage Christmas”

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Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

Another very light weekend as garage sales go.  In fact, once again, I didn’t get most of the haul until the end of my route at an out-of-the-way sale I might not have even bothered with.  But let’s start at the beginning.  Which was at one end of town.  Two sales on one street where I found nothing.  Then on to a block sale.  An hour early from the specified “no early bird” start time, there were several sales that had already started.  And I started with two Littlest Pet Shops at a quarter each, then the Vintage Tomy Answer Clock for a dollar, and the black Patagonia shoes for a dollar also.  Down the street I found the Sweet Valentine Barbie for $3 (and some coloring/activity books for my niece at 10¢ a piece).

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And that was it, I moved on.  Next couple of stops, again, nothing.  And then a sale where I could have walked out with my two vintage Coach purses and an awesome Gap tote all for $24.50, but since the sale was benefitting an Irish pet shelter, I felt compelled to wait for one of the multiple vendors to have time to take my money.

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It was time to head out to the far reaches of town.  At the first I found the talking Little Bear and Popeye and Olive Oyl Salt & Pepper Shakers for $5.50 total.  Even further away, I picked up yet another vintage Coach purse for $5.  And coming around the bend, the Diesel messenger bag and Lincoln Logs for $5.

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Then the final sale where I picked up the three bins of vintage Fisher Price cars and people, the Thomas the Train cars, the “Cars” Movie cars, the vintage Samsonite Noah’s Ark (for Free), the vintage weeble wobble chicken, the vintage set of Christmas ball ornaments, a vintage knee-hugger elf, a vintage wind-up Santa on tricycle, more vintage Christmas ornaments, 1981 Muppets Valentine Decorations, and all of the vintage books including several vintage pop-ups (I love those), and others.  Total?  $14.  A deal and a steal.

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Total spent on the day:  $60.  Potential gain: $900.

Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap Part 2: “Snoopy Ceramic & Shiny Brite Ornaments, Hallmark Jingle Pals & Rudolph Animated Plush”

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Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

I had heard one lady say, at the first sale yesterday where I bought everything, that at 2:00 it would all be free.  I just happened to be passing back by at about that time and decided, what the heck.  I had almost returned that morning, anyway, since it had been the best sale of the day and since I had rushed through it, eager to get to the rest of the sales where I ended up purchasing nothing, I pondered spending a bit more time.  What would be left at the end of the day?  Well, quite a few great things including two boxes of vintage ornaments, some Shiny Brite.  Also a Hallmark Jingle Pals Snowman and Dog in the doghouse that plays music and lights up. A Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer that the lady said no longer worked but, with some new batteries, his nose is once again bright and he’s talking and singing. A vintage 1976 Kolf fabric wall calendar. Joan Walsh Anglund and Kate Greenaway books that I collect.  An Oneida Silver Baby Mug with original box.  Vintage 1970’s ceramic Bugs Bunny and Snoopy ornaments.  An I.W. Rice Santa head vase.  1985 “The Kneeling Santa” by Roman.  A Vintage Interior Design book along with “Stories of Animals,” “Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator” and “A Treasury of Little Golden Books.”  And to top it off, a tower of jars for nails and screws that reminds me of how my dad made the same out of a beam in the garage of my childhood home.  A nice helper lady bagged up all my stuff and was telling the young son of the estate that someone had told me that everything would be free and that’s why I came back.  I offered to give something for my bounty and she meekly asked, “$5?”  I said sure and handed over the bill. I thanked them very much and back home I went.  For my $5, I could make $350.

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Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

 

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “The Cuckoo Clock, The Christmas Tree & The Heidi Pocketbook Doll”

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Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

Last week I only picked up a couple of vintage He-Man action figures and a vintage Barbie Beauty Center, making a post not even worth it.  It was a shame, too, because there was an entire neighborhood sale, but unless I had trained and slept well and ate a good breakfast, there was no way I was going to be able to get through the strings of sales and focus to find each and every treasure to be found.  Truthfully, I didn’t even realize that neighborhood sale was that weekend until that morning or I would have been more prepared.  Oh well.  Moving on.

To another weekend of almost nothing.  I went to ten sales and only bought all of the above at the first one.  And gosh darn it, a few of the regulars had beaten me to it, one with his truck already full.  But I think he and I look for different things, except for the cute girl and boy figurines he had in his hand, but still, he didn’t find what I found, or maybe he just didn’t want it.

I picked up the very nice cuckoo clock, the Josef Originals flocked bunny rabbits, the Beatrix Potter ceramic watering can, the Hallmark ghost, the Eden Peter Rabbit, the vintage Christmas tree that revolves on a Sankyo music box that plays “Jingle Bells,” a Tinker Toy Junior Architect set, two Native American Indian dolls, some vintage books including a pop-up Star Wars Empire Strikes Back, some Shiny Brite Ornaments, a Strawberry Shortcake pin and a vintage Heidi Pocketbook Doll.  Grand total?  $20.  Great deal. Potential gain: $400.

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Find My Finds: Amazon ~ Etsy ~ Bonanza ~ Ecrater ~ Poshmark

 

 

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Get Suited Up for Flag Day & Fourth of July

It’s never too late to plan your outfit for Flag Day or too early for Fourth of July.  Click on the images to be taken to the listings for more info and ordering.  Purchasing more than one item gets 10% off and reasonable offers are considered:

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Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Apparel

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Download the Poshmark App with My Code to Shop My Closet & Get $10!

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Download the Poshmark App with the code BCNTM for $10 credit and start shopping – you can start in My Closet (this all works better on a phone):

For Apple iPone at the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poshmark/id470412147?mt=8?

For Android on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.poshmark.app&hl=en

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Posted by on June 7, 2016 in Apparel

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