Friday, May 25, 2018

ShopGoodwill auction shipping thievery



I've complained about this before, to wit...

I buy a lot of stuff on shopgoodwill.com.  For thems of you who don't know what it is, it's an auction site for Goodwill stores.  Not all Goodwill stores list items on this site, but many do.

When you want to check the shipping charge on an item you're interested in, once you get the shipping quote, something like this will pop up:



What you're bidding on weighs 2.6 pounds.  The shipping weight figure is a number they pulled out of their ass, pardon my French, which will be rationalized as 'supporting their mission.'  The item for the above quote is four magazines.  Not a pair of mercury glasses vases, or a Royal Dux sculpture.

Four. magazines.  

Probably less than 200 pages per.  

I get that packing costs something.  I pack things all the time for shipping.  

For me to pack four magazines would take maybe 5 minutes total, and the envelope they'd be going in would cost me, at most, $2.60 for something big like Life magazines.  And I'd ship it via USPS, as God intended. So much easier, so much cheaper.

However, if I really really really wanted those four magazine's, I'd bit the bullet, and pay the extra.

Which brings us to...


... the above.

The actual weight  of this auction lot is 4.5 pounds.

The shipping weight over is 400% of that.

Again, what this quote is for is NOT a fragile item.  Heck, they could throw it in a padded mailer, tape it, play padded mailer soccer for a few hours, and still not damage the item.  

It's highly unlikely that this lot will be sold, unless the high bidder is in the same town as the Goodwill store that's selling it, and if they allow people to come in and just pick up what they were high bidder on.  Believe it or not, they often charge for that privilege, too.  

Not all Goodwill stores are this maggotudinal.  Some have a flat shipping fee on their items, i.e. even if the high bidder is 3000 miles from the store, they still pay that four or  six or eight dollars or whatever is specified.  Some have even really wised up, and charge 1¢ for shipping. Those items ALWAYS seem to sell.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

new old stuff

Featuring the latest additions to my Etsy store !

We got...
some very attractice cotton flannel yardage


Mr. Li

a 19th century cup for coffee and tea and that

a very colorful little toby mug

and...

we got...

VULTURES !!

For buying, go here:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Ties for guys for May

I didn't make a whole lot of ties this month, because a number of the images I was dealing with simply didn't look good on a tie.

However, some did !!

We got...

Yankee doodle
 times two


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Hi fashion
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Your bleeding heart
or
bleeding hearts 
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Let's visit Persepolis !

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eyes
scary eyes
Don't I hand-color good?
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Leyendecker is in the house !! 
Don't I hand-color really good?
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As I'm very certain you all know by now, the watermarks are not on the actual ties they're only here to protect you from flying monkeys.

All of the above -- plus 509 more ties -- can be found here 


My other 20,000+ -- yep, TWENTY THOUSAND PLUS items can be found here

https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/products

Thursday, May 10, 2018

suh'm kinda oddball

A couple of years ago I got this little bound collection of  circa 1939 postcards and arcade cards.  

Included are a few 'Luv Letter' cards.  

Here's one:


Follow the directions at the bottom of the card, i.e. Starting with the first line read every other line, to learn the secret of this Luv Letter.  

Clever, huh?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Tuesday Song of the Week

This week, during the post-church service coffee and donuts in the fellowship hall, the topic of poison ivy came up.  

And so...
'Poison Ivy' - The Coasters

Think pink !!

Lotsa pink stuff in my Zazzle store.

To wit: 
1918 Broadway playbill cover for Yip Yip Yaphank on a tapestry
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Her Royal Highness Queen Marie of Roumania on a mouse pad
 Back in the day, when she was queen, it was Roumania, not Rumania or Romania.
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canna flowers print gift wrap
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1927 Roger & Gallet perfume advertising print on a clock
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ayDORABLE Jack Russell puppies on a tile
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Isn't it romantic?  Especially on a mug??
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Let's dance on a throw blanket
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Let's ride a Racycle on a handbag
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Let's take this big neato beach towel with a turnings print to the beach !!
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See more, get more here:

https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/products

Monday, May 7, 2018

Back on Etsy

AND with a fresh new shop !!!!!

Wanna see what we got?
We got a super cute art tile
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We got suh'm kinda odd and Victorian.  
 But also useful for rings and that.
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We got a chicken shoulder bag.
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 We be having scary dragons
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And also History's Most Beautiful Wallet
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As well as a 1950s relic from a fun trip to Havana.
 Made from alligator.
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I coulda sworn this was Royal Bayreuth
(Hey, kids, let's learn to pronounce that properly: Bayreuth is correctly pronounced as  'Bi-royt.' 
 Anway, it's not Royal Bayreuth.  It's stamped 'Austria' on the underside.
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They still make the Gran Fury?
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Something ALL THAT for the teapot collector
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This looks a lot like a Harry Iskin brooch.
Whether it's real Harry or just a salute to Harry, I dunno.
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Who doesn't love art nouveau jewelry boxes/trinket boxes??
 Nobody, that's who.
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Speaking of art nouveau
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beeYOOtiful old perfume bottles are in the house !!
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Something cute and folky and screamingly 1970s.  
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From those couple years in the late 50s/early 1960-61 when w-i-d-e handbags were in style 
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I christened this one 'Mrs. Paley's handbag' since it looks EXACTLY what you'd see Babe Paley carrying in magazine/newspaper photos from back in the day,
 only her's would have an Herm├Ęs scarf tied around the handles.
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Returning to the Seventies, we got this classic item


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Meet Corporal Bunny
The corporal sold already, but I thought you'd like to see him anyway.

So, with the exception of Corporal Bunny, all of the above are what's in the store currently.  OODLES more coming.

To buy any or all of the above (and if you buy all of the above, I'd like that a lot) go here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiquesUntiques?ref=search_shop_redirect