Vintage Collectibles & Books, Crafts & more

Fort Myers, Florida · 633 Sales


Vintage Collectibles & Books, Crafts & more

Fort Myers, Florida 633 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner computer not working- too hard to navigate, communicate do much on cracked cell phone so until I can afford to buy another, shop will be on vacation

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2017

computer not working- too hard to navigate, communicate do much on cracked cell phone so until I can afford to buy another, shop will be on vacation


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Everchanging variety of new craft items & vintage collectibles

Started selling on etsy in 2009-different id, then changed email addy from webtv to computer name, now listed as 2010. After head on car crash hurt my back big time , am unable to find a REAL JOB so I started selling here on etsy

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    Thanks for coming by, browsers always welcome as I am constantly adding fresh stock, have everchanging selection of vintage collectibles, craft kits, craft supplies, books, vintage Christmas, more...

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Last updated on October 26, 2016
DO NOTE Going away Oct 30 to Nov 7 Experienced seller, buy with confidence. Everchanging 1 assorted listings with wide variety of mostly vintage collectibles, few crafts, pattern books, some items not yet listed so SEND WANTS All items come from nonsmoking home. I believe in good customer service.

Email me your wants I may have such, can list it for you- BUYERS I believe in honesty in COMMUNICATION is key to any good relationship, although on etsy is just temporary-I try my best

I state I ship in 3-5 business days after cleared purchase aka 1 to 2 times per week as schedule allows me to do such-I NEVER ship Thursday through Sunday NOTING Retirement, am senior citizen is no excuse if I were healthy, had husband ot help me, but do NOT... Hurt my back big time & such, seems to keep rehurting it so there will be shipping delays FOREWARNING UP FRONT...up to 1-2 weeks in some cases without penalizing me, okay?I will communicate, keep in touch :WORTH REPEATING Temporarily forewarning for possible delay in shipping, finding certain items; as I may not be able to put my hands on some of my items as am a still recovering from serious back injury I sustained

Consider all sales final due to my describing and showing such honestly, thanks-

Noting, too, some postage rates have gone up since posting made-I reserve right ot charge buyer POSTAGE USPS charges me, sometimes more than what's posted, I apologize for such

I believe COMMUNICATION is key to any good relationship, although on etsy is just temporary-I try my best-

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Paypal ONLY from REGISTERED buyers /users with confirmed address who are verified ONLY. OR I reserve right to refund sorry..

I can only accept sent US postal Money Orders as payment. See my name, address on invoice-to be in my hands within 7 days end of sale, please. At this time, am unable to accept any other money order or personal check by mail-so sorry

I do also allow local pickup but no online payment, must be cash for such
PLEASE OH PLEASE, if you want additional tracking or insurance, BUYER pays such UNLESS listing states such is included-

MANY listings have outdated postage, due to USPS consistently raising postage'Like this past week, had planne don $7 postage, ended up costing me $12'USPS ships by weight and in zones By selling THIS ITEM for $15 postpaid I LOST money. Priority mail WAS under $6, is now 6.80 PLUS Paypal and etsy payment also take percentage of postage so am LOSING money on postage on many items

More often than none when FREE SHIPPING is noted, unless it is priority mail, it is NOT-I will reinvoice you should you decide you want 1 or both-If item includes FREE shipping such is usually parcel post or media mail NOT priority. USPS Postage has gone up considerably since many of my listings were made-all such manually one by one

I ship with USPS as it is closer to where I live...such is more convenient for me-I do NOT ship daily-I ship 1-2 times per week. There are deterrents at times for such as well ...some items have been listed for several years, postage rates have gone up considerably in such time-if postage costs me more, I expect buyer to reimburse me for such, do we understand one another?

If you are not registered, nor have confirmed address or maybe unverified at Paypal, you MUST add $3 for signature confirmation.

Never assume I will add insurance or tracking out of my own pocket, such is EXTRA, USPS charges for such, unlike UPS includes such-I am far away from UPS, so sorry

WORTH REPEATING Many of my items listed before USPS raised their postage prices

I manually go to post office, I do NOT print postage from home-sometimes I put stamps on packages, send through UNDEPENDABLE Mailman-

ONLY if listing states FREE tracking, FREE insurance is such included, do we understand one another?

Many USPS postage rates now far above what is listed in listings-priority mail, especially has gone from $5 to $6 practically, medium box was under $10 and is now $12.35 and large flat rate box is $17 something-am manually changing postage rates as I renew items, when i remember

I feel it is fair if you reimburse me should postage be more than $2 over what i charge you, with such in mind I do REFUND POSTAGE OVERAGE if such is MORE THAN $1 difference MOST of the time, depending on circumstances for cost of shipping materials, box, etc

I generally ship books via media mail aka bookrate, which takes 1-2 weeks after I send to reach you.PLUS, buyer's option, additional cost, seller not liable if not opted for: Up to $50 Insurance is extra $2.10, tracking is extra $2 as well

I sometimes ship patterns via first class mail. PLUS, buyer's option, additional cost, seller not liable if not opted for: Up to $50 Insurance if buyer wants is 2.10 more, as tracking is also extra for $2 more, seller is not liable if not opted for

I can send items via parcel post aka STANDARD SHIPPING USPS refers to such as- -tracking is additional $2 plus $2 .10 for $50 insurance additional at buyer's cost (again 5-10 business days enroute, takes longer further you are from Florida-mind you,blame post office not me)PLUS, buyer's option, additional cost, seller not liable if not opted for:

I can also send items via priority mail-they make flat rate envelope and boxes.NOTING $50 insurance is included, so is tracking now

I also to combine purchases, asking you to wait to be invoiced as I can save you postage, am sure.

See postal claim info below....
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I believe GOOD COMMUNICATION between buyer and seller to be #1.




I'd like to consider all sales final as I show item I am selling, describe it honestly -no refund, no return, all sales final but if such does happen, perhaps I mistakenly described something wrong or if there is problem, let's work it out amicably, as I believe in good communication.BUT try to be up front, due to buyer's remorse or you changed your mind or you found it elsewhere cheaper or need the money you overspent -just plain NO REFUND

Upon such be it known....If by chance you decide to leave me bad review, file any sort of dispute FRAUDULENTLY, you lie, exaggerate, buyer's remorse, overanxious or unfairly WITHOUT Contacting me first to discuss any problem you have or threaten me in any way, shape or form, allowing me to correct your unhappiness or problem, there will be NO REFUND to you for this kind of bad behavior is unfair-unjust-am senior citizen selling here to survive practically

==============CLAIM INFO through post office instructions:

In case of USPS insurance claims,IF ITEM IS/WAS INSURED, if you did NOT opt for such, pay extra for such though, NOT covered.

Such must be done within 3 days of receipt-first notify me of such, wait for my response, we will decide what's best, Good COMMUNICATION is best way to solve any problem

2 ways a insurance claim can be done, either you physically take item back to USPS, surrender such to them, start filling out paperwork yourself -they will send such back to me OR I can file online, but you need t cooperate with me by furnishing me photos plural of damaged item, its packaging etc

Again i repeat, make copy of original listing or find on www proof of what item is worth what you paid, id such, you take photos of item, packaging, at least3 for them to see such .

It's easier to do such online, since I hold insurance number, receipt, proof of sending, I file insurance claim at this end. When I am awarded such so will you be.

You will be required to take to your post office and lose item. I have been selling on etsy for 3 years, had but 2 claims/damaged items out of 100's sent during this time here -1000's in last 10 years easily on another online selling venue, I KNOW how to pack securely, safely-I try to pack things securely.-

No refund till all paperwork is filled out for insurance claims, GOT STUNG couple times in last few years here on etsy by newly registered users who do not follow through- Please Do NOT ask for immediate refund as such will not happen without your cooperation
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