alison on Dec 12, 2016
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sahnja on Nov 26, 2016
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Alvin Fong on Nov 22, 2016
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Unique Co-op of Creative Individuals Creates Distinctive Flavor of Mocha's Corner
After taking an extended medical leave of absence from work, I began selling pre-owned and vintage items about 6 years ago to help with bills and to keep me somewhat busy while recovering.
I really enjoy passing on unique and high quality items at reasonable prices to motivated buyers.
I believe firmly that in order to save this beautiful planet of ours, we need to strongly commit to recycling, reusing, and renewing our "stuff" instead of throwing it out and buying new.
Working as a photo stylist in Chicago in the 1990s and living in Wicker Park really helped bolster my knowledge of different styles and is where I began my love of vintage pieces. I try to include pieces that are unique, well made, and that will never go out of style. Not only do I choose items that I would wear and use but also pieces that are interesting, perfectly exemplify a certain style, or are just plain too cool to pass up!
My goal is to make sure the client is more than just satisfied with their purchase but enjoyed the actual experience as well.
Oh and I love the animals in my life and could not live without them.
I was so thrilled when about a year ago Michael Mauney signed on to start selling some of his premium photographs at Mocha's Corner. Michael got his start in photography working on his college yearbook at Northwestern University. After graduation he moved back to his home state of North Carolina and worked at The Charlotte Observer, first as darkroom man for a year and for then for five years as staff photographer.
He moved back to Chicago and worked for Life Magazine as both contract and staff photographer. During the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s he worked for Life, People and Fortune Magazines and began doing corporate work for many of the country’s largest corporations.
Today he lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina.
The thrill of the darkroom has never diminished. The vintage prints for sale here were all printed by Michael in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
His experience and knowledge has been invaluable in helping choose high quality vintage cameras and photographic equipment to list on Mocha's Corner as well as the beautiful pieces of art he chooses to sell.
For more information on Michael and to see more of his work you can visit his website http://michaelmauney.com/.
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Running Mocha's Corner began as a part time job to help me pay medical bills and has grown quickly and now keeps me busy 7 days a week. We sell vintage jewelry, clothing, shoes, accessories, books, camera equipment, photographs as well as supplies.
Michael, a professional photographer, contributes both vintage and newer photographs which most if not all he has hand printed on silver gelatin paper ( i.e not computer print). For more information visit Michael's website: http://michaelmauney.com
My standards are very high so most items sold have been gently used (or not at all) and I try to be as specific as possible when describing any blemishes. With the images I show, I try to highlight the blemishes so there will be no real surprises to you, the buyer, when you receive your item.
I do on occasion list an item that has more wear than usual for Mocha's Corner and this is because I feel it's so awesome, unique, or a one of a kind that it's important to pass it on to someone who will appreciate it. In these cases, I try to be very specific about wear, blemishes, flaws and well as showing them photographically.
A note about pre-used items - although we are very careful when examining any items to be listed, there may be something we missed. If you have any concerns before purchase, please convo us with lots of questions. We want to give you as much information as possible about the item you are interested in so that there are no major surprises when you receive your purchase.
We make every effort to answer your questions within a couple of hours - 24 at the most.
As a general rule, we ship in gently used boxes. If you require a new shipping box, please let us know before purchase.
Jewelry as a rule, usually ships in a gift box unless this hinders the shipping process.
I so very much appreciate any and all comments, suggestions or ideas (positive and negative) that will help me create a fabulous shopping experience for you.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
If you have a proven positive buying record with Etsy I am open to other methods of payment. Please contact me with questions and suggestions.
Although these are my policies, I know that sometimes there is an exception to the rule. In that case, please contact me and we'll talk about it.
I combine shipping costs for multiple orders and refunds are given immediately.**
We use recycled packages and packing material when possible!! This is an important part to our philosophy of reusing, reselling, recycling.
I use FedEx, UPS, and USPS. For FedEx, payment must be received by 1pm. All packages include a shipping confirmation. Insurance is required on international orders and any item over $200.
I realize shipping costs are very very expensive and try my hardest to keep costs down but sometime (especially international) shipping is just plain expensive.
If an item is lost during shipping, a refund will be given (domestic shipping only). Most items are OOAK and therefore replacement items cannot be given.
International Shipments: The buyer is responsible for any fees/costs incurred at customs. We do not give refunds for any item lost or stolen during a shipment (it's your risk as we have no real way to track a package once it's left the country). Whenever possible, we insure packages to cut down on this risk although some companies won't insure certain countries. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
We give lots of information in our listings so please read carefully and pay attention to measurements, etc which will help you choose the correct size/item. Again, I know there can always be an exception to the rule.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love communication - if you have a better way of doing something - please don't be shy.
Thanks so much for stopping by my shop and come back soon!!