Best Vintage Bargains - Go ahead and Compare!

379 Sales


Best Vintage Bargains - Go ahead and Compare!

379 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Hello, there! In my shop you'll find a variety of eclectic items...all for a bargain price! (Toys, kitsch, leather goods, typewriters, cameras and accessories, paper ephemera, etc.) If you like what you see, please add my shop to your favorites. Thank you!


Hello, there! In my shop you'll find a variety of eclectic items...all for a bargain price! (Toys, kitsch, leather goods, typewriters, cameras and accessories, paper ephemera, etc.) If you like what you see, please add my shop to your favorites. Thank you!

Amber Dawn

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Amber Dawn



Buy my Cool Vintage Clutter for LOW PRICES!

My name is Amber Dawn. I am a 28 year old laid-back, weirdo artist / writer, and a collector of unique vintage items which I sell on etsy for bargain prices. I picked the name "rocket taco" to use online because I think it's easy to remember. Sit tight while I tell you a little bit about myself (but mostly about my shop!) if you care to read all of it, that is...

Up until quite recently, I spent the majority of my adult life attending school. In May of 2009, I finally received a BA in English with a minor in Visual Arts. A lotta good that'll do me these days, right? So shorty after graduation, I married my first love (aww!) and was finally able to quit my long-time job as a "burger girl."

I opened my etsy shop in October of 2011 because I wanted to see if I could make a living selling art. Like many artists, I quickly learned that people are much more interested in buying vintage items. Plus, finding and selling vintage items requires a lot less time and effort than artwork, and it usually yields a higher profit, even with my super low prices!

My husband is kind enough to be the sole bread-winner in our household, so I'm usually free to spend my time doing whatever I want. A lot of that time is spent perusing various thrift stores (a favorite past-time of mine) for interesting treasures. I go at least once a week, so I'm always adding new things.

> Books (usually illustrated)
> Paper Ephemera
> 50's kitsch of all sorts
> Typewriters
> Toys
> Leather Bags
> Weird, Unique, or Rare Items
> Religious / Jesus stuff
> Cameras & Accessories
> Novelties

* Of course, that's not ALL I sell; it's just a quick list of things I'll usually buy to resell whenever I find them. I might not always have this kind of stuff in stock, but if I don't, chances are I'll be re-stocking or adding to it very soon.

Since most of my stuff comes from thrift stores, I'm able to keep my prices low. Before I list something (and sometimes before I even buy it) I do a google search for similar items so I can learn a little bit about it and compare prices. Most of my items are sold for a fraction of the price you'd pay somewhere else. Go ahead and compare if you don't believe me! So long as there's thrift stores, my prices will remain low. :)

Yeah, I mentioned that I'm an artist. Mostly I make silly little comics, which can be found here:

Cheap 4" x 6" Prints are available by request. Just send me an etsy message if you see one you'd like and we'll go from there.

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? Just send me a message.
Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time. :)


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  • Amber Dawn


    My name is Amber Dawn (rockettaco) and I'm a weird artist / housewife. I've always loved going to thrift stores & buying interesting vintage items, but it got too cluttered so I opened an etsy shop. Now you can purchase my finds for SUPER LOW PRICES!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 22, 2015
Hello, there! Thanks for checking out rockettaco! I want you to be as happy with your order as I am. I try to be very informative and descriptive with both my item listings and my shop policies. I know it's pretty long and elaborate, but I want you to know exactly what you'll be getting and how you'll be getting it. Feel free to message me with inquiries, suggestions, or special requests.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Prompt payment is expected and appreciated.

If you are interested in an item but you cannot pay for it immediately, you can contact me and we might be able to work something out.

I prefer Credit Cards or Paypal, but I know that not everybody likes to do it that way, so I still accept checks and money orders in the mail if you ask me beforehand.

If you plan on paying with a check or money order, please send me a message or include a note along with your purchase so that I'll know your payment is on its way. I will reply to your initial message with my full name and address, and I will let you know once I've received your payment and shipped your order. Good communication makes for faster delivery. Failure to communicate may result in cancellation of the order.
Please note that certain policies may vary by circumstance, so you're welcome to ask questions of make requests.

Packages typically make it to the post office ABOUT 3 BUSINESS DAYS after payment is received. This is just an estimate of how long it usually takes and is not a guarantee. Items purchased in the afternoon, especially if it's later in the evening or you're in a different time zone, may not be received until the next day.

Most items will ship within a week after payment is received. If you have special shipping instructions, please make your requests before, or at least along with, your purchase. Otherwise I cannot guarantee your requests will be fulfilled in anything other than my normal manner.

Exceptions: Certain sale items (<$10) as well as Large, oddly shaped, or fragile items may take additional time.

Items ship through USPS, usually with the least expensive shipping method. Shipping estimates are calculated through the usps website based on weight and size, so they're usually pretty accurate. Shipping costs can vary by location. If you have any requests or you wish to upgrade or add any extra services, please message me before making your purchase.

If requested, I will refund (through Paypal) any excess over $1 OR 10% of the item's price. If you do not request a shipping refund and the actual shipping cost is substantially less than my original estimate, usually I will upgrade your order to priority or add extra services so that I'm not pocketing the extra money.

Shipping estimates are for the Continental United States only. Extra postage may be required before delivery if you do not live in the Continental U.S. This includes items which are delivered to a US address but forwarded outside of the United States. This can be tricky, so please ask if you have questions.

I may try to contact you before shipping if I have any questions regarding your address or location.

International shipping is available on most items, but not all of them. Just send me a message with your country and I will add the option for you if it is available. Here is usps' international shipping page:

Most of my boxes are recycled and may still be marked for other products. Sometimes they will be cut to fit if they are too large. This helps lower the cost of handling. I don't think the box matters so long as it gets there safely, right? Please contact me if your item is damaged due to insufficient packaging.

A lot of my listings have discounted shipping rates for multiple items, but if you order more than one at the same time, they might still ship in separate packages.

I will ship to the address provided with your etsy (or Paypal) order receipt.. If your shipping address is unconfirmed I will contact you to make sure it is correct. If I don't get a reply I will ship the item to the address that has been listed. A prompt reply will lead to faster shipping. I am not responsible for shipping an item to the incorrect address if it is the one that was provided to me.

I put a return address on every package and almost always include a packing slip as well, so in the case of an incorrect address, the item should return to me. I don't know how long that takes, however. Please see the "refund" section for more details.
Refunds and Exchanges
Once an item has been paid for, refunds are no longer guaranteed. If you have already made your purchase and decide you would like to cancel it, you must message me ASAP and I will work with you if I can. If the cancellation is no fault of the seller, the buyer will be held responsible for any fees associated with cancellation of the transaction. Refund policy varies by situation.

If you are not satisfied with your item or its delivery, please send me a message about the problem as soon as possible. Including photos of any damage (both the item and its packaging, if possible) will help speed up the process. The conditions of all refunds and returns are based upon the situation.

If your item is damaged and you have purchased insurance or a priority upgrade, we can file a claim with USPS. You will probably need photos and USPS may ask you to surrender the broken item as proof, so do not discard it until instructed. If you do NOT have insurance, please send me photos and if you're nice about it, maybe we can work something out.

If you have any questions or you would like to see additional pictures of an item, please ask before you buy it. If you are unhappy with an item but it has arrived exactly as described or was listed as-is, returns may not be accepted. Circumstances vary.

You may request insurance by sending me your zip code prior to purchase, and I can add it for a small fee, possibly even free. Delivery confirmation (tracking number) can also be added upon request. Both of these services are now included with a Priority upgrade, so you might be able to save money by doing that instead.

In the rare case that you do not receive your item, I can provide a copy (scan or photo) of the postal receipt as proof of its shipment. The receipt will have the date, the shipping cost, and your zip code. If you do not receive your item and I can provide a copy of the receipt, I reserve the right to withhold or sometimes even refuse a refund while I wait to see if the item is returned to my address. If your package does not arrive, I will work with you to file a claim with usps, but cannot guarantee a refund unless insurance has been purchased.

Purchasing insurance will guarantee a refund if your item is lost or damaged, so long as you provide the necessary documentation required for filing a complaint with usps. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, procedures can vary, but I will try to make it as easy for you as possible.

If your item arrives damaged, please send me a message with photos of both the damaged item and the box labels / packing material (if possible) and I will reply with further instructions. We will be able to file a claim and issue a refund if insurance was included. If you did not purchase insurance and I believe the damage is my fault and not that of the postal service (and I promise to be honest!) then I will refund your money regardless of insurance.

In any case, please remember that good, polite communication will help us to resolve any issues. I really am an honest person, and I want us both to be happy. Again, if you have any suggestions, questions, requests (etc.) just send me a message.
Additional policies and FAQs
I appreciate every order and I want you to be happy. Feel free to send me a message if you have anything to say. Thank you!!!