WE HAVE A NEW RULE
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THIS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT FOR BUYERS AS IT IS FOR SELLERS
The Vintage Lovers team wants to be the team you can depend on for recognizing true vintage. We have many resource threads to help our buying & selling members to identify and substantiate true vintage.
The leaders and I have been deleting any item in any thread that does not show an era. Simply putting “vintage” is not enough! We monitor the boards on a daily basis to try to keep them integral.
HERE’S THE NEW RULE: From now on, if a member does not put an era in whatever newly-listed item that is posted in the “New Items”- thread, it gets deleted as before but IF IT CONTINUES (we will be using the old “3 strikes and you’re out” method), we will delete the member from the team.
VERY IMPORTANT!--This goes especially for 80s items and 90s items. WHY is it from the 80s? (see this topic: www.etsy.com/teams/7490/vintage-lovers/discuss/9649907/ ) Did you research the label? The same goes for the 90s items listed. WHY is it from the 90s? State your reasons, do your research.
SHOW YOUR LABELS! (PLEASE read this topic: www.etsy.com/teams/7490/vintage-lovers/discuss/9778512/page/1/ ) Please check our resource-thread about labels and see what a recent-day label looks like so you do not make the mistake of selling a recent-day item that has vintage-styling.
ALSO, keep using the "Need Help?" topic! We have enough members that specialize in just about every field of vintage. Most are quite willing and able to give you the info you need to help maintain the integrity of true vintage.
We have a goal to have informed-sellers as well as informed-buyers. Give them reasons why you have designated whichever era you have on the item. Show them that you do your research and that you know what you are talking about!
Posted at 12:47 pm May 8, 2012 EDT
hmmm. just found this, and this must be why my items got removed from the new listings thread?
this is a bit of a glitch. some of the stuff I'm getting ready to list are odds and ends that were probably off brands and not trackable on dates.
I've not included a date, unless I have the orginal box that it came in, as posting a date implies a "guarantee" and I am just not comfortable guaranteeing anything like that - have found that many web resources are not always correct. So when you make that a requirement, just to post a few links here in these threads - you're stepping into our own personal shop policies there.
on pricing - I like to offer the little treasures at flea market prices, and would not be able to do that, if it requires half a day of research on each one.
depends upon what you are selling, but I think your rule is more prohibitive than helpful, and I find that it crosses the line a bit, so will find another vintage lovers group.
good luck! see you on Pinterest and Twitter!
Posted at 12:03 pm Jul 19, 2012 EDT
Vintage Packrat, you can list those things in your shop, but if there is no date/decade/era given in your listing, we can't accept it in our New Listing thread and any such item(s) will be deleted. We have our posting guidelines set out in the thread intro. I hope this explains why your items were deleted. Our guidelines are in place to maintain the integrity of vintage items that our members sell and helps potential customers know the item is at least 20 years old. We also encourage not listing an item if we can't ascertain its age.
Posted at 1:54 pm Jul 19, 2012 EDT