Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

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2 hours ago, Samusa said:

Looks like a Visalian in Northern California. Expensive but one to watch if you are in the area.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372525443377

Even more expensive on Craigslist.  Love the bay windows.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/d/victorian-doll-house/6762998689.html

1 hour ago, Qubanqtee said:

That china display cabinet is swoon worthy. 

That's because it's Bespaq!

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5 hours ago, Mid-life madness said:

It is the holiday season, and lots of expensive eye candy??? Has anyone else noticed?

I love this house, not necessarily how it is decorated, but it is so charming on the exterior. Unfortunately, someone has fallen and she can't get up! C'mon sellers we don't want to call Child Protective Services on you! https://www.ebay.com/itm/123499084772

Oh that was fun - I like it a lot. I like the small sink/pantry area with the baskets. Nice find!

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Why are the Hofco houses so expensive? All the ones I've seen are at least $400+, even on places like Offerup. I don't get it. I mean, they're nice houses, but not $500 and $600 nice, especially if they haven't even been put together. They're almost as bad as the Bobbi kits being offered for $75+ (IMO, for resale, that's a $20 kit).

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32 minutes ago, rodentraiser said:

Why are the Hofco houses so expensive? All the ones I've seen are at least $400+, even on places like Offerup. I don't get it. I mean, they're nice houses, but not $500 and $600 nice, especially if they haven't even been put together. They're almost as bad as the Bobbi kits being offered for $75+ (IMO, for resale, that's a $20 kit).

I agree Kelly, I don’t get it either... I’m sure the quality is nice but the designs are a bit to simple for my taste. To each their own though.. that’s what makes the world go around. :D 

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7 minutes ago, Samusa said:

Wait, what?? why would you list the same house on two different sites for two different prices. :crazyeyes:

and the pictures are slightly different, I bet that siblings posted these pictures each without knowing it's listed elsewhere lol

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1 hour ago, Qubanqtee said:

and the pictures are slightly different, I bet that siblings posted these pictures each without knowing it's listed elsewhere lol

So eBay is set up as an auction with a starting bid, but Craigslist is a single price.

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1 hour ago, miniaddicted said:

So eBay is set up as an auction with a starting bid, but Craigslist is a single price.

Aha... well I guess we know the price they are hoping for then. :)

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23 hours ago, Samusa said:

I agree Kelly, I don’t get it either... I’m sure the quality is nice but the designs are a bit to simple for my taste. To each their own though.. that’s what makes the world go around. :D 

 I just realized last night that I was seriously considering spending $240 on a plastic model horse. I had to jolt myself back into a sense of reality. :D

It's a really nice horse, though. (Kelly, quit it!)

23 hours ago, Samusa said:

Wait, what?? why would you list the same house on two different sites for two different prices. :crazyeyes:

That's nothing. There's a Lady Kathleen on Offerup (it's been on Craig's List as well) and it shows up as listed in four different sections with four different prices.

I think what happens is that if an item doesn't sell at first on Craig's List or Offerup, it's easy to relist the item and adjust the price. Whereas on eBay, once you list an item, it's difficult to end or change an auction before the auction runs its course.

21 hours ago, miniaddicted said:

So eBay is set up as an auction with a starting bid, but Craigslist is a single price.

With Craig's List, things are much more fluid. People post a price and once you contact the seller, you can always ask them if they'll accept a lower price, although sometimes in the ad it will state the price is firm.

EBay started as an auction only site. People would list their items with a starting bid and go from there. Nowdays eBay has starting bids, a Buy It Now feature, or a Make an Offer feature, sometimes two together and sometimes all three together. The horse I was referring to is a Buy It Now, but there is a Make an Offer feature added as well. I was going to offer $200 and see if the buyer accepted. What scares me is I'm still considering buying this horse and one other. The other one is an auction only listing. It has 4 days to go, the price is at $57, and there have been five bids already. Guess what the odds of it staying under $100 are? Ah, well, I'm not the only one out there with an eye for quality when it comes to model horses. I just happen to be the one who can't afford her expensive hobbies.

Repeat after me, you guys: "Kelly, you don't need to buy any model horses!"

All those millionaires that buy jets and yachts - don't you feel sorry for them? They're so missing out. They could have nice dollhouses and model horses instead and they waste their money on other stuff.

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Speaking of which, I found this on eBay and I was tempted to get it. It's handmade, signed on the bottom and as far as I'm concerned, it's really a work of art. I've seen stuff like this list for over $100, so I think this is a really good deal. I just don't need it or want it (more than I want the horses), so I'm posting it here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dollhouse-Miniatures-1-12-Scale-Dry-Sink-Kitchen-Cupboard-Pie-Safe-066/264072606896?hash=item3d7bf434b0:g:KfIAAOSwj5BcBn7D

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I didn’t see this Etsy shop on a search of the forum so I hope this is useful. This vendor on Etsy, miniarthouse, has some beautiful embroidered pillows and many other items. I tried to post a link but it didn’t work for Etsy. Here is a pillow that caught my eye. A bit pricey but I think the artist deserves every penny for this quality. I have no connection to the artist.

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Why does the beach house photo make it look like it's just the front wall?  It's too bad whoever built that McKInley and finished the inside so nicely couldn't be bothered to take the same care with building it to fix the gaps.

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9 hours ago, Deborah C said:

Ugh. I just found a Beacon Hill kit an eight hour drive from me for $100 obo. That’s the kit I want to do after I do the Westville.

Do you all have Offer-Up or something similar? I  will be on the look out for one. Unfortunately, that is a great deal, and I seldom see Beacon Hills at such a great price. An 8 hour drive is terrible. Sorry Deborah.

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4 hours ago, Mid-life madness said:

Unfortunately, that is a great deal, and I seldom see Beacon Hills at such a great price. An 8 hour drive is terrible. Sorry Deborah.

If it were even half the distance I would do it, but gas is just to damned expensive and makes it not worthwhile. 

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This is beautiful, but pretty steep for an unfinished dollhouse: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/tag/d/one-of-kind-dollhouse/6772308909.html

In case the listing goes away:
 
"Just in time for Christmas! This "one of a kind" pristine "never used" Victorian dollhouse by Mastercraftman, J. Dolgoff (see brass plate in picture) of "Classic Designs" labelled "Union Street". Has exquisite detailing- Removable shingled mansard roof. Dimensions 42 1/2 inches X 32 1/2 inches x 16 inches. A perfect gift for a child on Christmas morning."
 
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The last sentence cracked me up. Who pays $1500 for an (unfinished!) child's dollhouse?
 
I'd never heard of J. Dolgoff so I looked him up, and found this auction for dollhouse end tables, interesting! https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/custom-miniature-dollhouse-table-1799223506
 
In other news, here's a really nice Glencroft: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Artisan-Crafted-Tudor-Dollhouse/223279105810
 
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7 hours ago, Deborah C said:

If it were even half the distance I would do it, but gas is just to damned expensive and makes it not worthwhile. 

 

Here's a Beacon Hill for $40. If you contact the seller maybe they'd be willing to ship it:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/art/d/greanleaf-beacon-hill-wooden/6750857490.html

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On 12/14/2018, 5:38:15, fov said:

 

 
 
 
In other news, here's a really nice Glencroft: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Artisan-Crafted-Tudor-Dollhouse/223279105810
 

That is one gorgeous Glencroft. I love it. The plaster/starched landscaping is a little stiff, but it is lovely. Reminds me of the Franklin Mint cottages.

Will they really pack it up for $65 shipping...?? I almost want it. It's better than mine, lol! But it would have to travel the continent and I worry it would arrive in pieces.

It's so cozy looking! Already $500+ in bids

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