So last week my iPhone was stolen. . . and since i hadn't bought the Mobilme application there is nothing that AT&T or Apple can do for me. I signed up for AT&T only a couple months ago just so I could have the iPhone so this is especially shitty. Now that i've officially come to grips with the fact that there are assholes out there i've decided that I need to start scrounging up enough money to buy myself another (yup, I need it. lame, i know). And since i'm not signing a contract the iPhone is freakin expensive. Which means I need to start selling off my assets like the balloon boy's parents!

So. . . does anyone have any advice on how to sell a vintage designer piece online and get the most money for it? I have this stunning, pristine condition, velvet Emilio Pucci jacket that I want to sell. . . I know pieces like it are listed online for a pretty penny but i'm not sure if it's better for me to go the Ebay route or the Etsy one. . . hmmmm.


Anonymous NOUG HT said...

I would just do some research on pricing the jacket (found loads by just googling) and then put it up on ebay. If you want to sell it fast you could price it a bit lower than the average price, or just put down a buy it now price and see if it sells.

Another option would be selling it to a vintage store, you should at least ask a couple of places how much they would pay for it.

December 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger M/R said...

I want that jacket!!!!!!!!!

December 6, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I can't help.

All I can say is I feel for you re: the iphone. Yep there's some dickheads out there. Let's hope karma exists.

Good luck with a jacket. Though maybe the iphone isn't for you. Why does anyone need it anyway? A phone is for texting and making phonecalls, a cheap nokia will do the job. It's weird the way you're so angry yet, you're gonna run off and buy ANOTHER iphone. Let apple learn their lesson, they should provide insurance automatically for a year with such an expensive phone.

Keep you're lovely jacket and buy a super cheap phone. Problem solved.

December 6, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Amalia said...

Ugh. Poor timing. Maybe because of Christmas season, your jewelry selling will jump and you can have enough income from that to afford another? (Which reminds me, that since I just sold my car I can finally afford to purchase one of your pieces. So excited.)

December 6, 2009 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger thatsorad said...

YOU KNOW I have been eyeballing your jewlery for quite a while. I like it WAY better than the jacket...altough it is super cool! Son first then me.... You are on the top of my list though!

December 6, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger alden said...

I have to say that I couldn't disagree with anonymous more. iPhone for texting and making calls? How about showcasing your portfolio when you meet that buyer on the street, updating your blog so that "anonymous" has something to read, keeping track of sales,researching the next hot trend?

Hell, the STYLE.COM app is reason enough to get another phone.

Go Etsy on the jacket and name your price. If it doesn't sell, lower it...and lower it...and lower it.

December 6, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.shoesandyourmom.blogspot.com is a great place to sell designer stuff!

December 7, 2009 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger wolf.at.your.door. said...

GAH I wish this had come sooner! my dad just recently bought me an itouch but it's only 8 gigs... and it was a little bit more than your offer. ):
GRR! any way we could trade...? haha kidding.

December 7, 2009 at 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Thomas Anderson said...

I would go for Etsy! I have a friend who sells vintage on Etsy, and she does extremely well... you should ask her opinion? http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=6816142

December 8, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Rackk and Ruin said...

thanks so much thomas, i just sent her a message. . .

December 8, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Let's Bolt said...

Molly, I had no idea. I'm beyond sorry. Lame people thieving. UGH! Karmic retribution is all that can right the wrong. BAH. Call me on Eric's phone when you can.

December 8, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That pucci jacket...WOW

December 8, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep it it looks good on you

December 14, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

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