Friday, 3 June 2011

How About Layaway???

So I was having a think about making it easier for folks to have the items they want.  I appreciate some of my items are not pocket money purchases, and for me the offer of paying bit by bit will help me make the choice to get that lovely thing I just must have, rather than going without and finding it gone 2 pay days later.  Quite a lot of  items on etsy are one offs, so they are never going to come back in stock.  My things are no exception.  I like to keep it unique, all part of the charm I believe. 

 So I though I would offer the option of `layaway`.  The way to do this is, convo me from the shop listing saying you would like to do layaway and I can reserve the said item in your name for the cost of 1st payment plus shipping.  Then a further 1 or 2 listing payments to equal the total value of the item will be set up and once they and the shipping is all square, I will send out the cutey of your choice.  This ensures someone else does not get your favourite and cost no extra.  It would all be agreed in the convo so you know exactly what you are doing.

So, does that sound like a good idea.  Never too early to be squirrelling away for the festive season you know.  Santa gets so busy, he will be elated you have made a start.


  1. What a great idea! I know sometimes, particularly if I have had an expensive week, this would be really helpful!

  2. I think this is a super idea Joy!..
    Susan x

  3. Great idea, I do this with my artist Bears and it does help folks to spread out adoption costs :) Love your creations, the Bunny in your photo is so cute. I'm having a giveaway over on my blog if you want to hop along, Catherine x

  4. Great idea and I think people would definitely appreciate having the option.

  5. I've done this once or twice on request but have never thought of offering it formally - I think it's an excellent idea!