Friday, November 8, 2013

On November 11 we all celebrate our past and present Veterans for their service.  Many gave the ultimate sacrifice and are buried in foreign countries.  My Grandfather Richard Warren Strong died on November 3, 1918 just days before Armistice.  My mother was born on December 17 and never knew him.  Richard Warren Strong

If any of you have family members who died overseas during WW1 or WW2 there is a wonderful website that will help you locate where they are buried.  It is called the American Battle Monuments Commission.


 Lots of things going around in my head.  My FMS has limited my ability to do as much as I have in the past as I indicated in the previous posting.  At this time I am going to reduce my stock at my store by not restocking as many new (not vintage - those will still be listed as often as I find them) that aren't as interesting or eye catching.  The "generic" patterns will be reduced.  As they are sold I will not relist the less interesting patterns.  I want to reduce my stock by 1/3 for now.  I am working toward a manageable but still profitable site (the more hours I put in the more sales I make and I am willing to work less to generate less sales).  From close to 7000 I want to weed out to about 4000 still maintaining great patterns and choice.  When I get to that point I will see how I am able to handle it.  I have checked into Etsy and that is also a possibility if I find that maintaining a 4000 level is still a difficulty.  Lots of options!  I really don't like selling on Ebay so that won't be in the future but I know that most sellers on Etsy are happy so if I go that way I know I can maintain a great variety of collectible patterns and have it be manageable.

The first step to lowering my stock are more frequent sales (which I have been having because of my listing difficulty).

Sale Starts NOW and Ends MONDAY Night at Midnight AZ Time

Use Coupon Code HONORVETS during checkout to get your discount.

May you all have a blessed and safe holiday weekend.  Be sure and give honor, praise and blessings to all our Veterans.  God Bless Them All!

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