I have the original Sizzix, a FULL Fun Serif alphabet (upper/lower/numbers/punctuation - full retail alone on that is about $400, at least back when I got it - I didn't pay that much though), Sizzlit converter, and four Sizzlits alphabet sets. Oh, and a couple of shapes too, like a filmstrip and at least one other that I can't remember now.
I don't use any of them any more. I was holding onto them for cutting chipboard, but now I have my deep housing blade for the Circut so I can cut chipboard on that.
I listed two of the Sizzlits fonts on craigslist, and got a reply for one (but I had to list it four times to get the even one reply). It's not sold yet though so I can't count it as a success yet.
I'm wondering I should try to sell them all, and just be done with Sizzix. I'm not going to even attempt ebay because they're so heavy. Shipping alone makes it cost-prohibitive (especially in these "desperate economic times", as my husband calls it).
Typing this all just seems to reinforce that I need to get rid of it. It's like the box I'm filling up with items to list to trade here.
I just wonder if there's a market for Sizzix still. Custom Crops is still listing it so I guess so. Hmmmm.....
I have 4 sizzlits alphabet sets that I know I won't ever use. I had a sidekick but a girl at school bought it. I have 2 cuttlebug alphabet sets (b/c they worked in my sizzix too) that I'm not sure I want to get rid of yet but the sizzix I would like to for sure.
I'm like you, don't want to try Ebay b/c the shipping would be crazy. Mine were given to me several years ago by a family member that got a cricut. So I don't even know what I would charge. I just know that they are wasting space.
Let me know if you find something to do with yours.
I don't know if this is just something that we do in small towns, but we have a local radio program each morning at 9am called Tradio on the Radio. People call in and tell what items they have for sale and give their phone number. I've sold so many things this way. From little things such as a bag of Kayson's clothes, to bigger things like desks, etc. It's FREE and obviously the buyers are local. I actually make better money doing that than garage sales. Could you try something similar?
Good luck on selling them! I have no idea what the market is for them, but I assume it's going down with things like the cricut. Bummer!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
I got 2 whole alphabets, along w/ the Sizzix machine too. I haven't used it in ages, since I got the Cricut and should definitly get rid of it too. I've sold almost all my single dies on ebay, which of course don't cost much. I'll probably start there though, then maybe go to Craigslist.
we don't have a radio thing like that ..
here's my listing, I know I'm asking a lot, but we'll see if I get any nibbles
I hope you get some bites Gwen! GL!
Charys- I really thought we were the only hicks who did "yard sales" on the radio! We have something like that called "Dial A Deal." Southerners are we!
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy