Every few weeks at a specific date and time I post brand new one-of-a-kind (OOAK) pieces for sale on my blog. I call these posts "blog updates". I post photos of each piece with their name and price. Each piece is available on a first come, first served basis.
I send out an email a few days in advance to announce when the next update will be. To join my mailing list, click here, or just send me an email at CrystalandBen@vintagebycrystal.com requesting to be added. I also post an announcement ahead of time on my blog.
I sometimes post photos of the new pieces in the update ahead of time as a preview and often get emails asking me to hold pieces before the update. To keep things fair, I can not hold items ahead of time. All pieces will be up for grabs the second the update starts.
There are no "buy now" buttons on the blog. To purchase, just send me an email at CrystalandBen@vintagebycrystal.com and list the one(s) you'd like. I will respond to emails in the order I recieve them. As pieces are sold, I will quickly mark the pieces SOLD in the blog post so everyone knows which pieces are still available vs. which pieces have found new homes.
At the beginning of the sale, it's common to have several people ask for the same item at the same time. First choice goes to the first email received. Feel free to include second choices in case your first choice is taken. After you've sent your email, you can also keep looking and add as many available pieces to your order as you want by sending another email. Please be courtious to me and other shoppers and commit to the pieces you've chosen. If you do change your mind, please let me know asap.
You may also shop Etsy and the blog at the same time and combine orders (including shipping). I will usually automatically combine the orders if they are made at the exact same time, but I don't always notice, so please email me just in case. You may request to combine orders any time up until one ships.
Shipping is $3.50 for one item, and $1 for every extra item up to $6.50, then all extra items ship free. I typically ship via first class USPS. Priority shipping is also available for a small extra fee.
The most common form of payment is paypal. After an hour or so, I will send out a paypal invoice via email unless you request to pay via check. Paid orders are shipping the same day or next business day.
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