I am conducting a completely unscientific experiment to assess the feasibility of selling on either Etsy or Ebay.
I have fallen out of love with Ebay in recent years, partly due to the monumental (with the emphasis on 'mental') changes to their fees and selling policies and partly due to the fact that there is just such a lot of Taiwan Tat masquerading as quality miniatures. Even in the hitherto reliable 'handmade' or 'artisan' categories there are blatantly mass produced miniatures masquerading as the real thing. I find it depressing to trawl through pages and pages of rubbish, searching for the occasional pearl in the mire.
Etsy on the other hand, with which I've held a dormant account for years, majors on handmade items which are generally of good quality. I have, on occasion bought from a known artisan on Etsy and the transactions have been quick and easy. Although I have never sold on Etsy, I'm aware that their fees are generally lower and their selling policies are fairer and more transparent.
This weekend I have listed three items for sale on Etsy, and one item in an Ebay auction..... just to see what happens.
The Ebay auction is HERE
The Etsy offerings are HERE
I shall await developments and report back in due course........