March 3, 2020 at 7:26 pm #1605497sherry10151982Participant
Hello!! I’m really new here; just joined a year ago so I know you don’t know me LOL!! I’m so sorry you will have to give up your collection; I would be devastated. I hope we can help you out, I’ll be ready and willing with my pocketbook open LOL!!March 3, 2020 at 9:07 pm #1605498sherry10151982ParticipantMarch 4, 2020 at 1:38 am #1605505KimBlocked
Hi PhoenixTears. I joined here I think around 2011 or 2012 but welcome back. Sorry to hear about your health and your collection needing homes. That is really great for you to want to offer them here though as I know so many collectors who would love to have certain pieces and sometimes it’s easy to miss or lose auctions on ebay, never mind the headache of listings and fees for the sellers. I try and always list pieces here first and only ever list on ebay if I’ve had no bites on here in months. Do you have grab bags to sell or test paints and production pieces? What different creatures do you have? I am looking for any grab bags or test paints that are either colourful, rainbow, pastel or pink fantasy types or safari patterns. I’m also looking for these pieces:
– copper patina baby dragon
– rainbow mini keeper
– silver grulla young unicorn
– white hatching pegasus
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!March 4, 2020 at 5:07 am #1605507dragonmedleyParticipant
It has been a while! Nice to hear from you 🙂
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I know I joined in the beginning of 2014 so you don’t know me, but I wanted to say welcome back, I wish it was a return under much better circumstances though.
Sending you wishes that all works out as best as possible for you with as little stress as possible.
"COSMIC SHIFT DRAGONS and KI-RINS" and the "OCTOPUS TANUKI TEST PAINT #1"March 4, 2020 at 3:46 pm #1605542
Hey Sherry- so sorry but I don’t have a Bobcat (& couldnt find it in the store even if retired or out of stock🤔). That’s a piece that was created or recreated during the years I was away. I’ve never seen that piece, to my recollection. Sorry I can’t help you with this one but sending good luck!
“Fate whispers to the wolf, you cannot withstand the storm; and the wolf whispers back, I AM the storm.”March 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm #1605543
Hi Kim! That’s a lot to take in. I’m hoping collectors will see my Flea Market post when I’m ready to get this underway. Right now I’m trying to get familiar with forum life & forum itself as it’s changed since I was last here.
I have no fantasy color or pastel pieces; or grab bags. I do have a male griffin that was a test paint that Mel did especially for me (she signed it) and it became a production color (trying to remember the name exactly; mainly black with “sunset” wings). I don’t have the very specific few you mentioned as I painted over my white hatching Pegasus & the grulla was one I’d always been looking for too (never found one).
I don’t have pieces that have been created since 2015 probably. Maybe a Curled Dragon (I know I have a rare one at least in that group and if you like color, I have the Rainbow one).
I have original adult Kirins, Oriental Dragons, Peacock Old Warrior Dragon, Poads, some natural pieces like the chubby bengal cats, scratching dog… I have to go look at them as they’ve been stored or boxed for years. I have griffins of older colors but a couple are family spoken for.
You’ll see when I list them when I get enough strength to take this on. Some I probably need to take pix of but can’t if they’re fully sealed for years. Please just be patient; this is easy for you guys but getting back into this is tough for me as well as in my condition. I can’t even remember how to figure out how to know how much shipping would be; worse if one person wants multiples (I never liked shipping multiples bc they’re so fragile and won’t if they’re heavy items like Warrior or Griffins).
You’ll see once I start getting them up in the Flea Market. It’s going to take me a while to organize. I just had to see if I could even get back on the forum under my name because those I’ve bought from & sold to know my reputation is honest. Hang in there- the pieces aren’t going anywhere!
“Fate whispers to the wolf, you cannot withstand the storm; and the wolf whispers back, I AM the storm.”March 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm #1605544
HEY! Dragonmedley! Great to see you again! Yay! Another familiar name!
“Fate whispers to the wolf, you cannot withstand the storm; and the wolf whispers back, I AM the storm.”March 4, 2020 at 4:09 pm #1605545
StormDancer, thank you for such a kind welcome and equally kind sentiments. Means a great deal. I’m glad you found a home here😊March 4, 2020 at 4:54 pm #1605547fatalbeautyParticipant
just to let you know, we don’t use the forums to list Windstones anymore…instead we do it here now….
Sitting Cat found! SOON!!!!! OMG YEY!March 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm #1605557
Fatalbeauty, thanks for letting me know that what was the WE Flea Market is now called Classified Ads. Wow, that’s a long read of Rules etc😂😳 And evidently, PayPal has changed so much as well. When we used it back in the day, it didn’t have fees (which is why I avoid eBay now). There’s a lot for me to go over, here and there (for those that would choose PayPal) and catch up on & learn.
But thank you very much for letting me know where I can post items I’ll sell to collectors here. That was helpful & is appreciated.March 4, 2020 at 6:17 pm #1605559pipsxlchParticipant
Shipping fees have gotten outrageous. I helped someone sell a collection last year; I’m in the deep Southeast and a male dragon going to the deep Northwest was over $35. The emperor going about 1,500 miles was over $50; and the OW was about the same- with the returned empty box costing $20.
Drag0n is helping sell a collection now, and might have more up to date prices. She’s in the Northeast, if she’s shipped many to the Southwest that could be a good guideline.
Good luck selling them, painting styles seem to have changed some over the years, and your guys may be refreshingly different for some newer members.March 4, 2020 at 6:44 pm #1605562
Yep, I’m in deep SouthEast too. Thank you for letting me know those prices as I have an OW but shipping, OMG! Luckily I don’t need any boxes back. That’s kind of you to be helping drag0n with her collection & tipping me off to rough current shipping prices. I have to reread the rules of Classifieds here (I always was in excellent standing in my transactions here but many wouldn’t remember & others don’t know me so I want to get everything done to the letter). Plus PayPal is updated and newer now. My account has always been up to date there but can’t remember the last time I used it- buying but especially selling. A lot to master before I get going. I just hope I can get it done.
Thanks for the encouraging words about old school vintage pieces & paints. Hope you’re right and that too, maybe I can fill in members of my time here, pieces that they never got their hands on. I know being on a Wishlist for various pieces, the emails never came as Mel exploded forward/onward.March 5, 2020 at 6:08 pm #1605607pipsxlchParticipant
I think Dragonmedley is maintaining the White/Black transaction pages now,you should still be up there!
PayPal doesn’t seem harder to me, you should be okay there. I’ve gone through a few long dry transactionless spells, but it hasn’t kicked me out yet. I think their transaction fee is .03%, so just add that much to whatever it is you need to make on the piece. Word of warning- don’t use Friends and Family unless you really are close with the other person. It’s against all sorts of rules and can bite you in the butt, even if it does save you those fees.
There hasn’t been a Wishlist for years now. But, in the General Windstone subforum, there is a thread titled ‘What Is Your Grail?’. It’s an active one, and I’ve seen people looking for older pieces there. The ‘Show Your Collection’ thread might be a good place to show your things too, and start buzz for them. People who don’t normally check the Classifieds might get intrigued there.March 5, 2020 at 7:01 pm #1605609
Pip, this is great info. But with all I’m dealing with & facing, it’s overwhelming. I keep reading the Classified rules over and over so I’m right on point. That would be great if dragonmedley still does have me on the white side of the list but if I have to forge a new reputation, I’ll do what I must!
I did see in the rules about PP fees and how to properly add them to the cost of a piece to break even there. I’d not use close friends or family bc yes, that can bite you & while I adore old schoolers (like you & dragon & drag0n etc, id not want that pressure on you guys.
Browsing ALL of the store was eye opening as pieces I have (either piece or color… was the original red called Ruby?) my pieces aren’t even there as retired, they’re THAT retired! I see the opportunity that I could make good money on those pieces (an obvious one which I will ask for what I paid when stumbling upon is the Jade Scratcher or just a couple unusually rare pieces like a Russet Curl), I’m sticking to the $10 less than what I paid as most were direct from the store. Some are still there but remain out of stock yet I’ll still ask for $10 less than what it goes for (which is what I paid having looked at them). As I’ve said, where I’m going, I can’t take it with me and like actual pets, I really want what I offer to go to truly devoted WE collectors. If they don’t sell here, they will be donated to my local no kill county shelter who often has auctions (silent and otherwise) so they can get whatever they can for the animals. I’ve documented a long time ago, with pix of the items, what they’re worth and am specific what simply can’t be sold because they are very old repaints (which due to rules, I’d not do anymore). The ones that are I’ve written on felt DO NOT SELL; REPAINT. They’re few & will stay with my mom or with my friend who runs the animal shelter.
I just want to be sure I do this all correctly as I’ve never been a scammer (been on the other end and know how it hurts & frustrates). Bottom line, I’ve been collecting (save these last few years; didn’t want to see what I know I can’t have nor can afford anymore) since Windstone started & want pieces I’ve bought from stores that use to carry them, bought from ppl here, eBay and mostly direct from store, to go to those who know just how special Melody’s art is. That’ll help me rest easier and hopefully bring joy to ppl here.
Thank you for all your very helpful information & tips👍🏼🙏🏼🌻
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