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happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 22, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
Not a "begging for money" thread which has gotten so many up in arms of late but if you want to get up in arms, that's fine with me.

But - I AM looking to raise funds for my trip back east, and hope people won't mind me doing a "here's what I've got to offer/would you like to buy" thread. I have been lucky enough to have another season living in the cabin on a nature preserve in upstate New York, and am currently in Joshua Tree.

I will start with items of climbing gear, and one photo lens I am looking to sell.

1) Wired Bliss Cams - Purple and Silver Colors
These cams have been placed only a few times each, never fallen on.

Asking $40 each, with shipping to US destination included(International shipping has recently increased quite a bit. Will ship overseas, but would need to have additional shipping fee).

 Purple: Quad Cam 1.0
Camming Range: .74-1.08 inches
Weight: 3.1 oz
Rated Strength: 12 KN
Retail $49.00



 Silver Quad Cam 1.5
Camming Range: .91-1.32 inches
Weight: 3.4 oz
Rated Strength: 12 KN
Retail: $49.00



More images here:
http://mountainproject.com/v/fs-wired-bliss-cams-purple-and-silver---new-condition/108016255


2) Kong Red Cam - $30, with shipping to US destination included(International shipping has recently increased quite a bit. Will ship overseas, but would need to have additional shipping fee).

Used very lightly, wires are in excellent condition and action is smooth.

Payment via PayPal, please send PM with questions or request to purchase.


More images here: http://mountainproject.com/v/fs-kong-cam---red/108017380
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Nikon 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D D AF Nikkor SLR Camera Lens

 Asking $175, with shipping to US destination included(International shipping has recently increased quite a bit. Will ship overseas, but would need to have additional shipping fee).

Used very lightly, condition is very good.

Payment via PayPal, please send PM with questions or request to purchase.


More images here: http://mountainproject.com/v/fs-nikon-lens-70---300-zoom/108049486
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
And of courseI still have chalkbags. I am down to just a few pre-sewn inserts though, but can do them by hand. But, it may take a bit longer to get them in the mail if that is the case.

I do have a dozen or so finished ones still in the inventory box, and will post some of those pictures below. The entire collection is at http://www.climbaddictdesigns.com/shop-chalkbags.html









I DO have a huge stash of swatches waiting for me once I get back to NY too - so look for a new collection coming, about beginning of June.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 07:31am PT
Another venture of mine(yes..another!) is Talisman Too, a line of beaded jewelry, which I started doing this winter. You can find the collection at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TalismanToo

Some of the items I am making:


Also, the Facebook page for this and my hair accessories is at http://www.facebook.com/TalismanShops

I am going to be running a promotion on the Facebook page in about a week where I'll be giving away a $25 merchandise credit for items in Talisman Studios and Talisman Too. This is with the hopes of gaining a larger audience base, and appreciate it if people do Like the page(but only if it is something you have interest in).
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:29am PT
Are you still in JT? Am at hidden Valley campsite 11 for a couple more nights if wanna stop by say hi.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Mar 25, 2013 - 09:25am PT
Hey Happie- No interest in it, but that Red cam doesn't look like a Kong Slit Fit to me (for starters, Slit Fit had anodized lobes). It is, however, a dead ringer for a Rock Empire Durango (although missing the sling). What's it say on the sticker on the swage?

-Aric.
Pillowattack

Boulder climber
DC
Mar 25, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Just got a new chalk bag thanks Happiegrrrl :)
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Climbski2 -I won't get into the park in the next few days unfortunately. Hope you are having a great time - perfect weather, for sure!

adatesman - Thanks for mentioning this- I will check later and clarify.

Pillowattack - Thank you!
Indianclimber3

Trad climber
Mar 25, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Happiegrrrl on the move bump!
happiegrrrl

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Thanks for the bump. I still need to dig out and check that cam - it is in my climbing gear duffle, a place I have been not visiting as much as I should....

So, onward as I really need to get cash raised or risk turning into a human raisin in the desert... Am hoping to leave here in time to attend the SushiFest in April, and can use all the work I can get.

One thing I also do is business consulting, with a niche in social media. I do contract work, at http://www.byosb.com, but also have made some special products which I designed for the Etsy.com selling community. These can be found at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/byosmallbiz

These products, primarily guides for social media marketing, and web page analysis, are priced at a fraction of what they would be if contracted for, and represent incredible value for entrepreneurs. Particularly, the Website Analysis, a service which would easily run several hundred dollars through contract, but which I have made available for only $58.

While these products were designed with the Etsy selling platform in mind, they are suitable for any small business which is marketing through search engine indexing and social media marketing.

I can take a look at your sites - websites, selling boutiques on venues such as Etsy, EBay, RedBubble etc., blogs, and social media pages - provide an objective viewpoint, and make suggestions designed to help you improve both the experience for your audience as well as search engine indexing factors.

So, if you have been flummoxed by Facebook, perplexed with Pinterest, or wondering why nobody seems to be looking at your eBoutique.... maybe I can help you with that.

You can view the Feedback I have gotten on some of my transactions with clients via Etsy, and see that people have been overwhelmingly appreciative of the work I have dome for them. My Feedback page is here: http://www.etsy.com/people/byosmallbiz/feedback?ref=owner_feedback_leftnav


Thanks to all who have taken the time to give a look to this thread and any of the links, and also to those who may have been biting their tongue wanting to post in all caps "GET A JOB!!!11."
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 26, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
^nah....DO YOUR THING!!!

bump!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Somebody buy that grrrl an "s".
;-)
Rock on, Happie.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
hey there say, happiegrrl...

if you think you can sell about three dreamcatchers and some earrings,
i can send them, as they are light, and this could help you with
gas money? perhaps...

just let me know...
:)

or some kind of painting to put up on on your selling sight...

Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Neebee,


You are a gem that always shines and I love you!


Best,Gregg
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
So true! Neebee is truly a remarkable person, kind and generous beyond words.

Addition: I have received an email from someone wondering about me, because they had heard I had been offered work in Joshua Tree, and turned it down....

Umm - No.

I have applied for several jobs, and had one interview. And no offers of work beyond what one person had been offering throughout the winter - offers which I accepted each time they were offered.

Perhaps this is just a misunderstanding, but it seems pretty strange to me that people would even be discussing me in this way, much less telling misinformation.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Happies chalk bags rule...!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Though my sushi chalk bag is holding up nicely one day I will need a replacement.

jus' sayin'....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2013 - 07:52am PT
Thank you Joey. This winter I was climbing with someone and realized she was sporting one of them, but I knew I hadn't sold her one... She said she had so many chalkbags and didn't know where this one had come from, but that it was her favorite of them all, because it was a but larger and cinched down.

It seems that elastic cording(and maybe some inner construction details, and maybe that the fleece used on commercial bags might be thinner...) is the key to keeping the chalk inside, and I stumbled upon the winning combination.

I wouldn't mind if commercial makers took note and improved their own bags. Yes, it would cost more, but it seems that non-cinching thing is really annoying to people! Besides, that other construction, where the inner collar is separate from the body lining might actually be part of the problem, and that construction is way more expensive than what I do.



Nature - I hope your sushi bag lasts as long as the memories so many of us have of fantastical SushiFests!


As for the person who has spread the rumor that I turned down work - I asked what had been said and the reply was:

"...offered a job at Coyote Cafe (or maybe some other restaurant in JT?) and turned it down because it was beneath you."


I don't know why someone would say that - where they would even GET the idea, as there are really only a few here even KNOW I have been applying for jobs. But this, along with that whole Veritas.Curat bullshit really stinks. And I will emphatically state that I have NOT refused any work offered to me.

But the reality is that I have a place to go, and am expected to be there in the first week in May. I HAD been looking for work, when my apartment sublet ended, but when it came down to being only a period of three weeks left, I stopped. I couldn't see presenting myself as available for a "permanent" job when I KNEW I would be leaving soon. Does it seem the right thing to anyone here to have someone train a person for a job only to have them quit soon after?

And so I am focusing in what I DO have to offer, which is laid out in the above posts I have made. It IS work, regardless of what mean-spirited people want to consider it. I work VERY hard on what I have to offer. I show up, follow through and have been told outright in so many of the cases that the items are GOOD, and that my service is GOOD, that it is extraodinarily frustrating to have it discounted.

The BS that has been directed at me in the last month, along with my financial downturn, along with my beloved Teddy being sick is a LOT to bear, and I would just ask that person who is so bent on causing me pain to either step back and have a heart, or step forward and say it to my face, or step forward in front of a f*#king bus!

My trailwork crew begins work soon after and believe it or not, they consider me to be am integral part of the team and told me so in exact terms. Considering the bullshit that was said by that veritas person(whose account was deactivated here,and NOT by any action on my part, in case anyone is wondering), and now this "turned down work/beneath her" rumor, that means a LOT to me.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2013 - 07:56am PT
And on that note - one other line of income for me is my accessories from vintage buttons and beads, which can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TalismanStudios


I know this forum is mostly men, but you never know...Maybe some of them know some women who have long hair and wear ponytails, which is what the line mostly consists of. They are unique, simply ways to have a pretty hairstyle beyond those plain elastic bands. And - the "low ponytail" is a fashion trend for this spring!
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:58am PT
Sorry that you are having to deal with this bullshit Terrie
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