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Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
We can probably all agree that eBay is a pretty awesome website, but if you’re a crafty person (like me), then Etsy is where you’ve died and gone to arts-and-crafts heaven.
You’ll first notice the stark differences when it comes to the categories each site offers. EBay’s categories range from electronics to sporting goods to motors, whereas Etsy has a more tailored range from holiday to ceramics to vintage. Etsy offers more than just an outlet where people can sell things that they’ve made, but these same people can also set up online shops and essentially run a mini-business this way. On eBay, you have your seller’s account, but it’s not as personal or independent as it would be on Etsy.
EBay is described as an online marketplace of sorts where one can find an old out-of-print baseball card, or even buy a car. Etsy, on the other hand, fosters an environment for some creative people to sell their creations and others to buy craft supplies. Both of these websites are pretty stellar in their own ways, but next time you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind accessory, you might want to browse Etsy.