Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Have You Heard About Tophatter?

Happy Wednesday gang!  I'm SUPER EXCITED to share something I found recently with all of you (and a little treat at the end of this post!)  Last week, I signed up for, and went and roamed around to see what it was all about.   I was thrilled to see that they had lots of really cool craft items that were being auctioned off!  Oh yeah, this is my kind of place!

When you first log in to Tophatter, you have several different auctions to choose from.  They have auctions spread throughout the day that include, craft and jewelry-making supplies, electronics, gourmet food items, jewelry, vintage items, and so much more.  When you pick an auction, you go into a virtual  auction room with the auctioneer and audience right there (in adorable cartoon form) for you to hang out with.  There's also a chat screen set up so you can say hi, ask questions about items, or just get to know other members! 

There's links on the side of the screen to each item being (and about to be) auctioned, so you can click on them to get a closer look.  You will learn more about the item, the minimum opening bid, the shipping cost that will be added on to the winning bid, and sometimes, even a few extra photos of the items. 

Photo credits: 1. Photo by 42 Things by Jo on Tophatter 
2. Photo by Monique Christine on Tophatter 
3. Photo by 42 Things by KejaDesigns on Tophatter  
4. Photo by Eclipse Designs on Tophatter

I've seen everything from Martha Stewart Glitter to Coach purses sell on that site!!  I chose to buy a Christmas present a little early for sweet hubby!   He likes to use an MP3 player and headphones when he's outside mowing or doing yard work.  He's just about worn our iPod out and asked for a new one for Christmas.  I found these CUTE little MP3 players on Tophatter!  The sale was supposed to be for 2 players, one set of headphones, and one 4 GB SD card.  I was so surprised when I opened up my package (which arrived just a few days after my purchase!) and found two of everything!  The seller was sweet enough to add in two sets of headphones and two cards (along with the cords to charge and hook up to the computer)  I was completely THRILLED with my purchase! 

So here's the part you've been waiting to hear about!  As a special treat for Scrap This Save That readers, Tophatter is giving new customers a special $10 credit to use on any purchase of $11 or more when you SIGN UP HERE!  That's $10 worth of goodies (or craft items!!) for FREE!!  I heart free!

Have you discovered the addictive new auction site called Tophatter, where buyers bid for sellers’ unique goods in fast-paced virtual auction rooms? From crafts and DIY projects, to antiques, jewelry, home décor and much more, there’s no limit to what you can discover on Tophatter.
With live auctions every day, sellers get to showcase their wares from around the world to a community of thousands of buyers, and answer questions via chat as the clock ticks down. Each lot sells in an average of two minutes, so buyers must bid quickly!
Tophatter’s auctions become interactive live events where buyers and sellers can hang out, chat, and win. Led by the esteemed Sir Wendell Wattington and his animated family, Tophatter auctions keep the fun rolling in.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tophatter. The opinions and text are all mine.

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E


Susie Craft Happy! said...

Very cool Amy. I'll have to check them out!


Dawn Caelu said...

Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to check it out.....

Merry said...

Sounds to check it out.

Stop Tophatter Fraud said...

I would like to invite everyone to participate in a discussion related to Tophatter’s knowing and complicit selling of illegal items to the unsuspecting public and suppliers that resell to brick and mortar shops where you may unsuspectingly shop. One of many illegal items sold are gold plated jewelry with a 14K stamped hallmark. In other words, they are allowing to be sold fake stuff and representing it to be solid gold. It is my wish to create enough momentum through social media as to pressure Tophatter to Stop with the Fraud, and I need help. Please be warned, or come share your own experiences. And share your own thoughts. And see if you can be a part of the force that will Stop Tophatter Fraud. For a Private, Uncensored, Closed Facebook Community group: “Auction: Tophatter – THE TRUTH”
Additionally, this is a Cause Petition link for Stop Tophatt