speaking of trades... the grand total (give or take a few - my math skills are cr*ppy) of trades this time around was 209!!!!! HOLY COW!!!!!
so, for the next time, the challenge is to beat sparklegarden and to beat 209 trades in total!!!! do you think we can do it???? LOL!!!!!!!!!!! we will probably have another Trade and Stay in about a month and a half or so... so get to stocking up your shop!!!!!
just FYI - we were discussing the issue of fee avoidance in the chat thread. so everyone knows, the team does NOT condone changing your prices to 0.20 cents during your trades. ETSY considers this fee avoidance and if it becomes rampant, they may shut the team down. i definitely do NOT want this to happen! here is what ETSY says about fee avoidance:
"Fee Avoidance: The price stated in each item listing description must be an accurate representation of the sale. Sellers may charge reasonable shipping and handling fees to cover the costs for packaging and mailing the items. Sellers may not charge excessive shipping fees or otherwise avoid fees. You may not alter the item's price after a sale for the purpose of avoiding Etsy transaction fees, misrepresent the item’s location, or use another user’s account without permission."
i hope that it makes sense and that all of us understand... i know that fees are a b*tch, but so is karma!