These companies would sell a sealed box packed with curated bounties that appealed to the members of a niche enthusiast group, who only found out what they were getting when they opened the package for themselves. This sounds like an insane business pitch until you consider how much fun it is to unwrap presents. Essentially, the mystery-box gambit is a clever trick to fool millennials into paying for a year-round Christmas experience.
Birchbox does essentially the same thing but with makeup. More recently though, the subscription box bubble has begun to burst. Fast Company reported that since the initial boom, 13 percent of box companies have ceased operations. BirchBox has gone from one of the marquee faces of the industry to a company drowning in debt and selling off equity to hedge funds. Everyone wants your paper trail now, even Big Cosmetics. Her greatest advantage is how homemade her mystery boxes feel compared to the rest of the field, and increasingly, it feels like DIY mystery boxes are the only sector of this industry that is truly insoluble.
The people that buy these boxes feel the same way. Marsha [makes sure everything] applies [to me,] which it has every single time. William Graves is a year-old Doctor Who fanatic from Arkansas. He can be found on Twitter as DoctorWhoDad. Each of the sellers I spoke to echoed that same philosophy. Intimacy is their top priority, but they still know how to fit a market deficiency when they see one.
Oh Youngju is a year-old from Seoul, South Korea. She started her Etsy shop three months ago, and in large part, it is dedicated to the ludicrously popular K-Pop boy band BTS. As a native Korean, Youngju has access to a variety of BTS fandom material that is either unavailable or overpriced in other countries. But for true salt-of-the-earth DIY mystery boxes, you best turn to eBay. As any Storage Wars veteran knows, the contents of the average overdue locker can be deliriously eccentric.
Some of the forgoing comments were correct, some incorrect. All contents must be identified. Condition of individual items need not be stated. Do not say "may contain" and may not offer bonuses that are of significant value. The chance listing policy does not trump buyer's claims of damage or not as described.
You cannot refuse to accept a return request for "broken" by saying "I'm not required to state individual item condition. Junk drawer lots invites buy-to-look and buy-to-pick buyers who will use the eBay guarantee to act as if you've offered the lot with free shipping and free returns. Make sure the lot fits in a fixed price mailing box. There is a lot of strategy in making a successful junk drawer lot. Those strategies have been discussed on these threads in recent and distance past. Take advantage of that by searching this forum for "mystery lot.
One such strategy is, for example, don't mix widely different items. Those who buy the lot primarily for one thing will entirely discount the value of other things in the lot. Instead of a lot of A and B selling for the value of A plus the value of B, the lot will only sell for the value of A or value of B. Allowed in some situations. For information about lottery items, please see the lottery tickets and game pieces policy.
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When companies have large volumes of items, they often resell them as mystery boxes on places like eBay. They are then considered "distressed" inventory. You are always allowed to list when you identify the contents and they aren't prohibited. Many people sell "junk drawers of stuff" and show an overall photo of. In total, there are nearly 6, results for mystery boxes on the site. eBay has also emerged as a primary bazaar for do-it-yourself blind boxes.