Sponsor | What’s Tophatter?
I recently came across the world of Tophatter – what is this dandy Tophatter you ask? Well, it’s a virtual auction house that conducts live online auctions every day where buyers can interact, place bids, and chat. Awesome! What do they offer? You can buy and sell clothing (including designer goods!!), apparel, accessories, collectibles, handmade goods, crafts and more! Take a gander at their lovely catalog. If you’re skeptical, a visit wouldn’t hurt – it may just change your mind. I was at first, but the fresh quirky vibe won me over! I personally haven’t bid on anything yet – but once I do, I’ll be sure to share my experience. (and of course the goodies!) Being the crafty person I am, I’m thrilled to be working with them. Yes, that’s right! They’re my first sponsor. Boy, are we a good fit! I adore crafts, fashion and vintage – I think Tophatter just may be the death of my wallet. ;) I know I’ll be buying things for my current snail-mail addiction. Oh! I’ll be featuring my top picks every first Tuesday of the month – so stay tuned. Hopefully you’ll enjoy them! If you’re interested read further, or watch the cute video they put together.
The website has been lovingly grown in Palo Alto, CA since December 2011. Tophatter has fostered a wonderful community of buyers & sellers, who have come to develop friendships that extend far beyond the auctions. The rooms are full of passion, excitement and most importantly, fun. Tophatter blogs, tweets, and pins – be sure to follow them if you feel inclined!
// How’s it work?
Basically after you’ve signed up, you make yourself a little character which allows you to bid on listings. Once you chose an auction to participate in you’ll see a cute little cartoon auctioneer on the screen. You’re standing in the back row and you’re ready to start bidding! You can also interact with others in the chat located underneath the auction. On the right is a photo of the current item and the going price, to bid you simply click the button. Make sure to pay attention, as you may lose the bid if someone bids higher – but most importantly have fun!
Tophatter has offered a $5 welcome credit to all my readers, so if you’re interested be sure to use my referral link, or click the button on my sidebar. It literally takes seconds to register. If you decide to sign up, feel free to tell me what you’ve purchased. Happy bidding!
If you have any questions either ask me or check out their help page! :)