Do you remember when Mollie Makes Magazine was launched last year? The internet buzz and excitement?
I bought issues 2 and 3, signed up for the discounted subscription of £5 for 3 issues and then continued at the normal subscription rate. However after only a few issues I was a little bored with it. As I have said before, I'm not one for pointless crafting so I will not be making biscuits or pancakes out of felt - a cute idea as childrens' toys but not to sit round the house gathering dust. Every issue followed a similar format and after flicking through each magazine a couple of times, I felt that there was not really very much substance to it. Most of the ideas were a little twee and cutesy for my taste - I didn't even use any of the craft kits.
I've found that more recent issues of the magazine have been a little more interesting, with projects that are more like things I would probably make. I also like seeing the crafty businesses featured and finding out about new Etsy shops. On a side note - I do always wonder why 90% of craft businesses seem to be called 'Something & Something' (rather than just a one word name) - anyone else ever think that?
Anyway, last month I discovered a new (to me) magazine that I fell in love with (more of that in a future post!) and decided to stop my MM subscription. I looked at eBay to see if the magazines were worth anything and, lo and behold, they certainly are.
I listed 8 magazines and they sold for between £9.99 and £27 (!!!) each, with the earliest issues being worth the most. Now, this was great news for me of course, but I do wonder about the people so desperate to purchase these magazines, especially as they are still available in digital versions. Two bidders bought 3 magazines each from me, spending about £60 each, and were both super excited with their purchases. I found it all a bit baffling that anyone would spend so much on magazines, but I suppose that some people are 'completists' who love to collect.
What do you think about this? Have you sold any of your Mollie Makes magazines? Would you? Is this the height of Mollie Makes Madness?
If you have a much-coveted Issue 1 to sell, I think that someone will bite your hand off for it!