It has taken a bit of discussion and prodding but it looks like as of February 1st the ebay group I belong to, Country and Primitive Ladies Group will be using C&PLG as the new initials you type in the search box to find our listings.
Here's our story as written by Maureen. You see, for a very long time we have used cplg and it worked like a charm...until ebay made some changes in the search process. At first we noticed a few plumbing accessories mixed in with our handmade items. It seems cplg is also the abbreviation for coupling as in pipes. We wondered if "Garage Guy" (as we nicknamed him) noticed his pipe fittings were nestled among raggedy dolls, stitcheries, candle mats and painted goodies. We joked that perhaps he would shop with us for his wife or girlfriend as he looked over his listings. Then we noticed he had more listings than we did and it really cramped our advertising style. Our group's pretty handmade items were scattered over a couple pages of nuts, tubes, PVC pipes in all assorted sizes, pipe fittings, hose couplings and none of them cute or primitive! lol This was not the shopping experience we wanted for our wonderful customers and so we have decided on this little change.
A few gals have already started using the new initials in their listing titles and we all plan on being on board by February 1st. So remember, when you are searching for wonderful handmade pretties type C&PLG in the search box on any ebay page and prepare to be delighted! I have added a C&PLG link in the sidebar of my blog.
Enjoy your day...I'm off to stitch some penny rugs.