Make Magazine’s Makers Market & Boing Boing Bazaar Close Shop

8 October is the last day to shop!

Make announced yesterday that online indie marketplaces Makers Market and Boing Boing Bazaar will cease to be in just one month. Bottom line: they don’t make enough sales.

Seller and customer accounts will be accessible through 9 November, but shopping stops on 8 October.

Both sites have some really incredible items for sale. Here’s a selection of my personal faves. Snatch them up soon and send these marketplaces some farewell bucks.

1. notecards from Yeehaw Industries (I love them.) 40 cards for $60  2. ultimate embroidery kit from Sublime Stitching $30 3. sketchbook from Pocketo $26  4. flat-pack Korn Hole game from Hines Design Labs $149.95  5. brass rose ring from EDM Designs $65 6. solar modification kit from Sparkle Labs $18 7. stereo tube amp kit from Hobgob Electronics $400

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2 Responses to “Make Magazine’s Makers Market & Boing Boing Bazaar Close Shop”

  1. Nick Taylor Says:

    Yea – total bummer really… they may not have been making enough sales, but they sold about 10 times more of my stuff than all my other outlets put together.

  2. Jon Says:

    I tried it a few months as well after being personally invited… the idea showed a lot of promise but in reality, it just didn’t work for me. I left after the “free trial” period expired. I think there were to big problems, one is their monthly fee + commissions were way too high vs alternatives like Etsy and second, their backend system was needlessly complicated.

    Jon @ WoodMarvels.com