Happy holidays! From all of us here at Shook Trend.

The holidays are coming and you know what that means. It’s time to think about what everyone wants this year. What could be on their wish list? What does your mom, boyfriend, sister, friend, or dog want this year? Lucky for you, Shook Trend has got your back at this one because this week’s trend is….

Holiday Wish List! 

I’m so excited about this one because I just love the holiday season. All of the beautiful decorations on the houses and everyone just seems to be a bit nicer than usual. What I don’t like is the headache of trying to find the perfect present for each person on my list. I never know what to get anyone. That’s why I’m so happy for our new trend.

This week on trend.shook.co we are all about spreading that holiday joy. Start a wish list and post items you want to get for other people to spark some inspiration for someone else. We even give you the option of publishing your blog information! And don’t be afraid to get creative with this, add a funny story or reasoning behind your gift selection.

So what are you waiting for? The holidays are quickly approaching. Start your wish list today, because you never know what you’ll get tomorrow.

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Happy holidays from all of us here at the Shook Trend staff.

Speaking of holidays, are you looking for that perfect stocking stuffer? Make sure you grab one of these Shook tee-shirts before this deal runs out. How awesome are these?

Comment below and leave us some of your funniest gift ideas/stories you’ve had!

And the theme is… 50 Shades of Grey!

It’s a new week and you know what that means, Shook has got something new in store for you. We hope that you loved our 007 James Bond theme last week. This week it’s something that everyone has definitely heard of: 50 Shades of Grey. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this controversial book trilogy, here’s a quick summary. A young girl, Anastasia Steele, and a young business man, Christian Grey, form a…well let’s just call it a very adult relationship.

People from around the globe are reading these books. Even Ellen reads it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3JCwnwHbU

So what are your thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey? Are you a lover or a hater? Be sure to check out trend.shook.co to see our recently updated 50 Shades trend. Let us know what you think in our comments below.

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Want to be under the spotlight?

Hey everyone! We’re really excited to feature our next theme: 50 Shades of Grey for our next Shook trend. For this theme, we thought it would be fun to get some of our users input for products to feature on trend.shook.co. We can only feature a maximum of 50. If you respond back to this comment with your…

1. blogger name
2. blogger photo
3. blogger website/blog/
4. product title
5. product photo
6. product price
7. 1-2 sentences of why you picked the product

…then your blog will also be featured on trend.shook.co with your blog name, picture and link to your blog.

Don’t be afraid to be creative with this. An example of where to find products is: amazon.com, e-bay etc. Anything that has a price tag next to it is fair game.

The deadline is 2 PM tomorrow afternoon, so make sure you send your product in fast. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

 

Remodel, Rebuild, Redefine and Redesign. It’s time for a new Shook.

Hey all you Shook-goers! It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Sorry about that, but hopefully this news I’m about to share will make it better. And I can’t lie to you, I really feel good about this. This news is so exciting that none of us have been able to sleep for weeks! We’ve been doing some serious remodeling and rebuilding with Shook. And now I can finally announce that we’re back and better than ever.

We have redefined what Shook means to us and what we want it to be so we could take it in a different direction. We’ve always talked about giving people what they want and making things personal. Now, we’ve found a way to better fit that model plan.

We redesigned Shook to be a trend follower and trend giver. Now it’s our job to find and follow what’s hot and in during the week, and that’s exactly what we will give to you. We will take whatever it is that’s trending that week and create a page that relates to that. Whether it be fashion, movies, tv, politics or whatever – we will make it the theme and trend of the week. With that theme, we will show you cool products that go with it to ensure that the people are getting exactly what they want.

So with that being said, this week’s theme is (drumroll please) James Bond 007. No surprises there, right? He’s everywhere right now. Skyfall hit the $90 million mark during it’s debut in America.This is the biggest opening weekend for the entire 007 series by a huge margin. So there are no questions that James Bond is hot right now.


You can find out more about the movie and some great 007 related things by visiting our new page.

Don’t forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter. But sign up fast, we have a limited number of openings. There are only 500 spots total! 

So, what do you think of the new Shook? Have you checked out our new page at trend.shook.co yet? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Introducing Rachel

I would like to introduce Rachel to all of you Shook-goers.

Rachel is a self-taught artists based in Leeds. She is most interested in landscapes and abstract forms inspired by color, the painting process and her own imagination.  Her first ever art exhibition is In November at East Street Arts gallery and she couldn’t be more excited for it. Her exhibition will have a series of landscape and abstract paintings of scenes around Ilkey and West Yorkshire to showcase the wild beauty, vivid colors and rugged landscape. In her spare time, she designs knot wear and craft items. Click here to see some of the photos on her blog.

These items are currently being sold on Shook:

Molly in the Wood

Path Through the Trees

Path Through the Trees

Abstract

Abstract

Interested? Make sure you hurry and register to www.shook.co before someone else gets to them first!

What do you think of these paintings? Let us know in the comments below! :)

4 blog post that make antique buying as easy as 1,2,3

We all know that buying a new antique comes with a ton of questions. How do I know if it’s real? What kind of qualifications should it have? How many antiques should I buy? Well, lucky for you we’ve complied 4 fantastic blog posts which give some great advice which should make purchasing a bit easier for you.

Homesav: How to make old new: Antiquing advice from the pros

3 pieces of advice for putting antiques in your home: 1. Less is more. 2. Mix and match. 3. Let it tell a story.

Article Snacks

Article Snacks: Sources for buying genuine antiques:

Antiquing can be very expensive and you need to be confident in your purchase. Use the internet to make sure that your antique is genuine and check for certification.

Fine Jewelry Blog

Fine Jewelry Blog: Tips for buying vintage jewelry:

The essential information you need to know when buying vintage jewelry: jewelry material, age and markers.

Lux Magazine

Lux Magazine gave some great information and advice for antiquing:

Collectible vs antique, authentic vs reproduction, restoration vs conservation, ask a lot of questions, always check the item, check for authenticity, beware of limited editions, price does not reflect quality, look for oddities, ask about trade memberships, buy from abroad, always get a receipt and follow the antique golden rule.

 

Have more advice for our antique buyers? We would love to hear from you. Post a comment below and give us your best advice!

Jackie at Shook:

Thanks for the blog post from Neatsmart. This is so great :D

Originally posted on Neatsmart:

This was the “before” picture for a client I worked with in July. Yes, the Christmas tree is still up.

So we’ve all heard of Craigslist, Ebay, Freecycle, Goodwill, and consignment stores but I’d like to show you a new way to sell the stuff that you’ve eliminated from your home or, better yet, “how my stuff can find a good home.” One of the biggest obstacles people have to shedding the extraneous “junk” from their lives is the feeling of guilt associated with letting it go. Hoarders especially will experience panic attacks that their gazillion thing aren’t being properly cared for or won’t be appreciated by anyone else. There is guilt associated with acknowledgng that you need to let go of something that might have cost you a lot of money or was given to you by a friend or family member. My very sweet and admirable…

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Look what Menno gave to us!

If you’ve been to Shook recently, then you probably noticed a lot of changes. Right now it’s pretty hard to miss Menno. So I thought it could be nice to find out a bit more about him and why he posted so many awesome things to Shook.

       Meet Menno 

Menno came from a family of hoarders and thrifers. His parents and grandparents had a passion for antiques and quirky vintage items. They taught him to look for interesting items wherever he went and to appreciate art and design; so that’s exactly what he did. He traveled all over Europe and bought most of his collection at auctions, flea markets and little vintage shops.

Since Menno has such a passion for antiquing, he usually just adds things to his own personal collection. There’s only one problem with that — there’s only so much space to put everything! However Menno turned this into his own personal philosophy. When he acquires new things he lets something else go, that way other people can enjoy them and he gets to live in a house with an ever-changing decor.

Out of all the items Menno has, he doesn’t have a favorite. What he loves most is the ambience in his house all of the items create together. It’s a combination between all of the colors, shapes and architecture that gives him such a positive feeling.

It’s hard to pick out just one thing Menno posted, because they are all so exquisitely beautiful. Here are a couple for you to sample, but make sure you log in and register with shook.co so you can see all of them.

                 

 

                      

 

              

 

Happy choosing, and thanks Menno for all of the great stuff! Visit Shook here.

How to Set the Price: 4 Must Read Blog Posts

At Shook, we know it can be difficult to put a price next to what your trying to sell. Do you price it high to make the most money? Do you price it low to guarantee that it sells? I hope that the following blog posts can help answer some of these questions for you.

Conversion XL: The way that you price your product has an affect on people. Keep in mind that most people don’t always know how to price things fairly. If you give them more options of different prices, it can help customers understand what the best price is for them.

INC: Pricing your product can be one of the most difficult things to do. Some factors to consider when pricing your products are to know your customer, know your cost, know your revenue target, know your competition and know where the market is heading. Your product price should vary depending on what the market is willing to pay, how your company and product are perceived in the market, what your competitors charge and whether the product is highly visible and frequently shopped and compared.

Artbistro: Make sure you are aware of these guidelines before posting your art to sell. 1.) Prices are based in part, on medium. 2.) Prices are also based, in part, on size. 3.) All prices must be relative to one another. 4.) Your prices must be consistent.

Marketing, Confidence, and Time: Make your offer better than any one else’s. Make people feel that they need to have what you are offering; don’t sell it on the price.

Make sure that you are setting a fair and reasonable price (for you and your buyer) when you post an item to Shook. Anyone else have any other tips of how to price an item? Need additional advice on how to set your price? Comment below and let us know!

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Shook Got a Makeover!

Hey everyone. I’m really excited right now because there have been some BIG changes to Shook and I get to be the one to tell everyone about them. Yay!

So deep breath in, deep breath out. Here comes all the new things to Shook!

SHOOK LOOKS AWESOME. I’m not one to brag but really, Shook is looking so good right now. You have to see it for yourself. Just go to www.shook.co and you’ll see that the appearance has changed a lot. We changed the colors and the whole design is different and better. Go ahead and take a peek!

The bio page. Since one of Shook’s goals is to make buying and selling a personal experience, we have added a bio section for our users on the settings page. Now you can know a little more about who you are buying from or who you’re selling to.

The sell page. If you thought it was easy before then this will blow your mind. Now all you need is an image, title, description, price and location. Then BOOM you’re done. Just like that.

Closing the deal. All deals will close between the buyer and the seller without any interaction with the website itself.

The price. Wait… what price? Now Shook is 100% free of charge – no fees! No your eyes aren’t tricking you. This is the real deal.

And finally…we heard you England, and we’re listening! We’ve had numerous people tell Shook that they think it’s awesome and they can’t wait until it’s available in the UK for them to use. Well good news to all of our English friends, Shook is now available in the UK! You now have the ability to BUY and SELL on Shook. How awesome is that? :)

And remember everyone, we’re still on beta so if you have any problems or requests you can directly contact us on support@shook.co or visit us here:  http://www.shook.co/#feedback

So was that enough changes for you? I sure hope so. Comment below and tell us what you think about the new Shook!

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