#28362 Mar 22, 2007
> If they want cheap there are plenty of people who will sell them
> mass-produced, machine-made crap. I wouldn't want to sell my items
> people like that. I think, as artists, we take pride in our quality,
> designs, and hand-made items. I'm happy not to make a sale if
> thinks the price is too high. There's plenty of people who
> appreciate a
> one-of-a-kind piece and will pay for it. Why would I want to
> myself because someone else is cheap.
> That's my philosophy. BTW Jen, I know you're just trying to stimulate
> conversation. This is a good topic.
I know, no compromise for those who are looking for inexpensive.
There's a few problems with that.
1. even though people appreciate handmade, it doesn't mean they're
always willing to spend for handmade. So, the mass made, cheapie items
are still our competition.
2. It's nice to have conviction, but you still need to market to your
audience. And, right now, my most captive audience happens to be
women, ages 20 to 35. And they're not professionals, so they don't
have the most $. So i have to lower my prices so they can afford my
And I think it's great that you have such strong feelings about this,
Eva. No worries. And I like conversations like these. It gets to the
heart of our businesses.
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