Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What's The Price Of Cute?

Recently I witnessed a discussion between two craft people. Both people made similar products. The first person charged twice as much for her products and criticized the second person for undercharging. She said it was a disservice to craft people everywhere to under value her work. I thought it was appalling she would tell someone else what to charge for their products.

Some customers will pay top dollar for handmade crafts and works of art. This is good news for those of us who provide goods for these customers. It’s also good news for the customer as they will most likely get a better made and more unique product than if they had done their shopping at a corporate retail store. However, the customer can get a high-quality handmade work at a reasonable price. Really. It’s true.

Like the second person in the discussion I heard, I have a formula. This formula takes into consideration the cost of materials, the time it takes to make the item, and a nice little profit. I’ve seen others who sell products similar to mine for a whole lot more than I charge. If they’re getting business, more power to them. I believe in giving my customers a good value. A great product at a reasonable price.

With that in mind, check out the new items in my shop. Fun and spooky pins and magnets for Halloween. Celebrate the holiday with style at a price that won’t scare you.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sara! It been a LOOOONG time since we've talked! My name? Let's see if you can guess....

3 foot tall, 6" around RED CANDLE..
"The Game" Concert, 1980...
Yellow Plastic Jump Suits...
"I am In Love With My Car"...
"Bohemian Rhapsody"...
Waynes World!

:-)

How have you been?
Will try to give you call later, am stuck at DFW travelling from Austin. Will be back in KC tomorrow.

Sara said...

Well waddaya know. It's Mr. Vega! Can't wait to hear from you!

Anonymous said...

To Ms. LeCar!

Well, it's Mr. Expedition-Explorer-Impala-LeSabre these days. My 18 year old crashed my Eurovan last year. The last of VERY LONG string of MANY VW's and Audi's.

I thought you would remember the candle first. Amazing that the "Yeller Taxi" has endured for 30 YEARS!

More later!

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