Question about selling pieces

Question about selling pieces

Post by Ne » Sun, 09 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Hello! (again)

First off, sorry for putting all my questions in separate threads, but there
are two reasons for my doing so:
1. I've found that multiple questions in a single thread tend to get only one
question answered (at least on most of the other newsgroups I'm a part of).
And
2. I've noticed how messy certain *things* have gotten on this newsgroup, and
this is my way of insuring that I'm too busy typing my own posts to start
Feeding the Troll. <Grin>

Anyways, I've been making quite a few little dragons out of polymer clay, and
I've pondered the thought of selling them. However, I've decided not to go the
e-bay route because, well, mostly because I don't like how they do things.
(I'll explain later if anyone wants to, but it's not that important).
I've also thought of doing a website myself, but the more I think of it, the
less it sounds like a good idea.
All of my dragons are different from one another, and I don't want to charge
some of the extraordinary prices I've seen for other dragon
figurines/sculptures, and so I'm planning on having at *least* a few people who
would want to buy them (ego, ego LOL), and I don't want two different people
ordering the same dragon at the same time.
So ... any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Echo

 
 
 

Question about selling pieces

Post by Meredith Arnol » Sun, 09 Jul 2000 04:00:00


If you made it clear that the pictures were representative of your work and
each piece was one-of-a-kind, you could avoid the two people ordering the
same dragon scenario, (?).  Most people know that one-of-a-kind is just
that...also, I have found that it may be that people are attracted to the
colors you used on a particular piece. If you find this to be true, making
another using some of the same color schemes would do the trick.
just a thought,
Meredith


Quote:
> Hello! (again)

> First off, sorry for putting all my questions in separate threads, but
there
> are two reasons for my doing so:
> 1. I've found that multiple questions in a single thread tend to get only
one
> question answered (at least on most of the other newsgroups I'm a part
of).
> And
> 2. I've noticed how messy certain *things* have gotten on this newsgroup,
and
> this is my way of insuring that I'm too busy typing my own posts to start
> Feeding the Troll. <Grin>

> Anyways, I've been making quite a few little dragons out of polymer clay,
and
> I've pondered the thought of selling them. However, I've decided not to go
the
> e-bay route because, well, mostly because I don't like how they do things.
> (I'll explain later if anyone wants to, but it's not that important).
> I've also thought of doing a website myself, but the more I think of it,
the
> less it sounds like a good idea.
> All of my dragons are different from one another, and I don't want to
charge
> some of the extraordinary prices I've seen for other dragon
> figurines/sculptures, and so I'm planning on having at *least* a few
people who
> would want to buy them (ego, ego LOL), and I don't want two different
people
> ordering the same dragon at the same time.
> So ... any suggestions?

> Thanks in advance.

> Echo


 
 
 

Question about selling pieces

Post by emma » Sun, 09 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hi Echo,
Now I am no technical wizz but i "think" that you can build into your
website some kind of reserving facility. so that if some one wants a
piece they could reserve it on line and then get the payment to you.
that way your piece could show up as reserved and wnyone else who
wanted it could check back a few days later to see if it had been sold
or if the sale didn't go through and it was back on the slae floor so
to speak.
That is the idea anyway - I havent got a clue if this is possible or
practical - maybe some of the clever people out there would know if
you could do that in any way.
just a thought anyway.
Emma

, and so I'm planning on having at *least* a few people who

Quote:
>would want to buy them (ego, ego LOL), and I don't want two different people
>ordering the same dragon at the same time.
>So ... any suggestions?

>Thanks in advance.

>Echo