I'm not sure if this is the right section but this is really funny...especially for those of us with lots of kids.......or one kid that feels like lots!!!
It's a bit of a read but worth it!!
I don't think I'm much help with this but I thought I'd let you know that it sounds like my pricing is much like yours was when you started.....Cost of material + a little for my time...I keep hoping that if I list long enough on ebay eventually I'll start getting better prices.
As I haven't done any shows I can't answer that one!! I do think that for selling on ebay it pays to do some research and have a look at what other bears in the size you are making are starting at.
I have just finished it. Having bought it and then refused to let the kids read it first!!
I loved every bit of it including the end...I am a sucker this sort of ending and I think JKR did a wonderful job of tying up all the loose ends!!
I have now gone back to the first one and started the series again!!
Goodness. Pricing is one of the most difficult issues I think we have to deal with and I also think it is a personal issue where we have to make our own decisions about how much we are happy to receive.
When I started selling I was starting my bears (on ebay) at only $39.99 (just enough to cover materials etc) but I wasn't selling any....when I bought this topic up I was told by quite a few people to put my prices up...which I did and sure enough they started selling, but only for the minimum bid ($50.00) I keep listing hoping for higher prices and in recent times I have put the price up again....a factor of the Australian dollar meaning I was getting less for the bears..but now I am not selling as many...so I think there is a fine line between what people are prepared to risk on an 'unknown'.
This said I also think there are other factors in play here,such as my location and also I am still working on getting my name known and recognised.... I am hoping that if I keep listing and also approaching magazines etc and 'publisicing myself any time I have the opportunity then I will slowly get better prices. I do think there is a big difference between what an established bear artist will receive and what a bear artist in the early stages of their 'career' will get.
The bottom line is that price is often dependant on many factors only one of which is the bear....there is so much choice out there for buyers at the moment....IMHO anyway... :redface:
I must admit that I like Dilu feel blessed that my bears are actually selling at the moment!!!
:redface: :redface: :redface: :redface: Well now I'm suitably embarrassed for wanting to trash her....and I promise never to think such a thing again!! :twisted: :twisted:
I have to admit I am reasonably pleased with the way she turned out and with a little tweaking I think this pattern will be ok!!
You're just lucky it wasn't higher Deb...then you really would have been in trouble!
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Owwwwww!!! Deb that sounds so painful...I have attempted to do the same sort of thing on several occasions....fortunately my reflexes are not as quick as yours!!