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    Pound shops seem to be all the rage so do any of you sell any of your craft items for a pound or less? It is quite good for the shows where you have loads of kids, students grannies etc who only have a pound or two to spend. At the end of the day you can make quite a bit on your pound lines.

  • #2
    Definitely not. I work with good quality materials which cost more than that. I will not sell any item at less than cost, and I don't make jewellery for children.
    Heather
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    • #3
      What? No, not at all!
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      • #4
        Yeah... Same here I'm afraid... There's no way I would consider doing something 'cheap' enough for that. Problem of an 'artist' I suppose... Some of what I do may be small and affordable, but I prefer making something someone is willing to pay for and therefore treasure for longer - all the wood things will outlive me, so I'd rather they lived with someone who thought them worthwhile paying for lol!
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        • #5
          I do - I make cards, quite simple, couple of bits of backing paper, coloured stamped image, flowers, ribbon embelishments - the pleasure in mine is the making - it's my hobby and relaxation - the cards themselves are just a by-product, so sell them off at £1.00 each . Do really well at craft fairs but any funds made just buy more stash.

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          • #6
            I also make cards and do sell some for under £1. I make a range of small cards (with envelopes) that are appropriate for use either as gift cards or children like to purchase them as they are affordable for them. The original cost is low and it is very often an encouragement to get people looking at the other items on my stall and hopefully buying from my more expensive range.

            I think we all appreciate that with paper-crafting we can make bargain items (catch the customer items really), with jewellery, wood, etc this is just not possible.

            Jill
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            • #7
              I don't sell my cards for under £1.75 but do have a wide range of other items for a £1 - bookmarks, post it note, mini blackboards etc.

              It really does depend upon the cost of the raw materials and the time taken to make to what the price is. I would love to have items on my stall that cost £10 or more - but no-one in their right mind will impulse buy a card for over £10 would they?
              Elin
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Elin View Post

                It really does depend upon the cost of the raw materials and the time taken to make to what the price is. I would love to have items on my stall that cost £10 or more - but no-one in their right mind will impulse buy a card for over £10 would they?
                I would. As long as it was hand-delivered by Johnny Depp
                Heather
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                • #9
                  OK, I admit, then I would! lol
                  Elin
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                  • #10
                    See, a whole new marketing angle
                    Heather
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                    • #11
                      I've had small items at the 'cheap' end of the scale, things like fridge magnets and bookmarks etc. I've seen lots of stalls that do, the cheaper items often attract children with pennies to spend and then in turn the parents may buy some of the more expensive items.

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                      • #12
                        The commemorative stamp key rings I assemble are mostly at £3.00, so inexpensive and interesting. If someone buys 4 they get 50p off each, so a lot of customers buy 4 using a £10 note. Nearer Christmas I shall be doing a special with some Christmas stamps and will be charging just £2.00 each - not quite £1, but very close. I expect to sell quite a lot at this price as stocking fillers or an affordable and unusual gift from a child.

                        The reaction I get from "kids" of all ages are they like subjects that are of interest to either themselves or for friends and relatives. They might like steam trains, or cows, or football, or places, or events, the variety is vast. Have a look at my photo album for a few examples. The photos are not quite as nice as when you see them in real life. There are always comments like "I remember collecting stamps as a child", or they say they have never seen particular stamps before.

                        I do not quite pile it high and sell it cheap like the supermarkets, but I try to be very realistic about the price considering the hours of research I have undertaken for over 550 stamps (with more than this still to do!), plus the cost of all materials and assembly time. Goodness knows how much time I have spent removing stamps from paper and drying them flat, let alone sorting them in to stock books so I can find particular stamps quickly. I have just bought a revolving key ring stand, which at just under £40 should increase people's interest in what I have for sale as it will hold about 250 key rings.

                        Roger

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                        • #13
                          No nothing under a £1.00 would not recoup the cost of the fabric, components and my time. If I sold for a £1.00 may as well not have bothered and given the items away or not bothered making in the first place.

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                          • #14
                            Please do enlighten us on how you TurnThat penny into a pound?

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                            • #15
                              Oh well i would pay a small fortune then! But he has to wearing minimal clothing and do swash buckling stuff! sorry was daydreaming about mr dep
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