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  • Picky Customers????

    Don't you just hate it when you get one.

    I have this piece for sale on a market stall for what I consider to be a very reasonable price of £16.00



    Today I had a lady interested - she loved the amazonite cos it was the perfect colour to match her outfit for a wedding. She thought the rose quartz was a great complementary colour but the peacock pearls were too dark for her. "Can you make me this with cream pearls - real ones that are perfectly round?" Yes I replied but the price will reflect it cos I have to order them specially and perfectly round pearls don't come cheap.

    "Well I only want to spend about £10.00" was her reply.

    How can you politely tell someone to *&@# off?
    Auntynet

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  • #2
    I think its gorgeous and well worth the money! I had a snotty woman once say 'oh its all cheap and nasty' it was 9 am on a Sunday morning at a car boot sale, she went off with a large flea in her ear after I told her its glass bead jewellery not Tiffany!!!!!!!! Selina

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    • #3
      OMG let her go to a shop and buy real 'perfectly round' pearls for £10.00! Some people have no concept of what things cost. Amazing!
      Anice xx
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      • #4
        I think I would have politely told her to try Tesco, Asda or Matalan for jewellery at £10. Sad thing is although some of the items of jewellery in these places look nice, they are mass produced and the quality of beads and findings are not there!
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        • #5
          The cheeky woman!. It really annoys you when people do that, I have had the occasional one too and it just makes you wonder why you bother sometimes! . Never mind - for every one of that sort there are lots who realise the beauty of a handmade quality piece.
          I think its beautiful and well worth the money.
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          • #6
            Just be glad not everyone is like that - some people live in a different world and have no conception of time/price etc.
            Cynthia
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            • #7
              your necklace and earings are beautiful well worth £16 i would have told her where to go
              Jan xx



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              • #8
                I think your price tag is very resonable.
                You should take her £10 then give her about 2 inches of a necklace and say 'thats what you get for £10'.
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                • #9
                  I agree with everyone else, your price is more than reasonable.

                  How can that woman even think that she could get a necklace with real, perfectly round pearls for £10?

                  At my first craft fair, I spent ages explaining the materials I had used and that the price tag reflects this, didn't get me many sales and I bored the pants off anyone unfortunate enough to engage me in conversation, but hey, I had a good time!

                  Why don't you get some plastic fake looking pearls for her and claim they are real, stupid people don't deserve your beautiful jewellery!
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                  • #10
                    I'm speechless !!!!!!! £16 is a really good price for such a gorgeous piece.
                    I'll pm you re pearls.
                    Jayne


                    "One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star."

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                    • #11
                      Some people!

                      Perfectly round real pearls? For £10??!! Even I know that's not possible!

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                      • #12
                        The mind duth boggle!!!!!!!!! you couldn't even get a fake string of pearls for £10.
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                        • #13
                          Cheeky mare!!! I don't think there is a polite way to tell someone to &*^! off - I'd have told her straight I think.

                          £16 is a very reasonable price anyway for a handmade necklace - and to think she wanted real pearls for £10

                          Claire
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                          • #14
                            I get them all the time!... Ihad one last week wanting me to sell him 300+ pieces for £200....that's 300 hand cut, fired, cold worked and refired pieces for 200 quid!
                            I told him that whilst 'I appreciated his interest, I'm a designer-maker, not a sweat-shop worker stuck in a basement somewhere'. Some people!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by glasskanvas View Post
                              I told him that whilst 'I appreciated his interest, I'm a designer-maker, not a sweat-shop worker stuck in a basement somewhere'. Some people!
                              That made me laugh out loud, well done and well said
                              Jayne


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