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    Default The cost of handmade items

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    It's so true, so many people don't understand all the time and effort that you spend honing your skills.

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    So true sadly the public do not understand this and are not bothered. They are so used to buying cheap use and throw away regime.

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    I often point out to people that when they employ, say, a plumber, they pay his high fees without quibble. Because he has had to train for years to learn his trade. The same applies to us, plus of course we also put in loads of hours creating each piece.

    When people try to haggle my prices down, I ask them how they would feel if I came to their place of work and asked them to take a pay cut...

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    Problem for you is what you do is quite unique and not for everyone, therefore you have a limited market. Never going to be easy making something and they trying to sell it for good profit. But then you could always use them for christmas and birthday presants. Have a lot more meaning and feeling knowing you made it for them.

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