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Thread #105488   Message #2173407
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
18-Oct-07 - 02:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: Craft stalls at festivals
Subject: RE: BS: Craft stalls at festivals
That's a good point Mickey191 - items sitting in a store are almost never considered 'barter' material. You see a store price, you feel obliged to pay that price - would you go into Walmart and ask them to knock half off the price of beer? (I don't know if Walmart even sell beer but it's too early in the morning for that kind of research).

Some people feel it is their mission in life to get 20% knocked off any price at an informal sale. The ones that annoy me most are those well meaning organisers who anounce that everything is now 10p, without asking anyone if this is OK!

One point Zany - I made and sold cards a few years ago, and they went like hot cakes. The following year, I did the same again and sold about 5. It seems the world and his wife are making cards now and with kits available in Tesco's for stupidly low prices, who can blame them? However, it does rather put a damper on the market. This is mainly because they feel they can buy something cheaper elsewhere but also because, if they're like me, they look at something and say 'I could do that'.