Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Optimistic or fantasyland?

I couldn't help but be quite shocked by the following 2 items I've just found on eBay

1) earrings #1 - now at today's rate of exchange €150 is approx. £128 or US$210!!!

2) earrings #2 - and the cherry on top - €180 or approx. £153 or US$253!!!!!!!!!!

Now I realise that what we do is a time consuming, intricate and skilled craft but surely this is just being ridiculous? I personally would expect real gold and precious gem earrings for those prices! Surely there must be a happy medium between "over the top" and unrealistic pricing and so cheap it devalues our craft.

I'll also apologise if I have offended the creator of those earrings but this is purely my personal opinion.

Please voice your opinions as I would really like to know the general consensus about pricing.


Gina said...

It will be interesting to see if they actually sell. It's nice the seller values their work that much but I think it's unrealistic.

Jane Eborall said...

I agree - ridiculous pricing. As Gina says - it will be interesting to see if they sell. Don't you find that prices vary so much and people who make almost the same things get quite different prices for their finished items?

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Hmmmm, all I can say is that I wish the seller the best of luck.

Fox said...

I felt my eyebrows disappear into my hairline when I read that asking price.

Whoever pays that for those deserves to! Fox LOL!

Sally Kerson said...

Phew we could all be millionaires in no time if we charged that much for our work! But seriously I agree with my big sister (Jane) they are a ridiculous price.