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Old 02-16-2010, 12:34
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I was just looking on etsy at felt flowers because I just got my cuttlebug and saw this. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...age=3&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
It is very cute, however, $2.99?! SERIOUSLY?! How can people sell things so cheaply. Now I realize that the materials are less than $2.99 but I value my time more than that. I'd be making like $2 an hour after materials if I sewed all those little seed beads on and only charged $2.99.
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I totally agree with you. I have no idea how they make any money. What about their time? Etsy and paypal fees? Overhead costs? I stopped posting on Etsy. Too much competition there. Their prices are like my wholesale prices. There is no way I'm going to be working for minimum wage, lol
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:41
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I have no idea how they make any money.
I don't know either! A lady emailed me asking if I could make a specific bow like one she saw on Ebay. It was a big multi-layerd stacked bow WITH a matching crochet headband, for $4. I told her I could do it, but not for that price!
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:58
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Wow! That is seriously cheap. Sometimes, it's a bummer to see people under-pricing, because then it means that many of the rest of us have to follow suit if we want to compete, and that often means making no profit.

I wonder, though, if this seller is just using a really cheap craft felt? That might be part of the reason for the cheap pricing, and if you were to offer a nicer felt, such as Holland felt, you can call that out in your item description and justify the pricing.
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Did you see this one???
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=40836268

Her prices make me think they are felt flowers she bought wholesale because if she made them and charging those prices, she is an idiot.
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Did you see this one???
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=40836268

Her prices make me think they are felt flowers she bought wholesale because if she made them and charging those prices, she is an idiot.
I have to agree, I dont think she makes these her self. By the way, she had 82 sales and only 14 feedback?
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I'm already ducking so whatever you throw will miss anyway I sell my felt flowers for $3. I do not sell them on etsy. I only sell them at local shows and my farmer's market. I do not make them with the beads. I do between 3-5 layers of felt and I sew them with embroidery floss. I can cut (with my bigkick) and sew by hand about 20 in an hour. I also think she gets those wholesale. The crochet flowers look like same ones from quinn's GB.
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ok while we are on the subject, where do you all get your felt? Who has the best pricing?
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