Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Caution to the Wind? Nah!
I wondered about diversifying and selling a wider range of goods and had a punt at buying some stuff other than jewellery. It was difficult to part with this gorgeous 1960s Midwinter teapot with its design by Peter Scott but it made nearly three times what I paid for it. However a punt on a couple of lovely party frocks has not paid off at all. A beautiful silk mix beaded gown didn't sell for its starting price of 99p and I made a loss on another even though fourteen people were watching my auction by its end. I could throw good money after bad and see if I have better luck next time but I don't have funds to chuck about and really can't be assed to experiment further.
Even the thrill of making a profit on the teapot was subdued by the fact that I absolutely loathe and desist wrapping. With the bigger items there's plenty of that to do before they are popped in the post and there's the added worry that they'll break before reaching their destination . So it's back to exclusively selling small sparkly things that can be slipped fuss free into a gift bag and padded envelope. Playing safe and sticking to what I know that I can sell for a profit and ship quickly is oh so totally boring but for now, it seems the best bet.