Advanced mistake maker
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
Thanks for the replies, ya'all. I guess, for me, the biggest issue I'm having is finding the right item to sell, at the right time, in the right market, to the right customer. I don't hit up any of the local classified ads, no Craigslist, and no area "buy-sell-trade" outlets -- especially since I had too many prospective buyers tell me I was overpriced when I knew I wasn't even going to cover materials with what they had offered to pay. One guy said he'd give me $10 (and delivered it) for the Adirondack bench I made. I told him as respectfully as I could that I'd salvage the screws and burn it before going that low. And then he was all butthurt, like I was suppose to pay him to take it.
I've looked into Etsy, but I feel like I'd have to be more tech savvy to make that work well for me. I do have thoughts, however, about trying to do wholesale to another local Etsy seller. They do decently, but I'm not sure the best route there, either. Good points to ponder, and I'll keep seeing if I can hit it right...
Turning good wood into designer firewood on a daily basis.....
I never plan my days. "Premeditated" is a word Lawyers love to toss around in courtrooms.