Pricing, does the lowest price win?? (seussical)

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Original Post

Under-priced items have you concerned?
have you lost money you should have earned?

To another seller who prices so low
for all of their time there is nothing to show

The answer of course is unknown for sure
did one of your customers bite at their lure?

But allow me to give you some food for thought
perhaps things are best with the prices you've got

pricing the lowest may not win the sale
it's not all buyers want in each case without fail

unless you are selling supplies such as beads
quality craftmanship is what each buyer needs

assuming your content and pictures are great
the question is how will your product rate

next to a listing that is underpriced
will your sales be stolen by prices so sliced?

If what you are selling requires a skill
and if it's on Etsy it most likely will

then your price tells more than what they should pay
confidence in workmanship you also display

the time you invested into your piece
will appear to be more than the one priced the least

when buying a commercially produced doodad
comparing just price will make buyers glad

but when dealing with makers of handcrafted wares
a price that's too low may only get stares

"Surely they couldn't have worked very hard
perhaps the seller is a fat lazy lard

I'ld rather pay money for items that last"
They'll say as they remember stuff bought in the past

oh sure there are buyers who buy just whats cheap
inside their closets there is most likely a heap

of broken items long since discarded
but not in the closets of those who are guarded

discerning buyers are those that you need
who see that your price is not fueled by greed.

those buyers are out there don't think that they're not
Etsy is probably their favorite spot

So make sure your description and pictures show
the work you invested so the buyers know

It's worth it to buy from your quality store
even when paying a few dollars more

Posted at 7:58am Mar 4, 2010 EST


TattieTats says

I love this!

Posted at 8:00am Mar 4, 2010 EST

I bet that took a long time to write! :)

Posted at 8:02am Mar 4, 2010 EST

Very clever:)

Posted at 8:04am Mar 4, 2010 EST

Uneek when rhyming starts to flow
you might be surprised it isn't that slow

I just think of the point I want to say
and out it comes in a rhyming way

Posted at 8:07am Mar 4, 2010 EST

PoshDots says

That is awesome!! Did Dr. Seuss' birthday yesterday inspire this?

Posted at 8:08am Mar 4, 2010 EST

honestly poshdots I did not know
thank you for helping my knowledge grow

The truth is I just love to rhyme
you'll see in my shop it's all of the time

I hope that no one thinks it too late
to dedicate this to Dr. Seuss the great

I obviously like his work, that's for sure
his poetry skills were undoubtedly pure

Posted at 8:22am Mar 4, 2010 EST

I love it... but I love Dr. Suess. My pre-teens just shake their heads at me sometimes.

Posted at 8:30am Mar 4, 2010 EST

PoshDots says

love it!

Posted at 8:33am Mar 4, 2010 EST