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SASsy Critiques Do I have too low prices to sell?

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Original Post

Annika from Lumm says

I do Etsy stuff for hobby and enjoy feedback, not looking for profit with most of the stuff, just money for materials. But maybe too low prices scare away?

Posted at 3:45 am May 24, 2012 EDT

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Hi Annika

One of the two areas that we don't comment on is pricing. The premise being that only you know the costs involved for materials, time, overheads etc and your profit margin and so on.

There is an argument that too cheap works two ways. It encourages the get something on the cheap buyers and they do exist. It can put people off that too cheap does mean cheap and cheerful and the quality might not be very good. Price to cover your worth at the very least.

Claire
Captain / SASsy Mentor

Posted at 8:18 am May 24, 2012 EDT

Annika from Lumm says

Thank You!

Posted at 2:58 pm May 24, 2012 EDT

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