Month of Colt: Day 21… and 22… and 23…

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  1. 600Hi all. What an interesting docsussiin and one I came to by way of a search on Google for low prices on Etsy because I have noticed more and more of that.My main product is handmade glass beads and the market for them has dropped in average price over the last 6-7 years dramatically. This was due to Ebay and heavy competition which lead to lower and lower prices for handmade glass beads. I resisted lowering my prices because my overhead costs have been high and I try very hard to make a quality product which takes me more time that some other beadmakers.I then attempted Artfire as an alternative for more web exposure. So far, no sales there however I’m hopeful. I have done better on my own personal web store which I’ve had since 2000.So I guess the bottom line here is this: people want cheap. Creators want to sell their product and if they don’t rely on it as a business income they will continue to drop prices in order to capture a larger part of the market. I believe this is a sad thing for Handmade from anywhere in the world. I just hope enough people try doing handmade so they will understand the time and effort it takes. I will continue to attempt to educate more people but it is hard at times to make people understand.Thanks for this extrememly interesting docsussiin. Sylvia

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