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Re: [BKARTS] Etsy?

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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Scott Coutts
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:06 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Etsy?

Barbara Simler wrote:
> Also, many (actually, probably most) people on Etsy underprice their
> work, which is unfortunate.

Yes, this really annoys me actually... they're underpricing their work,
but at the same time, they're devaluing everyone else's work.

**Same for used/rare book business...lots of "hobby" sellers and dumpster
divers on eBay, Amazon...People who are trying to run a legitimate,
thoughtful business based on years of experience and knowledge are losing
out to these yokels, who often misrepresent their wares or who really don't
have a clue. Customers who buy from them are often disappointed or
disgusted, which also spoils their enthusiasm for buying online.

**I think it's called "free enterprise" but golly, sometimes it sucks.


Lee Kirk
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