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January 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm #891993
I feel like there has been something left unsaid and I don’t know about everyone else but I actually thought anything over $100 was quite expensive for me to be buying a grab bag. I only bought a poad because I realized they were all special one of a kind pieces so realized they had value but to me if the prices were raised at all I would not be able to pay more as I thought $120 was already too high. I realize for the amount of work and time that goes into them they are worth it but I can’t figure out how people can afford to buy so many of these expensive pieces.
Hannah touched on this too but it’s true that not all pieces actually sell for much more. From the grab bag poad batches I talked to a few people who were selling their poads either for what they paid or up to $150. I happened to have one I got higher offers for but didn’t feel right about selling something for over $200 so I just traded mine for a different one as I thought it was more fair. I was surprised though that some people were valuing unicorns at $350 on eBay because it made me think I would never get one. I don’t think the answer is raising prices. I think the answer is trying to keep prices affordable for the masses and keeping special items and auctions separate to raise more funds. I actually think it’s silly for people to mark up secondary prices if you get a grab bag because you may think you can sell yours for more but odds are if you are greedy about it that when one comes along you like it may be an even higher price you can’t even afford. It’s like Karma.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 8:13 am #891921
I also like the idea of opening up donations or painting special young unicorns to sell or auction. Or what about another batch with grab bag young unicorns for more money? Or if you need the funds right now what about pre-selling the grab bags? I would pay right now for one even if it wasn’t made yet. I do wish there was a way for Windstone to get more secondary profits from these but if they were all more money, many wouldn’t be able to afford them.
Many of us I have seen from an age poll are young or students with loans and trying to save for a house and family and don’t have a lot of income. For the ones who can afford to pay more I think doing a poll of what they would want and making specific pieces with a higher price would be something they would go for. Or take out 5 of them to auction before anyone sees the class picture and gets their hopes up. The only problem with that if 5 pieces sell for a lot more, it will drive up the secondary prices of the other ones even more and make most of them unaffordable in the future. For me, it’s the luck of the draw. I am very thankful to have the opportunity to buy a grab bag. I got a poad but was sad I missed the unicorns so as long as I can get one this time, it doesn’t matter to me which it is. I know I will like any one.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 6:01 am #891905
That’s a great idea. Hope to see them on here.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 5:45 am #891903
I know I wouldn’t be able to afford an auction piece unless they were close to the price you sell the others for which I guess would defeat the purpose. I like the fact that when we buy the grab bags we are hoping for certain ones we think are special and even if we don’t get the one we want, I have found most people will trade them one for one instead of selling them for exuberant amounts that most can’t afford. Trading to me seems more fair than placing super high values on some and not others.
I was messaging with someone who had a dragon I thought I offered a fair amount for and was quite surprised when she told me she paid 3-4 times the amount I offered for it. It made me feel like I would never have one I wanted that some people could pay so much more for. For those who can afford special pieces though, I would agree that doing a separate special batch of unicorns different than the grab bag ones and selling them or auctioning them off would be better. Just my thoughts.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 4:15 am #891883
Thanks for the advice. I did end up selling it as is.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 3:56 am #891877
I would love to see more baby autumn leaf poads too! I am saving to buy an adult autumn leaf poad but can someone tell me what the previous adult poads sold for, like the peacock ones? I want to buy one from someone but I have no idea what they used to sell for or what they are worth as I have never purchased a big poad before.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 3:49 am #891872
Hi! That is cool you are in Alberta too! Nice to meet you. I am trying get more pieces for trades so am excited to see what more I can get. Do you have a big collection and which ones do you collect?
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 3:44 am #891871
I am excited. When do we hear what we will be painting and for whom?
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 18, 2013 at 3:21 am #891868
That lion pic is funny! And I also loved the stressed dog one! I used to have a border collie that looked like that!
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 17, 2013 at 9:49 am #891825
I love your little dragons! So cute and original. What price would they start at in Canadian dollars do you know?
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 17, 2013 at 9:42 am #891824
I would like to know how to do that too. Hopefully someone can explain.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 17, 2013 at 9:40 am #891823
I have the same peacock fledgling but mine doesn’t have any blue or green on the front chest stripe, just pink and purple so it looks like yours was painted a little differently. They paint a bunch at a time in a batch and then may not release another batch for a while so if some are painted months or years later, their colours can vary a bit. They don’t make this colour scheme anymore. They only have emerald Peacock available now so yours is special.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 17, 2013 at 9:33 am #891822
Those are soooo cute! I don’t even know what needle felting is but if it looks like that I would love for try it sometime!
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 17, 2013 at 1:54 am #891800
These are all too funny! Also I have never liked talking on the phone either even though one of my jobs was for customer service, being on the phone all day for a phone service provider. I hated that job. Haha
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!January 17, 2013 at 1:30 am #891795
Candy has my favourite colours! What would you trade her for or sell her for? Message me. Thanks.
Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!