Saturday, October 24, 2009

Need Your Opinion

Okay, I need everyone's opinion here.  I have always had trouble finding items such as syringes to use for glue, scapels, and even manzanita wood for my miniatures.  Now, I've got suppliers for all of the above and I'm thinking about offering them for sale on my Etsy store.

I'm not looking to make a mint mind you, as I'm SO tired of paying exhorbant amounts for what should be inexpensive items.  I just want to make enough to cover the cost of the items with a little left over for me so I can support my hobby. 

As I do not have the overhead that most places do (since I'm not a business per se, just a hobbyist with an Etsy store) my costs aren't as high.  I reuse shipping containers and items as long as they are clean and get my packing supplies from work (why have all that styrofoam popcorn go into the landfill when I can use it!), 

What is everyone's general opinion?  Do you think there is a market out there for this?  Do YOU have trouble finding items such as these?  Should I just announce this on my blog instead?  YOU tell ME.

Please leave a comment,  I would like input from not only miniaturists, but artists and crafters in general.  These are items that can be used in almost any artistic arena.

Thank you and have a WONDERFUL Saturday. 

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  1. Thank you for following my blog!:)

    I shop online a lot for supplies I can't find but price is a big factor for generic items and of course freight charges. These are things which you will have to consider. If you can sell your items at a competitive price, I am pretty sure you will have a good following.
    Hope this helps

  2. Sans:
    That is my intention exactly and I believe I can do it. The worst that can happen is that I "stuck" with a bunch of supplies I can use myself! From personal experience, I know that I can sell a specific item for quite a bit less than what I paid for it, shipping included.

    Your comment is extremely valuable, THANK YOU for taking the time to place it.