Browsing the Alchemy public listings on Etsy this morning, I'm reminded just how cheap this country is becoming.
I guess I've gotten used to people asking me for deals at certain shows I vend at.
It's sad that people have to ask for a discount on items to a person they have never met. It's even more sad that the items I offer people are all completely handmade by me.
What is the saddest yet, is when the people that make these handmade items actually want deals themselves. I admit, I'm a bargain hunter, too. But when you are asking someone to make something ESPECIALLY for you, how can you ask for a low price???
There are a couple of listings for lip balms for just fifty cents a piece. I was tempted to pass along the offer to a couple herbal-making friends of mine until I saw the price. Fifty cents a piece? Seriously? I can't imagine the containers costing much less than that. Plus the supplies and the time involved. . . Why would someone want to actually lose out just so they can hook their fellow artisan up?
I don't think so.