Post # 1
FI and I fell in love with an invitation suite on Etsy. It was exactly what we were looking for and the advertised price was right on budget ($5.00 per suite). I emailed the seller for a quote and because I only need 40 suites, the price was increased by more than 50% ($8.50 per suite). I’m totally bummed. These invitations went from being in budget to so ridiculously out of budget that we can no longer afford them.
Do you think this is something I could negotiate with the seller? I can understand the invitations being a little more expensive since I don’t need like 100 but I think the price she’s asking is kind of ridiculous considering the advertised price.
Post # 3
I would def ask her, also check the terms of the etsy agreement. I think coming back with a different price can be a violation of her contract with etsy.
Post # 4
So I was wrong in my OP, she actually quoted me $8.75 per suite! I just emailed her to tell her the quote was out of our price range and I questioned the originally advertised price. Guess we’ll see where that gets me.
Post # 5
yuck! I hate it when they charge more for less. I hope you get it worked out!
Post # 6
Did you get a response from her?
Post # 7
Unreal! Let us know how it ends up?
Post # 8
This may not be what you want to hear, but have you considered buying more? That is, if the seller isn’t interested in budging on the price for 40. All the websites say to order more, and I’m sure you’re going to want to keep a couple around for posterity’s sake. Have you thought about ordering 50? If the seller is used to large orders, she may be more willing if it’s a half order as opposed to a “custom” order of 40. I’d love to know how the seller replies!
Post # 9
This makes sense to me, she probably listed them at $5/invite for $100 invites or something. A lot of invitation companies have lower prices the higher quantity you’re ordering. It covers the design fee, and other one-time expenses to them.
Could you ask her if she’d be willing to send you the electronic copy of the design (you would pay her a flat rate design fee) and then you could print/assemble them yourself to save money?