(Closed) Negotiating/Haggling on Etsy? A Do or a Don’t?

posted 8 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Price Haggling...A Do or a Don't?
    A Do! : (26 votes)
    81 %
    A Don't! : (6 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would try haggling with them.  The worst they could say is no and you could get a deal!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    GO FOR IT, what do you have to lose? they say no and you pay the full price?

    i negotiated with my etsy seller on my invites and got them for $50 cheaper than what i was already budgeting for them! without having to sacrifice on the pieces or design!

    Post # 5
    Member
    202 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree – there’s no harm in trying.  Just ask if they will consider a price reduction and give them an offer.  If they won’t take it, they won’t take it and maybe it’s not meant to be.  If they won’t take your offer, they may counter or stick to their price.  If you absolutely MUST have it, then you might have to pay full price, but there’s no harm in trying.

    Post # 6
    Member
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I recently did this and saved $10 off $90, which I mean isn’t a huge discount, but we were both happy at the end.  It can’t hurt!

    Post # 7
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i think it depends what it is. coming from an artists prespective, creating art is very time consuming. if they put a lot of work into, and paid for the materials, then they deserve to get paid for it.

    but it doesn’t seem like your asking for too much of a difference… so i agree with everyone else that it’s worth a try.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think you should try it and see if it works!  If an artist disagrees with the amount you’re suggesting, they’ll graciously decline it!

    Post # 9
    Member
    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I agree, it never actually occurred to me but I always haggle at art shows so I don’t see why this is any different. The most important thing is to be really nice about it. Don’t say the Whatever isn’t worth x amount, just say Its fabulous and I can offer you y for it. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Frankly, as a seller I know that a positive review goes a long way, so making a deal in exchange for a positive selling experience would motivate me to make a deal if anyone asked.  Then that buyer would be more likely to recommend my service, and you can’t beat word-of-mouth advertising!

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