Post # 1
So I found something that I think is awesome and I can’t live without. It’s $198 plus $32 for shipping…would it be beneficial to see if I could get it for $200 and not pay shipping? Do you haggle on Etsy or is it pretty much, seller sets price and you pay it? Never bought anything from them!
Post # 3
I would try haggling with them. The worst they could say is no and you could get a deal!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Post # 11
@artbee~See, I would totally understand if it were an actual piece of art that the seller made, but it’s 78 vases in a set that the seller definitely did not make.
Update* I did ask and the seller replied with “I’m sorry, not at this moment.” Half of me wants to give up and just continue to scour thrift shops for the pieces and the other half of me just wants to bite the bullet and pay full price. FI is with the latter half of me and is telling me to suck it up and just pay full price. You can tell who the spender in the relationship is. *Sigh*