Post # 1
I set up an Etsy alchemy request earlier this afternoon and came home to 3 bids. Wow! Fast!
Anyway, all 3 sellers have great profiles and great work and all are willing to do what I want for the price I requested.
So, I feel kind of bad. I am the kind of person who never likes to pick any ONE person for anything and I like to spread the love. Obviously I can’t do that in this situation. 😉 So how would you go about choosing if you were me? Go by whoever answered first?
Post # 3
Did anyone give you a lower bid? I had 15 (!!!) bids for my Alchemy request. all of them had postive feedback but one woman offered to do the projeft for 1/2 of what the other bidders were offering.
See if anyone would be willing to do it lower than your asking price……
Post # 4
Yeah I will give it some time I think. It’s for a custom cake topper. I think maybe I set my original price a little high too… but then again maybe not considering what I’ve seen some custom cake toppers go for…
One of the sellers has something REALLY AWESOME in her store that I would love to get for Fiance as a gift. I wonder if it would be totally awful of me to ask if she’d throw it in at a discount? lol. 😉 That could help me decide!
Post # 5
I would write back to her and say something like….
“I also really like (item), would you be able to work in a deal for purchasing both items? I’ve had several offers but I like a lot of your work and would be excited to work with you”
Butter her up!! hahahaa
Post # 6
As an Etsy seller, I think I’d find it hard to be able to make something at an alchemy price and then on top of that give a discount– because my items are already at wholesale and so many alchemy prices are already very low. But it doesn’t hurt to ask 🙂
Some sellers get very offended when people ask for discounts, but I personally wouldn’t mind being asked.
For me, I would go by whose work I like the best…. and not necessarily the lowest price. if they have an item you love, even if they wont’ give you a discount, I’d go with them since they have that style that you love.
(my shop is – http://awakenjournaling.etsy.com – i make leather journals)
Post # 7
Well let me tell y’all what happened; I didn’t even ask her for a discount at ALL. I just mentioned how much I LOVED that other piece and her work in general (no lie!) and get this; she offered, without prompting, to throw in the other piece for free as a wedding gift to us! I was floored! And super excited, it’s perfect for a gift for Fiance. 🙂 🙂 She seems to really love wedding projects and loves what she does, which makes me all that much more excited.
So anyway I am going with her! Just waiting on her invoice, and so excited about this purchase. We’ve been pretty frugal in everything so far.. this is one little splurge I feel is well worth it because not only will we have an awesome cake topper, but a piece of art to display in our homes for years to come to remind of us our day. 🙂 And it’s not something that is glaringly “wedding-y” when it’s not on top of a wedding cake. Yay!
Post # 8
We had about 12-15 bids on our Alchemy request for our ceremony programs. I spent a fair amount of time looking over each artist’s existing work, eliminating those that weren’t particularly impressive, and chose a few favorites based on those with great portfolios that showed consistently professional, beautiful work. Then once I had those narrowed down, I followed up with a message asking them to elaborate on just how they saw themselves fulfilling my request – details of what it would look like, exactly. Then I picked one!