I may go crazy if I get another email asking me to bring my prices down because my babies are not in someones budget.
I understand it is frustrating when you work hard and want something but it is out of reach at the moment but I work hard too. I took a gamble and invested in this dolly-making-gig and it wasn’t a small investment.
My kids have put things on the Christmas list that I have had to say “Uh…yep, that is not going to happen, way too expensive, but you can save your money for it and buy it for yourself someday…”
I don’t go to Target and say “Hey, my kid wants this “thing” (not a thing they need just a want) and it is out of our budget and I need you to bring that down, you prices are not where I need them to be, and I would like to pay for that slowly over time, and can your throw in a few extra’s, thanks”
I have four babies I discounted for the Holidays, they are not my best or most favorite babies but they are not boo-boo babies. One of them I discounted almost a hundred bucks. I wanted to do something nice.
Still I get an email “When are you going to have a sale, my daughter really wants one of these but your prices are not affordable”
I am priced mid-range for a vinyl baby, I am not unfair.
I do not have a hard time selling babies.
My prices will go up next year.
I just don’t know what to say to these ladies without sounding insensitive or unkind.
Jen (creative newborns) just did a nice video about this a couple days ago, maybe I should just copy the link to it and send it.
Yikes what is it about these babies that makes people think they fell out of the sky into our homes and we are obligated to pass them along?
My apologies for sounding rude and angry, I am not, just a little frustrated.