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« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2007 01:52:22 PM »

yeah the economy is really tough in the detroit area right now.  I think we have like a 7.7% unemployment rate or something.  I know it's really high right now and the worst in the U.S. so that probably has something to do with it.  People say why buy a $12 hat when you can get one for $3 at wal-mart? 
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« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2007 10:08:39 AM »

1. To me, anything lined with fleece is worth it.
2. Maybe the white color looks a bit plain to people. I wouldn't pay $10 for a plain, white t-shirt, but I would pay over $10 for a really cool colored one with neat designs. Y'know what I mean?
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« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2008 06:09:24 PM »

i think 10 dollars is a bargain considering hey you do have to make them up and sit there and crotcher, and 2, they r lined!
but like someone said, perhaps put them at 9 dollars because people think its a bargain
but remember u need to make a profit, and ur time is money!
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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2008 06:57:20 PM »

i'd say 10 bucks is reasonable if not cheap! dont let them talk you out of your price!
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« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2008 08:44:52 AM »

Coming from someone who wont pay over 10 dollars for a pair of paints...that is completely reasonable and if I was going to a craft fair that is a rice I would expect and would beg someone for the money to get it for me Grin
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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2008 09:30:18 AM »

I think $10 is a fair price, especially because they are lined and cute  Wink
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« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2008 09:33:49 AM »

10 isn't too much when you consider the quality, alot of people probably aren't thinking about it as a handmade item that takes time.  But I personally wouldn't buy one just because I don't wear beanies and prefer ear muffs.  Don't change your price it's worth it if you love beanies.
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« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2008 02:54:45 AM »

i think that is a really reasonable price!  i would have actually expected them to be more.  i don't crochet, but to me that looks like it might take a while to do.  just stress the HANDMADE aspect to your customers - and handmade by YOU.  i had someone ask me once where my factory was located!  i replied, in my house, with just one employee - me! Smiley  I think a lot of people don't really understand the whole handmade thing yet, and are used to everything being flea market prices.
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« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2008 08:56:58 AM »

Thanks for all the support everyone!  I think I will start out with charging $12 then maybe raising it later once I see people's reactions

You know it's much easier to start high then lower your price afterwards if you find it's not just working.  If you raise it afterwards you might scare away some clients that think you might be gouging them.  And Honestly the price tag of 10 scares me.  I don't wear that sort of thing but my flatmates regularly drop 30-40 dollars for that sort of thing when they're unlined.  I think you're selling yourself short.
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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2008 11:50:12 AM »

personally i think 10$ is really good for those hats. i made hats last winter that were earflap hats, not lined but they were all animal inspired (animal ears ^_^!) and i only sold those for 10$ and was told i could get alot more. i would ignore people saying the pricing is 'steep' unless its truly rediculous... but if they say its a low price you could probably raise the price a bit eventually...
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