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MinnieMay9
« on: July 17, 2012 02:44:20 PM »

Hello all!
I have been making bracelets like these, on my breaks at my day-job, or when on the bus:

I would love to be able to sell them in my Etsy shop as well, but I have a few worries.  My normal rate for the things I make is $20 per hour.  These take a bit of time to make.
I'm worried that the second someone sees that it is made with Rexlace that they will be looking to spend less than I would charge.
I know my time is worth something, but I don't want to be that person hoping someone will pay over $20 for one plastic bracelet.  I'm wondering if I should charge less for them than I normally would since they are more of a time-filler than anything else.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012 04:43:16 AM »

You have to increase the quality of materials, or lower the price. If you switched to leather, you could charge your $20 (or more).
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012 08:36:43 PM »

I do have some bracelets that are pretty much the same (different threads/lacing and beads) which I am using my regular rate of ((supplies x 1.5) + time).  I'm just wondering if these are worth my time to make in the sense of selling, or should I just forget about them? (or just make them for friends)
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012 04:37:34 PM »

If you're not satisfied with the marketable price for the time, then yes, it's a "dump" candidate, but only you can answer if it has other worth.
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