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« on: October 04, 2009 12:28:15 AM »

I make faux guage earrings, and will be selling them for the first time at a craft fair in December. I plan on placing each pair in a plastic baggie with a cardstock piece stapled to the top. This has worked well selling them online, but I wonder about people wanting to try on earrings. I am not opposed to having people try them on, but I am not particularly enthralled with the idea of opening and closing my sealed packages over and over again. Plus, the sanitation issue. 

Should I have a few pairs for people to try on, just to see what faux gauge earrings look like on them? I don't mind bringing little alcohol wipes to clean the trial pairs. Plus, I'll be wearing a pair.

I also had the idea of making some "ears" out of polymer clay, just so people can see how easy they are to put in and out.

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009 03:51:46 AM »

i think if you're going to let people try them on you should have some separate pairs and lots of alcohol wipes handy
and don't allow the opening of packages, maybe staple below the ziplock line? it's easy enough to take out after you've bought something but should deter people from trying to open them before buying

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009 07:13:45 AM »

Please don't let people try them on! that's... icky.  Looks like you've thought of other ways to inform people on how they look/function.  Seeing them in your ears will be great and a display ear would also be fine.  People don't have an expectation of trying on earrings before they buy anyway.

« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009 08:17:44 AM »

Yes, I definately agree...ICKY.

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009 05:20:52 PM »

There may also be a state law about trying on/returning earrings. Here in IN, many retailers will not take back earrings. I worked retail for many years at Lane Bryant, and if someone tried earrings on in the store (you know, without asking) we'd mark them out of stock instead of selling them.

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