Thursday, April 26, 2007

Well, This Probably Wasn't so Smart

Beach glass inspired kaleidoscope wind chime. The beach stone clapper sounds great against the five copper chimes. Listed at .99 on eBay~ a foolish mistake, perhaps.

Oh boy... I may have made a Big Mistake.

After getting burnt on eBay a couple of years ago by starting a beautiful glass hanging at .99 cents, and having it finish at something like $15, instead of closer to the $125 it was worth, I vowed never to make that mistake again. No more .99 cent auctions for expensive works. But here I go again. Short memory for painful events? I guess so.

I just listed this wind chime, for which my usual price is $177.50, at .99 cents. This could be bad. This could wreck my week. What a fool.


  1. You are extremely brave. I made a similar mistake with one of my artworks a couple of years back. Opening bid of $5 for a work I'd normally sell for $95. Sold it for $5. Never again. Though they say you should never say 'never'!

  2. Hi David,
    Brave is a kind word, huh? It's very risky, and so probably foolish. I sympathize with what happened to you. Back in the 'good ol' days' when eBay was hopping, I used to start almost all my art auctions at $1.00 and was usually happy enough with the results. But like you, one day I really got smacked, and so it's taken a long, long time to give this another try. I do enjoy stirring up some excitement. Thanks for the comment! Tim

  3. Anonymous9:36 PM

    I am from the wind chime association. Pay me royalties so I will not sue.

  4. Hi anonymous,
    Ha, ha.

    Actually, I do web searches once in a while to see who might be copying me. I always say dreaming up the ideas is half the job (at least), and detest copycats.