Trying out the Consignment Route

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Blog series by KnotCurser updated 02-19-2012 12:34 AM 6 parts 45139 reads 42 comments total

Part 1: Getting Ready..........

05-29-2011 05:23 PM by KnotCurser | 7 comments »

So, My wife and I visited a “Kitschy Artsy” shop in Havre’ De Grace, Maryland a few weeks back and started talking to one of the owners about a really nice Stained Glass Portrait of John Lennon. My wife mentioned that it looked a lot like one of my scroll-work pieces. One thing lead to another, and I was asked if I would be willing to sell my artwork on consignment at her shop? At first thought, the answer is “Of course I would – I would be GLAD to!”...

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Part 2: And away we go!

06-01-2011 12:20 PM by KnotCurser | 6 comments »

Well, my wife and I took the 45 minute drive to the shop this past Monday on a SCORCHING hot and humid day. I was supposed to meet one of the three ladies that run the place – instead two of them were there and very eager to meet me and go through my work! They were very nice and honestly stated their thoughts on whether or not the pieces were “matches” with the overall “vibe” of their shop. ALL the Beatles & John Lennon were snatched up quickly. ...

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Part 3: Questions answered on pricing, etc.......

06-02-2011 12:49 PM by KnotCurser | 9 comments »

Good Morning! I was asked a couple of questions yesterday about my recent foray into the sales world, so i thought I would take a minute and answer some of them…......... William asked a bunch of very good questions yesterday, so I’ll start with those. I won’t go into the actual prices they placed on items – mainly because I am not quite sure what those prices are yet. However, I will state the prices are most certainly fair to me and I hope fair to them. ...

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Part 4: A bit of feedback and a photo!

06-20-2011 09:58 PM by KnotCurser | 8 comments »

It’s been just shy of twenty days now and my curiosity got the better of me. I picked up the phone and gave the shop a call. As always the co-owner who I talked to could NOT have been nicer! She stated that while my works were generating a TON of conversation and questions, none were sold yet. She is hoping that the upcoming 4th of July weekend is approaching and to “keep our fingers crossed”. I have a feeling they are priced a tad bit high and will have to be low...

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Part 5: Feedback and Good News!

07-15-2011 10:37 PM by KnotCurser | 7 comments »

So, it’s been 43 days since the last blog on this topic as well as around 30 days since I had any words from the shop. The lack of communication really didn’t bother me at all since I assumed that I had no sales and I would shortly be going back to the shop, packing up my stuff and writing off the entire experience as a “lesson learned” with no money lost by anyone. Not so fast. I finally got an email from one of the owners saying that business is “picking...

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Part 6: Restocking Day at the Painted Lady!

02-19-2012 12:34 AM by KnotCurser | 5 comments »

I was recently asked by the owner’s the shop if I had any more works to deliver as their inventory was getting low. I asked them about what subjects sell the best and got to work. Today we took the hour-long trip to visit the shop – along with a box of 25 cuttings The last time we took this trip was May of 2011, so I expected a few changes as shops like this tend to rotate their inventory on a seasonally basis. I was still kind of blown away with the amount of change ̵...

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