Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Opinions please


What do you think is a fair price to pay for an out of print limited edition cross stitch chart?

What someone originally paid for it? Double? More? Put it on Ebay/Trade Me and let the buyers determine the price?


So this is not a completely boring, photo-less, stitching-less post I've added another photo of Phoebe for baby photo lovers. Definitely my favourite photo I have taken of her so far.

I am distracted from my stitching at the moment (due to good things), but hope to get back into the swing of stitchy things soon!

Although I am having a little lull AND a serious destash at the moment, I did order something today - how cute is Hootzi Humbug from Just Nan?. I figured that even I, the non-finishy stitcher, could probably make a humbug. Hope I'm not wrong... 'cos I signed up for next year's four releases as well!


Hazel said...

Awww what a cutie. Not sure about how much to pay. I guess it all depends on how badly you want something. xx

Anonymous said...

Good day to you! I would say a fair price is what was originally paid but as Hazel said, it depends on how much you want it. Several years ago, there was a chart I wanted very badly but couldn't find anyone to sell or trade. At that time, I may have paid more than the original price but today I probably would not. Blessings to you! kelley secrest

valerie said...

Aww...Phoebe is just such a cutie! I can't help with the charts. People will bid high if they really want it. I know I've paid 25% above cost because I just couldn't live without it.

Shebafudge said...

I suppose it depends on how much someone wants the chart. If it is something I really wanted I would pay more than the original price especially if it was really hard to find elsewhere. That was no help at all really was it??

mainely stitching said...

There are no fair prices on OOP charts - it's what the market will bear. I've paid fairly outrageous prices for a few Mary Gary and Goode Huswife (before she started re-issuing designs) charts. When I sell OOP charts that are in demand, I usually mark them up about 25% of what I paid for them. I know I could get more, but that's just not my idea of "right". ;) I've also given away some OOP charts to people that I know really want them (and have likewise received some this way).

Felicity said...

If it's out of print, I can't see why the seller cannot ask for whatever s/he wants. Ultimately, it's what a buyer is prepared to pay for the item that counts, and if someone wants to pay more than you do, there is nothing you can do about it.
Gorgeous bubby photo! Phoebe is a gorgeous wee girlie! Congratulations.

Siobhan said...

Your niece is SOOOOOOOOOO adorable!! She really is a beauty.

Fair market price for an OOP chart. Hmmm. As others have said, I guess it's whatever the market will bear. I usually figure on how long it'd take me to stitch it and go based on that.

Pumpkin said...

Mmmm...I'm not a good one to ask because I paid $50 for the 1997 JCS issue :oP

What a sweet photo but that drool... LOL!

I was looking at that pattern and thought it to be really cute. They're not hard to make. You'll do fine :o)

Wendy said...

Phoebe is so adorable !

what the right price is ?
well, that is up to the buyer, I think.
what is resonable to one, might not resonable to another.
am I making any sence ?

Carol R said...

Sweet little Phoebe! Looks like she's teething - poor love.

Second-hand charts - mmnn - if someone really wants the chart badly and can afford it they will pay well over the odds. I sold some OOPs on ebay a few years ago and you would not believe how much some of them sold for!

Anonymous said...

Stunning photo of Phoebe :D

The Scarlett House said...

That baby is too darn cute. Love the photo,Rowyn.
I guess that I'd have to say that I agree that it should be whatever a person is willing to pay. We all have our price if we like something well enough. Personally, I get more pleasure in giving my oop charts away.