And along the same topic comes the issue of pricing. I mean are people just hard up for money or are they not smart enough to figure out that time=money? I mean what do they teach in school these days anyhow? Well they should teach business because these people listing "DIY" are selling their stuff for less than the cost of supplies alone! It just makes it harder for sellers who have put lots of time and effort into their items to try and get a fair price. Its like trying to sell a Gucci bag at a flea market. People are going to get the impression they can buy it for $1. And they will literally laugh in your face or tell u your nuts if you tell them you are asking $500 for it.
Well, its just so hard to make a buck anywhere online now selling your stuff. Even Etsy which was once oh so great is now flooded with importers and distributers who OBVIOUSLY are not selling "handmade" items. Oh sure they label them as handmade in say Thailand. And I bet they are handmade by poor slave laborers who get paid nothing. And that urks me as well that Etsy allows those sellers on the site. I dont even feel that vintage items should be allowed. I mean its supposed to be a handcrafted marketplace. There are more sellers than buyers too thats for sure. And with over 10000 items labeled as purse or handbag you may never ever find one of my items buried in that stack.
Ok rant rant rant. Sorry feels necessary for me right now. I'll get off my soap box though :)