Thursday, November 15, 2012

One Of A Kind

One of a kind....what does that mean? Well, there's one. And it's the only one. There will not be any more. To me, it's that simple.
Yesterday, 2 people on Facebook went at it regarding a pair of my handwarmers. Each posted "I want". To the one I deemed more serious I said "One of a kind!'" In truth, this was the 4th of the kind as I was able to get more yarn after pair #1 and #2 sold. (There is still a #4 but different style)  But now for sure there's no more. I received back from both what my retail-career husband calls "babble"...excuses... #1-"Tomorrow when I get paid" and #2-"Let me ask my friend if she likes them". Neither asked me to hold them and I would have, but no request.
Guess what? Today they sold to person #3. And that, my friends, is what happens to those who hesitate. When buying from independent crafts people online, make no assumptions regarding availability.
Like it?
Want it?
BUY it!!!

The top pair are gone and bottom is still available and then that's it!!!!


JoJo said...

That's what happened to me with a beach glass votive candle holder I made and posted on FB. I vowed I'd never do another b/c it took 4 days to fit the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle & glue. A lot of people commented 'want', only one seriously said, 'I AM buying it from you, see you on Sat.' So I put it aside for her and she's the one that got it. I told her to hit me if I ever consider making another one. lol

Barbra said...

With handmade, you can't wait!!!

Heather Leavers said...

People sometimes just don't get it, do they? We're one pair of hands (each!) and there are only so many hours in the day. I was asked to supply a crazy number of something recently - maybe by the end of the decade...?

Barbra said...

Ohh, Heather, I am learning the fine art of saying "NO" ! I too was asked for something by Christmas and was tempted to say "What year?"!