I often browse the shops and websites of other small businesses that make ocean/beach/mermaid-inspired accessories. I like to gawk at all the pretty things that I’ll never own and I also look for items similar to mine so that I can compare prices. It AMAZES me how much people charge for a cheap pendant and chain that they bought at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. I’ve seen shops selling a $7 pendant on a $3 chain for $30.00 bucks and up! (That’s WITHOUT shipping!) AND PEOPLE BUY IT LEFT AND RIGHT!!!
It blows my mind. And I’m over here trying to sell things for not much more than what it cost me to make them -because to me, that’s only fair- and I make fewer sales. I don’t get it. I don’t want to charge astronomical prices, but maybe I should? Maybe I would be taken more seriously? *sigh* Idk.