Wednesday, 10 February 2016

How can you fix a price?

We have a wonderful Charity Shop here in Spain. The whole organisation does amazing work helping people suffering from Cancer. I love popping in but it's so hard to see brand new beautiful items being priced so cheaply.

This morning I willingly paid a little extra than the 2 Euros being asked for this gorgeous hand knitted set.

 

I haven't got a baby due to be dressed in such a gorgeous set. I bought it to add to the parcel of charity items on its way to help babies in the world. I know every single penny or cent counts. I know every little helps but somehow I was saddened to see that someone had spent so much time, yarn and buttons for so very little.

What do you think?

 

8 comments:

  1. I completely agree. I was at a boot sale once and saw a large table filled with knitted baby sets. The two ladies had no customers and looked very upset. I told my Hubby how much time and effort had gone into the work.

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  2. It is a lovely set that was sold to you for far less than its worth in my view, but you buying it and donating it is a wonderful thing and perhaps that was the view of the person who made it. I do think that we undervalue things and that if in fact we charge a "proper" price they are more appreciated. xx

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  3. I think the problem lies with the person in the charity shop who is putting insulting prices on wonderful things given to them. The person who made those paid many times more for the yarn to make those and then the time she spent. That actually made me pretty steamed. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. If the purpose is to raise money for a good cause it is disappointing that handmade items often seem undervalued and therefore don't demand or bring in a greater price, but handmade gifts are that...gifts...that someone hopefully enjoyed making, and along the way may be received and used and valued beyond any price attached. That possibility helps the situation you described to be a little less sad to me. xx

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  5. I find it sad that such a cheap price does not reflect the love, time effort and cost of materials that people put into making handmade items. However its lovely that you have purchased them to donate and I'm sure the recipient will be delighted to receive them.

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  6. I agree it's sad that handwork is not valued very highly, and does not reflect the time and love put into creating such a work. But those who do value it can then afford to purchase lovely items to gift to others, or donate. If the item was created for the joy and promise of its creation, then it has fulfilled that. No price can reflect the time, talent and cost involved for whoever made the baby outfit. But I am sure and happy that it will be valued where it's going. Hugs

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  7. Thank you for your very sensitive and caring comments x

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  8. Thanks for sharing such an informative information.

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