Janet Kaiser on tue 4 sep 01
Having just read the prices quoted from potters in the
USA, I must admit that they all seem to be on the low
side compared to the UK. Substitute pounds sterling for
the $$$ and that would be more like what you would
expect to pay here. As I believe the US$ is currently
around 1.6 to the pound, that would be half as much
again or $15 to $16 for every $10 quoted. Either that,
or you are all being conservative and/or shy about
stating your pricing.
I really liked Cat's response to Llewellyn's
question... Better price for radishes! Have to smile.
But believe it or not, restaurants and cafés in the UK
make a massive 600% net profit. If they do not, the tax
man wants to know why not... And just like Al Capone,
you can end up in jail if the tax man is not 100%
satisfied... I guess that is why a local publican has
several apartments in Switzerland and another holiday
home in the Bahamas... Don't know of too many with that
sort of spare cash in the art world. Except for the Big
Boys and Girls...
Come to think of it, I must remember to mention that
little fact next time someone moans about the mark-up
galleries take... Imagine seeing them putting 1000% on
your work... Now that would be something worth whining
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Paul Taylor on thu 6 sep 01
Here the craft shops put 100% on if you include the vat.
The potters that don,t whine retail.
--I am afraid I have become one of the people my parents warned me against.
> Come to think of it, I must remember to mention that
> little fact next time someone moans about the markup
> galleries take... Imagine seeing them putting 1000% on
> your work... Now that would be something worth whining
> Janet Kaiser
> The Chapel of Art . Capel Celfyddyd
> HOME OF THE INTERNATIONAL POTTERS' PATH
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