17:41 May 16 2021
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So in the last week I sold a dress for $275, one for $350, and one for $415. Gotta love those numbers. It's nice selling dresses for $85, $100, $150, but the Lolita dresses are the biggest sellers. I'm extremely picky about the Lolita I buy to resell, I only go for grail, as in Holy Grail, as in the hardest to find, most desired brand dresses out there. Holy Lantern, Horror Candy Shop, Harliquinade, anything spooky/vampire/Wonderland themed sell big. Which is good for me since that aesthetic has always been my thing. I know what ladies like myself want, and what they're willing to pay. I know what it's like to need that absolutely perfect dress no matter how much it costs...
Sales have been going well. Though I love it when a buyer tries to pull one over on me. Like this one woman, she asked if I would take $52 for something I had listed for $60. I told her that was totally fair, and several hours later she offered me $51 xD It's like... Did you lose a dollar in that time? And I accepted the $51, I'm not going to act like a psycho over a fucking dollar, but I thought it was pretty funny. Why offer $51 instead of $52? You know what, I don't even care xD
Less funny was a woman messaged me about a top I had listed for $75. She wanted to inform me that the top had been on clearance on site for $40 so she felt that she shouldn't have to pay me more than that. First of all, it went on sale for $50 so she was stupidly lying to me like I couldn't go check for myself. Second, it's completely sold out, she even mentioned in her message that she had tried to order it, but was refunded because of stock issues. Imagine that, Killstar having stock issues xD So I'm sympathetic towards that, but not enough to lower my price. Full price the top sold for $65, and I would have taken that for it. I explained to her how rude it is to quote clearance prices to a seller, and encouraged her to use her OFFER button. Of course, the offer button doesn't allow you to offer more than 20% off of something so these cheapskates send private messages asking for like 50% off. It's really annoying. She never did use that nifty button anyway, but someone else offered me $67 a couple days later, and it is now hers because $75 to $67 is totally reasonable, $75 to $40 is a goddamn insult.
The best of all though is this bitch who has been messaging me for several days now wanting to bundle a few different dresses. She finally settled on three she was definitely going to buy, and asked if I'd take $160 for them. Full price I have them listed at $238 so I offered her $168, $70 off. A few days later she comes back, and asks, "Will you do the same deal you offered before, $165 with free shipping?" Not sure where the fuck she got free shipping from. I almost never offer free shipping, why should I pay to have something you want shipped to you? It's gotta be like a $300+ order to get free shipping out of me. The offer was also $168, not $165. At $168 I get about $135 after fees, that's not even $50 a dress, and these are sold out. My price is pretty reasonable. After dealing with her for the last week I've nearly blocked her a couple different times just because she keeps saying she's going to buy then disappears then comes back, and asks for a bigger discount. Giving her $70 off is already a 30% discount. It's just kind of ridiculous so I told her as politely as I could that $168 if the lowest I'll go. I didn't expect to hear back from her xD But then here she comes, asking if shipping is $8. I decided to be nice, and offer her discounted shipping at $4.99. Again, don't hear from her for another 12 hours where she preceded to make me a $165 offer... After I specifically said that $168 was the lowest I would go. But then I also see there's a message AFTER the offer asking if I'll cancel the offer, and add a fourth dress into the bundle, a dress I have listed at $175 itself, but she wants me to add it into the other three for a total of $240 with free shipping.
So let's do the math here. The first three dresses I was willing to sell for $168,originally priced at $238. $240 - $168 is $72. So she wants the fourth dress, which I have priced full at $175, for $72, less than half of what it's worth. She also wants free fucking shipping, again. So if I went through with this absolutely awful sale, I'd make $184 after fees, and shipping costs. She would essentially be paying full price for the fourth dress while getting the other three for $9 when the full value of all four is $413.
Yep. This was the point at which I messaged her to explain the math to her, told her I politely declined, and blocked the shit out of her. I really wanted to rip into her tender, extreme lowballing flesh, but it's not worth wasting more of my time with her. A fucking $173 discount xD My ass, that's 43% off. I enjoy making good deals with people, but 43%? Yeah, fuck you, lady.
That's another thing I love about selling Lolita dresses, people don't ever argue with me about price, they just pay it. Granted, Lolita dresses are more rare, and valuable, but still, that's one thing I love about the loli community, those ladies know what they want, and they grab it before anyone else can. It is a bit bittersweet, of course, because I can't possibly keep all of the dresses I get in, but if I could go full on Lolita sales I absolutely will.