Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Last Call for Bustle Bows

Well, by now even I have heard of Xstreet's upcoming plans to charge everyone for listing items, particularly freebies. I'm a 4 out of 10 on the miffed scale, for whilst on one hand I can see something of their point, the counterpoint is that it's going to be a large pain in the bustle for me to pull the necessary items.

It's not just freebies, actually-- there's a large number of items I've made over the years that sell two or three a year :P I'm just not part of the fashion set, and while I still like some of my older outfits such as the bicycle outfit and Lady Lancer (a lady's version of my more popular 21st Lancer uniform), add all of them up and they still don't cover the aggregate fees for the lot. I left them up because I liked them, and Xstreet was free aside from commissions.

So, I'm taking down all my slow items. The clothes will still be available in the Eyre and Port Caledon shops (some are now freebies, such as aforementioned bicycle ensemble, as well as all my older cycles).

And, I'm pulling my last remaining freebie on Xstreet-- the ever popular (as in 10 or so a day) sculpted bustle bow. If you don't have one, now is the time to saunter on over and grab it at https://xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=161449

As an aside, I couldn't help but notice a handful of low ratings on the silly thing (most did seem to like it, though for an overall 4 star). It looks like the picture, and sits on one's rump. What else did they expect for 0L, a free download of Maya Unlimited? Ah well, that's merchanting :D


Mako Magellan said...

As I have quipped once before, what I think some buyers expect with anything they get on Xstreet is at least a pint of the creator's blood. I once considered providing this as a free 'extra' with all my listed products, but I anticipated complaints that the blood was not of the required group. There is the problematic 4 fl oz discrepancy between the US and Imperial pint, too. So a resizing script was probably in order, with multi-lingual notecard of instructions, though that meant forcing people to read stuff, and this isn't fair, either, apparently.

Rhianon Jameson said...

On occasion, after ordering a Guinness in the U.S., the order-taker will ask, "U.S. or Imperial pint?" Honestly, when it comes to Guinness, isn't that a silly question? :)

Virrginia Tombola said...

I wish they had half pints in the US. Guinness is one of the few beers I like, but really, US or Imperial, a full pint is a bit much.

Mako Magellan said...

See, that's what happens when you don't sell the small cheap stuff.