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Custom Painting Auction! [Jan. 17th, 2005|09:32 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
All right!

I've got a new "custom painting" auction running up on eBay - basically it is an unfinished painting - the winner gets to tell me what colours, clothes, wings, etc. I will paint to finish it =)

Click HERE to see!

In addition, I have some of my new "first edition" #01 limited edition hand embellished canvas prints up for auction!

Click here to see "Blue Ribbon Fairy"

Click here to see "Queen Mab"

Click here to see "Elf Maiden and Her Dragon"

I've started painting a new Valentine's painting - I'll probably have to work on her tomorrow though, since I have a MILLION things to do tonight! Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday evening...........

[User Picture]From: peemonster
2005-01-18 02:54 am (UTC)
hi jasmine<3 :.)

she is real pretty=

do you have an estimate on when you have prints of the berry girl available?

sorry to bother you :>

Love Always,
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-18 02:56 am (UTC)
Thank you, Pee!!!

I should have prints of her up (and on SALE!) in the next day or two! >^__^
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[User Picture]From: peemonster
2005-01-18 02:57 am (UTC)
yess! :.)


i'm going to pick up a frame after school yay!
i relly hope she likes living with us+

Love Always,
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-01-18 06:37 am (UTC)
Aww, her eyes are so pretty!

Yay! A Valentine's day painting! Lol, I like the idea of Valentine's Day but the actual day I don't like, I have to compress my excitment of getting a present from my boyfriend so I don't upset one of my friends lol!
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[User Picture]From: goldleafgoddess
2005-01-18 08:39 am (UTC)
You are fantastic! It's so inspiring to see how productive you are.
Have the eBay fees increase affected you at all? I still want to open a store, but I am wondering if I'll have to pay that insertion fee plus other fees if things dont sell.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-18 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!

The eBay fee increases affect anybody who sells on eBay, with a store or not - they didn't add any NEW fees or anything, but almost all of the features were increased (, at least a little. They do it every year, but usually not this much!

I have a "featured store" which is the "second tier" one which is already $50 a month, and it didn't increase (only the lowest one increased from $10 to $16). With eBay stores (the permanent listings with a storefront which are not searched with the regular search index), you have to pay a monthly fee for the service (anywhere from $16 to $500 a month, depending on the tier of service & extra features, etc.). In addition, you always have to pay a small insertion fee (much smaller than you would with a traditional eBay auction listing, since it's not in the search index and doesn't get near the traffic as a regular auction), and then you also pay an end of transaction fee which is a percentage. Lol, and then of course if they pay with Paypal, there are the massive Paypal fees, and since Paypal is owned by eBay, they're getting their chunk there too, lol.

Here are the current fees for regular auction listings:


and here are the current fees for eBay store listings:


With a regular eBay auction, you pay just the insertion fee and the end of transaction fee, with no monthly fees, but the insertion fees are much higher.

The fees add up - I have a store and I list regular auctions as well, and if I sell $7000 that month on eBay I typically owe eBay about $500-$600 dollars in fees. Which of course, is much less than the commission I'd pay a gallery for example, but it's still pricey.
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[User Picture]From: goldleafgoddess
2005-01-18 05:38 pm (UTC)
Jasmine, thank you for taking the time to answer this so well. I have bookmarked the fee schedule, and will use it. You are right, I am used to most of my galleries taking their 50% commission...*ouch!* My Jackson Hole gallery just sold an 1,800 piece, and that really hurts. Granted, they DO have a physical storefront to pay for. But...sheeesh. My Scottsdale gallery sells a lot of 6' pastels, as there are a lot of huge homes and wealthy people down there...but, giving them 2,000-5,000 a pop is excrutiating. I have only gone along because I could see no alternative and I feel I am no good at consistent self-selling.
It actually took becoming broke and close to homeless before I opened my mouth on lj, and made some sales. I would love to learn to sell effectively, and get over my aversion to it.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-18 11:34 pm (UTC)
No problem!

Some artists can find a happy medium between selling on eBay along with galleries - smaller pieces on eBay, bigger pieces for the galleries, that kind of thing! Or if you do prints, you could auction prints on eBay and put a few originals in the eBay store with a fat fixed price.
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[User Picture]From: rockinkitten
2005-01-18 10:19 am (UTC)
ooooooh what a great idea!

make sure you show us the result!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-18 02:30 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you! I will!

Sometimes the end results turn out so nicely I end up making them into prints (that's what happened with Pink Butterfly Fairy - she was a customized auction painting originally!).
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2005-01-18 01:20 pm (UTC)
Blue ribbon fairy is one of my FAVOURITES!!!!!!!!! *BIDBID*
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From: thedarkwoods
2005-01-19 01:00 am (UTC)
oh , I can't wait to see your new painting your I have noticed after your family visits you seem to paint such bright and cheerful fairies:)
Although I love the candy fairies you paint after your sister visits....:)
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