Sepastopol Hatching egg price question

Discussion in 'Geese' started by AbbeyRoad, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. AbbeyRoad

    AbbeyRoad Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope that this is ok to post in this forum. I am not trying to advertise, just want feedback to make sure I am not way out of line.

    So, I purchased an established breeding pair of unrelated white curly Sebbies from BYC member. They were in NJ and I am in VA now. I put up a local CL posting for their fertile eggs. I got a very nasty email about how crazy it is that "we" get away with asking ridiculous prices. It continues to blast me for using the work rare, which i didn't. I have worked with true rare animals like the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana that has less than 15 left in the wild. I wouldn't use it haphazardly.

    I priced the fertile eggs at the same price as their previous owner at $40/2, $50/3, $60/4 etc. I said a little about how these are nicer geese than other breeds and goslings usually go for $50-100. (note- I didn't say I was selling mine for that).

    Am I priced to high for the area? For the breed? Should I stop worrying about the stupid internet troll?
     
  2. DoubletakeFarm

    DoubletakeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stop worrying about the internet troll. The "worth" of any product is determined by what someone pays for it. If you sell a paperclip for $20, that paperclip becomes worth $20 (to the person that bought it). When I first started selling silkie chicks on Craigslist I was going to list them for $5 a piece (what I think they are worth) but decided to try them at $8 first and figured I would lower the price if nobody bought any. I've sold every chick from every hatch so far. So my chicks are worth $8.

    If you find that you don't sell any, then you can lower your price if you like.
     
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  3. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quality items are worth good money. We are blacksmiths/blade smiths. We routinely sell knives for $150+. Most would consider that outrageous but we have a waiting list. That's because they are worth it to our customers. Never mind the trolls. No ones asking them or making them pay for anything..
     
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  4. AbbeyRoad

    AbbeyRoad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, That was my gut reaction, but it was starting to eat at me. I have always taken part in more expensive hobbies that people question why you would spend so much money- Saltwater reef tanks, chameleons etc. But personal waterfowl is new to me.
     
  5. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You ask what you want for your Sebastopol eggs and ignore anyone who says different.. If I sell mine I ask more than that...
     

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