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    Ok, I know I am cheap but do people really buy $135 shower curtians?

    When I am looking to add products to my site I look it it from the perspective of what I would buy and what I would be willing to pay. No matter how cute it is, I am NOT paying $135 for a shower curtian!!

    But I am wondering, do you all do the same thing? Am I approaching this the wrong way? Do people actually buy things that high priced?

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    Vicki,

    No, I don't pay $135.00 for a shower curtain. Ummmm, I just buy a $5.00 mop. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    Don't you ever watch the price is right.

    $2.99 for a dozen eggs :eek:

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    I tend to list some exorbitantly priced items along with the regular stuff when there's a big price range.

    If I was presented with a bunch of shower curtains to promote, say from $10-$125, I would put that $125 one on there somewhere...but keep most of the offering in the mid-"affordable" range. I also probably would NOT list the $10 one--people find the cheap stuff themselves just fine. But an occasional person will probably buy the $125 one... to not list at least one eye-popper is just denying yourself the opportunity to say "Somebody BOUGHT that!" as you look at your commissions! Of course, it helps to present the expensive one in a somewhat different manner so the people know that isn't the standard offering.

    PS. H NO, I wouldn't pay $125 for a shower curtain!

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    I would not pay that much for a shower curtain. I was looking at them today at eddiebauer.com and they had one that was just over a $100 and I thought that was a lot... :eek:

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    This is a more serious answer to your question.

    For what it's worth, I sell more high ticket items ($100-$3500) then lower priced items. I don't know why this is but I don't compain. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    I can try giving something away for free and not manage to give away one but as soon as you stick a big price tag on it and give it a little time it will sell.

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    >>Ok, I know I am cheap but do people really buy $135 shower curtians?<<

    Absolutely -- not for cute, though... but for high quality material and workmanship? Yeah.

    My goal in life is to buy everything once and never worry about it again.

    A $10 shower curtain is going to have to be replaced.

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    I hear you cedric but if they ever charge me 135 for a pack of smokes they'd better last.<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    LOL - here's the "it depends" thing again. Doesn't it depend on income? Probably MOST people WOULDN'T spend that much on a shower curtain. But then, if you drive a Rolls-Royce, maybe so. Then again, if you drive a Rolls-Royce, you probably have a built-in shower with separate steam heads and a custom painted shower door....maybe I lost my own point here.....

    In any case, if you've got the option of putting it on there, put it on there! You probably won't get the BULK of your shower curtain sales on that item, but people like choice. The real question is - is that $135 shower curtain WORTH $135 or does it look like your standard Bed, Bath & Beyond lower priced item?

    [ 02-27-2002: Message edited by: jujubee6 ]

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    I personally would not buy a shower curtain for $135, unless of course it matched my GBP350 ($500) toilet brush [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    I'm definitely too cheap to spend that much on a shower curtain, however, I do have friends that probably wouldn't blink an eye at spending that much if it was what they wanted...

    IF I did though it would have to be purchased because the tile that I installed in my brand-new house that I plan to spend the next 20-30 years in is this off-teal color and this is the only shower curtain I could find to match, and it matches exactly, and, since I don't plan to ever replace the tile, and the shower curtain is a perfect match, and it's of high enough quality to last for a very long time - then yes, I might pay that much! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    I would buy a $135 shower curtain, if I were looking for one, and that's what it took to get the one I want .

    I've paid $200 for a coffee maker, $120 for a blender, and over $100 for a clothes iron.

    Could have spent ... $15 , $15 , and $15 for cheaper versions at Kmart, but Oh well...

    I went searching for gold damask sofa pillows online last week, and this is what I found ... http://www.ktaylor-lotus.com/pillows4.html


    Somehow, $135 for a shower curtain seems like a bargain now [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]


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    I'm also a person who's spent well over 200 dollars on a coffee maker -- but I'm a coffee freak.

    I bought the 399 Kitchen Aid Mixer but I've got six kids so I need something reliable.

    BUT, I still can't see the logic in more that $20 for a shower curtain -- and that was my fancy Martha Stewart one.

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    I don't think I would try selling cheap shower curtains on the net. People can find those at the local KMart.

    It is a little harder to find the designer name $135 variety, though, so it makes sense to sell them.

    Plus, you will have little competition on the specific keyphrase for the expensive designer one.

    Besides, what can you say about a $10 curtain? You can write all sorts of sales stuff making the person feel the $135 curtain is a bargain.

    People buy the $135 models too. If you move into a $400,000 two bedroom condo on the ocean, chances are you can spring for a designer curtain to go with the tile floor and marble sink & tub.

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    Jill,

    If I had six kids, I'd need a good quality blender too... For all the drinks I'd be mixing [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    LOL yeah, there are days..... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Did you read about the Brits who spent $63,000 for a dinner at one of London's nicer restaurants recently? The majority of it was spent on wines at $13,000 a bottle. So, yes, there are people who have too much money and don't know what to do with it. To them, $135 for a shower curtain is a steal.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hershey:
    Did you read about the Brits who spent $63,000 for a dinner at one of London's nicer restaurants recently? The majority of it was spent on wines at $13,000 a bottle. So, yes, there are people who have too much money and don't know what to do with it. To them, $135 for a shower curtain is a steal.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    ROFL! no kiddin ... my boss and I were just talking about that yesterday, there is NO bottle of wine that can be worth that much money!

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    My brother is a drywall finisher in Grand Junction, CO. He fueled a word-of-mouth rumour that he was the most expensive one around. He's never paid a dime for advertising and works on only the most exclusive homes -- when he wants to -- and for whatever he wants to charge his customers.

    I've also noticed in my architectural design business that when the ecomomy slumps the high-end market is always there. I spent the last nine years designing $150,000 log cabins and mostly worked on 5 or 6 at a time. Now I work on $600,000 homes and design one at at time.

    Now I've recently noticed quite a few large sales on the website as well. Can't complain about the high priced items, but I sure wouldn't spend $135.00 on a shower curtain!

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    Thanks everyone for the great advice and insight!!

    I will put it on my site and if I ever sell one, it will be one sale I will never forget!!

    lol, just thinking of the ad copy --

    step right up for one of them thar high toney shower curtians... deeelux [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Vicki [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Erninator,

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>My brother is a drywall finisher in Grand Junction, CO. He fueled a word-of-mouth rumour that he was the most expensive one around. He's never paid a dime for advertising and works on only the most exclusive homes -- when he wants to -- and for whatever he wants to charge his customers.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You just described me. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif> I had my own drywall company for about 13 years. It's amazing how the more money you charge the better of a drywall finisher you are. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

    Actually a lot of the jobs I charged quite a bit more than some of the other company's because I was too busy to do them or they were a pain in the ass job. If the people paid then it made it worth it. I did have someone beg me to do a job at Christmas time though. I kept telling him no but he said I could name my price. Well to make it short the kids had a good Christmas. The best part of the deal was that his guys sanded, lol. Unfortunately after my fall a few years ago a can't do it any more.Damn I hate when your on a ladder on top of some scaffolding and the wheels decide to slide. Gets me everytime. Got me good the last time though. :rolleyes:

    Give my regards to your brother from the best drywall finisher in Central NY. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif>

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    GameBoy...what's drywall?
    I've wondered what it was ever since watching Roseanne re-runs.
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    I was thinking the same thing MJ after watching rosanne all those years ago..

    I think it is what us aussies call plaster/plastering.

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    MJ and Pete,

    Drywall isn't the same as plaster but similar. Drywall is actually the walls and cielings in most houses. Most of the board that is nailed to the framing of a house is called gypsum board or sheetrock. Myself being a drywall finisher like my hero Dan from Rosanne. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif> A drywall finisher goes through and tapes the cracks in the walls and cielings when the sheet rock is hung. Then we put a couple of coats of joint compound over the tape to smooth it out and make it look like there were never any cracks in the wall. It sounds pretty simple and actually most of it is after doing it for a few years. It was probably the only job that I ever could say I really loved doing and miss. Well except for the high work in the houses and buildings. After a while I got smart though and hired out the high work for $30-$50 an hour so I didn't have to do it. The worse part was having to work on entrance ways to houses where you had to walk a 12-14 inch wide plank with no walls or anything to hang on too. Felt like I was in the circus walking a tight rope.

    In a lot of warm climates they have stucco(spelling) walls where they are rough or bumpy. I know in Florida there is a lot and in Las Vegas there were alot of stucco or knock down finished walls. I was really impressed with some of the work in Las Vegas. Some talent in that state. Ummmm, what was the question?? <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    Thanks GameBoy, Pete was pretty well right.
    Think we call it plastering... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Yes I used to enjoy Rosanne too, just your average dysfunctional family.

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