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Thread: I sold the quilt the lady wanted but didn't

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    I live in a very rural area. I made this quilt, custom for a lady that told me last week "she just couldn't afford it right now". Again, her attempt to get me to lower my price AFTER she knew the price when she ordered it back in August.

    No, she did not lose her job, she is very well secure with money, but she "tried" to get my price way down. I already took $25 off for her.

    Anyways, my mailman loves John Deere. I stopped him today, and he bought my quilt for more than the other lady would have! YAY! He paid CASH too!

    So, I got lucky this time! From now on, I get a non-refundable deposit and a signed contract.

    Whew! Thank-you all for your understanding and words of advice in my previous post. You all are just awesome!

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    Very cool! It sounds like your mailman was in the right place at the right time.

    Cheers, K

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    I am soooo happy for you!!!! that is just great that you got someone to buy it for you.

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    I'm glad it worked out well for you, and so soon!

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    Congratulations!

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    The right person got the quilt and you received your payment for the work. Happy ending!!

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    I wonder if this lady will call in a few weeks and want the quilt? ROFL Won't she be mad that I already sold it! LOL

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    Sounds like your mailman was the one who needed the quilt, not the person who ordered it. Glad he got it, and you got paid.

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    Good for you! Some people are just not ready to pay for quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Good for you! Some people are just not ready to pay for quality.
    I totally agree!
    So glad you sold it to someone who appreciates it! :D

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    I made this quilt, custom for a lady that told me last week "she just couldn't afford it right now". Again, her attempt to get me to lower my price AFTER she knew the price when she ordered it back in August.
    You kind of have to wonder if this was her plan all along. Glad you were able to sell the quilt to someone who appreciates all your hard work.

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    It was meant 'to be'!

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    Glad it worked out for you. I loved your JD quilt.

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    I've been following this story and I have a theory. When we see something we love and can buy it right then and there, we pay the asking price. When we have to wait for something, sometimes the love can wear off and we don't want it so badly anymore, or use the money for something else.

    I think that's what happened here. The one who ordered it would have bought it if it had been already made.... like the mail man did.

    This is what I tell people about the things I make..... Sorry, no custom orders.

    Contracts would cause me great stress.... I'm too old for that. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by joan_quilts
    I wonder if this lady will call in a few weeks and want the quilt? ROFL Won't she be mad that I already sold it! LOL
    I was just going to say. I wonder what she will do when she realizes that you are not lowering the price and already sold it. I would tell he offered more than you actually quoted her. LMAO

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    great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by joan_quilts
    I wonder if this lady will call in a few weeks and want the quilt? ROFL Won't she be mad that I already sold it! LOL
    I was just going to say. I wonder what she will do when she realizes that you are not lowering the price and already sold it. I would tell he offered more than you actually quoted her. LMAO
    She'll probably be mad because you sold "her" quilt, although she didn't want it bad enough to pay for it. She probably thinks that she could wear you down, belittle your work enough that you would cave in. There is just not pleasing this type person. I can just hear it now.....Keep us posted-I'm bookmarking this one!

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    Well looks like she missed out, glad you were able to sell it to someone who knew instantly that he liked it!! If she comes back later w/a different offer cash up front or a stiff deposit on somthing different. :)

    Think if sold on commission, Limits would be what's on Hand or you pick the color, that way I know would be working on somthing you liked :)

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    Glad to hear this ended up with a happy ending for you and your mailman :D:D:D

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    If she comes back and still wants it, you know what to do -- set a firm price, get a signed commitment and get a non-refundable deposit. Now that you know how much it will sell for, I'd ask for at least 50%.

    Congratulations on the sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joan_quilts
    I wonder if this lady will call in a few weeks and want the quilt? ROFL Won't she be mad that I already sold it! LOL
    If she really wanted it she could have saved the money or paid it off before you gave it to her. BEWARE she may ask for her $25 back. I am glad you got more than what you asked for in the end. Congratulations.

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    Awesome! Good for you! glad it took a turn for the better!

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    Well done on selling it!! Sounds like it ended up where it was supposed to...

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    This lady never gave me any money. I offered to lower my price by $25, but she still didn't want it.

    In hindsight, I should have known better than dealing with her. She is my daughter-in-laws aunt, and this family is "known" for being rip offs. They are a strange bunch, I could tell you some stories you would never believe! LOL

    She can call, but I am sure by now, knowing that I told my daughter in law I sold the quilt, she knows.

    Oh, I will make the local gossip chain, AGAIN, and somehow be the bad guy. This family thrives on gossip and they are always the victim.

    I don't care, the quilt is sold, it was never her quilt, and the man who bought it will take good care of it.

    At least I got money for heating oil and can stay warm a few months! LOL

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    Congratulations on the sale!
    The right person got the quilt!

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