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Fawteen    Posted 09-24-2002 at 16:33:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
After scoring a couple more sections of old junked out spring tooth harrows, I've got enough parts to make a mess of these:

I'm hoping to be able to sell them as plant stands and/or garden stools. What do you think I should ask for them?

WallSal55    Posted 09-25-2002 at 06:19:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Plop one of those Giant candles on there, too.
Maybe the ladies would like 'em.
After you show them to folks, you will get an
idea of what they are willing to pay.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-24-2002 at 20:08:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was at a tractor and engine show this past Saturday. Guy was selling similar items, but nothing exactly like that. Most of his items were in the $35 price range. About half had some paint on 'em.

Fawteen - Thanks, Nathan    Posted 09-25-2002 at 03:50:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was thinking of asking $40 for 'em, maybe let 'em haggle with me a little. Worst that'll happen is nobody will buy 'em...

Denny    Posted 09-25-2002 at 19:19:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Fawteen, I think you are in the ballpark with the 40.00 price. You would be surprised at what people will pay for something if they like it. Good luck with it.

Salmoneye    Posted 09-25-2002 at 04:35:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
On a main 'peeper' drag, I should think that your thought of $40 should be just about right.
A guy I sell 'junk' to at the flea makes 'sculptures'...stuff like an old silver fork for the comb on a rooster etc...BIG BUCKS he gets, I tell you what...

Greg VT    Posted 09-25-2002 at 05:48:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Brought the old lady down to the big city for a fancy dinner a couple of months ago. Me an my buddy were standing on Church street waiting for the women and I noticed, in a store window, a little stand made out of birch twigs and two pieces of split birch for a top. The thing was about the same size a Fawteen's stand and there didn't appear to be anything special about it. Price tag dangling from a twig said $375.00. Yup, that's right $375.00. I was pretty happy to see that cause I figure I'm sitting on at least $30000000.00 worth of raw materials. Makes me sorry about all that money I been putting up my chimney though.

Salmoneye    Posted 09-25-2002 at 13:19:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Welcome to the Champlain Valley!

EIEIO    Posted 09-24-2002 at 18:17:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your work always is a piece of art. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Come pumpkin time you can always put mr. jack-o-latern on one. Even a few Turkey day items, even Christmas, give people something to think about. Use old corn stalks, with corn cobs, some gourds, etc. and you have a "Fawteen", Original.

Being as artistic as you are though I am sure you have already thought of a lot of ways.

Swamphandy    Posted 09-24-2002 at 17:17:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ebay... $9.95
maybe $14.95 painted

The trick is to get a really REALLY good picture of them in use. Like get a shot of one holding up a bonzi plant on a deck, next to a jacuuzi overlooking a lake or ocean. Sell the idea not the item.

Good luck,


Fawteen    Posted 09-24-2002 at 17:52:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good point on the presentation. At this point, I'm planning to set 'em out in the front yard and see if I can reel in a few leaf-peeping tourists.

DeadCarp    Posted 09-24-2002 at 16:39:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pretty clever! How would they look with the teeth flipped around points inward?

Fawteen - Hmmmm    Posted 09-24-2002 at 16:46:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hadn't thought about that, but no reason it wouldn't work. I'll try a couple like that, see which sells first. Thanks for the ideer!

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