Wednesday, August 27, 2008

All Thumbs

New book in the shop, what's up! This is Thumbs Tubby, an old time honky tonk piano player from the 1950s. This is one of those notebooks I made thinking it probably will not be especially popular, but maybe someone would see it and love like I do, be beguiled by the name Thumbs Tubby and his grinning cigar smoking ways. And if not, hey, maybe I'll just keep it for myself!
I'm a little bummed on business this week, even though it's been pretty brisk, because I've had my first experience with cancelling a sale. In fact, I had to cancel two sales this week! It makes me feel bad for a couple reasons, obviously the first being that, boo, I thought made a sale but now it turns out I didn't. That sucks. But also it makes me feel bad because I realize how soft spined I am; it took me longer than it should have to decide to cancel these sales, I wanted to give the non-payers the benefit of the doubt, "maybe they just don't understand the checkout process...maybe the MO got lost in the mail..." When what I should be doing is sticking to my shop policies. I'm just trying to be a nice person, but the business world is no place to be nice. I guess. I'm hoping in the future I'll do better. How was your first time cancelling a sale?


::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Awwwee...I'm sorry that happened to you this week! I know it sucks to have those non-payers because you are so happy to have a sale and when they don't pay for the item it can be very disappointing. :(

Love the journal...Very cool!

kim* said...

i love the collage :)

Anonymous said...

hiya, can't help commenting on your disappointment of a "fake" sale but i would assume the buyer must have some reason, nothing personal... and another person who truly appreciates my stuff will come along. I have not had a no-sale (yet) but an ebay no-bid crushed me:)