Figure this would be a good topic in case anyone listens. Seems some think I’m leaving due to unhappiness over people cheap selling and driving our sales down.
Well, I’m not. Yes, it irks me when people sell breedables for so much less than they’re worth. And I complain. Then I just quit breeding some stuff, breed other stuff to make points, give in to lowering some prices to match, and then stick to my higher prices for other breedables.
Like the recent phase of selling quality German Shepherd crates for 50L. I’m only breeding four GS at the moment. Two with masked face, which I do hoard. A 7t male who’s helping me deseed a German epic.
But I don’t think I have any for sale right now. I have about 30 good crates stashed in a folder, and my breeders, which are mostly masked GS and high traited favorites, are stuck in storage. I do see people are bringing their prices back to a more reasonable price, if not the right price still.
Yes, it is discouraging when you see people selling BB for less than 100L. Yes, it’s just wrong in my book. BUT it’s their right. Just as it’s my right to buy the cheap stuff and grab it for biochips or resell it. And I, in turn, have the right to charge whatever I want for mine.
So glad I’m not playing the market game anymore! This is challenging to those who are. How to do what’s best for their business and maintain friendships. How to express their unhappiness without causing drama. Etc, Etc.
I have plenty of specials to set out for less than I think I should sell them, so I’m okay, thankfully. For awhile. I’m getting my own expenses paid for. Of course I cut my tiers way back. I’ve also sorted and turned in for points or just deleted more live BB.
(Sad…those should have at least been biochips for all I’ve invested in them, but don’t see that happening anytime soon. Part of the risks of this game. You accept responsibility for something, then you also accept the chance of losing all you put into it.)
Okay, back to me…Yes I’m unhappy with SL performance and blather on about how I should leave SL. Yes, I SHOULD. But don’t see it happening. Addiction is a cruel thing.
I did cut back a lot. I don’t have my own sales yard. I’m only breeding a few animals of each Biobreeds, KittyCats, PetPeddlers, and Amaretto. We’re only selling at market spots on other people’s sims right now. And it’s just Camelot, The Farm, and a few Amaretto specific areas.
I’m not branching out, and I’m playing more for points than sales now.
My budget is low. I still love them all, but won’t pay a lot myself for new stuff. I just cannot justify paying real money for pixels in that way. Yes, I know how to work the system to make lindens I can turn into real money.
I just don’t have the time to. I really am working up to 60 hour work weeks for RL. I’ve got it up to 40 and expect to make 60 next week.
I won’t be supporting any new sims. I’m an avid supporter and fan of The Farm…very thankful to the auctioneers for their dedication and how they don’t waver on their own prices in the wake of cheap sellers. I feel that helps build the market, and the fact that The Farm is nearly full now seems to second that idea.
I love Camelot and will continue to work for it, building it up. They are a dedicated fun-loving team who are into the breedables for fun, not money. I fit in there well.
My investments in others’ bred out breedables will be as my own sales allow me to pay it forward. I buy the good deals, I admit that. I used to sell breedables worth 100K or more, but it made me miserable. Felt like I was stealing from the other person. Even when I knew they were working their business to make their money back within a month.
My mind cries “It’s a pixel. Dammit!” LOL
Like PP. I know it looks like the average for a new trait, shade specially, is around 10k. If I had it, I’m not sure I could pay that. PP is not a big enough market for me…bear in mind I’m used to being with breedables with 6-10k members in their groups, not one under 400 members. I’d pay 1000L for something new I wanted…2000L if I really wanted something added to my line bad.
I’m just not into the paying a lot for because it’s “new”. It’s not how I operate. Kudos to those who do. I’m happy for them if it makes them happy.
Now I do pay more for special edition stuff that’s retired when I want it, and have some funds. Mostly BB though, cause that’s where my pixel love is. And I charge more for the ones I especially love to keep for myself, just in case I am able to use them.
This year, I want to save all my yearly RFL giving allowance up to bid on the BB auction animal. I hope it’s something I really like. Cause I may actually win it, unless Camber really wants it, of course. Can’t compete with her. LOL