I’ve had two reborns up for sale, a Meg and a Shyann. Meg has been for sale for a while now, but hasn’t sold yet. Some nibbles but no bites.
Shyann on the other hand seems to attract trouble. I get the strangest questions, people asking for discounts for no reason, just plain weird. Now she’s listed for quite a low price, about 120 in American dollars. I got someone that stuck out in between all the strange people. She asked for a payment plan.
Now, I don’t do those in general, but a payment plan for that amount just seems weird to me. And in my opinion you shouldn’t buy a doll with money you don’t even have yet.
However, she kept asking questions, eventually agreed with the amount at once if I provided a picture of the body (she seemed afraid that it was torn for some reason) and gave her my address and phone number. I said I don’t give out personal info.
This all happened last night. She was quiet after that and I went to bed. This morning I got an angry message that I hadn’t sent my information and the picture, so I must be a scam artist. The body is definitely torn up and I’m a horrible person.
I told her I have a job, so don’t have time for a picture yet and added that I don’t want to deal with a person who behaves like she does.
Again she called me a scammer and then said something I’m not sure how to translate into English but it means she lives in assisted living, for people who are mentally disabled and unable to live alone.
Now no offense to anyone who is disabled, but I’m actually glad I didn’t sell to her, because I really don’t know her situation and don’t know if she’s even allowed to buy things like that on her own.
Then I got a message from someone else for Meg, asking if the mouth could be opened. I expected another dead end but explained kindly why I don’t do that. The lady just said “okay, that’s fine” and proceeded with the purchase. I actually sold Meg just like that! I totally wasn’t expecting to sell Meg anytime soon.
Yesterday I felt bad because of all the low bidders. Like my work is worth nothing. But now I feel a lot better.
Now I love painting dolls, it’s a shame I can’t keep them all because the selling is making me really stressed out.
(sorry for the long rant, needed to get it all off my chest)