Ok so there was this lady on Etsy, we'll name her Daisy....to protect her sillyness :-/

Daisy send me a note asking about my cupcake charms, and of course i'm estatic! In the email she was simply asking if i could do these in "wholesale" and she could place a order 3 times a month for about 15-20 at a time. So i'm like ko cool that's good, i didn't see anything wrong with it. So we get to talking and she asks me if i have any picture of the different styles and i nicely send her a few pictures. She was all over them...ok?! She asks if i take RME which i don't.....well not as of yet... so then she's like ok well how would i pay you. i told her i take pay pal and we can do it that way "well i don't have any $$ in my paypal account sooooooo could we do a trade off?" I think to myself...hmmmm should i? so i tell her i would need to think on that...she goes into saying oh we can trade off 5 of your charms for one of my Hanna Montanna necklace, bracelet or barette...so i said ok not a issue to me, cause that's a few cool lil pieces for Melani (my 5 year old who thinks Hanna Montanna is Jesus (jk)...but now i'm starting to think she wants this all the time..which trades don't work for me cause i PAY to get my supplies and i can't pay with Hanna Montanna stuff?!
...so then the lady starts to  put her order in....
"i want to get 5 of these...but i need you to make it this way and not that way"
"i need10 of those, but not in that color 3 in this color and 7 in that color"
"i need 5 of those but i need the bottom to be..........."

so i'm thnking to myself HOLD UP!!! you think i'm going to MAKE a SPECIAL ORDER for your "free items?" so then she says she knows this lady in germany that's looks for these charms too....."how about i give her your info and in return....how ever many she orders from you....you can give to me for free!?" ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!? So i'm "thinking" no but i don't answer her, i just say i need to think on a few things and i'll give you a call back tomorrow....she she pressing me to call her back that night (last night) and i told her, i have children that i tend to and take care of i can not call you back tonight.....she gets a tude (i can read her voice) and say's ok...but please call me back.....

so do you know this lady called me FOUR....count em' 1.....2....3....4....times!! about these damn charms!! and then leaves in a message...about how she's not going to make abything with them....get this...she wants to re-sale them on EBAY!!!!HA HA HA HA HA HA........so you wanna take credit for my work?! i don't like that at all....i can see if she was making something with it but she's not....she's just re-selling them!
final straw...she called my house @ 11:52pm......

i'm such a softy but i don't want to do this for this lady......
how do i tell this lady i'm not interested in doing this for her?! in a nice but stern way?!
she has my mind frazzled!!! 
sorry this is so long but i ccouldn't sleep b/c of this!!

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ldyla...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:42 AM at the ebay part i would of said NO...i am not going to give you my stuff in trade no less just so you can go and sell them off ebay and make money off of something that isnt yours. esp when I (you) could probably get someone interested in them that is willing to pay.... that is just nutts of her! i am sorry. i am a softy too but that would piss me off...

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msp12r
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:49 AM

I would just let her that you took the time to think about her offer and you've decided that you can't do special orders for free.  That way, if she does sell them on ebay at least you got paid for them too.  You HAVE to stick up for yourself when it comes to business... that's what being a professional business woman is about.  My mom owned her own business as a florist and I can't tell you how many times she stressed herself out because she didn't want to answer certain people's calls... especially the picky ones.  Just remember that good service helps you keep good customers and if you stick up for yourself and learn to say no when you have to, then you will keep yourself sane too!   

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msp12r
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:57 AM Wow, I just took a look at your etsy website and now I see why she is bugging you so much!  That is so cool, I have never seen anything like that before.  Those cupcakes are a great gift idea!  You actually make that?  I'm so impressed right now... I think you've got yourself a future customer... don't worry I won't be picky!  Good for you... keep up the good work, what a fabulous product!  You should market that, you'd probably make a fortune!

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Juann25
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Just tell her that you changed your mind. You can't have her selling your stuff on E-bay. You did that and you should take credit for it. Not her ! It's just someone trying to pass it off as her own stuff !

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kathy189
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:22 AM ignore her call don't answer the phone anymore . 

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msp12r
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:45 AM OMG! I think I caught the bug!  Cause now I'm buggin too!  I just ordered some of your products and I can't wait to get them... I'm going to give them to my SIL for her birthday.  Thanks for posting your journal cause I've been stressing out about what to get her and this is perfect. Thanks again!

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tempt...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:58 AM I agree with all of the ladies! Tell her your sorry you have considered her offer but you are not going to make something that takes your time and money to give her for free just so she can sell it on Ebay!! That would have so pissed me off! But then again I am a b*tch so I would've probably told her off! (lol)

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ceall...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:02 PM I think you need to tell her that after thinking it over, you've decided only to sell them for cash, not for trade.  Or just tell her that you've decided that you're not interested in selling to her.

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mom2a...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:32 PM Tell that lady to kiss your A** because you are not about to let her take credit for all your hard work!!!!!!!!!!!

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Desig...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Girl! Are you serious! She sounds like a nut! So she wants your product for FREE to sell? WTH is that ish!  I'd block her with a quickness! Seriously tell her NO WAY! What does she think this is...Bartering with Hanna Montana merchandise(that she's probably stealing from her own child!) That's too crazy!

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