So i have 3 fairly expensive flutes i needed to sell, how to do?
Help someone else sell theirs. 🙂
So i offered on the Chiff and Fipple message board to post photos of any flutes or whistles that someone might like to sell. i got a few takers and posted their photos and descriptions to my Irish Whistle Shop website.
That day i sold the first flute. 🙂
A little bit of time went by before two other people emailed me asking if i would help them sell their instruments, an Olwell bamboo flute and a pvc whistle. i posted the pictures up to my website.
I got three messages asking about buying the 2 flutes i had left. 🙂
The first one sold, but then the second buyer backed out—they said the same flute i was selling just came up cheaper on ebay, so they were going to try bidding on that.
So i wished them luck, then tried to figure out why this was happening… because i had had another buyer also back out on the same flute earlier (he said his wife wouldn’t let him spend the money :).
So i decided it was a lack of follow-through on my side, that i should look at what commitments i wasn’t doing a good job of keeping.
Checking my six-times book, it was pretty obvious—i wasn’t putting much effort into tracking all my vows, six times a day. So i picked it up and put more effort in.
Then the first, original prospective buyer emailed me back and said his wife relented, he could buy the flute now. 🙂
So all three extra flutes are sold, i have the one i liked the best, and it sounds great.
Well, ok, it does to me anyway. 🙂