It’s been awhile since I posted on here, thought it was time to share some info.
For the past 6 months I have sold far more offline than I have online. Online includes DPW as well as Facebook & my own website. It’s a happy problem that I hope will continue.
The sales I’ve made on DPW have dwindled to a low number. In January I suddenly had 7 sales and I thought the online was improving. However, 1 of those 7 is now up for resale through the auction site EBTH (I’ve mentioned them before) - and I suspect the other 6 will follow. Sad thing is that my label on the back, with all my contact info, was removed. So although my signature is on the front, I doubt the final buyer will be able to track me down. Currently the piece is actively bidding at double the price it sold for on DPW with a few days left for the auction.
So, long over due, I have (a) removed much of my “Availables” - leaving only those that I would frame & submit for shows & galleries. (b) And I have also raised the prices on the remaining available pieces to reflect what they are selling for offline. This will probably not increase my DPW sales but I will monitor to see. Since I no longer do daily paintings of small pieces, I may be leaving DPW later this year.
But I did want to point out that I did find other artists pieces selling/sold on that auction site. It seems that $50 is the magic threshold. Sales above that don’t seem to get re-sold, probably because the 50% commission the site charges can’t be easily covered. Just thought I’d pass the info along.