Friday, August 14, 2009

Buy the Whole Set!

A little while back I was thinking out loud (on the blog anyway) about different print options. The only one that got me any real comment was the ability to buy a set of pictures in some fashion. So let's play an experiment. I've just finished uploading new HTML for the best of page and the most recent 15 or so shoots. If you scroll on down to the bottom of the page, past the pictures, you'll see a new section - Buy The Whole Set. (If you don't see it, try hitting reload). Be sure to click through the read me link - part of why these are so cheap is they're unsigned.

No guarantees on how long this will be available, or for how long, or for how long at this low price. If you wake up tomorrow and it's crazy popular and prices have doubled so I can keep my sanity I don't want to hear about it - you were warned. If a little time goes by and it hasn't been very popular and I think it's cluttering up the index pages too much and I stop offering it I don't want to hear about it - you were warned.

But in theory this could be a nice option for folks who care less about the collectability aspect and don't care about the signature - they just want some nice pictures. And from my perspective it's not that much work because I can fire off an order to the lab and have them ship the prints directly to the buyer (that's part of why they're totally unsigned). I'm a little nervous about the pricing - if a lot of international buyers buy the 4x5 sets my margins are pretty slim after shipping and I'll definitely have to bump those up a bit sooner rather than later. But we'll just have to see what happens. You can kind of ponder this stuff all you want but until you throw something out there with a fixed price and a shopping cart button you really have no idea what's going to happen...

Update: 24 hour warning - I'm bumping the price of the 4x5 sets from $99.95 to $149.95. It's all ready to go, and I'll hit the upload button roughly 24 hours from now (i.e. late evening Monday, California time.)

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