I'm a big boy, over 21 (several times over ) but, still there are times I, and I'm sure others, face a conundrum.
I have been asked to place turnings in a very large, and very prestigious art museum. They want primarily pens for the gift shop and gallery. (I'm really wanting to get away from pens. Oh, well. Whatever pays.)
The hang-up is whether to place them on consignment or require they purchase outright. I do not want to do consignment. I have too much experience with this arrangement, from both sides. Inventory invariably disappears without getting sold. It is just the nature of the beast. Increasing price to cover losses might put my stuff out of the reach of the market. Heck (can I say "heck" here? ) If I could raise prices and still sell I would do it without the consignment issue being a factor.
What would y'all do?