22 Jul 2009

Quantifying the Value of Unique Trollbeads By Louise Rogers

If you have ever purchased a unique or assorted Trollbead, formerly known as OOAK or One of a Kind, you have probably searched the various websites and wondered why the prices vary from website to website and from bead to bead. I can't tell you how other websites or stores value their unique beads but I can tell you how we price ours and there are many factors taken into account.

The number one consideration in valuing a unique bead is the visual beauty and the singular originality of the bead. You can always identify these beads as being the ones that once you click on "larger view" your breath is taken away.

If you a Trollbeadaholic, you know what I am talking about. These beads are valued the highest because beyond just their beauty and because of their beauty, they are the most sought after by serious Trollbeads collectors. In defining the value the dealer needs to assess the entire order of beads and decide which of the beads are sellable and which are viewed as not desirable. When you price the good beads you have to include the cost of the undesirable beads so the investment is covered. You may be wondering why we even have the less desirable beads.

Each Trollbeads dealer that has the "Gold" designation is allowed a limited amount of unique beads each month. If we choose to, we can order the "whole" quantity but we are not allowed to pick and choose which beads we like. We have to accept whatever beads we are sent. If we have an order of 100 beads and if only 25 are truly desirable, the selling price of these 25 beads are based on what we have paid for the total allotment.

Just remember when seeking new unique beads ask yourself what you are willing to pay and what you, yourself deem the value to be for your collection. If you look at a bead close up and it takes your breath away, buy it.

Louise Rogers is a 30 year veteran in the retail sector. She owns and manages 3 retail stores and has an on line business selling Trollbeads Jewelry. Louise has acted as a consultant to retailers who are looking to brand their products and their name and has consulted in the field of marketing and display. Louise has written other articles on retail ans has been written about in Fortune Small Business Magazine, a CNN publication.

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