Don't do it.
Don't do it.
what's the horror story ?
ugh. that stinks, whatever happened. been there, burned like that. sorry dudes.
i like fun.
which one? enough horror stories to give stephen king a run for his money.
most recent is a a retailer who begged us to consign our prints. they seemed really organized but thier shop just kinda flopped.
after trying to get our stuff back for over a year i got the pack and the posters were all jumbled together without any proctective wrapping. most of them are crumpled and many are ripped.
there was also the shop in london that took about 150 prints , emailed us to tell us he had sold a bunch never paid us and went under , never to retyurn an email again.
there was the bookstore in austin who after we had an art show there returned our prints covered in blutac ,piled on top of each other and compleately destroyed. they also never paid us for the stuff they sold but DID ask us to show our work again.
there was the gallery in the uk who lost about 25 of our hanging copies and had the intern pack the returns by dumping them unsorted into a cardboard box. massive damage.
the various record stores who told me they sold a bunch of posters and had $$ for us only to never answer anotyher email and pretend to not know who i was when i went in the store.
it goes on and on.
many consignment nightmare were with people we knew and trusted. some where with pro gallery spaces.
I still have your prints from the show last year. I'm guessing this isn't directed at me, but just for the sake of clarification I hope to make a trip up to see you this summer and bring em back the way they came.
not directed to you at all. we know our stuff is safe and sound with you and if can't come up this summer we'll grab em in oct while on tour.
It's not directed to anyone on here, just a general warning that even places your pals vouch for or friends work at can and will treat your posters like garbage. "It's just posters man , chill out"
Money up front keeps people honest.
When I had my screen printing shop and had to deal with people trying to get me to front all my money and none from them. I would always think to myself.
If I go to a shoe store to go buy some new shoes I have to have the cash with to buy them. I would see no diiference when a customer would come to my shop and what me to start on a job. I would always make it very clear
My favorite was a request from a woman on Etsy who was starting up a store. She prefaced her message by saying that she had run a store before, but that it went out of business. Not exactly confidence inspiring...
I saw something at Quimby's in Chicago and it made my day though.
I'm doing consignment in a few shops in Austin- it seems to be working pretty well...send consignment out to people sounds dicey, though. People buying up front would be nicer. FAR NICER.