Fawkes: I can see the listing, but the seller ships only within United States. (I totally hate it, when sellers ship only within their own country! There have been many many many items on ebay and etsy, that I would have bought, but they don't ship to my country Arrrgggh! Some sellers are so nice and do agree to ship outside their-listing-settings, but there are many times I am just too tired to even ask.. and there have been many times, when the seller is not willing to ship worldwide . For me it is very important to be able to buy via internet, since I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to get things from other countries if I want something special. )
Oh wow, I wish I had seen this sooner! She is the same mold as my Bu Yong (although Bu Yong was heavily modified). I would've bid on her had I seen this in time...
On, i thought for sure that you've bought her, and the price was awesome, just $500.00. I was tempted but she looked so sad.
haha Had I known, I certainly would have, especially at that price! I remember seeing that doll when Julia first made her, and I thought she was so pretty, but she looks so heart-broken. *sigh* Still, I like her very much. So I hope she is going to a good home now ^-^
and there have been many times, when the seller is not willing to ship worldwide . For me it is very important to be able to buy via internet, since I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to get things from other countries if I want something special
I totally agree with you Caracal...living in the middle of nowhere too, importing is the only way to get dolls or stuff to make dolls. What bugs me even more than sellers who don't sell outside their territory - I can understand they don't want to take the risk - is sellers who don't even take the time to answer requests.
I'm very surprised her dolls don't sell more quickly; she sold one of them - with silver accessories - a few months ago for more than $1,000 and then nothing...the two dolls on ebay have been for sale for quite some time. This is her facebook pag:
www.ebay.com/itm/231374592496 If I hadn't just placed an order for a resin Lillycat doll (I just had to, those dolls are the best ever done in my mind, awwww those hips.... ), I would put a bid for this porcelain girl. The make up isn't 100% what I would like my doll have, but I could live with it. Somebody should just buy her, she is cute! And affordable. It is actually weird, that Ed dolls sell in one second in ridiculous amounts of money -and other beautiful and well made dolls get ignored totally... Just so sad . But it is the same thing with Apple-products, it's all about the marketing marketing marketing..... not about the product itself, just the way that it has been marketed and people have been made to think that it is the best thing ever. (and the only reason I have a mac-computer is, that it was the only one with such a big screen . Never had iPhone and never ever will. My husband has iPhone, workplace forced him to have one, he hates the phone.)
I like apple phone, at the time it was the one with a really good camera and takes excellent photos which means translates color and light very well. I think tech people enjoys androids more, however note 4 samsung is getting better. In maybe a couple years I might go with a samsung. but the only reason I remain loyal to apple because it's the only computer that hasn't died on me year after year. I had PCs for the longest time and basically I went with a computer that is more reliable. I had android phones before and it turns out I wasn't so into them until I actually had the iPhone. I think android phones are making a come back but it will take some time. however iPhone was the only one that had netflix and abc app, while the other android phones were not standardized to have the apps available to all android phones. So for me it's the app availability, durability and stability.
however yes with dolls or any items available, it really has to do with rapport, reputation, marketing etc. I also think it has to do with location and the ease of pay. So it not only has to do with the quality of the product but how people actually know about it and if other people would like it. if people are looking to invest they want an item that they know will go high in value. the mass market is all about profiting and demand. However the people who wants to enjoy just for the sake of enjoying will look into other dolls. I do like this doll but I have to LOVE a doll in order to purchase one. but it is tempting. what's making me a bit on the fence about this doll is the location and feedback.
That doll is very beautiful! I would buy her too if I had the money. This artist has been selling on the russian version of etsy for a while. I think the sale is legit.
I agree, the certainty of a secondhand market is a big reason why EDs are so fast to go. And Marina has had many years now to establish her brand, unlike these other artists! I think their time will come.
I think it also has to do with presentation. Marina's photos are so clear and beautiful. I think this artist needs to take more pictures that are very clear. I like to be able to see the whole body somewhere online with detailed pics of the face, hands and feet. These are very lovely dolls and I think that would help them to be snapped up. Of course I myself cant take a clear picture to save my life - I am to impatient to do proper well thought out pics.
can not see her facebook page, because I am not a member of FB (yep, I am rebellious; I don't want to join FB )
Yes, it is so important to have good photos!!! And Marina/Chad are good with that. And yes, their location is easier for western people to buy a doll -especially if Russian artists don't use Paypal, which is the easiest way to pay. It is a good thing though, that many Russian artist are now entering western markets too .
I really wish Immortal Classique dolls would get more attention and appreciation. Those dolls are extremely well done and those outfits require lot of time and talent (I have a five year fashion designer education, so I can understand how much time he must put in those outfits -he just doesn't take an indian saree and make an outfit from that). There is one IC-doll for sale at the moment in this market place, has been for few days -why is she still there!? She is gorgeous! If I had the money, I would snap her in a second -now I can only drool over her
(Ps; we have the opposite experience with iphone-my husband's phones have broken already many times and those phones can not even be fixed, one just has to get new product every time -not very ecofriendly . Same with my ipad when my cat broke the glass -had to get new one. And we have great experience with Nokia phones -they are easy to use and can be fixed -our children have both broken the glass on the phone and we had them fixed, didn't need to get new phones. Also Samsungs are good, have had few of them too -because they had a beautiful design at the time )