Hi All -
I got a phone call today from a woman in Ontario, Canada who has a
gallery with a grand opening this weekend and she wants me to send
her 6 of my etched sterling cuffs on consignment, 60/40.
I was happy because she was looking at my ad in Designer Jewelry
Showcase showing my etched silver cuffs and silver cuffs were
specifically what she was looking for. It’s the first nibble from
I asked her if she had an agreement that I could review, and she
says she doesn’t, but that I am welcome to draw one up, but keep in
mind that shipping will take two full days.
I am very hesitant to do this because I can’t see how would I
recover my goods or my money if she didn’t pay me, since she is in
Canada, and I am in California, USA.
Besides which, I don’t like doing consignment, even locally. I don’t
have the items in my possession to sell to anyone else, but they
aren’t sold so they aren’t making any money. And then there’s the
issue of the currency conversion rate. How do I calculate for that?
Do you have any thoughts? I’m strongly considering against it unless
you all have some words of wisdom to the contrary.
Since time is so short, please also copy me on your reply to Orchid
so I can receive it right away.
Thanks in advance.