Speaking as a general consumer and a browser at craft shows:
I have an extreme dislike of being “sold to,” and if I feel like this
is what’s happening, I walk away pronto. Being forced to ask for a
price sometimes leads to “being sold to.” If I have a question about
materials or process or whatever, I’m not shy about asking, although I
like it when this info is provided in written form, perhaps on cards
or small posters displayed around the booth.
If I’m not in the mood for chatting, I may just walk away from
something I like if I am required to ask about a price. It doesn’t
matter how much I like a thing – if I can’t afford it, I can’t afford
it – and not knowing the price is just one tiny aggravation that can
add up at a large craft fair.
Given the way that I feel, when I’m selling, I always make sure my
prices are easily seen by the prospective buyer, without any
intervention from me. I just smile and say hello to my browsers and
make myself available.
Christine, who may sound grouchy and may even feel slightly grouchy
today, but who is really a very friendly person. It’s a beautifully
cool morning with puffy white clouds in a brilliant blue sky, here in
Littleton, Massachusetts, USA.