Cheerful-Bear wrote:As for your advice, this is the only way I can make money, so I would rather like to do some stuff for people.
READ MY POST!
It has become abundantly clear that subtle hints don't hit the mark with you...
It has continued on to become fairly clear that REALLY OBVIOUS hints don't work with you.
Now we come to learn that THE COLD HARD TRUTH is flying right past you...
So now we hit the final frontier...
....REALLY FREAKING BLUNT....
If the only way you can make money is to offer people a poor value on drums, where they could get higher quality for similar money from a PROFESSIONAL builder, then YOU NEED TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE MONEY!
I TRIED to get a drum from you... I was serious about it... but your "estimate" was through the roof (after raising the price on me THREE times) then your "Exact price" was STILL within 25 bucks of a PROFESSIONALLY MADE DRUM! You said that it was expensive because I asked for expensive parts, but PJ quoted me on the SAME expensive parts and he was LOWER than your estimate... by A LOT!
The LAST thing I need is another snare drum! I was going to buy it to be nice, and you were offering drums at cost.... well... if you read my post... YOUR COST is as high as a pro-built drum!
You don't get it. When you're critisized you whimper and threaten to leave. Then we tell you "oh no cheerful bear... don't leave us... we'll buy your drums... really we will."
THAT is not gonna help you.
Hopefully this will:
You made a couple drums. That's great. ENJOY THEM... You're NOT a custom drum "company". You're NOT a custom drum "builder", because you don't have the tools to build a drum. You ASSEMBLED a drum from retail parts, and you painted a couple shells. In fact, by doing what you're doing, you are INSULTING real custom drum builders that have more tools than a spray can, a drill and a screwdriver. You REALLY believe it's that simple!
Let me tell you, When I was 14 I built a bicycle from parts... I didn't slap SCHWINN "CUSTOM" BIKES on the frame and start advertising I was a bicycle manufacturer. I didn't offer to build bikes at cost... I rode my damn bike and enjoyed it, VERY proud of the fact that I "built" it myself. That was enough!
SO... BE PROUD... and go play the drums you "built" and STOP posing as a drum maker until you AT LEAST learn how to use the tools required to BUILD A DRUM YOURSELF, BEARING EDGES AND ALL!
Don't whimper and threaten to leave. You're not a child. Be a young man and tough it out.
'nuff said from my end... but if YOU continue to post a defense to all this nonsense, you may as well change your signature line to "That's right folks... I'm clueless".
Man, I hope so!