Are you a new carver
looking to spread the roots to a greater audience?
At the West Coast
Pipe Show I was speaking with carver James Gilliam. He told me of a
fellow in Germany that has been helping carvers in Germany get a greater
client base. How he does this is simple and brilliant.
The carver sends a
photo or a few photo’s of their pipes, that are available. The fellow
then posts the photo’s on his site. Interested buyers then deal
directly with the carver to arrange a purchase or ask further
The fellow does ask
for a small fee, which is 10% of the selling price. I think this is an
awesome idea and one that we shall also take on at Briar Blues.
The system will be
If you as a carver
have pipes you wish to show / sell, please send photo’s via email. The
email address you are easiest to contact via. We will post the photo,
with your name and your email address. If you sell the pipe, please let
us know so it may be removed or moved to an already sold area. Not yet
sure on which way to go on that.
All I ask is via the
honor system after a sale has been completed, you send 10% to us via Pay
Pal. If the client buys a different pipe that is not shown on the
Briar Blues site, you send nothing. If it leads to a commission for the
client, you send nothing. If the sale arrives via an avenue other than
the Briar Blues site, you send nothing.
You retain all your
inventory. You do not ever worry about a dealer / shop not paying
you for pipes. No waiting for a site or dealer that is working on
commission to sell a pipe or send you payment.
I ask only for a
portion of what sells via the photo on the Briar Blues site.
A page has been set
up on the Briar Blues site and only needs your photo’s to get started.
If this may be of
interest, please feel free to contact me directly.
Michael J. Glukler