Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Orders of busyness...

1. I edited the list, so if you were worried that you didn't see your name, you should see it now. I can only spend a limited amount of time on this thing, as I am currently 4 orders behind for August and am looking at Friday with a wee bit of dread, knowing that it is going to start all over again. If you DON'T see your name and you sent me an email, let me know. There were 2 people who sent emails that didn't go through, so I had to get their timestamps and add them in. I am happy to do that for anyone who was left off. In the deluge, it was only fair to expect a few to slip through the cybercracks.

2. I added a new rule on the wait list rules post. I know it is going to cause some eyes to roll but whatever, here it is: Lastly, and I know I can't enforce this, I ask that you please not buy these from me and then turn around and auction them off for a bajillion dollars. I know it is a free market, supply and demand, yay Capitalism! and all that. I just don't think it's fair to me or to the people who are waiting patiently for their turn to come up so they can have something they really want for their own little beastie. Nope, there's nothing I can do about it, but I can ask nicely and hope that people listen. I also ask you to think hard about if you want to bid on one of those auctions, because if people make money this way it will encourage others to do the same thing. I know it is difficult to look at yourself in #54680 on the list and not bid, that's fine. No hard feelings. I just ask you to give it a good think first.

3. I finished up Ms. Laura's boy monster longies:




4. I am going to start auctions on Thursday at Hyena Cart, so be on the lookout for them.

5. People have started emailing me about the customs list process, so here it is. I think I'm going to put it on the wait list page, too...

I open for custom orders via email on the first of each month. All you have to do is email me on the first letting me know that you would like to place a custom order. I take as many orders as I can for the month (usually I sell out at midnight EST) and everyone else goes on a waiting list. It starts all over again each month. I know it is crazy, but it is the only way that works for the time being. I am working on an ethical expansion, but it is slow going. Crankypants longies run from $68-85 and shorties from $48-65 depending on measurements and design. I do my very best to complete all custom orders the month the order is taken so, depending where you fall on the list, turnaround time is anywhere between 1-5 weeks. If you have any other questions please feel free to email.

I am adding to that for you folks who have had contact with me in the past- I don't mind if you use my personal email for the midnight email slots, both addresses go to the same inbox. BUT...I'd appreciate it if you don't post my personal email address online. If someone asks on the boards where to order, please only post the info@... address. Thanks guys!

9 comments:

super mom said...

I have a question! :)
I didn't send you an e-mail but commented. Does that count too?
There's my name on the waiting list, but then I remembered that there's another Tanya B... So wasn't sure if it was me or not... :)

Kayla said...

Super pretty longies...! I love all the boyish colors that people are doing this time around. Makes me like having a boy all the more..

I feel like a pest, but I promise this is my last time bugging you! Do we get notified at all that you are possibly working on our pair or do you just notify us when a pair is finished and we are next? Just curious...thanks!

amy. said...

supermom-did you ever give me your name? Can you email me at info@crankypantshome.com with your name, and I'll make sure you get in the right spot if you aren't already.

Kayla-I'll let you know beforehand to confirm sizing and whatnot.

Laura said...

Amy they are perfect!!! Exactly what I had in mind! Thank you so much! =)

Keitha said...

I just have to say, I'm always so impressed by the way you handle your business. You are an amazing person for trying to give everyone crankypants. I dont know how you do it. I would feel so overwhelmed.

Anonymous said...

Quick question: how do we synch up our computer timestamp with yours?? If I don't know what yours is (and mine is, say, a few seconds off) I might email you too early or too late!

Anonymous said...

PS: between typing and knitting it's a wonder you have any fingers left at all!! I don't know how you do it!

amy. said...

My computer is synced up to the US Time Clock, here: http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java

Keitha- Thanks, but I do feel completely overwhelmed! Nice to know it doesn't show ;) I'm just gonna take it all one stitch at a time...

Anonymous said...

you do amazing work!