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Sell versus Sale

October 16, 2013 22:46 pm · 2 comments

by ResinMuse

Sale and Sell sometimes get used interchangeably in our hobby. I’ve been trying to come up with a clever way to help people remember which to use – Sale vs Sell.

First, definitions and examples.

Sell is a verb, a verb is an action word – a ‘doing’ word (in our hobby world).  It means to give or hand over (something) in exchange for money.

“I need to sell this doll to have enough money to buy my grail doll.”
“Your hats are cute, you should sell them on Etsy!”

If you are going to sell something, you’re the Seller.
If someone else sells something, they are the seller. I sell. You sell. We sell. They sell.

Sale is a noun, a thing (intangible, but still a thing). A sale is an event for the rapid disposal of goods at reduced prices for a period, esp. at the end of a season. Also, the price for which something is sold.

“My favorite etsy shop is having a sale. Everything is 25% off!” 
“I wish Luts would have a sale on their wigs. I need more for incoming dolls!”

You can think of Sale as been the same as the price or discount.
“The sale price for that hat is $10.” (sale price is $10 – sale = $10)

You can’t ‘sale’ something. But you can offer a sale price on the items you are selling.

A sale is a thing (noun).  “They are having a sale after October 31.”
A sell is a verb (action word). “They are selling everything for 75% off.”

” That seller is having a sale, selling everything at 75% off.”
Seller – Person/shop || sale – a thing, price or discount || selling – verb, describing what the seller is doing

Clear as mud?

Often, you can put ‘a’ and ‘the’ in from of sale and it makes sense – because it’s a noun. This doesn’t typically work for sell (there are always exceptions).

The sale(s) price is $25.00.  I am selling that for $25.00. (I am selling it, because I am the seller – and I can tell you the sale price.)

Just remember, if you can sell something, you’re the seller. If you are the seller, you can only sell things, and your price is the sales price. If you’re the seller, you don’t sale things.

Which is correct?

I want to sell my doll. The doll is mine, so I am selling it. That makes me the seller.

I want to sale my doll. The doll is mine, so I am saling it. That makes me the sale-er.

Many people have little tricks that help them remember sometimes tough things.
Do you have a trick to help you remember the difference between Sale and Sell?
If so, comment, we want to hear it.




Faceup Artists, Recast Price List, Acronyms

August 27, 2013 19:20 pm · 0 comments

by ResinMuse

Recently we started Featuring Recast-Friendly Faceup Artist Interviews on Recast BJD Haven. One of the big questions I receive, is ‘who does faceups for recasts?’. We have running lists on both the Haven and the Underground facebook groups.. But we decided to start doing interviews and featuring some of our favorites. They are located all over the world, so over time, you should be able to find someone in your general area.

Steven and Luo’s Price list has been updated. They’ve received several new dolls, so it’s worth checking out to see if they now have a doll that’s been on your ‘want list’. Remember, the dolls they have are not company dolls. They are just recast copies.

I have been waiting months to get this list up for everyone. When a new person joins the bjd hobby, they can find themselves swimming in a pool of abbreviations and acronyms – and we sometimes forget what that’s like. So, when your friend joins the hobby and wants to know what things mean – send them to our BJD Abbreviations | Acronyms page and tell them to bookmark it. They’ll be glad to have it for easy referencing.

Most recently added to the Haven website, is a full list spreadsheet with all available recast dolls and who has them. Thanks goes to Anne for putting together and continuing to maintain this growing list: Full List of Recast Available Dolls

Here on ResinMuse, we have Recast Little Ante, NP, made by S/L up for adoption. She is looking for a new home and ready to travel.

I recently received my Legit Fairyland Minifee Moe line Rix.. she’s adorable. I love the body! Ashley has three m-line mnf, two legit, and one recast.. Normal, S/L tan, and FL tan.. gorgeous, every one.


Future Postings: Looking for tutorials with photos. If you have a tutorial, or would like to write one up, and you’d like to be featured on Recast BJD Haven, please Contact Me.

Kawaii Crush and Lalaloopsy Ponies

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Finished – Dyed Synthetic Mohair bjd Wig

July 20, 2013

I used the FW Ink and Alcohol method to dye a white blonde wig. How to Dye a Synthetic Mohair Wig I let it dry in the house, and it only took a few hours, but I soaked it again before I went to bed to get some spots I’d missed. Rinsed the wig until […]

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A-line vs M-line Minifee Comparison

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A-line vs M-line Minifee, a photo by ❤ ResinMuse ❤ on Flickr. I was very excited to get this picture. I have a m-line rix ordered. Fairyland says that all 5 minifee busts are interchangeable. I’m hoping they make the busts an optional part, but I doubt it. Aren’t the m-line feet so cute. ^-^ […]

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