Laura, honestly, do what suits you best with it and don't stress about it any more than you need to - you're meant to have a nice Christmas too!
Definitely! If you make stuff before Christmas then cool, but if you don't that's cool too - all the more to look forward to in 2017! Take things at the pace you want and don't drive yourself into the ground!
I agree with Elli and Charlotte! It'll just be great to have any spares using any method. Maybe having a few separate spares nights over a couple of weeks on different days of the week and different times would give everyone a chance and maybe make it easier for you too (as you wouldn't have tons to deal with at once?) and they'd be more spread out so there shouldn't be a mad panic.
Post by astudyinscarlet on Oct 25, 2016 13:54:15 GMT
Mmm, spreading them out more might be slightly better. Although realistically I don't think there's any way to make spares really fair ever and give everyone an equal chance of getting something they really want or even in some cases anything at all (I mean even if you made dozens of spares at a time, many people would still probably miss the colours/moulds they really wanted and so end up with something they didn't want as much to avoid missing out entirely, or they may not get anything because they don't want 'second best' (I don't mean that to sound insulting to any of the Julips, it's just most people have mould or colour likes and dislikes and if someone only wants a welsh pony or a dappled grey (for example) they're probably not going to buy another mould or colour if that's not what they want))
(Also, again not that I think I'd stand any chance of getting them if there were any spares ones, but I don't remember seeing many donkey spares particularly solid coloured donkeys in more recent times. MOAR DONKEYS!)
So today I have just renewed my annual broadband contract starting from next month with the more expensive, faster "bells and whistles" fibre broadband. I just want you all to know that the thought of spares night had no bearing on my choice to upgrade whatsoever.....yeah right
Post by LittleRedBear on Oct 26, 2016 10:40:35 GMT
Short of limiting spares to one per person I don't know how you could could give everyone a fair chance of a Julip without making a whole lot more work for yourself. It would certainly prevent the 'cyber grabbing' and mean that those who could only afford one missing out to another member who managed to bag three, if that makes sense.
Regarding preferences, I always just try for anything that catches my eye..... (but I am another Dartmoor fan!)
It's hard to know what to suggest. I know that I have almost given up on Spares night - the broadband wherever I am seems so slow that the horses are sold before they even load on my computer. I've got a couple of special orders in the pipeline but I would hesitate to say what moulds and colours I'd like to see because I have very little chance of getting them via the spares listing.
That's a shame about Christmas orders but if you're not comfortable with the new paints yet then it would just be a huge amount of stress for you! I like the idea of an en mass spares night, like others have said there probably isn't a way to make it 'fair' so to speak (for example if I happen to be working a long day on a Sunday, 7.30pm is handover time so I wouldn't even be able to sneak to the loo or something to try and get one), however I do tentatively agree that limiting purchases per person in the first couple of hours (to two maybe) would help somewhat to balance out the fact that some people seem to easily be able to get four while someone else might struggle to get one in the first sort of half-hour frenzy. That or splitting the spares into a couple of smaller spares nights. Just ideas
Totally understand Laura Like others have already voiced though, I too find it hard to be quick enough to nab a spare which takes my fancy. Hoping that someone comes up with a ingenious suggestion to make purchasing a little more buyer friendly
On a personal note as discussed before, I am hankering after a cob stallion who is ideally predominately black but with white appaloosa markings on hindquarters and also a customised dropped head New Forest (ideally a skewbald, like the one in your last spares batch), ooh and a Donkey too. Not much then! lol. Shall be eagerly looking out for what spares you make between now and christmas.