Someone asked me today if there was still going to be a market for my glass pumpkins next year. I kind of figured that was and interesting question. I often wonder if I am going to saturate my local market to the point that my glass pumpkins will need to venture way from home to live a fruitful life of luxury on top of a table in some far away land. I did not know how to answer them so I asked the people that buy my pumpkins.
The answer seems to be two fold. First off they had told me they like to buy at least one every year, they are collecting them at this point. Which I find to be very cool. Second, and more interesting is that they give them away as gifts at Christmas. Which is awesome! Third and even more interesting in the glass pumpkin debate is that friends and family kind of borrow them. I have one friend that told me she does not have a single pumpkin out of 8 the she has purchased over the last 3 years. They either are given away as presents, taken by family, or GASP! resold. That last one caught me off guard.
Apparently there is a secondary market for my pumpkins. I have no idea if they made a profit as I was a little stuned by the admission they they resold them. Now I have to know.....Black Market Pumpkins(BMPs)...has a nice ring to it.