Thing is, I can make pretty pyramid paperweights and I can fill these with metal shavings and crystals-- heck, I’ve embedded as much and more into resin regularly- but, if I call the paperweights orgone energy pyramids or the non-trianglular ones Tower Busters, I can sell them for double or even triple the price. The problem for me is, well, this orgone nonsense is bullshit.
Then I think about how I will sell wands. I love making them and creating whole backstories about them and including these fanciful backstories in the selling of these wands. I feel not a qualm about selling bullshit wands. The difference between the wands and the crystal pyramids is that the people buying the pyramids actually believe in their power.
So the question is: Should I sell paperweights or ‘energy pyramids’?
I wouldn’t make any claims about them, but then I wouldn’t have to. Calling them Orgonite Energy Pyramids implies that they have healing powers and that Tower Busters will protect you from electricity in all its forms. P.S., I would put in the crystals and metals as per, um, the Energy Crystal Gods(?). I wouldn’t want to cheat my customers.
I didn’t see any problem at all with your Birch boxes. They were made out of Birch.
I understand your feelings about the pyramids, but it’s not illegal, and as Telemark said if you don’t make any specific claims yourself it’s not exactly immoral, but it is a tad shady. As shady as tons of other products sold? Well, nowhere near many of them. If you’re charging the going price for energy pyramids you might as well go for it. I do not see how anyone will be harmed. Your customers will buy someone else’s energy pyramid if they don’t buy yours.
Agreed. I would feel no guilt calling them energy pyramids. You are giving them exactly what they think they are buying. Your birch boxes had the risk of someone feeling deceived, but that risk doesn’t exist here.
I encourage you to read the other thread, where it was discussed pretty exhaustively. Several people said they would find it deceptive. I don’t know why you don’t believe them when they say how they would view it, and I don’t think it needs rehashing in this thread.