In getting Hagi SOs together, a lot of thinking etc. goes on prior to the announcing of an SO. Often I am going on a leap of faith which has worked out well so far, "knock on wood." I will pick a few brains out there as well, make sure I am somewhat grounded in this HagiMania.
But I will be posting a series of topics seeking member input.
I have tended to focus on the piece itself and then negotiating for a below market value for unique and limited run Hagi SOs. I make sure we also receive authentic wood boxes. But my primary focus is always on the actual Hagi pieces, making sure they are indeed "Special" offers!!!
When it comes to boxes, there are many options, and they all cost more money. Spending a lot more for upgraded woods and the like seems to not be "value" oriented and in line with SOs. I would rather have a nicer Hagi piece than a more fancy wood.
However tie boxes do not add much to the cost of a Hagi SO, but it is an added cost nevertheless, and it is all or none. So while I might not mind adding say $5 or so on for the tie style boxes, my thinking might not be universal. I can honestly live with or w/o the ties, but it is an interesting and nice option. So I wanted to hear what you all had to say!!!