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Can i advertise the fact i sell cheap thermochromic pigment, on instructables somehow?

Ok, i sell thermochromic pigment on ebay under the name "oldmanbeefjerky", ive noticed however many of the projects i see online arent using my pigment, which is disturbing because it means they got the pigment from paintwithpearls, who sells theirs for twice as much as me. theres no difference in quality, its all leuco dye thermochromics, i compared ours.

Anyway, its my beleif that people are not quite informed about thermochromic pigments, period. I sell on ebay so a google search wont bring my stuff up, opposed to paintwithpearl, and from this i beleive people will think they are forced to pay $50 for a 25g bag of pigment which will probably only coat an a4 page or 2, depending on what medium you use.

What i want to do, is advertise the fact i sell thermochromic pigment for a fraction of the cost, which is less than half the active market value and what i sell is of standard quality, aka, its neither better nor worser than any other pigment within $1000 of the price.


Can i do this? such as posting links to my ebay store or web store which show everything i have for sale, including the pigment?
While i wont aregue it may bring in more business, personally i want to see more people using this product, not much is known about it yet, and you dont see it that often in use beyond the roarschach moving ink blotch mask.

So, am i allowed to post my links where appropriate, e,g "where do you get thermochromic pigment or stuff like that" me: "click this link i have some for sale here www.example.com"


im soon going to put together a decent instructable partly for my customers to use, in how to mix and use thermochromic pigment and ide like to post the product source links on the page. given im also the seller is there an issue with this?


I dont want to advertise my products and i wont spam, i merely want to advertise the AVAILABILITY of the pigment, to those who didnt know it was available for a decent price, or that it even existed at all

so is this ok? if not what would be and how should i go about it?

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Kiteman2 years ago

1. Put the link in your profile.

2. Start a topic in the "For Sale" forum.

Your very best option, though, is to write instructables that use the paint, and include a link to your store in the step that lists the materials needed for the project.

Outside of that, as others have pointed out, your posts might get flagged as spam.

Hmmm... kind of looks like you just did. ( advertise, that is)

I see the spam issue has already been addressed and your question answered. So all I have to add is thank you for caring about making sure people get the best price.

Hmmm... kind of looks like you just did. ( advertise, that is)

I see the spam issue has already been addressed and your question answered. So all I have to add is thank you for caring about making sure people get the best price.

Vyger2 years ago

There is a buy and sell section (and buy) in the forums

https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGro...

However, my experience is that it is not looked at much, at least mine wasn't.

I always thought it would be fun to paint my car with temperature color changing paint. My kids had hot wheels cars that changed color. Put in in the fridge and they were one color, then their hot little hands would change them to another.

On a larger car you could leave handprints that would fade away. Or butt prints for that matter. I am guessing it would be much to expensive to use for something that big.

bwrussell2 years ago

You just did, and it's been marked as spam. I believe there is a section in the forums for selling stuff but I'm not positive.

Looks like you just did and it can be considered spam. If you want to be desecrate about it then create some good quality instructables. If people don't know about the pigments you can make an instructable talking about them and there many uses. Then you can do some other instructables involving projects making use of the product. It's always good to site the materials used in the instructables, where to get them and how much they are. As long as your making quality instructables educating people them it's not a problem.