I am shocked by those of you that are saying don't rock the boat!?? And confused, too!
I thought for sure there would be 100 posts of outrage at the woman ordering the cakes and comments about how insane OP is for doing them for her! And lots of "how dare she pass her work off as her own"! Which she may or may not be doing, btw! She may be giving OP full credit?! Who knows? NO ONE, because it wasn't discussed.
I get that she's not a business, but still. If I found out that someone ordered a cake from me and then possibly re-sold it, there would have to be a tactful convo with the hairdresser...after all, mullets are at stake here. I hate confrontation, but this would take the proverbial cake!
I would excitedly tell the hairdresser that OR has cottage laws that you didn't know about...that you are trying to build up your clientele with the hopes of having a bigger biz, and would like the contact info on the people that she has given OPs cakes to, so that you may introduce yourself and ask for recommendations, and ask that from now on she give you the name of the customer so that you can provide the best customer service to them. A little DEVIOUS....BUT her reaction will speak VOLUMES as to what's going on! If she's being legit, you will still get orders...if not, she was passing them off as hers, for sure!
Especially if she was making money off of it. Business or not, we (most of us, I believe) deal with the end customer...we are not wholesalers, are we? Unless we are selling to a restaurant, of course.
Am I the only one bent about this?
Maybe it's just different since OH has cottage laws so I do charge full price -- who would re-sell a cake that they've already paid for at retail cost? No one in their right mind!