Second-generation koeksisters, photo just because I really like the tea towel!
A question for international sellers (and buyers): do you price your products in your local currency and then convert to dollars? Or do you try to price in dollars? Are your prices for local buyers different from your Etsy prices?
I've been pricing in SA Rands and then converting to US dollars (and adjusting the prices if there are large fluctuations in the exchange rate). It seemed to be the simplest and most honest way to do things, but it appears that I'm undercutting people who price in dollars... What would be fair to everybody, to customers and to other sellers?
I suppose what I'm really asking is: should I have the same prices for local and international buyers?
An answer to the koeksister queries: last week's koeksister photo was a bit misleading. They looked good, but didn't taste so wonderful. Dry and bready on the inside. We tried again, and got it right! Here's how: it helps to have all or most of the dough rolled, cut and plaited before you start frying. Waiting for the next batch can let the oil get too hot. They should fry quite slowly - you should have to turn them in the oil a few times to get them golden brown all over. Only do a few at a time, so that the cooked ones can sit in the syrup for a good long while. Immerse them in the syrup, and keep them under. "Drown them like a witch" explains it best.