here's a painting i bought in cambodia from a local artisan for $25. it's massive, almost five feet wide, and took actual talent to paint, and it looks good in my office and didn't cost me 5-6k to buy
in other words it was a smart buy
Well lets look at the resale market for original oil paintings from Cambodian artists painting temples!
A quick search on ebay. found these recent SOLD ITEMS.
Original Oil painting - CHECK
Local Cambodian artist - CHECK
Almost 5' wide (24" X 72") - CHECK
Ugly local cultural sunset scene - CHECK
SOLD PRICE IS..............$30
So lets see, paid $25, hauled back halfway across globe. Can sell for $30 and net $25.40 after ebay and paypal fees with current free listing special.
GEE, WHAT A SUPER SMART BUY, $.40 cents possible profit and you only have to haul across globe, take picture, list for sale, wrap up, ship out. Wow did I get shut down with my laughable couple thousands in appreciation from my dumb purchase.