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    With all the problems I've had since 8/29 when I cut my fingers on the table saw & my car accident 3 weeks, I still managed to get in my 5th show yesterday. Two of them have been 2 days and I have my last 2 day show next week end. Yesterday was my Ag center show that I do several times a year. I will be there 12/10 & 17. Sales have been really good, which is surprising. Yesterday this lady was looking at everything on the tables and tree that had my card holders & angels. At first she didn't notice the angels so hubby pointed them out to her. She said "Perfect. I need 30 of them." We talked for a bit and she has 30 people under her at work and she gives them gifts each year and thought the angels would be just perfect. She asked if I could discount them a bit since she was ordering 30, and me, the one who says the price is the price, no change blah blah, discounted them $2 each!!!!! What can I say? I'm still making a good amount and I know I will have a repeat customer next year.

    Betty

    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    I think you are to be commended for making it to the show, and for giving her a great deal. It will come back in spades. Congrats!
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Congratulations Betty for a good show and the tenacity to stick with it through all that you have had happen recently. Isn't it amazing what folks will buy though.

      DW
      Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
      John Wayne

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DWSudekum View Post
        .............." Isn't it amazing what folks will buy though"
        DW
        Yes it sure is!.......At the craft show Sat. I had a lady pick up one of my rubber band shooting rifles and ordered 17 of them! Finished them today.
        Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
        "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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        • #5
          You're amazing, Betty. Like the old Timex ads used to say, "takes a licking and keeps on ticking". Congratulations on your sales.
          Carole

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          • #6
            Congratulations! I'm off to try a show this weekend Fri - Sun.
            "All it Takes For the Forces of EVIL to Rule Is For Enough GOOD People To DO NOTHING!"

            Saws: Excaliber 30; Dewalt 788 'Twins', Makita SJ401 (Retired), Grizzly G1012 18" Bandsaw

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            • #7
              WOW Betty...congrats!!! Do you have to have all of them made by Christmas - lol! I know this has been a tough year for you...glad that you have overcame the challenges and keep making all that beautiful sawdust!
              ~ Kim

              A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

              www.gonecoastalart.com

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              • #8
                Youve done a good thing. Knocking the price down a bit will help out that customer for years to come!!! Congrats on your seeming good luck at the shows this year.
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Good for you. I think it was wise to cut her a deal. You may have a customer for life and she has friends.
                  Scott
                  Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                  • #10
                    Well done, Betty! You've had more than a few challenges to face. Yes, to sell 30 ornaments to a single customer, I would have offered a reduction too. She may well be back next year for another 30 items.

                    Lou
                    www.woodbylouise.ca

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