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  • #16
    Update. I have been going every other week but sales are abysmal . I plan to take August off. I have a big sale in September. Hope it works better for me. Shoppers are just not out there.
    Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
    "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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    • #17
      Sorry to hear that sales have not been there for you Jim. Between COVID, the large increase of it in Texas (as here and so many other places) and the hear, I suspect most places are not seeing many out shopping beyond basic needs. Hot weather alone does that, much less throw in the other issues 2020 seems to be having.
      Melanie from East TN

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      • #18
        Well the fools that make decisions here in Lubbock decided to make everyone wear masks so many are afraid to leave their house. Consequently the biggest sale of the year for me was a bust! Last year, and past years sales, I sold about 24 boxes. This year I sold THREE!
        I do not plan to try any more sales until this madness evaporates. June 2021 at the earliest.
        Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
        "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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        • #19
          I was finally allowed back into our farmers market last Sunday. This market has 70 spots, mostly farmers with about 10-15 regular crafters, except the holiday mart starting in November. The USDA mandates the rules and masks are required. There has been no problem and the place was quite crowded. My customers were quite happy to see me back. My first sale was before I was completely set up and it was the spare dough board Bruce made in January. I sold it for $165 then decided they wanted 2 pepper grinders. Every vendor I talked to said this has been the best year for the market in years. Sales were all credit, which is unusual, but my bank account liked it. We will be there until the week before Christmas.
          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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          • #20
            Great news, Betty. So nice to hear that people can be reasonable, observe necessary precautions, and still do much of what they want to do. Also glad that Bruce's good work is being properly appreciated, as I'm sure yours is, as well. May it continue this way!
            Carole

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            • #21
              Jim, I am sorry your sales have not gone well. We have had mandated masks for a while here. It takes a bit for people to adjust but it does become a new normal and doesn’t seem to be preventing folks from going out and about.

              Glad it went so well for you Betty. Good luck with the rest of your markets.
              Last edited by meflick; 09-16-2020, 10:35 AM.
              Melanie from East TN

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              • #22
                Wearing masks is mandatory here, it has become a routine.My community has 0 new cases of covid for several months.
                New York is under 1% in new cases. that may change with the schools opening up.
                We have a show after Thanksgiving but it is consignment so I don't have to be there.
                Rolf
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by will8989 View Post
                  Sales were all credit, which is unusual, but my bank account liked it.
                  That makes perfect sense. Down here they have repeatedly recommended use of credit cards instead of cash as a step in curbing the virus.
                  Scott
                  Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Jim Finn View Post
                    Well the fools that make decisions here in Lubbock decided to make everyone wear masks so many are afraid to leave their house. Consequently the biggest sale of the year for me was a bust! Last year, and past years sales, I sold about 24 boxes. This year I sold THREE!
                    I do not plan to try any more sales until this madness evaporates. June 2021 at the earliest.
                    So sorry Jim. There is no easy or simple solution. It is just going to take time and patience.
                    Scott
                    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                    • #25
                      Last year I sold 184 boxes this year 55! Sad.
                      Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
                      "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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                      • #26
                        A couple of weeks ago our village had a mini event to bring people out to the stores. The Village was very busy, everyone wore masks and waited their turn to go into a store. I think most people just needed to get out of the house. The stores were doing a brisk business. We have had a big influx of city people buying houses out here. Real estate has gone crazy. houses selling within a week of being listed.
                        So, at least here folks are adjusting to the current norm.
                        Rolf
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                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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