The Shows #3: start day 3

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 447 days ago 1325 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two days in and I am hoarse. Although part of it I believe is the air handling system and how low humility is in building. Others have complained about that also. Of course I have been known to talk a lot also :-)

Sales are decent, certainly not record setting. I have gone through probably 150 business cards. A couple other noteworthy offers from a couple store owners to buy bulk to resale. We’ll be negotiating as the week goes on.

As you can see I have one of Andy’s boxes on display. I really thought the one lady was going to buy it but her husband turned Scrooge on me. Should’ve sent him to the truck!

I brought 6 dozen mugs with me. I have sold about a third of them. Gotta have little stuff to draw them in, then a couple furniture orders makes it all worthwhile.

More of my clutter corner. Hate being cramped.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 447 days ago

Monte, wishing you the best in sales.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 447 days ago

Sounds like you are having a good sale so far. Like the “mug” display stand. That would definitely be the “hook” for me if I was walking by your area. Good luck with the rest of the show.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 447 days ago

Hmmmm, Ok kiddies, todays math lesson

6 doz mugs.
1/3 sold by start of day 3.

Extrapolating this information,
How soon will Monte run outof mugs?

Moral of this lesson…. Shoulda brought more mugs, Monte :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 447 days ago

I’m with jaykaypur. Those mugs make me want to walk to them and pick one up. Glad to hear about the wholesale offers. Those can get interesting. I would normally wish you the best of luck but I don’t think you need luck. Your hard work and craftsmanship speak volumes. Have a good day!

-- Jay - or

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#5 posted 447 days ago

Always wish you good luck with sales of your very fine products. Have fun, bring home the green.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 447 days ago

glad to hear you’re having a good sale.those mugs are great i can see why there selling.

all your items look great,hope you have even more good fortune!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 447 days ago

You will have a great show Monte. That is a nice booth display and a good mug shot.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#8 posted 447 days ago

It sounds like your show is going reasonably well. I hope your success continues.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 447 days ago

Monte, you’re very creative and industrious. You deserve to have a good shop and hope that you do well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Don Broussard

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#10 posted 447 days ago

Monte—Nice setup. Good luck on the sales and future commissions. I did notice that, at least, your “assistant” remembered to bring tables to the show.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 447 days ago

I can see why you wanted the double space … but alas we do with what we have.
now that the space is paid for its all profit from here … Sure.
Wishing you the very best.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#12 posted 446 days ago

72 mugs? WOW! I don’t know when you sleep. As hard as you have worked, you deserve a home run at this show. And it looks like you are off to a good start. Drink lots of non-sugary stuff for your voice. Don’t worry about my box. I told you, they are cursed!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 446 days ago

Pretty cool. Thanks for taking us along on the journey.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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