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The Shows #3: start day 3

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 01-27-2013 02:11 PM 1441 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Day 1, Who put me in charge? Part 3 of The Shows series Part 4: Day 4 - a little slow »

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.



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JesseTutt

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 02:15 PM

Monte, wishing you the best in sales.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 02:28 PM

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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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 02:50 PM

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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JSB

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 02:53 PM

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 - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Roger

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 03:13 PM

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 03:57 PM

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 01-27-2013 04:27 PM

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 04:55 PM

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 01-27-2013 05:10 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#10 posted 01-27-2013 05:49 PM

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 01-27-2013 06:50 PM

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. ... Surprise Az.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 01-28-2013 03:47 AM

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 01-28-2013 07:15 PM

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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