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The Shows #9: Stock Show 2013 wrap up

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 541 days ago 917 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For my first run at this show, I would consider it a success. I have already signed up for next year. Of course there’s a learning curve, but that’s to be expected. She assured me I would get a larger booth next year.

I made a decent profit on the show. Most of that will be spent on new tools and upgrades in the shop :-)

66 of 72 mugs sold, 11 of 12 boxes, a dozen dog food holders and assorted other small stuff. The small items pay for the booth. The big items are still where I make my money. I had some really nice orders. Probably as much as I can handle at this point. I also got a good list of trees to go cut. That’s essential also. Next show is in about a month. Hopefully i can have stock built back up again. It’s home show time. They tend to be expensive to get in to, but payoffs can be huge also. I got (stolen) ideas for a couple new things to make that I think will do well.

I have orders for a custom gun cabinet and a custom bar that I am looking forward to. I will post them when the time comes.

Until March, that’s all for now.

-- 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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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 541 days ago

Good job Buddy. NOW BACK TO WORK! You’re burnin’ daylight and you got another show to get ready for :-)

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

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 541 days ago

Monte, I’d say, from your sales numbers, that you had a GREAT show. Now that you have that under your belt, next years will be even better. Good to see another LJ doing well.

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

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Box

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#3 posted 541 days ago

Congratulations of your successful show…! They sure are fun…

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 541 days ago

Congratulations, Monte. Hard work and know how usually pay off.

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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Roger

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#6 posted 541 days ago

Sounds like you did very well. Congrats Monte

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 541 days ago

Congrats Monte, you’ve earned every dollar of profit, it’s not easy to put on a sale like that … and for 10 days … WOW.
I’m glad that you did well and walked away with a few coins.

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

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clieb91

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#8 posted 540 days ago

Monte, happy to hear the show went so well for ya. Wishing ya good shop time getting ready for the next one and building the orders from this one.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 540 days ago

Not to shabby for your first time? Will you have time to blog your builds or too much to do? LOL! REally nice to hear you are prospering.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 540 days ago

glad to hear you had a good show monte.i can see why you sold so much with the quality work you do.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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stefang

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#11 posted 540 days ago

Congratulations Monte. Sounds like a winner and you will probably do even better next time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 540 days ago

Good job showing a profit. Now you need to take a short break. Maybe a road trip to Ok. :)

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

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 540 days ago

Congrats on the successful show man!

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

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BGW

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#14 posted 540 days ago

Monte,

I’ve enjoyed reading your blog about the show and living vicariously through your experiences. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how things went. I am looking forward to seeing the gun cabinet you are making…I’m sure that your unique style will make for a wonderful piece.

God bless my friend and keep up the good work.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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