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The Shows #9: Stock Show 2013 wrap up

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 02-03-2013 02:21 PM 959 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.



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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 02:37 PM

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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#2 posted 02-03-2013 03:26 PM

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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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 03:56 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 04:09 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 02-03-2013 04:25 PM

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 04:41 PM

Sounds like you did very well. Congrats Monte

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

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#7 posted 02-03-2013 06:02 PM

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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#8 posted 02-03-2013 06:24 PM

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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#9 posted 02-03-2013 06:32 PM

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 02-03-2013 08:20 PM

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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#11 posted 02-03-2013 10:38 PM

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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#12 posted 02-04-2013 02:14 AM

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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#13 posted 02-04-2013 03:54 AM

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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#14 posted 02-04-2013 01:16 PM

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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