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Moron

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#1 posted 708 days ago

At 25 bucks for a table, what have you got to loose ? at the very least you get a day of entertainment, a day of meeting people and a lesson, be it good or bad that will not soon be forgotten. Do it.

Just some thoughts. You get a cheque for say 20 bucks and it bounces, comes back NSF. This affects YOUR bank account as the bank might just hold cheques, all cheques due to 1 single check bouncing……not fun. So now you take the info on the back of the check so you can track the purchaser down, hours, days, even weeks later the frustration mounts, all for a lousy 20 bucks, when had you spent the same amount of time, working, you might have a thousand bucks in your wallet………jus sayn

So you have one pen or a butcher block. Start adding up your time for EVERYTHING. the time it took to get the wood, to get the pen parts, the glue, the finish, add something in there to pay for your investment of your tools, your space. Add to that what ever wage you feel is fair. Then add up your time and money spent rounding up “pretty” bags and “handsome boxes”, add in your time to make nice little cards, the ink to print them, cut them etc. Load everything into the car and drive to the craft show. set it up

At the end of the day, do the math. I’m guessing it tell you how quickly money can go “Vamoosh” ….gone : ))

That said, I would do it anyway as there is no greater feeling then succeeding at what most say cant be done. At the very worst, like I said from the get go. You will learn a lot, be it good or be it bad.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso


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