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#1 posted 08-14-2012 03:17 AM

I looked into “square” and figured I have nothing to lose. I’ll give that a shot. My wife is super excited to build a nice table/display. I told here there’s about a 90% chance we won’t sell anything and she was OK with that. She said if one person liked her pens enough to pay anything for one, she would be ecstatic. We do go there every weekend as they have a farmers market and some great “junque” sometimes.She called today to reserve a spot and paid the 25$. She asked the guy about cutting boards and pens. He mentioned there was a couple from the Albany area that did very well there with similar goods (apparently bottle stoppers and wooden jewlery were big hits too), but they haven’t been back in 2 years due to illness It’s kind of a “hippie with money” environment. For those who do not know Western MA, it’s directly in the center of 3 ivy league schools – Smith College, Amherst College, and Mt Holyoke College. It’s also really close to Hampshire College and UMASS Amherst. There are some Hampshire college kids that sell Adirondack chairs there. They told me on an average day, they sell between 8 and 12 pairs at 170$ a pair.
That’s a lot for a painted pine construction lumber chair if you ask me.


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