A couple of weeks ago I had some days off during the week. My husband was also off. We decided to go and check and restock if needed a place where I have some of my scrollwork on consignment. It’s about hour and a half away so its not like I can just drop in anytime. I have to admit it had been awhile since I had been there. I kept intouch with my contact person by phone and by e-mails.
Well, we get there and my stuff is pushed well to the back, not where it originally had been set-up. I figured thats what I get for not dropping in more frequently. So I pull out my inventory sheet and start to work. I’m moving things around right, got to looking at some of the pictures that I had hanging and the back of the first picture I take down is water stained from top to bottom. I’m looking at it looking at the wall and set it aside. I take down another picture and the backing on the picture is completely ruined and almost falling off. Who knows at this point if the water has gotten to the actual scrollsawn part of the picture. There is also water stain down the front of the picture on the glass. So now i’m really upset.
I go get the contact person, manager, and she tells me that she doesn’t know a thing about the problem but, doesn’t want to see it. Needless to say I took all my projects out of the place.
Why is it so hard to find a place that treats your projects with the same care that you would? After all isn’t a sell in their favor as well as yours?
With that said I do have to tell you about the other place I have my projects placed with. It is a store that is in a small community, Cottonwood Falls, KS called Prairie PastTimes. It is where I met another lumberjocks memeber Mark DeCou. All the projects in this store are hand made and the members opperate the store. I have to tell you they treat your projects as if they were their own. When a customer comes in and is looking at someones projects we try to tell the customer something about the person that made it. They are the best people I have had the pleasure of meeting. It’s too bad othere stores don’t take a que from Prairie PastTimes.
-- Kelly, Allen,KS