|Forum topic by closetguy||posted 09-18-2009 07:25 PM||1270 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
09-18-2009 07:25 PM
I don’t know if it is a fluke, but the show I did last weekend dispelled the notion that we are in a recession. Myself, as well as most crafters and artists I have talked to, have experience an almost total shut down this year in sales. Our expectations are so low right now, that we are happy if we break even.
I did a show this past weekend that I originally had decided not to do because it was more country craft, which I tend to stay away from. I jumped into it at the last minute because I didn’t have anything else to do and it was about 15 minutes from my house. Surprisingly, it turned out to be the best show I have ever had. People were out in large numbers and they were buying. Not only were they buying, but in my booth they were buying big. I had quite a few customers drop $200 plus on multiple items. Everyone wanted the big boards, and if they didn’t by a big board, they bought multiple small ones. The wood bookmarks were also flying off the shelf. It was pretty amazing and long over due.
Most purchases this year have been with cash, but this past weekend was all credit card activity. I have another large show next weekend, so I am anxious to see if people are really starting to come out of their shell, or I just went through a temporary worm hole.
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