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My first show...
May 11th, 2009 at 8:08pm
 
Well had my first show over the weekend-- Sold 8 pens and 3 keychains!!  Overall I would say it was a success!!  Thanks for all the advice guys!!!!

Tim
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Re: My first show...
Reply #1 - May 11th, 2009 at 8:19pm
 
Congrads Tim, we told ya you would do ok and have fun doing it... WTG young man!!!

Now get busy making more inventory for the next show, you know you got to do more!!!
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Re: My first show...
Reply #2 - May 11th, 2009 at 9:13pm
 
Feels good, huh?

It gets better.  Make a list of people you sell to with their contact info and give them a call 3 months from now.  It's a good 3 for 1. 
  • You get quality control info from them, because you are ALWAYS trying to improve your product.

  • You let them know that you care about how the product is performing

  • You'd be surprised how many of them will say, "Send me another one in xxxxx wood"

I've got about 200 on my database and I send them a postcard once a year.  If 1 out of 200 calls and orders something, it's usually worth every penny of postage plus some.
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Reply #3 - May 12th, 2009 at 1:00pm
 
I will definitly start getting that info from them!! A great idea!  Thanks Leo!!

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Re: My first show...
Reply #4 - May 12th, 2009 at 1:12pm
 
congrat's Tim smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif

makes you feel good, doesn't it smiley=beer.gif smiley=beer.gif
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Reply #5 - May 12th, 2009 at 6:40pm
 
Tim,
Bravo. Well done. How did LOYL like the fact you made some money.  Wink
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Re: My first show...
Reply #6 - May 12th, 2009 at 8:35pm
 
Hey WTG Tim,keep up the good work  smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #7 - May 13th, 2009 at 12:16am
 
Congrats Tim, good sales in a dismal economy makes you realize that you just might be pretty good at this turning stuff!!...Bill..
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Reply #8 - May 13th, 2009 at 4:04am
 
sounds like a success!  and you can use one of your pens to take down the data...  for future contact info...

Was it fun?  did you meet interesting other vendors (sellers)?

Congratulations.
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Re: My first show...
Reply #9 - May 13th, 2009 at 7:22am
 
Congrats, Tim. You're on your way to having that lathe pay for itself.  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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