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Sep 26th, 2009 at 6:35pm
 
Ok, so I knew for a while I had a show coming up... but hey a 1 1/2 months plenty of time to stock up.... Then my mother shows up, I haven't seen her for 5 years. My several hours a day turning, ends up being like 4-5 hours a week for the 3 weeks she was here... But, that is ok.. still have 3 weeks to get ready.... Truck breaks down, two tows and a bunch of messing around with it.. I have been barely keeping up with on line sales, but I am now gaining on show inventory. 1 week until show have about $2500 in inventory, which is light but still have a week... Am now turning 10-14 hours a day, feeling good.. 30+ pieces sell on line... End result..... had to go to a show with only about $1200 in inventory..... which honestly is about 1/4 of what I feel is a comfortable min.
But, there is happy endings.. sold a little over $600

Now for a bit of a gloat.... While there another show approached us and asked us to attend... here is the gloat.. the other show is sold out and is out side, they offered to have a tent available to us and wave the $80 set up fee if we will attend.. This is a full juried show!!!
Also a major fiber retailer aproached us wanting to carry our spindles

BTW Jim, raised my prices back up some higher then before lowering them last spring...

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Reply #1 - Sep 26th, 2009 at 6:36pm
 
almost forgot.. here is a photo, you can see how light we are on inventory Nancy and I are also in the photo.. she is the shorter one...
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Reply #2 - Sep 26th, 2009 at 6:38pm
 
Congrats.  Glad to hear it was a success. 

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Reply #3 - Sep 26th, 2009 at 6:57pm
 
Way to go Brad.
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Fantastic news.  smiley=beer.gif  Where & when is the show I maybe able to attend it. Then you'll get the pleasure of meeting ME!!!  Cool
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Reply #7 - Sep 26th, 2009 at 10:30pm
 
Chuck are you trying to scare him?  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Cool Cool

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JimQuarles wrote on Sep 26th, 2009 at 10:30pm:
Chuck are you trying to scare him?  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Cool Cool

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Jim scare him. Nope maybe some blackmail.  Grin
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Reply #9 - Sep 27th, 2009 at 7:07am
 
Boy Dave, are you tring to make points with her or what....  Wink
Chuck, it is Oct 17 - 18, 10- 4 in Gill, it is right off hwy 2. It would be nice to meet you.... after all how many legends does a person get to meet in their life.. Shocked Shocked...

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Reply #11 - Sep 27th, 2009 at 7:24pm
 
Chuck, perhaps I over stepped my cast by refering to you as a legend... is infamous better...  Grin

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more like notorious. 
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Reply #13 - Sep 28th, 2009 at 4:30am
 
Congrats, Brad. Sounds like a great show, and the leads may have been worth more than the show.  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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I say infamous you say notorious. apples & oranges.  Tongue
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