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10-11-2006, 01:21 PM
...cash to you take as a float to a craft fair?
Trying to get myself organised - but keep dipping into my change for bus fares :D
10-11-2006, 01:50 PM
Never done it myself , suppose it depends on the prices of what you sell.
When I worked in a shop we had £50 worth of change/notes.
At tops people will hand you a £50 note, so have change if someone is buying something for £4.99.
MAybe have the same again somewhere on you for emergencies.
10-11-2006, 04:14 PM
My standard float is £40.00 made up of the following: £10 x 1 £5.00 x1 £1 x20 and 50p x 10
I have been to every market for nearly three years and never come unstuck yet!.
Hint: all my prices are x£ or 50p so that adding up is really easy!
10-11-2006, 04:59 PM
Thanks for that tip, my prices are all whole £s or .50p so I'll not need as much change as I thought now that you mention it. Just loads of 50p and pound coins!
10-11-2006, 05:12 PM
Are you nearly sorted Sparklez, whens the fair?
10-11-2006, 05:21 PM
:rolleyes: lol - not til the 1st December!
I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to things like this - have to know everythings organised well in advance. Think I'm worse with this one cos it'll be my fist craft fair.
10-11-2006, 05:23 PM
Its good to be prepared, dont want any nasty surprises.Good for you for being retentive.
10-11-2006, 07:20 PM
Hello, I'm fairly local to Edinburgh (25 mls:rolleyes: ) but I like to visit good crft fairs, where are you displaying in December?
10-11-2006, 09:33 PM
It's a small evening craft fair in Ratho, West Lothian.
10-11-2006, 11:04 PM
I know what you mean about wanting to be prepared well in advance. I have a stand at the trade only Craft, Hobby & Stitch show at the NEC next Feb.. I am organising things for it now because I don't want to have to rush all at the last min. I still feel like I am not going to be ready and it's only Nov!!
Have a great craft fair, sound like you are going to be well organised.
Anice xx :):)
I now take £190 float, used to be £100
£100 is taken up with a combination of 50p, £1, £5 and £10's The other £90 is available in £10's for giving cash back from my mobile terminal.
I use the £1 and 50p in my pricing to save me carrying all the little coins that drive me up the wall, but there is an arguement for the 95p and 99p aspect.
I have started using the cash back faclility and it's been working well within the area of known crafters, for instance: Fellow crafter Jean sells cushions but doesn't accept cards, rather than lose a sale she directs them over to me to make a small purchase in order to get cash back! RESULTS all around, she gets her sale and I get mine.........however small!
Good luck with your event! RELAX and ENJOY!!!!!
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