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10-11-2006, 12:21 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, 12:50 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, 03:14 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, 03:59 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!

Thanks again

10-11-2006, 04:12 PM
Are you nearly sorted Sparklez, whens the fair?

10-11-2006, 04:21 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, 04:23 PM
Its good to be prepared, dont want any nasty surprises.Good for you for being retentive.

10-11-2006, 06:20 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, 08:33 PM
Hi Gilly,

It's a small evening craft fair in Ratho, West Lothian.


10-11-2006, 10:04 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 :):)

11-11-2006, 08:27 PM
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!!!!!