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  • Broke my golden rule again!!

    After a disasterous Christmas fair last year at a local school I declared to myself that I would never take a table next the Tombola and what happened today was just that... my stall was opposite the Tombola which was crowded with people trying their luck but nobody was able to get to my stall. I did virtually no business at all until 12.30 when the Tombola ran out of prizes and the event finished at 2pm.

    Hey..ho such is life.
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    We learned that one, too; never go near the charity stalls. Or the kiddie craft tables.
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    • #3
      Ah yes, I learned that the hard way too. Sorry you had a rubbsih fair.
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        Yep me too x
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        • #5
          Sorry your fair was no good for you, agree I avoid school or village fetes, charity tables and tombola's, sounds mean but true.

          I made the decision not to do our local Christmas Fair this year my takings have been declining over the years to last year to £0.00, sat opposite a charity stall selling stockings for £3.00, very tatty and would fall to bits after being used once whilst mine where hand made, lined and embroidered for £12.00, lots of comments about how lovely then they would turn round and buy one of the cheap ones. Mine last for years, I know we are still using the ones I made about 15 years ago, lol
          Last edited by Caroleecrafts; 10-07-2011, 05:56 AM.

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          • #6
            I think people expect handmade goods to be cheap which in some cases, can be true (there are some truely crap handmade things atsome ofthe fairs i've been to) but for the majority of crafters, the level of skill and knowegde, quality of ingredients, and the fact that thr product os not mass produced in a fatory in China, means that we SHOULD be charging a decent price.

            However, at these events with Tombolas, people want something for nothing. I did a big one last xmas, 80 stalls, table was £35. i took in £56. I was gutted. But few people i spoke to did well that day. Near me was a bottle stall, and a charity stall. Now, I saw people spending over £10 on the bottle stall. All to get a couple of crappy bottles of wine. I won;t be doing that one again.
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