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    Arrggh - only just thought about this!! I assume I can go to the bank tomorrow and ask for some change from them. How much do you take - most of my stuff is priced in pounds or 50p's. Just thinking while I moved the change jar in the kitchen to clean it! Nothing like leaving something to the last minute!
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  • #2
    i usually take around £15 in change (50s, £1, and one £5 note) that way even if i dont sell much i can at least buy a take out (or a few bottle of wine!) on the way home to cheer myself up!!
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    • #3
      Hehehe!! I've been changing notes all morning in Blackburn so I can get change! Not that I've spent a lot! I've also emptied the change jar

      Oh, take a calculator! I am!!

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      • #4
        You need to work from your prices..

        Its everything is like £16 then u need a shed load of £1's and £2's cos most people would give u £20 (2x10 or 1x20)

        You only really need 10p's and change if you have priced thing in penny range..

        hope that helps.

        Some people round things up so the float isn't much of a problem...
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        • #5
          I always run out of £5 notes as people tend to pay with £10 or £20 notes if that's any help.
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          • #6
            £5 notes are always gold dust.. !!!

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            • #7
              All my stuff is priced in whole pounds and 50p and for my float I take:

              £20 of £1/£2
              £ 5 of 50p
              £25 of £5
              £10 of £10

              This doesn't include the money in my purse, and I've once run out of change, 2 people using a £20 to by earrings for £3 doesn't leave a lot of change!

              And also, if your bank is anything like mine, don't count on them having a supply of £5 notes.
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              • #8
                You can get change from any bank that you have an account with.
                If they ask 'is it for you or business'
                make sure you say YOU as they won't like it and may charge you if you say anything like business craft fair etc!!
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                • #9
                  Dear SwirlyArts,

                  I've done two events and take £40 in change (usually 50/50 of £1 coins and £5 notes) as my items are all rounded to the pound as well.

                  And by the way, thanks for adding me to your faves on Etsy!!

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                  • #10
                    i usually take something similar to sparklez and it just about works and if you get a chance have a bag of £1 coins in your handbag as a back up
                    while i knit i think

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                    • #11
                      I do the big hobbycraft fairs at the NEC and other showgrounds around the country. There are two of us and I find that £40,00 each in change is usually enough. This is made up of pound coins small change and some notes. It's not good to give all of your change away to the first customer who buys something for a pound and gives you a ten pound note.

                      Too much change is heavy and you have to carry it around all day. I find that if you ask people for the change they are more than willing to give it to you.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by craftfairy View Post
                        I find that if you ask people for the change they are more than willing to give it to you.
                        That's assuming they have the change to give! If I had a tenner for the number of times a customer has apologetically handed over a £10 or £20 note as they had nothing smaller then I'd be rich...or have no change left!
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                        • #13
                          I always have a £15 float and whatever coinage has been left in there from the last time. That way, if somebody gives you a £20, you know you have some change. Fivers are what you need. At nearly every one I do, one of the sellers is asking another seller "have you got any fivers for a tenner?" I don't know why, but you always need a fiver when you haven't got one!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by woodtattoos View Post
                            I've done two events and take £40 in change (usually 50/50 of £1 coins and £5 notes)
                            Yes, and I've seen who comes and spends it towards the end of the day...!

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                            • #15
                              I always take too much change but as said, a lot of customers turn up with £10 and £20. I get my change from the post office but I go there every day so the guy doesn't mind doing it.
                              And yes £5 notes are gold dust! I got quite a few £2 coins though last time and that helps. Don't forget to take a few tenners for those who will pay with £20 notes.
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