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I have others!!!


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Of course you do.
The store really does look great.

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I have others!!!

 

Other's huh? 


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Fun fun fun, another ribbon cutting ceremony for the store! I reckon I will actually have to smile!


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I think the store looks really great too

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Thank ALL of you for your support, it has been much appreciated! That ribbon cutting ceremony was very nice, even sold a few things, but what I found MOST interesting is this: 90% of the people there were from the Chamber of Commerce and therefore business owners, of those two of them (maybe three, but a small number nonetheless) had NOTHING positive to say about ANYTHING. Well, that isn't all the way true, let me change that (without editing); the three 'naysayers', while expressing delight of how the store looked overall, made comments like (from a retired English Lit professor) 'The old, out of print books you have WON'T sale!' (BTW- he bought one of those 'won't sale' books himself and was heard to say he would be back for another couple of titles), one said, 'These things are nice, but how come these prices are soo high? (note: the two OTHER antique dealers made purchases of some of our antique dishware so they could turn around and sale them in THEIR stores for around 80-150% MORE than what we charged! That is actually fine with us, all that proved is that WE don't 'gouge' prices!), and the last was an artist who said one of our oil paintings was in the wrong frame! He claimed the color of the frame did not match the color of the art! Kinda funny since the colors in the wood frame were EXACTLY matching the colors in the picture, but ten, who am I? Anyway, we had enough people telling us the opposite of EVERY negative comment that I am full in mind that these three people were, umm, ENVIOUS? On the other hand, to each his/her own!

 

Oh, and here is a funny afterward - the local newspaper that was there (the Monterey Herald, couldn't tell a correct story if it happened IN the newsroom right BEFORE it was to go to print!) claimed that we are having our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this FRIDAY!!!! There were FREAKING THERE!!!!! THEY TOO PHOTOS!!!!! And they wonder why I canceled my subscription years ago!

 

Anyhow, this is to NJ - the OTHER Foo dog that my wife is willing to sale will be posted on the site today or tomorrow.

 

Talk to you all later!


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WEll, the Ribbon Cutting part duex is going on! Believe it or not, people actually arrived for THIS one as well!!! LOL, well, at te VERY least, it WAS good FREE advertising!!!

Anyway, there was even a lapy that thought the ceremony was YESTERDAY!!! But she was very pleased to know that there would be a 'secondary' ceremony just for her!

 

Oh, and tomorrow I will be at the store from open 'tilll sometime in the afternoon while my little demonstrator wife has a small demonstration in the streets near here concerning the lack of a United States presence in Darfur! LOL, as proud as I am that she will be standing up for what she believes; I REALLY hope I don't have to come bail her out or anything! THAT would be a first for me!!! I would do it however, as proud as a husband can be!!!


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LOL!! Alright, I REALLY need ALL of your help!!! Recently (yesterday and day before) my wife was met with 'silly' statement's like 'Why are your items soo cheap? What's wrong with them?!?' Or , 'I will rather pay ,ore for something of BETTER quality!' (Note: the item in question is a handmade Afghan rug, the quality is BETTER than the price we have listed!!!)
I think we should post a placard stating something like,

'While we endeavor to keep our price low for you, IF you do not feel comfortable paying so little, please let us know so that we can adjust the price UPWARD so that you will feel better about the purchase - Management'

What do YOU guys think?

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 Works for me.....  Though I might add just a little more into it

 

'While we endeavor to keep our price low for you, IF you do not feel comfortable paying so little for the high quality item you wish to purchase, please let us know so that we can adjust the price UPWARD so that you will feel better about the purchase - Management'

 

Or keep it simple "All extra payment gratefully accepted"



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LOL!! Alright, I REALLY need ALL of your help!!! Recently (yesterday and day before) my wife was met with 'silly' statement's like 'Why are your items soo cheap? What's wrong with them?!?' Or , 'I will rather pay ,ore for something of BETTER quality!' (Note: the item in question is a handmade Afghan rug, the quality is BETTER than the price we have listed!!!)
I think we should post a placard stating something like,

'While we endeavor to keep our price low for you, IF you do not feel comfortable paying so little, please let us know so that we can adjust the price UPWARD so that you will feel better about the purchase - Management'

What do YOU guys think?

 

Well, Walt, that reminds me of a joke my Granddad White told the family and I when I was a teenager.

Now mind you, I am not great at telling jokes but I will give this a shot. The joke went something like this:

 

 

 

 

A rich man from back east arrives in a small western frontier town by stagecoach, buys a horse, and then goes to a local tack store to buy riding gear.

“… $2.00 for the saddle blanket….” But before the store keeper could go on to the next item, the newly arrived city dude interrupts.

“Hold on a second, I only want the best for my horse and a $2.00 saddle blanket just is not good enough. Do you have any better quality saddle blankets?”

“No sir, we only have one kind of saddle blanket and they sell for $2.00,” says the store keeper.

“Well, that just is not good enough, says the rich dude with a bit of haughtiness in his voice, do you have anything better stored in your backroom?”

“No sir, this is all we have and these are good quality saddle blankets. You are not likely to find anything better around here.”

“That just is not good enough for the horse I just bought, could you please go in your back storeroom to see if you have anything better?”

“Yes sir, I can check for you,” the store keeper says doing his best to keep is composure. In the backroom, the store keeper switches saddle blanket with the top blanket on the same stack that the first saddle blanket came from, then brings it out to the customer. “Here you are sir, it turns out we do have another saddle blanket for you, this one sells for $5.00.”

“Only $5.00, I am afraid that is still not good enough for my new horse. It is a fine pure bread stallion and I only want the best for him. Can you please find something better?”

“Yes sir, says the store keeper, I’ll go back and see what I can find.” After switching saddle blankets from the next one down in the same stack, the store owner goes back up front to the customer. “Here you go sir, this fine blanket sells for $15.00.”

“Well, that is getting better, but that still is not good enough for my horse, can you please find something better? Make sure it is your best, I only want the best for my horse.”

“Yes sir, I will check for you.” Again the store keeper goes into the back room, switches back to the first $2.00 blanket that the customer rejected, then goes back out front. “Here you are sir, this fine saddle blanket sells for $40.00. This is our absolute best and you will not fine a better quality saddle blanket anywhere in this territory.”

“I will take it!” said the city slicker from back east. He pays the store keeper, gathers his tack, and leaves the store with a big smile of victory on his face. He knew that old man store keeper had been holding out, so he stood his ground until he got the first rate quality he deserved.

 

 

 

 

Anyway, the story went something like that. 

 

 

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That story is GREAT MAC!!! Thanks!!!! I think this guy MUST be related!!!!

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Works for me..... Though I might add just a little more into it

'While we endeavor to keep our price low for you, IF you do not feel comfortable paying so little for the high quality item you wish to purchase, please let us know so that we can adjust the price UPWARD so that you will feel better about the purchase - Management'

Or keep it simple "All extra payment gratefully accepted"




Thanks, I LOVE the rewrite! I just might use this!!!

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Warning - Lily's Chance Discoveries website is going LIVE in the next few days!


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Warning - Lily's Chance Discoveries website is going LIVE in the next few days!


Good luck with that!!! 

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Alright, in case you didn't get the notice - Lily's Chance discoveries is now ONLINE!!!!

http://www.LILYSCHANCEDISCOVERIES.COM

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