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post #1 of 8 Old 03-13-2009, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wink Some pens I have at a shop.

A few of my pens I am trying to sell.
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Nice collection of pens! Love the one that is laying out in the first pic. I like your display stand too. Is it homemade or purchased from somewhere?...Bill..
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Very nice! I was wondering if anyone tried to sell their pens. I see in your pic that you have them priced a bit lower than some of the "handmade pen sites." Don't sell yourself short!
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Nice pens. Looks like you've been busy.

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Dollis,
Nice pens. Where are you trying to sell them? When you have something like that, a nice little display and all, you might want to visit either a local business in your area, or maybe city hall. Somewhere where there are a dozen or two office type employees. If you hit them at the right time (payday), you may be surprised and get rid of a bunch of them. You could maybe try sending a simple letter with that picture to some of your local businesses and then follow up with a phone call to see if they would mind if you stopped by. Then ask them what time would be convenient. Might be worth a try. If you have an affiliation with a local school, that would be another good place to go.
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The stand is from Penn state. I have them in a local artisan shop. I just moved to this area and don't have the infrastructure I did when I lived in Texas. I had lived there for over thirteen years. I moved here only have talked to my sister in-law on the phone a few times. I didn't even know there was a 2 grocery stores for over a month. This town might as well brand people with a huge o for outsider on their forehead when they move here. Small business people around here seem to think that if you are not third generation then you are an outsider and might as well be from China.

The shop where i have them.
http://www.artisansshoppe.com/

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dollis, what does the artisan shop charge you for a sale? I have mine in a similar store and they add half of the artisan's asking price to the total for sale in the store - $50 bowl will cost a customer $75. It slows sales down, but I don't have to do anything but cash the occasional check from them. I restock every now and then as they have thousands of art pieces and are easy to work with since my stuff doesn't take up much shelf space.

Is that similar to your set up there?
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They do a 40% add on $10 pen sold for $14

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see what it costs when it's free..........P.J. O'Rourke

A man needs only two tools: WD40 and duct tape. If it does not move and should, use the WD40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape.
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