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Eric Harvey 106/12/2009 14:50:02
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Hi all,
 
          Well I`ve given in at last to the pressure and booked myself a table to do a craftfare at the Conault hall in Attleborough,on the 13th of Dec this month.Hope I haven`t bitten off more than I can chew,it starts around 11am  roughly,so will have five hours or so of sitting wondering what I`ve done and people picking items up sucking through their teeth and putting them down again.If I`m lucky I hope to make more than the table costs and sell a few bits (running out of space for it all ha ha) ,So if anyones in the area and fancies a chat and a cup of my horrible flask coffee,feel free to pop in,sorry if my spellings are a bit off.Oh they tell me theres direction signs from the A11,if that helps,regards,
 
                                                                                                                             Eric
Derek Lane06/12/2009 17:02:37
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A little far to go to pop in but I hope you have a good day. Take some photo's of the table when you set up would like to see. And as I said all the best
Ralph Harvey06/12/2009 19:57:13
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Good luck indeed Eric
 
Hope you dont mind but heres a tip or 2,
 
Turn plenty of fruit and offer a deal on a set with a bowl often bumps up sales,
 
Small tactile items like mice and lightpulls sell well
 
Take something to work on even if its only sanding a bowl or waxing work it gets people interested in what you are doing, then they are at your table where you want them ? and
 
Make some simple shelves to show off your work well better than all on one level pleasing to look at
 
Hope all goes well
 
Ralph

Edited By Ralph Harvey on 06/12/2009 19:57:42

Sparky06/12/2009 23:25:22
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Eric
 
You have my very best wishes for the day. I hope everything sells like hot cakes.
 
I would like to know the cost of a table at one of these shows.........if you don't want to print it here, PM me
 
Ralph
 
That's excellent advise. Something I feel many would appreciate. Cheers
 
 
Marc
Derek Lane07/12/2009 14:55:56
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My wife does craft fairs and the price for tables or pitches can vary from show to show. For example a pitch of 30' x 30' cost between £50 up to £600 for a two day event, I know a table will be a lot less but it will give a idea of the price range
Ron Davis07/12/2009 16:45:08
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Good luck with that Eric, my last was a disaster, mainly due to a total lack of advertising by the organisers. This was a firm from Watton, not a million miles from Attleborough!
 
A 6foot table space was £15 rining to £20 next year.
 
Ask the organisers how much advertising they have done and where the ads appeared, the organisers of my show only used free advertising
 
They said they were relying on word of mouth, well amassage has gone out, maybe not the one they were hoping for!
 
As I say Eric best of luck et us know how you got on
 
Ron
Dave Atkinson07/12/2009 19:29:34
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Good luck Eric

Our club attended one yesterday and it went pretty well - we all sold some stuff.

Ralph's advice is great.

Cheers Dave

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