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Thread #105488   Message #2173708
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
18-Oct-07 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Craft stalls at festivals
Subject: RE: BS: Craft stalls at festivals
Some people feel it is their mission in life to get 20% knocked off any price at an informal sale. The ones that annoy me most are those well meaning organisers who anounce that everything is now 10p, without asking anyone if this is OK!

A friend of mine has meticulously collected and restored antique toys, dolls and their accoutrement in particular. He was at a large craft fair a few years ago where they announced that things would go on half price at a certain point--thus killing his sales until then, and he couldn't afford to sell them at half-price so packed up and left. He was harangued by one guy who refused to pay the asking price and wanted to get everything cheap. It was a low blow and my friend didn't return to that event again.