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Andrew Arndts
  • Albion, MI
  • United States
  • Wood & Mixed
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Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Arndts Sep 23, 2013. 10 Replies

...the event is just a local show.Last year I was at a local town show that was small, roughly 20 or so vendors.  There was one vendor who seemed to know everyone.  Now perhaps it is her ignorance…Continue

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Andrew Arndts replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"All in all, when the blood pressure stays where it should, and I can enjoy good Sushi dinner afterwards. Yes it was an alright show.  The big seller was the Gentleman who had some awesome photographs of Albion.  He walked away with well…"
Sep 23, 2013
Connie Mettler replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"Art-A-Licious, happening this weekend in Adrian was on my list to attend and this sounds good too - however, I am being lured to Grand Rapids for ArtPrize. Just can't resist. I do love these small town events and it would be a pleasure to meet…"
Sep 19, 2013
Andrew Arndts replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"Yeah I know, Miss Connie, your in Branch County, perhaps I can twist your arm and convince you to come up to Albion.  It is the Festival of the Forks weekend.  Where I will be at is located at 300 S Clinton St, the Ismon House. …"
Sep 19, 2013
Connie Mettler replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"This is very tricky... small event, she knows everyone, yikes! Good luck, pull out all of your charm ... "
Sep 19, 2013
Andrew Arndts replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"Yes she is doing exactly that, sorry I didn't make that point clearer.  She see a "friend" or that who she knows and leads them away from my tables right to her's.  Picture if you will a remodeled Victorian home (I…"
Sep 18, 2013
Geoff Coe replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"What is she "hijacking", exactly?  You don't really say.  Is she leading these people back to her booth and selling things to them?Or is she simply distracting them while they are standing outside of your booth?  "
Sep 18, 2013
Connie Mettler replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"Ditto what Amy said, with all due deference ;)"
Sep 18, 2013
Bill McLauchlan replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"Send her to Belize (kidding!)"
Sep 17, 2013
Robert M. Wallis replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"Given her age and position within her community, if you raise your voice you'll hurt yourself and look bad. Having a "come to Jesus" moment may not be such a good idea either as she may be offended and again it's going to…"
Sep 17, 2013
Amy Ikenn replied to Andrew Arndts's discussion Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...
"A public confrontation will make you look bad too.  If you can sit down with her privately I would definitely go that route."
Sep 17, 2013
Andrew Arndts posted a discussion

Sale Poachers, how does on deal with them when...

...the event is just a local show.Last year I was at a local town show that was small, roughly 20 or so vendors.  There was one vendor who seemed to know everyone.  Now perhaps it is her ignorance that though it is at some larger events it is written but yet allow me to say, the unwritten rule is that, you stay at or in your area. you do not venture out in front of another seller to hijack that sellers customer.  As I was saying, this person had the audacity to venture away from her booth at…See More
Sep 17, 2013
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Yes nearly two hours, but a lifetime of wisdom is shared.  Hans Meijer from Georgia expounds on every aspect of Vending. In Displaying items to pricing, and everything in between. So Before you click…

Yes nearly two hours, but a lifetime of wisdom is shared.  Hans Meijer from Georgia expounds on every aspect of Vending. In Displaying items to pricing, and everything in between. So Before you click start make a bathroom run, get a beverage pen and paper and you can hit pause if need be. See More
Sep 3, 2013
Andrew Arndts replied to Hal Moran's discussion How would you respond?
"With all do respect, that is NOT a wise nor is good business practice.  You have made every other vendor look bad. That patron who was given 10% off will go to others and attempt the same with the statement "well that guy gave me a…"
Sep 3, 2013
Andrew Arndts replied to Hal Moran's discussion How would you respond?
"LOL  simple, when they ask for a discount, Look around and say "Huh, I didn't know I was standing in Wal Mart, I thought I was in My booth."  Your not being overtly rude, your just returning the rudeness as it was given to…"
Sep 1, 2013
Andrew Arndts replied to Bernard Zalon's discussion Jury fees
"No, not theory. It is what I have been told.  Best way to keep out rift raft is to make vendors send in extra money with photo's of items.  Theory is when there is a High cost in a jury fee to make us think/believe that the patronage…"
Sep 1, 2013
Andrew Arndts replied to Bernard Zalon's discussion Jury fees
"I beg to differ.  Higher the Jury Fee the less chance some reseller will be apart of the event.  That is the main reason Jury fee's exist.  Just adjust your merchandise prices to reflect the higher cost.   "
Sep 1, 2013

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Your Medium
Wood & Mixed
Years in the Art Fair Business
2
First show ever
Local Christmas event
What is your website?
http://www.mi-made.com/holzmechaniker
What are the best things about art fairs
People
Best show ever and why
Local - I sold and made enough to get into another plus dinner for me and the wife
Worst show ever and why
Blackrock Renaissance Faire.
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I had another account via Logging in through facebook but that seemed to have crapped out
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I was once a stand up comedian

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Yes nearly two hours, but a lifetime of wisdom is shared.  Hans Meijer from Georgia expounds on every aspect of Vending. In Displaying items to pricing, and everything in between. So Before you click…

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

Yes nearly two hours, but a lifetime of wisdom is shared.  Hans Meijer from Georgia expounds on every aspect of Vending. In Displaying items to pricing, and everything in between. So Before you click start make a bathroom run, get a beverage pen and paper and you can hit pause if need…

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At 12:03am on September 1, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Andrew.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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