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Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve mill May 3, 2018. 16 Replies

Howdy AllA long time reader here....I want to thank this site's members for all the knowledge I've acquired from spending hours, no....days reading here. Have spent weeks of research in gathering…Continue

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steve mill replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Thanks to you folks, I now find myself having to spend my limited mental resources learning about cellphones & tablets, something I successfully avoided all these years....as if spending hundreds of hours studying marketing my hobby wasn't…"
May 3, 2018
Greg Little replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"https://www.consumercellular.com/ no contracts and easaily change plans anytime been using it for years with the square reader"
May 2, 2018
Connie Mettler left a comment for steve mill
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Steve. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members…"
May 2, 2018
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"I have successfully avoided smart phones.  I have a Track phone which allows me to make calls, text and take pictures and has an option for having WiFi.  (Which I don't use).  I use a swiper from Propay. It lets me swipe …"
May 2, 2018
steve mill replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Wow...lot's of good info to drink up here....moocho grass people...I'll soak it up later this evening & get back to u folks tomorrow. MOD...I thought I started this post in the Business forum? Was it moved?....it's OK, just had…"
May 2, 2018
Tina Hospers replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Agreed that you don't have to shell out big bucks on a new phone - I have an Iphone 6 in perfect condition that I'm currently selling for $200.  I upgraded recently.  There are plenty of smart phones that are used in perfect…"
May 2, 2018
Mandy Paul replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Some other folks here have mentioned pay-as-you-go plans which could be a good option for you. Another option - which will reduce your monthly costs but carries some fraud risk - is to buy the cheap/used tablet or phone and use Square in its offline…"
May 2, 2018
Clayton Fant replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"I want to endorse the iPad + Verizon combo. I also use the iPad to run slide shows of my wider range and esp. stuff too big to take to shows; then I just grab it to do a sale. I thought I would be stopping and starting the Verizon data service, but…"
May 2, 2018
Richard L. Sherer replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Steve Mill, I share your opinion about cell phones and I just got my first one this year. I took my wife's old one when she upgraded.  I only got it because at my age, 74, I felt I should have it for emergencies when traveling alone. …"
May 2, 2018
Kathleen V. Smith replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"I'm with you Steve~I tossed my smart phone-don't want it-don't need it! I just have a cheap pay as you go phone-NO CONTRACT!  My Steve has a smart phone, but hardly ever uses it-he uses his cheap one more too-LOL.  As far as…"
May 2, 2018
steve mill replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Well, it seems I have to go the Cellular route one way or another if I want to take CCs. Luc, thanks for the suggestion, but since it doesn't work w/ chips or the none-embossed cards, I better pass. Because me eyes ain't as sharp as when I…"
May 2, 2018
Weldon Lee replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Whatever you do, stay away from Elavon. I used them years ago and they were nothing but a nightmare."
May 2, 2018
Robin Chard replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"You can buy a used clean smart phone. Or check out some of the "time based" phones where you pay for the minutes you use. Almost all new phones are smart now. I was one of the first people who accepted credit cards at my booth. I paid 350…"
May 2, 2018
Christina L. Towell left a comment for steve mill
"Hi Steve, Welcome!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for signing up and best of luck as you move forward."
May 2, 2018
Loc Tran replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"I had to look up an idea for you since I thought it was obsolete but another option is a manual imprinter. For $25 on amazon, you can buy a old fashioned swiper but you will still need to find a credit card processing company to sign up with. Not…"
May 2, 2018
steve mill replied to steve mill's discussion Thanks & hit a sharp turn on way to first show.
"Thanks to both of you...you make a good point that I didn't consider, ie, don't take CCs at this early stage. Yes, Loc, my largest size prints will be some where south of $50. Since I almost always pay by CC if the cost is over $10, I…"
May 1, 2018

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At 8:32am on May 2, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Steve,

Welcome!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.

At 10:42pm on May 2, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Steve. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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