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hi! its me puppy - 2010/03/05 09:14 geez i'm getting old...could not remember my password, asked for new one, but didnt get it , so re-registered as the new puppy2 LOL.

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Re:hi! its me puppy - 2010/03/05 09:58 as usual i'm back with questions.

son found a fair in Tacoma in the fall that he says runs 5 days, 50K people go through it and has suggested a booth. my concern is that the cost for the booth is 800!!! thats a heck of a lot of soap to sell just to break even. anyone out that way ever gone to it?
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Re:hi! its me puppy - 2010/03/05 23:18 1st off Hi Puppy! Long time. I had a chance to go to a venue like that. same thing. I forget exactly what the price for a booth was but $800 sounds in the ball park. That means we would have to sell 160 bars to break even. We decided it was not worth the stress. Could have been a mistake but that's OK with us. Some venues are a real crap shoot. The Mrs and I have talked things over and we just might not vend this coming Spring and Summer. I'll still make soap now and then for our personal use and for gifts for friends and family and also our super loyal customers who refuse to use anything else but with me back to work ( hopefully full time come the end of April) weekends off sound kinda good.I consider myself a very good soapmaker but a poor marketer if that is a word.

Take care Puppy.



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Re:hi! its me puppy - 2010/03/06 04:53 hi! how great you are back to work. i really slowed down on soapmaking too, busy at work, the economy and son is now a senior so it was a busy year with college apps.
but oldest called all enthused about this fair...i just think the 800 is way too high. about 200 bars of soap (booth and cost of making the soap) just to break even, plus i would have to ship it all out there to him. and i would have to get insurance again (i let that drop this past year) so that adds about 220 to the costs.
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Re:hi! its me puppy - 2010/03/06 21:22 Yeah Puppy,

I'd just have to say no to forking over that kind of bucks being a small time operator. If all you do is crank out soap it might work but not for me. Good to hear from you again. do you have any dogs Now? Just curious.

Saponious....
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Re:hi! its me puppy - 2010/03/07 06:03 still have dogs. puppy the bulldog died but still have our two other "mutts" ages 9 and 10. then a few months ago, my youngest found a stray. i have no idea what she is, but must have some kind of hunting dog from body shape and ears....but i have never owned such a hyper dog! this thing is all legs that dont coordinate well LOL, is in constant movement, into everything as witnessed by garbage all over my lawn. son gave it a name but we have since changed it to Crackhead!! she was spayed this week and came home yesterday..no noticeable settling down..should have had a lobotomy instead!!
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