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Old 04-25-2008, 10:02
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I give them to friends as birthday gifts. I will also give them to friends at cost price if they agree to hand out my business card to anyone who comments on the bow. Free advertising.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:08
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I give away what I want to, and take orders from the rest. I guess I'm alot like Ainsley and give to the moms who have cute girls but don't have a lot of extra $$ to spend on that sort of thing. Really, I'm quite happy and content with what my family has, and I like to help those that need a little 'lift' to their day.

The moms I know with $$ all order from me.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:55
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I always give them to my good friend's daughter. Only because my friend helps and sells bows for me at the daycare that she owns. She's also, trying to get a ballet store she goes to to buy wholesale from me too! I love her!

I've given them to my other friend's newborn daughter that works in a dental office. Now all her co-workers want to buy some since they've seen them on her.

I think it's a great way to advertise your bows!
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:57
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I will also give them to friends at cost price if they agree to hand out my business card to anyone who comments on the bow.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:43
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Thanks girls ive given only to my cousins daughter. She actually ordered from me and i had a pony streamer that i had made for some one else that then decided they didnt want it. So i gave it to her. She has promised to advertise for me at school and around her neighborhood. I guess its live and learn on this one.
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My girlfriend orders ALOT of bows from me (she has 5 girls) so I do give the girls some extra bows
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:54
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I havent given any away, but Im still new. I have given close friends a discount, knowing they would spread the word. But I let them know theirs is a discount so they dont go around quoting their prices to people.
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:36
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I give them away as advertising. The DJ for a big radio station I used to listen to (it just recently was taken over and it SUCKS now) was having a baby (his wife was) so I emailed him and asked if I could send a few bows. They were so appreciative and she still orders bows from me often and it was over a year ago that I sent the bows because the baby wasn't even born yet. Anyone I have done that with doesn't expect to not have to pay for them if they want more. When Brynnley was with barely there hair and would have one in, I would have people ask me constantly where I got her bows and sometimes I would keep a few extras in the diaper bag and just give them out if I was asked. She was great advertisement-hehe.

My SIL has me make bows for my niece all the time and even if I just tell her the cost of supplies is OK, she's always offering to pay more because she said if I didn't make them she'd have to buy them for more anyway. I think you'll only get taken advantage of if you let people take advantage of you by giving away free ones.

One thing I will NOT do again is send free ones to someone who emails and asks me for them. I had a lady say she's opening a boutique...blah blah...so I sent her about 3 bows and never heard from her again. I have them in a few boutiques so that's why I didn't think much of it at the time, but now it's unfortunate that there are people like that out there that would lie and steal $3 bows!
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I give them away as advertising. The DJ for a big radio station I used to listen to (it just recently was taken over and it SUCKS now) was having a baby (his wife was) so I emailed him and asked if I could send a few bows. They were so appreciative and she still orders bows from me often and it was over a year ago that I sent the bows because the baby wasn't even born yet. Anyone I have done that with doesn't expect to not have to pay for them if they want more. When Brynnley was with barely there hair and would have one in, I would have people ask me constantly where I got her bows and sometimes I would keep a few extras in the diaper bag and just give them out if I was asked. She was great advertisement-hehe.

My SIL has me make bows for my niece all the time and even if I just tell her the cost of supplies is OK, she's always offering to pay more because she said if I didn't make them she'd have to buy them for more anyway. I think you'll only get taken advantage of if you let people take advantage of you by giving away free ones.

One thing I will NOT do again is send free ones to someone who emails and asks me for them. I had a lady say she's opening a boutique...blah blah...so I sent her about 3 bows and never heard from her again. I have them in a few boutiques so that's why I didn't think much of it at the time, but now it's unfortunate that there are people like that out there that would lie and steal $3 bows!
I agree entirely!

By the way, one of my daycare moms is a huge fan of yours and has purchased MANY of your bows!!!!
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:32
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Aww. great! Another thing I'm going to do that I forgot to mention is that I offer coupon codes on my blog every once in awhile, but I also designed a post card from vista print to send to some of my customers who buy from me all of the time. I'm a big kid at heart and even though I'm the one that usually has to spend the money, when a pkg comes to my door I can't wait to open it-lol! So, I figured that people would really appreciate it. I just raised my prices not too long ago, so I just look at it that even with the coupon code, they won't be any less than what I did have them at, so I think people will really enjoy getting that in the mail w/o knowing it's coming!
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