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Old 04-24-2008, 04:12
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Default Do you give away items???

Im just starting and i live in a small town so im thinking of making some items and giving them to girls i know to see if i can get some customers. Is this a good idea??
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:22
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to family yes~lol~
my niece sells bows for me all the time~but she keeps the money!
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:30
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I only give for birthday parties- and only to the birthday girl. I agree with Sarah- when its time to charge the same people will say- But you GAVE them to us! It will get really expensive really fast.

Now - if you just give away like a 4 pack of mined clippies or something with every order over a certain amount.. that's different to me.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:31
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Since I don't sell bows, I do give to a very close friend of mine, I have thought about adding them to birthday gifts.

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Old 04-24-2008, 05:07
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I live in a very small town, yes to help get my bows noticed when I first started making I gave them to my little girls I babysit. From there people would ask them where they got them and it grew from there.. I do not believe giving to someone makes them expect it. My day care moms buy from me frequently and I give them to them still to this day!
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:57
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Default Re: Do you give away items???

I have given away a lot as baby shower gifts and to my neice for Christmas. I also have a close friend that I always either discount or give bows to. I know she can't really afford them because of her financial situation. But she has never asked me to. I just do it. When I first started making them, I would sell them to family at cost, but I don't do that anymore. No one has complained to me about it so far.
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I give to my niece and as baby shower gifts. For other family members I just charge for supplies.
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I give to my nieces. I also have a deal with a lady in our church who owns a hair salon. She sells them for me and I give her dd a bow.
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I only do for family gifts and really close friends. I think that it's a good idea to have samples that they could try if they are intrested.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:13
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Default Re: Do you give away items???

My neices get whatever they want, they custom order stuff too. I figure it's good advertising and I've gotten sales that way.

I also will give small bows as a hostess gift along with a bottle of wine if we are going to a party and I know the hostess has small girls. Again it's free advertising and more importantly to me, it's a nice handmade gift that shows I spent time and not just money on them.

I've never had anyone ask or expect to get anything for free. (knock on wood LOL )
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