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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Preparing for Fall on: June 01, 2008 12:58:32 PM
My beau and I go to college in an artsy little town that has a craft fair at the end of each month. Since we're both pretty artsy people, we figured it'd be a really good idea to go in on a table and sell some stuff for extra cash. It wouldn't be until next school year, since school will be out in about a week (a week that won't end quickly enough!). Neither of us have ever really sold anything agressively before, especially not at a craft fair, so I'd greatly appreciate some tips from more seasoned salespeople....

Firstly, What kind of things tend to sell the best? We're from Ohio and buckeye stuff is really big here, so obviously that, but what tends to be a big seller?
Secondly, how much of it should I make? What should I keep in stock? How much stock should I keep?
Thirdly, should the merchendise carry a theme? Will it throw my customers off if I have college themed merchendise as well as punk junk?
And lastly, how do I go about pricing my items? If my stuff sells too quickly is it better to raise the prices than if my things sell too slowly and I have to lower them? Do I charge tax?

Thanks so much in advance for all your help! I can't wait to read your replies! ^_^
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