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Posted on Atlanta Arts Festival Sept 14&15th 2013

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 06:00 PM

Puzzleman…My expenses are obviously always calculated on the total expenditures also…booth fees, gas, hotels, meals and any other miscellaneous expenses involved. I do not take the same view as you do: ” I make a profit at the wholesale price, without leaving the shop. So the extra money from selling the same products for retail should more than cover expenses. If not, why leave home?

My wife and I are both retired and in a financial position that we do not have to do this in order to to pay the bills. I do it because woodworking is a passion that I have enjoyed all of my life...but the “why leave home” scenario would never ever work for us.
We love the entire show experience but I also love the lifelong challenge that my woodworking is good enough to sell
We both enjoy a good road trip, seeing new places and going out of town while meeting other creative artists at the shows we do…but we also want to have the enjoyment of meeting new customers that enjoy and appreciate what I do enough to purchase it. That is what also keeps the shows in a fun perspective.

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