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post #1 of 17
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The other day I received an email from one of my ex-co-workers inviting lots of people to her craft sale this Saturday. This is the first time she has done something like this.
She started out the email with mentioning that she is unemployed blah, blah, blah.....
She attached some photos-but they weren't resized.
I'm I big crafty person myself but am pretty picky on the quality of items I use. For instance there are good silk flowers and there are some pretty cheap silk flowers. These items are not going to be up to my standards.
I applaud her for doing this but I don't really want to buy anything-and this is where it gets "sticky". She does come to my plant sale and this yr bought like $50 of plants. So could I end up losing her as a future customer if I don't buy anything. I don't like buying stuff for the sake of buying-you know what I mean?? I believe its all Christmas themed and trust me I have too much christmas stuff now.
So do I go (she's stated in her email she having "free wine"??)mingle-I'm sure she is nervous for her turnout. I just don't know??
post #2 of 17
Is there a chance she would have anything at all that you could buy? Maybe you could buy a gift for someone?
post #3 of 17
i'd email her and warn her your on a really strict budget but go along anyway and bring a bottle of wine.

maybe just buy a small token item and donate it to charity?
post #4 of 17
I would go to support her - she is doing the best she can to make some money, and maybe buy one small thing to give away or donate to charity, as suggested. Your support asnd presence may be as important to her as your money!
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
Your support asnd presence may be as important to her as your money!
i agree.

you could always offer a helping had cleaning up or get there a little early for moral support to make up for the fact you dont want to spend much.
post #6 of 17
Yes. be there to support. And you never know, you might just find something you like. When is this, btw?
post #7 of 17
I would go anyway. It doesn't mean you have to buy anything, just your attendance would probably mean something to her. And as someone else mentioned, perhaps you'll find a nice gift there for someone else.
post #8 of 17
I hate to say it but I would go, too. Maybe just buy something small and as someone suggested, put in in some charity drive. Bringing your own bottle of wine is a great idea. If there is a group of people there then maybe you could make a quick exit after making an appearance.
post #9 of 17
I think that you have some excellent suggestions here! Just the sacrifice of giving up some precious time-off-from-work will mean so much to her! Life can be so bleak at times when one is unemployed! And maybe her other customers will buy what you show up to admire! Please let us know how it turns out!
post #10 of 17
I would go, but I have a hard time saying no to things like this!
post #11 of 17
I say go aqnd by a gift or charity item , your prensence will make her feel great
post #12 of 17
I wasn't going to say for you to go until I got to the part that she went to one of your similar parties. I would go and find something small to buy.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by sharky
I say go aqnd by a gift or charity item , your prensence will make her feel great

post #14 of 17
I know what you mean about the crafts. I have a crafty friend and she has made me things... I don't mind home-made things at all, but there are things that look like it was a kindergarten project and things that look professional. I call it craft couture.

Anyway--I would go to show my support. You could be suprised about the quality, or find something that's pretty good. There is free wine, so I'm not sure why this is even debatable.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Is there a chance she would have anything at all that you could buy? Maybe you could buy a gift for someone?


Thats what I would do
post #16 of 17
the last time I went to a party such as that (and I don't really consider them to be parties but more of a sales drive) I ended up buying over $100 worth of flimsy cheap lingerie that will never be worn to be nice to a friend. Now I just don't go, because it's too hard for me to say no to buying stuff.
post #17 of 17
This is tricky because it is stuff she made...not just one of those "parties" where they sell stuff.
I`d go and support her also....maybe buy a little something and wish her well on her sales...with or without the bottle of wine. (I`d probably make her a 3D stamped card instead, cause that`s what I do)
If it was a lingerie, candle, plasticware or kitchen-type party....I would`nt even go. The only parties i go to like that are stamp parties. I have stamp parties, and only invite people who stamp or are intrested in learning to stamp....and I always tell them "If you have a stamp party...invite me and I`ll come, or give you an order if I can`t come...but don`t invite me to any of the "other parties"...cause I don`t "DO THEM".
Linda
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