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    Selling pens

    Since starting out making pens I have never really made any money. I have made quite a few pens now and people are aware I am a pen maker.
    I was recently asked by a business man to make him 10 pens to hand out to his special customers. So I did while discussing delivery with him another Guy asked if I could make him a special pen to use every day so I said OK. I thought to my self these Guys are not short of a few bob so why should I be out of pocket making them beautiful unique pens. So next time I caught them both together I said look guys these pens are not cheap if I tell you how much they cost you might not be so keen. So how much are we looking at they asked. I had worked out the price of the components and how long they took me to make then added 15 to the price which was my profit. The first Guy bought ten pens. The second Guy bought a pen and when he saw the finished article he ordered two more. I had another Guy contact me to night who had seen pens I made for some one else who wanted two making I told him the price and he said OK no problem they are unique were else will I get that kind of pen.
    I am still getting over the shock I am actually making money it will probably be short lived. But it made my day.


     
     
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    Win Win. The customers are coming to you, and you're making a profit - congratulations. It's a good buzz when someone seeks you out to buy something you've made yourself. Long may it continue eh?
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    Dave I want you to know how satisfying it was to read of your philosophy,how you involved the customers.I admire your honesty and success.

    Kind regards Peter.
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