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Old 02-11-2006, 12:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Re: Lumiere (Anyone making money?)

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Just wondereing if anyone out there was making money with the Lumiere machine. I hear they are doing great on the west coast, in Las Vegas and in Miami. How about anywhere else???
Good point TJ. There seems to be only pockets of success around the country.
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Old 02-11-2006, 01:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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It all depends on the staff/management

The salon I set up in Dekalb, IL just called me today with a question, and during our talk she said things are going great, and she is very happy with her purchase.

She said that I can give her name and number out, but I am not going to just post it up (out of respect to her). TJ - If you would like to talk to her please PM me.

The salon in little ole' Branson is doing very well also.
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House of Tan PM me the one in Dekalb.
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Re: Lumiere (Anyone making money?)

Lumiere definitely works.. But without the promised marketing that " is equal to Mystic Tan" Lumiere will continue to be a drain rather than an asset.
Lumiere/ RAI made big marketing promises and as not followed through AT ALL.
With the marketing and Free sessions to try it out and commissions on the sale,
I am struggling to break even. We all know what advertising costs. I love the product.. 100% dissapointed in RAI. I hate compalints without a suggested compromise. So here's a few ideas....
Until RAI comes out with the "MYSTIC" level of marketiung as promised..
RAI needs to make consessions to the salon owners that believed in them and gave them 30K based on their sales pitch.


RAI offered advertising co-op in the first year. I think this should be extended until one year after they meet their level of marketing promises.
RAI offered lotion incentives the first year, this should also be extended.

Any thoughts>>>> Lets hear from RAI
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Thanks irene. HOT, maybe you should get RAI to speak here in this forum. Might help.
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Maybe Tony/RAI can come out and play....
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I don't have that kind of power (to summon them).

I will say that ever since I have been a rep for RAI, we have always been told to not promise any kind of PR (I came on right after the Vegas show).

The only other thing I know on the matter of national PR is that they have gone through at least 3 PR frims tring to get this out in the media.

The salons that I have setup have never expected any national advertising and they are doing good, maybe there is something to that??? (perception)

Or maybe it is because I have flat out not sold a device to a salon that I know is not going to make it. I was worried about the one in Branson MO. because of the size of that little town, but they have an older, more professional staff so that makes up for the lack of foot traffic.

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Keeping positive
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submit all the local PR you can
KEEP POSITIVE, do you think your staff will be selling a lot of packages when the owner is so negative toward it. BTW, I am not directing this to you irene

I guess the question is: If you bought a device that really does work good for facial rejuvination and since facial rejuvination is one of the biggest $$$ makers in the United States right now. Do you really have to have national PR?

Not excussing anyone, but seriously, take the ball and run with it. Hopefully this new PR firm they just brought on will get things going in the right direction.

I'm in the same boat people, I am a salon owner as well (and I do not get any special treatment AT ALL). On the second Lumiere I purchased I had to pay another 30K. But, I needed it because I am busy; without national PR, and I am in the mid-west.

I really do wish everyone well with Lumiere, and I want to help. How many times have I posted that I am willing help anyone if you just call or PM me??? No takers???
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I recall "We are going to do what Mystic Tan did. We have hired the same firm." Spray tanning didn't take off until the general public learned of it, through national media campaigns. Mystic Tan the company didn't take off until the national media campaign started to hit, and consumers were calling and beating down the doors of salons to find the booths. I'm not arguing with your assertion that salons have to work it in their salons, but statements and "promises" of marketing plans were made by RAI (As early as Orlando). -Belvy
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Re: Lumiere (Anyone making money?)

Hi I just bought a tanning salon with a lumiere machine and would like to know how to promote it. I have been trained by the rep, as have my staff, but what is the best way to market this service? If you have any ads or coupons, yellow page ads, that I could take a look at I would greatly appreciate it. My fax number is 615-468-0807. I just need to get some ideas and heard this was the place to get them. Thanks so much
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Re: Lumiere (Anyone making money?)

Malibu tan; PM me and I will send you a link to my site that has some good marketing info on it.

"I'm not arguing with your assertion that salons have to work it in their salons, but statements and "promises" of marketing plans were made by RAI (As early as Orlando). -Belvy"

Not side steping that, it is something that I as a rep have no authority to talk about, and know little about what was said back then. I am not RAI, just an independent rep. for them.

I am just saying that the device does work and if you work at it you can make some good $ with out the help of corporate.
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