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engfant 02-28-2005 05:15 PM

"Exactly..... I sell at least a case of Brown Envy a week."

Yeah, that's great if your population isn't "FIXED". If I UNLOADED a ton of cheapo lotion to EVERYONE, then EVERYONE has lotion and they don't need another bottle. I got fools that DRAG lotion out over YEARS and there is no telling them otherwise, as in, they got their bottle, why need another. (I'm not asking for marketing help.) You all are operating in different areas AND if you are anywhere OTHER than the east coast you can't really relate. East Coast (NEW ENGLAND ESPECIALLY) is too busy trying to pay for all you hillbilly rednecks' welfare and unemployment to be wasting money on smelly cookie lotions. Just GIMME THE BEST and leave me alone is what we got (if that). Busy season, shrinking. Direct marketing that's SUPPOSEDLY the best way to go does NOTHING overhere.

There are only 2 tanning salons that HAVEN'T changed ownership in the past 3 years. Mine and the wealthy broad up the street who is only in business cause she's got money to blow on her hobby. My town EATS small businesses as an appitizer and chains for desert. The chains in my area are ALL WRITEOFFS cause they make ZERO money and they have MULTI MILLION DOLLAR marketing campaigns.

tanman02 02-28-2005 05:22 PM

exactly, i can't relate to them big city folk.

Coppertone 02-28-2005 07:07 PM

Quote:
Yeah, that's great if your population isn't "FIXED". If I UNLOADED a ton of cheapo lotion to EVERYONE, then EVERYONE has lotion and they don't need another bottle. I got fools that DRAG lotion out over YEARS and there is no telling them otherwise, as in, they got their bottle, why need another. (I'm not asking for marketing help.) You all are operating in different areas AND if you are anywhere OTHER than the east coast you can't really relate. East Coast (NEW ENGLAND ESPECIALLY) is too busy trying to pay for all you hillbilly rednecks' welfare and unemployment to be wasting money on smelly cookie lotions. Just GIMME THE BEST and leave me alone is what we got (if that). Busy season, shrinking. Direct marketing that's SUPPOSEDLY the best way to go does NOTHING overhere.

There are only 2 tanning salons that HAVEN'T changed ownership in the past 3 years. Mine and the wealthy broad up the street who is only in business cause she's got money to blow on her hobby. My town EATS small businesses as an appitizer and chains for desert. The chains in my area are ALL WRITEOFFS cause they make ZERO money and they have MULTI MILLION DOLLAR marketing campaigns.


Maybe you should try to get them in more. Not trying to start anything, but I'm in a fixed village. If anything our population has went down. The thing is that there is not real tanning salon for 15 miles. Sure there is a few hair salons with beds. I'm pulling from villages 10, 15 miles away. We seen a opportunity and jumped on it. This is with very little if none advertising, direct mailing? Flyer's? newspaper ads? what are those? We have gotten all our business from word of mouth. The thing about welfare and umemployment, I'm sure we are at the national average of slightly above. The thing here is we are in a farming community which means there is a lot of farm land. I thought that we was in the business to make $$$$, sorry to say, but I'd rather sell a bottle of cheapo lotion than none at all. Oh wait I think I see 3 U-hauls driving though town. Sorry wrong they were tractors pulling spreaders.

DWhite6872 02-28-2005 08:08 PM

We are in a state that has more tanning salons than any other! If we can make it hear....you know the song! I can't believe the numbers I have seen in the smaller markets! I think Neon is doing 800k a year and is just trying to keep us all away.

sizzlestan 02-28-2005 08:35 PM

Is that $800k Canadian or $800k US? Thats a huge difference you know. )

DWhite6872 02-28-2005 08:57 PM

I don't know I missed that day at school. I think he is just playing us!

MATT A 02-28-2005 09:00 PM

Ohio is one of the biggest markets out there too. It is a very good market to be in. The midwest is a great market and so is Texas.

Dennis 02-28-2005 09:51 PM

We have a 18 bed studio in pop. of 9100 would you say this is a big store in a small market.
dennis

RandyR 03-01-2005 08:48 AM

Quote:
On 2005-02-28 16:15:00, engfant wrote:
East Coast (NEW ENGLAND ESPECIALLY) is too busy trying to pay for all you hillbilly rednecks' welfare and unemployment to be wasting money on smelly cookie lotions.


we shore do preeshate ya'll up yonder payin for us folks down here bein able to sidle up to the table and eat our viddles. i reckon if it wernt for you yankees payin all our bills yer poor excuse for a tannin parlor would might be makin a go of it. we shore do apologize fer that.

sizzlestan 03-01-2005 08:51 AM

Can I get a **** Yeah and Yee hAAWWWWW?


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