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Old 02-25-2015, 07:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Re: what is you take on customers bringing in lotion they bought online?

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In other words, give your tanning services away to get them to buy your overpriced lotions. Not a winning strategy. How about buy lotions a reasonable prices so that you can compete with the internet? The prices you see on the internet are the market price (or true value) of the product. That is controlled by the consumer, not the manufacturer.
Peach, why is your way, the only way? If you were so correct, you would not be so doom of the business. Some of us are still making a very comfortable living.
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Peach, why is your way, the only way? If you were so correct, you would not be so doom of the business. Some of us are still making a very comfortable living.
It's not my way. It's simple math. What is different about $120 for a lotion and 5 visits in a HP bed or $50 for lotion and $15 for a HP session? Answer: not a thing except you are giving your clients the impression that your $30,000 tanning bed is worthless. I'd much rather give them the impression that the lotion is worthless (which it basically is).

Sunrisetan, I am making a comfortable living as well. That doesn't mean I stick my head I the sand and pretend that everything is OK. Facts are facts, my friend.
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It's not my way. It's simple math. What is different about $120 for a lotion and 5 visits in a HP bed or $50 for lotion and $15 for a HP session? Answer: not a thing except you are giving your clients the impression that your $30,000 tanning bed is worthless. I'd much rather give them the impression that the lotion is worthless (which it basically is).

Sunrisetan, I am making a comfortable living as well. That doesn't mean I stick my head I the sand and pretend that everything is OK. Facts are facts, my friend.
You are not my friend.
I give 2 HP tans with a bottle of luminary at $120. As today, lady buys a luminary and a $200 pkg. she gets 2 extra sessions, big deal. $320 sale.
I gross $320. You get $50 and if you even have a $200 pkg, you get $250 and maybe? Give more sessions than me.
Ps. 92 people, over $1750.
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You are not my friend.
I give 2 HP tans with a bottle of luminary at $120. As today, lady buys a luminary and a $200 pkg. she gets 2 extra sessions, big deal. $320 sale.
I gross $320. You get $50 and if you even have a $200 pkg, you get $250 and maybe? Give more sessions than me.
Ps. 92 people, over $1750.
OK-How much is the lotion worth and how much is the HP sessions worth? MSRP on the Luminary is $120, the HP is $25 a session. So you are screwing yourself out of $50, and patting yourself on the back, telling yourself how great you are. Real smart guy you are.

How much do you charge for a HP Session if I buy a $20 bottle of AG? $25? You are discriminating against poor people! or AG lovers! Someone will turn you in to civil rights council. Cats out of the bag now, dude.
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OK-How much is the lotion worth and how much is the HP sessions worth? MSRP on the Luminary is $120, the HP is $25 a session. So you are screwing yourself out of $50, and patting yourself on the back, telling yourself how great you are. Real smart guy you are.

How much do you charge for a HP Session if I buy a $20 bottle of AG? $25? You are discriminating against poor people! or AG lovers! Someone will turn you in to civil rights council. Cats out of the bag now, dude.
You are so full of BS. Blind as well.
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I noticed some new customers will walk in with bottles of Luminary they got online for 45 bucks, and I look at my 120.00 and wonder.

sold Obsidian for full pop @126+tax to a gentlemen that didn't care.

I think internet has chipped away from retail, not only in tanning salons but every conceivable item destined for the end user.

I myself is am a frugal internet researcher/buyer, I like saving money, I don't impulse buy nothin.

I feel most fall somewhere in the middle.

So in reflecting on the internet buyer, can't help but to feel I have left "money on the table", Every other business or deal I have made I made big ones when I could and made little ones when I had to, I still tried to make the deal, as long as i profited reasonably.

Of course I can't preempt a "savvy shopper" and give away what I didn't need to

I think it's all technique...

Since they are going to run out sooner or later ,I approach those, and Make a side deal to make a few bucks, and not the usual killing..as to keep the flow happening in the store.
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Why should you care?

I go to concerts that allow BYOB, and they sell beer at concession stands..
I go to movie theatres that allow personal snacks brought in, that they sell at concession stands.

Can't expect to enforce a rule that I don't follow

Try to put a stop to it, and you will see your customer base dwindle..because someone (competitor) out there is thinking out of the box.
I didn't even consider putting a stop to anything, just examining my emotions on the topic
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It's not my way. It's simple math. What is different about $120 for a lotion and 5 visits in a HP bed or $50 for lotion and $15 for a HP session? Answer: not a thing except you are giving your clients the impression that your $30,000 tanning bed is worthless. I'd much rather give them the impression that the lotion is worthless (which it basically is).

Sunrisetan, I am making a comfortable living as well. That doesn't mean I stick my head I the sand and pretend that everything is OK. Facts are facts, my friend.
I agree with the worthless lotion comment LOL,
now I would not, if the tan lotion industry would tone it down a little,they are all trying to out do the other... any disagreements here?

jwoww, snooki, pauli who? hardy? and lets not forget the kardashians, everyone is junpin into the fray., don't get me wrong we need these spokespeople to exert peer pressure, for our low and high pressure

and some going out of business soon

with the BS hype( I smell a Rat)

no other cosmetic type manufacturer, cover-up,

it's nonsense by continually coming up with "new technology" to both confuse the seller( me, the girls) and the consumer. sure some of it is viable.

there is no true or effective manner to separate the chaff from the wheat, Oh I know MARKETING meaning shoveling excrement.

Why don't a disinterested third party "review" said products and rate them...no because, in their respective categories i.e. bronzers , tinglers, warmers, cooler, delayed, instant, melanin enhancers, they are all the same.... the big X factor perhaps is skin type.

and even If i graduate and receive my BS degree on lotions, it's actually a PHD ( piled High and deep) it will still not amount to a hill of beans,

because, most of it is either superfluous, redundant and unnecessary.

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I agree with the worthless lotion comment LOL,
now I would not, if the tan lotion industry would tone it down a little,they are all trying to out do the other... any disagreements here?

jwoww, snooki, pauli who? hardy? and lets not forget the kardashians, everyone is junpin into the fray., don't get me wrong we need these spokespeople to exert peer pressure, for our low and high pressure

and some going out of business soon

with the BS hype( I smell a Rat)

no other cosmetic type manufacturer, cover-up,

it's nonsense by continually coming up with "new technology" to both confuse the seller( me, the girls) and the consumer. sure some of it is viable.

there is no true or effective manner to separate the chaff from the wheat, Oh I know MARKETING meaning shoveling excrement.

Why don't a disinterested third party "review" said products and rate them...no because, in their respective categories i.e. bronzers , tinglers, warmers, cooler, delayed, instant, melanin enhancers, they are all the same.... the big X factor perhaps is skin type.

and even If i graduate and receive my BS degree on lotions, it's actually a PHD ( piled High and deep) it will still not amount to a hill of beans,

because, most of it is either superfluous, redundant and unnecessary.
If you don't believe in the product, you should not be selling it.
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If you don't believe in the product, you should not be selling it.
you mistook it, some is believable...

I am not so gullible to "believe" all of it. it's just too much hype

if you do, god bless, btw i don't believe in god either

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