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  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    One of my customers at one of my recent shows stumped me with a question that I never considered, because, in the overall scheme of things, it never seemed really important. Frankly, I still don't think it's too big a deal but it would make an interesting trivia answer.

    "If I were to write you a check tonight," the customer asked, "For one of everything in the catalog, how big a check would I have to write?"

    I dunno. Do any of you know?
     
  2. stephanieboyd

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    I guess it would be a big check!! I can't begin to tell you what I have spent over the years. I have almost the whole catalog!!

    If you guessed close, would she actually do it??? That would have been my first response!! :eek:
     
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  3. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I doubt it. In fact, it was the husband of one couple at a couple's show.

    I told him he would guarantee that I would have the biggest show for the month in my cluster. ;)
     
  4. Okay, I just had to bite. $6241 for the F/W 05
     
    Feb 23, 2006
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  5. chefmary

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    Danelle: I'm glad I'm not the only nut-case who tried to figure that one out! Actually, it was a pretty interesting exercise! I may just do it again for the S/S catalog!

    Even though I know the number now, I think the better response would be to tell them the total, but then say, "But I can show you how to earn it all for $90!"

    Mary H.
     
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  6. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Thanks!

    That most certainly would have been the largest show in my cluster that month!
     
  7. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    So how many products was that?

    (Someone just asked that one in another thread, so I bumped this one in honor of that question.)
     
  8. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    For Spring/Summer:

    1 of everything = $8,314.25
    That's 317 products.
    96 (30.3%) $10 or less
    73 (23.0%) $10.25-$15
    39 (12.3%) $15.25-$20
    38 (12.0%) $20.25-$30
    29 (9.1%) $30.25-$40
    11 (3.5%) $40.25-$50
    18 (5.7%) $50.25-$100
    13 (4.1%) $100.25 or more

    These totals include the Mid-Season products, but not this year's HWC.

    (I've got a spreadsheet I put together that has all this stuff in it. Go ahead and say it- Gillian already did in another thread- I'm a dork!)

    Please note that more than half of the items in our catalog are $15 or less!!
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  9. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Your'e crazy Ann!! But Thank you! :D
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  10. yummy4tummy

    yummy4tummy Advanced Member

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    wow Ann

    color me IMPRESSED!
    LOL. seriously, nice work. Valky
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  11. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    $155.00! Become a consultant and earn everything for FREE!!!!
     
  12. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    What's really crazy about my spreadsheet is that I stopped deleting things from it. I have a column that is for the last catalog something was included (so the coffee has F06). If that column is populated, it changes the color of the whole line to grey, so I can see that it's not a current item. But I can look things up if a customer asks about something, and tell them, "Sorry, we haven't carried that since Spring 2003."
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  13. gilliandanielle

    gilliandanielle Legend Member

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    Awesome work Ann! HO should sub you out!
     
  14. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    (moves Ann to category "Beyond Geek")

    Um, that's impressive work there, Ann.

    (I doubt anyone at Microsoft knows how to do that.)
     
  15. yummy4tummy

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    can you send the file to me? Valky
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  16. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I think she'd be able to sell it up here!

    Ann, there's big loot in subscriptions and syndication!
     
  17. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah, but then I have to track things, and I'm not a very organized person. (Now Jill will disown me!)

    I put the file into the attached Zip archive. It's an Excel spreadsheet, so I couldn't just upload it by itself.

    Sheet one is the Well-stocked Kitchen list, but I think I missed a product or two, since my total isn't the same as HO's (I created a couple registries this morning and populated them with the list - so easy!).
    Sheet two is the product list. It only includes things since I've been a consultant. Lines that are yellow are products that were in the catalog then and are still in it now. Grey are discontinued products.
    Sheet three is the stats and a couple of graphs, in case there are any uber-nerds out there.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
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  18. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ditto here (File) - Janet

    Ann - Did you also put filters in it to do your counts/subtotals, etc?
     
  19. yummy4tummy

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    thanks for sharing without a fee Ann. So nice of you. You can charge KG. LOL Valky
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  20. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I like the pie chart. Do you have a meringue version?
     
  21. lisacb77

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    Ann you rock! I'd been wanting to update this flier (attached) someone posted here last fall but hadn't had a chance. Here it is gang!!
     

    Attached Files:

    Feb 6, 2007
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  22. yummy4tummy

    yummy4tummy Advanced Member

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    That would be me...I'm famous. Hehehe Valky
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  23. jenwallace

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    Thanks so much Ann! You rock!
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  24. rebeccastt

    rebeccastt Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Wow Ann. That is impressive! We're not worthy....we're not worthy!!!
     
    Feb 6, 2007
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  25. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    You're right.

    We're Cheffers.

    ;)
     
  26. pamperedharriet

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    Great job!

    :) Thanks so much Ann! Very resourceful!
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2007
  27. pamperedharriet

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    Thanks Lisa for revising the flyer too!
     
  28. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Sorry, just whipped topping. Not even real cream... *sigh*
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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  29. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Well, there's a pie-in-the-face.
     
  30. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    mmm..... apple pi a la mode.... 3.14 slices, please.

    Bake it with the Pie Crust Shield!
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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  31. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    π are not square. π are round.
     
  32. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    The door is a jar
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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  33. lisacb77

    lisacb77 Veteran Member

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    You're welcome! Thanks to y'all for sharing :) If it wasn't for this site I'd never look as cool as I do ;)
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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  34. Paige Dixon

    Paige Dixon Veteran Member

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    there's ways to use your work time to make money, and ways to just work....
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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  35. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    You guys are so funny!!!

    I was actually going to guess that the total would be something over 7,000 because about 2 years ago a gal in my hosp. cluster had a girl at a show that ordered 1 of almost everything in the catalog. She was a young gal just built a new house and had nothing to put in it. Now keep in mind this young gal had a ton of money (and not a clue as to what to do with it all) from being an heir to one of the casinos here in MN.

    must be nice hugh?
     
  36. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I have no idea.

    But I'd love to find out.
     
  37. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    Does she have a single brother for me? Oh wait...I am already married...damn.
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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  38. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Hey - gopher it. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery a lot more enjoyable.
     
  39. genburk

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    You guys have put too much work into this.:rolleyes:

    ... and I can't believe that TKG missed this one:eek:

    .... and he usually catches ALL of these:p

    The question was ------



    TKG should have simply answered :






    2 3/4" x 6" ...... no 'bigger' than anyones else's check !! :D :D
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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  40. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    Good one Tina!
    Look out KG...you've got competition!
     
    Feb 7, 2007
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