I have a really dumb question. I haven't been very active lately and I am lucky to have 1 show a month. Is it the same as last year to where the new products were available for purchase in August as a product preview month or are they strictly not available until September 1. I know the catalogs are not supposed to be used until then (but I will be lucky if I can get a show in). Also, if any over you have ever been in a slump such a this and have any advice, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!