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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Signs Express, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Signs Express

    Signs Express Member

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    We quoted a small job a couple months ago for a local bridal store. I just noticed they had a new sign up and are now offering: bridal wear, travel services, novelties, lingerie and you guessed it.... SIGNS! It must have seemed like I was going to make a heaping piles of cash on those two corrugated plastic signs. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Will they specialize in magnetic JUST MARRIED signs?
    Banners with pix of the happy couple for use at the reception?
    Just think of all the Bridezilla-type clients they are going to get.
    They can have 'em!
    Love....Jill
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Sounds like a well-rounded store.


    They probably sell pigs and dead chickens out back.
     
  4. Rodi

    Rodi Very Active Member

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    Think on the bright side, you will probably have some used but great condition of equipment to buy in a year.
     
  5. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    Many party rental shops have large format printers........
     
  6. Just Another Sign Guy

    Just Another Sign Guy Very Active Member

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    honestly I have never seen these people as competition. The majority of us are or should be concentrating our efforts on business to business sales. Personally the walk ins that want a birthday banner for their 8 year old or a wedding banner are the biggest time wasters and the most likely to be shocked at the pricing and most likely to bust out a roll of butcher paper and do it themselves...in my experience.

    the majority of the prospects that the typical sign company should be trying to attract are not going to go to a wedding boutique to buy their signs....
     
  7. binki

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    the art store across the street from us has a roland printer and does full color banners at $4/sq ft.
     
  8. Signs Express

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    Ouch.
     
  9. speedmedia

    speedmedia Very Active Member

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    lol.... Funny stuff. Maybe they bought a CriCut?

    Thanks,
    kurt
     
  10. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    "Mah culluhs ah Blush and Bashful!"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnz94wSOw40
    (skip to the 1:10 mark)
    Can you imagine the crap they will have to put up with?
    :)
    Maybe the lady who wanted the lighted American flag sign that says Happy Birthday Emily will call them, since I didn't have one in stock!
     
  11. signgal

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    Fortunately, these people usually bring in business for us because they suck so bad, people look for a legitimate shop! We always joke over here about the odd combo of business too and all the businesses one owner goes through... we get alot of foreign nationals needing work visas LOL
     
  12. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
    Jill's link will suck the manhood right out of you. Do not click. Do not watch. I've got to go wrestle a grizzly bear now to get back what I just lost.
    Bad. Bad. Bad.
     
  13. mark in tx

    mark in tx Very Active Member

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    Seen some flower shops try to get into printing banners.

    How they plan to make up the cost of a 20-30k printer by selling $15.00 paper banners is beyond me.
     
  14. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    If only they rented dvd's... I could do all my shopping in one convenient location.
     
  15. Marlene

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    Wow, what a coincidence, we just started selling bridal gowns! we thought, what the heck we make signs so the next logical step is bridal gowns!
     
  16. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    There are places like that around here. They have vinyl cutters to make Just Married stuff. They don't push outside sales at all.
     
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