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Old 01-11-2010, 07:11 PM
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Is this Jan unusually slow or is every Jan this way?

Since I took the plunge and started selling knives in mid '09 I've been fairly busy. I've taken quite a few orders and made quite a few spec knives. All of my spec knives have gone within a few weeks after completion.....except for recently. I'm wondering if this is typical for Jan or if I'm just making the wrong spec knives. I know a lot of people are low on cash after the holidays so maybe this is normal. Are any of the rest of you experiencing the same thing?


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Old 01-14-2010, 12:07 PM
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I don't know about knife sales, but I know a lot of people strapped for cash between the holidays and about the time income tax return checks come around. . .
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:27 AM
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January is always a slow time of year. For me, selling pipes and the occasional knife, the time between September and Christmas is the busiest. I think it's a mix of Christmas presents, and people having a little extra cash - though this past year wasn't anywhere near as busy as it has been in previous years.

I did sell more knives this year though, which made up for the light pipe sales.

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