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ted french
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I did ok pitching magic dvds for beginers. One obstacle I faced was the language barrier most of the customers were spanish speaking. Many potential buyers wanted instructions in Spanish. Next weekend I am trying the splat balls I think that will fix the language barrier. Any suggestions?
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Ted,

Give us some details - tell us some stories. What are your take aways?

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Kim
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I would be interested also.
I have checked out a couple of flea markets around my area and it also seems that at several that the majority of both customers and vendors were hispanic speaking people,so I am not sure how well the pitch would go over.
ted french
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As some of you may know for the past 3 years I have worked with http://www.papercranemagic.com producing magic DVDs for magicians. When we first started out we made a few DVDs designed for laymen. Those DVDs are what I pitch. I have pitched them at guns shows and have been pleased with the #'s usually 500 to 700 for two days. The gun shows are a lot of fun too so its not like working. The flea market is a completely different animal, at least at the mexican flea market. I did about 6 hours and walked away with 100 bucks. Not great but considering the language issue I think it was very good. I talked to other vendors and they were very impressed with those numbers, which to be honest was a little scary. I have another booth on a different side of town with a completely different customer base so I think the communication will be much easier and the money and foot traffic will be much better. The flea market I was at is also in a poor area and the new flea market is much nicer.

I am considering not pitching magic but instead selling the splat balls. I will keep yall posted.
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