Just curious as to some of your thoughts on the varied auctions/innovative ideas I’ve seen some shops start utilizing to sell books?
I’ve been very impressed with the ideas I’ve seen and commend shops for coming up with ideas to make money during these tough times, but I honestly am very surprised at the amount of people who jump at the chance to “gamble” (so to speak).
I get the allure of it all…but I see people doing raffles for things like a hundred dollar book and getting like 3x, 4x, 5x the worth when all is said and done. I’ve seen even crazier examples.
It’s especially interesting given all the talk about ruined economy, times are tough. That may be, but I’m seriously watching people dole out large amounts of cash on these type of gambling type raffles/blind bag things and I just don’t get it. I’d far rather take my cash and just buy a book. I’ve never been a gambler and maybe that is the point I’m missing I suppose.
Again, kudos to the shops that are making ends meet doing it! I don’t have issue with that. You do you and they didn’t ask to be put in this bind!
Is this something you love to take part in, or do you feel like it is a bit of a racket? I’m the type who would rather call my shop owner and say…I’ve got an extra $100…what you got… I want to support you.