Monster Garage Sale
Dew is the Queen of LETS retail sales. Her volume of sales in Wairarapa
GDE is more than 3 times as much as her nearest rival. In fact,
her exploits have received such wide recognition that she's been
invited to speak at an International Money Symposium being held
in Germany in July 2003.
how can Helen afford to travel to Germany for such a notable occasion?
Simple. Hold a fund-raising Monster Garage Sale and coincide it
with the usual LETS Trading Day.
here's a glimpse of how it all went �
stall holders were all due to arrive at the hall at 8.30am, so Helen
was on her way out the door by 7.00am, even though the market hall
was just 2 blocks away.
hall was on the main road through Carterton, so any traffic coming
in or out of town was bound to notice it. As well as that, yesterday's
(Friday's) newspaper had these 3 advertisements promoting the garage
the Wairarapa WHAT'S ON section)
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 � Green Dollar Exchange - Market/Garage Sale/Auction,
St.Mary's hall, corner High and King streets, Carterton, 9.30am
- noon, a fundraiser for Helen Dew's conference in Germany. Contact
Ruth C**** 379-****. Public Presentation - at 1pm, hear James Taris
tell how he has used green dollars touring eight countries and in
Australia. Contact Helen Dew 379-****.
the Wairarapa Garage Sale section)
GARAGE sale Market/Garage Sale/Auction, St.Marys Hall, cnr High
and King streets, Carterton, Sat 5th April 9.30am - 12 noon.
GARAGE sale monster auction market, St.Marys hall cnr High and King
streets, Carterton, Sat 5th April 9.30am - 12 noon. Enquiries ph
attracted lots of passing trade.
bright yellow sandwich boards had been displayed outside the church
hall for the previous 3 days. One simply wrote, 'MARKET', and the
other one wrote, 'Saturday, April 5, 9.30am - 12.00'.
other stallholders began arriving after 8am. And there were lots
of them, with lots of products. Why such a good response? Because
these traders were going to sell their products for Green Dollars
to LETS members and CASH to the public! Not a bad incentive for
stallholders to turn up.
couple of stalls were set up inside the hall alongside Helen's stall,
but because the weather was so fine, Helen suggested most traders
set up their stalls outside the church, virtually on the street.
This proved to be a great visual crowd stopper, and by 9.45am the
traders were inundated with buyers. By 11.30am the trading had simmered
right down, but Helen hadn't finished yet. She was about to off-load
almost all her unsold goods by auction. The auctioneer arrived just
before 12.00 and within an hour had cleared all her unwanted items,
much of it purchased by the remaining LETS traders for unbelievably
cheap prices, as low as NZ$1 per box. Not a bad result for one morning's
Green Dollar Exchange Presentation
after the auction we had a lunch break which was followed by my
'LETS Favours' presentation. My audience was made up of about 14
die-hards, but they were all pleased that they'd stayed to hear
the stories I had to share with them. A couple of hours later I
was packed and on my way back to Wellington, driven there by Jan,
one of the traders who was also in Wellington GDE.
Grant had organized a Farewell Party for me tonight, and it was
a Karaoke night at the Innkeeper Hotel. About 20 people attended
and we had a great time. Lots of us got up to sing, and I managed
to squeeze in 4 songs for the night (It's Not Unusual, YMCA, Who
Put The Bomp, I'm Henry VIII).
article is taken from the ebook,
Land of the LETS Green
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