Continental Sales
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 12:12:36 EST
Subject: Re: Bridal Fairs & "Outside" Vendors

I recently received an email from  Sharmaleigh Luft in regards to a reply 
that I made to her posting regarding outside vendors.....  

she was right about one thing....  I should have posted my reply and not made 
a personal....  so here is the reply...and the answer.... 

for the record I was not judging but giving my opinion from years of 
experience...  I am sorry if I have offended, but like Wynn said, "... those 
of you who are new and under-capitalized (aren't we all!), please respect 
those who have paid for their booths as many of them are just like you, but 
have somehow found a way to pay for the booth in order to promote and build 
their business.  We've all been there and understand and sympathize with you, 
but we've worked very hard to get where we are.  We're confident that you too 
will someday be where we are and perhaps will better understand our side of 
it as well."

Maria Pilios CBA
"Ain't That Special" Balloon Decorating Company
Norwalk California

In a message dated 1/12/00 4:58:53 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< Subj:     Re: Bridal Fairs & "Outside" Vendors
 Date:  1/12/00 4:58:53 PM Pacific Standard Time
 My My- SO my presence provides a threat?  PLEASE!  THis list is not for
 judging, it is for helping, so don't bother me with the "personal" post-
 remember the phrase- if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't
 say anything at all"?  I WAS a paid vendor in the eyes of those around
 me and the producer of the show- my business runs out of my husbands. 
 Sorry if I stepped on your toes........BTW- please sign off next time
 with your name.
 Sharmaleigh Luft
 Serendipity Party Decor
 Calgary, AB   Canada wrote:
 > In a message dated 1/11/00 8:30:31 PM Pacific Standard Time,
 > writes:
 > <<
 >  If you still feel, that this is wrong- try again to start out- young and
 >  unfinanced- the only thing you have is a mind-set and excitement, is
 >  there another way?
 >  Just my 2 or maybe 4 cents,
 >  Sharmaleigh Luft
 >  Serendipity Party Decor
 >  Calgary, AB  Canada
 >   >>
 > I have already paid my dues and I remember what it was like to start 
 > I am all for giving credit where credit is due, except when you are
 > encroaching on someone elses territory....  you were not a paid vendor and
 > therefor did not earn the right to have cards or anything else visable.....
 > I stand behind what I say and hope that you remember this when someone does
 > the same to you.....