The store's grand opening sale was on Saturday. Even though we've been soft open since mid December, we didn't start advertising till now.
RO created a big event for the sale. We rented hollywood search lights. We catered. We had a stagered sale. 10% off from 10am to 1pm. 20% of from 1pm to 5pm. 30% of from 5pm to 7pm, and 40% off after 7pm.
The customers worked hard to get things at 40% off. Before 7pm, one lady went around the store and hid the items she wanted under scarves.
It was very busy before 7pm. After that it was was a mad house. We were wrapping and ringing non-stop till 10pm. The small stuff was easy. Quickly packing the big stuff, chairs, book shelves, paintings and other art, was back breaking work.
That night I could only dream of bubble wrap and price checking.
It's a big load off my chest that the store will be successful. Still, this isn't easy money We are working hard for our dollars.
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