Joined: 16 Nov 2008
|Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:21 pm Post subject: Flared Trousers (in bright colours - mostly red)
|"Those of you who like to have "Adult Glow Sticks" for the Procession Season may have noticed there was a shortage last year? One reason for this is that I sold most of my stock to a firework company. Others may have sold them during the season, but most of these probably came from myself in the first place. I am aware of a small number that were independently sourced from a supplier in Oxford (a fellow member of the firework trade, with whom I am familiar).
The reason I sold my stock elsewhere, last year, is that for two years running I had people fail to pay me for products they received (and have long since used/resold). One person still owes me £105 from three years ago (and also owes Eugene, who is kind enough to bring them down to Sussex for me, £75). Another person owes me £199 from two years ago.
I'm unlikely to ever see this money. In the second case, the person concerned was reselling my *stolen* stock for double (or perhaps treble) what they didn't pay me for!
I won't publicly name the two individuals involved (one has been prominent on this forum). I can understand that people often have cash-flow problems (I constantly do myself), but when people fail to even make contact to find a solution, I loose sympathy.
I've been involved with (and have been an active supporter of) Bonfire since 1998. I've taken an active part in many Processions. I initially began selling the AGS's to fund my visits to Sussex, but it has grown over the years. I don't do this for a living, just to make a little extra. I have to pay to collect, store and transport these - and I have consistently kept the price as low as possible.
I am not a charity, however - and I'm not willing to be ripped off again!
I will have plentiful stock this season (the unit price is going to have to increase to £1.25, as my costs increase all the time - and I've held the £1 price for over 8 years). I will now only supply them to:
1. People who pay *before* delivery (or in exceptional cases, on delivery - however, no money, no product!)
2. People I know and trust, who have never failed to pay (you know who you are)
I hope you all understand my reason for posting this message and that everyone who wants "Adult Glow Sticks" will obtain them a fair price and not line the pockets of thieves.
Order early to avoid disappointment!!
I would like to publicly thank Eugene for his help. He is a TRUE friend and great supporter of Bonfire!
Many thanks - and here's to a fun (and bright!) Bonfire season