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Old 10-01-2017, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Interesting lesson learned this morning. I posted photos of a kitless fountain pen I made on Facebook. Nice pen (if I do say so myself) - red/black ebonite with black ebonite trim. Buried pocket clip and Bock #5 nib.
Facebook Response: Six "likes" and one "share" (by my wife) over a five day period.

Then I posted these - Sierras with whiskey barrel blanks, each accompanied in the photo by a sample bottle of the respective label from which the barrels came.
Facebook Response: Forty "likes," six "shares," and dozens of comments including two orders - all in less than five hours.

Lesson: I probably need new friends!
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Just made one today with the WC Wrench pen kit and certified Jim Beam wood. Drilled the blank and had a hangover all day!
Two orders- good! The first of many. I would say that people like certified wood, whether it's from a distillery, Bethlehem olive wood, etc. Such pens are a sign of something different from the mainstream materials.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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OK, so what are you selling ? .... the pen or the booze ?

Whatever .... congratulations !!! . I think I am using the wrong materials, or something !
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That is a step above of Marketing 101. Congrats.
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Pens are beautiful. I find the bottles distracting, but I'm not a big drinker. Whatever moves your product though is all good.


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I may have ordered a few more whiskey/etc blanks after reading this for the show I have next week... and there may have been instructions to the wife to drop by the ABC store... What was that they say about imitation?
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