I just got back from doing an art show around Chicago. I’ve always
done well in the past but this year business was very slow, and not
just for me because I checked with other jewelry artists there too.
People liked my stuff but kept their hands in their pockets. Not many
people carrying packages either.
I also noticed that traffic was lighter than normal coming back
I talked to some shoppers and they said that they have been payingas
high as $2.50/gal and have cut way back on their driving. They do
their errands and go home and sit.
Are there any jewelers in the Chicago area out their in Orchid Land
and have you noticed any change in sales since gas prices went
crazy??? I’m supposed to go back again in a week and do another show
(different town) and now I’m having second thoughts. Your thoughts
oin the subject would be appreciated.
Carol in Kalamazoo