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Shun blue steel giveaways

Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:05 pm

So, some of our larger suppliers offer us advertising discounts called co-op advertising. The intended use for this is basically a kick back to retailers so they can buy print or other types of ads using the supplier products. This year Shun offered us about $5000 in ad money to spend. We rarely use the money since we don't advertise much but I got to thinking and came up with an idea. I asked them to send me a bunch of Shun Blue Steel knives so I could give them away both here and on our facebook page. They accepted the idea so as soon as we get our first dozen knives I'll stary giving them away. This should happen soon. Just a way to give back to you guys that have made our store and this forum what it is today.

Now I need to find a way to get Takeda and Konosuke to do this for us. :)

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:17 pm

Cool idea!

Thanks

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:48 pm

Another reason why you have loyal customers!

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:39 pm

Awesome -- thanks!

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:21 pm

That sounds very cool! Well done Mark.

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:00 am

Thanks Mark for looking out for us :)

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:43 am

awesomeness! looking forward to seeing them. and maybe winning one. lol.

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:49 pm

Ummm, give away one of those petty's and limit the entrants to Adam's from Nebraska!! :)

Just teasing, but seriously a great idea.

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Mark:

My suggestion would be that you make the call without putting it out to competition, as I reckon you want to "honor" your good clients - based on this presumption, ship to who you deem fit, as a competition based scenario means the unit can go to a one time customer......just my 2c.......

To ease the overheads I would recommend that the recipient pay the shipping charges.

Comments welcome people......??????


:)

Re: Shun blue steel giveaways

Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:59 pm

Mad Rookie Wrote: My suggestion would be that you make the call without putting it out to competition, as I reckon you want to "honor" your good clients..

To use an approach like this seems more like a kickback than a giveaway. To even mention this in a public forum seems a bit dishonorable. Kickbacks are common place although they are typically done under the table.

To give something away, anything, is always an interesting proposition especially when it's not done in person to determine if the gift fits a need.

Seems like helping to name a knife, or something similar, would be a nice way to go. Mckemaus proposing Tamashii would be one example.

another 2 cents, we're almost at a nickel.
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