Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Monthly Sale for April Now Up

This is it folks. The final picture that we've all been warned about. The picture so heinous and horrible that Mikey needed to prewarn us all to its offensiveness.
But let us not forget.
The purpose of this exercise is to announce the arrival of the next Fantasy In Glass Monthly Sale as found here.
Very sorry for the pictures...
Post # 3 in Mikey's attempt to desensitize his customers to the pending horrific picture about to be unleashed upon the great unwashed...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Continuing in our conscientious vein to protect and warn our customers of the pending dread of a horrific picture of Zenia signifying FIG's next monthly sale, we offer the next in a series in our attempt to desensitize you to the pending horror about to unfold...

Monday, 29 March 2010

An unflattering picture of Zenia always signals the arrival of another monthly sale at Fantasy In Glass.
This month's picture is so frightful and heinous that Mikey understands and recognizes that his customers must be pre-warned and prepared for the horror about to unfold.
For that reason, we will be conducting an extensive public service over the next few days by posting progressively ever-increasingly horrifying and frightful pictures of Zenia to prepare you for the worst...
Oh yeah, the Monthly Sale gets posted at the end, on March 31...

Friday, 26 March 2010

This Saturday Only

60/40 Solder- 5.5 lbs (not 5 lbs like most other places)
(cash/debit, limit 1/customer)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Yippee! We Just Can't Wait!

Today at 12:30, the Canadian Dollar just crossed the 99 cent mark!
Last time we checked, the U.S. surcharge for a weak (?) CDN dollar was at an extra 5.1% (actual difference is 0.44 or less than 1/2 of 1%).
That means that when our dollar hits just over 1.01 U.S. we'll get a rebate of over 5%! Yippee!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

What the Heck- Why Not?

Let's put a limited number of the Taurus 3 Ringsaws on sale, but just until this Saturday at...
$456.78 (cash/debit)!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Just a Small Rant- More To Come

We have been buying supplies from a price list originally based on a Canadian Dollar of around 85 cents. Yet we pay an added premium of 5.1% over those prices while our dollar currently sits at 98.4 cents (I know, 5.1% extra on a dollar that actually costs only 1.6% more has even me puzzled).

We've had new price lists issued over the past few months and yet the U.S. dollar premium still remains.
I have to wonder how they calculate their landed cost of goods if it's not based on the dollar they actually paid with.

This makes the purpose of the long-time practice of having a surcharge suspect.

Today, the CDN dollar is over 98.4 cents and the surcharge is 5.1%.

Using these numbers, when (if) our dollar hits over $1.01, we should see a Canadian Dollar rebate of 5%.

Can't wait to see what happens...

Thursday, 11 March 2010

A Little Bit of Housekeeping

Upcoming seminars-
Intro to Fusing (for those who have little or no knowledge)- Sat. March 27
Hands-On Lead- (build your first lead panel)- Sat. April 10
Beginner Stained Glass- Evenings- Tues. March 23 start date (8 weeks)
Beginner Stained Glass- Days- Wed. April 7 start date (6 weeks)
Intermediate Stained Glass- Evenings- Wed. March 24 start date (8 weeks)
Intermediate Stained Glass- Days- Fri. April 16 to May 21 (6 weeks)

Go here for more details on Courses and here for info on our seminars.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

This Blog Thingy

I've been been writing a diary, or 'blog' as they call it today, since June 2003.
I sometimes have a hard time believing that- gas was 48 cents a litre, solder was $5.99/lb, I didn't even know Gary Brown and we had a choice amongst wholesale suppliers in Canada.
Blog software has made it way too easy to do this diary thingy.
Posts can happen instantly and news gets passed on quicker and more frequently, the layout is pretty cool, and the ability to scroll through past posts is quite easy.
But, more importantly, it allows you a chance to add your own comments!
Agree or disagree, you are invited to offer your views and the best thing about this is that you can do so anonymously if you like. It's up to you to decide whether your comments get directed to me privately or to the blog's public viewing area- you choose.
Secondly, you are invited to subscribe to this blog and get all my rants delivered to your mailbox whenever they appear here. Just make use of the subscribe button at the bottom of this page.

Monday, 1 March 2010

March 2010 Monthly Sale

... is now up for your perusal. Go here.
Even more significant is the continuing tradition of posting another unflattering poster of Zenia.