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Newsletter for the weeks of January 8, 2014 (Yes! our weeks start on Wednesday)

Highlights this week:  Oshkosh Estate Sale, Store info, reminders, updates and previews


Upcoming Sales

 

 

STORE CHANGES FOR THE NEW YEAR
We have some new things in store for the year as we work to improve and change our business.  Highlights of these changes are below:
1. We have introduced a monthly auction that will help us clear out our warehouse and store more quickly
2. Reintroduction of the purple sticker.  This means that items will be full priced for two weeks, 25% off for one week and half off for one week.
3.  Quarter day changes:  Items Under $10 will be a quarter on quarter day (Sunday).  Items $10-$19.99 will be 75% off and items $20 to $199.00 will be 60% off and items $200 and over will remain half off.
4.  We have eliminated the book section, clothing section and quarter tables.  You will find the clothes, books and quarter table items at our junk sales and auctions.
5.  We have created an ebay, craigslist, bumblepuppy online auction and store office.  We are  accepting consignments for these venues starting in mid January.  Please wait until you see our terms and consitions before bringing in items to consign to this venue.  We expect to be open for consignment in these areas soon.
6.  We've also switched around our booth at the Fox River Antique Mall.  Everything in it is either $5 or $10.  
7.  We've signed on for a booth at Originals Antique Mall in Oshkosh.  Look for our items there starting in mid January


Other news and announcements:

  1. Bumble Puppy is hiring.  Bumblepuppy is hiring a FULL TIME POSITION.  Persons applying need to be available to work almost every Friday, Saturday, Monday in addition to two other rotating days.  Most weeks will average 40 hours.  Some weeks will be more (so the applicant needs to be able to work overtime) and others may be less.  The average hours worked per week during a year will be 40.  We are seeking people with a positive attitude that can lift at least 50 pounds, be on their feet all day and have availability during the weekdays and also possibly some weekends.  job responsibilities would include customer service in the store, estate sale set up, store set up, etc.  Strong customer service skills are a must.  Knowledge of antiques and collectibles pricing a bonus, design and decorating skills also desired. The ability to list a minimum of 4 items on ebay per hour also desired.  Computer skills are helpful as we move into additional online sales. If you are looking for an interesting full time job, this may be for you.  Be warned that this is hard work and not all estates are created the same.  This is not a job where you will be sitting.  This is not a job where you will be digging for treasure.  This is not a job where you will be able to stay clean on a daily basis.  This is not a job for the feint of heart or for those who may run in fear of rodents.  Pay $9-$13 an hour depending upon experience.  Apply at the store or send letter of interest and resume to  bumblepuppysales@gmail.com.  At this time BumblePuppy is unable to offer health insurance.  Full time employees receive holiday pay in addition to other benefits.  This position will be added to the team in January or February.
  2. We are looking for bulk buyers for clothing and books.  Purchase by the garbage bag for clothes and by the box for books.  These are not smelly/yucky items.  They are in good condition.
  3. We could use some boxes and bags.  If you have extra bags and boxes laying around and you can bring them to us, we would appreciate it.
  4. As always, if you refer an estate to us and we end up doing an onsite sale at the house, you will receive a $100 referral bonus!  We just need to know who referred the customer to us!  Please note that the person who is doing the state needs to mention you specifically so we know to get you your referral bonus.
  5. Cleanouts!  Interested in getting a lot of merchandise for a bulk price?  We are looking for people to give us a quote on cleaning out estate sale leftovers from some of our estate sales.  If you are interested in being on our list, please contact us!
  6. BumblePuppy received our Auction House license this fall.  We are excited to offer this new sales venue.  We are working on our online sales platform as we speak and will soon offer online auctions as well as weeknight and possible other special auctions.
  7. We are seeking guest bloggers!  Do you have a passion for collecting, antiques, decorating, junking, etc!  Please let us know.  Guest bloggers receive a BumblePuppy coupon as well as recognition on our blog and links back to your own blog, business or page! 

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If you are interested in reading past newsletters they can be accessed on mailchimp here:        http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=c714795043305dcb458531697&id=155e72da5b  There is also an RSS feed that you can link to your browser or device to get additional access to newsletters if email is not your preferred delivery method!

BumblePuppy uses other social media platforms as well.  Did you know we offer a FourSquare discount?  Congratulations to Alyssa M. for being our current Mayor.  She's checked in two times in sixty days.  You can be the mayor if you check in more often!  Mayors receive 5% off!   Check in with FourSquare to see what the heck this is...        https://foursquare.com/v/bumblepuppy-sales/4eb46ed78b81a81f901e9d47

We are on Pinterest too!  We have a pretty extensive board dealing with fabulous ways to upcycle and repurpose old things.  If you are interested, give it a look!        http://www.pinterest.com/bumblepuppy/repurposed/

 

Flea Market Info

FREE Admission and Parking

The BumblePuppy Winter Flea Markets are in their third year. We have room for over 50 vendors at our market and are often completely full. Vendors are selling a variety of wares including antiques, collectibles, baked goods, new items, garage sale items, junk, repurposed objects, as well as direct sales vendors like Avon, Pampered Chef and more. Vendors change each month. If you’d like to sign up to be a vendor, please check out our vendor page.

Janel Bedor (920) 213-0927

BumblePuppy Sales

621 Westhill Blvd
Appleton, WI 54914

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