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post #16 of 18

Sorry that happened to you. In other news, you live in my favorite city on the planet. I LOVE Paris!

post #17 of 18

Is this a raflle or on-site auction event? Are you allowed to just donate a dessert cake? I don't offer those as a sale option, they only go to charities.

 

I recommend cut-and-run with charity donations. A dessert cake is pretty, people can enjoy them that night, and they will generally get the biggest $$ for the charity.

 

The big cakes look fantastic, but nobody goes for it because who wants to suddenly own a huge special event cake they weren't expecting.

 

A $ off coupon sounds good, until you've got someone with their $50-off coupon trying to order 2 cookies and demanding the rest back in cash. Your potential customer is now ready to become your worst enemy over a $2 raffle ticket.

 

Then there's % off coupons. Great for someone who expects to have a wedding, but not easily noticed at a charity event, and doesn't usually bring in a lot of bids/raffle tickets.

 

The biggest reason not to give coupons - The winner is now your customer... no matter how unpleasant, agressive, nit-picky or dim-witted they may be. There are some people who are more trouble than they are worth, and you want to be able to weed them out.

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post #18 of 18
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You're right about the coupon which is what this is (it's in a raffle) & the winner wants a cake for 300 people on a 5€ ticket. Sure. The coupon was for 1 big cake or 2 small ones, although I said only one cake for 30 people for this years one to avoid any confusion.

And yes, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world, I fell in love with it when I came on a school trip, came back and told my parents "I'm going to live in Paris" & 5 years later did just that, forward 20 years and I'm still in love with this city.

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