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Old 12-21-2012, 10:29 AM   #19
Steve Huff
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7,248

Stock first what you would play with. If the business is slow, at least you have what you use (or would like to try). Go to the middle schools and high schools and speak with the coach and kids, leave some handouts etc. I began by stringing middle schooler's strings for $5 (including the string), 10 for high schoolers and my normal prices for adults. I had a few synthetics (you could have nylons) for middle schoolers, and a synthetics and polys that I could put in high schoolers' frames. As they requests for more popular strings began, slowly, I discontinued the really cheaper strings. I still give kids a huge discount, and I carry lots of strings (probably 40-50 reels + 150-200 sets of string. Maybe too much. Oh well.
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