Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wearing two hats- Mike & Marti Korba of The Old Shed and Pure and Simple
Dealers Mike & Marti Korba are both participants in Tailgate-Music Valley as well as successful show promoters of Pure & Simple. This annual show in Kokomo, Indiana draws great dealers and large crowds of happy customers. I asked them what they have learned by being on "both sides of the fence" and what are reasonable expectations of dealers and promoters:
A respect and love for the Antique business is a necessity, keeping in mind that quality Dealers represent the finished product
Promoters spend numerous dollars and time organizing a successful Show
In this business all you have is your word and a good reputation; say what you will do and THEN do what you say.
The Show is only as good as the Dealers you promote; as your dealers are the total foundation in which you can build a sound and successful show year after year. It’s simple .. the promoter works for the dealers.
Bring over the top merchandise
Knowledge of the wares they are selling
Should never buy or sell anything they wouldn’t have in their own home
Bring merchandise that is suited for the type of Show you are representing