It’s that time of year, where I gather my soaps, spread them over a table, and somehow entice strangers to give me money in exchange for them.
I started doing this a few years ago, with mixed success. Around Christmas, I tend to do amazingly. The rest of the year, I’ve come to the conclusion that nobody gives a shit about super awesome luxury soap. Ok, I get it, most people don’t spend $5 on soap for themselves. But they SHOULD. It’s BETTER. Anyway, so I decided to give a few summer markets a try, including two on Granville St as a part of Viva Vancouver.
I’ve always considered it a success if I make back my table fee. Well, if so, then today was a success! My total profit, after my table fee: $9 and a bottle of hand lotion I traded with my market-neighbour. Not exactly a raging profit, especially considering my costs OTHER than the table fee… but that’s cool, this is a fun hobby, not a money making venture. From talking to other vendors, I actually did pretty well. I mean, I at least made back my table fee…
Want some soap? I got soap.
In case you’re curious, I have:
and the runaway surprise success of the day, I have a few bars left of Honey Vanilla.
I deliver anywhere in the downtown core. Or I’ll do illicit soap trades at any skytrain station. $5/bar!