Question about prices

Posted on: Mon, 11/04/2002 - 7:42am
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The local newspaper is coming to interview me Wed. about peanut allergies and how they inspired me to create my shirts, etc.

If you haven't seen them, please visit [url="http://www.macmavens.com"]www.macmavens.com[/url] and just follow the "got food allergies" link to the products.

QUESTION: Are the prices too high? I initially sold a few things, then nothing for a few weeks. I could use some feedback on this from those of you who have seen them, said you liked them, but not bought anything. Is it the price? Or do you think the price is reasonable?

Thanks,

Leslea

Posted on: Tue, 11/26/2002 - 5:39am
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Leslea:
I really really like your lunch box but when I figure it's $23.00 U.S., convert to Canadian which is around 45 cents on the US dollar, the price jumps pretty high, then factoring in taxes and then shipping costs, and duty at the border, etc. it's a pretty expensive lunchbox.
It is definately a gift idea for me to tell our relatives in Arizona to buy for Syd for her next birthday, then they can send it up to us as a gift (no duty that way), and she'll be going to JK around her next birthday, so it will be a perfectly timed gift - hope you get enough orders between now and then to stay afloat in business! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 12/10/2002 - 12:24pm
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Thanks for the response!!!!
We were written up today in the local newspaper:
[url="http://www.courier-journal.com/features/2002/12/20021210.html"]http://www.courier-journal.com/features/2002/12/20021210.html[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 12/10/2002 - 3:56pm
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Leslea, what a GREAT article!!!

Posted on: Wed, 12/11/2002 - 11:29am
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What an absolutely excellent article. Thank you on our behalf for putting the word out - they really did a great profile. The fact that you were treated so poorly by the playgroup mom's really bothered me. The family who lost their daughter was heartbreaking.

Posted on: Thu, 12/12/2002 - 5:22am
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Thanks, you all.
The article was ALMOST not very good. The reporter, bless her heart, meant well, but misunderstood the info that Dr. gave her, THEN, someone from the local school system told her that out of 79,000 kids in JCPS, there were ZERO cases of peanut allergy.
If you'll notice, they made a big point in the sidebar of talking about how the schools deal w/ the allergies. This is because I had a huge hissy fit over the misinformation that was destined for the article. I called Dr. Sublett while he was out of town at a conference--not even my child's doctor, mind you! Then I called Jane Morris, the mother who lost her daughter and founded the AAEGroup in the next county over. I basically "rallied the troops."
I was lying awake in bed at night going "oh, no...what have I done? The C-J is going to print erroneous info and some kids are going to die, and it will be my fault because I wanted to talk about these damn tee shirts..." It really was weighing on me.
In the past, before I became this big-mouthed mom of a food allergy kid, I would have let the info go, thinking "well, they're just stupid." Now that I know the MAJOR IMPORTANCE of all us parents working together to protect kids, it was a different story all together!!!!!!
She finally spoke to someone else at the school system who gave her some real information. The scary thing is that the person she originally spoke to was in FOOD SERVICES.
Incidentally, the playgroup thing didn't happen to me. It happened to someone else! I don't mind that she put down that it was me saying those things about myself, though--at least it helps to get the point across. Since the article has come out, more than one parent locally has replied to me that something similar happened w/ the Brownies, or a sports team, or another playgroup. I know this treatment is common, so I don't mind being misquoted.
And usually I have not been telling people that I was misquoted, because it is not that important.
Like I said, the writer meant well and I think overall she did a great job. She took about 10 pages of notes and didn't use a tape recorder, so I think she did very well, in retrospect!!!!
And the article is doing a lot to raise awareness, I know! It took up the entire front page of the features section, w/ about three more pics of my son. Also took up half the back page of the features section, and there was a teaser pic of him on the front page of Section 1. People have contacted me to say they have learned so much from that article!!!!
This makes my day!!!!
[This message has been edited by steveandleslea (edited December 12, 2002).]

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