Get me out of this without peeving anyone too much...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Camelot Farms, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Dont you hate when a good deed gets you in trouble?

    We have a sweet little older woman who lives at the beginning of our 'holler'. My DD (age 9) loves to visit her and she helps her with yard chores and gardening. So, when we started doing eggs 2 summers ago, she wanted to be on my customer list. So, in light of all of the sweet things she does for DD, I told her the eggs were $1 a dozen.

    Well, now its about to get out of control. Now she is telling her whole family that we have eggs for $1 a dozen! Gahhhh!!!
    DD came home from a visit there on Sunday and brought home $2 and told me that next time we have 2 dozen eggs, could we leave them for this woman's brother and for her neice.

    Oh, and could one dozen be all Blue and one dozen be all Dark Brown (Black Copper Marans)?
    I about choked.

    So....how do I get out of this one?

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Explain to the family exactly what you just said to us. You only were selling them so cheap because of who the woman is and what she means to your DD. It's the truth and shouldn't hurt anyone's feelings. You can tell that lady too-and tell her if her family wants some they will have to pay full price as your actually losing $ selling them to her for 1$ a dozen but are doing it as a favor and a nice thank you for being good to your DD???. Oh and you cant do colored dozens -she gets what they lay
     
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  3. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell her that you have a lot of customers and that you have to limit her to a dozen a week.
     
  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would talk to her family alone and explain that you charge her a dollar but your regular price is what ever it is. Just ask the woman to tell her family to come talk to you about the eggs. Also explain that you do mix colors in your eggs what ever is your process. Good luck.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  6. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    I have a similar problem. I can get Dannon yogurt for $1 a case, and I don't mind providing it for my family and a few friends, but there are greedy aquaintances who ask for four or five cases per week! One lady doesn't even speak to me unless her words are some variation of "can you get me some yogurt?"

    My solution has been to avoid these people, but I can't recommend that to your DD. Good luck!
     
  7. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you usually charge, if you don't mind sharing?
     
  8. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    X3, they cannot be upset with you for treating her to inexpensive eggs b/c she is special to you and your daughter.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:$2.00 a dozen for Medium/Large
    $2.50 for XLarge
    $3.00 for Jumbo

    I usually give her medium/large. [​IMG]
     

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