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What is the best way to display cabs/ slabs?

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« on: November 10, 2010, 08:08:09 am »

I am trying to get my cab inventory bulked up for the Mesa Az tailgate show in January.  I have been selling out of riker mounts but I am not really happy with my cab sales at shows.  I sell a few cabs but I think I can do better.  I was wondering what other methods some of you use.  The other question is what do you guys think is the best way to display slabs?  I have used plastic tubs in the past but this year have upgraded to wooden boxes that should last longer.  Do you think having polished cabs near the same type of slab would help?
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 08:53:41 pm »

.  Do you think having polished cabs near the same type of slab would help?

Yes, definitely.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 11:22:32 pm »

we use plastic tubs for the slabs and ricker mounts for cabs...... nothing new there eh?   roar

we sell in mesa, also....... who are you??

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010, 11:42:33 pm »

I have just sorta set my cabs out. They glued to stiff cardboard and placed in little plastic zip locks.

Seems to make it easier for folks to thumb through and get a good look.

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 04:12:43 am »

I like George's idea and I have seen vendors have their cabs in those trading card folder/binders. I think there are nine pockets on each page. I guess you could use CD/DVD binders too. Always see them cheap at yard sales and thrift stores. Same idea as George but  then you can just flip thru the binder. Then if they want to see the cab take it out, like a jeweler takes out a ring and you can protect your inventory from walking away.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 06:27:46 am »

I haven't ever sold at a show, but i use similar methods to display.  If i have a cab from the same stone as a slab, i will definitely display them together.  It is a great way to show the quality of the slab and what its capable of producing, as long as the cab is really nice.  I also use Riker mounts and they are a really nice way to display cabs.  George's cabs glued to cards may be an even better route to go.  Its easy to get a good look at the cab and the customer can touch them.  The more the customer can touch and see your cab or slab, the better.

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 07:50:31 am »

As a buyer, I was very impressed with a set up I saw back in September. There is a photo of the table on my blog - lemme see....



there are a few more shots here:
http://doxallodesigns.blogspot.com/2010/09/picture-day.html

So it was trays, but they were divided, one cab to a compartment - probably made it easy for them to keep track of their stones! Each stone was on a card, each card labelled on the front with the stone ID. As a buyer - REALLY nice. :)

They did have some slabs off to one side - they were in plastic tubs in water - worked for me. I bought my very first slabs there! Wahooooooooooooo!  yippie
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