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Sealed Bid Sale

HIGHEST BID WINS

INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS ON SPECIALLY MARKED ITEMS

YES, we will sell to the highest bidder (used cars, refrigerators, washers, dryers, almost any item you want to get rid of, used or new)

Just stop in and fill out a slip on the item you wish to bid on. Will be sold to the highest bidder.

Instructions

Make up some cards to list the item and bid price, as well as a place for their phone number and signature. Larger items work well for this promotion, especially merchandise you have had around for awhile and want to get rid of. All types of businesses can use this with success.

YOU CAN USE THIS AS SEALED BIDS OR OPEN BIDS WITH THE AMOUNT POSTED ON THE ITEM. IF SOMEONE WANTS TO BID MORE, THEY CAN ADD THEIR NAME AND AMOUNT, MAKING THEM THE HIGHEST BIDDER. HAVE A TIME TO STOP THE BIDDING.

During World War II I was in the Navy aboard an LST (Landing ship). We hit the beach at Normandy after several trips. We went towards the beach and hit a sandbar about 50 yards from the shore, thus stopping us. Our captain (a 90 day wonder) opened the bow doors and let down the ramp to unload the big 6 x 6 trucks we had aboard. He figured the water was only a few feet deep. However, he was mistaken. The first 6 x 6 truck drove off the ramp and disappeared in the water. About that time two heads came bobbing up. I laughed so hard I almost fell in myself.

IN BUSINESS, YOU WILL FIND A FEW PITFALLS, BUT IT ISN’T A BOTTOMLESS PIT.

THE WAY TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER IS TO PROMOTE BUSINESS AND ADVERTISE WITH ENTHUSIASM.

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