martin swan Posted January 2, 2022 Report Share Posted January 2, 2022 On 12/31/2021 at 10:34 PM, Jeffrey Holmes said: 1) Too many choices. 2) Too many choices. 3) Because you gave them too many choices. 4) Because it took them forever to make a choice, 'cause they had too many choices. Haha, not really ... As you say, putting too many bows in front of a client just causes brain fade - people start going round in circles and then they need food before they start again. So when people come to the shop I tend to put out about 6 bows that seem suitable, and then try to remove them quite fast until we're down to two. Even with two bows on the table, most people take the choice extremely seriously - it would appear that even with very limited choice, the bow is a very important thing to them. I've never noticed people taking less time than they do over the choice of a violin. But a lot of our business is remote - either sending out bows or travelling with them. Often we are offering just one bow or maybe two, and that comes after a lot of discussion. I prefer to do as much elimination as possible before taking bows out of drawers or cases, or before getting on a plane or train. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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