[ubuntu-uk] CTS @ computer fairs

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 14:20:39 UTC 2011

Hi everyone, since a few people took an interest in my business and asked
me to keep you all updated here goes...
I've now got a facebook group page www.facebook.com/cliftonts which I will
be using for 'today only' type offers and news updates, feel free to join
up, it's kinda lonel in there right now!

At the Bristol fair yesterday it was a series of highs and lows. I got some
very closed minded views from some of the other traders and it's tough
going connecting with the public and getting them to play with the
machines. It's early days yet and I'm trying something different every
time. However I am getting a number of people talking to me about their
linux experiences, my favourite so far being the guy who told me that he
uses ubuntu at work but doesn't have it at home so wanted a CD.

I also got caught out comparing prices with the neighbouring stall, I found
I was a bit cheaper, he countered telling me that his are better because a
fully licensed copy of Windows comes pre-installed. I assured him I
wouldn't hold it against him and left it at that. The biggest challenge
today is the big purchases where I get 'But I've never seen you here
before, how do I know you'll be back if I have a problem with it'. All I
can do is continue spreading the word and getting to know the crowd.
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