Once again we need your help at this year’s League of NH Craftsmen Fair. We will begin set-up Friday the 3rd, around 8:30. We are usually done by noon.
We will be in the same tent this year. It is always amazing to me, to see an empty space turned into one of the Guilds signature events. Not only is it an important contribution to our treasury, but most important we promote the Guild by demonstrating our woodworking skills with fairgoers. And of course those same fairgoers will have a chance to win one of the many items you have made and generously donated for our raffle.
For those who will be volunteering for the first time you are in for a remarkable experience. First of all you will be spending time at beautiful Mount Sunapee Resort. You will have a chance to visit the many booths where League members will be displaying their work. Many Guild members are juried and along with their booths they will have items in Living with Craft. A must see.
For those of you who have done this before you know how much fun we have working in the tent. We get to watch woodworking skills we might not yet be familiar with. We may see a better way to sharpen our tools. And what fun to watch as people stroll by and look at our tent. They keep looking and the next thing they are sitting at a table filling out raffle tickets or watching as a dovetail is cut or a Celtic Knot carved.
Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!
I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.
If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.
The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.
The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.
The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.
A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.
If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.
I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.