Mark Tidd in Business

Mark Tidd in Business

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... sharp-like. " L--lots of 'em, ma'am," says Mark. " Three for a dime." "Gimme two dozen," says she. And then she shook her black bonnet till the jet beads rattled. "I went into that other place," says she, "and that smart Alec of a clerk says they was all sold out. Fine way to treat folks! Advertise a thing and then not have it to sell." "Yes, ma'am," says Mark. "You'll find this Bazar always has what it advertises, and as g-g-good as it advertises." "I hain't never been cheated here," she says, "and I won't never be cheated there. I'll never step a foot inside that store again if it was the last place on the footstool." Mark began to look cheerful, and as time went along he looked more cheerful. We had a steady stream of customers--and most of them had been to the other store first. And they were mad. Skip had done his business more harm that morning than as if he'd locked up his door to shut folks out. He'd made them mad--and he'd fixed it so they were suspicious of him. Mark says if you get folks to distrusting you you might just as well shut up shop, and I guess it's so. By noon eight gross of our cans were gone and we were beginning to worry for fear we would run out--and we would have run out, too, if it hadn't been for those we bought from Skip--almost a gross. They just saved our bacon. When we shut the store at six o'clock there were exactly six cans left in the house. We had made a profit of eight dollars and forty cents on our own cans, and on the one hundred and twenty-six jars we bought from Skip at two cents apiece we had cleared just one dollar--and lots of satisfaction. It was a total profit of nine dollars and forty more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983149
  • 9781236983145