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Postby Phatferd » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:41 pm

I just got a job for a 3rd party company who sells candy to seated patrons at Chase Field (Bank One Ballpark). Until baseball season I will work Supercross, Monster Trucks and Rodeos.

He said this Saturday that I could make $200 Supercross. We make 20% of all our sales.

To make $200 I would have to sell $1000 worth of candy. This just seems like a really high number of sales for candy. Is this an accurate number or is he BSing me.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:57 pm

Could is the key word..

Thats a hell of a lot of candy
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Postby go_jays_go » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:32 pm

Good luck man. That is a lot of candy. 8-o
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Postby LooseCannon » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:40 pm

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Unfair requirements :-t :-t

I think he just wants you to do more selling than watching ;-)
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Postby Madison » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:14 pm

I'd say half of that goal would probably be what the company is shooting for, per person selling.

Plus, don't forget that the prices are really high at those events for anything. I'd say $500 worth of sales isn't unreasonable, and might prove to be pretty easy. Then again, I've never done that, so I really have no clue. Just guessing.
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Postby tal1286 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:31 pm

my friend and I sold programs at the Villanova v. West Virginia game a couple days ago and the programs cost $4 a pop. We sold nearly $1000 worth so I think its doable especially cause most people want some sort of food at a sporting event while, clearly, barely 1 in 10 counting only the number of students and probably closer to 1 in 20 total wanted programs. Plus, you're visible and many people probably didn't know we were there or didn't notice us cause they came in a different way.
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Postby Phatferd » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:52 am

Madison wrote:I'd say half of that goal would probably be what the company is shooting for, per person selling.

Plus, don't forget that the prices are really high at those events for anything. I'd say $500 worth of sales isn't unreasonable, and might prove to be pretty easy. Then again, I've never done that, so I really have no clue. Just guessing.


You sir are correct.

I sold like $512 worth of product from 5:45-9:45. I made $102 worth of commission and $8 in tips!!

I asked another manager if what I sold was a good amount and his exact words were, "It's f***ing awesome!" So I think the other guy who hired me was full of it. He was trying to get me to sell as much as humanly possible, which I did anyway because I wanted money.
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Postby suppasonic » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:09 am

So Lets say the candy costs 3.00.

Thats .30 per candy you sell.

An Average baseball game is 3 hours, lets say,

To Make 200 dollars, you'd need to sell, a candy every 3 minutes and 42 seconds.
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Postby Phatferd » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:17 am

suppasonic wrote:So Lets say the candy costs 3.00.

Thats .30 per candy you sell.

An Average baseball game is 3 hours, lets say,

To Make 200 dollars, you'd need to sell, a candy every 3 minutes and 42 seconds.


I'm not gonna stick around for baseball season. They have these rules at Chase Field that make it so you can't walk up and down the isles while action is going on. This pretty much makes it impossible to sell items.

The way I made my money tonight was because of the event. It was Supercross and what they do is run like 8 races and there is about 10 minutes between each race. Once a race finished I went down the isles and would make about 30-50 bucks by the time I got back up to the top. Sometimes I could hit 2 isles before the race started up.

During baseball season the only times you'd have to sell things is between innings. I also heard that the stadium isn't soldout either for most baseball games and that makes it even less desirable.
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Postby Phatferd » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:19 am

suppasonic wrote:So Lets say the candy costs 3.00.

Thats .30 per candy you sell.

An Average baseball game is 3 hours, lets say,

To Make 200 dollars, you'd need to sell, a candy every 3 minutes and 42 seconds.


Wouldn't I get .60 for every 3.00 candy I sold?
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