Sunday 21 July 2019

Heard Under The Sheds - 21/7/2019

A Trader wonders how much all the publicity surrounding the String Bean Alley launch would be worth if we had to pay for it – prime TV time and multiple newspaper coverage would come at a high price.

Publicity 2 - A Trader noted that Popular Iranian American comedian Maz Jobrani was featured on The Project on Channel 10 on Thursday night, including video of him rocking at the Night Market Silent Disco on Wednesday night. Jobrani said "This winter market in Melbourne is amazing, and I love it."

Another Trader suggests that we should stop putting a price on our renewal. $250m scares the pants off most people. It sounds like an awful lot of money and suggests dramatic change at our market. He proposes that we just talk about CoM being prepared to invest what is needed to keep our market relevant to future generations - talk about the features of renewal, not the price.

The marketing scoop of the week goes to the eye photography people in SBA who not only got a mention from Lord Mayor, Sally Capp during her SBA launch speech, but also featured in the Channel 7 news report that evening.

Another scam has come to light with a trader receiving two online orders paid with PayPal. PayPal gives strong protection to buyers, allowing them to cancel payments after the sales event with no questions asked. In the case of these PayPal transactions, the buyer cancelled payment after the goods had been sent and then refused to answer their phone. They did it twice so clearly this was a scam. Credit card providers require the buyer to seek a refund from the seller.

A Trader asks who is going to air great quality Latin American music in our market now that Saul & Masha have stopped trading in J Shed.

A Trader asks if there are any spare jobs going at the Splat Ball stall. There are times in our market when he wants to throw something really hard and make a mess. It does look like good therapy.