"Will you be at the market next week?"
For the past 15 years or so I have sold my plant material at a local market where I have a loyal following, most customers are great, and it has been a positive experience growing and selling at the market. I offer a wide variety of plants and flowers, and a comment I hear often from customers is "your plants are so unusual!" I tell everyone that I grow what everyone else doesn't, and that I get bored easily so they are likely to find plants at my stand that aren't your usual 'garden variety.'
A question that I seem to get more and more from customers that show interest in my product but really aren't interested in buying is "will you be here next week?" I really need a snappy (but polite!) comeback to the question. In the past I have replied "I will be here, will you?" or "The good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise" or "I will be here but there is no guarantee that what you are interested in will be." I have to get these people to buy my plants, and get them to do it while I have their attention. I don't think anyone has purchased anything from me the following week after asking this question.
So my question is, anybody have a good reply to "Will you be at the market next week?" - something that will get them to buy at the market THIS week? Thanks!