Hello and welcome to How Bazaar at:
Yes, Andrea and I are making our annual trip to the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton for Motorclassica. It opens Friday!
We have set up an extensive range of items for the three days of Motorclassica. It's a great chance for those of you in Melbourne to come in, meet Andrea and I and have a look at some of the fantatsic stock we have. Oh, and you can also have a squizz at a huge number of extraordinary cars!
Here's a pic of last years set up.
Just a few highlights of what we're bring up this year to whet your appetite!
Callum from Junked has been working on restoring this old carnival ride car body into a fantastic motorised race car!
Click on the pic to have a look at it in action!
Yes, the Shell Garage Office Cabinet pictured has sold, but we have a similar one at Motorclassica!
This Bibendum Michelin Man in Resin is very unusual. We haven't seen one anywhere before!
Jarrod been working away at restoring this old airplane. It came in as a rust heap and has come back to life! Though when I say "life", no, it doesn't fly!
It does have a wingspan of approx 2m!
We're bringing up thousands of items - even some that aren't automobilia related. So, if you come in and want a break from looking at fantastic cars, come upstairs to Stall 258 and have a browse. And say hello!
Hope to see you at Motorclassica. Till next time, cheers,
Peter & Andrea
HB News 32
We don't make public offers to have a space at How Bazaar very often. That said, we've had a couple of stallholders recently depart (not this mortal coil) and we thought we'd widen our search and seek out some new people who might be looking at having a stall in Geelong's best store for collectables!
The first picture is for a floor area of 5m x 4.5m. It is $198/week.
The second is a smaller floor area of 3.9m x 3.6m. It is $125/week.
The rent includes all outgoings (marketing, power, building insurance, etc). Stallholders are not required to work in the store (apart from stocking & maintaining your own stall). The only commission is 5% on card transactions of your items. The initial commitment is for 3 months!
Contact us if you're interested. Or pass it on to someone you think might be.
Pete & Andrea
HB NEWS 31
A Wintery Hello to all our newsletter subscribers!
Andrea & I have just returned from a trip to Vietnam (thanks to our daughters!) where the temperature was in the high 30s! We've returned to a shop that barely gets above 10º. Yes, GoT fans, winter is coming.
We know many of you haven't had the opportunity to come into the store or to meet us personally to say g'day. That got us thinking we should us the ways to come to you and have a chat that are abundant via the interweb thingy.
So, How Bazaar now has a YouTube Channel where we do tours around the store, answer many of the common questions we get about how our business works and we'll be introducing you to some of our stallholders. If you follow us on Facebook or keep an eye on our website, you may have already had a look at some of the clips we've put up. We try to keep them short and (hopefully) a bit of fun!
Here's the link to the How Bazaar YouTube Channel.
We hope to see you soon!
Peter & Andrea
HB NEWS 30
Andrea & I we're roaming round the shop this week, thinking that it's time to make some space.
Being the adventurous types, I thought "why not do something we haven't done for years". Andrea looked at me suspiciously. I said" Let's have a SALE!".
And you, dear subscriber, can be the first to see the massive discounts we've put on some items. I know - massive discounts is something you hear every day. All those other phrases come to mind as well - Below Cost!, Over 50% Off!, Once in a Lifetime, etc.
Well some of those things apply to some of the items we have for sale, some don't. That said, I can't cut these prices any lower, so if you're interested in anything, please don't ask for a further discount.
To see what's on offer, click the link below:
Call or call in. Hope to see you here!
Peter & Andrea
For the past 18 months we've been discussing a potential TV show based around How Bazaar with a major TV Production Company. This has come from our involvement on The Block two years ago.
During this time the production company has developed a treatment for a new show. Part of the treatment is based around the range of characters we meet, including customers, people we buy from and people who work in the shop. The concept includes visiting places and having people bring stuff in.
In the April What's On Geelong we advertised two days of filming on April 8 and April 9 at How Bazaar. The production company has pushed these dates back to:
Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16
10am to 4pm
At How Bazaar
NB: there will NOT be any filming on April 8 & 9.
The purpose of the filming is to see if the concept for the show works.
So, we're putting out a call for people to be involved!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THE 2 DAYS.
We'll be assessing and, potentially, buying items from the public.
It will be a bit like Antiques Roadshow, except we'll look at anything you can bring in so long as it's old (ish) - and we might even buy it!
We'll look at anything, including:
Retro & vintage items
Oil & petrol stuff
Coins & Bank notes
Collectables - footy cards, cigarette cards
IF YOU WANT TO BRING ITEMS IN ON APRIL 15 & 16, YOU NEED TO BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL BE FILMED.
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE FILMED, DON'T COME IN.
DON'T BRING IN PHOTOS OF STUFF FOR ASSESSMENT. IF YOU CAN'T BRING IT IN, DON'T COME IN.
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL APPEAR ON TV.
Hope to see you here!
Peter & Andrea