What would you do with whole lot of hats? That a question I find myself asking today, because I am the owner of a whole lots of hats. Top Hats to be exact. Well, miniature Top Hats to really exact.
And when I say I have a lot of Hats, I mean like Thousands and Thousands of Hats. In different sizes. All Top Hats. All Black. All Miniature.
The reason I have so many Hats is an interesting story.
It turns out that Martin (Martin Meyer, founder of the company – currently 95 years old) had a very simple purchasing philosophy. "Over time, the value of money will decrease, and the value of inventory will increase". What this really means is that Martin used the 1960 purchasing power of the dollar to purchase huge quantities of East German products (thousands and thousands of items), knowing the price of these products would only go up over time.
The result of this purchasing strategy is that, in 2007, I still have thousands of items that seemed like a great "steal" in the sixties,that now leave me scratching my head. So, what does one do with all these hats?
Well, they are too small for my guinea pig.
And too large for my Babies.
So, I was thinking that maybe you might have an idea.
To spur your thinking, send me an email with your mailing address and I’ll send you some hats. Free of Charge. I’ll even pay for shipping. Maybe you will put them on your fingers (like olives) and have a good laugh. (I did) Or maybe you will have a great idea that you will want to share. Or maybe you will just say "What a sucker – I just got free hats!". And that is ok as well.
Just to protect myself, I may stop this offer at any time. I may give you a large handful of hats, or just a couple. I do ask that you share with me (and the readers of the blog) any cool ideas you create with these hats. In fact, if I get some interesting designs, I will have Elaine choose one as the "Tippie Top-Hat Design of 2007" and will award the winner with riches beyond compare. (Such as a free kit of four bottles of Glass Glitter).
So, if you act fast (like within the next month) you can score some free Miniature Top Hats! And you might even double your score by getting free Glass Glitter for being the coolest of the cool designs. But don’t try to put your free hats on your guinea pig, they don’t fit. I’ve already tried that one……