Crazy Aaron's
1 Week Only Sale!
 In honor of Small Business Saturday,
Crazy Aaron's is offering
$350=FFA 
$750 =FFA and 5%
 Offer ends 11/15.
(Code SBS18)
 We always get asked...
"What do you have for 7-10 year old boys?"
Here's a list of our 15 favorites:
AIR HOCKEY
$12.75 (4)
LIQUIFY DELUXE
$16.90 (4)
AUTO MOTO
$25.77 (8)
RUBIK'S RACE
$10.00 (6)
RAVEN CROSSDART
$8.50 (6)
CATAN
$24.50 (1)
COMIC BOOK KIT
$9.99 (4)
SMART BOW AND ARROW
$13.30 (12)
ZATEGY
$10.00 (8)
GEOSMART FLIP BOT 
$33.00 (6)
MASTER POGO STICK 
30.00 (6)
NINJA LINE
$50.00 (4)
ROCK TUMBLER
$35.00 (4)
FAUX BOW 130
$12.50 (12)
WICKED BIG KICK BALL
$15.00 (6)
A Vacation, Season Tickets, and a Concert
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I met a couple who ran a teacher store in Illinois, and they worked endlessly. Their life was their store.
However, they wanted to reward themselves for all their hard work that they did. Even though it was a total extravagance based on their income, they bought themselves season tickets to the Cubs.
When things were stressful at the store, they always had those Cub games to look forward to. 
As you are approaching the season of retail insanity, think about what reward that you can give yourself for all the hard work that you will be doing.
I know for me, when I was doing 12-14 hour days in my store, I loved thinking about that small vacation that I had coming up right after the Holiday Season.
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5PM Closing
According to ASTRA's Retail Benchmark Survey, approximately 10% of all specialty toy retail sales occur after 5 pm. I mention this, as I have worked over the years with a number of stores that close at 5 pm. That 10% can make a difference whether you are a profitable store or one that breaks even.
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Need Catalogs?
When ordering in November, you may need catalogs.
We have them. Let us know if you would like for us to send you hard copies or e-mail them, and which vendors you need catalogs for.
The Sandy Ruben Team
Sandy Ruben (NC/SC/VA/AL/MS) 843-696-4464 sandyruben@hotmail.com
Tom Darnell (TN/KY) 615-945-8939 darnelltoys@gmail.com
Katherine Hodges (NC/SC) 919-244-8774 toyrep@nc.rr.com
Don Smith (GA/AL) 919-749-8038 donsmithSRA@gmail.com
Valerie Bernstein (AL/TN/GA) 678-595-3062 valeriebernstein1@gmail.com
Misty Blalock Audish ( NC/SC/VA) 704-258-7367 mbaudish@gmail.com
Rachel Jones (VA/NC) 218-230-8898 toysalesrep@hotmail.com
Dee Senter (SC/MS/NC) 803-414-7207 dsentertoyrep@gmail.com
Catherine Coury (TN/SC/NC/FL) 732-841-9372 catherinecoury2@hotmail.com