I am happy to answer that Nigel and the honest answer is no, sales have not
grown either to classroom lectures to kids or through interaction with
Some people buy their kids a metal detector at Christmas... Bill Wyman is
launching his version... so what it is just another product line to go out
to the same target audience... having Bill Wymans name on it wont increase
sales, it may just divert a few extra his way... sales is my trade Nigel and
you are way off mark on this.
The main reasons for sales spurts are in fact down to archaeological TV
programmes such as Two Men in a Trench, Time Team, Hidden Treasures, Meet
the Ancestors etc.
Other reasons for sales growth are due to retailer marketing, the
manufacturers advertise within a closed shop advertising in the detecting
mags alone... my job is to expand current markets and to explore new ones,
something I am good at.
And before you go into one, despite my personal choice of which CoP to
follow (and I do follow one) the only one I offer to the public is the
'Axis' CoP, this i have agreed with my local FLO and I have a good supply of
copies. (sorry you might refer to it as the CBA one or the official CoP).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nigel Swift" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] PAS strays from its remit ( was Bill Wyman's light
On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 20:59:02 +0100, BAJRWebsite.ORG <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>sorry to go on, but Nigel will only answer this question unless I put it
>YES or NO - the game you are so offended by is not JUST about detecting?
Well, to be fair, I also attached that condition to the off-list attack
which you made on Heritage Action. I trust, in all fairness, you will paste
that here too, verbatim.
As to the "game", yes the presentation isn't just about detecting but just
why you're so keen to establish that i don't know since, given the choice
between the charms of fieldwalking, GPS surveying, excavation and metal
detecting the vast majority of kids will opt for the latter. "Presenting it
in context" alongside other less exciting, less shiny, less available
aspects of archaeological investigation will count for nothing amongst most
kids. IMO. Am I allowed to have my opinion now? or must i be asked again?
Why not ask Steve if any of his sales have arisen due to PAS's classroom
resource, and if so does he know where they are now and who is holding them
and whether they are all marking their find spots and reporting to PAS?
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