portlands country trader

portlands country trader

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disilusion

United States

#1 Sep 29, 2011
has anyone out there rented a booth at the Country Trader Flea Market? Heard things come up missin and you don't get paid for half what you sell, wonder what's happen to your stuff. Seems like you get treated good to get you in there then whammo the bad behavior begins. Wheres all the money ???? Wonder if drugs have anything to do with it???? If you plan to do business there better bring lots of extra merchandise because half your stuff will come up missin. It's a shame ,Portland needs a place like this, but this place wont last long HONESTY is the best policy!!!!! WONDER if she pays her sales tax to the IRS I know the customers pay her.
Laurie

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Sep 29, 2011
I own Portland Country Traders. This sounds like pure jealousy to me. Not one vendor has ever came to me and said we are moving due tp theft. Im very invested in this store.There are many poloces in place to safeguard that vendors are paid. Any store has theft but we have had a very low loss to theft.
when we began our store we had it set up as a flea market. Tn requires each vendor to pay there own tax. At the end of August I changed to no longer being set up as a flea market. At that time Tax was collected at the register. So a full month has just now ended.
When I changed policy a few people chose to move rather then get paid once a month.
Some people just cant keep up with their inventory. I have had vendors from the very begining in the store who are very happy.
If you are familar with our store you know that we work hard for our customers. I run a clothes closet for ppl in need. We delivered furniture for people that didnt have truck.
I have had to ask several people to remove their items..for diffrent reasons.
As for the claims of drugs.. we opened our store with no loans.No financing.Just hard work and determimation. Drug abusers can not acheive our sucess.
We do struggle as any new business does.
Final thought. A blog is a blog. Very true people get on here and slam people all the time. Go check some of the threads. People have investigated the person saying false things and sued for slander.
Cant you post your name? Willing to stand behind what your accusing?
infogirl

Franklin, TN

#3 Sep 30, 2011
Hey Laurie, Does you store have a Facebook Page? Just wondering..
Laurie

New Orleans, LA

#4 Sep 30, 2011
We do. It wasent really all I wanted it to be
One of our client is working on creating a nicer one with more up to date pics.
Infogirl if you havent been in yet you would be pleasantly suprised.
Im for sure learning as I go.Portland really needed this type of store. We are very kid friendly also so if you have little ones dnt hesitate to bring them with you.
I will admit I am human. This has been a learn as you go process. I hope to continue to learn everyday.
Some of my clients have booths at Flea Land and the market in madison. They have been with me from the first month.Other clients have other businesses.If I was doing so bad they wouldnt be there. At this point I have a list of ppl waiting for an opening.
We layaway.We deliver. We are here for our community.
We work hard. you can drive by at 2am and see us working. I hope and pray we will continie to have sucess
Come on in and say Hi
To the person that has negative things to say..Im sorry that your having such a rough time that you feel the need to say these things about us. I dont have much with a child at college and two teen boys but you come see me and we can see what we can do to help you.
Good Night all
infogirl

Franklin, TN

#5 Oct 1, 2011
I have been in your store. I bought some of the homemade bracelets and a couple of signs. I love going in there and just looking around.
wondering

United States

#6 Oct 1, 2011
Laurie - where are you located? I definately want to come in and check you out now! Keep up the good work- it sounds like you really care about the community and I can't wait to come in and meet you! What are your hours, etc?
Laurie

Port Charlotte, FL

#7 Oct 1, 2011
Thanks guys I really appreciate it. You both made my day a little nrighter. We are at606 N Bradway
Right across from 109 family restaurant
We are open tues-thur 10 am to 6 pm.Friday ans saturday from 9-6pm and Sun 1pm to 6pm.Closed Monday
We will meet you after hrs if need be
LOL

Portland, TN

#8 Oct 13, 2011
Laurie u know what u r and what comes around goes around.Funny how u r in several of these Topix.Funny how u have to have your Daughter stick up for u on here.Funny how u have to defend yourself on here because that shows guilt right there if u were innocent u would not build yourself up on here.LOL u have a Daughter in College and 2 teen boys so what there r millions of people out there that have Children and dnt have much.LOL about being jealous of u i cnt stop laughing the post didnt sound like that person was jealous they were just asking a question.LOL about trackin the post and suing for slander that takes money to do and as u say u dnt have much.Plus the only way that can happen is if u sign in to the post.LOL about u being out there at 2 in the morning funny i go by there everyday around that time and never see ya outside all is dark there.Notice Laurie im not bashing u just making comments about post on here.
sweetpea

Johnson City, TN

#9 Dec 4, 2011
This is her daughter and I never posted anything until this particular comment.i have been at school since August. We conduct our business in a lawful way with nothing but honesty. I am proud of my mother and all she has accomplished, as well as the people she has gone out of her way and without dinner to help.
bratt

United States

#10 Jan 4, 2012
yeah well it seems all of you that has brought her kids into this are just stupid anyways,i bet there is not one of u that has said garbage about laurie an her kids could operate a shovel certainly not a buisness,exactly what does the kids have to do with it anyways?as far as stealing from people if it was me i tell u to keep up with your own invetory for this very reason,an if shes not payin taxes its not exactly your problem,so grow up move on,its not your problem an neither is her kids,just commenting on imaturity
weird

United States

#11 Jan 7, 2012
it is weird the states an cities are different every time she comments,just sayin
Anonymous

United States

#12 Jan 7, 2012
weird wrote:
it is weird the states an cities are different every time she comments,just sayin
Why? When I post through Verizon, the location varies from day to day. I don't find anything weird about it at all.
James Spencer

Newark, NJ

#13 Jan 13, 2012
I thought it was a nice place and found some deals. Hope y'all do good God bless
Laurie

United States

#14 Jan 13, 2012
Thank you Mr. Spencer. These forum things sometimes bring out the worse. I have to say so many have supported us. Thank you so very much.
troubled

United States

#15 Jan 16, 2012
more to her than meets the eye
hmmmm

United States

#16 Feb 1, 2012
is the cute blonde available at the shop?just wondering
who knows

United States

#17 Feb 1, 2012
Ask her. Nobody knows . we all want to know! so go ask and tell us.
nah

United States

#18 Feb 1, 2012
id be selfish an keep it to myself,tell noone just wondering
Laurie

United States

#19 Feb 1, 2012
As I just said to the other thread about P.C.T'....
Is it pick on me week?
Dang it missed the freaking email.lol.
not picking

United States

#20 Feb 1, 2012
not picking are you the cute blonde? no picking just wondering

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