VCF Midwest update?
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Tue Aug 2 19:49:26 CDT 2005
At 05:48 PM 8/2/05 -0400, Paul wrote:
>>>>>> "Julian" == Julian Wolfe <fireflyst at earthlink.net> writes:
> Julian> I actually have a few problems with how the show was run,
> Julian> speaking mainly as an exhibitor, I think it was run quite
> Julian> backwards. To charge to exhibit, then not charge for
> Julian> admission, is a slap in the face to the individuals who
> Julian> hauled their stuff out to show.
>It's perfectly common hamfest practice, and no one seems to think this
No, this is very different. Sellers go to a hamfest with the express
purpose of SELLING things. Therefore they're willing to invest a certain
amount in "buying" a table. They don't go to exhibit so they give little
care to what their table and items look like. An exhibition is very
different. The exhibitors go to show their collections and they spend a lot
of time and money preparing their display. If they sell anything it's just
incidental, certainly their main exhibit items are not for sale!
Furthermore there are FEW hamfests were the buyers don't have to pay
admission. I agree with Julian, it's an unfair burdain to make the
exhibitors pay, ESPECILLY when the audience is getting in for free.
-- and certainly they don't think of it as an insult.
>Instead, it's a way to make the event more attractive to the buyers --
>think of it as a small marketing fee.
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