[vcf-midatlantic] Swap Meet feedback: How did it go?

Sentrytv sentrytv at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 28 16:15:37 UTC 2022

Correct me if I’m wrong, but are you talking about all the “bargain hunters” who are looking for deals prior to the actual event time?
 ( I could use other words to describe these people but I won’t here).

That is the case at every single Hamfest I have been to and Swapmeet.
As they say, “ the early bird gets the worm“ and sometimes you just have to deal with it.

The only fix is to come earlier. Ha!

Mike R.

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On Feb 28, 2022, at 11:02 AM, Dave Shevett via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

Thanks for running it - i was super-happy to be there and do shopping.

Unfortunately, the real 'problem' is something that's the case in any
hamfest, swapfest, etc.  95% of the 'dealing' is done before hte
public arrives.  I am as guilty of this as the next person, but I was
in there 20m after the official opening date, and the piles of 'sold!'
gear was enormous.  Too many buyers, too little gear maybe?

I don't really have a fix for this.  Perhaps a chunk of it is
post-pandemic "YAY we can start doing this again!" enthusiasm.

On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 10:58 AM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Just looking for feedback from everyone.
> What went well?
> What can be improved?
> Feel free to reply to this or send me a private message.
> Thanks!
> =========================================
> Jeff Brace
> VCF National Board Member Chairman & Vice President
> Vintage Computer Festival East Showrunner
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> jeffrey at vcfed.org

Dave Shevett
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