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

Sentrytv sentrytv at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 28 17:23:28 UTC 2022

I agree 1 PM would be a good cut off time.
10% of what I sold was between 12 and two.

I hardly had a chance to go look around!

But I did pick up a box of free stuff so I am happy.

Mike Rosen

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On Feb 28, 2022, at 11:57 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

I agree that there was quite a bit of pent-up demand. The promise of lower
than eBay pricing combined with the instant gratification of being able to
see and buy in person is very compelling.

While some pre-show dealing was done, there was a huge rush of people right
when the gates opened at 8:00. I sold nothing before the gates opened, and
sold a full 25% of what I had by 8:30. That is the nature of the beast.

I think 1:00 for a closing time would be a good compromise. I sold a ton of
stuff between 12:00 and 1:00.

On Mon, 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!
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>> Jeff Brace
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