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maxcrusha (aka Greg)
as to local shows being "hot", the Parsippany NJ one is always loaded...   you can forget about getting a parking spot.
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HoneyBadger

Some more thoughts...

So some shows have 6' table spacing and one-way aisles? I am sorry, but that doesn't sound like a fun experience. Sounds more like the grocery store. Not to mention, what is a dealer supposed to do when he has to go to the restroom or get some food....fall into the "one-way" line and then get back in it to return to his table? If that is the protocol, a lot of people just won't go.

YES, more dealers need functioning websites! Or at least they need to update their websites. Look at all these dealers that have websites but have not updated them in 5 or 10 years?

Lastly, this big city safety thing is really troubling long term. Shows should be where people feel safe taking their families. This lawlessness is not helping. Not to mention, the risk dealers are taking. What in the world would happen if rioters set a convention center on fire during the night? Scary thought.

 

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MEC2
I have to imagine... for many of these guys, the shows are a social event as much as financial, so it's not just about selling...
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High Grade Rarities
HoneyBadger wrote:
Lastly, this big city safety thing is really troubling long term. Shows should be where people feel safe taking their families. This lawlessness is not helping. Not to mention, the risk dealers are taking. What in the world would happen if rioters set a convention center on fire during the night? Scary thought.


The atmosphere of inner cities has become extremely disturbing. Mobs beating people up, arson, crime surging, shootings becoming normal with the territory, and the solution- defund and reduce the police forces? Brilliant! I can't even wrap my head around this flawed thinking. Imagine the criminal minds targeting people going in and out of a coin convention with bags full of valuables. No thanks!
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HoneyBadger
That is what I am thinking...politics aside, this is something that coin shows need to address. You have to reassure customers and dealers or the coin show scene may be in big trouble.
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High Grade Rarities
HoneyBadger wrote:
That is what I am thinking...politics aside, this is something that coin shows need to address. You have to reassure customers and dealers or the coin show scene may be in big trouble.


Defunding and reducing the police has zero to do with politics and everything to do with common sense, safety, and law and order.
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Timmy3939
Majority of "DEALERS" whom don't use ebay say its to much of a headache oooo and fees (smh). They would rather put dead inventory in periodicals that are also dead at prices "NEVER" realized. I love getting the Banknote Reporter to read all the advertisements for dead inventory... My favorite is from Emporium, nationals all purchased from HA mostly with prices above and beyond. It always goes back to whats a normal profit margin 10%-30%.....100%???? If the current trends continue people are going to have to start seeking other methods to sell inventory IE: Facebook, ebay, HA, Stacks,GC etc
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Cody71086
Timmy3939 wrote:
Majority of "DEALERS" whom don't use ebay say its to much of a headache oooo and fees (smh). They would rather put dead inventory in periodicals that are also dead at prices "NEVER" realized. I love getting the Banknote Reporter to read all the advertisements for dead inventory... My favorite is from Emporium, nationals all purchased from HA mostly with prices above and beyond. It always goes back to whats a normal profit margin 10%-30%.....100%???? If the current trends continue people are going to have to start seeking other methods to sell inventory IE: Facebook, ebay, HA, Stacks,GC etc


Up until a decade or so ago people could make a decent living buying from auction houses and flipping at shows. Well the collecting base caught on to where most of this inventory was coming from and figured "Why the hell should I pay the mark-up when I can get it from the source?" Today, this is mostly the source of eBay museum pieces. Yes, some sales occur but once those people wise up then you have to find a new customer to take their place or send it back to HA. Now the dealer's role is to source fresh material out of the weeds and from show walking. That's the stuff we want to see. Not tired old rehashes nobody wanted the first go around.

Unless a periodical has a digital edition, I'm out. It makes zero sense to not have one today. It could be as simple as a PDF of your print master put online. I respect the work that goes into them, but you also have to get with the times.
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