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Re: SWAP MEET 2017 OFFICIAL INFORMATION THREAD
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 12:48:58 PM »

Sean now ima all registered for both days hopefully I can get rid of a lot of stuff to make my move a breeze. Time to invest in a tarp perhaps.
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2017, 01:59:44 PM »

In the future, do you think we could get a little more than an hour's heads-up?  I check these boards pretty regularly but don't use any social media, so I was pretty lucky I caught reg opening up as soon after it went live as I did.

Edit: Read over the last part of my comment that was previously here and thought I came across a bit sarcastic, especially given what I mentioned above.  Wasn't my intention for it to sound that way.
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2017, 09:29:02 AM »

In the future, do you think we could get a little more than an hour's heads-up?  I check these boards pretty regularly but don't use any social media, so I was pretty lucky I caught reg opening up as soon after it went live as I did.

Edit: Read over the last part of my comment that was previously here and thought I came across a bit sarcastic, especially given what I mentioned above.  Wasn't my intention for it to sound that way.

Last year, it was less than 24 hours notice. I also jokingly commented that the next year maybe we should expect the announcement to come days before the con with a 1-hour heads up... Little did I know they would take my sarcastic joke to consideration. Luckily I had a feeling I should check FB, though I caught it about an hour AFTER reg opened.

I don't even want to think about what next year will bring for you guys. To be fair to Ben though, I think it's fair that reg was opened during the day time, as opposed to some rando time in the middle of the night/morning and during the middle of the week.
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Re: SWAP MEET 2017 OFFICIAL INFORMATION THREAD
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2017, 11:20:50 PM »

Hi, I managed to get two spots, and I have a decent amount of stuff I want to get rid of, so I got a few helpers to help me sell. I was just wondering how you would know that these guys are my helpers. Do I register them as well?
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2017, 01:51:22 PM »

Do I need to prereg for the whole weekend? My plan was to only go one day this year, but the swap meet registration process asks for my prereg information.
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2017, 03:39:56 PM »

Do I need to prereg for the whole weekend? My plan was to only go one day this year, but the swap meet registration process asks for my prereg information.

Figured I'd answer since it seems to take a little while to get a reply back on questions right now:

In order to register for swap meet now, you do need to provide your badge number, and the only way to do that is to prereg.  And unfortunately in order to prereg, you need to pay for the entire weekend.  You could try to contact swap meet staff to work something out, but from years prior my understanding was there wasn't any way around this.

Your best bet is to bring your stuff with you anyway and hope for a stand-by space on Friday.  Keep in mind there do seem to be more people both selling and buying on Friday night so it'll probably take a while to see if you can get a spot at all.  Luckily there are a ton of spaces available in South Hall, and I don't think either day has been at capacity for sellers.  You wouldn't be able to sell Thursday night at all, since you can't buy a single day badge for Day 0.
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2017, 09:15:42 PM »

Are spots really an issue?  swap meet only seems to take up about half of the giant tent area.

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Do we really need a sellers permit? The other form mentioned sounds like enough (sense it mentioned accumilated items such as in someones garage they wish to sell, basically what this is, stuff we no longer want).  Also is that a form to give to Fanime or to the BOE?

Thanks.
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Re: SWAP MEET 2017 OFFICIAL INFORMATION THREAD
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2017, 12:47:32 AM »

Do I need to prereg for the whole weekend? My plan was to only go one day this year, but the swap meet registration process asks for my prereg information.

Figured I'd answer since it seems to take a little while to get a reply back on questions right now:

In order to register for swap meet now, you do need to provide your badge number, and the only way to do that is to prereg.  And unfortunately in order to prereg, you need to pay for the entire weekend.  You could try to contact swap meet staff to work something out, but from years prior my understanding was there wasn't any way around this.

Your best bet is to bring your stuff with you anyway and hope for a stand-by space on Friday.  Keep in mind there do seem to be more people both selling and buying on Friday night so it'll probably take a while to see if you can get a spot at all.  Luckily there are a ton of spaces available in South Hall, and I don't think either day has been at capacity for sellers.  You wouldn't be able to sell Thursday night at all, since you can't buy a single day badge for Day 0.
This is correct.  You'll need a badge to be able to sell, and you can't even register until you have a badge.

Based on the numbers I have now as well as experience from past years, I'm anticipating that we will have space for at-con signups.  However, please keep in mind that they are not guaranteed and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and only after the pre-registered people are all checked in.
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Re: SWAP MEET 2017 OFFICIAL INFORMATION THREAD
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2017, 12:51:28 AM »

Are spots really an issue?  swap meet only seems to take up about half of the giant tent area.

Questions....
Do we really need a sellers permit? The other form mentioned sounds like enough (sense it mentioned accumilated items such as in someones garage they wish to sell, basically what this is, stuff we no longer want).  Also is that a form to give to Fanime or to the BOE?

Thanks.
That kind of depends on your individual situation.  Swap Meet staff really can't give you legal advice, since I'm not your lawyer.  The only thing I can do is tell you to review both the Swap Meet Application form and, for further information, the BOE-410-D form to see if the situation they describe for an occasional seller matches your particular situation.

We will be collecting the Swap Meet Application Form, the rules with your signature, and (if appropriate) a copy of your seller's permit or your BOE-410-D at check-in, so please make sure that you have a copy of each of those papers for us for each day you are selling.




On a more general note, I am working through responding to the various e-mails that were sent regarding registration.  If I haven't gotten to you yet, just know that I am working through the list and have not ignored or forgotten about you.
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« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2017, 02:52:43 PM »

Do I need to prereg for the whole weekend? My plan was to only go one day this year, but the swap meet registration process asks for my prereg information.

Figured I'd answer since it seems to take a little while to get a reply back on questions right now:

In order to register for swap meet now, you do need to provide your badge number, and the only way to do that is to prereg.  And unfortunately in order to prereg, you need to pay for the entire weekend.  You could try to contact swap meet staff to work something out, but from years prior my understanding was there wasn't any way around this.

Your best bet is to bring your stuff with you anyway and hope for a stand-by space on Friday.  Keep in mind there do seem to be more people both selling and buying on Friday night so it'll probably take a while to see if you can get a spot at all.  Luckily there are a ton of spaces available in South Hall, and I don't think either day has been at capacity for sellers.  You wouldn't be able to sell Thursday night at all, since you can't buy a single day badge for Day 0.
This is correct.  You'll need a badge to be able to sell, and you can't even register until you have a badge.

Based on the numbers I have now as well as experience from past years, I'm anticipating that we will have space for at-con signups.  However, please keep in mind that they are not guaranteed and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and only after the pre-registered people are all checked in.

So how do at-con signups work for swap meet? Is there a specific place I can go, or  should I just show up and stand in line with all the other sellers (except badge-less) and pray they let me in?
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2017, 01:09:21 AM »

So how do at-con signups work for swap meet? Is there a specific place I can go, or  should I just show up and stand in line with all the other sellers (except badge-less) and pray they let me in?

Kinda.  If I recall last year correctly, all the preregistered sellers lined up on one side of the South Hall entrance while anyone waiting for a standby spot was at the opposite end.  Once they started processing the sellers and letting us in, they worked through the line as quickly as they could after checking through our items, taking care of the paperwork and then having someone walk us to our designated selling area.  There a quite a few people who sign up for swap meet so it takes a while to get everyone processed, but as has been mentioned there always seems to be a few leftover vacant spots at the end once everyone is settled and swap meet is well under way.  Don't be surprised if they start letting other attendees in to start browsing before all the registered sellers are in the door.  Not sure who you'd be referring to as badgeless since you wouldn't be able to sell or even buy on Friday without a badge to begin with, but there is that separate line for sellers who don't register ahead of time.  And technically a third line for people waiting to buy all my stuff.

Speaking of checking sellers in, I've got a question of my own.  Will spot assignments be handled like last year at the door, or will they be assigned in advance since it looks like there's space for that on the online form.  I'm pretty sure it's like that every year and we just choose our spots on a first come, first served basis when we get there, but I just wanted to double check.
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« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2017, 11:31:24 AM »

So I have questions about the waitlist. While on waitlist for a spot on Friday, should we still bring our stuff to be on standby? or should we wait for a confirmation? How will waitlist be handled?
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« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2017, 06:18:02 PM »

Do I need to prereg for the whole weekend? My plan was to only go one day this year, but the swap meet registration process asks for my prereg information.

Figured I'd answer since it seems to take a little while to get a reply back on questions right now:

In order to register for swap meet now, you do need to provide your badge number, and the only way to do that is to prereg.  And unfortunately in order to prereg, you need to pay for the entire weekend.  You could try to contact swap meet staff to work something out, but from years prior my understanding was there wasn't any way around this.

Your best bet is to bring your stuff with you anyway and hope for a stand-by space on Friday.  Keep in mind there do seem to be more people both selling and buying on Friday night so it'll probably take a while to see if you can get a spot at all.  Luckily there are a ton of spaces available in South Hall, and I don't think either day has been at capacity for sellers.  You wouldn't be able to sell Thursday night at all, since you can't buy a single day badge for Day 0.
This is correct.  You'll need a badge to be able to sell, and you can't even register until you have a badge.

Based on the numbers I have now as well as experience from past years, I'm anticipating that we will have space for at-con signups.  However, please keep in mind that they are not guaranteed and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and only after the pre-registered people are all checked in.

So how do at-con signups work for swap meet? Is there a specific place I can go, or  should I just show up and stand in line with all the other sellers (except badge-less) and pray they let me in?
You will need to buy your badge prior to being able to sell at Swap Meet either day, so the first thing to do is to go to registration and pick up the badge.

Secondly, bring yourself and all the items you are selling to South Hall and get in line.  The line forms pretty early, so be prepared to get there before we start checking people in (which will start two hours before doors open, this year).  When you get to the front of the line, tell the person checking paperwork (probably me) that you're at at-con registering person.  You will then beessentially given a number and asked to wait with your items in a specified area until we finish the preregistered people (and, depending on time, possibly wait a little while for people running late).  After that, I'll check people in and have them pay for spots in the order in which they arrived, you'll be shown to a spot, and be free to start selling.
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Re: SWAP MEET 2017 OFFICIAL INFORMATION THREAD
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2017, 06:20:16 PM »

So how do at-con signups work for swap meet? Is there a specific place I can go, or  should I just show up and stand in line with all the other sellers (except badge-less) and pray they let me in?

Kinda.  If I recall last year correctly, all the preregistered sellers lined up on one side of the South Hall entrance while anyone waiting for a standby spot was at the opposite end.  Once they started processing the sellers and letting us in, they worked through the line as quickly as they could after checking through our items, taking care of the paperwork and then having someone walk us to our designated selling area.  There a quite a few people who sign up for swap meet so it takes a while to get everyone processed, but as has been mentioned there always seems to be a few leftover vacant spots at the end once everyone is settled and swap meet is well under way.  Don't be surprised if they start letting other attendees in to start browsing before all the registered sellers are in the door.  Not sure who you'd be referring to as badgeless since you wouldn't be able to sell or even buy on Friday without a badge to begin with, but there is that separate line for sellers who don't register ahead of time.  And technically a third line for people waiting to buy all my stuff.

Speaking of checking sellers in, I've got a question of my own.  Will spot assignments be handled like last year at the door, or will they be assigned in advance since it looks like there's space for that on the online form.  I'm pretty sure it's like that every year and we just choose our spots on a first come, first served basis when we get there, but I just wanted to double check.
It'll be like last year.  The space on the online form as well as the seller's agreement is for our own knowledge and reference.
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« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2017, 06:24:25 PM »

So I have questions about the waitlist. While on waitlist for a spot on Friday, should we still bring our stuff to be on standby? or should we wait for a confirmation? How will waitlist be handled?
At this point, if you are waitlisted, I would plan on being there with your stuff.  The way the system works is that incomplete or abandoned Swap Meet applications take up a "spot" as far as the online system goes, but they're not actual sellers.  From how it looks to me, we should have space for everyone.  Once I process through the last few e-mails of people needing assistance to complete their applications, I'll go through and let the waitlisted people in.  If that changes, I will let people on the waitlist know on an individual basis.
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« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2017, 03:53:32 PM »

I have a few questions: Can I wrap my M rated manga in plastic wrap? I probably won't bring it, just curious.
And does anyone know if Pokémon cards sell? I have all mine that I brought back in 1999(I think.) And how much do you sell them for?
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« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2017, 08:05:11 PM »

Is the Thursday swap meet a badged event? A friend wants to help me watching my spot but isn't going to the con this year. Just wanted to make sure
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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2017, 01:38:24 PM »

Hi Ben,

in the swap meet application , if it says " in process" underneath the Thursday/Friday space does that mean we pretty much did not get waitlisted barring mishaps with paperwork and form errors?
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2017, 06:02:06 PM »

So I just want to make this absolutely clear because I've heard two different things in this thread. Is there any way I can sell on Thursday without having to purchase a full weekend badge? If not, can I bring a helper that does not have a badge?
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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2017, 12:20:27 AM »

Hey Ben,
So regarding the waitlist for swap meet, just recieved the email about making a new registration but the problem is that the registration wont let us make a new account as the email already corresponds to a primary account. How do we get around this?
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