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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 04/25/10
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2010, 10:34:01 PM »

Will we have enough time between setup (~7pm) and opening to the public to actually set up? I'm starting to have nightmares about having to set things up while people are swarming around the area.
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 04/25/10
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2010, 02:05:26 AM »

Will we have enough time between setup (~7pm) and opening to the public to actually set up? I'm starting to have nightmares about having to set things up while people are swarming around the area.

I'm going to start processing people as early as I can; but you need to package your stuff in such a way that it's not difficult to set up. >.< This IS a swap meet not a dealer's hall...
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2010, 05:26:06 PM »

So I was reading the form and I noticed that the occasional seller form emphasizes "USED" material. Last year I sold largely new/factory sealed DVDs without a problem. Are you guys going to look at my stuff and ask for a seller's permit? Would it be easier if I just opened all of my DVD's so they look used? lol...
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2010, 01:18:39 AM »

So I was reading the form and I noticed that the occasional seller form emphasizes "USED" material. Last year I sold largely new/factory sealed DVDs without a problem. Are you guys going to look at my stuff and ask for a seller's permit? Would it be easier if I just opened all of my DVD's so they look used? lol...

We do allow people to have a few items which are "unopened". But if EVERYTHING or the majority of what you are selling is new.... uh... yeah you're a store. This is a garage sale, a swap meet, not an occasional seller of store goods. So, yeah, if you have all new DVDs and nothing else, we are probably going to call you on it and not allow you in. We aren't a replacement for people who couldn't get into the dealer's room. There are a ton of people who want to sell used goods and that's who we cater to.

We ARE going to inspect your goods as you come in, and this is something that we would look at and not approve.

"No retail businesses, dealers, stores (or persons representing them) are allowed to participate as sellers in the swap meet. "

"All products brought into the swap meet will be inspected and all items that are in violation of these rules will not be permitted into the swap meet."

" Any questions regarding the implementation or interpretation of the rules above are subject to the final discretion of the Swap Meet Staff."


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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2010, 09:48:01 AM »

So I was reading the form and I noticed that the occasional seller form emphasizes "USED" material. Last year I sold largely new/factory sealed DVDs without a problem. Are you guys going to look at my stuff and ask for a seller's permit? Would it be easier if I just opened all of my DVD's so they look used? lol...

We do allow people to have a few items which are "unopened". But if EVERYTHING or the majority of what you are selling is new.... uh... yeah you're a store. This is a garage sale, a swap meet, not an occasional seller of store goods. So, yeah, if you have all new DVDs and nothing else, we are probably going to call you on it and not allow you in. We aren't a replacement for people who couldn't get into the dealer's room. There are a ton of people who want to sell used goods and that's who we cater to.

We ARE going to inspect your goods as you come in, and this is something that we would look at and not approve.

"No retail businesses, dealers, stores (or persons representing them) are allowed to participate as sellers in the swap meet. "

"All products brought into the swap meet will be inspected and all items that are in violation of these rules will not be permitted into the swap meet."

" Any questions regarding the implementation or interpretation of the rules above are subject to the final discretion of the Swap Meet Staff."




Alright well thanks for letting me know!
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2010, 03:38:11 PM »

Just wanted to point out a mistake in the pdf file for the swap meet registration. In the part where it says "Please bring all of the forms with your fee ($20 cash only) and a valid 2009 FanimeCon Attendee Badge." it should be 2010 FanimeCon Attendee Badge.
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2010, 03:48:39 PM »

Just wanted to point out a mistake in the pdf file for the swap meet registration. In the part where it says "Please bring all of the forms with your fee ($20 cash only) and a valid 2009 FanimeCon Attendee Badge." it should be 2010 FanimeCon Attendee Badge.

There's one other error in that it is in Exhibit Hall 3 instead of Exhibit Hall 2.

No big XD

I'll try to get it fixed, but it's not like you need to print out a new one.

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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2010, 02:23:12 PM »

I asked earlier but I seemed to have been skipped over -- my friend and I are sharing a space, but I have to be elsewhere when it's time to line up. My name is on the spot, not his. Is it okay if he waits and claims the spot (we're pre-registered and on the list)?

I have another question now, too! Is it okay to sell non-cosplay apparel? I have a lot of shirts that range from Japanese-inspired characters/designs (like Gama-Go) to straight-up video game designs. Is that okay to sell?
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2010, 05:13:36 PM »

I asked earlier but I seemed to have been skipped over -- my friend and I are sharing a space, but I have to be elsewhere when it's time to line up. My name is on the spot, not his. Is it okay if he waits and claims the spot (we're pre-registered and on the list)?

I have another question now, too! Is it okay to sell non-cosplay apparel? I have a lot of shirts that range from Japanese-inspired characters/designs (like Gama-Go) to straight-up video game designs. Is that okay to sell?

For the first one, I doubt that it will work. They're going to go off of the list and since the people  you share your space with are "unofficial", swap meet staff have no way of verifying that your supposed assistant can actually speak for you or your space. I'm not staff, but I would assume this is the case.

As for the second part I see no reason why you couldn't sell non-cosplay apparel. I've seen numerous used shirts for sale in the past at swap meets, from the nicer button up silk anime print shirts to regular cotton t shirts. Also I'm sure buyers would love to see some  gaming apparel, heh.
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #69 on: May 14, 2010, 06:25:49 PM »

Maybe you can email Swapmeet staff and have his name replace yours on the list.
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #70 on: May 14, 2010, 07:04:51 PM »

Yeah, the problem is that I'm also doing karaoke and prelims happen to be around the same time as the line-up. Well, actually, I should be back by the time they actually call names. I think I'll just need my friend to reserve a space in line... If that makes sense!
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #71 on: May 14, 2010, 07:36:43 PM »

I asked earlier but I seemed to have been skipped over -- my friend and I are sharing a space, but I have to be elsewhere when it's time to line up. My name is on the spot, not his. Is it okay if he waits and claims the spot (we're pre-registered and on the list)?

No; the person who is registered MUST be the person who shows up, or we will give the space to someone who is there and waited. Sorry. You are welcome to share your spot, but YOU have to be there at check-in.

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I have another question now, too! Is it okay to sell non-cosplay apparel? I have a lot of shirts that range from Japanese-inspired characters/designs (like Gama-Go) to straight-up video game designs. Is that okay to sell?

Yes, this is fine.
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #72 on: May 14, 2010, 07:37:53 PM »

Yeah, the problem is that I'm also doing karaoke and prelims happen to be around the same time as the line-up. Well, actually, I should be back by the time they actually call names. I think I'll just need my friend to reserve a space in line... If that makes sense!

If you can have your friend bring me a note from Hank from Karaoke confirming this, I'll make an exception. Thanks!
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2010, 06:10:16 PM »

I have a box of doujinshi that I'm preparing for Swap Meet with labels.

On the labels, I have:
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  • Serious/Gag/Normal/Shounen or Shoujo Ai/Yaoi/R18 (Categories circled as necessary)
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The ones that are already clearly marked R18 or Adult Only on the doujinshi themselves, those are the ones I'm setting aside in the Adults Only box.
However, I've marked the labels of the ones that I feel are somewhere like PG13~PG15 as Yaoi. Do those also need to be put into the Adults Only box?
They do have some sexual interaction of varying degrees, but nothing explicit like the R18/Adult Only ones.

What would be a good standard to go by?
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2010, 07:47:20 PM »

I have a box of doujinshi that I'm preparing for Swap Meet with labels.

On the labels, I have:
  • Series Name
  • Serious/Gag/Normal/Shounen or Shoujo Ai/Yaoi/R18 (Categories circled as necessary)
  • Price

The ones that are already clearly marked R18 or Adult Only on the doujinshi themselves, those are the ones I'm setting aside in the Adults Only box.
However, I've marked the labels of the ones that I feel are somewhere like PG13~PG15 as Yaoi. Do those also need to be put into the Adults Only box?
They do have some sexual interaction of varying degrees, but nothing explicit like the R18/Adult Only ones.

What would be a good standard to go by?

First off, Angel has the final word, but I would say better safe than sorry. What sort of "sexual interaction of varying degrees" are we talking about? Are we talking a range between groping and intercourse, or the range meaning different positions? I think that you should have a good idea of what is ok to sell to minors and what should be set aside in a covered, 18+ only box. If you're not sure, always err on the side of conservatism. Better to deny a sale to a minor and be safe at the end of the day then get busted for pawning off softcore (or not so softcore) porn to a minor.

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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2010, 09:14:07 PM »

First off, Angel has the final word, but I would say better safe than sorry. What sort of "sexual interaction of varying degrees" are we talking about? Are we talking a range between groping and intercourse, or the range meaning different positions? I think that you should have a good idea of what is ok to sell to minors and what should be set aside in a covered, 18+ only box. If you're not sure, always err on the side of conservatism. Better to deny a sale to a minor and be safe at the end of the day then get busted for pawning off softcore (or not so softcore) porn to a minor.

The latter, as in range between groping and intercourse. I do have a good idea of what's for who, but I'd rather know what the rules are when it comes to Swap Meet. I don't mind putting it in the 18+ only box though, to be safe.
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2010, 09:46:57 PM »

First off, Angel has the final word, but I would say better safe than sorry. What sort of "sexual interaction of varying degrees" are we talking about? Are we talking a range between groping and intercourse, or the range meaning different positions? I think that you should have a good idea of what is ok to sell to minors and what should be set aside in a covered, 18+ only box. If you're not sure, always err on the side of conservatism. Better to deny a sale to a minor and be safe at the end of the day then get busted for pawning off softcore (or not so softcore) porn to a minor.

The latter, as in range between groping and intercourse. I do have a good idea of what's for who, but I'd rather know what the rules are when it comes to Swap Meet. I don't mind putting it in the 18+ only box though, to be safe.

Card for ALL doujinshi. Put the clearly "hentai" or uber-yaoi (just by looking at the covers) in one box that has a lid, and put the other in a box that gets carded just by route but doesn't need to be "hidden".

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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2010, 10:04:09 PM »

Apparently, I'm not old enough to sell at Swap Meet. Can I still bring my manga and old cosplay to trade?
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Re: Swap Meet Information plus Q&A! Updated 5/6/10
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2010, 10:04:27 PM »

Card for ALL doujinshi. Put the clearly "hentai" or uber-yaoi (just by looking at the covers) in one box that has a lid, and put the other in a box that gets carded just by route but doesn't need to be "hidden".

Thanks :)

Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification!  :D
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« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2010, 01:23:32 AM »

Apparently, I'm not old enough to sell at Swap Meet. Can I still bring my manga and old cosplay to trade?

You cannot have a space, but you are welcome to offer trades to the people selling stuff. You can't just set up a booth and start selling though...
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