Started by FanFicGuru, May 13, 2015, 06:14:11 AM
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Quote from: FanFicGuru on May 13, 2015, 06:14:11 AM20 1's4 5's2 10's
Quote from: Anon on May 13, 2015, 01:58:49 PMSeller tips:Most everybody has a smartphone nowadays. Most responsible adults have credit cards and/or PayPal accounts. Consider taking PayPal for payments, and/or requesting a card reader from PayPal so that you can accept credit cards. The fee they take out is nearly negligible when selling large ticket items such as figures.
Quote from: xichisex on May 14, 2015, 12:42:06 AMI have a question and then some suggestions. My question is: How much do people usually sell manga for? This is going to be my first Swap Meet, so Im trying to gauge what to sell them for. I have over 200 books, but Im bringing only about 40 or so. Three being complete series.
Quote from: xichisex on May 14, 2015, 12:42:06 AMBuy a small sign for basic and small items amounts, so that you don't have to label everything!
Quote from: xichisex on May 14, 2015, 01:40:53 PMIs it bad if we cant get square or have our paypal set up to work at fanime? This is my first meet so im not sure what everyone else really does. Also, whats this 10 cents bag thing?
Quote from: FanFicGuru on May 14, 2015, 02:01:32 PMI don't think it applies to occasional sellers like the swap meet. Most plastic bags that are brought to swap meet are being recycled by the sellers, and so I don't believe they are subject to the same fee. It's mainly imposed on larger chains as a means of reducing the amount of new plastic bags going out into the environment.
Quote from: Ecchi ja Nai on May 15, 2015, 11:22:32 AMQuote from: FanFicGuru on May 14, 2015, 02:01:32 PMI don't think it applies to occasional sellers like the swap meet. Most plastic bags that are brought to swap meet are being recycled by the sellers, and so I don't believe they are subject to the same fee. It's mainly imposed on larger chains as a means of reducing the amount of new plastic bags going out into the environment.Just checked directly with the city of San Jose and got a response from the Watershed Protection Division. Their reply:The City's Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance does apply to flea markets, swap meets, farmers' markets, conventions, etc. The only exceptions are public eating establishments (90% revenue from sale of prepared food) and non-profit charitable reusers.The ordinance bans single-use plastic bags and requires recycled paper bags be sold for a minimum charge of 10 cents (there are additional labeling requirements for paper bags). Reusable bags (with handles) from:1. Cloth or other machine washable fabric; OR2. Durable plastic at least 2.25 mil thick, specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse are allowed by the ordinance and there is no required minimum charge (the minimum charge only applies to paper bags).Protective bags (paper or plastic) that do not have handles and are used for the following purposes:(1) to transport produce, prepared food, bulk food or meat from a produce, deli, bulk food or meat department within a store to the point of sale;(2) to hold prescription medication dispensed from a pharmacy; or(3) to segregate food or merchandise that could damage or contaminate other food or merchandise when placed together in a Reusable Bag or Recycled Paper Bag are also allowed by the ordinance.If any staff needs to see the email in its entirety, please PM me and I can forward it to you.Not trying to make things more difficult for staff or sellers - believe me, I wound up bringing in a ton of plastic bags to be recycled that I was intending to give out at swap meet back in 2012. Nowhere in my initial email did I mention Fanime; I kept it vague and generic.I'm not actually expecting San Jose's Weights and Measures to come in and check for this at swap meet. Claiming ignorance won't always work in getting you out of paying a fine, and I think staff should be aware of all pertinent city laws and ordinances, not just noise restrictions or maximum occupancies.
Quote from: FanFicGuru on May 15, 2015, 08:23:49 PMGreat well thanks for the follow up! Guess we'll have to keep an eye out for that... >_<
Quote from: djmonolith on May 16, 2015, 10:42:05 AMThe line last year scared me away... which is a bummer. I hope it isn't as insane this year.
Quote from: OtakuAngel87 on May 16, 2015, 12:46:07 PMswap meet should be in big Blue tent th is year which shouldn't cause as big of a line as last year but I could be wrong
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