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SWAP MEET 2019 OFFICIAL INFORMATION THREAD

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Ecchi ja Nai:

--- Quote from: Fermata on April 02, 2019, 10:35:28 PM ---Another edit: Actually, I think I was pretty unclear. A better question is, will the three of us (all registered and everything) be able to sell our stuff mixed in two different spaces that are next to each other? This means that we want to be able to freely move between the two spaces since our stuff will be mixed in either space. Technically, it will be two people registering for one space and the third single person buying another space next to it, and then the three of us just put our stuff in either space.

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I think where you might run into issues with swap meet staff is the mixing of stuff between the multiple spaces.  They're pretty explicit about not combining spaces to form Mega Swapmeet Zord.  Having a space that measures 42'x6' (three spaces across lengthwise) would not be allowed.  Each person would have to keep their items within whatever space they're registered to.

Having said that, my friend and I have been selling in neighboring spots for years.  We definitely both tend to have a ton of stuff so we each need the full space anyway, but we also like to run a couple of laps looking for bargains ourselves and might need to hit the restroom at some point during the night.  We both register separately and pay for our spots separately.  What staff has allowed us to do in the past is watch over the other person's spot and all their stuff while they're away.  If someone wants to purchase something or has a question, we hop over to the other spot to take care of business and then return to our own area.  I think as long as you don't abuse that, staff probably won't have a problem.

So to what you were asking specifically, no, you can't register multiple spots and share the entire area with your group.  But, depending on your intentions and so long as your items themselves are within your designated area, you should be able to move back and forth if needed.

Fermata:

--- Quote from: Ecchi ja Nai on April 05, 2019, 12:14:39 AM ---
--- Quote from: Fermata on April 02, 2019, 10:35:28 PM ---Another edit: Actually, I think I was pretty unclear. A better question is, will the three of us (all registered and everything) be able to sell our stuff mixed in two different spaces that are next to each other? This means that we want to be able to freely move between the two spaces since our stuff will be mixed in either space. Technically, it will be two people registering for one space and the third single person buying another space next to it, and then the three of us just put our stuff in either space.

--- End quote ---

I think where you might run into issues with swap meet staff is the mixing of stuff between the multiple spaces.  They're pretty explicit about not combining spaces to form Mega Swapmeet Zord.  Having a space that measures 42'x6' (three spaces across lengthwise) would not be allowed.  Each person would have to keep their items within whatever space they're registered to.

Having said that, my friend and I have been selling in neighboring spots for years.  We definitely both tend to have a ton of stuff so we each need the full space anyway, but we also like to run a couple of laps looking for bargains ourselves and might need to hit the restroom at some point during the night.  We both register separately and pay for our spots separately.  What staff has allowed us to do in the past is watch over the other person's spot and all their stuff while they're away.  If someone wants to purchase something or has a question, we hop over to the other spot to take care of business and then return to our own area.  I think as long as you don't abuse that, staff probably won't have a problem.

So to what you were asking specifically, no, you can't register multiple spots and share the entire area with your group.  But, depending on your intentions and so long as your items themselves are within your designated area, you should be able to move back and forth if needed.

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We actually wanted to use two spaces, not three. But anyway on topic, I guess that makes sense. We were just wondering because the two of us have shared a space in the past and usually like to have a cohesive mix of our stuff (one section for charms, one for plushies, figurines, etc etc). A third friend wants to join us this year but obviously, we wouldn't be allowed to sell as three in one space (and we'd have too much stuff anyway haha), but we still would want to have a cohesive mix just bc it's easier logistics/organization-wise.

Anyway, thanks for clarifying things though! Looks like we might have to rethink our logistics now.

Zelyhon:

--- Quote from: Ftwyn on April 04, 2019, 11:00:48 AM ---Are there specific dimensions to a "long box"?

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As defined in the official rules and the application, the dimensions for a long box are 27.25 inches long by 7.5 inches wide and 10.8 inches tall.

Zelyhon:

--- Quote from: Ecchi ja Nai on April 05, 2019, 12:14:39 AM ---
--- Quote from: Fermata on April 02, 2019, 10:35:28 PM ---Another edit: Actually, I think I was pretty unclear. A better question is, will the three of us (all registered and everything) be able to sell our stuff mixed in two different spaces that are next to each other? This means that we want to be able to freely move between the two spaces since our stuff will be mixed in either space. Technically, it will be two people registering for one space and the third single person buying another space next to it, and then the three of us just put our stuff in either space.

--- End quote ---

I think where you might run into issues with swap meet staff is the mixing of stuff between the multiple spaces.  They're pretty explicit about not combining spaces to form Mega Swapmeet Zord.  Having a space that measures 42'x6' (three spaces across lengthwise) would not be allowed.  Each person would have to keep their items within whatever space they're registered to.

Having said that, my friend and I have been selling in neighboring spots for years.  We definitely both tend to have a ton of stuff so we each need the full space anyway, but we also like to run a couple of laps looking for bargains ourselves and might need to hit the restroom at some point during the night.  We both register separately and pay for our spots separately.  What staff has allowed us to do in the past is watch over the other person's spot and all their stuff while they're away.  If someone wants to purchase something or has a question, we hop over to the other spot to take care of business and then return to our own area.  I think as long as you don't abuse that, staff probably won't have a problem.

So to what you were asking specifically, no, you can't register multiple spots and share the entire area with your group.  But, depending on your intentions and so long as your items themselves are within your designated area, you should be able to move back and forth if needed.

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This is pretty much correct.  Usually we'll do our best to try and get people where they want to be and next to whom they want to be next to, but the spots still must remain separate.  Each person can only sell in their own spot, and you can't have multiple spots switching items back and forth.  Watching and helping out briefly during bathroom breaks and this like is fine, but not taking two spots and operating them essentially as one larger spot.

So yeah, you and your two friends would need two spots if each of you wants to sell.  To have all of your items in one spot, you would only be able to have two sellers.  If your third friend wanted to give you and your co-seller their stuff to sell for them in your spot, that's fine.  They just wouldn't be able to sell with you in a single spot.

Patchwork Panda:
Hello! Where do I go to get the Application? Do I submit the form and pay for the spot at con in the hour before the swap meet opens?

Sorry if I missed any info, it's my first time trying to get a spot and I read through everything but am still trying to connect some gaps!

Thank you!

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