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Title: J-List
Post by: serajwl on June 25, 2005, 10:14:42 AM
EIT EDIT EDIT: So I've noticed that J-List will be coming to fanime!

Congradulations Fanime team! :D


One of the main parts of an anime convention is the dealers room, as you all know.

I believe that Fanime has a great dealer's room, with all the merchendise you can imagine... except for one thing. J-list.

www.j-list.com has been refusing to come and be a dealer from what I have heard.

Now I'm wondering a) why are they refusing to be dealers and b) what can we do to get them to come to Fanime Con 2006?

maybe start out with a petition? and if it's something more, then we can work on that... but in the mean time, anybody got answers? DealerJason?
Title: J-List
Post by: dealerJason on June 25, 2005, 12:02:31 PM
You don't need a petition.  What you can do is just e-mail J-list, then get your friends to e-mail J-list and let them know they will make odles of cash at our show.

The number one reason dealers come to our show is so they can make money.  If dealers do very well, they tell other dealers, "Yeah, Fanime?  Great show!  Made lots of money!"

If dealers say, "Fanime, yeah, okay show, made some money." that really does not excite dealers to try our show.

So, if you want J-List, make sure you write to them and let them know that you and your OVER 18 YEAR OLD FRIENDS would love to buy from them and you will buy A LOT!

Sincerely,
Jason Ebner
Title: J-List
Post by: frumpy on June 25, 2005, 05:22:47 PM
Also, please understand that the core operations staff from J-list is located in Japan...I would think it's kinda difficult for them to fly over just to setup a booth for a con nonetheless. Their San Diego base is just their shipping warehouse and does not hold many staff members.
Title: J-List
Post by: doorbell on June 25, 2005, 09:43:59 PM
...I wan't J-list here. I vote for Sara.
Title: J-List
Post by: serajwl on June 25, 2005, 09:51:50 PM
Quote from: "frumpy"
Also, please understand that the core operations staff from J-list is located in Japan...I would think it's kinda difficult for them to fly over just to setup a booth for a con nonetheless. Their San Diego base is just their shipping warehouse and does not hold many staff members.


umm.. there's at least 6 people that work in the San Diego base. I think that's enough to set up and manage two or three dealer tables.
Title: J-List
Post by: frumpy on June 26, 2005, 03:03:16 AM
Quote from: "serajwl"
Quote from: "frumpy"
Also, please understand that the core operations staff from J-list is located in Japan...I would think it's kinda difficult for them to fly over just to setup a booth for a con nonetheless. Their San Diego base is just their shipping warehouse and does not hold many staff members.


umm.. there's at least 6 people that work in the San Diego base. I think that's enough to set up and manage two or three dealer tables.


Yes, but that also means you're asking them to stop with their internet sales for a con. Even though you may think they have sufficient staff to work their booth, you're also taking away hours of work from their regular sales. Having 2-3 booths would cost a minimum of $1k-1,500 at the very least. Aside from that, they would also need to pay for a hotel room, truck rental, gas for a truck that can haul at least 3-5 palettes of inventory coming from San Diego (10-12 hr drive), food expenses, AND paying the employees for their services.

Trust me, it ain't easy. I work for a dealer and traveling for a con is ALOT of trouble - especially if the dealer has a lack of staff to keep the storefront open AND staff for cons. :oops:

It is possible for them to come to FanimeCon, however the question looms for them: Can they afford it? Is it worth the trip? There's no point if all they can do is 'break even' in the end.
Title: J-List
Post by: serajwl on June 26, 2005, 10:28:45 AM
I suppose you're right about all that stuff...  but nonetheless, i still would like j-list to come to fanime as i am sure many other fanime goers would like them to go as well. so i would like to make an effort.
Title: J-List
Post by: G.I.R on June 26, 2005, 11:36:38 PM
Just in case anyone is going to SDCC, they have a booth there this year.
I'd suggest talking to their reps in person, and make them aware that you'd like to have them come to Fanime. :)
Title: J-List
Post by: Mach5Motorsport on June 29, 2005, 10:22:16 AM
Quote from: "G.I.R"
Just in case anyone is going to SDCC, they have a booth there this year.
I'd suggest talking to their reps in person, and make them aware that you'd like to have them come to Fanime. :)


Think about it......SDCC has over 70,000 people attend.  The J-list warehouse staff is in San Diego.  Having a booth at that con makes good business sense.
Title: J-List
Post by: Abel on June 29, 2005, 04:38:10 PM
Quote from: "frumpy"

Yes, but that also means you're asking them to stop with their internet sales for a con. Even though you may think they have sufficient staff to work their booth, you're also taking away hours of work from their regular sales. Having 2-3 booths would cost a minimum of $1k-1,500 at the very least. Aside from that, they would also need to pay for a hotel room, truck rental, gas for a truck that can haul at least 3-5 palettes of inventory coming from San Diego (10-12 hr drive), food expenses, AND paying the employees for their services.


Yup. Also I am sure that J-list has heard how slow sales for adult goods are at Fanime. They have to consider if it is worth the effort.

Since you can order goods from them online I don't see why they need to do most cons.
Title: J-List
Post by: sykoeent on February 08, 2006, 10:00:38 AM
If you can't get J-List to come to Fanime, you should look for their direct competition and invite them. Or invite other stores. Maybe make a flier and pass it out to the dealers at smaller shows.
Title: J-List
Post by: serajwl on April 22, 2006, 10:39:25 AM
So now we have J-list coming to Fanime. How exciting!
Title: J-List
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on April 22, 2006, 11:25:28 AM
Quote from: "serajwl"
So now we have J-list coming to Fanime. How exciting!
No freekin way... That's just awesome... I might need to bring more money...
Title: J-List
Post by: topnotch97 on April 28, 2006, 07:10:22 PM
for real?
time to save some cash if there gonna have some magazines.
there's like tons of magazines that are a pain to acquire.
Title: J-List
Post by: otakuapprentice on April 28, 2006, 07:34:22 PM
yay!!!! :D  :D
Title: J-List
Post by: lyricaldanichan on May 16, 2006, 12:07:57 AM
Too bad those Hello Kitty vibrators are no longer being made :( . Hopefully they will have high quality doujinshi for straight people.  :twisted:

LOL
Title: J-List
Post by: YoureMyHiro on May 23, 2006, 03:44:13 PM
I cant believe I just noticed that J-List was on the vendor list, Im about as stoked for them as I am Linda Tran and Kim Von Martin. :wink:
Title: J-List
Post by: Kazuko on May 23, 2006, 07:06:59 PM
:3 ooooo cool-ness I cant wait!

they have a good candy selection ^^
Title: J-List
Post by: Chocolate Lover on June 03, 2006, 06:24:36 PM
I bought X-Change 2 and two hentai mangas.
Title: J-List
Post by: ADORABLEAZN06 on June 04, 2006, 03:19:15 PM
yeah! evrything seems too expensive in dealers room...
i spend all my money all figures!!!!
Title: J-List
Post by: Lex on June 13, 2006, 02:08:39 AM
Was hoping to find the long loose white socks.. no sign of em  :(
Title: J-List
Post by: happysky on June 13, 2006, 10:32:49 PM
i think j-list did have them.. if not, then the place that was selling all the CDs and L'arc~en~Ciel posters definitely had them too.
Title: J-List
Post by: Lex on June 14, 2006, 10:15:20 PM
/sigh

then i must've passed them up. Probably was too blinded by all the other cool stuff in the dealer's room ^^