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Old 11-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A kid setting up at a show?

Would that be allowed? Im turning 15 in a month and might do a show here and there,.... Whats the rates for a local show or a bigger show? Any help would be cool
Also what sells?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You would probably need a parent/legal guardian with you (over the age of 18). Rates depend on the show but is easily discovered through calling the people who run it. Good luck!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have seen kids (teens) setting up at my show. My show is just one day, I think the table is $50-60 bucks.

What sells? Depends on your area. Have you even been to the show before to scope it out?

1. Borrow a display case or 2
2. Cheapie boxes usually do fairly well. Think .25, 5 for a $1.
3. If you feel like you are getting pressured? Just don't make the sale or trade. Until money exchanges hands anything that you have is still YOURS.

Good luck.
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Yes, i would have my dad with me. Thx! Just pipe dreaming right now....
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I do not know about you setting up for a show but for smaller shows cheap stuff sells good, but if its a big show then everything sells, (especially high end).
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work with your lcs owner. Its a good deal. I get a full case to myself and $40 a day.
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Where do you live in Pennsylvania? If you live anywhere near South Central Pennsylvania I would suggest the Maugansville (Hagerstown), Maryland Monthly Show on the 3rd Sunday of the Month.

The table fee is $35.00. This is definitely a bargain box type of show plus a few showcase cards. Shows these days are much more difficult than they look, but they are still a lot of fun.

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Would that be allowed? Im turning 15 in a month and might do a show here and there,.... Whats the rates for a local show or a bigger show? Any help would be cool
Also what sells?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I set up at a show once a month and there is a kid about your age who sets up there too. He's always in the same spot which is in between the show promoter and another large dealer. They sort of look out for him so he doesn't get taken by some clown. I've bought some stuff I really didn't need from him just to help him out. He sells quite a bit from what I can tell. I'd have an adult with you until you get comfortable. If you do the same show and become a regular then some of the other dealers will get to know you and look out for you too.

Nobody likes watching a kid get taken advantage of.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't know anything about shows OP, but if you are 15 and PCing Mike Schmidt, all I can say is good for you! Nice to see youngsters appreciating the legends!
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work with your lcs owner. Its a good deal. I get a full case to myself and $40 a day.
Not a bad idea stras, ill contact the owner
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, i would have my dad with me. Thx! Just pipe dreaming right now....
Ive always wanted to do a show, except mine is terrible and no one buys anything except me
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