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Old 02-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fellow junkies, I haven't been to any conventions before and I wanted to hit up the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on Feb 24.

The question I have was should I bring cash to these events to buy things or will a credit/debit card suffice?

Appreciate the help guys
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cash rules, but most of the guys these days have the devices that attach to their smart phones or ipads or whatnot to accept card payments.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bring cash if you can. It's just easier to work and bargain with. If they are using a credit card, they have to charge sales tax or whatever fees (minor fees though) come with using an e-payment.

At SDCC last year I remember some things were cash only, too.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cash for sure. More bargaining power and has a psychological effect when people see those green backs. As well that way you don't go nuts if you have a budget too. I was thinking about going to this Con as well but haven't been to a Con since pre-internet days. Do you guys feel you can still come up on super good finds at Con's?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've never been to a Comic Con. Someday, i will trust me. You enjoy yourself and have fun.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you guys, cash it is!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think most dealers would accept credit cards (especially when you might be talking about some high dollar sales), but if you're getting autographs and stuff from guests then cash is the way to go.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cash can get you a better price
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