I set up at the show. I paid $1400 for my booth. I had 2 employees working my booth. 3 of us total. I bought 0ver 50 probably closer to 60 Jorg Sacul figures. NOT ONE DID I PAY UNDER $20 for. Most I bought sunday for $35 each. We had absolutely no opportunity to wait in line and buy them for $10 as we were so busy we could not walk away from the booth but to go to the bathroom and get something to eat which had to be brought back to the booth because no one could be gone for over 5 minutes. Those who complain are probably those who have hourly or salary jobs and do not understand economics. I paid $35 for most of my sacals and risked the fan club offering them later for $9.99. Had that happened I would have 50 figures that I would have been lucky to sell on e-bay for $10 and would have lost over $1000.It aslso would have taken me a month to sell them. It is he who takes risks in business who reap the profits and rewards and those who are too scared to do so are quick to complain about those of us who do. We provide a service and we charge for that service just like any one else in business.People would come to me and sell me a figure first thing in the morning than go back in line again and bring back more an hour later. If they could do it why couldn't you. They probably should have made more but anyone who was there more than one day knew how hard it was and if they missed it the first day should have been in line early the next. Every day at least one person came to me (Very far from the entrance and went back in line and got more) so that tells me if you wanted one and were willing to wait in line you could have gotten one. IF you were to lazy or wanted to do something else instead whose fault is that? The same people who complain about paying to much tend to be the same people who when they need cash and want to sell their collection are the people who want top dollar for their items.I have been doing this as a profession for almost 10 years and buy stuff out of my retail store everyday not always star wars but everyday so I know what I am talking about. You want to buy cheap and sell high and than complain when dealers try to do the same. Even the most die hard collectors sell when they need money trust me I have bought some awesome collections over the years. Anyway I am ranting. We provide a service and if you do not like it move to a socialist or communist country because last time I knew America was for Capitalism and Capitalism is how you get paid every week unless you work for the goverment.
Dave - Cincinnati Sci-Fi
Dave - Cincinnati Sci-Fi