What is the ANA to do with all those empty tables?

PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

In addition to empty tables, I didn't see any supply dealer.
Didn't the ANA always have a supply dealer?

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  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 6,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The tables are for the homemade fudge.

    Was Wizard Coin Supply going to do this show? I know it's a lot of work to transport/display/return supplies and books.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 17,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ping pong tables would be cool. They had ping pong tournaments at the Amazon conference last year.

  • goldengolden Posts: 5,284 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yesterday there were 41 tables available today there are 39. It is still 6 weeks to go but it does not look good.

  • sniocsusniocsu Posts: 1,142 ✭✭✭

    offer one to me?? 🤞🏻

  • mr1874mr1874 Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭

    Too much money being charged?

  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope they move this show back to May someday and get it further away from long Beach and Baltimore. being the 3rd of 3 shows does not help it and being so close to Baltimore on the calendar and as the crow flies really hurts it this time. No onsite grading is a dagger in it.

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  • CoinosaurusCoinosaurus Posts: 9,020 ✭✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    The tables are for the homemade fudge.

    This man is brilliant :)

  • specialistspecialist Posts: 748 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They need to cancel mid winter. The PCGS show the week before will be much better.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @specialist said:
    They need to cancel mid winter. The PCGS show the week before will be much better.

    I am not sure I agree.....

    The ANA caters to a larger audience whereas the PCGS is limited to PCGS members.

    One of the biggest problems is that show promoters don't care about each other.
    Trust me this is a fact! The bigger the show the less they care about smaller shows.

    They will step on a show without a second though!!

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  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 3,849 ✭✭✭

    Thinking of driving to this show from Cleveland. Threats like this scare me.

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  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TheRaven said:
    Thinking of driving to this show from Cleveland. Threats like this scare me.

    I use to drive to the Cleveland area every month.
    I believe the drive from you house to the turnpike will be the hardest part.

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  • FunwithMPLFunwithMPL Posts: 282 ✭✭✭

    Sorry Pat, but for me here in Lancaster County its a five and half hour drive. PAN want to ANA to come to Pittsburgh and I hope both the spring and next years summer show are a sucess. Just to far to drive for me.

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  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 9,479 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've heard that at several shows in the past, they filled the show tables with late comer's at discounted prices. If true, now they are probably paying for screwing folks with this policy. Why sign up ahead of time. Walk in the day of the show and get a cheap table.

  • BGBG Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Virginia Beach is a Hot Spot.

    Conference Center near the beach and more than enough hotel rooms. Just saying. ;) ;) ;)

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 21,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @specialist said:
    They need to cancel mid winter. The PCGS show the week before will be much better.

    As a former ANA governor, you must know that that is not a practical suggestion.

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  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 3,849 ✭✭✭

    I am not concerned with the drive really. Driving with a 7 year old could be fun.

    Want to make sure there will be things for my son to possibly get if he wants to.

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  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Set up a karaoke area and have live entertainment. I'm sure a few dealers can sing the blues.

  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 6,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2019 2:29PM

    How about Bingo ! They could give out counterfeit coins instead of grains of corn.... ?

    To be serious for a moment....If the event were closer to my home, I would consider buying a discounted table, and invite other authors to hang out there and chat with collectors. Nothing to be sold -- just greeting, connecting and listening.

  • Can someone please post the dealer list so we can all see which dealers will be set up?

  • COINS MAKE CENTSCOINS MAKE CENTS Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:
    I've heard that at several shows in the past, they filled the show tables with late comer's at discounted prices. If true, now they are probably paying for screwing folks with this policy. Why sign up ahead of time. Walk in the day of the show and get a cheap table.

    I've also heard this as well!

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  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ilikemonsters said:
    Can someone please post the dealer list so we can all see which dealers will be set up?

    MONEY.ORG
    then go to national money show click on dealers

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 1,383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Was thinking about attending but saw a $7 admission fee. Sorry I don't pay admission fees for the opportunity to spend money. All those empty tables at the start imagine what it will be like by Saturday when working folk like me could actually attend. Half the other dealers will have already packed up and left on Friday. I'll attend the free eBay coin show instead. Peace out city chickens!

  • Raybob15239Raybob15239 Posts: 1,191 ✭✭✭

    It's free admission on Saturday, I believe.

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  • LochNESSLochNESS Posts: 4,776 ✭✭✭

    So many emotions! Well ...

    • Many other hobby shows charge admission. I don't like it, but their attendance does not appear to suffer. Probably because they have other attractions besides dealer tables (ex: live music, kiddie rides, celebrity guests).
    • If I paid for a dealer table and didn't recoup my investment by Friday, I'd stay longer, not go home early.
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  • @TheRaven said:
    I am not concerned with the drive really. Driving with a 7 year old could be fun.

    Want to make sure there will be things for my son to possibly get if he wants to.

    There will be several activities for youngsters including a Kid Zone and the Treasure Trivia game in which participants get really nice prizes.

  • FadeToBlackFadeToBlack Posts: 7,824 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FunwithMPL said:
    Sorry Pat, but for me here in Lancaster County its a five and half hour drive. PAN want to ANA to come to Pittsburgh and I hope both the spring and next years summer show are a sucess. Just to far to drive for me.

    You're an hour west of me and it's too far for me too.


  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 21,317 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2019 7:30PM

    @LochNESS said:

    • If I paid for a dealer table and didn't recoup my investment by Friday, I'd stay longer, not go home early.

    What if you valued your time and/or were not prepared to sleep in your car?

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.

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  • CoinosaurusCoinosaurus Posts: 9,020 ✭✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    To be serious for a moment....If the event were closer to my home, I would consider buying a discounted table, and invite other authors to hang out there and chat with collectors. Nothing to be sold -- just greeting, connecting and listening.

    A most practical idea. Us old farts have trouble standing for long periods of time. Much easier to sit at a table. You can also exhibit things and keep refreshments in the back.

  • TiborTibor Posts: 1,217 ✭✭✭✭

    ANA sold 11 tables last day and half. Don't count them out.
    28 still available at this time 2/15/19 2:30 AM

  • 2ndCharter2ndCharter Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭

    Was thinking about attending but saw a $7 admission fee.

    If you're a member of the ANA, there is no admission charge.

  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 3,849 ✭✭✭

    @Dreamcrusher said:

    @TheRaven said:
    I am not concerned with the drive really. Driving with a 7 year old could be fun.

    Want to make sure there will be things for my son to possibly get if he wants to.

    There will be several activities for youngsters including a Kid Zone and the Treasure Trivia game in which participants get really nice prizes.

    I saw this and thought he might really like that.

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  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 6,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15, 2019 9:16AM

    @Coinosaurus said:

    @RogerB said:
    To be serious for a moment....If the event were closer to my home, I would consider buying a discounted table, and invite other authors to hang out there and chat with collectors. Nothing to be sold -- just greeting, connecting and listening.

    A most practical idea. Us old farts have trouble standing for long periods of time. Much easier to sit at a table. You can also exhibit things and keep refreshments in the back.

    Pickup a slightly worn Franklin stove plus a barrel of pickles, and we could have some real conversation going on. :)

    I pitched a similar idea to CSNS and FUN -- both rejected because, "We don't have the space," or "Tables are too expensive to give away."

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