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

PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

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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  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 19,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

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

  • goldengolden Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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: 1,185 ✭✭✭

    offer one to me?? 🤞🏻

  • mr1874mr1874 Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭

    Too much money being charged?

  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,526 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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: 9,141 ✭✭✭✭

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

    This man is brilliant :)

  • specialistspecialist Posts: 963 ✭✭✭✭✭

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

  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 3,916 ✭✭✭

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

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  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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: 302 ✭✭✭

    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: 11,534 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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: 1,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Virginia Beach is a Hot Spot.

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

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 21,579 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

    Andy Lustig

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  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 3,916 ✭✭✭

    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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  • ilikemonstersilikemonsters Posts: 699 ✭✭✭✭

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

  • COINS MAKE CENTSCOINS MAKE CENTS Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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: 1,682 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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: 1,240 ✭✭✭

    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.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 21,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2019 8:30PM

    @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.

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  • CoinosaurusCoinosaurus Posts: 9,141 ✭✭✭✭

    @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: 1,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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: 1,109 ✭✭✭

    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: 3,916 ✭✭✭

    @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.

    Collection under construction: VG Barber Quarters & Halves
  • mustangmanbobmustangmanbob Posts: 1,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While not coin related, Quasi Humorous Story about show tables (spaces), In the Dallas area, there is an automotive swap meet, and last year, for example, they sold 5500 spaces, outside, parking lot, at the NASCAR track. It starts Wednesday through Sunday. Thursday - Saturday very busy. But some people leave Friday night due to distance, sold out, etc.

    One year, my 13 yr old son was out there on Friday, due to a school holiday, just having a blast. I had told him about people leaving early, and he asked one guy set up near me, if he could buy his windshield stickers when he left on Friday. He actually bought about 30 of them from various people set up near us for $5 apiece, (some people just gave him their stickers on the way out).

    The next morning, by 6:15 am, he was at the registration tent, which opened at 7 am, but there was a line of people waiting to buy spaces. The spaces that were left were at the Siberia section of the parking lot. The spaces my son had were central spaces. The rules were the spaces could not be resold for more than the original selling price ($40), and in 10 minutes, he had sold every space for $35 - $40 each, and made over $1000 on his "investment".

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Try > @RogerB said:

    @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."

    Try going to a local restaurant together and enjoy the friendship and conversations

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  • goldengolden Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lowest priced table at Pittsburgh is $725.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please don't take this the wrong way.
    The show is mainly for dealers and there are limits on the table.
    First there is a limit of how many are allowed at a table and normally $ for a 8 ft table.
    Now there is a Banquet at the ANA in Pittsburgh where you can meet people not normally available t the public.
    There are club tables at some shows and this ANA has them. They are for ANA club members.
    Check with your State org.

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  • astroratastrorat Posts: 8,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RogerB said:
    I suspect the window of this has passed....Many authors (including me) are not frequent visitor to coin shows/conventions. It should be planned so that collectors can meet as many authors as possible, and it is convenient for writers to plan to attend.

    Maybe ANA would do this for the summer show - IF there's enough interest.

    The ANA could cordon off a space (or a room) and have an 'authors' lounge' for collectors to meet and chat with authors. Of course, the room would need to be fairly large to fit some of the egos in there. ;). No you, of course, Roger! :)

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  • goldengolden Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are still 28 tables available.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is a banquet on Wednesday If you all want to get together.
    Contact PAN for information
    Or less than a block away is a bar were you can get a corner booth and BS there!
    Why should authors get special treatment? I just don't understand??
    The basic concept of a coin show is for buying and selling, Not a place to BS to one another.

    Pat Vetter,Mercury Dime registry set,1938 Proof set registry,Pat & BJ Coins:724-325-7211


  • goldengolden Posts: 5,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are still 27 tables available.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still NO supply dealer?????

    Pat Vetter,Mercury Dime registry set,1938 Proof set registry,Pat & BJ Coins:724-325-7211


  • GluggoGluggo Posts: 2,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019 6:38PM

    @Insider2 said:
    **Walk in the day of the show and get a cheap table.

    In general what is the going rate for 1 table? Just curious.

  • TheDukeKTheDukeK Posts: 359 ✭✭✭

    $725 min

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