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Best Show for Vendors?


By midcoastsurf

8 months ago



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    #1 8 months ago

    Hello,

    I’ll likely be at Expo this year with my Lit Frames product since the show is in my backyard. I haven’t taken my product to a show yet, but figure it’s a good way to grow awareness.

    For those vendors out there with products/mods for sale, what has been your best show for selling your items?

    Thanks

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    #2 8 months ago

    Allentown Pinfest - you hit northeast, NYC, Philly, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Wash DC etc... Tons of collectors in the market the show draws from.

    Pinball Expo and TPF are also going to be worth your travel buck.

    Try one in south, rockies, and west coast then you are hitting new folks at each show - don't just go to 5 shows all in the same state that draw from same people if your show budget it limited - spend a bit more and spread out.

    Good luck !

    #3 8 months ago

    Chuckwurt and I will be hosting the 2nd annual Pincinnati show in November, and we have vendor space available.
    Pincinnati.com

    #4 8 months ago
    Quoted from PinballSTAR:

    Allentown Pinfest - you hit northeast, NYC, Philly, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Wash DC etc... Tons of collectors in the market the show draws from.
    Pinball Expo and TPF are also going to be worth your travel buck.
    Try one in south, rockies, and west coast then you are hitting new folks at each show - don't just go to 5 shows all in the same state that draw from same people if your show budget it limited - spend a bit more and spread out.
    Good luck !

    Good stuff, thanks! Agree with the reach, not frequency approach.

    #5 8 months ago

    From my experience:

    Allentown is #1 period. People come there to spend money.
    Expo is #2: meet lots of serious pinheads and good relationships developed

    TPF: is so so, probably will not sell a ton but there is lots of foot traffic. The problem with TPF is the money you have to spend as a vendor to get there, stay there, setup there and then it is almost impossible to make your money back at this show.

    Southern Fried Game Expo: by far the worst show for a vendor. Horrible

    #6 8 months ago

    Allentown, Texas and Expo are the shows where we have found the most interest in our products

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