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official 2019 PINBALL EXPO thread


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    #79 5 months ago

    Here's a reveal of sorts - I've just booked my travel and I've paid for a booth, so KAHR.US Circuits is coming! The 35th Expo will be my first Expo - I'm very excited to be joining the event!

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

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    #124 5 months ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    We wished the vendor hall opened earlier on Friday too

    I'm on the fence about it. It's a big commitment for us small guys to bring our businesses so we of course want the exposure to the attendees. But with 5 hours on Thursday, 7 on Friday and 13 on Saturday it's tough to believe anyone who wants to buy from an attending vendor would struggle to find the opportunity. And the times the hall isn't open gives opportunities to participate in the show in other ways. I'm looking forward to attending for sure!

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

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    #254 4 months ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    We are staying at the Hawthorne suites, $75 a night plus tax. Free breakfast.

    I'm seeing $66 for the hawthorne suites on hotels.com. I'm at the Embassy Suites and not looking to change plans now. Also of note for DC area folks - Spirit has some really attractive rates for a round-trip from Baltimore to Chicago right now.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #275 4 months ago
    Quoted from bbaker2824:

    Ignore it Ryan.

    That's where I am. Excited to be going as it is my first Expo, and since we are only a few weeks away I am concentrating on building inventory to bring for my vendor space. ryanwanger , remember when we traded vendor shirts a few years ago at Expo? I was wearing my blue Comet Pinball tee last week!

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

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    #366 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mope161616:

    Any other show specials on parts or mods?

    I offer 5-packs of daughterboards at a show discount. This is my first year at Expo so be sure to stop by!

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    1 week later
    #542 4 months ago

    I'm packing tonight; flying tomorrow morning. Will be set up in time for vendor hall opening tomorrow at 6:00 PM. Bringing plenty of inventory of pretty much everything I make, but if you are interested in my skee ball boards they could sell out.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED displays for model H & model S Skee Ball

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    #647 4 months ago

    My vendor booth. Very impressive show; really glad I’m here.

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    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #705 4 months ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    Do you have a store here on pinside? I've never heard of your products before now...

    vireland yes, I have my boards available in my Pinside shop, and even though I'm in Chicago at Expo I am fulfilling online orders b/c I can ship from the hotel.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #738 4 months ago

    Spears across the parking lot has 10percent off for Expo attendees.

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    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #792 4 months ago
    Quoted from OldSpice:

    Please help Marco find their banners. The guy in the photo took three banners from the Stern/Marco room. If anyone knows him just tell him that we would like them back. Thanks!!!

    Any chance of a timestamp for the photo? Maybe somebody knows who was wandering around in that time window. I heard a report from one of my neighbor vendors of having a couple items walk overnight as well - same guy perhaps? oldspice , I will share the info you posted with that vendor and encourage them to report it so cameras can be checked. If you come to my booth I will direct you to the impacted vendor.

    This show is just spectacular on all fronts; we (the community) bring a lot of eyes to the event. If you see something please say something. And please don't let this post divert the fun unfolding in real time within this thread.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

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    #1121 3 months ago
    Quoted from TomN:

    Often wondered if as a vendor it’s worth all the effort and expense to do these trade shows? Just looking at some of the displays I could not imagine moving all of that stuff for what turns out to be a day and a half display. Must be for the love of the hobby. Hard to believe you sell enough product. Some of the vendor booths had zero traffic and the dudes looked bored. Looking at their phones more then speaking with potential customers.

    It's worth it - some supporting thoughts:

    - In online sales my daughterboard sales divide 50-50 between the Classic and the Pro version. With the luxury of discussing the difference directly with customers at shows, the divide is more like 75-25 (or more) advantage for the Pro over the Classic. Successfully explaining the software I wrote for the Pro board is rewarding.
    - Plenty of folks who came by my booth who had not heard of my products before. One example is a guy from Germany who bought one Pro Daughterboard. This week I shipped an order of 11 daughterboards to Germany - I have no way to know if this is a spin-off from the show but it certainly could be.
    - Lots and lots of past customers come by and thank me for the daughterboard. That happens at every show and it's awesome!
    - Spent the weekend playing pinball and talking life with my uncle. Separate play and vendor rooms allowed for reasonable vending hours and that meant we spent a good amount of time playing the large selection of games at the show.
    - Could have sold more of the Pinball Pyramid at Expo - they sold out the first day. Could have left the Skee Score sets at home as none sold (it is popular online; just not at Expo this year). Lots of praise on the Skee display but at the end of the day product didn't match what the on-site audience needed. If I'm offering the wrong product for the attendees that's my problem; not the show's.

    So yea, it's hard but it's worth it.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

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