Quoted from too-many-pins:
Don't worry I'll have plenty to post as far as the buy/sell part shortly but if the show becomes a one day show in the future there will be a lot less buying and selling going on.
Now to the topic of what I'll be bringing - at this point I don't have a clue. Next week I leave on a 3 week buying and delivering trip from here to Texas and back again. Then once I get home "Phase II" of my Virginia deal is suppose to happen. If everything falls into place I should have about the same size load as last year (over 50 decent project machines at the flea market). Don't even start with asking "what are you bringing" - I don't have a clue yet but I have been in contact with my Virginia guy and I am suppose to be able to start on the next unit their shortly after I return from Texas.
If "Phase II" of Virginia doesn't happen before the show I'll still have a good many project machines for sale plus dozens of backglasses, back doors for EM's, woodrail legs, etc. But most of that stuff will stay home if I get the Virginia stuff picked up before the show. The Virginia machines will happen in 2018 I just don't know if they are headed to Allentown or York at this point (or maybe both shows will get some depending on timing).
And for anyone thinking I am making a ton of money on these deals last year I made less than $400 profit on "Phase 1" of the Virginia deal after the dust settled and all my cost were factored into the math. My main reason for getting involved with a couple of these bigger deals is to keep them from going to Lloyd (coinopwarehouse) and everything being put into containers to be shipped somewhere out of the country. I don't blame Lloyd for what he does he is in the business to make money. This is just a hobby for me since I retired & getting machines that are sitting for years in warehouses to people who will actually do something with them excites me. Plus I get to pick what we want to add to the collection.
More info to come about two weeks before the show. Wish me luck!