We had several pins set up for free play in our vendor space because they were "working projects" and we didn't want "working projects" in the freeplay area since we were not sure how they would hold up. We were pleasantly surprised everything we had set up to play basically worked great up until it was sold other than a couple stuck balls on WCS & one minor issue with Flash.
We had a couple machines set up that were not "fully working projects" that couldn't be played but we wanted to be able to show people they mostly worked and of course they didn't work flawlessly during the show since they were not fully working when we took them to the show. But the machines that we took as fully working projects stayed that way for 3 straight days of being played pretty much none stop.
We took a total of 11 machines and added an additional one Friday AM. Out of the 12 we sold 8 and traded one so basically 75% of what we took to the show didn't come back home. The crazy thing is 2 of the 3 machines that came back home were machines I thought would have been the first couple to sell? Anyway it was a great show for us as far as sales go but better yet we got to see a lot of old friends, talked to a lot of past customers, and had a great time overall.
Thanks again to Rich & his friends and family for doing all they do to make York a great show every year. The only thing that makes me a little sad is now we have to wait over 6 months for Allentown and a full year before another York. But I guess if shows happened locally more often we wouldn't look forward to them as much since they were going on all the time. Can't wait to see everyone again in a few months at Allentown.
Most importantly to me is --- my "curse" of not being able to set up at York is finally behind me! After 6 years of trying I FINALLY made it to a York Show!