Brigadoon

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Some good points there, particularly about the sticking a head in the door and then going straight back out.

It will happen and it is important not to let it affect your enjoyment.

There will be plenty who do like it. :D

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[generous interpretation]You get that a lot in the afternoon.

People who have heard something they like but can't remember where, so open doors , look in, realise it is the wrong room and move on down the corridor.[/gi]

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Super Wammer

Hmm, starting to think I may need to stay over Sunday evening too - looks like I'll need to drink lots of beer on Sunday to cope with all the vagaries of Scalford punters..:dunno:

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Nah, 19 out of 20 visitors are polite and interested. It's worth remembering that neither exhibitors nor visitors are doing each other favours - everyone is there only because they want to be.

Yes, it's a lot of time and effort to set up a dem room, but I do it because I enjoy doing it.

If visitors like it, great. If not, or if they just pop their head round the door and move on, fine - they are under no obligation as far as I am concerned.

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Nah, 19 out of 20 visitors are polite and interested. It's worth remembering that neither exhibitors nor visitors are doing each other favours - everyone is there only because they want to be.

Yes, it's a lot of time and effort to set up a dem room, but I do it because I enjoy doing it.

If visitors like it, great. If not, or if they just pop their head round the door and move on, fine - they are under no obligation as far as I am concerned.

Completely agree. I do it for ME, because I like showing off my kit, or because I've got something some may find interesting, like Quadraphonics the year before last or omnidirectional 'speakers last year.

Those that are interested may ask questions lr just listen to the tunes. Others may not like the music or the kit or me, and move on.

S

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As an exhibitor, expect lots of questions if visitors like what they hear, especially about price of kit, sometimes about the tech.

Also, regardless of how good your system sounds, or not, most visitors will acknowledge your efforts with a smile, nod or a quiet thank you, but you will also get the ignorant ones who seem to think they have a right to be there and give no acknowledgement at all. This really winds me up as it doesn't matter if your system sounds great or awful (which is an individual opinion), visitors should at least recognise that its cost you money and time to put on the show for them.

You'll also get visitors who:

- ignore your room because they don't like the name on the boxes, their loss

- ignore your room because they think they don't like some of the tech in your system (e.g. "I don't like SS amps"; or "I don't like horns"), again, their loss

- stick their head around the door and form an opinion, despite the fact it took you 2 hours to get the speakers in the best place in the room

- actually enjoy themselves, good grief

I'm going there with the mentality that I am showing my personal system and not everyone is going to be a fan of it or be interested in it.

I think if you're exhibiting for recognition or something similar is perhaps the wrong approach. As a punter, there were PLENTY of systems I looked at after opening the door, heard a sound I didn't enjoy and didn't feel the need to stay longer.

The main reason I want to go is for the Saturday night setup and getting to listen to my system loudly for a change, I can't do it where I am here with my noisy neighbours (they have bass flowing through our house all day long but they bang on the walls if they hear ours), so once I get an hour or so of being obnoxious, I'll be focused on the buffet and the next day if no one spends any time in the room, I won't be worried.

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I think I said in my post that the visitors don't have to like your system to at least be grateful that you travelled a long way, gave your weekend to the show and paid for stuff out of your own pocket. Its nothing to do with liking or disliking a system.

Hoping that visitors can politely acknowledge this is nothing more than being polite and courteous on their part. It has absolutely nothing to do with "recognition".

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All the same, I'm not worried about it.

:)

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Hoping that visitors can politely acknowledge this is nothing more than being polite and courteous on their part. It has absolutely nothing to do with "recognition".

"All hope abandon, ye who enter here" - Dante

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I always thought that if I was playing great music and the system was set up well, anyone doing a hello/goodbye routine must have simply been put off by the moustache and pie stained T shirt.

That can't work tho can it, or every room would be empty :)

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On ‎11‎/‎02‎/‎2016 at 23:51, Brigadoon said:

Okay another question. What's the official standpoint on selling at the show?

Is it verboten to actively sell bits of one's kit at the show?

If a show visitor fancies a bit of one's kit and asks "how much for the..." is it verboten to 'do a deal'?

Assuming it's Hi Fi kit we're talking about, and not forum members.....(I'm sure Rabs could fetch quite a price post-fountain..."

There is a bring and buy/Audio jumble in the pavilion this year, no charge I believe. If you're exhibiting you can leave a price and your room number, for people to come and discuss/buy from you.

Edited by greybeard
grammar!

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On 20 February 2017 at 09:25, greybeard said:

There is a bring and buy/Audio jumble in the pavilion this year, no charge I believe. If you're exhibiting you can leave a price and your room number, for people to come and discuss/buy from you.

 

Sadly, I won't make it this year.  This whole getting divorced thing is quite the malarkey apparently.

 Roll on Scalford 2018.....

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57 minutes ago, Brigadoon said:

 Sadly, I won't make it this year.  This whole getting divorced thing is quite the malarkey apparently.

 Roll on Scalford 2018.....

Sorry to hear that, but WTF why did you start the thread then. Still, see you next year :)

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9 hours ago, greybeard said:

Sorry to hear that, but WTF why did you start the thread then. Still, see you next year :)

Erm........did you check the date of my thread?  😉

Thanks anyway - a pint on me in 2018 😎

Edited by Brigadoon

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Super Wammer

OOps obviously not, please accept my apologies, see you next year :doh:

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