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POLL: What Should Be Done About the Historicon Flea Market?


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dapeters writes:

Don, could you please post your's and Mike article?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
leave it the way it is
144
33%
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abolish the Flea Market
14
3%
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limit the Flea Market to Sunday only
45
10%
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prohibit professionals from the Flea Market
158
36%
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raise the Flea Market fees
5
1%
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something else
11
3%
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no opinion
62
14%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

In MWAN 131, both Don Perrin and Michael S. Cosentino make the case that something needs to be fixed regarding flea markets at the big HMGS conventions:

Professional miniatures painters or resellers bring items to the Flea Market and turn very tidy profits. Am I against profits? Heavens no! I am against professionals in the Flea Market, though... Professionals belong in the dealer hall... If you're a professional, get a table and sell your wares there.

Don further argues that money spent in the Flea Market is money taken away from the dealers hall, which weakens the hobby industry. Michael adds that "the very name flea market helps add to a cheap atmosphere of our hobby."

What should be done about the Historicon Flea Market?

leave it the way it is

It's not broken - don't fix it.

abolish the Flea Market

In this era of eBay and the internet, the Flea Market is an obsolete concept. It isn't needed any more.

limit the Flea Market to Sunday only

Don Perrin argues that if "...the Flea Market opened on Sunday, and Sunday only, it may actually improve attendance on the Sunday..."

prohibit professionals from the Flea Market

Tighten the Flea Market rules to prevent "professionals" from using it as a "cheap dealers area."

raise the Flea Market fees

Raise the Flea Market fees, to make it less "cheap" for the professionals.

something else

Some other option (if you select this, please explain your preference as a comment to this poll).

no opinion

I have no opinion.