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POLL: Do Internet Sales Threaten the Future of Wargame Shows?


204 votes were cast.


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Vigilant writes:

UK perspective. We never have a shortage of traders wanting to attend our show. Most traders have accepted that shows are as much an advertising expense as they are a means of making sales on the day. Most, if not all, will bring orders to shows saving postage costs. I think that the biggest loss to the internet in the UK has been the bring and buy, due to EBay.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, this is a problem
50
25%
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no opinion
21
10%
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no, this is nothing to worry about
69
34%
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no, the internet is boosting show attendance
57
28%
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other (explain)
7
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
According to an editoriala few year's back in Slingshot magazine, traders were reporting (a) a steady increase in online sales, and (b) a steady reduction in sales at wargame shows and conventions. Since most shows rely on traders for economic survival, any reduction in sales at shows could threaten the future of wargame shows themselves. Do you believe that internet sales threaten the future of wargame shows?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.