So I setup at my first card show and it was a great experience..
First set up was at 7:00 AM and arrived there at that time period. I set up fairly fast and was ready to sell but no one was coming through the door. I thought OH NO!!!!! However, I had Tiger Woods on my iphone to keep me entertained lol.....
My first customer was another dealer who had asked if I am willing to go cheaper on my .50 box and with a dealer I was so I told him .25 and he actually agreed and bought 5.00 worth of cards which was my first sale.
It was interesting to see at first people were avoiding my table because I had no vintage and I guess that is what they wanted. Also, I was sitting down in the beginning and decided to stand up. Once I stood up, people started flocking to the table and wanting to buy. I had a few interesting customers. One guy was looking at four of my cards. One of them is selling for $40.00 on ebay and I told him it is going for $50.00. He still did not want it. I mean come on I am selling it below ebay price anyway. Someone ended up buying it for thr $40.00 and he came back wanting it.
The show was pretty tame and no annoying customers like the ones in the stories. But later on I had an older couple come in and ask if I can go even cheaper on my .50 box and I obliged to the tune of .25 each. They only bought 8 cards and I was like you could not spend $4.00. Either way it got rid of some cards. I had made significant room at my table and decided to put away my $3.00 box and move some of the non used-auto into the .50 box and than display all of my autos and game used. One guy ended up buying every single Dual jersey auto from Anthology I had because of this. Towards the end had the biggest idiot of the day!!!!
This guy next to me was selling certain cards and they were a little bit over Ebay price. So this kid was telling him that and he was like alright and knocked off ten dollars. still over ebay price but by 3.00. So this customer was saying that it is still not cheap enough and was trying to haggle him to go cheaper and he was not budging. I almost stepped in and said that when all is said and done 15 dollars here is still the same as paying 12 dollars on ebay because of shipping and fees. The idiot would have still said no. I do not get how people are so addicted to ebay prices. I mean some cards can sell over ebay prices at show because of their rising value. Either way I was happy and ended up trading two of my cards for a sick Breygent Dexter two piece used memorabilia card