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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:29 PM

I don't know about everyone else , but I find the dealer's room/ artist alley to be very hard to find things. I spent about 45 minutes or more looking for 1 vendor since I couldn't remember of the name of it and all I could remember was that they had a white table and I had this problem last year too since it's so easy to get turned around in there.
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Maybe find a way to make it like a parking lot and have each column has like a letter and rows have numbers or something like that , or by colors or something so that if you see something you like you can be like "okay it's between 2-3 in column F or something like that.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:10 PM

View PostLady Leopardess, on May 17 2010, 04:29 AM, said:

I don't know about everyone else , but I find the dealer's room/ artist alley to be very hard to find things. I spent about 45 minutes or more looking for 1 vendor since I couldn't remember of the name of it and all I could remember was that they had a white table and I had this problem last year too since it's so easy to get turned around in there.
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Maybe find a way to make it like a parking lot and have each column has like a letter and rows have numbers or something like that , or by colors or something so that if you see something you like you can be like "okay it's between 2-3 in column F or something like that.


I thought the AA was a little hard to navigate my way through, but since I wasn't looking for specific tables I was just thrown off when I got to a section that was facing a different direction than the rest of the tables. I was thinking, maybe they should all be parallel to each other? Others lamented to me that they lost their way in the AA also.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:11 PM

In the programming guide there was a map of the dealers section and artists alley. It was really easy to use with everyone set up because you could find a vendor on there and see where the vendor you want in relation to that one.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:55 PM

It was a little confusing to me too, but then i realized a big % of people there sell the same items. So it was like DejaVu everytime I stopped by a new little shop O_o

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:56 PM

This might be a little off topic, but I'm posting it here as the title of the thread is Dealer's Room

I was very disappointed in the way one of the sellers conducted himself today on my last day of acen. The particular seller I am talking about is 'the comic cellar'. a fairly large both selling both manga and art books. I love art books but a lot of them can be a bit pricey, so I am usually conflicted as to which one I should get, so I generally flip through them. I was flipping through about 6 or 7 books, and was finally thinking about buying the metal gear art book; placing the book carefully down I just wanted to run a quick check on its price online with a phone app to make sure I was getting a good deal. However, before I could the dealer very rudely stepped in, grabbed the book and put it back in its place. He then announced "This is not a library, its for selling books".

Well, gee thanks for the heads up. I was just taken back by his bluntness as I was JUST ABOUT to buy the metal gear book, but due to his actions I left, found another seller with the same book, and bought it from them.

I realize that a seller is free to do business as they please, but shouldn't they at least respect the customer? And also to further clarify, no where did it say that browsing through the art books was not allowed (I also couldn't have taken up more then 10 minutes browsing).

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:46 AM

View PostMiddle East Guy, on May 17 2010, 12:56 AM, said:

I realize that a seller is free to do business as they please, but shouldn't they at least respect the customer? And also to further clarify, no where did it say that browsing through the art books was not allowed (I also couldn't have taken up more then 10 minutes browsing).


Well, even though you would like them to be respectful, they don't really have to...but taking your money elsewhere is the correct response to dealing with them.

I probably would have walked back by and showed them what I bought and the reason why...just to be a jerkface.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:04 AM

Isle signs would make things a lot easier to find.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:40 AM

View PostSka_Toranpetta, on May 16 2010, 11:11 PM, said:

In the programming guide there was a map of the dealers section and artists alley. It was really easy to use with everyone set up because you could find a vendor on there and see where the vendor you want in relation to that one.

It wasn't that easy because with some vendors you couldn't see their sign or their number.

I also think listing them alphabetically would have been better. It took me a few minutes or so to find Video Games New York in the book.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:51 PM

I agree that it would be very helpful, and not at all hard to put into motion.

Something as simple as setting a little sign at the end of each row/column with a letter on it would solve any confusions as it would allow people to just follow the letters, such as a both being at the intersection of row A column F, easily found by finding either row A or column F.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:54 PM

View PostRanko, on May 17 2010, 09:51 PM, said:

I agree that it would be very helpful, and not at all hard to put into motion.

Something as simple as setting a little sign at the end of each row/column with a letter on it would solve any confusions as it would allow people to just follow the letters, such as a both being at the intersection of row A column F, easily found by finding either row A or column F.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:37 AM

View PostMiddle East Guy, on May 16 2010, 11:56 PM, said:

This might be a little off topic, but I'm posting it here as the title of the thread is Dealer's Room

I was very disappointed in the way one of the sellers conducted himself today on my last day of acen. The particular seller I am talking about is 'the comic cellar'. a fairly large both selling both manga and art books. I love art books but a lot of them can be a bit pricey, so I am usually conflicted as to which one I should get, so I generally flip through them. I was flipping through about 6 or 7 books, and was finally thinking about buying the metal gear art book; placing the book carefully down I just wanted to run a quick check on its price online with a phone app to make sure I was getting a good deal. However, before I could the dealer very rudely stepped in, grabbed the book and put it back in its place. He then announced "This is not a library, its for selling books".

Well, gee thanks for the heads up. I was just taken back by his bluntness as I was JUST ABOUT to buy the metal gear book, but due to his actions I left, found another seller with the same book, and bought it from them.

I realize that a seller is free to do business as they please, but shouldn't they at least respect the customer? And also to further clarify, no where did it say that browsing through the art books was not allowed (I also couldn't have taken up more then 10 minutes browsing).


That guy was a jerk to me too =/ In the end I only bought one cheap thing from that booth. I went elsewhere for everything else I wanted.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:02 PM

in respect to the dealers room i used one main booth as a way to then figure my way around, its the only way my brain worked in respect to that map. that map confused me more than my mental photos.

about dealers though, last year i remember cash transactions having tax already included so this year i was caught off gaurd when i was then told oh thats also blah blah for tax... it would just be simpler if they stuck to adding in tax to their posted price like times before or doing 'no tax on cash' and marking it up by like a few bucks. i take out the ammount i see posted when i deal with cash at cons, its what i have gotten used to and i understand things change but i see cash as my in and out bing bang boom. to suddenly hear oh i need my 10.5% sales tax im like arugh because if all i know of is a fast 20 and i dont want a dealer thats rude to know about it im going to cringe a bit.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

View PostZomgBlue, on May 19 2010, 01:02 AM, said:

about dealers though, last year i remember cash transactions having tax already included so this year i was caught off gaurd when i was then told oh thats also blah blah for tax...

I work for one of the ACen dealers at some of his other shows, and he's pointed this out to me before when people made similar comments. Dealers that travel to a lot of different shows with wildly varying sales tax percentages often do this so they can have decent prices and pretty pre-printed price signs but maintain their profit margins (you want to keep them in business so they come back, right? It's expensive to have a booth at a con, but if they didn't, nobody would get to shop in the dealer's room!) I'm sure it's always been like that - some included tax, some didn't - and you just happened to pick the stalls with no visible tax in previous years!

(As for doing things like marking up prices for credit card purchases, well, I'll tell you a secret. If they have a standard Visa/Mastercard/Discover merchant contract [those are the ones I've actually read, AmEx has different rules and a lot of small businesses don't accept AmEx anyway], they aren't allowed to charge additional fees to 'punish' customers for using a credit card. The card companies want to ENCOURAGE people to use their cards, after all ;3)

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:19 AM

I dunno, I think it's reasonable to charge them the credit fee, since it's for their convenience. It's like gas stations offering you 5 cents off per gallon to use cash. These are small vendors, not some major store chain usually.

I think the "address" idea is a good one. I know they use a similar system at Otakon and Gencon, etc. I bet it just depends on what the convention center allows and the costs involved. Since it's all union, they can have really silly rules sometimes with exorbitant fees involved. Even something like taping a row number to the ground might be "required" to have union staff do it and charge the con $50 per sign etc...

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:31 AM

i must add, that this was the best artist alley i have ever been to in a long time. there was hardly an empty table and a large variety of people and merchandise. along with plenty of room to move about.

also i don't know if it was because it wasn't 90 degrees outside, but inside the dealers hall and artist alley felt very wonderful. it's wasn't an oven like the past few times. the air was on at a very good tempature or setting. and i actually got to look through both dealers hall and artist alley for the first time in my 3 years going with out being rushed out by freinds before i faint, or getting horriblely ill. so i thank whoever was in control of that.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:17 AM

Thank you everyone for your continued feedback and compliments!

We are always listening and do take your suggestions seriously. Most of us are still recovering from the convention, so I won't address every comment here yet individually, but you can be sure it's seen.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:41 PM

View PostMiddle East Guy, on May 16 2010, 11:56 PM, said:

This might be a little off topic, but I'm posting it here as the title of the thread is Dealer's Room

I was very disappointed in the way one of the sellers conducted himself today on my last day of acen. The particular seller I am talking about is 'the comic cellar'. a fairly large both selling both manga and art books. I love art books but a lot of them can be a bit pricey, so I am usually conflicted as to which one I should get, so I generally flip through them. I was flipping through about 6 or 7 books, and was finally thinking about buying the metal gear art book; placing the book carefully down I just wanted to run a quick check on its price online with a phone app to make sure I was getting a good deal. However, before I could the dealer very rudely stepped in, grabbed the book and put it back in its place. He then announced "This is not a library, its for selling books".

Well, gee thanks for the heads up. I was just taken back by his bluntness as I was JUST ABOUT to buy the metal gear book, but due to his actions I left, found another seller with the same book, and bought it from them.

I realize that a seller is free to do business as they please, but shouldn't they at least respect the customer? And also to further clarify, no where did it say that browsing through the art books was not allowed (I also couldn't have taken up more then 10 minutes browsing).


I second this. I have other friends of mine that complained about him. I would really appreciate it if a staffer let him know that if he can't get his crap together then he should probably not perch his booth at this con again. I don't go to the Dealer's Room to have some overzealous seller get pissed off at me for looking over the merchandise to make sure that it's what I want or that it isn't damaged.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:44 PM

View PostAlicorn, on May 18 2010, 10:23 PM, said:

(As for doing things like marking up prices for credit card purchases, well, I'll tell you a secret. If they have a standard Visa/Mastercard/Discover merchant contract [those are the ones I've actually read, AmEx has different rules and a lot of small businesses don't accept AmEx anyway], they aren't allowed to charge additional fees to 'punish' customers for using a credit card. The card companies want to ENCOURAGE people to use their cards, after all ;3)


This is correct - they can actually be fined for doing such things as it is against their merchant contract with said companies.

Personally, I won't buy from vendors who do such things.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

Antisocialist, was that the one with the Serial Experiments Lain book that was discounted to 10 dollars a pop? It was an artbook and on display.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:30 PM

View PostMeredy_Himura, on May 21 2010, 12:56 PM, said:

Antisocialist, was that the one with the Serial Experiments Lain book that was discounted to 10 dollars a pop? It was an artbook and on display.


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:35 AM

We are currently doing a cost-benefit analysis into obtaining large sign-age to help people navigate through the dealers hall. The program book's map was an idea to help people navigate the square hall since it had a few landmarks on the map (the concession stands and directions to the "next area") and it was also posted on the website.

If having the list alphabetized is better for people, instead of having it organized by where the vendor is located, then please let us know.

I know we plan on posting the map of the exhibit hall, along with all the placements, on the website like we did this year. I know it was a new thing for ACen but hopefully it will catch on, so people will continue having lead time when planning out a shopping "attack plan", and locating your favorite vendor(s).
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:00 PM

View PostVoltaire30, on 06 June 2010 - 10:35 AM, said:

If having the list alphabetized is better for people, instead of having it organized by where the vendor is located, then please let us know.


Definitely. How would you know where to find them in the list if you can't figure out where they are? It's easier to find the vendor by name first, then from there, find them on the map.
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:35 AM

It was intended as more of "Ok, I was at the booth HERE on the map, which vendor was that again?" rather than you would know a vendor by name to look for. ;) Things can be changed though, thank you for the feedback!
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:54 AM

I found that some of the vendors did NOT like you asking questions. I was looking at a buying a really expensive copy of a game, but it was the Japanese version so I needed to know what to do to get it run.(I knew there were differences in programing, but I've never had to use one, so i didnt know) Of course the guy snapped at me that I'd have to get a boot disk and that he might have a copy of one around there. He then proceeded to ignore me and start talking to another one of the workers. I set it down and walked away. When I was walking back in the same direction a bit later, he gave me the finger and called me an idiot and the b word (got to keep it family friendly lol). I understand that ACen cant control browsing and stuff, but venders like this shouldnt be allowed in the dealers room in my opinion.

I also think signs would be extremely helpful. One marking Artists Alley and then the Dealers Room. Also the A-Z and number system. Would it be possible to list them in the book by category (and then in alpha order in the category)? I know it would help me tremendously if you did this.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:29 PM

View Postfrzndaqiri, on 07 June 2010 - 07:35 AM, said:

It was intended as more of "Ok, I was at the booth HERE on the map, which vendor was that again?" rather than you would know a vendor by name to look for. ;) Things can be changed though, thank you for the feedback!

I think people will remember vendor names more than the number. Some vendors had the numbers covered up or even the sign with their own name.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:13 PM

If it's at all possible, I think Acen staff should encourage vendors to display their name and/or number as high up as possible. Every year I end up having no idea who half the vendors are because they display their name on the blue cloth on the table at the front of their booth, and when people gather around to look at stuff, I can't see the name. Booths that put their name on their backdrop make my life a lot easier.

I understand if making this a requirement isn't possible, but it should be suggested and encouraged. It's for their benefit anyway, so people can find them again.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:12 PM

Ok I will try and address everything so far...

View Postkungpowkirby, on 07 June 2010 - 07:54 AM, said:

I found that some of the vendors did NOT like you asking questions. I was looking at a buying a really expensive copy of a game, but it was the Japanese version so I needed to know what to do to get it run.(I knew there were differences in programing, but I've never had to use one, so i didnt know) Of course the guy snapped at me that I'd have to get a boot disk and that he might have a copy of one around there. He then proceeded to ignore me and start talking to another one of the workers. I set it down and walked away. When I was walking back in the same direction a bit later, he gave me the finger and called me an idiot and the b word (got to keep it family friendly lol). I understand that ACen cant control browsing and stuff, but venders like this shouldnt be allowed in the dealers room in my opinion.

I also think signs would be extremely helpful. One marking Artists Alley and then the Dealers Room. Also the A-Z and number system. Would it be possible to list them in the book by category (and then in alpha order in the category)? I know it would help me tremendously if you did this.



If this ever happens to you again (or anyone else from a vendor), NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY!!! This is a family friendly convention and steps will be taken to remove the individual from the convention.

We had signs marking where the Artist Alley and Vendor Hall "Exhibit Hall" were respectively, but they hang from the ceiling to get maximum exposure, so that might have been why some people missed them.


View PostOhki, on 07 June 2010 - 03:13 PM, said:

If it's at all possible, I think Acen staff should encourage vendors to display their name and/or number as high up as possible. Every year I end up having no idea who half the vendors are because they display their name on the blue cloth on the table at the front of their booth, and when people gather around to look at stuff, I can't see the name. Booths that put their name on their backdrop make my life a lot easier.

I understand if making this a requirement isn't possible, but it should be suggested and encouraged. It's for their benefit anyway, so people can find them again.


We actually pay the convention center to create signs for all the booths, and mark the ground with the numbers, provided to the vendors for free. Unfortunately not all vendors use the signs so we end up in a slight pickle. I will defiantly look into encouraging vendors to display their names for attendees.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

View PostVoltaire30, on 09 June 2010 - 05:12 PM, said:

We actually pay the convention center to create signs for all the booths, and mark the ground with the numbers, provided to the vendors for free. Unfortunately not all vendors use the signs so we end up in a slight pickle. I will defiantly look into encouraging vendors to display their names for attendees.


Oh, I didn't know that! That's interesting. It's not only just whether they use the sign or not, though. I have seen cases of vendors having one of the signs you provide and displaying them, but they display them low at the front of the booth, so when people go to look at their stuff, they block the view of it. So yeah, not only encouraging them to have their names displayed somewhere, but have them displayed in a high, easy to see location would be wonderful.
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