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    Daytona Beach Comic Con Sat/Sun April 21-22

    Definitely one of the best true comic book shows in Florida!
  2. Have you ever tried to rebag and board 80 long boxes? So I guess this leads to the next question. When we are saying bag and board are we speaking brand new bags and boards or whatever they have been in for last twenty years?
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    Florida comic shops

    Not many great stores in Miami. Most the amazing stores are in Ft. Lauderdale such as Past, Present and Future Comics and Tate's Comics. Definitely worth going to both. The West Palm Beach is the best of the PPF stores for silver keys but they all have their fair share.
  4. I usually only bring low end books when I do 4+ booths at a show (400sf). I've mostly switched to doing $2 books but I have them all in order and bagged and boarded making sure all older bags have been replaced to give a uniform presentation. Victory Comics does a great set up using this methology.
  5. My question is what does a person expect to find from a comic in a dollar box organizational and presentation wise? Do you expect the books to be in alphanumerical order? New bags and boards? I find for myself that the labor cost to put your dollar books in complete alphanumerical and not just sections is just not cost effective let alone put them in new bags and boards.
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    Black Friday Sales 2017

    So what have you guys found so far?
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    Long Box Storage Shelving Recommendations

    So measurements put it at 6.5ft long. For shows I think I fit 9 long boxes on a 6ft table.
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    Long Box Storage Shelving Recommendations

    My math based on average box sizes puts it around 12 boxes a shelf/48 total.
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    Long Box Storage Shelving Recommendations

    I wonder if they make a five shelf version of those. That would fit about 60 long on it.
  10. What shelving do you use in your warehouse/backroom area to store your longboxes? Im looking for something sturdier than the base model edsols found at Home depot/lowes. Those seemed to bend under the weight after a few months of the long boxes. If you have photos to show off I would love to see your setup.
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    MegaCon Tampa Bay - Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1, 2017

    I won't set up at any shows owned by this company due to the way they treat their vendors and my past experiences. If I hear in the future they have changed the way they do business I will reconsider but until then...
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    MegaCon Tampa Bay - Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1, 2017

    I went on Weds. A lot of non-comic/non-collector oriented booths there like Sprint and Gieco taking up large amounts of space. Also based on the floor plan and the emails I received one week before the show it looks like they didn't sell about 15-20% of their booths.
  13. FYI - The Uncanny Xmen 423 is a newstand edition but not the Error edition.
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    Tampa Bay Comic Con - July 28-30, 2017!

    This definitely was a great show! There are three major shows that take place in Florida and having two of them occur on the exact same weekend definitely affected sales. Another item which affected sales was having a local store with a very large backstock close with the last month and had blown out there inventory locally. Many dealers were there reselling this inventory at rock bottom prices. With that said my sales overall were still great for a major convention!
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    By The Numbers by PikesComics

    It was a tighter fit then I would have wanted. I ended up getting a smaller warehouse than I wanted as they rented the one I wanted out from under me. I have almost cleared out all the gaming and non comic related stock so I should soon be able to start grinding away on the comics! Two shows coming up next month!