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the ogre
11-17-2010, 12:52 PM
we would like to do as much cash and carry as possible how do you feel???

Allen H
11-17-2010, 01:19 PM
I thinkits a good way to go, Some people will only trust cash and carry since several vendors last year failed to deliver. My business (what I sell) is only cash and carry. So I will only do the smaller shows.

I will still place orders with vendors, but only those I know or on items that will be charged when shipped.

the ogre
11-17-2010, 01:22 PM
thanks allen

hauntpro
11-17-2010, 01:44 PM
Why drive to a convention to get cheaper rates and still pay high shiping costs. If they sold things there, people could see and touch what they are getting, which would increase vender sales. With the exception of large animatronics. Cash and carry would be a great thing for transworld.

damon carson
11-17-2010, 01:51 PM
Bring as much cash and carry as possible. Nobody wants to wait for months on end for something they could have brought home from the show.
Damon

the ogre
11-17-2010, 01:58 PM
i think that is the rout we're gonna go. we will have alot of product on hand. here is a price list. this is also in a seperate thread

Zombie king suit-$1,495.00
tarman-$1,395.00
Toxic zombie suit-$1,395.00
classic zombie male/female suite 1,195.00
skinny clown-1,195.00
fat zombie/fat clown suit-1,495.00
1940's soldier-$1,395.00

Just the bone structure suit, no costume with gloves and mask=$850
upper half includes chest,spine and armbones-$375
chestpeice and spine=$295

gloves,arm bone sleeve,leg bone sleeve seperates=$65

Dalloween
11-17-2010, 03:45 PM
For larger items that can't be done cash and carry, do you all think it's acceptable to insist that you only pay a deposit at the show, maybe half down and half on delivery of the item(s)?

Jim

sophisticatedterror
11-17-2010, 04:23 PM
as far as taking orders...I think thats completely acceptable...I know thats how we will be handling orders...deposit at the show and the rest upon shipping...and we will have cash and carry...also as a buyer as well I hope more vendors start doing this with all the mishaps with the past tw.



Kale

graystone
11-17-2010, 05:56 PM
Yes and you will recieve 4 stars! Shane and it's this is what it's coming to! Shane this time!

the ogre
11-17-2010, 06:01 PM
shane i sincerly hope i get the pleasure of doing business with you. i would be honored to have even the smallest of our products used in your haunt. let me know if theres anything we can do for you. To anyone else the customer service line to our shop is my personal cell phone. i WILL NOT leave you hanging

Capt.Chaos
11-17-2010, 07:14 PM
I think it would be VERY wise on vendors behalf to have inventory on hand at the show. After some of the hassle I had last year and the feedback I have seen in these forums, I probably will be pretty tight with my cash. I guarantee that if stuff was on hand and I can pick up at the show i would buy right now. I spent about $4500 last year at transworld and I know for a fact I would have doubled that last year if stuff was on hand. i am not talking large animatronics but masks and some costumes and props. I will be at the show and ready to buy if i can walk away with it. Thanks for your ear.

Buck

the ogre
11-17-2010, 07:40 PM
stop by the grave yard prop shop booth and we will have plenty of product at great prices for you to leave with

hauntman666
11-17-2010, 09:49 PM
I agree totally with the cash and carry when my partner and I go down there this year we dont plan on ordering to much to be shipped we are bringing his truck for a reason we want some stuff to bring back with us while we are there

Grimley
11-17-2010, 09:51 PM
Sorry but after this year I am not giving anyone half down. Not a chance.

shawnc
11-18-2010, 05:35 PM
I think vendors should get a bigger head start on production, even if they don't do much cash and carry so they are able to get those first orders sent out quickly. I'm sure others buyers have wondered why it seems that some vendors don't even start production until after Transworld. I know that many (or most?) do but every year we here the same stories about early orders not getting sent out until it's too late to use the stuff.

ETHEREAL_FX
11-19-2010, 01:58 AM
Cash and carry presents folks with the need to "carry" their stuff home. Airlines are getting much more expensive with luggage and TSA hates electronics they can't identify, trust me on that one. Likewise large or fragile items make more sense to ship. possibly weigh that against whatever product line your bringing. Just a consideration, a reminder that not everything is a good cash and carry candidate.

hauntman666
11-19-2010, 02:40 AM
i agree TSA is very strict i just flew over halloween time and i forgot to take my wallet out and they got all mad about that and the luggage is usually at least 25 a piece for a suitcase but with the convention being in st louis kinda in the middle of the country i think a lot more people are actually driving there instead of flying. Yes you will have the people that fly and even in the scenario you could always find a ups store and just ship everything back and not have to worry about the airport security. Overall I think that cash and carry is the best way for vendors especially with a lot of people not getting products this year most people will not want to order something and hope that they get it before haunt season

GoryCorey
11-19-2010, 04:19 AM
Cash and carry presents folks with the need to "carry" their stuff home. Airlines are getting much more expensive with luggage and TSA hates electronics they can't identify, trust me on that one. Likewise large or fragile items make more sense to ship. possibly weigh that against whatever product line your bringing. Just a consideration, a reminder that not everything is a good cash and carry candidate.

They aint to thrilled at finding 'guns' in luggage
We recommend our customers get their web guns shipped if they are flying.

Corey
Minions Web

Allen H
11-19-2010, 08:22 AM
Etheral-
There is a ups store in the renniasance hotel, very easy to get to. Casy and carry is the way to go for small things. Your sales would be much better If you had products on hand. Efx-tec gets a ton of my business because they open a drawer and hand me what I buy.
each vendor can make their own call, but you will lose a few sales if you cant get the product in their hands. I really think the buying climate has changed.
Allen H

the ogre
11-19-2010, 09:19 AM
we will have costumes and masks so the whole electronics and larg items are not a factor. we have already started production and will have plenty of product for everyone. even if your not buying from us stop by for a chat.

damon carson
11-19-2010, 10:44 AM
Looking forward to it.
Damon

ETHEREAL_FX
11-21-2010, 02:46 PM
we will be bringing some stock for the cash and carry crowd, that being said we still recommend shipping, most of which will be immediate shipping, we will be offering pre-sales some of our brand new products that will not be delivered by transworld but for most of your orders they will shipped from our warehouse and will probably beat you home from the show. I think what most folks worry about is not shipping vs. cash n carry but the 6 month wait from vendors who don't stock anything but instead start building after the show. I agree that is hard to swallow as a customer but I understand that the industry is still not large enough for all your vendors to be able to do that. Small mask makers and the like are still working out of their den as what is essentially a hobby and it's a tale is as old as time, if your dealing with artists and the like, for better or worse your usually not dealing with the efficiencies of a dedicated business. I guess we all have to take the good with the bad. I've got a few clients who ordered some things from other vendors at transworld 2010 and still haven't gotten them but as one of them told me, that's the biz!