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Lord Ogre
02-03-2008, 01:35 PM
Anyone ever dealt with any of these three companies.

Id like to know if the good and bad (if any) on them.

http://www.wists.com/


http://www.halloweenasylum.com/


http://www.eurekascreams.com/

bodybagging
02-03-2008, 01:42 PM
Well I for one can vouch for EurekaScreams and Im sure anyone else that responds to this will follow suit. Have to say that you have a interesting selection and quite a variety in your request.

drfrightner
02-03-2008, 03:35 PM
Eurkea Screams that is just a guy who runs a haunted house, he's not a vendor. I don't know why you would want info on him. I've never heard of the other two. I you looking for info on vendors or what? What are you doing?



Larry

gadget-evilusions
02-03-2008, 06:12 PM
I can't even figure out what the first one is.

Second one just looks like a standard costume reseller. Never dealt with them.

Eureka Screams is Kelly Allen, and I belive the only thing he sells is his "So you want to be a hauntreprenuar" book, which is a great book.

Nightmaretony
02-03-2008, 06:23 PM
Kelly sells a good book, I will vouch for him as well. Since he has product to sell on a regular basis with stock, that indeed does make him a vendor.


No idea on the first two either.

drfrightner
02-03-2008, 07:01 PM
Tony,

That is an interesting comment. If you'd call Kelly a vendor because he has a book, then you'd have to say junk stores that sell old furniture or Home Depot vendors as well. My idea of a vendor is someone who supplies something to the industry that influences how we build our haunts, what we design our haunts around, and has a huge influence over the industry. I don't consider that a real vendor, just the same as someone who only makes a video a vendor. I guess if you sell something to the industry I guess you're a vendor, so that would include Home Depot then and people who sell fabric, or the company that sells chainsaws...lol. Is the much talked about SpookyPlanet a vendor? Where do you draw the line. I guess you can make a case either way.

The three companies this guy listed I don't consider vendors to the industry. I don't understand the purpose of the post at all. These three companies are not vendors to this industry, so I'm confused as to why someone would ask about them. the only thing I'm thinking at this point is that it was a spam post to promote that website that is unrelated to the Halloween or anything.

Who knows. Maybe he will explain.

Larry

shawnc
02-03-2008, 07:16 PM
There are other companies (including some of the people right here on this board) with better prices than halloweenasylum.

Nightmaretony
02-03-2008, 08:20 PM
Larry: Good point there and I would agree about possibly being a spam post. They get a tad tiring.

I do think a vendor would be someone with a continuing product and stock of it for sale, be it through themselves or through a distributor. I have my Dark Matter CD which I have a stock and sell via distributors. I do not know if Kelly has a set of distributors for his book but he does have a run of stock for sale.

This would differ from someone selling a one time item such as a haunt or hearse on here or Ebay. If they had several or a stock of similar or related items such as more props made specifically for selling or several haunts for sale as a broker, I would call them a vendor. Someone selling a single haunt I would not call a vendor.

The same would apply to junk. Cleaning out the attic, not a vendor. Junkyard that buys/sells, vendor.

Some vendors begin with a single stock item and expand. Take a look at Midnight Syndicate or Virgil for example. Both have a variety of CDs and stock of them for sale on a continuing basis would be vendors. you start and go from there.


nother example from me: I have a clown dunk tank for sale on here. Single personal item. Not a vendor. Dark Matter CD: stock for sale. Vendor. Upcoming musical output and future projects output: vendor.

YMMV, of course.

Nightmaretony
02-03-2008, 08:22 PM
ah, and for a junk dealer with stock and Home Depot, I would consider as vendor. They have a stock of different building supplies which we use for our haunts.

Your stock for HPI would be from book and video materials for education to low and high end props all the way to full turn key haunts. You have stock of each item. Not different from the above vendor examples. Just haunt oriented items.

Lord Ogre
02-04-2008, 05:51 PM
The three companies this guy listed I don't consider vendors to the industry. I don't understand the purpose of the post at all. These three companies are not vendors to this industry, so I'm confused as to why someone would ask about them. the only thing I'm thinking at this point is that it was a spam post to promote that website that is unrelated to the Halloween or anything.

Who knows. Maybe he will explain.

Larry

Came across an interesting leatherface type flesh apron for sale at these three websites while comparing prices.

Before I place an order with a company I've never dealt with I want to know if anyone ever got burned by any of them.

These places happened to have the item priced the lowest compared to most.

Too many companies have come and gone by the wayside the last 10 years it makes my a bit gun shy when I want to order something without talking to the folks on these boards that have already dealt with these vendors.

And Larry for the record I've never spammed this board or any other board either.


Here are the 3 pages I looked at:

http://www.wists.com/everyone/8dbbad7d351389f218fa180998afa516

http://www.halloweenasylum.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=24

http://www.eurekascreams.com/halloween/apron.shtml


Really didn't want to go into any details that's why I kept it short, oops my bad if it made people think I was spamming.

If they are venders or not is not my argument, I know what they claim to be selling which is something I can use at the haunt that I operate The Haunted Forest Of Carousel.

I’m just trying to find out more about these online sellers.

xxxdirk
02-04-2008, 05:55 PM
I would be happy to give Kelly from Eureka a testimonial. I have known Kel since 2003 and think he is a good person and I would trust him.....

Nightmaretony
02-04-2008, 05:58 PM
The Wists link seems to actually originate from Gorestore. Webmaster is Chad Savage. His name is known in the industry. Sinister Visions.

drfrightner
02-04-2008, 06:03 PM
Ahhh I see...

I didn't know Kelly put up a little online store on his website. I don't think he makes those things but I guess he's reselling someone else products. I'm sure if you ordered it from him he would ship it to you, I wouldn't have any doubt about that. It seems like a person who would ship you whatever you ordered.

I'm not sure what product you're intersted in buying from him. Are you looking for reviews or just making sure they don't screw you? I've never heard of the other two sellers, although the other one is also just some resell it shop. Many people have had really bad experiences with those resell shops because they don't make the product, so they have to order the product, get in then send it to you or have them drop ship to you. Sometimes that takes a while.

Some of those haven't shipped at all...

So be carefull.

Larry

Nightmaretony
02-04-2008, 06:26 PM
Agreed. Webmaster name is known but no idea of who is behind Gorestore. That gives me pause, personally. I prefer a store to have an address and names behind it.


Some resellers are well known and their names are common. For example, Gore Galore, Kevin makes his own things and resells some items. A lot of people in the industry know him as trustworthy and honest.

Larry, you also resell the Kevin McCurdy videos as well as your own line. Full contact and everyone knows who you are. I also consider you trustworthy in your vendor dealings. Always had good experience over the years.

TheCareTaker
02-05-2008, 04:31 PM
I ordered from Kely shiped next day or so the email says!!

no problems though

Nightmaretony
02-06-2008, 10:49 AM
You will like Kel's book, Caretaker. Got it and worth it.

I ordered up something new that will help with the back depth of my haunt for opening. Will review when the time comes.