+MHz Posted July 25, 2010 Share Posted July 25, 2010 (edited) A Geocoinfest to me, means a place to trade/adopt/sell geocoins between cachers and visit/buy from vendors who are selling the latest and greatest geocoins and geocaching swag. However, since I'm interested is selling/adopting out a portion of my personal geocoin collection, I've been told by the Geocoinfest 2010 committee that I can't sell geocoins at the event and to do so I must buy a vendor table for likely around $200. I know I'm not the only cacher looking to sell/adopt/trade geocoins from our own private collections at this event and I know of many already who have far far fewer coins than me who have been told the same thing by the GCF committee and I'm sure there are more out there. A vendor can write off the cost of buying a vendor table as well as likely cover the costs of the table from profits made from sales at the event. A private collector can't write off the expense because, we don't have a business to do so. Also, at least in my case, I'd be selling at either the break even or below cost so there is no profit there. If I wanted to make a profit, I'd put the collection up on e-bay! I have a lot of older geocoins that I really like but are gathering dust and would likely mean more to someone else than to me. Why shouldn't I be able to sell them at the trading portion of Gecoinfest 2010? That may mean I trade a geocoin for another geocoin, a club patch, a pin, an ammo can or $10. How is that not a trade? Anyone else out there in the same boat as me? It's really kind of soured my enthusiasm to go to my very first Mega-event. I may have to skip it and just go geocaching with my friends instead. Edited July 25, 2010 by MHz Quote Link to comment
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