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Tony Miller
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Last weekend I attended a mini convention known as Nerd Invasion. I went as a spectator and had a good time.

I learned one really important lesson that I want to share with anybody doing BOR sales.

A few small details first: Crowd size was 250 to 300 people over a 15 hour period. There were four vendors. The vendors were all specific to the theme of the event (nobody out of place). There were four vendors.

None of the vendors were setup to take credit/debit cards. They all encouraged people to use the ATM in the lobby. A common theme I was hearing: I'm not going to pay an ATM fee and then a bank fee. I'll look for it online later.

I watched one vendor over a two hour period lose hundreds of dollars of sales because we live in a plastic word instead of a cash one.

Have a smartphone? Odds are there is an applicaiton available that will allow you to take debit/credit. Something to think about.
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mindpunisher
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It would be easy to have a laptop with a dongle connection and use paypal to accept credit cards even.
Tony Miller
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Mindpunisher, good point.

You think a group of nerds would have figured that one out. ;-)


The $ I was going to spend with a couple of vendors wound up going to beer for folks in the groupp I was with. The bar took plastic.
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I can't imagine why anyone would not take plastic in today's world.
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HypnotizeAmerica
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What is this paper cash that you speak of?

Gotta take credit and debt cards - even for payments from shows.
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