Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by class316 » January 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm

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January 11th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Last Big Event there were next to no lines for at least half the guests due to mostly skyrocketing prices. I’m not paying 30 dollars for a signature I can get on EBay for 5 bucks.
The photo op is worth $0 yet people pay it.

Most of the time, when you pay for autos and photo ops at cons (wrestling or otherwise), you are not paying for the value of the item. You are paying for the experience of meeting the person and seeing the autograph done in front of you.
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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by TheDuke » January 11th, 2019, 1:10 pm

class316 wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm
TheDuke wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Last Big Event there were next to no lines for at least half the guests due to mostly skyrocketing prices. I’m not paying 30 dollars for a signature I can get on EBay for 5 bucks.
The photo op is worth $0 yet people pay it.

Most of the time, when you pay for autos and photo ops at cons (wrestling or otherwise), you are not paying for the value of the item. You are paying for the experience of meeting the person and seeing the autograph done in front of you.
Agreed I just think they have gone a little too far with pricing.

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by ICW » January 11th, 2019, 1:25 pm

TheDuke wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 1:10 pm
class316 wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm
TheDuke wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Last Big Event there were next to no lines for at least half the guests due to mostly skyrocketing prices. I’m not paying 30 dollars for a signature I can get on EBay for 5 bucks.
The photo op is worth $0 yet people pay it.

Most of the time, when you pay for autos and photo ops at cons (wrestling or otherwise), you are not paying for the value of the item. You are paying for the experience of meeting the person and seeing the autograph done in front of you.
Agreed I just think they have gone a little too far with pricing.
Vendor prices have gone up by about $5-$10 for an average guest, which sucks, but they're also trying to make $$$ and a lot of vendors have taken some heavy, heavy losses lately.
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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by class316 » January 11th, 2019, 2:14 pm

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January 11th, 2019, 1:25 pm

but they're also trying to make $$$ and a lot of vendors have taken some heavy, heavy losses lately.
That's true too. Which is why so many wrestling cons have come and gone. All you have left now is Legends of the Ring and Big Event.
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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by Anthony18 » January 11th, 2019, 2:57 pm

ICW wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 1:25 pm
TheDuke wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 1:10 pm
class316 wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm
TheDuke wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Last Big Event there were next to no lines for at least half the guests due to mostly skyrocketing prices. I’m not paying 30 dollars for a signature I can get on EBay for 5 bucks.
The photo op is worth $0 yet people pay it.

Most of the time, when you pay for autos and photo ops at cons (wrestling or otherwise), you are not paying for the value of the item. You are paying for the experience of meeting the person and seeing the autograph done in front of you.
Agreed I just think they have gone a little too far with pricing.
Vendor prices have gone up by about $5-$10 for an average guest, which sucks, but they're also trying to make $$$ and a lot of vendors have taken some heavy, heavy losses lately.
Mike from Highspots told me that about 75 percent of vendors lose money on guests.


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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by class316 » January 11th, 2019, 2:59 pm

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Mike from Highspots told me that about 75 percent of vendors lose money on guests.
wow! Why do they even bother?
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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by oldschoolwwwf » January 11th, 2019, 3:06 pm

class316 wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Anthony18 wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 2:57 pm


Mike from Highspots told me that about 75 percent of vendors lose money on guests.
wow! Why do they even bother?
Same reason for the last 15 years when I first started these. They just want to be around wrestlers.

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by Anthony18 » January 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm

I think they are teasing another headliner on facebook with a pic of a pen and contract. I hope it's Miss Hancock.

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by EastVillageSteve » January 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Anthony18 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
I think they are teasing another headliner on facebook with a pic of a pen and contract. I hope it's Miss Hancock.
That would be great, she's one of the the last handful of people I need to finish my Mania XX program.

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by Anthony18 » January 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm

EastVillageSteve wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Anthony18 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
I think they are teasing another headliner on facebook with a pic of a pen and contract. I hope it's Miss Hancock.
That would be great, she's one of the the last handful of people I need to finish my Mania XX program.
Believe it or not, sometime between wcw closing and her going to wwe, she did an interview where she said if you want an autograph pic just send $20 to such and such address. I did that and got a personalized pic back. I still have it. I'm sure her combo will be pricey so maybe I just get a pic since I have the autograph already.

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by TheDuke » January 15th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Anthony18 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm
EastVillageSteve wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Anthony18 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
I think they are teasing another headliner on facebook with a pic of a pen and contract. I hope it's Miss Hancock.
That would be great, she's one of the the last handful of people I need to finish my Mania XX program.
Believe it or not, sometime between wcw closing and her going to wwe, she did an interview where she said if you want an autograph pic just send $20 to such and such address. I did that and got a personalized pic back. I still have it. I'm sure her combo will be pricey so maybe I just get a pic since I have the autograph already.
Quite a few of the NXT wrestlers post their mailing addresses for fans to mail to. My son got back Ciampa and Breeze this week. He also got back Kane and Jim Duggan last week with some digging. 90 percent of my collection has been free through the mail.

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by Jason1980s » January 15th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Anthony18 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Believe it or not, sometime between wcw closing and her going to wwe, she did an interview where she said if you want an autograph pic just send $20 to such and such address. I did that and got a personalized pic back. I still have it. I'm sure her combo will be pricey so maybe I just get a pic since I have the autograph already.
She also signed for free if a fan sent a photo around 2001 definitely. She also did a few WWE sponsored signings in the Baltimore area and was very fan friendly. She would sign whatever the fan had plus those slick paper "autograph mats" and always personalized. She didn't seem to have any ego despite the success she had at the time. It kind of disgusted me when the Tough Enough kids just thought she was some hot girl WWE was brining on their show.
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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by mrira » January 15th, 2019, 4:37 pm

I can’t imagine Stacy Keibler doing a convention. She’s pretty much stayed out of the limelight since she married & had kids, but she still looks great based on her instagram photos, so it is possible

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Re: Big Event 16, March 9, 2019, Queens, NY

Post by ICW » January 15th, 2019, 9:45 pm

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