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Richard where did you see the booth fee of $230 for Grand Junction? I checked the app again after your post and it still says $295. I'd love to save $65. Good show that I attend every other year.
Back in the late '80s I was sales manager for a family portrait company that contracted with Alco discount stories (and other retailers). I remember Delta well, it was a great "first-of-the-month" store but God help the sales rep who worked end-of-the-month promotions!
It was there that I learned not to judge people's income by how they dressed (Nels' "good shoes" radar, aside). A farmer walked in to see his family portraits with the entire brood (five kids, wife, and four grandkids). Dung on his shoes, chewing tobacco on his breath.
I laid out the photos on the viewing table (this was a good five years before video proofing), sure that this down-at-the-heels farmer would pick up his free 8x10 and pass on the rest.
"These sure are good, honey," he said to his wife. "Let's get 'em." Whereupon he carefully unlaced one dung-caked boot, pulled out a wad of $20 bills, and paid me $500 for every one of them.
Interesting! What accounts for this? Are shows less well attended there (due to lower population density)? Wish I could exhibit out there...hard to believe I lived in CO for 17 years and for half of that time, did not own a camera!
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