Dayton 2017 - vendor space issues ?

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by K7JOE, Mar 4, 2017.

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  1. K7JOE

    K7JOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Been trying for a couple weeks to get flea market space sorted out for hamvention 2017. As a prior vendor I answered the PDF email that I received a few weeks ago. Follow up emails go unanswered. It this a case of backlog or something else ?

    can anyone else share your experience on getting flea spaces ? I got my entry ticket but no movement on flea space.
  2. W4QG

    W4QG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not sure if this is the correct location for this thread. I think this forum is for after the fact rather than before. The other hamfest forum might be better.

    Nevertheless, an excellent question!

    I was wondering the exact same thing. A few friends and myself are also attempting to reserve spaces. Multiple emails have gone unanswered. Entry tickets appear to be no problem.

    I was planning on calling them next week. Does not bode well for a smooth transition to this location. I hope it doesn't turn out to be chaos.
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  3. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    • Feb 24 at 12:29 PM
    Hi Lee,

    Your request was received, but since we're taking ALL reservation requests
    by e-mail, it's difficult to respond to everyone that their request was
    received. As we respond to requests, we'll be contacting each person, to
    complete their reservation.

    We appreciate your patience.

    73, Dave
    Flea Market Chairman

    On Thu, February 23, 2017 21:14, Lee Hatfield Jr wrote:
    > Hello Folks,
    > I got no automatic reply, and can not find a searchable log to check for
    > the rare DX known as Dayton/ Xenia 2017 Flea Market Reservation.
    > So I figured in case I am not in the queue, or line, log, whatever you
    > prefer,that I better make a backup request.
    > Please consider a way of replying to let us know we are in line. ;) 73
    > K2HAT Lee Hatfield Jr
  4. N4CAG

    N4CAG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I emailed them Monday morning, Feb 20th at 7:45am after their email the night before. I've still yet to hear anything, even with a follow up email this past week. I really wonder if they are wanting to have a flea market.
  5. K7JOE

    K7JOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Funny, here it is mid-March and while I've exchanged a few emails with Dave, I've yet to get a table space or flea market ticket.
    The flea market IS hamvention as far as I'm concerned. lets get the right people on it who can handle the job and the volume in a prompt manner.
    Sorry, Dave, but your team's ability and effort isn't cutting it as far as this customer is concerned. very disappointing.
  6. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

  7. W6IR

    W6IR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sadly technology is apparently not their strong suit. They can easily configure their email to auto respond the the requests and make everyone happy. Or not.
  8. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    I got an email reply the other day, telling me to try early this week with the online payment,
    and just completed that last step. :)

    I am sure 2018 will be a lot easier for all.

  9. W4QG

    W4QG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Now the end of March. After multiple emails over the past 6 weeks and a phone call still no response.
    I have to think they are overwhelmed. I think I might pass on it this year. Shame, have not missed one in about 15 years.
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  10. WB8JEB

    WB8JEB Ham Member QRZ Page

    yep ...same problems here. finally booked online ....was limited to one space and one number choice only. Not sure if the transaction went through since it hasn't showed on my cc yet.

    who knows if this is actually working or not since I never received an email confirmation either but it does show up when I logged back in.

    I am afraid this may be a bit of a mess in the fleamarket with the new location

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