Sal’s Traveling Market of Curiosities
The 2018 Market is now open for submissions!
Continuing this year, Totalcon will again offer an incredible opportunity for its attendees. Our Fourth Annual Totalcon Flea Market! This year it will take place on Thursday, February 22 from 6pm-9:30pm in the Auditorium.
Attendees are welcome to come by and peruse the amazing and rare offerings of your fellow attendees as well as enter their own items to be offered for sale.
When & Where?
This year the Market will take place on Thursday February 22, from 6-9:30pm in the Auditorium (where the Movies and Panels take place) just across from the hall from Board game area.
Sellers' Market Store Registration Forms must be submitted by Tuesday, February 21. See instructions below.
How Does the Market Work?
Much like a mundane flea market, items are offered for sale by vendors to attendees. Totalcon takes all the work out of it for you by running the sale and monitoring the space where you can continue on your Con schedule and play games, attend seminars, role-play and while you do, your items can be purchased and you then return later to collect your money. You’ll also have the chance to see what your fellow gamers have been hoarding, perhaps for years in their dank and dusty basements and you don’t even have to slay a dragon to plunder the riches! A valid Totalcon Registration Badge is your key to this vault of amazing loot!
All items will have a market item sheet on them, filled out by the Seller, which states the item, condition as they know it to be, anything specific they wish the buyer to know about it and two prices, as the price will drop at a predetermined time. The Seller may set two different prices for each item to maximize the chance it sells. The Buyer simply picks up the item and takes it promptly to the cashier for payment of the amount listed during the given timeframe of the purchase. Store hours are from 6pm-9:30pm on Thursday February 22, and the prices will change (at seller’s discretion) at 8pm. So that there is no hoarding of items and waiting for the price drop, at roughly 7:45 we will clear out the market and take a moment to reorganize and attendees can get in line to get back in at 8pm when we reopen with items at the new price point.
Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)
Totalcon and its staff assumes no responsibility for the condition of the item or the accuracy of the seller’s description on the market item sheets. They are not responsible for mistakes or missing components. All sales are final!.
Cash, dollars, greenbacks, scratch, dough, you get it. Cash sales only. When you want to purchase an item, take the item to the cashier and make your purchase. We are not able to take checks, credit cards, or PayPal. Buyers who fail to complete their purchases promptly, in the view of the cashier, will forfeit their right to enter the auction store.
Once again, Totalcon takes no responsibility as to the accuracy of the seller’s descriptions.
Who Can Attend and What Can Be Sold?
The Market is limited to those with a current valid 2018 Registration Badge. Due to the specialized nature of Totalcon as a game convention, only games, gaming paraphernalia and accessories pertaining to them can be sold. Absolutely NO weapons of any kind. Please see Totalcon’s website under Convention Policies for other specifics. Totalcon staff will check all items prior to listing by sellers and reserves the right to deny any item it deems not game related.
Since the Market is taking place in the Auditorium, there will be one entrance and one exit. Please enter through the clearly marked entrance, show your badge to the staff and there will be a table for any bags/backpacks/boxes etc. that you have. Attendees are not allowed to bring bags of holding, portable holes, or coats of many pockets with them while in the Market room. Helpful staff members will be positioned about the room to assist you with questions and or issues. Please remember this is not Friday after Thanksgiving at Walmart and maintain decorum. No running, pushing or shoving will be tolerated. The cashier will be at the exit, please form a line with your purchases and we will be glad to help you as quickly as possible.
Back Again This Year! First Buyer Raffle!!
Due to the success of previous years’ Flea Markets and prompted by our customers, this year we will again have a raffle for first three customers permitted into the market. The first pick winner will be allowed in alone for a full minute before the second, who will have 30 seconds before the third, who will also have 30 seconds before the doors open for the gathering horde!
A simple procedure for entering the raffle has been determined. Generic tickets can be purchased at the Auditorium between 1pm and 530pm on Thursday. Write your name on each ticket you wish to throw in the hat, with the theory that the more tickets you put in the higher your chances are of being one of the three winners.
The raffle will be held promptly at 5:30pm directly in front of the Auditorium, you will be able to submit generic tickets any time after 1pm into the hat. There will be no late check- in for this. Once we draw the tickets, the winners will be able to come back and move to the front of the line for entrance at 6:00pm.
Lots offered for sale will be defined by the seller as being in one of the following physical condition categories. You should familiarize yourself with these terms so as to better judge the condition of what is being offered.
- Shrink Wrapped
- Still in the original shrink wrap,
- Item is unpunched, unplayed and complete
- Punched: Complete
- Item is punched and seller verifies completeness
- Punched: Unknown
- Item is punched but seller has not verified completeness
- Punched: Missing
- Item is punched and missing parts (declare missing parts)
- (such as Item has a declared flaw such as water damage, torn box)
A brief description of the item describing any extra bonus features such as sorting trays, variant pieces, maps, artwork, etc. should be provided for any items which include them.
Once again, Totalcon takes no responsibility as to the accuracy of the seller’s descriptions.
Lot Registration Process:
There is a two part process for all sellers to enter their items (lots) for inclusion in the Market Store.
First: Sellers will be required to submit their market item lots through the Market Store Registration Form to Totalcon staff prior to item numbers being issued. Staff will look over lots and issue item numbers to all items. Items that are denied entrance into the market will not be issued an item number. Email the form to Scott Legault at email@example.com. You should receive an email confirming your submission and providing you with your market store lot numbers within 48 hours. All auction store lots must be received no later than Tuesday, February 19 at midnight eastern time.
Second: Once sellers have their returned list with item numbers assigned, they must fill out a Market Item Sheet for each lot and attach it to the lot for sale, these will be checked off at item registration and will be your receipt that you entered the lot for sale. No lots will be checked in without the market item sheet for that lot being filled in prior by the seller. Totalcon staff will NOT fill these out for you! If you arrive with your lots for sale and do not have these filled out you will be not be able to register your lots. Note: It is suggested that you place small items such as loose miniatures and single modules or books in a clear bag of some type (comic book bags work well) and attach the market item sheet to that.
A non-refundable fee of $0.25 per lot submitted is required and will be collected by Totalcon once item numbers have been assigned. This is payable in any of 3 ways.
- Charge or PayPal via firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “Payment for Market items” in the note area on PayPal.
- Check via mail to Totalcon, please also put “Payment for Market items” on the envelope and the check itself.
- Payment by cash, check or charge at item check in.
Checking in your Items: You will need to complete the Market Item Sheet for each of your lots, attach it to your lots and bring them to check in at item registration in the Auditorium between the hours of 1pm and 5pm on Thursday, February 22. A valid Totalcon Registration will be required to check in your items.
Sellers will receive the selling price minus a handling fee. The Handling Fees are as follows:
|$1.00 to $5.00||$0.50|
|$6.00 to $10.00||$1.00|
|$11.00 to $20.00||$2.00|
|$21.00 to $30.00||$3.00|
|$31.00 to $40.00||$4.00|
|$41.00 to $50.00||$5.00|
The Net Proceeds will be provided to the sellers upon providing a current Totalcon registration badge matching the Seller’s name and proof of ID. Payouts will be available at the Totalcon Registration Desk starting at 12 noon on Friday, February 23rd and will remain available during registration hours throughout the convention. Amounts unclaimed by 12 noon on Sunday, February 25th, will be forfeit to Totalcon.
Sellers are responsible for collecting unsold items promptly. Sellers need to claim their unsold items between 9:45pm and 11pm on Thursday, February 22nd in the Auditorium. After that, items not claimed become property of Totalcon and will be used in the prize room. Sellers are welcome to donate left over items to Totalcon, we just ask that you let us know this is your intention and we are not waiting for you to pick up your items.s
Totalcon and its staff will exercise reasonable care in safeguarding your items, but we assume no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods. Unsold Lots must be claimed from the Market registration staff in the Auditorium by showing your Totalcon badge with a matching Seller name no later 11pm on Thursday, February 22nd. Lots left beyond that time will become property of Totalcon.
Questions regarding the market store may be sent to Scott Legault at Scott@Totalcon.com. Please make sure to include the words “Market Store” in the subject line.