Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:31 AM
I agree with Mekon and I would add, when we were having our Jim McDivitt entries signed in our books some one in front of us had about 20+ things for signing, posters and the like in a big case. He not only took a age but would not shift when he was done and hugged the table. All we wanted was one autograph, this idiot spoilt it for us, he was defently a trader and not a real space enthusiast. He seem ignorant as well but thats another thing.
Why not have a hour-or-so set by for traders and people wanting more than three things signing and allow real enthusiasts there time to get there autograph, handshake and chat over with? It would speed things up.
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mekon, on Apr 28 2008, 11:42 PM, said:
I think too some extent this is the nature of beast. Not all collectors can attend a convention so some people will always exploit this situation to turn a quick profit; it's simple market forces. I suffer from this like the rest in that to a degree it inflates the cost of an autograph, though again this could be seen to reflect the true market rate.
I've never sold an autograph I've obtained as for me it tells a story of how I came to meet that person, it has some personal value. For others, including showmasters this is a way of making a living and I respect that.
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