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by Martin
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Poss extra Tewkesbury event 2016

if I may stick up for the traders selling " tat" or not 100% aufentic, they have a business to run and that business is selling to the MOPs who want a "bit of history" for their mantel piece and not a pair of 100% aufentic hand knitted socks or a coif, they want shiny helmets, cr...
by Martin
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Rochester Medieval Merriment Market 6 & 7 Sept.
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: Market at Rochester Medieval Merriment 6th & 7th Sept

sounds good m8, keep us updated, just out of interest though, what is the late Dark Ages :), I'd ask Medicus Matt but he might growl :) , also, would you like any demo's / workshops ?
by Martin
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Who is going to Pontoise ?
Replies: 0
Views: 564

Who is going to Pontoise ?

Just wondering who is going, who we're going to see there :)
by Martin
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: A very sad loss
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: A very sad loss

aw thats awful sad news
by Martin
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Van Sharing to Pontoise ?
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Van Sharing to Pontoise ?

Suzie here, I am planning on going to Pontoise this spring and I was wondering if anyone fancied van sharing ?
by Martin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

yup, very well put Elaine and thanks, I was starting to think I was wrong but I know Im not, its all been building up TBH, this year the same person told me he had seen the signs for a market he was running, directions to the market etc, then, during the event, when no signs we're put up and the MOP...
by Martin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

Tod, they didnt, we had many emails asking why we werent there, not one of them saw the poster, lots of people commented on FB they didnt see a poster anywhere, we are struggling to stay in business at the mo, because of injuries and cancelled shows we really are teetering on the edge, loads of stoc...
by Martin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

Tod, your opinion was that I was wrong, we disagree and posted because we that we disagree where is the harm in that, that was Suzies first post on here in all the years Ive been using the forum, thats how strongly we feel, our chances of recouping any losses at the market were ruined by the fact I ...
by Martin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

Tod, Suzie here, the organisor was notified 5 days prior to the event that we wouldn't be attending and that another trader had offered to print flyers and posters explaining our absence and my accident and place them on our pitch space that we had paid for, Martin has not named anyone on here, he h...
by Martin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

Incidentally Tod, you would be surprised how many people on my FB page didn't know who I was referring to and which market I meant, there have been a fair few messages to me asking, and Ive had to clarify a few times who and what market it was
by Martin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury

Hammy, check yer messages :)
by Martin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

Tod, I asked before what the pitch fee is used for in a previous rant about this persons ability to put a show on, when I was directly misled or lied to if you will, I was then told by other organizers only the space / pitch area NOT advertising, not paying for infrastructure etc JUST the ground spa...
by Martin
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

The rant was about refusing the refund and not allowing me the use of the space as I saw fit :0 and Dave, Im fully aware I wont be doing any of their shows in future :) and Im not telling people not to go either , though if Im asked my opinion about the organisor or his shows I wont be backward in c...
by Martin
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

Dave, lack of refund wasn't a problem, unfortunate but each person runs their business as they see fit, fair enough,BUT the fact I'd paid meant I had use of the ground space, I emailed explaining what I wanted doing on the ground space I paid for, which was to use it for advertising, nowt in any T&a...
by Martin
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

Whats unlikely Dave ? Understand I was to late for a refund, though in the past I have refunded people 24 hours before a course, except their deposit, if there is a valid reason, I completely understand that others dont, thats why Im not a successful business man :) BUT I had paid for the pitch and ...
by Martin
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Re: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

we were told that we could sell it to another trader
by Martin
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

Quick question regarding pitch fee's, refunds etc

As a trader I am fully aware that if I book and pay for a pitch I only have actually booked an area of space and that my pitch fee is the organizoers to use as they see fit ( i didnt in the past but I kinda accept it now :) ) but if I book a pitch, am unable to attend due to a serious accident, phys...
by Martin
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: Cleaning a canvas tent?

if its deep ingrained mud try dry brushing it, we had to do a 16 ft by 24 ft tent, inside and out, worked out at about 160 ft brushing, my right arm was formidable afterwards :)
by Martin
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: accepting card payments at markets
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: accepting card payments at markets

go for one that gives you a manual click clack type of one, many of the shows you do may be in castle grounds etc, thick stone walls cut off signal, we've used 2 different companies, the last one supplied a manual one which we've used 75% more than the shitty, cant pick up a signal piece of electric...
by Martin
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury

yes we have :)
by Martin
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: Yes i know but 2014 Tewkesbury

we aint had ours yet hun :)
by Martin
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 3227

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a

I dont want to keep harping on about one particular show TBH, its just that over the weekend many traders talked about what our pitch fee's are used for so I thought I'd see what the general concensus was, it was a general discussion among traders who only trade at reenactments and traders like us w...
by Martin
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 3227

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a

I dont know how to put across what Im saying very well, but it was a topic of discussion among many of the traders over the weekend, so as this is the traders section I thought I'd air it, obviously we, as traders, should have no expectations then, thats fair enough :) , but a minimal effort to make...
by Martin
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 3227

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ?

Im not saying organizers shouldn't earn money its the whole point of many of them doing it and rightly so, im saying some have to make sure they uphold their end of the bargain, but it looks like Im the only one, even other traders obviously don't think its a problem, fair enough, reenactment shows ...
by Martin
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 3227

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ?

yup, I agree, but that was years ago m8, then, a few bods in kit belting each other was enough to get a few families out in a field to watch as the hobby grew more was needed, otherwise imagine shows without a market i.e, how long would the crowd be around Tewksbury if there was no market to look at...
by Martin
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 3227

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ?

Customers, thats the word I was trying to think of to describe a trader, we are customers also, we pay a fee and in exchange for that fee we expect certain things :)
by Martin
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 3227

What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho

I just wanted to think what other traders / organizers think ? I know it allows us to sell our wares at a given show and pays for the space your stall takes up but I assumed pitch fee's go to infrastructure, advertising etc, there is no reason I believe that and some folk say its ONLY for the abilit...
by Martin
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two markets....
Replies: 17
Views: 2408

Re: Two markets....

might be a good idea for people who use public transport if there was a shuttle, but I can see it being a bit abused, using one market as a free carpark and visiting the other on the bus
by Martin
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at Lincoln?
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: Anyone trading at Lincoln?

wow, if they did that an awful lot of traders in town would suffer massively, I would have thought they would rely on that trade now its been on for so many years, I went for a walk in the town at peek time a couple of years ago the crowd was so densely packed it was claustrophobic, the Bishops Pala...

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