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Old 07-14-2019, 12:42 AM   #1
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We're at TFcon 2019 and we need your generosity.

Hey Guys - So far TFcon has been great. Good seeing some familiar faces and getting the ❤️ from everyone. Everything was going pretty well until I found out that my good buddy Chop Shop Goods had his earnings stolen. It was a very busy day and it was difficult to find out that all his hard work was taken away in an instant. To his credit, he kept working hard and put on a brave face.

Iíve spoken to a few people and weíve come up with an idea that will hopefully bring the community together. Mastermind Creations has generously offered to donate 20% on the sale of all the blind box Penguins($15) sold on Sunday - to Chop Shop Goods. Corbot V will donate 10% of all Sunday sales of the Allicons ($35 found at the Toy Dojo Booth). Ages Three and Up and Madhaus Toys will donate 20% of the sale of MFT 3 pack Sharkticons ($40).

Chop Shop has been a friend of mine since my start in the cons. He is my first con friend and itís always been great seeing him at shows. If you're at the show this Sunday, please check out his wares, support his table, and help us help him. He's located against the back wall, and we are the island that is directly in front of him. Spread the word and letís get this going.

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Old 07-14-2019, 06:36 AM   #2
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Man.. that sucks to say the least for Chop Shop Goods - I hope that things work out. Sadly, I'm out of the game for today.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:12 AM   #3
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That royally stinks ! I will definitely buy an Allicon or Sharkticon set. He is a super nice guy and I'd be glad to help him out.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:49 AM   #4
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Sorry not at TFcon this year, so I can't help out. Good luck!

A side note, but it seems like every show someone is robbed (money or product). I wish there was something that could be done about it since it seems to be a regular thing. What that is I have no idea (maybe an announcement before opening to remind vendors to protect their product/money?). Obviously it still falls on the vendors to be vigilant.

I've sold before so I know how crazy it can get at your table(s), and I am pretty sure I have had some product stolen before because it is hard to watch everything while dealing with a customer.

I guess when it comes to the actual money you should do what you can to keep it on you, or as far away from customers as possible.

Either way I hope you guys can make some back for Chop Shop Goods. Again, good luck.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:09 AM   #5
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There should be some kind of monitoring system in the dealer room?
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:22 AM   #6
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I hate thieves , they take from who ever without thinking about the fact that the person they robbed now has to replace which takes away from their family fun money
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:56 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear. That really sucks.

As a longtime vendor at shows I use a cash box, but empty it out every hour or two so that just a float level remains to make change.

Thats really all I can offer. These criminals are smooth and work in groups. There is next to nothing a sizeable convention can do, easy to blend in amoungst thousands of attendees.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:56 PM   #8
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Sorry not at TFcon this year, so I can't help out. Good luck!

A side note, but it seems like every show someone is robbed (money or product). I wish there was something that could be done about it since it seems to be a regular thing. What that is I have no idea (maybe an announcement before opening to remind vendors to protect their product/money?). Obviously it still falls on the vendors to be vigilant.

I've sold before so I know how crazy it can get at your table(s), and I am pretty sure I have had some product stolen before because it is hard to watch everything while dealing with a customer.

I guess when it comes to the actual money you should do what you can to keep it on you, or as far away from customers as possible.

Either way I hope you guys can make some back for Chop Shop Goods. Again, good luck.

The couple of times I've heard of this happening have both been at TFCon. At the smaller shows I don't even put much thought into my cash box, everybody seems to be pretty supportive and watches out for each other.



I'm pretty sure I did have product stolen once though. That, or I sold something and completely forgot that it happened.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:57 PM   #9
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That’s sucks... when I had a table in the previous years my brother and I kept the cash with us all the time. I always kept the big ticket items behind us on a shelves. I have had small items that have been “lost”... since I have no case I didn’t mention it in the previous years.

I was surprised it happened in a relatively small convention, and judging by the traffic in the hall it was not that busy.

I didn’t see this until now, too bad. Selling at a table is hard work. I hope everything works out!
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The couple of times I've heard of this happening have both been at TFCon. At the smaller shows I don't even put much thought into my cash box, everybody seems to be pretty supportive and watches out for each other.



I'm pretty sure I did have product stolen once though. That, or I sold something and completely forgot that it happened.
Many in the at larger shows in Ontario over the past couple years.




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