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I'll buy that for a dollar! : Stuff you can buy at PAX East
I remember last year how I was looking around for nifty and unique sales booth, but it was only after I came back and read the blogs that I really saw everything that was to be offered. Too bad because I went straight by a couple of places that would have definitely interested me.
What do you guys remember seeing? Do you happen to know if something new will be available?
I clearly remember the following:
- PA Merch booth in full effect: Pretty much everything there is to find on the PA store with some interesting specials, not to mention the unique PAX East scarf.
- More than just one hobby shop: They mostly looked alike and sold pretty much everything you would expect so I could not say that I found any rarities (thought some did sell Magic the Gathering Cards). However I thought it was cool to have those guys around, after all there was so much gaming, you would thing that people would get interested on the spot for something they just tried. Heck I would not be surprised if they made some decent sales just selling things that people dearly needed but forgot at home.
- Gaming company Merch: A bit like PA but usually a bit more modest, some companies brought along swag and merch to seel. We bought a cool hoodie from Behemoth.
- Gaming company promos: I don't remembe many booths that did this, but some did offer pre-sales that came with exclusive items, etc... I did not find much interest here myself but it's not to say it was outright a bad idea. I'm sure some people where delighted.
One thing I would like to know is if it's possible to buy PC related accessories. Anything along the lines of courier bags, decals and so on? I remember seeing a company that made a special kind of LAN carry bag, but now I wish I paid more attention. I don't remember seeing anyone selling PC stuff, yet to me it sounds like a natural idea.