Another cool but damp day with clear skies would be nice. Yesterday was gorgeous. Sunny, breezy, temp was perfect after a chilly start…
I need to unload and re-stack the stuff that didn’t sell. Some will not be returning to inventory. Some will be going on ebay. I sorted as I packed up, so it shouldn’t be too bad.
Wife and D2 will return from their back packing trip later in the day.
Hamfest was a lot of fun. I like talking to people, running a line of patter, and selling stuff. I don’t know what official ticket sales looked like but it felt a bit sparse. The swapmeet area wasn’t well filled out either, which worked ok for those of us that were there.
Several people commented on the cost of living increasing a lot lately.
People were buying smalls for the most part. I didn’t really see people buying new radios, or big ticket items. Several people brought their young kids and there were some middle or high school kids too. Ham radio is a ‘dad’s day out’ thing, even if most of the kids were girls.
Didn’t see as many people who looked like narco trafficantes this time. That’s a plus.
My best sellers were rack shelves, load bearing vests (mesh tactical vests with molle attachment points) and pistol holsters. The shelves were a no brainer, but the tactical and gun stuff sold better than I’d expected, and I’m glad I brought them, as the fact they sold means there was an audience for them.
All in all, it was a fun day for me, and most of the attendees seemed happy too.
I’m sore and beat up, with a bit of a sun burn, but I’ll live.
Today will be putting stuff away, returning the trailer, and nursing sore muscles and skin.
Wherever you buy it, keep stacking!