Originally Posted by ~star~crash~
also, want to know how was the quality of the bud being offered for sale by the vendors at the event...what was the competition like?
people had High times quality in appearance with large well trimmed nugs but everything I saw was a commercial seed selection and very few had a smell that interested me.
I got samples of 2 buds that were good but I went looking for smoke for my head and found nothing I wanted to buy.
I don't even know how the competition turned out, it was slow on Sunday but our booth always had people there and I didn't get away from it for very long.
The photographer from the Globe was from SoCal and he wass pretty stoked by the smell in my aisle.
I slipped him a bud of 2.0 and some pimp juice and I think he must of liked it.
I cut branches of Forum cookies, OGKB 2.0, SFV, Fire OG and Sour Dubb and had them in vases so people could check them out.
they were at 5-6 weeks and nice and loud.
Hundreds of people smelled those flowers and Sour Dubb is the favorite of 90% of the smellers with the 2.0 coming in second.
sold out of the Dubble Baked seeds both days. the fresh buds sell more seed packs than dry flowers by a long distance.
I did way more business than any other event I've done including High Times.
I'll have some new lights soon if there's anything left after I get my car fixed.
Originally Posted by Americangrower
What a joke, I had to work so couldn't go but sent the boyz there today. They said it was lame, I really sent them to talk and hang with O & T but they said their booth wasn't there???? So I called her, seems them and many others were booted for donating med extracts. Going to catch up with her in a few dayz for the whole scoop but I do know that they had a huge line at booth and it brought attention thus the boot.
who's O & T??? it was super quiet in there today I guess because of Football but it was much easier to talk to people.
I don't think anyone got booted for giving away product, they were kicking out some people who had "too much on them".
you are not supposed to have more than an ounce on you in public and some people had multiple units on the table and there were some people with cake pans full of rosin and shatter too sat before it opened so maybe they got bounced too.
some vendors with huge jars of buds emptied them out and just left a few grams in the jar to view and the other guys in my booth just put their flowers under the table and only vended them to people who seemed cool.
I heard multiple vendors who thought undercover cops were trying to entrap them to make large sales but I didn't get any bad vibes.
I didn't hear of any arrests just a few vendors getting asked to leave.
the cops seemed really tolerant, I really didn't expect uniformed cops would stand there and watch so much weed get sold in public in a big fancy convention center.
when I left the building tonight the guy in front of me was walking out with a giant plant that he could just carry and a uniformed cop held the door open for him. If I could have got a picture of that...
people who went there to shop for seeds were raving about the selections that were available from the multiple seedbanks who were there.
there was a really big online supplier who I won't name and a bunch of smaller ones.
just a few like me who actually made the gear they were vending.
I'm so happy that I hit up one of the small ones and he let me have a little space at his table.
90% of the seed shoppers wanted fems only and some of the more newb types were mad at me when I explained that my beans had males mixed with females and walked away pissed off when I couldn't tell them exactly how many females they would get.
one of the other thinks that shocked me was how many of the seeds from other breeders just had a name on the pack with no mention of the genetics involved, just a name like tangie whatever or halitosis breath and people were buying it up.
the other thing all the new growers wanted to know was the % of indica to sativa was in the packs.
there was one asian older dude who barely spoke english who showed me his phone and it had a huge shopping list of specific seeds on it
that of course I didnt have any of.
I mimed him to take a picture of my seed packs to text to the grower and he did then came back and whipped out a wad of cash that was at least 10K and he took one of each.
I only brought about a dozen of my selections with me so I missed out with that dude.
90% of my customers end up buying whatever I pick for them and don't know OGKB from ECSD.
when I have 30 choices or more they get all confused and most want me to pick a favorite for them.
wish I could have smoked out all the ICmaggers who came to visit.
this weekend it was mostly folks who lurked here and don't post with a couple of exceptions.
Y'all come to the Ludlow Gene Traders next month and I'll droop your lids because it's a smoking event!