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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by chalker » May 2nd, 2017, 5:36 pm

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LowEntropy wrote:How do you end up getting free things from your city? Is there anyone specific you contact in the local government?
The Wright State website says to contact your local chamber of commerce or state visitors center :D
I know it seems weird to ask, but you'd be surprised about the number of things you can get for free if you just ask. A lot of businesses are more than willing to give school groups various samples or trinkets. Most companies have marketing budgets for things like trade shows and other events, and are happy for an opportunity to engage with students. My recommendation is to draft a SHORT form email explaining your team is going to a national competition representing your city and you are looking for things to take to trade with other competitors. Blast it out to the email addresses of lots of local companies and I predict you'll get several positive responses. Some will ignore you, but the worst that could happen is they reply saying no. Consider this yet another learning experience as a result of SO.

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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by PizzaIsLife » May 4th, 2017, 1:14 pm

Hello,

This is my first time going to Nationals! I was wondering how much "swap items" I should bring (e.g. keychains or pens).
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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by chalker » May 4th, 2017, 5:43 pm

PizzaIsLife wrote:Hello,

This is my first time going to Nationals! I was wondering how much "swap items" I should bring (e.g. keychains or pens).
It's really up to you. Keep in mind there will be something like 120 teams * 15 students = 1800 other people at the swap meet. How many do you think you'll have time to trade with?

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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by Ionizer » May 4th, 2017, 7:00 pm

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PizzaIsLife wrote:Hello,

This is my first time going to Nationals! I was wondering how much "swap items" I should bring (e.g. keychains or pens).
It's really up to you. Keep in mind there will be something like 120 teams * 15 students = 1800 other people at the swap meet. How many do you think you'll have time to trade with?
Often pins are a good thing to trade. I wouldn't suggest trading your nationals pin, but other pins of your state make good trading items.

Edit: Whoops, I thought you said what type instead of how many. Pins are still good for trading though.
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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by Tailsfan101 » May 5th, 2017, 7:43 am

chalker wrote:
PizzaIsLife wrote:Hello,

This is my first time going to Nationals! I was wondering how much "swap items" I should bring (e.g. keychains or pens).
It's really up to you. Keep in mind there will be something like 120 teams * 15 students = 1800 other people at the swap meet. How many do you think you'll have time to trade with?
Despite there being so many, keep in mind that you are not the only one from your state trading. Most teams do manage to get 15 students to Nationals (despite mine only having 11...)
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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by PizzaIsLife » May 5th, 2017, 12:54 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
chalker wrote:
PizzaIsLife wrote:Hello,

This is my first time going to Nationals! I was wondering how much "swap items" I should bring (e.g. keychains or pens).
It's really up to you. Keep in mind there will be something like 120 teams * 15 students = 1800 other people at the swap meet. How many do you think you'll have time to trade with?
Despite there being so many, keep in mind that you are not the only one from your state trading. Most teams do manage to get 15 students to Nationals (despite mine only having 11...)

Ok, thanks for the information. I guess I'll just bring however much stuff I can find.
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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by Tailsfan101 » May 5th, 2017, 7:23 pm

PizzaIsLife wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:
chalker wrote:
It's really up to you. Keep in mind there will be something like 120 teams * 15 students = 1800 other people at the swap meet. How many do you think you'll have time to trade with?
Despite there being so many, keep in mind that you are not the only one from your state trading. Most teams do manage to get 15 students to Nationals (despite mine only having 11...)

Ok, thanks for the information. I guess I'll just bring however much stuff I can find.
If it helps, I'm bringing 76 items, (mostly pins) consisting of pins, books, bookmarks, and pens that help represent my state. (Idaho)
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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by PizzaIsLife » May 8th, 2017, 11:48 am

Tailsfan101 wrote:
PizzaIsLife wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote: Despite there being so many, keep in mind that you are not the only one from your state trading. Most teams do manage to get 15 students to Nationals (despite mine only having 11...)

Ok, thanks for the information. I guess I'll just bring however much stuff I can find.
If it helps, I'm bringing 76 items, (mostly pins) consisting of pins, books, bookmarks, and pens that help represent my state. (Idaho)


I guess you could say that you brought 76 items- SOLDIER 76 items.


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PizzaIsLife wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:
PizzaIsLife wrote:

Ok, thanks for the information. I guess I'll just bring however much stuff I can find.
If it helps, I'm bringing 76 items, (mostly pins) consisting of pins, books, bookmarks, and pens that help represent my state. (Idaho)


I guess you could say that you brought 76 items- SOLDIER 76 items.


Plz don't murder me.
I won't murder you because I didn't understand anything you just said.
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Re: 2017 Swap Meet

Post by 4Head » May 8th, 2017, 2:20 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
PizzaIsLife wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote: If it helps, I'm bringing 76 items, (mostly pins) consisting of pins, books, bookmarks, and pens that help represent my state. (Idaho)


I guess you could say that you brought 76 items- SOLDIER 76 items.


Plz don't murder me.
I won't murder you because I didn't understand anything you just said.
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