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Offline apanda0622

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How much to spend on ponies?
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:47:38 PM »
So I live in GA and the fair is close enough this year for me to endure the car ride and go -yay!  It will be my first year and I was curious how much most people spend on ponies and other toys in the dealer room?  I have budgeted $1000 to cover tickets, hotel, gas, food, and play money - is that enough?  I am looking for European ponies so they might be pricey but still wondering if I have enough money.  Do most people take cash?  Any opinions would be great!

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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 07:54:33 PM »
Most people do take cash, yes, but a lot of vendors - myself included - are happy to take Paypal (as a gift) or Square.

Can't comment on budgeting, I usually just spend what I make as a vendor.

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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 07:56:14 PM »
Most people do take cash, yes, but a lot of vendors - myself included - are happy to take Paypal (as a gift) or Square.

Can't comment on budgeting, I usually just spend what I make as a vendor.

Ditto all of this.

I think your budget sounds good, though :)

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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 08:39:06 PM »
I budgeted the same as you when I went last year :) I drove and it was about a 5 hour drive/1tank of gas total trip :) I came home with some leftover money as well xD I wasn't looking for expensive items though so that is probably why :)
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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 08:50:14 PM »
Thanks for your responses!  I think my budget will work and I definitely feel more prepared now! ;)

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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 12:40:31 AM »
I second Moony as that was my budget last year and will be this year again.  Sadly I didn't have money left over but my new pony awesomeness more than made up for my lack of cash.  :)

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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 12:45:42 AM »
So excited you're coming, Panda! :biggrin:

I think your budget sounds spot-on. A lot of vendors happily accept Paypal gifts as well. I had an iPad at my sales booth lat year, and plan on bringing it again this year.
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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 01:18:48 PM »
all take cash, most had pay pal and that was so awesome because i ended up being able to buy more through paypal and saved my cash for people who only took cash. other people had square but i never used it.

i was also looking for european ponies and i manage to get some cheap. i got a spain posey for 5 dollars, she was not mint that is for sure but still...

it also depends on how you shop. i stayed at my booth for half the day on saturday so i would not go on a buying spree. i also like to pick up all the cheap ponies and pony merchandise that i do not have. then on sunday i will shoping for the more expensive other country ponies that i didnt have. you get a better price on sunday and more deals.

just be comfortable with what you spend, dont feel like you have to spend your money and dont make yourself feel bad if you overspend. that would be worse to have regrets .

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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 05:25:31 PM »
I went in 2012, and I only budgeted for pony spending money.....prolly should do better this year but I know I wont :p I plan on saving some money on food by bringing some groceries tho.
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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 05:32:55 PM »
Eternia that is a good idea. i spent alot of money on food last year and i refuse to do it again this year.

i am hoping to find a wal mart, target or k mart close so i can buy some cheap food.  i am going down on plane and do not drive so i also have to pay for taxis if i do want to go anywhere.


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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 03:05:10 AM »
I always make sure and have cash and all different bills....I also have a booth and accepted paypal ^.^...I usually have my spending cash for fair seperate so I know once I am out...I am out...lol

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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 05:26:11 AM »
Giiiirl I wish I had that much! Lol I'll probably bring about $500 :)
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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2014, 05:59:52 AM »
I'll probably price everything on my short wishlist and budget for that- I'm really unlikely to find everything I'm after anyway, so it sounds like a safe plan to me? Lots of leftover money I hope... though I really do want to get my wanted items. xD
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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 06:38:08 AM »
i have about 100 to spend on ponys. lol 
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Re: How much to spend on ponies?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2014, 01:19:30 PM »
I've got about $500 saved up, but I doubt I spend all that.  I'm hoping to come back with about half of it ;)
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