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$ 150
Mar 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana
This trade show a good investment for small business  more... close row
$ 300
Mar 2008
Syracuse, NY
Booth rental can be expensive  more... close row
$ 25
Nov 2006
Akron, OH
Cost of a booth at a home and garden trade show  more... close row
$ 1000
Feb 2008
Cleveland, OH
Made all the money back quickly on the trade show  more... close row
$ 1000
Feb 2007
San Diego, CA
Trade show not a good experience  more... close row
$ 225
Oct 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
Participating in a home and garden trade show  more... close row
$ 400
Mar 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana
Paid to be in a trade show as a marketing tool  more... close row
$ 100
Jun 2008
Orlando, FL
Beauty trade show the best of its kind  more... close row
$ 7
Mar 2008
Bronx, NY
Important to make a no returns policy  more... close row
$ 1400
Feb 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Booth rental for a homeowners trade show  more... close row
$ 400
Feb 2007
San Diego, CA
Bad experience at trade show  more... close row

Description of service

We paid $400 for a booth for 5 hours at a trade show. This was supposed to include 2 tables and 4 chairs.

Review of Service

We bought space at a local trade show. We were guaranteed that a minimum number of people would show up or a portion of our money would be refunded. We were told we'd have 2 tables and 4 chairs available to us. When we showed up there were no tables left. We had a heck of a time finding someone in charge to ask about how to get a table. When we finally did we were told that the tables were on a first come, first serve basis. Luckily another person heard this and had an extra table they gave us. We also found some people who had extra chairs. We still had 1/2 the table space we were promised. Then, about 1/4 of the people who were promised to show up showed up. We hardly did any business at all. When we tried to collect on our guarantee we were told that it didn't apply if it was storming out. What a ridiculous thing to say. We never did collect on it.


When we got home we searched the internet and found a lot of other horror stories like this. This was a bad trade show and if we'd done a little bit of research we would have known this. Do your research!