rodler
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Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:25:19 AM
If there is anyone out there that has been to the MO. State Fair how does it compare to other spots you have visited? From workers I have talked to in the past it seems that if they are from the south or southwest part of the country they are O.K. with it. The north or norhteast they want to know where the train or bus station is. [8D]
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Pizzagod
Thursday, January 17, 2008 4:30:14 AM
I was in town to order my trailer a week or two ago, and stopped in and tried to book it. When I got to Show Me the sales manager told me it wasn't all that (the owner has a spot there and has for years) so I guess it's one of those "Better than laying dead" deals.
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Thursday, January 17, 2008 5:24:10 AM
i used to play it early 1980s ( murphy bros.) we got some money with the joints
with it and all for it
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gumbie
Thursday, January 17, 2008 6:50:58 AM
i've been there and worked the spot. it's nothing to brag about there is some money there nothing like the northeast come fair time. there r alot of people there but they don't want to spend any money on games just there to ride the hell out of the rides.
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Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:27:48 AM
gumbie that may be due to the fact that the locals do not have much to spend. I`ve noticed what you are talking about especially on days when the locals are the majority on the midway they got in on a wristband pass and usually no cash in their pockets.
The area is made up of mostly industrial jobs and not many white collar folks in the population. Its not until the people from the metroplitan areas and the Ozarks show up do you see the cash flowing.
They also hold the fair at the hottest part of the summer which does not help.
RodB
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Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:39:24 AM
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Originally posted by gumbie

i've been there and worked the spot. it's nothing to brag about there is some money there nothing like the northeast come fair time. there r alot of people there but they don't want to spend any money on games just there to ride the hell out of the rides.

most marks do not come out to any carnival midway wanting to spend lots of money on the joints , good agents and good operations will get money . some areas of the country are better than others but the strong will survive.
with it and all for it
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Predatorocks
Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:10:06 AM
^How would you like to be called a "mark" when you go to a grocery store? Look, that "mark" is getting a milk from the refrigerator. How can we get that "mark" to get a Snicker bar from the cash register?

"Marks" is just one horrible word to use for people that are buying anything. That's why they have words like customers, or consumers. Hey, there comes a dollar bill coming to my game booth. That's truly sad you feel like calling those people "marks".[V]

These were the rides at that fair if anyone cares.
Yo Yo
Chainsaw (zipper)
Wipeout
Tilt A Whirl
Wisdom Avalanche (Gee Whiz)
Whirlwind
Super Sizzler
Drop Zone (Super Shot)
Super Trooper (It’s a Paratrooper)
Cliff Hanger
Scooter
Zero Gravity (Rethemed Round Up)
Full Tilt (Converted Inverter)
Expo Wheel (Medium Ferris Wheel)
Kamikazee
Gondola wheel
Sea Dragon
Top Kick (It looks like an ARM Screamer, or Fabbri Kamikaze.)
High Roller
Tornado
Greg
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Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:51:52 PM
^You are obviosly a fan of the business?
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Pizzagod
Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:23:02 PM
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^You are obviosly a fan of the business?



I was thinking of some of the other things we've called customers, and well...Marks is not that bad.

Sure beats suckers, a**holes, and mooches....
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with-it
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Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:36:45 PM
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Originally posted by Predatorocks

^How would you like to be called a "mark" when you go to a grocery store? Look, that "mark" is getting a milk from the refrigerator. How can we get that "mark" to get a Snicker bar from the cash register?

"Marks" is just one horrible word to use for people that are buying anything. That's why they have words like customers, or consumers. Hey, there comes a dollar bill coming to my game booth. That's truly sad you feel like calling those people "marks".[V]

These were the rides at that fair if anyone cares.
Yo Yo
Chainsaw (zipper)
Wipeout
Tilt A Whirl
Wisdom Avalanche (Gee Whiz)
Whirlwind
Super Sizzler
Drop Zone (Super Shot)
Super Trooper (It’s a Paratrooper)
Cliff Hanger
Scooter
Zero Gravity (Rethemed Round Up)
Full Tilt (Converted Inverter)
Expo Wheel (Medium Ferris Wheel)
Kamikazee
Gondola wheel
Sea Dragon
Top Kick (It looks like an ARM Screamer, or Fabbri Kamikaze.)
High Roller
Tornado


Just out of Curisoity what line of work are you in?

The term "Mark" is now commonplace in the English Language....

He can't be that big a Fan..If he was he would know there is'nt any "Game Booths" there are Joints.... The only Booths Carnies know are the ones you sit in at a Resturant....


Us in the Carnival Biz have been called far worse things then a "Mark".....
2ndgencarnie
Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:53:01 PM
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Originally posted by with-it

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Originally posted by Predatorocks

^How would you like to be called a "mark" when you go to a grocery store? Look, that "mark" is getting a milk from the refrigerator. How can we get that "mark" to get a Snicker bar from the cash register?

"Marks" is just one horrible word to use for people that are buying anything. That's why they have words like customers, or consumers. Hey, there comes a dollar bill coming to my game booth. That's truly sad you feel like calling those people "marks".[V]

These were the rides at that fair if anyone cares.
Yo Yo
Chainsaw (zipper)
Wipeout
Tilt A Whirl
Wisdom Avalanche (Gee Whiz)
Whirlwind
Super Sizzler
Drop Zone (Super Shot)
Super Trooper (It’s a Paratrooper)
Cliff Hanger
Scooter
Zero Gravity (Rethemed Round Up)
Full Tilt (Converted Inverter)
Expo Wheel (Medium Ferris Wheel)
Kamikazee
Gondola wheel
Sea Dragon
Top Kick (It looks like an ARM Screamer, or Fabbri Kamikaze.)
High Roller
Tornado


Just out of Curisoity what line of work are you in?

The term "Mark" is now commonplace in the English Language....

He can't be that big a Fan..If he was he would know there is'nt any "Game Booths" there are Joints.... The only Booths Carnies know are the ones you sit in at a Resturant....


Us in the Carnival Biz have been called far worse things then a "Mark".....



i think you forgeting about a very important booth...the spank booth[8D]
litepride
Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:02:49 PM
maybe we are carneys and he is a fairy
Predatorocks
Thursday, January 17, 2008 6:27:16 PM
^That's mean as heck, and I'm sorry but I'm not what you may think I am.
Pizzagod
Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:18:15 PM
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Originally posted by Predatorocks

^That's mean as heck, and I'm sorry but I'm not what you may think I am.


Well gosh darn it, on behalf of the chaps, let me apologize. They are really a swell bunch of fellows, and are only having a bit of sport.

Golly, it just makes me wanna spit when they are mean-buck up man (or man up , buck) they are just testing your mettle.
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pacrat419
Friday, January 25, 2008 9:54:45 AM
clients is a term they seem to like. and regular clients that come to your game every year you play the spot make for a nice paycheck each spot. i call them a following.
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