Bring & Buy

A long time ago, in a country far, far away... Well OK, it was just a hop across the pond actually.... one of our festival organizers saw something that he thought would be interesting to implement at our own festivals. This amazing little feat was and still is called: The Bring & Buy (B&B for short).

So what is the Bring & Buy?

The Bring & Buy is a part of the festival where you, (only) as a Whole Weekend visitor, can hand us your used anime and manga related items and we will (try) to sell them for you in our Dealer room. All festival visitors can buy these submitted items at the Bring & Buy table but only Whole Weekend visitors can submit items to be sold.

There are specific rules and tips for Bring & Buy. Read this whole page before submitting items!

How does it work?

You need to do some work beforehand and thus save time at the festival for both you and the Bring & Buy crew from Miatzy. To make this work you need to download the form on the Miatzy website.

Download the Excel sheet and fill it in before you print it. Please follow the instructions mentioned on the Miatzy website ("Hoe werkt het?" and "Huisregels") exactly! Contained in the Excel file you will find both a form and separate sheets with the necessary labels.
You need to complete the form(s) AND labels at home BEFORE the festival starts, but by using the Excel® spreadsheet your labels will be filled in automatically.

If you have questions regarding Bring & Buy that are not answered on this page, please ask them trough the contact form on the Miatzy website.



Bring & Buy submission rules



Due to a few people's behavior in the past we have implemented a couple of rules for the Bring & Buy. These rules have been designed so that the Bring & Buy table will not be taken advantage of.

Please visit Miatzy for their rules.




Bring & Buy SELLING tips


Here are some suggestions that will help you to increase your chance of selling your items:

Please visit Miatzy for their selling tips.


Bring & Buy BUYING tips

Here are some suggestions that will help you to avoid problems when buying:

  • If you buy Blu-ray discs, DVD's or other types of media, make sure you know if you can play them on your home player and television combo. Some of the DVD's offered will be recorded in the NTSC standard and your system might not be able to play them. If you don't know what we mean by this you can try to post a question on our forum.
  • DVD's and Blu-rays offered might only be playable on a specific region enabled player and your system might not be able to play them at all. This is called region-protection. Most of the time, the packaging will state what region number they are compatible with. If you don't know what we mean by this you can try to post a question on our forum.

Bring & Buy historical background

We have been implementing the Bring & Buy as far back as Famicon II (1996) and would like to continue to do so. Early 2002 we downscaled our staff and almost wouldn't have been able to organize Bring & Buy at that time. In 2003 and 2004, the Enschede-based fanclub, Konnichiwa was willing to help us out. In 2005 the people from Abunai took over from them, followed in 2006 by the people from DMX Anime, and in 2007 by the friendly people of AnimeXP.

In 2008 nobody seemed to be able to run the Bring & Buy for us, but we didn't want this popular event to die! Since 2002 things have changed a bit regarding the amount of volunteers we now can muster. So like in the good old days, the Bring & Buy was managed by our own volunteers again. In 2011 Mataki offered to organize Bring & Buy for us, which we gladly accepted as they already helped out in 2010. Since 2012 Miatzy has been organizing Bring & Buy with assistance from our volunteers. 



Sign-up

Not Required.

Restrictions

Only Whole Weekend visitors can sell items at the Bring & Buy.

Availability

All ticket types.

Location

Atlantic Room.

Time

Friday - drop off at the Bring & Buy stand up until one hour before opening op the Dealer Room and again three hours after opening.
Friday 19:00-23:00
Saturday 11.00-18:30
Sunday 10:00-15:30
Sunday - pick up starts two hours before the closing of the Dealer Room.

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