Having been to some swap meets at gun-shows where thing got out of hand I thought that I would publish some rules beforehand:
Swap Meet rules
1. Label your stuff clearly; price, who owns it, etc.
2. Rule of thumb is trade is set at price for price, i.e. if I paid $11.00 for it I can trade it for something you paid $11.00 for. This is the base-line assumption; if you are willing to be more flexible please state as much at the beginning. Don’t bring stuff for which you want more than current retail; this is a swap meet, not a collector’s fair.
3. If you are selling for cash please have a placard or tags stating your price. Haggling is O.K. but give everybody an idea of what you want.
4. Your handshake is your bond, don’t agree to something that you don’t want to go through with.
5. Please try to be on time.
6. There will be a short time set aside at the beginning before trading so that we can all check out what is on offer.
7. Respect other people’s property, don’t paw through things and bust stuff, make sure you put stuff back where you got it. There is no need to hurry, this is a casual affair. Pottery Barn Rule; if you break it, you just bought it!
8. There will some refreshments on hand, but please, do not bring food.