It has finally time to make a small change. Steve the webmaster and I have gone back and forth over this for quite some time in regards to the Ventriloquist Marketplace.
Steve has even been in contact with Mike Brose of “Puppets and Props” discussing whether or not the two websites should charge for listings. Both agreed that due to the work involved, some sort of fee should be put into place.
Starting on Nov 1, 2009 both websites (Puppets and Props, Ventriloquist Marketplace) will be charging $5.00 for a listing. Steve and Mike put in quite a bit of work to get everything posted for you and has done this without compensation.
On the Ventriloquist Marketplace, all classified ads will remain free as long as it is not an ad to sell.
All ads that are currently listed will be grandfathered in and will not get charged.
I hope you all understand and continue to use Mike Brose’s site, Puppets and Props and the Ventriloquist Marketplace because the cost is really tiny when you consider the alternative of using the large auction site. Their listing and final sale fees far exceed the $5.00 either one of us will be charging.
Thanks again for understanding
Dan, Steve & Mike
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2009 by Dan Willinger
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Like the old saying goes: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. I think this is a GREAT idea! If I owned a vent buisness, I’d WANT to give a little kick back for the buisness you folks must bring in! Try & get free ad space in ANY of the magic mags, or most ANYWHERE. “Bout time! Good for you!
I think it’s just fair…
I need to post some new ads but I’ll wait til Nov 1 before I do… :)
Thanks to Mike, Dan and Steve for all your help through the years…
ahhh, that’s just great, now there goes all my profit!!