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Monday, July 11, 2011

A Terrible Bazaar To be In

I joined a bazaar at United Square on 9 & 10 July 2011. It was by far the worst organized and horrible bazaar I have taken part in.


Prior to the bazaar, incredibly named Fashionista @ United Square (I shall tell you later why it's 'incredible') the organiser spammed my email account with the Dos and Don't, the rules and regulations. Spammed? Yes, for every information that the organiser conveyed, they do it TWICE.  Why, urban events?

These were part of the rules and regulation:
1. Vendors are NOT allowed to sell any COSMETICS, CHILDREN'S ITEMS an IMITATION GOODS.
2. If you want to have racks, it can only be SINGLE tier rack, not more than 1.6m in height.
3. if you want to leave you items overnight, do NOT use canvas sheet to cover your items, use a CLOTH. (if you feel insecure, you can use canvas to cover, and wrap a cloth over it). this is because the landlord management doesn't not permit the use of canvas.


At least 3 stalls sold imitation Cath Kidston bags. Yeeeee.....yak....that really cheapened the standard of the bazaar. Children toys were also sold. Vendors cannot sell children items because the shopping centre is essentially one that specialises on children goods and service. One stall sells 'Angry Bird' products, of course, IMITATION too! His stall was so disorganised and at one stage, have all his goods on the floor. People looking for cheap goods were squatting on the floor rummaging and that blocked the passageway.





Then of course, vendors selling goods ignored instructions and brought along double rack that took up much of their neighbour space. 


Canvas was used to cover up the table.


Yes, majority of the vendors disregard the rules and regulation. 


Do you know why? It's NATO by the organizer. No action, talk only.  The organizer did nothing to ensure there is enough walking space for the vendors who were positioned inside. Imagine those vendors on the outer circumference positioned their tables, rack, boxes.... such that NOBODY can enter the inner circle. Unless the customers can fly, they will not bother to come in and check out our stalls.


The organizer were too timid but they were fierce in their emails, threatening vendors that if they don't comply, they will not be allowed to set up stall. HAHAHAHAHA...what a joke. 
In the end, these 'paper soldiers' just sat at their table quietly.


That's why I find it incredible that this is called a fashionista bazaar. Cheap $10 clothes, bags, tacky imitation goods? Yes, Urban eventz is holding another 'fashionistas' bazaar at the Cathay end of the month. If you deal with cheap clothings from China and Thailand, imitation children goodies like angry birds and fake bags .... contact the organizer for the Cathay bazaar. If customers ask if your goodies are imitation, just say you have special license to sell,. That's what I heard from the sellers.  If fine and jail term does not faze you, go ahead. Yes, special license. Just don't let the customers see the poor stitching, lopsided label and designs that wasn't in the genuine collection.


As for me, I do not want to be associated with an event company with dubious reputation. 





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