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Our second meetup:)

Lot's to discuss...

  • Free vs Paid models
  • Supply vs Demand
  • Using stores and 3rd parties as exchange facilitators
  • Insurance
  • Velocity

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  • Madeline

    Is there a reason this event wasn't cancelled at least an hour before? Folks at Alley had no notice that this was happening, hadn't heard from Adam. 2 hours and round trip subway fare wasted.

    1 · March 6, 2013

    • adam

      No one rsvpd or paid- we manage events strictly by RSVP

      March 6, 2013

    • Hestis D.

      ::sigh:: Heya Madeline! Long time no see! The same thing happened to me for the first meeting. It turns out that Adam works at The Alley, so these meetings are not booked like the other events there. I, too, prefer to catch an event when it turns out I'm able, rather than RSVP and end up not being able to attend. I don't think I feel comfortable walking down from Harlem for another meeting, paid or free. You're right. If the meeting was cancelled due to lack of interest, it should be indicated clearly. I guess we are just too used to having a handful of RSVPs and dozens of people showing up to our events. ::sigh::

      March 7, 2013

  • Madeline

    I'm really surprised that it is mandatory to pay on line before a meeting. A model that seems to work well is the NYC bookcrossing group, where you can pay your $1 either on line or at the meetup, in cash, which pays for Meetup's $12/month fee. I certainly understand wanting to know exactly who will come and that Meetups often have significant amounts of "no shows"-- but this structure may backfire. Especially at an early phase like this one is, where people are being asked to contribute ideas and presumably volunteer time to get this off the ground.

    March 3, 2013

    • adam

      thanks for the feedback... too many no shows when it's free...

      March 3, 2013

  • stephanie

    weds are no good

    February 28, 2013

  • cindy

    Hi all,
    I'd love to come to this, in particular to discuss the free vs. fee issue, but I see there is a charge to come to the meeting? Is that for the space or something? I'm kind of confused what the $2 is for, if it counts towards dues, etc. As part of the freegans we only promote things that are free, sliding scale or suggested donation, so it's disappointing for me to see a fee for even a meeting...

    1 · January 23, 2013

    • adam

      Understood... and the dialog begins...:) When things are free, even the most well intention-ed people take them for granted - that has been my experience. I understand and respect that paying even a nominal fee to attend a meeting runs counter to what you believe. We have taken the step to publish our budget. All revenue will be put towards items that will be freely available to members.

      January 24, 2013

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  • adam
    Event Host

Your organizer's refund policy for Our second meetup:)

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

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