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montymagi
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I love the idea for the take a number system both for balloons and for my wife who is a face painter. Any idea where I can buy an inexpensive dispenser system? Most I am finding has a digital reader at stuff and I don't need all that. Just the numbers.
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You could get two part tickets, like you use for raffels. and call off the numbers as you go. not the same but an idea.
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Monti, try http://www.takeanumbersystems.com or http://www.urnext.com

For this help I expect a bushel of "the fishermans paradises'" best mudbugs

NUMS
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From my post on BHQ:

This has prices:
http://tinyurl.com/dmo7rw

This is the one I have:
http://www.takeatab.com/products.html

Look at use restaurant equipment stores, better yet call first (let your fingers
do the walking)
I bought mine used for $30 with no bracket, called the company and ordered tickets and a
bracket for a $20 total. 10,000 tickets or so.

Suggestions - get the 3 digit numbers, it will solve a lot of problems. first
time I used it I did not monitor the machine, figure I'll put it away from me .... wrong!! couple of
brats pulled 50 tickets out of the machine, screwing up the order of people. I had people that I
saw JUST get a ticket tell me they had waited an hour (BULL).
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I ove it when people say they have been in line oover an hour and I have only been at the event 45 minutes.

I also tell them that I have been in the line longer than anyone else and will continue to be in line long after they are gone.

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On 2009-05-08 21:49, nums wrote:
Monti, try http://www.takeanumbersystems.com or http://www.urnext.com

For this help I expect a bushel of "the fishermans paradises'" best mudbugs

NUMS


Wow these can be expensive!! $900 !!!
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What are you talking about?????

Brand new is only $65
http://tinyurl.com/dmo7rw

You don't need the LED readout, number 1 you can't see it outside, number 2 if you forget which number your at the crowd will..... TRUST ME!!!
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I am ordering that one today. Since my wife and I work together when she is face painting I will hand them a number rather than let them take it themselves. I think that will cut down on some of the problems. I run the line and do some magic to draw the people and my wife paints the faces.
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On 2009-05-10 12:03, Kevinr wrote:
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On 2009-05-08 21:49, nums wrote:
Monti, try http://www.takeanumbersystems.com or http://www.urnext.com

For this help I expect a bushel of "the fishermans paradises'" best mudbugs

NUMS


Wow these can be expensive!! $900 !!!



I think my advice is well worth the $900.00.

Mark, I was refering to crawfish, or crayfish as payment for the advice on where to get the ticket machines.

NUMS
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On 2009-05-11 09:06, Bad to the Balloon wrote:
What are you talking about?????

Brand new is only $65
http://tinyurl.com/dmo7rw

You don't need the LED readout, number 1 you can't see it outside, number 2 if you forget which number your at the crowd will..... TRUST ME!!!


the link above version was $900
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On 2009-05-11 14:15, Kevinr wrote:
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On 2009-05-11 09:06, Bad to the Balloon wrote:
What are you talking about?????

Brand new is only $65
http://tinyurl.com/dmo7rw

You don't need the LED readout, number 1 you can't see it outside, number 2 if you forget which number your at the crowd will..... TRUST ME!!!


the link above version was $900


If you dig a little they have a ticket machine for only $50
http://www.ayacart.com/takeanumber/sf_pr......N5UP1IW0
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I made up some cards for the last 10 people in line, when they hand it back I make the balloon. I also picked up one of the clocks from the teachers store to let people know when I am closing down.

A friend of mine was telling me that when he and his partner are working together that they will close the line by working from both ends and meeting in the middle.

Know matter what way you shut down though,at least for me there always seems to be someone that comes up and wants a balloon, so some times I will make up some balloons for display and give those out at the end...better than nothing.
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On 2009-05-11 09:06, Bad to the Balloon wrote:
What are you talking about?????

Brand new is only $65
http://tinyurl.com/dmo7rw

You don't need the LED readout, number 1 you can't see it outside, number 2 if you forget which number your at the crowd will..... TRUST ME!!!


Mark,

If your at a large outside event, and people are doing other things. How do you let them know the number your on ??? I'm really thinking about getting the T90.
"If I am deceived, I hope I may know it. But if I know it, I hope I may be able to laugh at the whole affair."
- Shakespeare
So if I play tricks on you. Please, just laugh it off !

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I tell them or the crowd does...

Ballyhoo goes like ths: " we are on 68 looking for 69.... hi 69 be with you shortly..."
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Here is another idea. From one of Flowerclowns youtube videos.

http://www.youtube.com/user/FlowerClown#p/a/u/1/LU4BdCTlJPU
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On 2009-11-03 09:33, FuDD wrote:
Here is another idea. From one of Flowerclowns youtube videos.

http://www.youtube.com/user/FlowerClown#p/a/u/1/LU4BdCTlJPU


Interesting ... however involves personal interaction to accomplish.

On sale now $49 - 10 at buy it now:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Take-a-number-ticket......00wt_953

Now if you can get a ticket dispenser to give numerical stickers .... HMMMMM?

I also looked at this morning price guns how cool would it be to number kids with a price gun???

BLAMMM!!!! right on the forehead. What next? branding irons....
Mark Byrne
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From Mark's link above.... it's now on sale.


$45.00 from the manufacture until 11/30/2009

http://www.ayacart.com/takeanumber/sf_pr......N5UP1IW0

$9.15 for 4000 tickets 000-999

http://www.ayacart.com/takeanumber/sf_ca......C10IDOFT


Best $$$ ever spent Smile
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Things to think about:

If you're going to go this route, go a bit further and have custom printed tickets. Not only will they get a number they will get your information.

Do they get one number per child or one per family?

You will get a parent/grandparent holding 5 or more tickets, with no kids around them. (and sometimes the kids are at home)

Make it clear that they still have to stick around. If I finish at 2pm you don't get to come come up to me after that, waving your ticket and a crying child.

Will they miss their turn and have to get a new number?

This idea does have the tendency to make you look like a balloon vending machine instead of an entertainer.

I applaud any idea that gets them out of a line. This can be a good tool, but it doesn't work equally well in every situation.


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On 2009-11-03 09:52, Bad to the Balloon wrote:

I also looked at this morning price guns how cool would it be to number kids with a price gun???

BLAMMM!!!! right on the forehead. What next? branding irons....


LOL - I love it!
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