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Unread 06-26-2016, 01:40 AM   #1
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Badge refunds

When you buy a convention badge somewhere it usually says that there are no refunds or exchanges. Why does this policy exist for something simple as a badge? You got sick or your friend bailed and now you don't want to go.
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Unread 06-26-2016, 07:40 AM   #2
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Because by the time the con arrives, they've already spent that money on hotel fees, deposits for various services, and insurance. A con that gives refunds is a con that finds itself unable to happen.
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Unread 06-26-2016, 11:57 AM   #3
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Also, for certain cons when you buy your badge they send it to you. So if you get your badge then try to refund it you could potentially have gotten your money back but then still just walked right in to the convention for basically free. And like mango said, that badge money is almost always spent immediately.
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Unread 06-26-2016, 12:42 PM   #4
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Not being exchangeable either, also keeps away the scalpers and other such scummy types that would otherwise buy up a hundred and then sell them massively marked up the week before to the desperate.
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