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Jun 12

Midnight Madness!!!


Midnight Madness!!!

At 12:01 am June 15, 2021, we're going to place all un-renewed Vendor Spaces up for sale to only valid Pate 2022 Vendors who have already renewed their spaces for 2022.

We're calling this our "First Call Sale."

The First Call Sale will be open only to Pate Vendors who have renewed their spaces for the 2022 edition of the Pate Swap Meet that will be held in our traditional west-side vendue of Texas Motor Speedway. The First Call Sale will last one full week.

Midnight Madness Online or On the phone

Our real-time Space Selector will update at 12:01 AM CDT to show all available spaces in the entire venue. Available spaces will be shown shaded as green polygons and can be selected with a click. Click once to select one or more spaces and click them again to deselect them if you change your mind. If a Vendor Space is not shaded in green and cannot be selected, the Vendor Space has been already purchased by someone else and is NOT available.

The Space Selector map is driven directly from our Vendor Space Database and it is updated in real-time with all recent sales every time the page is viewed or refreshed so it is continuously accurate.

We anticipate over 3,000 Pate Vendor Spaces will be available for sale or for relocation moves.

You can order additional spaces online in self-service starting at 12:01 AM CDT.

If you wish to relocate your renewed spaces to other spaces elsewhere in the venue, you must call the Registrar to perform the move. As part of Midnight Madness, the Registrar's phones will also open for business starting at 12:01 AM CDT to assist Vendors. If you call and get the Registrar's voicemail message, be sure to leave a message. All messages will be returned at the first opportunity and in the order received.

The Registrar will remain open until 2:00 AM CDT for any hardy soul that wishes to stay up late to get the first crack at these available spaces. Then, we will reopen at 7 PM CDT and remain open for extended business hours until 7 PM CDT on Tuesday, June 15th.

After  Tuesday, from Wednesday, June 16th forward, we will operate our normal 9 AM to 6 PM on Monday through Friday.

Ordering Additional Spaces In Self-Service

Use the Space Selector map to select the spaces you wish to purchase. It is located in the "Vendor" menu in our primary navigation across the top of the page. It can also be reached by clicking on the button below.

Space Selector Map

The map zooms in and out using the "+/-" buttons on the left side of the map. The map also pans left and right as well as up and down by putting your cursor anywhere on the map, holding down your left mouse button and dragging the map to a new location.

Click on any space you wish to purchase. You can select one space or as many as you wish.

Once you complete your selection, click the large green button in the top right corner of the page to add it to a Shopping Cart. Once spaces have been added to a Cart, the spaces will be temporarily held for you for 10 minutes while you complete your shopping for Private Toilets or Car Corral tickets. When you are finished shopping, click the "Checkout" button to finish your order. In Checkout, the hold on your selected spaces will be extended for 15 more minutes to complete your order and pay for your spaces.

If you do NOT complete your order with the "hold" period, the hold will expire and the spaces will be returned to the open pool for selection by others.

To complete your order, complete the checkout process and pay with a credit card or debit card. Our system will automatically add the new spaces to your account. It is easy and painless.

First Look, First Chance To Purchase

Our prices will remain the same as usual during this "Sale" but our renewing Pate Vendors will have special shopping privileges for seven days before we open remaining non-renewing Vendor Space sales to the public.

Before the general public gets to shop for Vendor Spaces in an unrestricted fashion, all Pate Vendors who have renewed their Vendor Spaces for 2022 will have a small window to add new spaces to their Vendor Space footprint or relocate to a new area in the venue.

This special First Call Sale will allow our existing Pate Vendors far better chances of buying adjoining spaces and expanding their contiguous footprint in the swap meet. 

During this period, eligible Pate Vendors may purchase additional Vendor Spaces online 24x7 using self-service or over the phone with agent assistance during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Extended hours (described above) will be available as part of Midnight Madness.

After the special seven-day First Call Sale, at 12:01 am on June 22, 2021, all unsold "Open" Vendor Spaces will be made available for unrestricted sales to everyone in our regular open market.

To take advantage of the special Pate Vendor sales period, you must have already renewed your Pate Vendor Spaces for 2022.


 
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