Nothing that Sue Grafton would be interested in. First of all, no murder took place but to flea marketers in the Philadelphia area, it is no less intriguing. The question remains: What is the story with Town Talk’s last Delaware County Community College Flea Market? Was it hurricaned-out or was it a go? A reader, John, shares his perspective but is unable to provide answers. Below is John’s comment in italics:
I paid via credit card the Wednesday before when forecasts were just for wind & clouds. I supposedly got the last spot available. Started to regret it as the weather forecasts started getting worse. Finally morning of the sale, got up, saw rain, went back to bed.
Got up later and rain had stopped, but radar was showing rain everywhere except my home. Didn’t rain anytime after that at my place. Don’t know what the weather was like at DCCC, but this answers my questions as nobody else I know went there.
I know the credit card charge appeared in my bank account on Sunday. Didn’t even see a Town Talk paper at the usual spots in Media today. Current Daily Times ads just show the upcoming craft show and nothing else. If anybody is getting their money back (or credit for one of next years shows) please post here.
Here’s my take on it. Sometime on Saturday, the weather stations began reporting that the bad weather would not be coming until Monday, which is ultimately what happened. Even though the weather was not optimal on Sunday, my guess is that Town Talk decided not to reschedule.
However, let us not forget that another reader named John (we’ll call him John B.) commented a few days ago that he actually went to DCCC and said it was “called off.” Was John B. told it was called off or did he assume that because no one was there? And, if he was told that, who told him?
Let’s assume that the flea market was on but John B. assumed it was called off because no one was there. That means that every single one of the more than 100 vendors would have had to decide not to show up. I have no doubt that some, maybe even most, vendors would forfeit their $45.00 but I cannot believe that every single one of them would. When it comes to the weather at least, flea market vendors are some of the most optimistic persons I know. Plus, as I mentioned earlier, the weather reports for Sunday were not that bad.
Therefore, and for me this is the crux, if the flea market was on, Town Talk should have had personnel there to receive incoming vendors. And, unless it was officially canceled, they would have been obligated to allow those vendors to set up. If they did not have personnel on Sunday morning, or if they had personnel telling vendors it was called off, how can they justify NOT rescheduling or NOT issuing refunds?
In order to fully answer these questions, we need to hear from a Town Talk representative and/or vendors who showed up at DCCC at seven o’clock Sunday morning. Please, help us straighten this out.
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