I've only been brewing for a couple of years and am pretty new to this forum. Never attended NHC, sadly. Is it typical for vendors to offer discount codes at the conferene? Just out of curiosity, what kind of discount was MM offering this year?
Some have discounts. Some will sell the display items when they are picking up, so they don't have to ship/haul them back. Saw one guy pull out a wad of cash to buy a 55 gallon pot just before close (don't know his savings). The MM was a 10% discount. Many of the online HBS have discount codes that you can use. Not a bad deal for conference goers.