It is NOT necessary to register as a buyer to attend The Virtual New York Antiques Fair. It is an option.
By registering as a "buyer" you will be able to keep track of items you are interested in as you browse the fair by tagging them as "favorites" from the item page. These items will then appear on your dashboard.
All exhibitors who are registered as "sellers" are automatically registered as "buyers". It is important for sellers to not register again as buyers.
Registering does not guarantee availability of the item by the time you finish browsing. You must contact the dealer directly to purchase.