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Behind the scenes of the shopping at Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders meeting

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Strap into a flight simulator. Take a selfie with a giant inflatable gecko. Gaze at a costumed Uncle Sam, atop stilts, juggling bowling pins.

An estimated 30,000-plus Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Friday and Saturday poured into an arena in downtown Omaha for the festive atmosphere and discounted products at booths representing 41 companies that belong to the business empire headed by Warren Buffett.

[Click here for coverage of the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting.]

For a fifth year, the shopping is available to shareholders for two consecutive days, alongside the arena where Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger on Saturday share their views on the company, the markets, the economy, and corporate governance, among other topics.

Credit: David Foster/Yahoo Finance
Credit: David Foster/Yahoo Finance

Yahoo Finance is broadcasting the 2019 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting live on Saturday starting at 9:45 am.

Notable exhibitors on the convention floor include Berkshire Hathaway staples like See’s Candies, Dairy Queen, and Kraft Heinz.

Clayton Homes, a home-building company acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2003, offers passersby a chance to throw a newspaper onto a mock-porch—a toss that Buffett has given a try each year since 2012.

Ahead of this year’s shareholder meeting, Buffett revealed that Berkshire Hathaway has purchased stock in Amazon. Perhaps next year the online retailer will set up a brick-and-mortar pop-up shop on the convention floor.

Max Zahn is a reporter for Yahoo Finance.

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