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Re: Newark Hamfest

by M0XXQ » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:21 pm

When you look at it like that Andy I can understand, although I was lucky enough to walk away with some bargains, mainly radio components that would sell for ten or even twenty times more on Ebay, didn't even do much bartering just asked how much will you take and it was a done deal.

I met with Gerry G4NYC as he had some gear I pre-arranged collection, I ended up spending another lump of money with him just off the cuff as he had an old radio I wanted - win win.

Cheers

Rob.

Re: Newark Hamfest

by sidspop » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:17 pm

I did not attend this show, so I cannot comment on what happened, or didn't.
But let me drop this in to the discussion.
Everybody wants a bargain, that is human nature, and even amateurs come under that banner........
But why should being at a show mean the traders have to give a discount?
I attended Blackpool earlier this year, on a stand.
Loading the van takes 2 men two days, including itemising everything that goes on. That's not just radios, there's till, computers, price tickets, cloths for the stand, banners etc.
Set off at 03.30 AM to arrive at 07.00, to set up the stall. Then there's 2 and a half hours of panic whilst setting up, unpacking gear, and if lucky grabbing a bacon sarnie.
When the doors open, everybody rushes in, and everybody wants serving at the same time.
The rush lasts till 11.30, and maybe time for a coffee and a widdle.
Continue serving until shutdown, the load van, drive home, and next day empty whatever is left.

So you have 11 man days (5 on stall), two lots of diesel, rent of stall, electric on stall, and other incidentals.
That's why discounts are not readily given, because margins are so tight

Re: Newark Hamfest

by M0VMT » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:44 pm

Haaaa that geezer my mate bought a battery elimnator for his tyt handheld when my mate said do us a good price he went on a little tantrum about his stall cost 2k to stand and he makes very little.
Proper moaning geezer.

Re: Newark Hamfest

by M0XXQ » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:06 pm

G0JUR wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:53 pm
The brother was looking for a cheap 2m yagi,so he asked the gaffer at moonraker how long his 2m yagi's were
theguy looked at us as if we were morons and replied well its 2m so obviously they are 1 metre.
It went downhill from there, the geezers final shot was theres no such thing as a10 element yagi for 2m :roll:
What a whopper, he has a bit of a reputation for being a wally, he once gave me the old attitude on the phone when he sent me a role of RG213 instead of the Westflex I paid for, tried to tell me they are both the same :lol:

Re: Newark Hamfest

by M0HJO » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:03 pm

G0JUR wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:53 pm
The brother was looking for a cheap 2m yagi,so he asked the gaffer at moonraker how long his 2m yagi's were
theguy looked at us as if we were morons and replied well its 2m so obviously they are 1 metre.
It went downhill from there, the geezers final shot was theres no such thing as a10 element yagi for 2m :roll:
What a idiot, heard it all now.

What is my 13ele yagi for 2M on my roof then?? :shock:

Re: Newark Hamfest

by G0JUR » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:53 pm

The brother was looking for a cheap 2m yagi,so he asked the gaffer at moonraker how long his 2m yagi's were
theguy looked at us as if we were morons and replied well its 2m so obviously they are 1 metre.
It went downhill from there, the geezers final shot was theres no such thing as a10 element yagi for 2m :roll:

Re: Newark Hamfest

by M0XXQ » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:49 pm

G0JUR wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:45 pm
Couldn't get friday of work too bloody busy so went on saturday with the brother, what a mistake, hardly anything off interest on the outside and even less inside. ymmv of course.
Mind you nearly had to bitchslap the geezer on moonraker stand, prat!
Oh do tell, what happened like?

Re: Newark Hamfest

by G0JUR » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:45 pm

Couldn't get friday of work too bloody busy so went on saturday with the brother, what a mistake, hardly anything off interest on the outside and even less inside. ymmv of course.
Mind you nearly had to bitchslap the geezer on moonraker stand, prat!

Re: Newark Hamfest

by M0VMT » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:15 pm

eBay dreamers mate

Re: Newark Hamfest

by M0XXQ » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:14 am

Thing is Mark, the stall prices were much less than online Ebay dreamers, I spotted an FT757 in good condition and they only wanted £125 for it - that's more like what those old rigs are worth but Ebay just opens up utter nonsense.

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