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Post Info TOPIC: Red Deer Swap Meet June 12th


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Red Deer Swap Meet June 12th


Anyone going?  Friend of mine will have a couple tables so I plan to be there Saturday morning. 



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Essential travel or piggy backed onto a visit with mom?



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Yeah, visiting mom and re shingling her roof. Not all pleasure but a little bit.

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Didn't know it was back on. Too bad I have to work. Would have been nice to visit and buy stuff I don't need.



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Right Ken, first time I met you was there probably 10 years ago. Few of us CP guys got to sign the CP banner that time. Was a big swap meet back then.

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I saw a poster for it at the A&W on Glenmore last week;
I went to the quick-times web page, the only info there is about vendors;
I have been burnt by QT swap meets - in the sense that I show up, and the entrance fee was higher than I was told;
One time there was even a gate fee before admission that participants were not notified of before driving to Red Deer.

Because of my past experience with QT swap meets, I posted twice on their facebook page where they announced this as a "go";
I tried both times asking politely what entrance costs for spectators;
The first time my post appeared to be deleted - !?! (seriously, this stumped me, the discussion was there, but my comment/question was gone)
The second time, they deleted the WHOLE discussion, and started a new one.

My understanding is that if they, or anyone replied to my comment, even if the discussion is/was deleted, the notification should be in my notifications list (as a "so-and-so replied to your comment");
In both instances, I posted the question and went back a day or three later.
No notification, and my comments were MIA.

So in short, since I never got an answer, I am not planning to attend.

My guess is they are going to charge through the nose to attend, so this factors in my personal hesitation;
I am also making this guess because their announcement was done in the form of a listing (they are a classifieds page after all), the "listing" was $10 - so if anyone goes, expect to pay $10/person to attend.




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jmont64 wrote:

Yeah, visiting mom and re shingling her roof. Not all pleasure but a little bit.


 You are one lucky guy to have your mother at 100 and needing a new roof. If you have her genes you have barely made it to middle age!



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LeeRoy wrote:
jmont64 wrote:

Yeah, visiting mom and re shingling her roof. Not all pleasure but a little bit.


 You are one lucky guy to have your mother at 100 and needing a new roof. If you have her genes you have barely made it to middle age!


 Right. Only thing I know she has eaten much better food than I have and probably taken better care of herself!  I was going to offer her a lifetime warranty on the roof but a friend has warned me not to. Ill give it tomorrow as the showers should be over. We need these showers in B.C. 



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So just a comment on an entrance fee. If the fee is $10 I wont be able to get the money out of my pocket fast enough. How do these car clubs make a few bucks? They get some revenue from tables but you try organizing something like this. They dont give you the Westerner fairgrounds for nothing and you maybe make up a few flyers and send them out or drive around and put them up. For what these volunteers do I am more than happy to allow them to make a few bucks. Many of these swap meets or car shows are connected to some type of a charity and I well know everyone of them can use some extra funding. $10 isnt much in todays world, a couple ice caps or a Big Mac meal. If I have to forego that once every month I will survive. Prefer a swap meet or a car show versus the theatre any day. I guess it just bugs me when people think these meets should be done for next to nothing with the club footing the bill.

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Jon - last time I went I paid $10 to get into the building, couple years ago. But the issue isn't the cost, it's the lack of transparency. No reason why they would delete your questions and I know you would have posted something polite. I don't get it.

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I would surely pay $10 to get out and see some friends and buy stuff I don't really need-lol-no cruise nights/shows or swap meets in Ontario-even ones planned for August have been cancelled-swap meets have been $8 spectator fees here for a couple of years-you get some that are still $5-I sometimes pay the $25 vendor fee and go in early-usually make my money up in a few minutes-some swap meets make spectators wait 1 hour after the vendors set up before letting you in-so some vendors go buy from other tables then resale by jacking the prices up- enjoy if you go-and if you see any N.O.S 1970 chevelle parts buy them for me-lol-
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Im planning on going. Would be nice to do something pre-COVID for a change. Definitely not worried about the $10. Hope to see you there Jerel.

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So the swap meet definitely was a success. Pretty good turnout of vendors and lots of shoppers. Everyone has been caged up long enough I guess. I bought 4 fenders with inners, a rad support, a really nice console, and 3 tailights all for my 64. As good a day as I could enjoy for $10. Also bonus to run into John and Terry.

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Wow, stuck in Manning with the airtanker. Sure would have been fun!



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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

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69 Chevy CST pickup

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