I know I can't change the system ?

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  1. firebird123

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    Being a newbie I thought I would go to the Lincoln Show,priced at £45 the advert reads........

    Join us for up to four nights' camping, entertainment and shopping in the heart of Lincolnshire.
    This is not to forget our large exhibition area featuring over 200 outdoor leisure exhibitors, caterers and craft stalls, making this event unmissable for its choice and quality - not to forget those all important end of season bargains!

    It made me think, Have I got to pay, for the pleasure of buying, something ?
    Shouldn't, they be paying me , to go, see, and buy their products ?

    I know I am cynical, just a thought !
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    I guess there are a couple of things..... we are provided with fresh water, an elsan point, sometimes a shower and toilet facilities. The thing about some meets, especially Lincoln, is that it is not just the meet that people go to .... they go off into the town for meals, shopping, sight seeing, etc., so we are just apying for camping not the priviledge to buy. Often I don't even go round the stalls. :)
     
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    Ah yes but just think of the poor souls who lay it all on for you:cry:, they have make a crust you know:sneaky:
     
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    Its not the traders you are paying, it is the folk organising the show. The traders also pay for their space just as campers have to. A show like that is run to make money and in effect you are buying a product when you pay for your pitch.
     
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    You do get your camping and some entertainment, so it's quite a cheap weekend, and you don't need to buy anything. We go with the intention of not buying anything and usually buy loads of stuff though.
     
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    Bertie Bassett Read Only Funster

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    You're not alone there!
     
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    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    To spend a weekend with the Funsters. Priceless.
     
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    and you might get to meet some real nice funsters.or you might get to meet me.
     
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    PP Bear Funster Life Member

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    Yeovil Air Show. Price to run a small burger van for one day-£3k, yes £3000!!! for one day :banghead::madder:

    Whoever the organisers are should be whipped. No wonder the prices are elevated at these events if the stalls have to claw in £3k before turning a penny :whatthe:

    Would be nice to reduce the price and then pass on the reduction to the common man and Funster. Would be nicer still if the organisers fixed the prices, thus drawing more punters through the turnstiles (y)

     
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    Its the same at the NEC Motorbike show, the prices stall holders have to pay is getting stupid (£6k it was 3 years ago for one of the smallest size stands) that place is dying a death - in years to come these organizers will be saying "wheres everyone gone" ?
     
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    Kool Kroozer Read Only Funster

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    By the way, anyone who hasn't took a look at woodhall spa should do - what a gem of a place it is (y)
     
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