Wandin Today

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:14
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Wasn't it crap...

But again anyone expecting bargains (and there were 100's of the suckers!!) would have been bleep tered.

EG.. shower tents at the Aussie Disposals stand $99.00 they were $90.00 last week when I went in the local! When I mentioned Rays usually do them for $65 at their 20% off sale, they lost 4 sales in 1 second with the dudes around me LMAO!

Oh well finally got the shower.. $25 at Anaconda stand.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:23

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:23
Thanks Truckster, I'm glad you said that. We were going to call in on our way home from Melbourne today but were running late and I was quiet peeved off we didn't get there. Thats made me happier now. Looks like we will wait for the Albury show in 2 weeks. That is brilliant going there, only one problem, you spend money on things you don't even need. It's like an addiction.
Karen
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:31

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:31
It wont be any better than Wandin, the same people are going there that were at Wandin! Bargains like shower tents $10 more than retail

New tires there $50EACH more than last week with "SHOW SPECIAL" stuck to them, dozens lined up to get reemed with no KY.

The main thing with Wandin appears to benot thought out.. The show in Jeffs Shed, you walk from one end to other and back a few times, and you pass all the stalls.

Wandin you walk one end to other, then back 1/2 the way and its blocked, so you have to do all those stalls if you can.. Its just a real crap layout - pretty much the same as always.

Did anyone get a true bargain?
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Follow Up By: banjobush - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:34

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:34
Hey Karen how was the Great Aussie???? We are going to the Albury show on Friday without kids (much more pleasant and slightly cheaper)

so where you going for Easter!!!!!!!!!

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:35

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:35
We go to the Albury show every year and always got things cheeper than the shops. Mind you I beat them down in price pretty well though. I refuse to pay the price they have marked on the items. Not once have I ever paid more than the shops. Might be the difference between country air and city air............it might mellow them a little bit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LOL
Karen
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:45

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:45
Hi Banjo
Aussie Resort was just the best over Chrissy. I was all boated out and camped out by the 10th day though. Sunburnt really bad. We had heeps of tag alongers down the weir though, dont know why..........lol.
The boys are going to Wonnangatta for 4 days over Easter with the 4wd club. I chose to stay home, bit to steep for me. Geoff dosnt like my finger nails dug into his legs.........don;t know why! He winges about it all the time. We are off to the Albury show next Friday as well hopefully, I dont want to go on the weekend to many people there for me.
Might see you there.
Karen
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:45

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:45
Where and when is the Albury one held pls?

TIA...Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:51

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:51
http://www.4wdmegastores.com.au/shows_and_events

Hi Leroy
It's on 4, 5, 6 March at the Albury show grounds. Entrance is off Mate St (Hume Highway) just past Fallon St if you are heading South.
If your not sure give me a hoy or I have posted an address above for you to squizzy at.
Karen
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:09

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:09
Thanks guys, it was line ball as to who won lol

Leroy
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Follow Up By: madcow - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 07:35

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 07:35
Well we wont be there for the first time this year as we will be at Stockton Beach. Fingers crossed we will finally pick up something at the club raffle. It is a great time of the year in the club tent as we usually catch up with a lot of people we would not normally see. Fingers croosed it will be dry for the Haunted Stream trip this weekend. Are you guys on that one?

Cheers Dave
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Reply By: banjobush - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:51

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:51
Albury camping and 4wd show is on 4th 5th 6th March $10 for adults, children free (even cheaper if you leave them at home) boy i should get a commission. held at the Albury Show ground off Fallon Street (i think the street is right) see you there!!!!

Karen I will keep an eye out for your truck ....cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:53

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:53
HA HA Beat ya
lol
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Follow Up By: banjobush - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:56

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:56
I think the Fallon Street entrance would be easier for the travellers from the South!!!!!!...do you concur?
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:05

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:05
I do, but when you are heading South, Highway entrance would probably be better, especially if your not sure where you are going.
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Follow Up By: banjobush - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:09

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:09
Anyway see you there in Mr Banjo's cruiser ute!!! That would be the one that has my birthday present of a gearbox, clutch, transfer case and my christmas present of a new motor on it - lucky gal aren't i!!! Now he wants extractors!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:08

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:08
Hi Bruce
Great to meet you mate, wasn't much there, got some ideas on the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx and slides. Glad you got your shower

cheers

Adam
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:11

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:11
also leaving at stumps is not a good idea..

about 2 hours to get back to lilydale.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:40

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:40
We straight lined it to mansifield and left there about 5.30, not much traffic till we hit lilydale, then traffic galore. The grape festival was on too... busses everywhere
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:51

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:51
yea stacks from work were working up at Coldstream today.. would have been chaos
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:21

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:21
Bruce,

Miracles happen, we agree again (remember the Hewitt thing?).

It was a disorganised conglomeration of of poorly presented traders displaying their wares.

The only thing of note I saw was that Versa Lites were readily available at $70, which makes their normal price of around $100 at 4wd outlets seem a farce. Still makes the Arlec light look a bargain at $50.

Still, I got a great tent peg puller which made the day worthwhile. Other than that, a waste of time.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:47

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:47
Good to catch up again Bruce. Was good to go and have a look, I won't bother with the Caravan and Camping show again at Caulfield. That is despite the ripoffs. LOL It was good for a look though.

The CFA do a good job there but the leaving of the site was chaotic. I would hate to be there on a Total Fire Ban day. I would expect there could be a bloodbath in the paddock with people in their cars waiting to leave. There was inadequate control of queues - by exit lanes or people. Some drivers who just took a short cut were given a priority over those patiently in queues. The guy who was directing traffic was just waving them on. Toonfish was just ahead of me waiting for 35 minutes, I reckon we waited 3/4 of an hour in all. Apparently nearly directed Crazie into a Subie.

Why would they wave people in to the pay gate through two gates and have one to exit? They actually had three gates in all and they could have got people out quicker onto the road at least, even though the road had it's limitations too - single lane gravel on to a narrow bitumen. A potential disaster there.

Ok, despite that all it was worth the look as there was a bit of gear to look at, even before you got out of the car park. Even saw a couple of camper boxes like our MFI one, saw one near where I live just a week ago too, so they are getting about.

It was good to see Truckster, Crazie and Kir, GOB and Denny, Adrian, Jim, Toony and Mrs Toony, and Garry, though apparently I missed Jimbo.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 23:18

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 23:18
John,

We left at about 4.15. Guess we must have been there at the same time. Pity I missed you mate.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 18:22

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 18:22
yeah mate just under 30 mins
what a joke only 1 gate ?

hate to be in a fire evac?????

same old overpriced crap
when will i learn

from now on i go shopping at "DIAMOND 4 X 4 PARTS PRICE CONSULTANTS"best price guarentee
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 00:03

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 00:03
Evening all

Wife and I arrived at 10.30, and after parking near the last Big Pine Tree before Warburton started checking out the sites/stands/displays.

Agree with everyone above, especially regarding the prices of things.

The only thing that I needed was 4.75T bow shackle and decided I would get one when I saw one.

After about an hour we blundered into the Opposite Lock stand and amongst other things here were a stack of loose 4.75T shackles.

SWMBO says buy one of those and you won’t have to keep looking. When ever I take her advice re buying things I tend to get duded. However if I don’t take her advice, I get duded twice as bad.

So I buy a nice green 4.75T sucker for $19.00 ( I know, I know – now at least anyway).

10 minutes later in the Duncans 4WD stand is the best looking 4.75T Black Rat shackle you are ever going to see for $12.50 (So I bought one of those also).

5 Minutes later in god knows whose stand there is a plain old gal one for $11.75 and then just around the corner in the Pro Comp stand they were selling them for $15.00. (That made me feel a tad better)

Best thing of all was that it wasn't as hot as last year.
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Reply By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 02:12

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 02:12
Hey Truckster,

Think I'm glad I didn't make the 9 hour journey south. Though it would have been nice to put faces to names as others have said.
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Reply By: AndrewW - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 12:36

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 12:36
Well, to break with the status quo, I actually enjoyed the event.

I had a couple of things to check out, water tanks and or bladders, swags, and shocker lengths for the rear of my Hilux.

I found out what type of water bladder I need, and that a stainless tank is too expensive.

I found that the shockers I have a two short, stopping articulation on the back.

And, I bought a new double dome swag from Southern Cross, bargained $70 off the recommended price too.

It was a great day. And to top it off, I knew about grape grazing, so I headed back to Cranbourne via Wandin East, Monbulk and Emerald. Home in under an hour, and a nice traffic free enjoyable drive through the Dandenongs.

Andrew
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Reply By: desert - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:35

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:35
Didn't bother myself, but a mate said it was dissappointing, and would not bother again. He commented that fools were buying fridges AT TOP RETAIL PRICES, walking out the gate in their hundreds! Why would ya?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:40

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:40
Why would ya?

BECAUSE IT HAD SHOW SPECIAL PLASTERED ON IT LMAO!!
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