Lack of discounts at 4x4 shows

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 09:06
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I hope to go to the Melbourne 4x4 show, and maybe meet some of you - see earlier posts. Truckster commented that there weren't many discounts any more, and I think you have to be careful with 'show' prices. However, I understand a bit more now that I've talked to my contact at Opposite Lock. They said they're not going this year, since it's just not worth it. Costs them $30,000 to have a stand (seems a lot to me too) and they have to sell a lot of stuff to even cover costs. I guess that makes it difficult to give discounts, and may be why some prices even go up....Russell S
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Reply By: flappan - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 09:43

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 09:43
I wouldn't say you CANT get discounts. I know of a bloke that just bought a new Waeco fridge at a show. Cost him $1000, which included nearly 300 worth of accessories.

I personally use the shows more to get ideas and see whats around then shopping for bargins . . .
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 10:26

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 10:26
Stands at trade shows do cost a lot of money, but that's part of doing business. I am surprised that a company like Opposite Lock have decided not to have a stand at one of Australia’s largest 4WD shows - it doesn’t make good business sense. (A yellow pages add costs $5K to $20K). These shows aren't about how many sales they can make over the few day's, but to show us there "wares", so that when we are ready to buy we know what's out there etc. If we can pick up a bargain in at the same time then it’s a bonus.

Having said that - the "Boat Show" is probably the best time to purchase a new boat as the manufacturers of boats and motors do offer the boat retailers genuine, substantial discount strictly for "show specials.

Here's to window shopping and picking up a few more ideas for our wish lists.
Cheers
Alex
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Reply By: Member - Colin (ACT region) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 12:34

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 12:34
You need to know the 'real' price beforehand.

2 years ago my mate and I both bought a UHF CB 'show special' from the 'main supplier' at the Sydney 4WD camp show and discovered later it was a lot cheaper on the Web.
Fell for the same trick over 10 years ago at a 'Field Day' - bought a water tank 'show special' - then checked the price over the phone - bugger!

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Reply By: Andrew(Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:03

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:03
I guess that is the reason why Wandin 4WD show run by Land Rover Club is so popular. It has free parking ,its cheap to get in and look around , and there are free rides in club members vehicles around the dirt track.
Its all in open field and I bet it doesn't cost 30K to setup a stand.
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:30

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 13:30
gday russell.
we were talking at work the other day about sales ect and the new bloke was saying on a quiet day they would put a sale sign up.people automaticaly asume a saving.did they get a little busier yes were there any savings no.
might see you there not sure if we going might have a chat to toonfish.jamieson wild cat
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 18:58

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 18:58
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 19:00

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 19:00
whats a semi bling loljamieson wild cat
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 17:06

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 17:06
Going Sunday I think, good time for bargains, if we want to catch up let me know the details where when etcLaterally Literal
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 19:00

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 19:00
The only way to get a bargain is to be there as the show wraps up at the end of the weekend, some people CBF taking their shiat with them, so sell it cheap...

Days of bargains at shows are Fubar, see Diamonds post, they throw the word "SHOW SALE/SPECIAL" up and people wet AND soil themselves to get there, with NFI of the real cost.

KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND HOW MUCH IT IS WORTH BEFORE YOU GO...
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 19:26

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 19:26
The Adelaide 4wd show is coming up next month in the parklands. Free parking and $10 to get in. Usually heaps of good show specials. Might be worth the trip west for our Melbourne friends!! He he

http://www.4wdshow.com.au/events/adelaide.html
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Reply By: brett - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 20:14

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 20:14
Last one in Sydney I went to , got a good deal on a waeco and could have got at least 10% off a ECB bull bar, but then saw some GME radios that were cheaper in the shops.So as long as you know what you want and you know the price you shouldn't have a problem
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