4x4 show

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 13:21
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i am in need of a dual batt system, snorkel and a whole heap of recovery gear and was wondering if its actually worth waiting till the 4x4 show in melbourne to get a cheaper deal. Wanted to know if there really good deals at the show?
Thanks,
Aaron
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 13:30

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 13:30
I dont think so anymore... Maybe 5 yrs ago.

Mate was quoted MORE than retail for a BD Long Range Tank last year! When he asked Why, they couldnt really answer him.
He got a price on Tuesday off them, then the Friday, he asked them again at the show...

Know what things cost before you go..
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Reply By: DARREN - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 13:44

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 13:44
Aaron, we got good deals on our engel fridges at the wallan show this year (but had to check all stalls as soome where no cheaper than normal) a mate got an airflow snorkel for his landcruiser pretty cheap as one stall had a box of them, so I think that the answer is yes, sometimes but not for everything.
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Follow Up By: jules - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 15:07

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 15:07
when is the Wallan show?
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 15:15

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 15:15
sorry wandin

http://www.victorian4wdshow.com.au/body_default.html
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 14:27

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 14:27
Aaron,

Can't speak for the Melbourne show but at the Perth show I've found very little real discounts. May get a few specials on radio's, fridges etc but no real savings from the 4WD accessory outlets. However, we found when setting up our last 4WD that by getting several jobs/purchases done at once ARB, TJM and the like would come up with reasonable discounts IF asked.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 21:09

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 21:09
Melissa,
With the Perth I found that going on the last day in the afternoon I tended to have a bit more bargaining power the exibitors don't want to have to pack all the stuff up. Choices can be lmited but I got a Magellan Meridian considerably cheaper on the last day. Just a thought. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: wazza - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 14:54

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 14:54
Last year I got talked into fitting ARB diff locks front and back/ Well it didn't take them much taking cos I was going to get them anyway.

Including fitting and the compressor I paid $3000. Never been sure if I have been ripped off or got a good 'show deal'.

Maybe others can post below as to the 'normal' price they have paid for the same item.
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Follow Up By: John - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 18:10

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 18:10
Wazza
I just had ARB diff locks front and back fitted a couple of weeks ago in my 78 series troopy paid about $3000 installed by ARB Northern.

So 3K a year ago is probably about the same.
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John
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Reply By: Phil P - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 16:47

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 16:47
Hi Aaron,

There is a show in the next couple of weeks in Melbourne.

23rd - 26th October 2003
http://www.4x4show.com.au

Regards
Phil P
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 18:12

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 18:12
thats the one he mentioned... its not really worth the effort I dont think.
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Reply By: ross - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 22:51

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 22:51
Aaron Ive found talking to reps at shows a pita because they are so busy watching to make sure stock dont grow legs that its hard to get their undivided attention.The other annoying thing about displays at shows is they only have a samples rather than a full display.
What I do to get the cheapest prices is 1st decide on exactly what I want and make a list.You cant compare prices on apples and oranges
Price the items as a whole and individually,writing them down and noting the name of the rep.The rep wont mind as he will be the one who gets the commission when you make the purchase. Try and get the prices in writing on their paper or even a business card.
Each time you speak to someone you become more knowledgeble on the product .The reps will pick up the fact you know what you are talking about and tell you less b$#%t ,realise you are serious and offer their best price .
Dont be afraid to buy pre owned quality recovery gear .There is plenty around that has never been used and often goes for half price
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Reply By: srowlandson - Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 15:30

Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 15:30
Feel free to call me on 03 52828228 or email steven@offroadshop.com.au and i am sure i can offer some great prices on Safari Snorkel's and Recovery gear.

Steve
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Reply By: ddunston - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 08:08

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 08:08
After being at the show I found good prices are available but as the man said, know what you are after and their price before you go. Like you I was after a snorkel and shopped till I dropped with ARB being the least helpful on price. For me, I found a snorkel for my TD Jackaroo at some $200 cheaper than quoted fitted price! Recovery gear, winches and the like were also cheaper and the exhibitors value added with freebies. Yes I think the shows are worth it, pity not everyone supports them.
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