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Old 01-18-2005, 18:02   #1 (permalink)
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I went to the swap meet at Sandown on Sunday and found one bloke with XW-XB Ford stuff.Everyone else had Holden parts,cheap tools or just plain crap that belonged at the tip.It was the same last year.
I was told that this was one of the big ones of the year.What are some other meets that are actually worth going to?
I've also worked out what SWAP stands for.
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Old 01-18-2005, 22:30   #2 (permalink)
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Wagga swapmeet
june this year not sure on the date but !!!!!!
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Old 01-18-2005, 23:49   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Swap meets

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I went to the swap meet at Sandown on Sunday and found one bloke with XW-XB Ford stuff.Everyone else had Holden parts,cheap tools or just plain crap that belonged at the tip.It was the same last year.
I was told that this was one of the big ones of the year.What are some other meets that are actually worth going to?
I've also worked out what SWAP stands for.
Some Wanker's Absurd Price.
Hey Anthony, Ballarat is big but much later in the year. Sheparton is smaller but I've found some good stuff there in the past. Well worth the hike if you make a day of it.
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I went to the swap meet at Sandown on Sunday and found one bloke with XW-XB Ford stuff.Everyone else had Holden parts,cheap tools or just plain crap that belonged at the tip.It was the same last year.
I was told that this was one of the big ones of the year.What are some other meets that are actually worth going to?
I've also worked out what SWAP stands for.
Some Wanker's Absurd Price.
Exactly !!! Also...What was with no Indoor Sites???
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Re: Swap meets

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I went to the swap meet at Sandown on Sunday and found one bloke with XW-XB Ford stuff.Everyone else had Holden parts,cheap tools or just plain crap that belonged at the tip.It was the same last year.
I was told that this was one of the big ones of the year.What are some other meets that are actually worth going to?
I've also worked out what SWAP stands for.
Some Wanker's Absurd Price.
Toowoomba Swapmeet: First weekend of Feb (I think)

Probably a bit far out of your way, but some really great stuff up there. Pretty much anything you want if you have the cash. Saw some really great stuff there last time. I'm takin' a wad with me this year!
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What does EBAY stand for?
The death of swapmeets?

remember: swap meets are for all the leftover crap that people dont want. Occaisionally you might get someting that someone bought and couldnt use.
The only ones who want rediculous money at swap meets are the professional dealers. Like the guy who carts all the manifolds around and asks $350 for a second hand Edelbrock Performer he got in the US for ten bucks.

I have a mate who has been taking the same bloody Turbo muffler (his wife reckoned it was too loud) to our club swap meets for the last 6 years. He wants less then $20 for it. I want to grab it off him one day, I know I could sel lit on E Bay in a week, no problems. He has never used a computer, doesnt even know how to turn one on, and he's an architect, lol.
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What does EBAY stand for?
The death of swapmeets?
I hope not, as much as I like prowling around on Ebay, I much prefer squelching around in the mud and seeing the parts I'm buying face to face, and at much, much cheaper prices. There's always a bit more satisfaction actually trekking out and finding those hidden parts that will possibly finish off your project, than just clicking a mouse and praying you dont get ripped off.
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I hope not, as much as I like prowling around on Ebay, I much prefer squelching around in the mud and seeing the parts I'm buying face to face, and at much, much cheaper prices. There's always a bit more satisfaction actually trekking out and finding those hidden parts that will possibly finish off your project, than just clicking a mouse and praying you dont get ripped off.
I think that Ebay has done alot of damage to Swap Meets as I have been a Vendor myself alot at Swap Meets and you get sick of dragging your stuff out to the Swap Meet and if you have a bad day it can end up costing you more Money than you make and then you have to drag it all back Home. Plus , I'm not a Pirate and have price items fairly but it seems everyone wants everything fro nothing at Swap Meets. Also , on Ebay you have a far greater number of viewers on your items and you can end up getting more Money than you wanted or hoped for with much more convenience.I still like a good Swap Meet to go for a look , But as far as selling...It's Ebay for me!!!
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Re: Swap meets

Problem with eBay is that the items are up for sale for up to ten days. Because of this everybody ends up spending more then they intended because they have ten days to watch the item and think "well, its just (x amount) dollars more, i can afford it", and they start to rationalise that they can afford to keep bidding on it despite the fact that the price blew out of the water days ago...And then there are people who bid as soon as the auction starts, rather then just before it ends. Where is the sense in that? All they are doing is needlessly raising the price for themselves and everyone else.
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Toowoomba Swapmeet: First weekend of Feb (I think)

Probably a bit far out of your way, but some really great stuff up there. Pretty much anything you want if you have the cash. Saw some really great stuff there last time. I'm takin' a wad with me this year!
damn. i'm going this weekend. oh well
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