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    8 am to 2:30 sat ..watched a bunch of bikes roll in too spectator parking 11 ish. Most disappointed .. Also watched vendors packing up 10am...by 12 noon only a few left... guess i was at a different event. To bad really...... Judging area was really only part i saw with a crowd after 11am

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    My total take for the weekend was $117.00. It didn't even cover my diesel. I do it to back the club. If it was for profit? I'd have been long gone. I took enough beating for one week end. I don't have to stick around on Saturday afternoon to watch HOG show up and show me the latest fashions and buy absolutely nothing. Bob Luland

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    Good size meet, seemed like lots of vendors still there on Saturday morning, I rolled in at 9:00 AM. But these things are regional, New England gets you Indian parts as far as the eye can see. Great time for you Indian guys, not so much for the HD guys. But I had some beers with friends, laughed are buts off, ate well and overall had a very nice Saturday. Would recommend!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Architect View Post
    Good size meet, seemed like lots of vendors still there on Saturday morning, I rolled in at 9:00 AM. But these things are regional, New England gets you Indian parts as far as the eye can see. Great time for you Indian guys, not so much for the HD guys. But I had some beers with friends, laughed are buts off, ate well and overall had a very nice Saturday. Would recommend!!!!
    NOT MUCH for the HD guys???? What were you looking for that you could not find at this meet? As I mention on the Wauseon Thread there was enough stuff to build a complete certain year Knuckle/UL Chassis minus the motor at this meet? I saw frames, springers, bars, brakes, sheet metal, tanks, transmissions, wheels, oil tanks, horns headlights, fender lights, dash components, seats, seat t's and seat posts, footboards, kickstands etc etc etc etc etc??? All there for the pickin if you had the cash? Were you on a mission to find something or there to socialize? And then criticize? Love to know? 46EL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phat View Post
    8 am to 2:30 sat ..watched a bunch of bikes roll in too spectator parking 11 ish. Most disappointed .. Also watched vendors packing up 10am...by 12 noon only a few left... guess i was at a different event. To bad really...... Judging area was really only part i saw with a crowd after 11am
    REPLY; So like they guy above what were you looking for you could not find?
    It's Terryville CT, NOT Disneyworld, NOT Las Vegas? Maybe volunteer and make an offer to help and make the meet into what you want it to be to make you happy????? 46EL

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    So ya wanna hear another good one??? Guy from NY calls me yesterday around noon when I took a break for lunch. He tells me how a few guys were complaining they didn't sell hardly anything this past weekend at Terryville. One of the guys from Jersey told him things were so slow on Saturday he didn't bother putting anything out for sale? Now remember this is what I was told. So ya drove up here probably 3+ hours from NJ to a swap meet and on one of the two selling days you didn't try to put anything out and try sell anything? Because you THOUGHT it was slow?? And then you commented to the other guy how a lot of my stuff was still on my table? Did ya see the nice original paint kidney toolbox I still had on my table? It was the 3rd one I put out. The other two sold for $350 each and I took the last one home. (One came from two I got from CS in a trade. Second one was in my stash for probably 20+ years and the third one came from Alan's pile of stuff he left me to sell) Notice the nice working springer horn with the perfect original face that was still sitting there? It was the second one I had put out and it sold last minute Saturday just like the first one for $350. And I brought a 6V charger to show the buyers that it did work! ....Dum Dum, I didn't put them all out at the same time to make it appear the market was flooded. You're a great guy but when it comes to SELLING stuff your the guy in the pinball arcade with both hands and both pockets filled with quarters and ya can't pull the trigger on your own stuff. Go back to your spot and worry about your stuff and forget about me and what i'm doing! After what I heard about you trying to sell your own motorcycle you are the last guy who should be commenting about what other guys are selling or not selling. I would never want to get a tutorial from you when it comes to selling parts at a swap meet. And that is why you will never see me on social media. I could give a flying carp about what everyone else is doing and what everyone else said. I worry about myself and don't want to look like part of bunch of tired old grey haired women in a sewing circle. When everyone else gets off their phones and starts paying attention we might be able to get a few more good years in this hobby before we all kick the bucket. Sorry but I couldn't resist! LOL? Hah! ...And this is my LAST comment on the mater, I promise!!! ...I'm outta here! ... Again., RESPECTFULLY, 46EL/Jp
    PS; to all the people who looked at my stuff and commented on what nice things I had for sale I appreciate it very very much. DONE
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    Quote Originally Posted by 46EL View Post
    NOT MUCH for the HD guys???? What were you looking for that you could not find at this meet? As I mention on the Wauseon Thread there was enough stuff to build a complete certain year Knuckle/UL Chassis minus the motor at this meet? I saw frames, springers, bars, brakes, sheet metal, tanks, transmissions, wheels, oil tanks, horns headlights, fender lights, dash components, seats, seat t's and seat posts, footboards, kickstands etc etc etc etc etc??? All there for the pickin if you had the cash? Were you on a mission to find something or there to socialize? And then criticize? Love to know? 46EL
    Dude, take your foot off the gas pedal for a second. I was nothing but complimentary of the meet, I only commented that the majority of the vendors were selling Indian stuff, and I stand by that comment. Not a negative, an observation.

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    Glad you saw it differently.......its was basically a flop as a swap meet.... But like others said was nice to BS and meet up with a few friends. It will probably take a while but it'll grow. Glad you did well........The folding up and putting everything away by 11am is the only thing i think could change. Lots of us ole bastards still work..so no thursday/ friday or 6am sats.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Architect View Post
    Dude, take your foot off the gas pedal for a second. I was nothing but complimentary of the meet, I only commented that the majority of the vendors were selling Indian stuff, and I stand by that comment. Not a negative, an observation.
    I did see a guy from NY pedaling a bunch of porn dvds.....wonder how he made out. Lmfao

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    I saw PLENTY of great stuff for sale ....for all makes. I also touched base with many friends both old and new that thoroughly enjoyed this meet also. Didn't see any porn for sale so I don't know where that's coming from...maybe ya only see what yer lookin for. Great job Yankee chapter....gets a lil better every year. If you don't think so, then get off yer ass and see what YOU can do to make it better! Thanks.....Smitty

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