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opinion on gas shows?
#593747 Fri Jan 23 2015 06:26 AM
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I was at It's a gas show and was talking with another vendor and got on the topic of shows.
Last year you had Dave Parr show in Terra Haute last weekend in April and next weekend was Dayton then next is Evansville and then Cheese show... that was 4 shows in a row with in 5 hours from each other! As a vendor it would suck... as a buyer good?
So the topic... i would like to here from a vendor stand point and buyer stand point?
Are there to many shows?
Do we need 2 peotone shows?
Do we need 2 dixie shows?
Do we need 3 or 4 shows in a row?
How far apart should the shows be?
How long should they be? 1 day or 4 days?

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Jarvis #593748 Fri Jan 23 2015 06:33 AM
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I will give my opinion now as a buyer only. LOL

There are becoming to many shows. I think guys need time to find stuff and come to a show with new stuff.
Its bad enough to see the same stuff over and over in booths.

Having 4 shows in a row... as a buyer its good i guess but as a seller... that is a lot of travel and expenses. Back to guys need time to recover from there selling.

I like a 1 day show! After 6 hours of looking i am good with hanging with other collectors... maybe have a beer or 2 and done. I don't need 3 days of walking around looking at the same stuff hoping someone new will show up.
I think Peotone does well at fall but not as good in spring? Maybe cut it back to 1? Don't know... it's been working with 2 peotone and Dixie shows so why change it.


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Jarvis #593749 Fri Jan 23 2015 06:36 AM
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I didnt go to the Dave Parr show, never been to the Dayton show or Evansville or the Cheese show. I normally go to Missouri, Peotone twice a year, Columbus and Iowa. I also went to John Mancinos show last year (Great time) and am planning to go to Evansville in the future. The success of the show or lack there of will most likely dictate if there are to many shows or not.


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As a buyer I think that many shows is great as it gives me a chance to go to which ever one I want. As a vendor I would think it sucks but still they also get to choose which ever show is the best for them. As far as how many days a show should last I like fast shows. Evansville, it's a gas and peotone are pretty fast and I only have to be there for a couple days total. I also like check the oil show its a little slower as its three days for me but what's cool about that show is its a even playing field for the buyer and seller. The show does not start until 3 or 4 pm on Thursday and that's for both the vendor and buyer. I don't like showing up on Sunday for a show on Wednesday


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I agree Wes Maxwell,, I think the buyers and sellers will sort it all out just by the results of attendance, it will sort it out on it's own , " find it's own level"... there is away more collectors out there today than 10 years ago..


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Wes Hague #593754 Fri Jan 23 2015 07:14 AM
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Wes I agree there are more collectors and pickers or so it seems. Some are good and some watch to much tv


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s932 #593762 Fri Jan 23 2015 08:42 AM
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The more the better. If the show does not draw the vendors and shoppers? They will fade away. I can't think of a show that has become extinct because of a lack of intrest.

I agree. There are more people in the hobby than there was 17 years ago when I started. I encourage novice collectors to get out to the shows. It's the best learning experience to touch and feel and compare.


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All depends on where in the country you are. Up this way there is only one a year in CT 2+ hrs away which is very small. John's 4+ hrs away in NY and further north there is nothing anymore. I would LOVE to have the problem of "Too many shows within a 5 hr radius"...lol

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I'm in line with Wes Maxwell... I have a lineup of shows that I plan to go to regardless, then I always try to add in a random show or two. I go as a buyer & seller... some times I setup, sometimes I dont. Lately I've been getting a booth regardless because its cheaper than paying the early bird fees for both my wife & I.

I will always go to the Missouri show, both Peotones, Iowa, & Columbus. Some times I add in Chicago coin-op, Indy ad show, and last year the Terre Haute show. I hope to go to Evansville & Dixie soon, since I've never been.

Its a lot of shows... but I think the reason we see a lot of the same stuff at each is because of prices & not so much the frequency of shows.

I will admit though, the cluster of shows in April that you are referring to has kept me from going to a lot of them. Shows within 2 weeks of each other is just too much to attend. But I'm fine with not going to them all, leaves something new to plan for the next year.


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I agree with Eric. We need more shows on the east coast.

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I live in Oklahoma and the only close shows we have are the Ozarks and Pate.Everything else is a long haul for me. I personally would love to see more shells in my area.


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Interesting... more shows towards the west of MO?
Being in Evansville, the geographical area for shows is huge. with in 6 hours i have 10-12 shows.
Location is huge! I will add going to 6 shows a year or so the vendors come with the same thing for each show.


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I live in Massachusetts and I would like more shows up my way there are a lot of collectors up here for most of the shows I either have a day of driving or flying would be nice to have a
big show local once a year.


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JeffS #593787 Fri Jan 23 2015 10:54 AM
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I also concur with Eric and believe that the number of shows in an area is driven by the number of collectors. I only attend two shows; John's show as a vendor and the CTO show as a buyer. Both of these shows are in June, well run, and for me, the first gives me the necessary funds to allow me to attend the second. It would be great if there where other shows in less that a 4 or 5 hour drive later in the year in the Northeast.

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I agree with Eric and Jeff and believe that the number of shows in an area is driven by the number of collectors. I only attend two shows; John's show as a vendor and the CTO show as a buyer. Both of these shows are in June, well run, and for me, the first gives me the necessary funds to allow me to attend the second. It would be great if there where other shows in less that a 4 or 5 hour drive later in the year in the Northeast.

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