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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2011, 06:53:58 pm »

can the organiser confirm that George turner models are going ?  I  don't want to waist a  journey .

 does anybody know if they are still trading ?

thanks, Peter

Hi there Peter, someone was selling a lot of George Turner stuff off at the Southern Model Airshow at the weekend. There wasn't a lot of left so doubt they will be at Blackpool. You never know, somebody else might end up doing his stuff if he sells the moulds off?? There are alternatives, what scale figures (I assume figures) are you after? Dave.  {:-{
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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2011, 02:45:52 pm »

To answer some of the points on here ...

There is a phone number of 01606 891999 for any show questions more than happy to answer as we cant keep our eye on every forum

There will be a number of extra lights this year ..as ever we cant get it right as some don't want anymore lights 

George Turner has booked and is coming we have wrote that on the traders list... so why we need to confirm it again, but there you go. However if you want something specific perhaps a quick call to him...   

On the basis you cant please all the people all the time, some were unhappy with the 10 percent on sale price so we changed and had a sliding scale that was lower than 10 percent around about 7 percent but some didn't like that either, bearing in mind that all the money goes to the RNLI ..I myself made a donation of 240.00 last year in total with gift aid that took it to 300.00

Anyway the idea is you come along with two prices or one price you if you are fixed in stone ..if its two prices one is what you would like and the other is a price you will take... unless its the fixed in stone one.  Now bear in mind your high price is what its marked up at, (and also remember some see a price and don't think or even want to haggle) ...Also remember the people selling will do all they can to achieve the best price as they want to raise as much as possible and we are looking at whether it can be gift aided so the RNLI benefit more. 
   
So you can either pay 10 percent on the sale price whatever it is e.g. 225.00 sale will cost you £22.50 or as some people put prices to high...lets be honest when selling anything whether it be a model boat or a car or fridge freezer heck, everyone wants to get a good price but some put there prices too high.. So you can if you wish pay a 7 percent fee upfront sale or no sale non returnable

as an example a sensible priced boat vendor wants 250.00 but will take 220.00... the bring an buy lads do there best and end up with 225.00 as a sale price now if he had paid up front cause he was confidant it would sell then its 7 percent of the higher price...7 percent of 250.00 = £17.50 paid...if however the vendor is not sure it will sell (usually cause its priced a little high) then he can opt for 10 percent on sale so that same boat will cost him 10 percent of sale price 225.00 = 22.50...He would have saved a fiver paying upfront  A cast in stone price of 250.00 or any amount well thats definitely cheaper to do upfront...Your boat will be going to another  boat lover...no paypal fees and the commission isn't lining some internet auction sites pocket its going to the RNLI.... 

The idea is to get the boats more sensible priced, we have had years where someone has put something in with few raised eyebrows at 300.00 and would only go to 250.00 yet after a flurry on the Sunday around about 12.00 o clock because they haven't sold it, its gets dropped by the vendor to 150.00 and sold for 145.00 ...when what would have been better is to put it in originally at say 220.00 with a view to taking 180.00 it would have sold on the Saturday when more have chance to see a realistic price for more money than what it ended up with...         

We like transparency and you cant get much more transparent than that       
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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2011, 06:26:18 pm »

that's a great and frank interpretation, and many thanks for clearing it up for me at least. :-)) :-))

when can one start bringing their shattles for sale...is it saturday morning or can we drop them off on friday afternoon when setting up.

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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2011, 07:11:28 pm »

All other things being equal, Friday afternoon.
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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2011, 08:57:30 pm »

cheers malcom.

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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2011, 01:31:07 am »

Can the mods tell me if post 26 was altered by the mods ? because I saw a sarcastic remark that seems now to have disappeared ?

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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2011, 01:36:10 am »

Hi there Peter, someone was selling a lot of George Turner stuff off at the Southern Model Airshow at the weekend. There wasn't a lot of left so doubt they will be at Blackpool. You never know, somebody else might end up doing his stuff if he sells the moulds off?? There are alternatives, what scale figures (I assume figures) are you after? Dave.  {:-{

Thank you for that Dave, I have just bought a kit of fleabay of one of his boats, when it arrives if there are any bits missing I was going to ask him if they where available,but don't want to waist a trip as I bought all my bits at Haydock, I had herd the rumors as well about him retiring or whatever.

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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2011, 07:13:57 am »

Thank you for that Dave, I have just bought a kit of fleabay of one of his boats, when it arrives if there are any bits missing I was going to ask him if they where available,but don't want to waist a trip as I bought all my bits at Haydock, I had herd the rumors as well about him retiring or whatever.

Peter

The folks selling his boat related stuff off said he was just going to be doing car stuff from now on. I thought he was retiring too, shame about the boat stuff, got a lot of his stuff myself. Dave.
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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2011, 07:42:50 am »

Can the mods tell me if post 26 was altered by the mods ? because I saw a sarcastic remark that seems now to have disappeared ?

Peter

No.

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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2011, 10:00:19 am »

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It must have been alterd stright after posting then.

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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2011, 12:19:54 pm »


It must have been alterd stright after posting then.

Peter

That would also show, like in Martins post.
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« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2011, 08:24:33 pm »

Sorry, Im not being critical (might be being thick though  <*<) but I may be wanting to sell a couple of boats at this show.

If I wanted to do this, how do I go about it \ who do I need to let know etc etc? Although I live local, I currently work in Manchester so there's no way I could get stuff down to Norbreck 'Friday afternoon.' Can stuff be taken down on Friday evening?
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« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2011, 09:04:40 pm »

Sorry, Im not being critical (might be being thick though  <*<) but I may be wanting to sell a couple of boats at this show.

If I wanted to do this, how do I go about it \ who do I need to let know etc etc? Although I live local, I currently work in Manchester so there's no way I could get stuff down to Norbreck 'Friday afternoon.' Can stuff be taken down on Friday evening?
TIA



MalcolmFrary is proberly your best man to speak to.  (see a couple of posts up) :-))
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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2011, 09:15:54 pm »

To answer some of the points on here ...

There is a phone number of 01606 891999 for any show questions more than happy to answer as we cant keep our eye on every forum

There will be a number of extra lights this year ..as ever we cant get it right as some don't want anymore lights  

George Turner has booked and is coming we have wrote that on the traders list... so why we need to confirm it again, but there you go. However if you want something specific perhaps a quick call to him...  
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We like transparency and you cant get much more transparent than that        
if you read Number 6 posts you will see why I asked the question and I have given up ringing as he never answers these days , I expected the sarcastic remark, we will see who was right
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« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2011, 10:47:56 am »

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Sorry, Im not being critical (might be being thick though  ) but I may be wanting to sell a couple of boats at this show.

If I wanted to do this, how do I go about it \ who do I need to let know etc etc? Although I live local, I currently work in Manchester so there's no way I could get stuff down to Norbreck 'Friday afternoon.' Can stuff be taken down on Friday evening?
TIA


MalcolmFrary is proberly your best man to speak to.  (see a couple of posts up)
We are normally on site until about 7.00p.m., when we have generally decided that enough is enough for one day.

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If you read Number 6 posts you will see why I asked the question and I have given up ringing as he never answers these days , I expected the sarcastic remark, we will see who was right
Peter
With any show such as this, and in fact almost all model boat shows, the traders are either one man bands or cottage size concerns.  Until the show opens with them on site, nothing is certain.  This is a fact of life.  In the past we have had traders who have had their vehicles break down unexpectedly, sickness has struck, either the trader and/or a family member, in one case a vehicle was burglarized.  We have also had the occasional club who booked a lot of space and never showed up, and couldn't be bothered to let us know before, or apologize after.  When an announcement is made, it is safe to assume that the companies listed have agreed to attend.  Whether this turns out on the day is another matter.  Show organizers don't have any more knowledge than anybody else regarding anybody elses' situation or intentions unless the concern in question has actually contacted them, only that space has been booked and a deposit paid.
Which particular comments should be regarded as "sarcasm"?  I have not detected any ridicule or mockery in replies to your posts, just a heartfelt wish that good sense should be used.
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Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2011, 12:48:09 pm »

Hi Guys, Macs Mouldings will be attending again this year, come and say hello.
regards,

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« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2011, 08:38:45 am »

I have spoke with George Turner and he is coming so barring fire pestelence or flood or any other major mishap he will be there I quote from teh horses mouth (not tahts he is a horse but to coin a phrase) I am going into slt cars but have  alot of boat prudcut so as Blackpool is my biggest show I do I am intending selling it all there' end quote

Forgive me it wast intended as a sarcastic remark it was merely to point out a more important point that you would be better asking him to bring what you are looking for if taht is your only reason for going to the show (Now it woukld be a shame itf its your only reason for going)

To explian what I mean... Macs Mouldings has just posted he will be there and we all have an idea of his product range barring some new ones and a cracking line up it is, the quirk (call it what you will with GT) is that he does have or did have an ever changing product range for sale...so even when he is there.... will he have brought what you want...but likley someone else willl ...Likely Macs Mouldings may have what you are looking for ???       
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« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2011, 08:48:15 am »

LATE BREAKING NEWS LATE BREAKING NEWS LATE BREAKING NEWS

We have just had confirmation from Horizon Hobby or at least their UK distributor of the same name that they are attending the show, to show off not only their range of Spektrum radios and all other things that they do in that line but also there new PRO boat range

Where we are going to put them goodness knows .. the floor plan is being re arranged slightly.....agian  ah!!! they will fit there....

As a footnote and in avodance of all doubt because they are a distrubutor who do not sell to the public they wont actually be selilng from their stand but their products can be bought at the show on other stands and they will happily demonstrate products and direct you where you may purchase probably at some show special prices   
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« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2011, 03:22:22 pm »

Should be there on Sunday all being well with a couple of other club members. John44 will be after some more bits for his trawler cat so hope macs mouldings has plenty of stock! Dave.  :-))
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« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2011, 09:59:26 am »

Hi,
I was selling George Turnerís stuff on his behalf at the Hop Farm and as mentioned there wasnít a lot left because we had sold most of it! There is still plenty of stock in Georgeís storage which is available on his website by mail order.
Yes, George is into slot cars, see his website, but he will be selling his figures etc. at Blackpool and Warwick. After Warwick there will be no further shows and sales will be via the website only.
It is worth mentioning that like many other small specialist companies, George Turner Models is a one man operation.
Hope this helps to clarify the situation.
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« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2011, 10:47:49 am »

Sadly, as mentioned before on this and other forums and from personal experience, George Turner has a very poor track record of replying to emails and other forms of communications  sent to him on the www, so how is he ever going to sell his stuff on the web if he doesn't reply to people's questions.

just a point of interest and bone of contention for quite a few people on here.

If you are a friend of his, perhaps you could mention these facts and concerns to him before he is left with stock he can't sell.

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« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2011, 05:02:33 pm »

I sent him one last week Via his web site, still no answer, seems he doesent want to trade.

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« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2011, 07:55:50 pm »

just a quick note to anyone coming up to blackpool for the show this weekend....I recommended to Rottwieler a good fish and chip resteraunt to eat at in the heart of blackpool rather than the over priced Harry ramsdens on the prom, and he sent me a pm tonight, saying that to encourage others to a good chippie, I could publish his pm to me..........

 hi Neil, thanks for the invite,I would love to take you up on it,IF I can persuede other half and our friend we are staying with, to go to a garden centre(which I hate) while I come to visit you!! Will give you a ring if at all possible.
Fish and chips were superb,wish I had room for the large portion. Nice clean premises,very friendly staff,and excellent prices.I will go back there again,before I go back home! You can copy and paste this onto mayhem if you wish,to encourage more people to go there. We looked in H...y Ra.....s,but at over £8 a portion, he is as bad as Rick Stein, and they are really nothing to write home about.Cheers,for now,
Mick

the fish and chip resteraunt, eat in or take away is called Yorkshire Fisheries on Topping Street, just up from the Winter Gardens and also behind the (what once was ) the Bus station on Talbot Road.... bon apetite.

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« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2011, 10:29:27 am »

Anyone want to recommend some cheapish but clean accomodation?

I took my Mother in law and wheelchair to Blackpool a few weeks ago - I even brought her back home! She insisted on having her fish and chips in a slot machine arcade cafe that we were just passing. I didn't expect much but I have to say it was a great fish in every way - and quite cheap. So it seems you don't have to go to a restraunt if you are cost concious - and want your pennies saved for the boat stuff.

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« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2011, 10:52:34 am »

Just seen a sign on a lamppost in Fleetwood this morning.

For all those taking Swmbo's and other halves who are not interested in model ships ( oh I'm sure there are some, {-) {-) %% %% %%) ......there is an Antique's fair on at the Hilton hotel on the promenade this sunday as well, so pack them off with the family heirlooms and jewels, and you have an excuse then to spend some money at the show, {-) {-) {-) {-)

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