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#7259 May 19, 2014

Agreed, the crack of dawnhours are the biggest turn off with my localswapmeet. Not realistic or practical for the averageperson.

Jason

In a message dated 5/19/2014 1:26:24 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com writes:

It seems like there are quite a few swap meets. With theexception of a couple of big one every year, most of the small ones have onlya few vendors.Are the small meets satisfied to have a few sellers show up, BS with theirfriends, sell a few things, then go home?What if a few of these organizations got together and had a combinationswap meet? Wouldn't that have more vendors and buyers than a bunch ofsmall ones?I'm more a buyer than a seller and I would go to a swap meet that had abunch of organizations band together.Why do they have to start so early. For a 6:00AM set up in LA, Iwould have to leave my house at around 4:30 to get there by 6:00AM. That isnot an enticement for me to sell anything unless I knew this was going to be abig meet.Wouldn't hours like 10AM - 2PM be better hours?Pete Steinmetz



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#7261 May 19, 2014

LAMRS does two swapmeets during its semi annual openhouses and they run from 10-12noon and we usually don't get packed up until closer to 1pm.. We have lots of paved space and don't charge for vendors.. We hardly ever get added vendors.. I would like to believe its problem is inadequate advertising, but we post on this board and it does not seem to have any added draw for our openhouses.. We do an spring and a fall openhouse with swapmeet.



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#7264 May 19, 2014

HERE, HERE! I also support ano-earlier-than-10am start time for swap meets! Not all of us goto bed at 9 p.m.!

Plus, if the Great Train Expo can begin at 10am, why not the localswap meets?

Here's a new concept: what about an EVENING swap meet? Nightmarkets are popular in many countries, and are starting to getpopular here.

It's not like used model trains have to be picked fresh in themorning :)

Elson

On 5/19/14, 2:49 AM, Fizzboy7@...[Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] wrote:.Agreed, the crack of dawn.hours are the biggestturn off with my local swapmeet.... Not realistic orpractical for the average person.

Jason

.In a message dated 5/19/2014 1:26:24 A.M. PacificDaylight Time,Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comwrites:Why do they have to start so early. .For a6:00AM set up in LA, I would have to leave myhouse at around 4:30 to get there by 6:00AM.That is not an enticement for me to sellanything unless I knew this was going to be abig meet.Wouldn't hours like 10AM - 2PM be better hours?Pete Steinmetz







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#7266 May 19, 2014

Well I'm going to put in my 2-bits for later starting shows. 9 or 10 am is early enough. I can't tell you how many shows I've passed by because to get there on time I would have to leave my house at 5:00am.On May 19, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Elson Trinidad elson@... [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] wrote:

HERE, HERE! I also support ano-earlier-than-10am start time for swap meets! Not all of us goto bed at 9 p.m.!

Plus, if the Great Train Expo can begin at 10am, why not the localswap meets?

Here's a new concept: what about an EVENING swap meet? Nightmarkets are popular in many countries, and are starting to getpopular here.

It's not like used model trains have to be picked fresh in themorning :)

Elson

On 5/19/14, 2:49 AM, Fizzboy7@...[Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] wrote:

Agreed, the crack of dawnhours are the biggestturn off with my local swapmeet. Not realistic orpractical for the average person.

Jason

In a message dated 5/19/2014 1:26:24 A.M. PacificDaylight Time,Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comwrites:Why do they have to start so early. For a6:00AM set up in LA, I would have to leave myhouse at around 4:30 to get there by 6:00AM.That is not an enticement for me to sellanything unless I knew this was going to be abig meet.Wouldn't hours like 10AM - 2PM be better hours?Pete Steinmetz



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#7269 May 19, 2014

.Here Here Elson, I have lived and worked in many countries that have night markets; people are off work, they are hungry, they are more likely to spend money, and it does not impact the bulk of the day. I've been going to gaming shows, train shows, guns shows, and military shows and 0900 is the earliest I can think of. Gaming shows tend to go into the evening too.

Bruce Willis

--------------- On Mon, 5/19/14, Douglas Barskey dbarskey@... [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] wrote:

Subject: Re: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Why Are Their a Bunch of Small S...

To: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014, 1:42 PM.

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Well I'm going to put in my 2-bits for later

starting shows. 9 or 10 am is early enough. .I can't

tell you how many shows I've passed by because to get

there on time I would have to leave my house at

5:00am.







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#7270 May 19, 2014

Has anyone bothered to ask Dealer thereopinion

on this????

Richard

On 5/19/2014 11:15 AM, Elson Trinidad elson@...[Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] wrote:

HERE, HERE! I also support ano-earlier-than-10am start time for swap meets! Not all of us goto bed at 9 p.m.!

Plus, if the Great Train Expo can begin at 10am, why not thelocal swap meets?

Here's a new concept: what about an EVENING swap meet? Nightmarkets are popular in many countries, and are starting to getpopular here.

It's not like used model trains have to be picked fresh in themorning :)

Elson

On 5/19/14, 2:49 AM, Fizzboy7@...[Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] wrote:. Agreed, the crack of dawn.hours are the biggestturn off with my local swapmeet.... Not realistic orpractical for the average person.

Jason

.In a message dated 5/19/2014 1:26:24 A.M. PacificDaylight Time, Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comwrites:Why do they have to start so early. .For a 6:00AMset up in LA, I would have to leave my house ataround 4:30 to get there by 6:00AM. That is not anenticement for me to sell anything unless I knewthis was going to be a big meet.Wouldn't hours like 10AM - 2PM be better hours?Pete Steinmetz



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#7271 May 20, 2014

I am not generally an early riser but I think maybe sometimes the venue may dictate the hours. For example the Santa Susana Depot has their swap meets in a pavilion in the adjoining Santa Susana Park, 7 am - 10 am. They probably need to wrap up early to make way for people who want to have a picnic in the pavilion. I have stopped by a couple of times on my way from Long Beach to Fillmore. Sales of coffee and donuts benefits the museum. During the summerearly morning isa nice time of day to be outthere in the park in the shadow of the mountains and the oak trees, even ifonly half awake. And I got a great deal on a nice book last time I was there.







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#7272 May 20, 2014

In amessage dated 5/19/2014 1:40:23 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com writes:HERE, HERE! I also support a no-earlier-than-10am start time forswap meets! Not all of us go to bed at 9 p.m.!Plus, if the Great TrainExpo can begin at 10am, why not the local swap meets?

Here's a newconcept: what about an EVENING swap meet? Night markets are popular in manycountries, and are starting to get popular here.It's not like used modeltrains have to be picked fresh in the morning :)

Elson

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Hi Elson.

I was told by someone who goes to every model trainswap meet that comes each weekend, that you MUST be there at 4:00 AM to getthe good stuff ! LOL

But I agree with you--I don't start get going until10:00 AM ! Ain't no train stuff that important that I NEED to get thereat Oh-Dark-Thirty!

But there will be folks that will say you HAVE to getthere that early!



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#7274 May 20, 2014

Maybe some of us should team up with a local club and put on the first-ever model train night market!

ElsonElson Trinidad | Los Angeles, CA, USAelson@...www.elsongs.com

Sent from Elson's BlackBerry Bold on AT&T. That's right, he used all those little buttons to type this.

From: "Bruno Willinski lordjim92704@... [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California]" Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com>Sender: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 14:20:43 -0700 (PDT)To: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com>ReplyTo: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Why Are Their a Bunch of Small S...

.Here Here Elson, I have lived and worked in many countries that have night markets; people are off work, they are hungry, they are more likely to spend money, and it does not impact the bulk of the day. I've been going to gaming shows, train shows, guns shows, and military shows and 0900 is the earliest I can think of. Gaming shows tend to go into the evening too.

Bruce Willis

--------------- On Mon, 5/19/14, Douglas Barskey dbarskey@... [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] wrote:

Subject: Re: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Why Are Their a Bunch of Small S...

To: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014, 1:42 PM.

...

Well I'm going to put in my 2-bits for later

starting shows. 9 or 10 am is early enough. .I can't

tell you how many shows I've passed by because to get

there on time I would have to leave my house at

5:00am.







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#7275 May 20, 2014

I.m going to jump on this bandwagon, as I love the idea for later starts for swap meets. Not only are the early times tough on buyers, but they are even tougher for the occasional seller like myself. The only thing good I can say about the early start times is the lack of auto traffic on the freeways. But I would gladly trade that off for increased foot traffic at the meets.Cheers!

Michael GrossLa Ca.ada, CA


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