Wythall ham fest 25 march

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Wythall ham fest 25 march

Post by original45 » 03 Mar 2018, 21:26

hope I have put this in the right place .
I am interested to know your experiences buying from ham fests .
I am considering attending as I am still in search of a nice lincoln mk 1 .
Never having been to a ham fest how do the prices compare to realistic prices from sites like transmission 1.
Most importantly can most the sellers be trusted or is it a you take your chances.

Not trying to be disrespectful but not having ever Been I'd rather go with a little foresight and information than go blind and get stung possibly
Thanks

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Re: Wythall ham fest 25 march

Post by MrWeetabix » 08 Mar 2018, 09:20

The trade stand prices are often a reflection of their usual store or online prices, but you do occasionally get some deals offered exclusively for the event.

As for 2nd hand equipment, you may be able to test kit before you buy it as I'd imagine there are a whole plethora of people there with test kit, antennas and such, so at least you can try before you buy, but as with anything, the bring and buy stand is very much 'buyer beware'. However, you can often ask to speak to the owner of an item and the stand holder will ring them and ask them to come over, so it does have some advantages over and internet sale. the bring and buy stands often charge a set fee per item or a % of the selling price, so the price you pay may be reflected in this, but I am sure that some negotiating is always an option too, as the seller will be in the building

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Re: Wythall ham fest 25 march

Post by original45 » 08 Mar 2018, 21:38

Thank you, excellent to know testing is possible too. Much appreciated and thank you for covering my question clearly.

Best regards .
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Re: Wythall ham fest 25 march

Post by Allan666 » 14 Mar 2018, 08:39

I have been going to there rally's now for around 30 years ,I like to have a look round and get a few bits and pieces. See a few old mates.
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Re: Wythall ham fest 25 march

Post by porky.69 » 14 Mar 2018, 20:02

Allan666 wrote:
14 Mar 2018, 08:39
I have been going to there rally's now for around 30 years ,I like to have a look round and get a few bits and pieces. See a few old mates.
it was a great day. Had a good old chat to the radioworld team :thumbup: :thumbup:
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