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Author Topic: Barber 2018  (Read 300 times)

Offline J-Rod10

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Barber 2018
« on: Feb 01, 2018, 13:03:54 »
Got this in the mail today.

They are adding 300 more vendor spots this year. By the looks of this, they'll be located in a different area.

The existing 20'x20' spots are rising in price again. I believe this will put them at $200 per.

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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2018, 16:06:36 »
They needed to.  Barber's swap was deteriorating into one of the worst at any of the events.  A small area half filled by people there just to camp, or empty spaces.  We've been on the waiting list for years, since no one lets go of their spot whether they use it or not.

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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2018, 16:30:24 »
Bigger swap meet area is awesome, but I expect you'll find more 'professional' vendors in there and fewer people selling bits and pieces.

A few years back DTT had a spot.  It's a cheap way to get a premium camping spot.  Set up your tent or trailer, throw a couple of dented tanks on the ground with $200 price tags on them and enjoy the event.

When you factored in the value of the weekend passes and camping spot, I think it was maybe an extra $40 for the location in the swap meet.
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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2018, 17:48:40 »
They're supposed to be taking spots from those just using them for camping, buying four for an RV and having parts in one, the t-shirt/poster guys, etc.

They were walking around pretty regularly last fall making note of what everyone was selling.

Guess we'll see how it goes this year.

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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2018, 12:22:03 »
And then the hurricane hit and we all went home sad. Yeah there was still a good bit of swap site abuse going on, hopefully they can steer it in the Mid O direction. That's the best swap meet in the country

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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2018, 15:24:36 »
I have never been impressed by the barber swap meet personally.
Just a bunch of junk that people are trying to clear out of their shops.
There are a few real vendors (Jarrod) but by and large in my eyes it's isle upon isle of junk and overpriced semi-junk

I've been 4 times and never bought anything other than a tshirt and a minibike.

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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2018, 16:07:19 »
Just a bunch of junk that people are trying to clear out of their shops.

This might be the very definition of a swap meet.  LOL

I always find something.  Not like Mid-O, though.

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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2018, 19:55:15 »
That's why I go to swap meets..................when I can.

I probably have nothing but junk.......see below.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997

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Re: Barber 2018
« Reply #8 on: Feb 08, 2018, 09:57:17 »
I have never been impressed by the barber swap meet personally.
Just a bunch of junk that people are trying to clear out of their shops.
There are a few real vendors (Jarrod) but by and large in my eyes it's isle upon isle of junk and overpriced semi-junk

I've been 4 times and never bought anything other than a tshirt and a minibike.
Most of the good stuff gets bought before the vendors ever hit their vendor spot, in the staging lot. I've sold quite a few bikes before I made in out of there. Hell, I sold my R60/2 when we stopped at the Huddle House on the way down. Sat in a booth next to a guy that was heading down. Rolled it out of the trailer in the parking lot.