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Old 01 September 2009, 11:51   #1
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Other than direct from the web site, can anyone recommend the best place for discounted tickets?

Complimentary tickets seem thin on the ground this year.

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Old 01 September 2009, 13:12   #2
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got ours with Tesco club card vouchers.
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Old 01 September 2009, 14:17   #3
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got ours with Tesco club card vouchers.
How much does that work out then?
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How much does that work out then?
Works out at 3.75 in club card vouchers and ordered online.Tickets came with in two days.
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I can never quite work out why the public have to pay to go to boat shows. What we are really doing is walking around a shop and being encouraged to buy things. Would you pay 13 quid to walk round Tesco.
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I can never quite work out why the public have to pay to go to boat shows. What we are really doing is walking around a shop and being encouraged to buy things. Would you pay 13 quid to walk round Tesco.
Presumably if they didn't the organisers would look to find other ways to raise that income, i.e. charge the exhibitors more, which would either put them off (if they are struggling to recover costs from the event) or mean they had to charge more for each boat/item sold.

The other advantage is that by being willing to pay 13 to walk round you have:
(1) qualified yourself as having at least a reasonable interest in the merchandise on display.
(2) qualified yourself as having some disposable income to spend (exhibitors don't really want people wasting their time - if they are not keen enough to fork our 26 for them and the wife to get in).
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I was looking at buying a new boat a few years ago and was speaking to dealers in the months prior to the show - as it was clear I was serious I had them falling over themselves to send me free tickets.

I turned them down on the basis of not wanting something for nothing if I didn't buy from them. I have found its easy to 'haggle' the entry cost off anything of any value you end up buying ( over 150 ish ) .
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Hi Guys, I have a promo code which you can use, gets you tickets for 10.40, I think you can even print them out yourself.
Is it ok to post the code?
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Is it ok to post the code?
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