Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: portland oregon
Re: Swap meets
Agree, I can walk for an entire day at the big meet here in april and maybe find 1 or 2 things I need. I still go for the vendors selling cheap bags of rags and the guy selling quality abrasives. The majority of the vendors bring their stuff year after year and they never seem to lower their prices, bringing the same stuff back. That makes no sense to me, but that's their gig. The atmosphere is great still, and it's tradition to attend, so I'll be there till I can't.
I remember the days I'd have to make several trips back to my stall in the first few hours, grabbing prizes left and right.
Now, as for selling, I literally have to sell holleys at $40, intakes at $20 and just about give away common parts any more. That's why I typically don't sell, just set up and break out the cooler and bbq and we just kick it for the weekend. Still fun, just not quite the same.