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Old 11-22-2008, 08:13 AM
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You used to live in the City but now live in Jax? We have something in common. Just moved there from NYC.

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Close. Lived on the Jersey Shore, worked in the city, and my company (ML) moved me to JX.

I am looking forward to hitting one of the legendary boat shows down here, either Lauderdale or Miami. That's a 5 hour drive tho. (see, still on topic )
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:49 AM
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The Javits center is pricing itself out of the convention market. If anyone here has ever been an exhibitor there, they will know what I mean.

They have really high prices, extremely high paid union laborers that you need 3 of to do anything, and its becoming less of a destination. Compare to Orlando, or New Orleans at much cheaper pricing, and cheap airfare its a matter of time before all conventions start leaving.

Boat, car, motorcyle, and other shows like them that have to be regional will be the only ones left.
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Boat shows are becoming a thing of the past.

When a big company like Mercury decides that they did not deem it worthwhile, to spend the money to be at the Fort Lauderdale Boat show a couple of weeks ago, that speaks volumes.

The internet is becoming the choice of many builders now as the range is so wide and each interested buyer can actually get a real answer from the ones in the know, they won't be dealing with a "fill in for the boat show help guy."
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The union scams at the NYC boat show have/are killing it. They steal, charge outrageous fees to do nothing, are mandatory. It sucks. Miami--the ultimate show.
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The union scams at the NYC boat show have/are killing it. They steal, charge outrageous fees to do nothing, are mandatory. It sucks. Miami--the ultimate show.
$150.00 to plug in an extention cord and another $150.00 to unplug it.

Sounds like the UAW ..... and we know where thats headed
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$150.00 to plug in an extention cord and another $150.00 to unplug it.

Sounds like the UAW ..... and we know where thats headed
Hell I run a Union/Non Union company in NJ /NY Journeyman w package cost me $97.00 per hour and we need to make sonething on top of that. The Unions ruined it the workers are making big money 200k its sick
And Oama is pro union so its only going to get worse
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the same thing happened at the chicago trade show ,all because of the unions
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You used to live in the City but now live in Jax? We have something in common. Just moved there from NYC.

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Randy,
Where did you live in the city? And what was this story Wild Bill was telling me about in miami with a helicopter?
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Tom your rite it was canceled and then they reschedule it a week earlier. discounted booths. it will be a flop no money no loans no boat sales. maybe we can still do the njppc annual lace run www.laceclubs.com
Absolutely, I always go each year just for the parties..... and to see which jumpsuit Reggie is wearing!
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