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 Post subject: Arizona Antique Radio Club Swap Meet 03/30/2019
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 5:26 am 
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AZARC Tucson Swap Meet
Saturday March 30, 10am at
Tom’s Fine Furniture and Collectables
3402 E. Grant Rd, Tucson 85716

Everyone can come to browse, buy and yak about old radios. We welcome you to join our club! You can pay your dues of $20 at the swap meet by seeing our treasurer and receiving an AZARC hat and screwdriver tool. We know getting to Tucson may not be easy for some, so if you need a ride, use our Contact Us page and we will try to make a connection for a rideshare. (But please don’t wait until Friday 3/29 to write!)
FOR PAID-UP MEMBERS ONLY:
Selling – begins at 10am and is reserved for paid members of AZARC. Members can set up their tables at 9am.
Contests – members can win CA$H prizes in our contests for Best Zenith Product and Best of Show Radio. Bring one item to enter in each category. Voting will be just before noon and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners get an envelope of real cash money.
Donation Auction – paid members can get a bidding paddle for $2 to bid at the donation auction. Whether you are a seller or buyer or just a browser, we ask you to bring a radio or radio related item(s) to be donated to the club for the auction.
Coffee, Donuts and Lunch: Free to members!

AND ON THE SAME DAY:
Get to Tucson early for the Tucson Spring Hamfest which starts at 6am at the Target store, 9615 E Old Spanish Trail.

www.azantiqueradioclub.org

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona Antique Radio Club Swap Meet 03/30/2019
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 6:01 am 
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Unfortunately, they didn't plan the date very well. That's the same day as the Radio Society of Tucson Hamfest https://www.rstclub.org/ which promises to be a much bigger event.

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona Antique Radio Club Swap Meet 03/30/2019
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 8:38 am 
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Actually it was planned on that day because of the ham fest. The ham fest is in Tucson from 6 to 11. The radio swap meet doesn't start till 10, also in Tucson. Those in town for the ham fest can swing by the radio meet after wards and not have to worry about making a second trip down to Tucson

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 Post subject: Re: Arizona Antique Radio Club Swap Meet 03/30/2019
PostPosted: Mar Sun 24, 2019 2:02 am 
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The AZARC swap meets I have attended have been rather short lived. I got to one in Phoenix around 11 and there was only one vendor left. Hamfests frequently last the full time. Many vendors will have left but there are plenty of people still there who want to talk. Also, the best deals come at the end; I've heard it referred to as the "10 o'clock discount".

I'll try to make it but isn't likely, especially since the two venues are half-way across town from each other. That's too bad since Tom's is only a few blocks from my house; really convenient.

There are ways to avoid this problem in the future. One is to combine the antique radio meet with the hamfest. I have heard that this is being done successfully in other parts of the country but I haven't experienced it myself. One big advantage is that you would get a LOT more visitors to your space, some of whom may be interested in joining your club but they don't know it exists. Talk to the folks at RST about it; the ones I have met are really friendly.

Another way around this situation is to have the meets at different times. Hamfests are usually in the morning and are usually announced months in advance. You could have your meet in the afternoon; then there is no conflict. I try hard to get to the hamfests in Phoenix; if the AZARC meet was the afternoon the same day, that would make the trip twice as worthwhile.

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