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Old 21st Mar 2017, 7:07 am   #1
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I'm getting ready to move house, and being QRT having lost a lot of interest in radio I want to dispose of large quantities of parts. I've been selling it on eBay and vmars auctions but it won't go fast enough and giving it away in dribs and drabs seems to be unsuccessful so I thought about having a garage open Sunday give away day in Kidderminster with a few hundred items, transformers, capacitors, valves etc spread around the floor for people to rummage through and take away, all FOC. Hopefully people would come from a distance if there's enough stuff. It's either that or the tip but it's all good stuff and took me years to collect.

I would like to encourage a good few people maybe 15 or more to turn up so to give me an idea if it's worth doing please advise if you would come and how far you would be prepared to travel if I set up such an event within the next month.

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Old 21st Mar 2017, 7:28 am   #2
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Hello Jim,

That's a very generous offer, if it's a date that I can manage then I'd love to come. I'm just the other side of Gloucester so Kidderminster is an easy journey for me.

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Old 21st Mar 2017, 8:20 am   #3
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The only Sunday I plan to be in the area I intend to spend at the THG event at Avoncroft Museum on 23rd April, so might find it difficult to fit in anything else. I am, however, intending to be in the area (Stourport in fact) that weekend from Saturday until Monday.

Needless to say, I live too far away to travel down to make a special trip.
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Jim, depending on the date I'll gladly come along if we're here - the holidays start soon. Otherwise, I'll pop round after the event and see if I can help remove any left-overs.
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sadly much further than I dare drive these days
but if anyone local is going, that can give me a lift happy to chip in for some fuel .
free most weekends but not free for the bank holiday
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Hi Jim,

I could also come along (from Malvern) if the chosen day fitted in with other commitments.

Cheers

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Hi Jim
Good luck with your move to the deep south. When is the big day?.
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I'm just down the road, so I'd like to come along.

It would be nice also to meet other local UKVRRRers
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 5:37 pm   #9
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Hi Jim

Maybe you could count me in as well?

Thanks & Regards

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Old 21st Mar 2017, 5:51 pm   #10
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Good luck with your move to the deep south. When is the big day?.
Not set yet Bob but the house sale is moving well.

Thanks to all for their responses so far.

I'm making it up as I go along with a mental image of about 15 or more people to make the putting out lots of items worthwhile.

So far including some vmars friends there's 10 visitors lined up.

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Hi Jim
Depending on the date I'd be pleased to come along ... I can manage a Friday/Saturday/Sunday excepting 14th-16th and 23rd April
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Depending on when, I could be based in Leominster...


In any case I'm shunting stuff up there in dribs and drabs so a weekend or Friday timing could be on for me.
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 7:30 pm   #13
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Hi Jim
You can count me in to come around and have a rummage.

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Jim, assuming work does not call me first I'd be there too.
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I could as long as date works
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This could be an interesting scrummage!
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Old 22nd Mar 2017, 7:57 am   #17
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Let's set the date and time:-

Sunday April 30th 11.00 until 15.00.

So far 16 names are logged as likely visitors.

More details to follow.

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Count me in too!
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Jim,
I'll drop out if you find yourself oversubscribed.
You've roused a lot of interest!
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Old 22nd Mar 2017, 6:10 pm   #20
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Karen,

No need to drop out. When I said 15 I really meant at least 15. My garage is fairly big and I'll provide tea and biscuits but it will be standing room only and we might have to have a second sitting or standing in the tea stakes.

I want everyone to go away with something useful and be pleased they came.

If the weather is good we could expand on to the drive.

Jim

There's 21 so far.
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