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VAN TRANSPORT SHARING FOR EUROPEAN SHOWS

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Ive been discussing this with some other traders and we think it might be a goer, the idea is this, if there is a good show in Europe it can be very cost prohibitive for a single trader to do it unless they are sure of a very profitable show .
If for example 3 traders got together, shared van rental, driving, diesel etc it could make popping over to France , Germany etc a lot easier .
I propose a car / van sharing sticky on this part of the forum for us to try it, we and many other traders got battered this year due to rising travel costs, low turn outs at shows, appalling weather and any and everything we can do to cut costs and keep trading has got to be worth it.
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Does sound like a good idea Stickied unless anyone complains.

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Could be fun too, but I don't think I could even try to keep up with you, Angela and Hinnie Annie on the drinking- maybe you might need a quiet pompous one to do the driving?

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I am sure Lucy could drink the rest of you lot under the table easily ;)
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What shows in Europe are people considering doing then ? we want to do
Pontoise (france) March 14th 15th (very very good)
Stercoff (Hinnie Annie will have to spell it correctly for me
:lol: )
does anyone have any they could recommend ? or ones to specifically avoid
:D
This could even work for shows in the UK, two traders in one van cuts it all down by half , I know many traders do this already but if you have space and you want to fill it it might be useful to have a thread to let more than your immediate m8s know :D
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Reenactment market in Avignon in March is anyone interested in going, Suzie may be doing this one and we're thinking 3 stalls in one van will make it viable, anyone else interested ? there is also another market 2 weeks later in Italy which may be worth staying over for instead of driving back and driving out again :D
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[quote="Martin"]Stercoff (Hinnie Annie will have to spell it correctly for me :lol: ) /quote]

Its Sterckshof Martin. Lucy I think the drinking thing has grown in the telling, people on here will think I am a lush, okay folks I am :lol:
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Cheers Annie for the correction and could you please send me any details you have on it please hon , though should I relate the Pontiose Saturday night escapade or would that ruin your reputation as a non drinker for ever :twisted:
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Martin wrote:Cheers Annie for the correction and could you please send me any details you have on it please hon , though should I relate the Pontiose Saturday night escapade or would that ruin your reputation as a non drinker for ever :twisted:
Thin ice pet thin ice, do you want the details or not :lol: and you didn't actually see me fall over.
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yes please ma :lol:
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will have a look for you son x
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Well I never would have believed Hinnie to be a lush :shock: :roll:
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thanks Gerry, pay ya later :wink:
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Hinny Annie wrote:thanks Gerry, pay ya later :wink:
If its to be by physical means I'd rather have cash :shock: :lol:
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Gerald ye Herald wrote:
Hinny Annie wrote:thanks Gerry, pay ya later :wink:
If its to be by physical means I'd rather have cash :shock: :lol:
Hells bells Gerry if its physical means I'd rather have a cup of tea. Ya fivers in the post. xxxxx
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Cheers Hinnie I'll put it towards a new rug ( For me Head ) :wink:
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so, who's going to
Pontoise (France) March 14th 15th ?
Suzie is doing it this year and was wondering about sharing transport costs ? :D
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I am planning to travel to Belgium at Easter, whilst not a trader, I had a brochure drop through the door: Norfolkline http://www.norfolkline.com have discounts for trips booked before 31st January, hope this maybe of use.

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Martin wrote:so, who's going to
Pontoise (France) March 14th 15th ?
Suzie is doing it this year and was wondering about sharing transport costs ? :D
Suzie will be going on her own then because pontoise is at the end of April.
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D'OH I was reading the other market dates in Avignon :oops:
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anyone got room for a small one to Sterckshof ?
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I would not describe you as a small one Martin :wink:
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Just got into this one,I think it is a good idea but why not all over GB too.I have a problem sometime my doctor bans me from long distance driving, might have something to do with the 4 strokes I have had.I am in that position at the moment.would love to go to scotland but cannot just had my check up. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW HE NEW I HAD A SMALL WOBBLEY LAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON. :?: :?:
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Hi, I am having to take driving lessons (again) as I talked myself into a driving phobia and didn't drive for several years, passed my test some 13years ago after nearly two hundred lessons. I started trading last year and my ex. did the driving, so, with this in mind, if I were to buy a van, is there anyone who would drive it, want to share the space, obviously, I wouldn't expect the driver to pay petrol etc. costs as it would be helping me out, so, the driver technically gets free travel to and from trading events. The only problem I could see would be agreeing on the events to trade at. At the moment, I have a fair sized trading tent so maybe for smaller events this could be shared. I think that the only proviso would be that they have a clean license and would need to go as a Named Driver on my insurance. If anyone has any thoughts on this, one way or another I would welcome them.

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Fairfax wrote: At the moment, I have a fair sized trading tent so maybe for smaller events this could be shared.
You do need to be aware that some events organisers will not let you share tents, some do but it is something you need to know
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For info only - not a cuba - don't want anyone to get in trouble
Do you need a CSN ( Carte de commercant non sedentaire) to trade at re-enactments in France?
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