Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Island Lake Alberta Canada
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
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The shows are fun, but long hours. Curious you mention overtime though, we as dealers up here are "expected" to do this out of the goodness of our hearts, as well as supply a good portion of the wholegoods for display. For me as a rural location it's a major undertaking. First off, it's in the middle of the winter and then I have to be there a day in advance to setup, rent a suitable enclosed trailer for transport of bikes/atv's/power equipment, pay for my own accomodations and meals, as well as leave my work associates shorthanded, and then we have to foot the bill for any damage done to our wares. As for the show itself, I really enjoy them. It's great to meet the people, showcase the new stuff (ok it's been a bit thin on "new" for a few years nowand this year is no different) and genreally just talk bikes and stuff for 3 days.
Duct tape can't fix stupid...but it sure helps muffle the sound
'03 SP2, '09 GL1800