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2011 The Blue Wild Expo - May 28-29, 2011 This is a world-class spearfishing event with over 1,000 participants at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center.

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

I wanted to make sure everyone knows that this Expo is not like DEMA or a trade show where consumers cannot buy stuff. This Expo actually has some excellent deals -- promotional offers, show specials, product discounts, etc.

In addition, many manufacturers/retailers will bring what you want if you communicate in advance with them, and that way you can avoid shipping costs.

Please take advantage of all this show has to offer -- besides having a low entry fee, this Expo offers opportunities to save money!

(If any exhibitors what to expound on this, feel free to add to this thread!)
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

From what i purchased last year, i calculate i saved just over $800...that was from sale prices from Dive shops & internet sites.... not MSRP, which tends to be 5-10% higher....

Start saving up!
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

Yes I know....my problem is trying to buy less than what I sell :-))
Great special offers will be made ;-)
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

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Great special offers will be made ;-)
Great news, Alessandro!

To be clear, Sasha58/Alessandro is one of our Blue Wild exhibitors, and he has some top notch carbon fiber spearguns, made by C4 -- the same company that makes those wonderful fins.

You can tell those guns were made in Italy. They are a work of art and one of the most beautifully designed (like Italian shoes). Bello!
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

x2, this will be my third or fourth expo and I have never left one without some amazing deals on some great gear.

if you have never atteneded, bring am armful of cash for the raffles and a bag full for purchases
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:06 AM   #6
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

Aloha This isn't to buy, but you can get it for only the price of one raffle ticket. There will be more guns available and I'll post them as they are done. Next one if for the Scuba guys who like to freeshaft and want something that will reach out and touch something. It will have a tinted camou splash finish. You can check out the first gun on this thread.

http://spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=121485

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Old 03-23-2011, 12:04 PM   #7
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

dam, Last year I spent $300 on the raffle, this year I am going to have to apply for a loan!
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:03 PM   #8
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

Man , looks like I'm gonna have to bring JoJo to the show again this year...LOL

Last two years on the raffles made out with.....

1 Riffe Comp 4x reel and line
1 Riffe 100x Euro w/reel and line
1 Hanapao Hybrid (awsome piece)
1 Wong Hybrid on Real Sea camo

And a whole lotta other stuff!

Above all is the time spent with tons of spearos from all over the world swaping stories and networking, and the awsome deals you get at the show on some awsome gear, trips, etc.,.

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:37 PM   #9
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

have they ever raffled off any trips? that would be suuuweeet!!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:47 AM   #10
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

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Man , looks like I'm gonna have to bring JoJo to the show again this year...LOL

Last two years on the raffles made out with.....

1 Riffe Comp 4x reel and line
1 Riffe 100x Euro w/reel and line
1 Hanapao Hybrid (awsome piece)
1 Wong Hybrid on Real Sea camo

And a whole lotta other stuff!


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Hay man, if you bring JoJo again, we'll have to give up winning the nicest toys
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

Last year, for only $40 in raffle tickets, I won a PFI Intermediate freedive course!!!! A $695 value!

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have they ever raffled off any trips? that would be suuuweeet!!!
lots of trips in the Raffle, I remember there was a trip worth $5,000.00 for Bluewater in Australia, plus lots of local trips
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

Sheri, just an idea, have you ever considered having some type of "swap meet"? at these events? With the number of people in attendance I would think that there would be plenty of opportunity for something like that. Between the great people attending, deals on new gear, the raffles, checking out new products, great seminars, etc it's about the only thing missing!
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

How does the riffle work? Are items being raffles off the entire expo or is everything raffles off at the end of the day on Sunday?

I'm planning on spending at least a full day at the show but will be limited as to how long I can stay. Not sure if I'll be able to stay all of Sunday....
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Re: This show is "to buy stuff"!!!

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Sheri, just an idea, have you ever considered having some type of "swap meet"? at these events? With the number of people in attendance I would think that there would be plenty of opportunity for something like that. Between the great people attending, deals on new gear, the raffles, checking out new products, great seminars, etc it's about the only thing missing!
Thats a great idea!!
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