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Old 10-06-2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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I sell a few things on fordbarn for my father and I. My father is 75 and has always wanted to go to Hershey and carlaisle. He has about 50 model a doors, 15 gas tanks, fenders, grille shells, floors, cowls, trunk lids, frames etc. I think I could get most of it in a well packed truck and car trailer but maybe not. I would love to drive from Montana and get his stuff in Colorado and head to Hershey but the trip would be about 2800 miles.

I was wondering if it is even possible to get a space or two. Also, is it worth the cost to drive all the way to sell his stuff or just fly to see hershey. He also has some 32-34 stuff and some 40-48 ford stuff but not sure if that stuff would be better to bring or the model a stuff. Couldn't bring it all, no way.

Does anyone on fordbarn give up the spaces for a year so others can go or is that just a pipedream.

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Old 10-06-2017, 02:14 PM   #2
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Take him to Hershey, get a scooter (or two).

Try selling here on the Barn.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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Forget selling the stuff, as 31 says. There are spaces and yes you can get one or two if you apply early.
Get the scooter and have fun! Stay at a motel/hotel, etc.
sell the parts on the Barn and local CL
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:01 PM   #4
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I am going to disagree with some on here. If the things you have are big items that are a pain to ship. I would go ahead and bring them, Your dad could mix time between wandering with the cart and manning the booth and talking to people. Biggest cost benefit is access to people with cash and not having to factor in shipping. Will you make a ton of money? No. But people will be looking for the big items that the shipping kills them on normally.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:50 PM   #5
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I agree with Jim.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:39 PM   #6
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I will third Jim. I think the 32 stuff could find an easy market. Not sure about the 33-34.

I was a little surprised about the amount of 32 parts I saw. Also the Model A parts.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:54 PM   #7
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While I see everyones point, I wouldnt subject my 75 year old father to a 2800 mile ride and the exhaustion of the work involved. Aint worth it.

to each his own.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:53 PM   #8
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Ronn take your father to Hershey and enjoy the shopping, talking and meeting people. The parts you want to sell do it here and at the local swap meets. Enjoy the time with him at something you both enjoy. Robert
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:35 AM   #9
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Ronn take your father to Hershey and enjoy the shopping, talking and meeting people. The parts you want to sell do it here and at the local swap meets. Enjoy the time with him at something you both enjoy. Robert



Dad has been gone 5 years now and passed at 76. why I gave the advice I gave........
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:54 AM   #10
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To be a vendor at Hershey you must first be an AACA member. Join and watch the address card when it asks if you want spaces for the flea market at the Fall meet. You can get two if you want. I have a friend that is 91 and he still has a vendor space.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:25 AM   #11
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Maybe you can make a deal with Bert's in Denver and be done with it!

Now how close is that?

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Old 10-08-2017, 07:28 AM   #12
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also, if Im not mistaken, PA now wants you till fill out tax forms for your profits.......

maybe someone selling can further clarify that point?
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:29 AM   #13
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I like youre thinking Steve!
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:04 AM   #14
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The State of PA wants the sales tax and the Feds want your profits .
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:27 AM   #15
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also, if Im not mistaken, PA now wants you till fill out tax forms for your profits.......

maybe someone selling can further clarify that point?
PA. sales tax number is a requirement to get a flea market space. It's the state's requirement not AACA.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:12 AM   #16
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Interested comments guys. By the way, my dad would fly to Hershey not drive with me.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:39 PM   #17
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Well, glad to hear it rpm, because that isnt what I understood.

In that case, go for it. Dont think you will get rich, but you should have loads of fun!
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