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Well certainly from my soldiers on the ground, thank you to Ben and Jim for your diligence in finding this information out for me.

It seems that I really should have taken up smoking and lit up when I received the letter and replacement tickets in the mail from RGC Shows! It looks like my 40 foot of frontage by 20 foot deep is not going to be 40 foot of frontage by 18 foot deep as they implied with their letter!

What it looks like is that my 40 foot of frontage is just 20 foot of frontage and 18 foot deep. Trouble is, the vehicle that I use is 21 foot long, that gives me a mere MINUS ONE FOOT of space to get my 1950’s furnishing etc out of the back of the vehicle and less than 1/3 of the previous space I had for displaying my product! Not only that, I no longer have my corner location so effectively I lose another 10 foot of frontage that I paid the extra.

Ben and Jim described the marking for the space as being a single space with the two space numbers marked one above the other, now if they are going to build a second floor to the space then I guess I would get that space but somehow I don’t think so. The spaces are marked

XXXX
YYYY

This means that I am paying $210 for a space that anyone else would previously have paid $90, while a fellow Seller is paying $120 for the same space size that would have cost $90, while there are others that are still receiving the same space for $80 that they paid for previously.

This Sunday, 12th February I will know for sure what the situation is and won’t just be speculation! I know that I will be rather upset and will have questions to ask the Staff at Canning Shows at the show and I guess that I may have to go through the Small claims court to make myself whole financially if the way the space is marked is actually correct and I am been screwed of a big chunk of my selling space.

Update

Well lucky me…

…I was lucky enough to get my double space, the area was remarked and the old markings blacked out but…

… They made a charge for the May tickets equivalent to two corner spaces! So I sent te morning talking them on the phone and pointed out the charges for the new location would remain the same according to their letter and it’s bad enough being charged for a premium corner location but then to be charged another $30 for the inline section of my double space. He made an excuse and said that there was a mistake made during the switch to the new location but the price was correct on the tickets sent through the mail to replace the cancelled locations!

Well another Rosebowl flea market in the rear view mirror of life. It was quite interesting, after having rain forecast for days it turned out to be a really nice day, not too cold but not hot, perfect weather. Shame the customers were not the greatest.

This month we had another film crew in. It seems that Lara Spencer was filming segments for a new show along the lines of so many that we have already seen filmed. She filmed a lucite dining room table and chair set that some friends were selling and then shortly after she filmed a short segment featuring this horrible piece of furniture that I was selling. I purchased it several months ago from a yard Sale in Sun City California only to decide that it was not a good buy and at a terrible price. Since they had forecast the rain I thought that the terrible weather would not do it any harm. I had already made the decision to sell it for $20 and treat it as a dead loss thinking that someone, anyone, would buy it for that price….

… It was funny, lots of interest but even at that price they snubbed it.

One of there’s people that thought it was cool and saw the beauty under the ugly but walked each time.

After the segment filmed the one girl came back and purchased it for the $20 and left.

Literally minutes later a member of the production crew returned to purchase the bench and was shocked that the bench had been sold and they went racing to try and find the girl before she left the Fleamarket.

Five minutes later Lara Turner and the rest of the crew walked past and they looked flustered, then one of the crew asked if it had been purchased by their. Few and I said, sorry but it sold too girl and the person rushed to to catch up to buy it from her.

An hour or so later they came back and purchased the lucite table to use instead,