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Old 15-11-2012, 11:38 PM
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Hi all. Don't really know where to put this, but i'm just wonderin if anyone can give me some reviews of reptile shows i.e. whether its worth going! And do you usually get some good deals there?
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Old 15-11-2012, 11:54 PM
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I enjoy shows and Doncaster is one of the best, especially in the new venue.

Prices are generally pretty good, but if that's the only reason you're going, it's probably not worth it, unless you live locally. Factor in travel at 40p per mile and then add on the entrance fee and your local reptile shop can start to look very cheap!

You get fantastic choice, generally very nice animals, helpful breeders and a great atmosphere. I look forward to shows and try to go to up to 5 a year.
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Old 15-11-2012, 11:56 PM
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Yeah i'm more going to look around at the reps and get an idea of what i want! Also i find reps just so interesting i want to look at everything!
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Im going to Doncaster on Sunday as well. Only been to one very small show at Durham a few weeks back so looking forward to this one. Traveling from Tyne and Wear so a bit of a hike so hope its as good as they say.

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I enjoy shows and Doncaster is one of the best, especially in the new venue.

Prices are generally pretty good, but if that's the only reason you're going, it's probably not worth it, unless you live locally. Factor in travel at 40p per mile and then add on the entrance fee and your local reptile shop can start to look very cheap!

You get fantastic choice, generally very nice animals, helpful breeders and a great atmosphere. I look forward to shows and try to go to up to 5 a year.
Jeffers do you know when the next Donny is? I've always wanted to go to a show and now the OH wants to have a nosey too!
I always said I'd only attend a show if I was looking to buy but this first one we may just have to settle on window-shopping as we have no space Is it worth just going for a look?
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Jeffers do you know when the next Donny is? I've always wanted to go to a show and now the OH wants to have a nosey too!
I always said I'd only attend a show if I was looking to buy but this first one we may just have to settle on window-shopping as we have no space Is it worth just going for a look?
Next one is on Sunday!
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Next one is on Sunday!
THIS Sunday? Well damn. Waaaaay too soon to ask for a day off!
What about the next one after that? We both work Sundays so need to give plenty of notice before gallavanting off to take a gander at reptiles
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Jeffers do you know when the next Donny is? I've always wanted to go to a show and now the OH wants to have a nosey too!
I always said I'd only attend a show if I was looking to buy but this first one we may just have to settle on window-shopping as we have no space Is it worth just going for a look?
As Revobuzz has said, it's this Sunday. Details of all the major shows are on here:

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I'm not going there to buy anything this time (that's the plan, anyway!). I just like having a look, plan for the future, meet a few people etc. Brilliant day out, as far as I'm concerned.
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THIS Sunday? Well damn. Waaaaay too soon to ask for a day off!
What about the next one after that? We both work Sundays so need to give plenty of notice before gallavanting off to take a gander at reptiles
The next one after this Sunday probably won't be until next June.
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The next one after this Sunday probably won't be until next June.
That's what I thought I did tell the OH I was fairly sure it was bi-annual with shows in June and September! Thanks for that
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