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Howard Lewis23/02/2020 14:38:58
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Google displays two Model Engineering Shows at Doncaster Racecourse, for May 2020; each, apparently promoted by different ticket companies.

The first states Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th May.

The second is to run Monday 11th May to Wednesday 13th May

Which do we believe?

Is this a result of the "new" Bank Holiday for 75th Anniversary of VE Day< and the one set of dates should be ignored?

None of us would want to have a wasted journey!

Can anyone clarify please?

Howard

John Hinkley23/02/2020 14:51:13
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If it helps, I have received an email from Eventbrite, through whom I bought my ticket last year, which states the dates as being May 8th, 9th and 10th.

John

Howard Lewis23/02/2020 14:59:38
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This the puzzling thing, Eventbrite quote the 8 - 10 days, while Expohour quote 11 - 13 for the Show.

One of them HAS to be wrong!

If we believe the wrong supplier, a lot of us are going to be disappointed when we arrive!

Howard

Brian H23/02/2020 15:11:00
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The shows website give 8,9 & 10th May

Brian

peak423/02/2020 15:35:24
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Personally, I'd go by The Website, rather than Google, and I can't imagine it not running over a weekend.

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not done it yet23/02/2020 16:57:51
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One show I was planning on attending last year (not engineering) was on the net at two different venues - about 70 miles apart. Same show, same dates, just different post codes.

Nobody had noticed until I enquired to the show management as to why.🙂 I doubt it would have gone unnoticed, but international visitors might have been a tad disappointed/upset, had they already made travel plans to the wrong venue.

Neil Wyatt23/02/2020 19:23:49
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 23/02/2020 14:59:38:

This the puzzling thing, Eventbrite quote the 8 - 10 days, while Expohour quote 11 - 13 for the Show.

One of them HAS to be wrong!

If we believe the wrong supplier, a lot of us are going to be disappointed when we arrive!

Howard

The official website's ticket sales are 'powered by eventbrite', I think that answers the question?

Neil

Howard Lewis24/02/2020 10:58:13
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Seems odd to have two shows with the same name running at the same venue consecutively.

I was certainly planning to go to the eventbrite ticketed Show.

The other is either a scam, or the venue are remiss in allowing a second show with apparantly the same name to be run the following days.

Howard

DMB24/02/2020 11:13:22
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"Wrong dates" almost certainly a scam to clear out ur bank a/c. A lot of scams rely on impulsive action by people who fail to take their time, study and think about what they see.

Neil Wyatt24/02/2020 14:11:31
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The other site has confused Google and thereby lots of folks.

I've sent Gavin Rex a link to it.

Neil

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 24/02/2020 14:15:34

Howard Lewis24/02/2020 18:06:58
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Thanks Neil.

Do not want to have folk arriving for a show that closed the day before.

Howard

Grindstone Cowboy24/02/2020 19:15:38
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Expohour appears to provide a summary of trade shows around the world, and has probably calculated the 2020 dates based on the 2019 dates (and messing up by ignoring the fact it's a leap year). I'd definitely go with the information on the show website and Eventbrite.

bricky24/02/2020 19:57:55
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Is it possible that the second date is for the railway modellers show,as this happened to me a few years back when I turned up it was the railway show

Frank

Neil Wyatt26/02/2020 11:53:57
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I let Expohour know, and they corrected the dates.

Neil

Howard Lewis26/02/2020 17:11:13
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Thank You Neil!

Howard

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