Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

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Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby Mattblack » Tue May 22, 2018 3:45 pm

Anyone have an opinion on which is better for buying fishing gear (range & price)....The Melbourne Boat Show (June) or The 4x4, Fishing & Boating Expo (August) ?



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Re: Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby smile0784 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:29 pm

Nope. Why not buy stuff from both. Lol

What you after or just a general brous?

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Re: Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby ducky » Tue May 22, 2018 4:36 pm

They are both pretty sh*t for fishing gear. But if you wanted to see a lot of boats for ideas the bot show is a good trip.

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Re: Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby Mattblack » Tue May 22, 2018 4:50 pm

ducky wrote:They are both pretty sh*t for fishing gear. But if you wanted to see a lot of boats for ideas the bot show is a good trip.

The Melbourne Boat wasn't great for fishing gear last year, seemed to be a lot of imported rubbish or slow moving stock they were trying to dump.....some nice boats though. Wouldn't mind getting some 'show specials' on mid to high end gear & hopefully see some new innovations....might have to start up a Melbourne Fishing Expo (with free entry!)

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Re: Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby Hosery » Tue May 22, 2018 5:34 pm

Can't help you with the boat show as I havnt been. But the 4x4, fishing and boating show didn't have that much good quality gear at a decent price. A lot of cheap Chinese gear trying to get flogged off. It was a few years ago when I went so no idea about these days.

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Postby barra mick » Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 pm

Two years ago at the 4 by 4 show i got some fantastic stuff....lots off great xraps 30s from a 5 dollar bin was a highlight.....saved me hundreds off bucks.



A few people i know have got great deals on camping engal fridges.

Its best to go early first day

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Re: Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby Jay375 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:39 pm

Just wait for internet website sales, parking, entrance fees and time spent at shows make it not worth it, in my opinion.

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Postby smile0784 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:41 pm

I only been to 1 boat show about 10 years ago.
Great aray of boat if you have the money lol.

I ended up just buying some soft plastics and some matlin glasses for scotch.
The rods and reels werent that special conpared to what tackle shops do when on special

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Re: Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby Millzee » Tue May 22, 2018 8:02 pm

They all seem to try to clear the crap they can't get rid of or cheap stuff they buy in bulk to flip for an easy profit.

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Re: Melb Boat Show vs 4x4 Fishing & Boating Expo

Postby skouta » Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm

Here's the exhibitor List of both Shows. On quick inspection the 4 x 4 seems to have more fishing related exhibitors.


https://4x4show.com.au/melbourne/exhibitor-directory/

http://www.melbourneinternationalboatsh ... itor-list/
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