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Old 03-15-2008, 12:22 AM
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It's only $20 per car, not per head. It's $20... I don't get it...

I don't see $20 as problem either. I bummed a ride with tgee and teh_jev last year and we split the $20 fee($10 each). No big deal.

The Los Angeles Auto show charges $10 for decent parking, $10 to get in, and don't even get me started with the food prices..

At least with B-Fest, it still is technically free. You can always walk into the fair grounds.

With all due respect, I'd sure like to see these people that complain about a $20 fee, put an event like this together...
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:44 AM
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let the whiners whine and stay home...it's actually good it turns this way so the event is weeded out of the non-true enthusiasts which would let $20 get in the way...
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:30 AM
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Where is Lucky579??? We paid $5.00 last year cuz we slept late after the 350 mile drive. But we bought LOTS of raffle tickets to further the cause. We had a fantastic time.
In 2005 we made the event at SB BMW. They even sprang for dogs n cokes which was very generous of them and the vendors.
Jon and Co. do an awesome job of organizing this event and it's really quite unique.
If you want to see the standard custom car show, go ahead and pay the big bucks to be bored. I'll pass on the souped up Nissans and custom Hondas.
We cant make the trip this year but my wife and I are looking forward to 2009.
Keep up the great work, Jon!!
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:38 AM
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This is a pretty funny thread. I'm as big a fan of "free" as the next guy ...but come on, $20, what's the problem???

Hey Jon, I appreciate all your efforts over the years, and look forward to seeing you again this year! Just a couple more months
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:56 AM
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Just a couple of months ago all of the E21 Legion were high-five-ing each other because their cars were featured on a national television commercial.
Probably not this one.

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Old 03-15-2008, 11:23 AM
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I don't see $20 bucks as a big deal, if you can't afford it then please, DON'T GO.....20 bucks is cheap compared to other car shows and if you don't want to pay for the food or wait in line, bring food like we did last year, it saves money. I can't freakin wait, a month and a half to go! WOO HOO!
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:37 AM
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Jon,

Spare yourself the brain damage and don't respond to those who just don't get it. It's pretty clear that they will bitch no matter what, and aren't too interested in the time, effort and money that you and others will spend to put an event like this together. I'm guessing that the majority of the complaints are coming from the youngsters for whom $20 really is a big deal. The rest just have an engorged sense of entitlement. IMO bimmerfest is better served by excluding them, and if that can be done for just 20 bucks, then it's a dirt cheap solution.

I'm sure this event will be the biggest and best ever, and I'm excited to be going to my first one, finally.

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Old 03-16-2008, 03:01 PM
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Whatever, I'm absolutely stoked about Bimmerfest this year.
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I don't see $20 as problem either. I bummed a ride with tgee and teh_jev last year and we split the $20 fee($10 each). No big deal.

The Los Angeles Auto show charges $10 for decent parking, $10 to get in, and don't even get me started with the food prices..

At least with B-Fest, it still is technically free. You can always walk into the fair grounds.

With all due respect, I'd sure like to see these people that complain about a $20 fee, put an event like this together...
If you split the cost, who got the extra $10?
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:33 AM
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Jon, i dont think $20.00 is not a big issue, i personally dont care as i will always go no matter what and i know alot of other people will as well. Its cool to see you and all your friends that time of year, even if its only that one time a year, its at a place you/we all like.

I was speaking from both sides, i can understand why people would be a bit perturbed about the fee, but at teh same time, it really isnt a big deal.

Its that ONE time of the year where you can get to do this, and as long as bimmerfest goes on, I and many others will attend regardless of cost/weather/ etc etc.

Keep it up Jon and see you soon!

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Jon,

Spare yourself the brain damage and don't respond to those who just don't get it. It's pretty clear that they will bitch no matter what, and aren't too interested in the time, effort and money that you and others will spend to put an event like this together. I'm guessing that the majority of the complaints are coming from the youngsters for whom $20 really is a big deal. The rest just have an engorged sense of entitlement. IMO bimmerfest is better served by excluding them, and if that can be done for just 20 bucks, then it's a dirt cheap solution.
I'm sure this event will be the biggest and best ever, and I'm excited to be going to my first one, finally.

pk
I'm sorry, but thats an asshole thing to say. So basicly i got from that statement is that if an enthusiast cant spare the extra money of the entrance fee, their SOL? Yeah good attitude there buddy. You forget that not everyone owns/drives E46 M3's or E92's etc etc.

Anyways, keep it up Jon, your always doing a great job on the event. See you there!!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:53 AM
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Ah yes, it must be that time of year again. When BMW owners of certain worth b!tch about being 20 bucks lighter for a day of Bimmerfesting. You guys crack me up. Seriously. Are you seriously asking to have bimmer-welfare? Do you all, in the free market love fest that makes your very existance possible actually WANT to be supported in this way? The irony is thick.

Where do you think all that you will partake in that day come from? Geez. Skip the roundel painted valve stem covers and get your as$es to Bimmerfest. If I lived within a two day drive, I'D be there.....

cheap entitled little bastards
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:25 PM
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Ah yes, it must be that time of year again. When BMW owners of certain worth b!tch about being 20 bucks lighter for a day of Bimmerfesting. You guys crack me up. Seriously. Are you seriously asking to have bimmer-welfare? Do you all, in the free market love fest that makes your very existance possible actually WANT to be supported in this way? The irony is thick.

Where do you think all that you will partake in that day come from? Geez. Skip the roundel painted valve stem covers and get your as$es to Bimmerfest. If I lived within a two day drive, I'D be there.....

cheap entitled little bastards
In stead of calling people names, why not give constructive feedback? Have none, then don’t say anything.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:29 PM
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In stead of calling people names, why not give constructive feedback? Have none, then don’t say anything.
See the rest of the thread for constructivity. I don't get people who expect things to be free. Especially a group of people who over on PS indict people who expect things to be free. 20 bucks covers costs, including the time of the organizers. Don't like it? Stay home.
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See the rest of the thread for constructivity. I don't get people who expect things to be free. Especially a group of people who over on PS indict people who expect things to be free. 20 bucks covers costs, including the time of the organizers. Don't like it? Stay home.
I agree, but i was telling YOU that if YOU dont have anything constructive, dont come here and call people names.


Anyways, i think some people just dont know what exactly they are paying for. There were years where it was free because vendors paid for spots and that went towards the cost to rent things out etc etc etc. So i think people are still under the impression that vendors are paying for the spots and people are just questioning why they are paying (because for the first 3-4 years it has been free enterance). And no, there doesnt need to be a break down of where the money goes. B-fest has gotten very big, and it take alot more time and effort to put this together.

Again, i dont care about the cost, i always go.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:52 PM
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I agree, but i was telling YOU that if YOU dont have anything constructive, dont come here and call people names.


Anyways, i think some people just dont know what exactly they are paying for. There were years where it was free because vendors paid for spots and that went towards the cost to rent things out etc etc etc. So i think people are still under the impression that vendors are paying for the spots and people are just questioning why they are paying (because for the first 3-4 years it has been free enterance). And no, there doesnt need to be a break down of where the money goes. B-fest has gotten very big, and it take alot more time and effort to put this together.

Again, i dont care about the cost, i always go.
Hell, even BMWNA refers to b'fest as a "religion" in it's TV ad
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:18 PM
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Hell, even BMWNA refers to b'fest as a "religion" in it's TV ad
nice, yeah it has become something unbeleivable and all thanx to (but not limited to) Jon.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:42 PM
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I think it's a good time to close this thread. $20 is a lot of money. The point to reckon with (OPs) is that this is not an increase from last year. Again, the fee has not increased for 2 years now, and I do look forward to seeing my E21 buddies like Atilla and CJ et al.

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