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#299819 - 02/08/2007 18:23 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Okay Guys,

Signup levels are extremely low, currently there isn't enough interest to make our current plans worthwhile. We will close the signup page on Sunday night (21.00 BST), after this we may accept late signups, but that will be at our discretion. If the figures don't increase to a better level by then we will have to seriously rethink our plans.

EDIT: What I mean't to say was that what we have planned could still go ahead. Cris and myself want to cover our costs, nothing else. It's simple, the more people who come, the cheaper it gets for everyone else.

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#299820 - 03/08/2007 13:09 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: andym]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
As Andy says signup or miss out

Cheers

Cris.

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#299821 - 03/08/2007 19:53 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
FireFox31
pooh-bah

Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
Did you guys get my e-mail about adding Sunday to my order? I hadn't heard back and wanted to be sure my registration and $$ was counted.
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FireFox31
110gig MKIIa (30+80), Eutronix lights, 32 meg stacked RAM, Filener orange gel lens, Greenlights Lit Buttons green set

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#299822 - 03/08/2007 20:04 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: FireFox31]
Schido
enthusiast

Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 364
Loc: Probably lost somewhere in Wal...
Oh, and you're counting me in too, right? Paypal payment still says 'unclaimed'
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Empeg Mk1 #00177, 2.00 final, hijack 4.76

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#299823 - 03/08/2007 20:18 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: FireFox31]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
Yep we got them both

We are leaving all the paypal money where it is until we have all the numbers confirmed.

Cheers

Cris.

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#299824 - 04/08/2007 07:56 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
Schido
enthusiast

Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 364
Loc: Probably lost somewhere in Wal...
Well, i just received an email from paypal that 'the funds have been returned' because: 'Empeg Meet 2007 is an International member who did not manually accept or deny this payment.'
And paypal just made 1.60 off me with 2 currency conversions.

So maybe don't leave it too long? Today it has been inthere for exactly a month.
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Empeg Mk1 #00177, 2.00 final, hijack 4.76

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#299825 - 04/08/2007 08:42 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Schido]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Hmmm, interesting both yourself and boxer's payments have been returned. However there are people who paid before you who are still accepted. Very strange....

BTW, could still do with some more people signing up..... don't delay!!!
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Cheers,

Andy M

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#299826 - 04/08/2007 13:14 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: andym]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
Come on guys, only 1 day left to sign up

Cheers

Cris.

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#299827 - 05/08/2007 13:37 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
FireFox31
pooh-bah

Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
Well, I'll be in Manchester on the prescribed dates if there's a meet or not. I'm booking my hotel and flight today. I guess others have booked their hotel. If there's no rented space for the meet, at least we could get together and hang out for a while.
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FireFox31
110gig MKIIa (30+80), Eutronix lights, 32 meg stacked RAM, Filener orange gel lens, Greenlights Lit Buttons green set

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#299828 - 05/08/2007 17:53 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: FireFox31]
dr_dos
member

Registered: 02/03/2002
Posts: 134
Loc: Bendorf, Germany
Our flight and hotel is already booked, so we will be there no matter what...

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#299829 - 05/08/2007 18:07 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: dr_dos]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
....and with the theme tune of top gear still ringing in my ears...... the signup sheet is now closed. Cris and I will have a meeting and decide whether our original plans are still viable with the numbers we have signed up.
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Cheers,

Andy M

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#299830 - 05/08/2007 20:45 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
Ok Guys,

The deadline that Andy set has been and gone.

We don't have enough numbers to make the event we planned viable

If we get a rush of names via PM in the next couple of days then we may still be able to pull it off. Andy and I will meet for a crisis meeting to discuss our plans.

THERE WILL BE A MEET. What's up for discussion is what people would like to do.

To make the mystery tour a success we needed about 30 signups and maybe 20 for the meet itself. We may be able to scale back our plans a little but some deposits have been paid and we will be out of pocket if we don't complete the booking. There are economies of scale at work (esp for the hire of the coach!) the fewer people the more expensive it will get.

So come on guys....put a smile on my face...we have put loads of work in for far...there is NO WAY we are gunna cancel !!!!!!

Cheers

Cris.

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#299831 - 05/08/2007 20:47 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
I feel really bad. I wanna come, but I just can't make it this year.
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#299832 - 05/08/2007 20:53 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: wfaulk]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
Thanks

It is a bit of a long way to come

Just doing a bit of googlin trying to get the prices back on track.

We're still gunna have a great time, more beer for everyone

Cris.

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#299833 - 06/08/2007 12:31 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: wfaulk]
music
addict

Registered: 25/06/2002
Posts: 456
I had long planned to actually make it this year.

But I ended up needing to schedule a trip to England in September
and I just couldn't justify a second one only a month earlier.

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#299834 - 06/08/2007 15:18 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
I thought it may help people see the situation we are in if I posted the actual numbers...

11 unique signups:

11 for Friday night
16 for Saturday Day
12 for the Meet
12 for the Sunday night

All figures include Andym & myself.

We have enough numbers to go ahead with the "Mystery Tour" but it will be me driving us in a Mini bus rather than the top of the range luxury coach I had booked

I hope that helps people see the position we are in. If anyone has suggestions for the Sunday please make them here...

Cheers

Cris.

The main problem is the meet itself. The room hire is 250+ on it's own so we can't justify the cost for these numbers.

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#299835 - 06/08/2007 15:51 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
Schido
enthusiast

Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 364
Loc: Probably lost somewhere in Wal...
Quote:

If anyone has suggestions for the Sunday please make them here...


I want to visit the Karl Pilkington museum:

http://www.pilkipedia.co.uk/

(Or is that already in the mystery tour?)
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Empeg Mk1 #00177, 2.00 final, hijack 4.76

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#299836 - 06/08/2007 19:43 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
pim
addict

Registered: 14/11/2000
Posts: 474
Loc: The Hague, the Netherlands
Did you include me (and Gaby) in the numbers?

I signed in but I haven't paid yet. Paypal was giving me a wrong URL error message.

I'm coming anyway, I had already booked the flight and the hotel.

Pim

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#299837 - 07/08/2007 03:54 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: pim]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
Yep, Andy was going on sign up forms not payments made.

By my calculations we should have enough rooms for 8 extra people for the Saturday event as I will have to hire 2 minibuses, so we can take a few late sign ups

Cheers

Cris.

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#299838 - 14/08/2007 13:02 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5572
Loc: London, UK
I've finally got around to booking train/hotel/stuff.

I'll be arriving 20:20 at Manchester Picadilly, and I'm staying at the Ibis. Does it make sense to check in first and then head to Akbar's, or to come for curry first, and then check in? Or am I going to miss everything, and should catch up with you guys later?

I'll not be sticking around for the chinese meal on Sunday; I'm heading back to London at about 7pm.

The wife's going to be catching up with friends in Manchester while we're doing geeky things, so I'm not sure which items on the itinerary she'll be joining us for.
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-- roger

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#299839 - 14/08/2007 13:40 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Roger]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
I think by the time we all get there etc... it will be 9 any way so I don't think you'll miss anything.

There has been a change of plan for Sunday due to the small numbers, we will be taking residence in the Snug at the Lass O'Gowrie for the best part of the afternoon (it's just around the corner from the conference centre). We will be holding "the meet" there but it's a pub and walking distance to the centre so wives/girlfriends can come and go.

It's a cosy room, but the best part is we get use of the WiFi so if anyone who can't make it fancy's a webcam link direct to the meet we'll put you up on the big screen

We do have a few extra spaces for the meet itself.....

Cheers

Cris.

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#299840 - 14/08/2007 15:34 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Roger]
pim
addict

Registered: 14/11/2000
Posts: 474
Loc: The Hague, the Netherlands
Quote:
I've finally got around to booking train/hotel/stuff.


Great you could make it. So now we have at least one blue attendee.

Pim

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#299841 - 14/08/2007 16:34 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: pim]
pim
addict

Registered: 14/11/2000
Posts: 474
Loc: The Hague, the Netherlands
Quote:
So now we have at least one blue attendee.


Oops, missed Rob S. Rob, are you still coming?

From reactions on this board, I am assuming these attendees:

cris
andym
sein
schido
andy & eryl
boxer
dr_dos & martina
firefox31
pim & gaby
roger & wife
schofiel

maybes:

mtempsch
speedy67

BTW, I just realized, Roger always used to come with his girlfriend. Now he's taking his wife along. I assume this is still the same person? Congrats, I totally missed that.

Pim

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#299842 - 14/08/2007 17:02 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: pim]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
We've actually had no official confirmation from Thomas, Michael or either of the Robs. If you three/four are planning on coming, could you drop us a PM or a mail? empegmeet2007@btinternet.com.
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Cheers,

Andy M

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#299843 - 14/08/2007 19:48 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
pim
addict

Registered: 14/11/2000
Posts: 474
Loc: The Hague, the Netherlands
Quote:

We do have a few extra spaces for the meet itself.....



Do you mean space for people or space for topics?

Pim

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#299844 - 14/08/2007 21:10 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: pim]
Cris
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/02/2002
Posts: 1896
Loc: Leeds, UK
Both

Although, with the numbers being quite low the event is going to be much more informal than planned.

Cheers

Cris.

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#299845 - 15/08/2007 05:02 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: pim]
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5572
Loc: London, UK
Quote:
BTW, I just realized, Roger always used to come with his girlfriend. Now he's taking his wife along. I assume this is still the same person? Congrats, I totally missed that.


Thanks. Yes. It's the same person. We got married just over a year ago.
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-- roger

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#299846 - 15/08/2007 06:37 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
julf
veteran

Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1294
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Finally got back on the board after a lot of time on the road. Unfortunately, when I got home, there was a letter from the hospital that they finally have a date for a second foot operation (to fix up the botched toe operation I had last winter) - August 28. So I will be limited in mobility for all of September, and the meet is definitely out for me

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#299847 - 15/08/2007 07:15 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: andym]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5316
Loc: Cambridge UK
Rob S is on holiday this week and unlikely to get your message until next week.

There's a chance I might turn up but I can't commit to it until the last minute as I'm off to China next week for an indeterminate amount of time.

Rob

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#299848 - 15/08/2007 14:35 Re: International Owners Meet 2007 - Sign Up Page Live [Re: Cris]
pim
addict

Registered: 14/11/2000
Posts: 474
Loc: The Hague, the Netherlands
I could bring the Infill G4 I recently bought.

Assuming that:
- I'm still welcome now that I've come out
- it's back from being repaired at CarTFT.com (dead pixel)
- it hasn't been installed yet by then (unlikely)
- it fits my suitcase (Jet2 charges for each suitcase)

Pim

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