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Default Wanted, Waukee Swap Meet info.

It's been several years since I attended Waukee and had heard it wasn't the same as it once was....I know about the chance for bad weather...been caught several times...but is the swap meet in general still pretty big and good? thanks...
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Default Re: Wanted, Waukee Swap meet info.

i hav'nt been in a few years myself. the last time i went it was going downhill fast, it used to be one of the best. i'm kinda curious myself if it is much of anything anymore......john
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Default Re: Wanted, Waukee Swap meet info.

I'll tag along and watch the replies. Have not attended in several years. The reports had not been good, difficult to get off work that week, and a 14 hour drive; but retired now and had thought about going.
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Default Re: Wanted, Waukee Swap Meet info.

It's only a 2 1/2 hr drive for me and I can't see the need to go anymore. Last time I was there about 3 years ago it didn't take long to go through it. Mostly tractor parts and junk. I haven't heard anything positive about it in some time now.

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Default Re: Wanted, Waukee Swap Meet info.

I sure miss the good ol' days of Waukee. My first year there was in 1984. It kept on growing year after year until it was bulging at the seams. Got some great memories of those days. I was last there 2 years ago and it was quite a bit smaller than the first year I was there in 84.

Consequently, My fist year at LeSuer,(LeCenter then) was also 1984. It was a great one day only swap that kept evolving and drawing more. It had to move in about 1990 to a larger venue, and I think it gets bigger and more impressive each year.

I wish the management would take lessons from LeSuer or Portland. Waukee was a big one. I wish they could get it together again.
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Default Re: Wanted, Waukee Swap Meet info.

In an attempt to revive the swap,they have made it free admission to spectators,but it is $50.00 to sell.
When stating they should take lessons,we should take lessons,for when we all want to buy and not run the show or gate,others will take over, most of whom never had an eninge. When people were first offended,they should have joined the club and ran the show.A show as such is what we make it,and so therefore,we are all at fault,it was our show,and we abandoned it,so others ,(who are now gone) took it over.
Some there would love to have it great again,and are working hard for a return,so join,be involved,and run the show.Its the only way.
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