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NARC FALL INDOOR SWAP MEET REPORT
Saturday November 7, 2009
St. Croix Lutheran High School
1200 Oakdale Avenue, West St. Paul, Minnesota
This year's second largest event was held November 7, 2009 at St. Croix Lutheran High School, as usual. The weather was still mild, so it was easy to unload the car.
The doors opened at 8:00 a.m. and the sellers, with carts full of radios and related items, rushed to their tables to get set up by 8:30 when buyers and the general public were allowed in.
The hall was bustling with people and merchandise was changing hands. There was a wide variety of items for sale. There was paper, test equipment advertising and lots of radios. There were some good deals to be had. One collector found a Freshman cathedral radio for only $10!
The official count was 30 sellers occupying 37 tables, and 82 buyers accounted for, although NARC members and family members got in free and many of them weren't counted as buyers. A good guess would be 125-150 attendees total. Sales seemed to be brisk for most sellers and it was fun to mingle with fellow NARC members and see all the items on everyone's tables.
Lunch, available from 10:30 until 12:30, was hot dogs, cookies, chips and pop for $3. Not a bad deal. The silent auction was on again, and several items were offered. By 12:30, another NARC Fall Swap Meet was history.