Same Show, Different Venues
Shows that combine manufacturers and private sales often separate the two by using different buildings or areas. This is done because there are different buyers for each show. The manufacturers are generally interested in marketing to retail dealers and making multiple sales of their products or services. Private sellers generally have a few pieces of equipment for sale. The beauty of this arrangement is that it offers a gateway for people new to a sport or experience to buy used equipment for a much lower price. It also allows professional retailers and experienced participants a chance to buy new equipment directly from manufacturers, often at a lower price.