I prefer going to Stoneliegh than the NEC for a simple reason.
Last year i asked the fella who owns WMAC how come he was cheaper than at the NEC & he told me the minimum prices are set at go-fishing but they are allowed to charge as little as they want at the yalex do's.
Met up with a real uglyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy git last year , now what was his name???? erm oh yeah thats it Malc B
Can't make it this year which is a mega shame but i'll just have to save up even more for next year
(i got carried away last year n spent the petrol money)
Totaly agree with you Trogg n Del the only reason i went to the NEC this year was to finalise which new GNOME STICK i was getting but then with Jue falling pregnant that was a wasted trip, other than meeting up with Wayne again.
As you say the other show's/sale's are better value as no limits are set on the stock, which is good as i've always got a long shopping list.
Also this year there is one at Ryton near Coventry on the 1st/2nd June and thats even cheaper entry as it's only 3 to get in so i'll be at that one as well.