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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouba View Post
    Can I just say that I was not trying to start the socialist revolution, just agreeing with the irony that the poor pay to get less than the rich get for free.
    But I would like to add, the general public can see all these boats for free at any high end marina. Antibes and Cannes (without the boat show) will have an impressive display of all the latest high end vessels.
    So, why do they pay and queue up in the midday sun to get in? The answer is obvious, they are self qualifying. They want to go on some boats and feel they should be allowed!
    All this queueing you mention...… I went and no queueing on the day I was there
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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CLB View Post
    I am sure that you are right, in many cases. Having said that I would consider myself Mr average (despite someone suggesting in another thread that I have so much money I would be worried about having to declare it if we stay in the EU) and I positively do not hate or envy the rich. I know enough of them to have the utmost respect for the work, effort, risk and stress that many of them have endured to get to where they are today, and have the utmost respect for them. I also, on occasions, get to share their expensive toys without having to pay for them, of which I am very grateful. One day I may even get to own their luxury items when they near the end of their useful life, and I get a little taste of the high life for comparatively little money. So, rich people, please keep buying new so that I have something to buy used many years later.
    Dare I suggest that this is something the rich peddle to make themselves feel better
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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CLB View Post
    I am sure that you are right, in many cases. Having said that I would consider myself Mr average (despite someone suggesting in another thread that I have so much money I would be worried about having to declare it if we stay in the EU) and I positively do not hate or envy the rich. I know enough of them to have the utmost respect for the work, effort, risk and stress that many of them have endured to get to where they are today, and have the utmost respect for them. I also, on occasions, get to share their expensive toys without having to pay for them, of which I am very grateful. One day I may even get to own their luxury items when they near the end of their useful life, and I get a little taste of the high life for comparatively little money. So, rich people, please keep buying new so that I have something to buy used many years later.

    Heck CLB you need a few of those caps to doff I would think
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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MapisM View Post
    Actually yours was more a viewpoint than a factual observation, and as such it's bound to be as correct as any viewpoint can be.
    You completely missed my points, anyhow.
    1) I called your statement condescending, not wrong.
    2) Ref VAT, rest assured that I don't need any technical justifications - I'm not saying I could write the whole book, but surely several chapters of it.
    What I was wondering is if you can find an ethical justification to the following fact - and this is indeed a FACT:
    When two private individuals, both citizens of the same EU Country and fiscally resident in it, buy respectively a 4m RIB and a 40m Prin, what happens is that the first pays VAT to his Country, and the second doesn't.
    Now, if your mate with the Benetti hopes to convince the 4m RIB chap that this situation makes perfect sense, on the grounds that he spent Xmas in the Caribbean and the boat is registered in Georgetown, I have two words for him: good luck.
    Very Very well said
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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    All this queueing you mention...… I went and no queueing on the day I was there
    When I arrived there was a good size queue, so I went for an early lunch and returned during lunch. The queue had disappeared by then. The reason of course is the increased security due to recent outrages. On a previous year, the queue was ridiculous and the wait interminable
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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    We didn’t queue to get in the entrance when the show opened yesterday but we did have to queue to get over the bridge - it wasn’t a security issue just the sheer number of people and the bridge being a bottleneck. A tad irritating as it wouldn’t be n issue if the other gates could be used.
    Last edited by Greg2; 22-09-19 at 07:28.

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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    Oh gosh! There’s been a communication mishap! (By me). The queues I’m talking about where at Cannes. I’ve not been to SIBS. Désolé
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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    I went in a side gate near the round about as I had a ticket. I thought all the damn bridges had gone !

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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    As long as those with money keep spending it, it puts money back into the economy, keeps companies running, people employed, and skills are not lost.
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    Default Re: Popped into the Southampton boat show yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jrudge View Post
    I went in a side gate near the round about as I had a ticket. I thought all the damn bridges had gone !
    One has but the first one after the entrance is still there.

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