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Old 02-08-2020, 09:26 PM   #1
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I'm feeling a little sticker shock, mostly because I squeeze a nickle for all it's worth. Yup, kinda cheap. So it got me thinking, what's the most you've ever paid for comp registration?
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:42 PM   #2
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I believe one of my comps last year was $335 with 30 amp power. The first one I signed up for this year is $310 with 30 amp, $275 with 20 amp.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:55 PM   #3
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I think it was $300. There is one this year that wants $350, with 30A power, but only access to a central water source. We will likely pass on that and use the money to enter 3 or 4 steak cookoffs (typically $125-$150 entry fee, steaks included.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:14 PM   #4
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Typically around $275. Although we did do one for $350 that included a private porta potty for us.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:24 PM   #5
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$1,200 - Washington DC
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:50 PM   #6
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:59 PM   #7
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Are you considering Wyoming events?

Casper is $550 for a two-day event, 20 amp service, Thursday arrival and Monday check-out, Kids Q, free ice and other perks like Calcutta wagering.

Worland (14th year) is $250, Thursday arrival, free ice, Mystery meat & sauce adders, Kids Q, Bluegrass festival, car show, 32 teams max and 16 teams are signed up already.

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Old 02-10-2020, 08:47 AM   #8
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Campground BBQ series in the New England area are around $320 kcbs + $50/Friday night and $75 for Saturday Surf&Turf contest.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:08 AM   #9
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American Royal is north of $1k for us.

I think other than that the most we've paid was $350. Most of ours are in the 175-250 range.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:13 AM   #10
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$300 for us. Seen a few at $325 but passed on those.

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Old 02-10-2020, 12:43 PM   #11
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Hands down the Royal, almost $1k. Washington DC was expensive, I dont remember it being that much, but it is a unique contest. Otherwise the most I spent for a one event contest was $450 and that was for a Smoke on the Water contest in Las Vegas at the Orleans. It was a $150,000 contest though..

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Old 02-10-2020, 12:55 PM   #12
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Alright, I'll stop my whining. I've signed up for two this year that are $200 each with electricity. My third, the closest to my home, was close to $285. $1200 in DC?!!!
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