2 free Gadget Show Live Tickets
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2 free Gadget Show Live Tickets

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Found 22nd Feb 2016
Found a link for 2 free gadget show live tickets!
Looks like gadget show have teamed up with stuff to give away free tickets!
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Yeah. i got tickets through this offer last year
Yes they normally do just a case of waiting
thanks
Thank you just got my tickets
2 more ordered
Also if you want to goto the supertheatre heres a code for 15% off SUPER2
its the parking at the NEC what costs alot
harisfrq

its the parking at the NEC what costs alot


Thats why the best way is by train if you can go that way
thank you!!!!!!!!! heat added!
If you want to know any more information about the show etc just ask below
harisfrq

its the parking at the NEC what costs alot



​someone commented on the other thread for the other free tickets - that the train station parking is cheaper- don't know how true that is
I've been for the last 5 years and it's sad but I wouldn't even go for free now, it's terrible now with no bigger names showcasing any technology anyone would want to see, no giveaways or goodie bags, no tech to buy which is innovative or interesting. I used to look forward to going but after last year I've had to call it a day. If you get free tickets and live local I suppose it's a day out. But I wouldn't bother travelling a distance to get to it
monkeys uncle

I've been for the last 5 years and it's sad but I wouldn't even go for … I've been for the last 5 years and it's sad but I wouldn't even go for free now, it's terrible now with no bigger names showcasing any technology anyone would want to see, no giveaways or goodie bags, no tech to buy which is innovative or interesting. I used to look forward to going but after last year I've had to call it a day. If you get free tickets and live local I suppose it's a day out. But I wouldn't bother travelling a distance to get to it



​it was pretty good last year to be honest - it's never going to be a huge showcase like Ces or e3 but as a consumer show it want bad.
wasn't *
Last year was the worst it's ever been, it was like an over glorified computer fair, and I'm not the only one saying that. Nothing to buy except computer mouses covered in cheap gems or crap keyboards and mobile phone cases it's was terrible. I remember when I started going and innovative big named products were there to try along with smaller start ups with interesting products I see in mass market now completely different to what we have now plus you came out with a goodie bag groaning with tshirt pens etc and stuff you actually wanted to buy I couldn't take enough money!
thanks for this!
I was going to take my son but after reading the comments i think i will give it a miss because i don't want to pay out loads of money and it ends up crap
I'm about 150 miles away from there so time you put petrol in the car and then got to pay for parking and then the tickets to get into the main show you are talking about £100 or more before you buy anything in the show.
Hot, if you're into it. I went to one in Earls Court a few years back and found it a yawn fest. A few interesting things scattered around, most of which have disappeared in to the void. Shows really aren't what they used to be.
sdduk2

I was going to take my son but after reading the comments i think i will … I was going to take my son but after reading the comments i think i will give it a miss because i don't want to pay out loads of money and it ends up crapI'm about 150 miles away from there so time you put petrol in the car and then got to pay for parking and then the tickets to get into the main show you are talking about £100 or more before you buy anything in the show.



​Dont listen and get put off by the toilet making negative comments. want todo it even cheaper? get the mega bus in to Birmingham, then get the train or coach to the NEC. can be done very easy and a great day out for tour and your son...with out breaking the bank!
sdduk2

I was going to take my son but after reading the comments i think i will … I was going to take my son but after reading the comments i think i will give it a miss because i don't want to pay out loads of money and it ends up crapI'm about 150 miles away from there so time you put petrol in the car and then got to pay for parking and then the tickets to get into the main show you are talking about £100 or more before you buy anything in the show.


I am 90 miles away. I was disappointed by the mediocrity of the show. You get more kick out of a computer fair. Take your family to Birmingham or Liverpool instead. You have a beautiful city with all the tech you want in some smaller shops. In Liverpool, you have access to free museums. Can you believe the tickets should sell for £30??? heat added as a freebie is a freebie.

Edited by: "salahwrexham" 22nd Feb 2016
Thanks mate

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Thanks... Shame we don't get a UK E3... Heat added!!
Have given it a whirl. Might as well see what it is like.
r34per

Thanks... Shame we don't get a UK E3... Heat added!!



Aye, if only or CES ;)...That said the old PCW shows of the 80s, some the shows of the 90s, and the ECTS in the 90/00s were great. Partly as we had a big gaming industry then. There's a few studios still around now, but nowhere near as many. Not sure what is but I guess the market is ultra competitive now and companies aren't prepared to spend the money on appearing at shows like they use to. A lot of venues have closed because of this. If you're lucky enough you can get an invite to PR parties or previews, good as they are they aren't the same. Love them or hate them, one of the things I like about Apple are there stores. You can just leisurely look or play around, and ask any questions without any hard sell. The West End ones offer free product training and have free talks etc. Samsung had a store near me in Westfield Stratford, but it closed suddenly and IMHO didn't offer the same experience. Microsoft apparently have stores in the US, but I don't really know if they're any good, and I doubt they'd bother opening one here. There's a few decent shows around, but scattered around. I'm going to an Audio Visual show in Bristol this weekend with a friend who's an audio enthusiast. I'm just looking, mainly at the Home Cinema Dolby ATMOS setups.
sureshot

Hot, if you're into it. I went to one in Earls Court a few years back and … Hot, if you're into it. I went to one in Earls Court a few years back and found it a yawn fest. A few interesting things scattered around, most of which have disappeared in to the void. Shows really aren't what they used to be.




What was the Earls Court one called please?, &/or when in the year is it/was it please?. :-)
[quote=harisfrq] its the parking at the NEC what costs alot [/quote

Last time I went to the NEC for ComicCon back in November is was £10 for Parking.


Edited by: "MarkieT" 23rd Feb 2016
monkeys uncle

I've been for the last 5 years and it's sad but I wouldn't even go for … I've been for the last 5 years and it's sad but I wouldn't even go for free now, it's terrible now with no bigger names showcasing any technology anyone would want to see, no giveaways or goodie bags, no tech to buy which is innovative or interesting. I used to look forward to going but after last year I've had to call it a day. If you get free tickets and live local I suppose it's a day out. But I wouldn't bother travelling a distance to get to it



Couldn't agree more, I live local too. Nothing innovative, no decent show offers. The live super theatre show is practically the same every year. I would probably go if it was free on the Saturday or Sunday, but not worth taking a day off work for.
Thanks
MarkieT

[quote=harisfrq] its the parking at the NEC what costs alot [/quoteLast … [quote=harisfrq] its the parking at the NEC what costs alot [/quoteLast time I went to the NEC for ComicCon back in November is was £10 for Parking.


oh ok , last time i went for the gadget show it was 20 quid a car
parking at my local station Northfield is free , u can then get an all day ticket if you wanted maybe going for an adventure in city centre as well before returning on train (change at new street ). Im not sure if any nearer stations offer free parking too? its easy from northfield though..get train to new street ..at new street get train to NEC. you can book rail ticket in advance to collect at station
Edited by: "pinkcandyfloss" 23rd Feb 2016
I booked tickets for this months back. I hope its good never been and these comments made me worried
free is free. nothing beats free .thanks
This is great thanks op! Been wanting to go to the gadget show for years, and now I can do it for just cost of travel (and theater ticket). A little disappointing to hear that it's not as good as it used to be, but for someone who used to visit many of these types of things as a kid, but haven't since then, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. If not at least entry was free.
Combine with meal/cinema/shopping at Resorts World and validate parking.
Hot for the freeness. But after attending last year I will give it a miss. The show is a shadow of its former glory, a real shame. I left feeling dejected. I had driven 2 hours to get there and felt cheated by what they had presented. it used to be great but not any more. Poor. Just my opinion.
pinkcandyfloss

parking at my local station Northfield is free , u can then get an all … parking at my local station Northfield is free , u can then get an all day ticket if you wanted maybe going for an adventure in city centre as well before returning on train (change at new street ). Im not sure if any nearer stations offer free parking too? its easy from northfield though..get train to new street ..at new street get train to NEC. you can book rail ticket in advance to collect at station



If two of you go, the only possible saving is on fuel. An off-peak day return is now a ridiculous £5.90 per adult whether from a closer location of Northfield or further afield in the West Midlands.
I have taken my kids many times, we went to the first one and was about half the price of today's tickets, sadly it isn't worth the hassle and cost now. Last time I went I was going to buy a go pro, the official stand were selling at rrp, a quick google on my phone showed it was £30 cheaper elsewhere. Hardly any show offers, if you work out the real cost of the day, it's quite expensive £12 parking, food isn't cheap plus factoring in the real cost of driving - 30p per mile at best for some (170 mile round trip is £50)

Take a packed lunch if you go, and park at the railway station, £9 weekdays, £6 weekend.
I'd heard this show had gone downhill. The TV show is also not what it used to be either. Pity.
I went last year through this offer, it's not going to blow your mind but if you are into tech then there can be some nice things. It's a great chance to talk with the people who make the products, I am a qualified robotics engineer and it was nice to be able to talk with the developers from Dyson for example, that actually design and create the 360 eye.

The guys from the Army were pretty sound as well, they let me have a drive of their robot on the obstacle course at the end of the day.

I was there specifically to talk to companies that build robots // look at 3D printers. Research what you want to do before going and it will be a much better experience. If you just turn up and expect people to put on a big show for you, then you will probably be disappointed.

I used one of those sites where you can pay someone to park in their driveway and then got a return ticket for 2 stops on the train. I happened to be passing so this was the best option for me. Otherwise I probably would have used the train//megabus for the whole journey.
. Thanks for this just saved myself ££££. just got my confirmation !
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