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    Registration Fee Question

    Am I understanding this right? If I go to the rally with my wife it'll cost $55 for me plus $75 for my wife?

    I was thinking about making this year my first rally but if that's the case, I may have to re-think.
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    According to the registration form, that is the case.

    https://bmwmoaf.regfox.com/2017-inte...y-registration
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    You can save a net $10 if you enroll your wife as an Associate member. It will cost $10 for the membership but you will save $20 on the registration fees.
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    The cheapest part of a BMW is the rider.
    How much did your bike cost?
    How much did yours and your wife's ATGATT cost?
    Are you really going to let $20 derail a multi day good time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markaz View Post
    Am I understanding this right? If I go to the rally with my wife it'll cost $55 for me plus $75 for my wife?

    I was thinking about making this year my first rally but if that's the case, I may have to re-think.
    If you're only stopping in for one day, do the single day pass ($35). Otherwise, full admission has to be viewed as buying 3-days of camping.

    In either case, you should go and experience the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    The cheapest part of a BMW is the rider.
    How much did your bike cost?
    How much did yours and your wife's ATGATT cost?
    Are you really going to let $20 derail a multi day good time?
    I knew someone would come up with this. Frankly I think it's a silly argument, for this or anything else. Not everyone has spent tens of thousands on their bike & gear, esp not me. Regardless, I think $130 to wander around a rally is a bit expensive...so is $110 if we were both members. Why not have a Member & Friend price where only the member gets anything beyond basic admission? Like the child fee except maybe half the member fee, say, a couple for $75. If my wife came I doubt she'd have much more impact on the rally resources than a kid. And we wouldn't camp, either.

    Anyway, thanks for the other suggestions. I'll check them out.
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    Similar ideas have already been discussed. How would you propose to enforce a 'half admission' w/r/t that person only being entitled to participate in and enjoy only certain offerings? You'd need dozens more 'wristband checkers' spread out at the rally. Remember the rally is run by volunteers who are already spread fairly thinly. And also remember that that "extra $20" that has you so hung up goes to a non profit organization that YOU are a member of and benefit from said membership.

    So, I could say that since it's going to the MOA and not some $10 Billion gigantic corporation, that I feel the $20 is a silly argument. But I won't say that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markaz View Post
    I knew someone would come up with this. Frankly I think it's a silly argument, for this or anything else. Not everyone has spent tens of thousands on their bike & gear, esp not me.
    Wish people in this club were way more sensitive to those in our community that aren't flush with cash and time to ride. A lot of folks struggle to purchase a used BMW and keep tires on it, and we should not be demeaning them. A lot of the "younger" members we seek to attract fit into this category.

    Maybe a day pass would do you (assuming they sell them this year). You can pretty much see everything you'd like in one day, and if the day pass is on Saturday you can go to the closing ceremony that evening, hit the beer garden and head back to your tent.

    Sounds like the making of a great 3-day weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    ... I feel the $20 is a silly argument. But I won't say that!
    ... and we wonder why so many people see us as MOWankers.

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    Not sure what an MO Wanker is...what is an MO?

    Anyway, folks, we all know that financials decisions are made at various levels and for a wide variety of reasons. The membership coves a whole range of members with their own priorities. And no amount of discussion is going to change people's decision making process. So, the rules for the rally registration have been stated. Let each member decide how they want to deal with it as it affects them.

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    Indeed the fees seem high to old timer me, but I do remember Friday-Saturday local rallies with maybe one meal with a fee in the $45-$50 range so $55 does not seem so bad.
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    I think our rally is a tremendous value... but completely understand that some can't afford or don't want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    And also remember that that "extra $20" that has you so hung up
    From what I read the OP does not seem hung up over the extra $20 for his wife.
    I take it he feels the $130 or $120 fee seems high for someone who will not camp at the rally.

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    Markaz, I apologize for some of the unwarranted attitude displayed. Makes me ashamed sometimes to belong. Your question is valid to a lot of us and just because something has been asked before doesn't mean everyone who logs in has read it before. Personally I think non-campers should get a break on the price. Now belittle me for my opinion and give him a break.

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