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Does anybody know how to get into the CES technology convention as an average Joe Blow?

Posted on 01/07/2013 6:28:55 PM PST by FoxPro

I live in Las Vegas and I would love to get into the show.

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1 posted on 01/07/2013 6:28:58 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

Tell them you’re with Michaele and Tareq Salahi.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 6:33:55 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: FoxPro

I’m pretty sure it is open to the public on the last couple of days, I think Friday and Saturday. I went a few years ago for business, it is a huge spectacle.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 6:33:57 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: FoxPro

You might start your own business and make yourself president, or VP of Sales.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 6:34:13 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: TurboZamboni
Tell them you’re with Michaele and Tareq Salahi.

I get this and didnt have to look it up!

5 posted on 01/07/2013 6:37:44 PM PST by FoxPro
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The exhibit hall is no longer open to the public like it had been in previous years. You will need an ID from an employer in the communications industry.

http://ces131.experientevent.com/showCES131/Default.aspx#


6 posted on 01/07/2013 6:40:16 PM PST by mnehring
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The exhibit hall is no longer open to the public like it had been in previous years.

They are cutting their own throat. Two regular guys in Berkley that sold a Volkswagen to finance their startup, and named it after a fruit..... Just sayin...

Innovation comes from individuals in that industry, more than any others.

/johnny

7 posted on 01/07/2013 6:45:31 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: FoxPro

you must be a freepaholic.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 6:51:21 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: FoxPro

Park near Swensen and Desert Inn. Walk in the back, via the loading docks.

Be careful, there are security with dogs all over; but they are not looking for badgeless wanderers.

Have fun.


9 posted on 01/07/2013 6:51:54 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: JRandomFreeper; All

Can somebody sneak me in?

Do you know of anybody I can bribe?

How about sexual favors?

I am not that attractive, but I have been told that I am energetic and creative.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 6:53:48 PM PST by FoxPro
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If you buy your electronic products from a local authorized dealer, and are a good customer, you can ask them if they, or any of their manufacturers, can send you a free floor registration voucher.
(Most dealers have a large list of preferred customers who they think would attend/enjoy the show, and have already offered them their own limited allotment of free tickets)

If you don't have a good relationship with a local dealer, you can sign up online and pay the current entry/attendance price for the tradeshow.

No, I don't have free tickets for you.

11 posted on 01/07/2013 6:57:15 PM PST by sarasmom
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Park near Swensen and Desert Inn. Walk in the back, via the loading docks.

Thank you very much. I can do that. It sounds like an adventure. I will try this.

12 posted on 01/07/2013 6:58:09 PM PST by FoxPro
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Post your Booking Number as soon as possible and ask FR’s to contribute to your bail money. Be careful of “Bubba” while waiting. :>)


13 posted on 01/07/2013 7:11:43 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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So I'm guessing you think you are special, and somehow entitled to sneak into an expensive tradeshow venue just because you want not to pay money for tickets to it?

That explains why you were not offered a pass from a local vendor.

?...just Zot yourself, and go to some other website.

14 posted on 01/07/2013 7:13:11 PM PST by sarasmom
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entitled to sneak into an expensive tradeshow venue just because you want not to pay money for tickets to it?

Quite frankly, I would pay $500 to get in. It isent about the money.

15 posted on 01/07/2013 7:17:46 PM PST by FoxPro
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How about sexual favors?

I am not that attractive, but I have been told that I am energetic and creative.

Yeah, but they may ask if you are willing to switch teams, so to speak.........

16 posted on 01/07/2013 7:18:59 PM PST by doorgunner69
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Go on the last day and buy a badge from someone that’s leaving for the airport.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 7:29:29 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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Go on the last day and buy a badge from someone that’s leaving for the airport.

Excellent!

18 posted on 01/07/2013 7:35:07 PM PST by FoxPro
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Hang out near the convention during the night and hit the bars - ask people there the best way to get into the show - maybe you can piggy-back with someone - a vendor or attendant. Vendors usually have badges kicking around that go unused at these types of venues.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 8:33:54 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: JRandomFreeper

those guys were no where near Berkeley. In fact they were down the Peninsula busy stealing parts out the back door from HP....


20 posted on 01/07/2013 9:12:02 PM PST by Nifster
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Mom's garage was in Berzerkley, as I recall. And Cupertino is what? 50 miles away?

/johnny

21 posted on 01/07/2013 9:22:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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They were working down here in Palo Alto and Saratoga and going occassionally to the local community college (at least Woz did). They were building the first computer (actually Woz did) for a computer club of geeks in Palo Alto.

And sorry the difference between Buzzurkly in those days and Palo Alto was vast....50 miles would never define it.

You apparently don’t realize what the bay area is like.


22 posted on 01/07/2013 9:32:48 PM PST by Nifster
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I know they kicked things off in Cupertino... I thought Woz's mom lived in Berzerkerly.

I knew about the Palo Alto connection. But isn't that just an hour or so away?

/johnny

23 posted on 01/07/2013 9:39:53 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: FoxPro
I saw this in an Abbott and Costello movie once. Walk backwards into the front doors and tell them that you're leaving.

-PJ

24 posted on 01/07/2013 9:45:23 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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My daughter got in yesterday. She went there, stood around near the entrance, picked up a name tag off of the ground outside and walked right in. The name on the tag was John something.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 4:58:11 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They met at Homestead high which is in Cupertino. WHile Woz actually attended a year at Cal following high school he dropped out, came back home, and worked in the valley.

WHile mileage may seem to indicate that Palo Alto and Berkeley are only 50 miles (1 hour apart) they are in fact a at least two lifetimes apart


26 posted on 01/08/2013 11:27:20 AM PST by Nifster
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Dress in Muslim garb and no one will dare question your presence...oh, wait- that’s at airports!


27 posted on 01/08/2013 1:33:21 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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Actually, I went down there and walked right in.

No security at the door I walked through.

Maybe they were taking a potty break.

Well, that worked out ok.


28 posted on 01/08/2013 4:08:59 PM PST by FoxPro
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