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Old 22nd November 2009, 11:22 PM   #367
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Originally Posted by Pardalis View Post
Speaking of money, where do they get the budget to do those trips? Who exactly funds them?
As I was being politely ushered out of Jones's Sydney Lecture by one of the organisers (John Bursill I think) we had a little chat that went something like this:
Him- I'm sorry, but if you don't pay for a ticket, you can't stay. You can buy the lecture on DVD when it comes out...

Me- I'm not going to pay $60 to listen to this rubbish. These guys are making enough money already, without me adding to it.

Him-Yeah right. A loss of $20,000 so far on this tour...<mumble mumble>

So, if the man is to be believed, Gage, Jones et al might be making something through their appearence fees, but the promoters are losing money all over the place.

So sad...
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