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Late Shows And Matinees
Most computer shows take place on the weekend; some are on Saturday, some on Sunday, and some on both days. There is normally a charge to get into the show, often somewhere between $5 and $10. Shows that are open both days usually charge once for both days--this can be a deal if you really need that much time to shop, but more often than not you can get what you need done in a single day just as easily.
The cost of the show is something to take into account if you are economizing. However, in almost every case you will save more than the cost of the ticket if you make even one purchase (unless it is a very inexpensive item).
Tip: Some companies offer discounts
if you pre-purchase tickets for a number of shows. This may also let you bypass the very
long lines to purchase tickets if you go to a show early in the morning, which in some
ways is even better than the discount!
The time of day that you choose to go to the show is important; the best time depends on what you are trying to do: