[OzBargain 12th Birthday] Sydney North Shore Meetup #1 Nov 27 12-2pm at Ippudo Chatswood Interchange

UPDATE: The OzBargain 12th Birthday Sydney North Shore Meetup #1 is on November 27 12-2pm at Ippudo Chatswood Interchange - the same place we had it last year. It's very convenient, being right on top of Chatswood station. The early start ensurers that we come at a relatively quite period so they'll be able to pull a couple of tables together for us OzBargainers to celebrate as a group.

Note that there is also the North Shore Meetup #2 on November 28 5-7.30pm. Try to attend just one of them to give as many people an opportunity to attend (PS: I have put my name down as an attendee on Nov 28).

Scotty said he will try to make it and will confirm.

We need 10 or more votes if you want OZB sponsorship, so cast your votes below.


Hi All,

Further to Scotty's post, we are looking for someone to organise the Sydney North Shore meetup. I can step in if you need assistance or there are no takers. The details of last year's meetup can be found here. Can you please provide your expression of interest and preferences in your comment below:

  • Interest in attending or not. Also let us know if you can or might be able to organise the meetup
  • Date in November - the actual OZB birthday is on a Tuesday, which is good for a restaurant meetup as Tuesdays are not busy. Weekends might be best for meetups in the park, etc.
  • Location in the North Shore.
  • Lunch, dinner or all day, and approximate times.
  • Venue.

PS: The technology retailers that attended the Sydney North Shore meetup last year, can you please allocate a couple of door prizes for this year (it might help you broaden your customer base).


Other meetups: Sydney Northshore #1 | Sydney Northshore #2 28/11 5PM Chatswood | Sydney West 17/11 12:30PM Parramatta | Sydney CBD #1 22/11 6:30PM Surry Hills | Sydney CBD #2 29/11 6PM Sydney | Melbourne 29/11 5:30PM Melbourne | Brisbane | Perth

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    YES, I would like to attend

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    Do we have a site in Melbourne yet? I would be interested to go.

  • +1 vote

    There are lots of OzBargainers, restaurants and a train station at Chatswood.

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    After the 14th November and I'll do the best I can to make it. Any time of day except Monday and Friday when evenings only

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    How about Tuesday November 6?

    I might be able to help organise. I think Chatswood is a great location with plenty of restaurants and pretty easy to get to via public transport or car. I will be away from Nov 10 for the rest of the month.

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      Tuesday November 6 might be difficult because it's Melbourne Cup Day. But if there are no better suggestions, we can aim for early November.

      I agree with SMcD and your comments re Chatswood and why the last one was held in Chatswood :).

      We're open to other suggestions as well.

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        Being totally uninterested in horse racing I had forgotten about the MC. I was just trying to suggest a Tuesday as per your comment. How about Monday 5 or Thursday 8?

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    I’d be happy with Chatswood, early November would work best for myself as well.

  • +3 votes

    Chatswood works well last time. Maybe an office tour around Cashrewards afterwards? :)

    Good idea to get the dates down first. If we want to stick to a Tuesday — maybe we'll just add a poll?

    • 6th (Melbourne cup)
    • 13th (Click Frenzy)
    • 20th
    • 27th (OzBargain birthday)
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    Hi All, if the majority vote for a dinner, can someone please help arrange it because I might be ruled out due to a young family and I haven't been able to get across the line with the missus.

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      Hey mate i will help ya if you need it? Let me know what you need?

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        If it's a dinner, I probably won't be able to make it or it will have to be very rushed.

        Any help will be appreciated. Arrive bit earlier than everyone else, greet and meet, usher, answer questions; you might have to liaise with venue staff - e.g. when the food is coming out and get back to the group if the natives get restless. It's a bit harder than normal because you probably won’t know many people, but just target the minglers with a sheepish look on their faces. :)

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    Either the 6th (lunch) or the 13th (lunch/dinner) works for me.

    Chatswood is going to be absolute chaos but probably the best place to have it.

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    Might make a trip down from the Coast!

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    I am away most of this month but will be back 25th so have transferred my vote to 27 lunch.

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    I can't do 6th lunch or dinner.

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    At this stage it looks line Nov 13 is a fair bit in front. In any case it's Nov 13 dinner or Nov 27 lunch.

    Can everyone propose or help find some locations for the meet up, asap.

    Ippudo where we had it for lunch last year can't take bookings, so if we want to have dinner there again on Nov 13, we should aim to get there before 6.30 before it gets really busy.

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    What is happening with this? The 13th is 2 days away - is there a venue or even time set? If nothing has been organised yet might I suggest we swap to 27th dinner? Lunch I gather isn't an option for a lot of us who live north shore but work in the CBD.

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    Is it possible that we could do maybe an all day 27th? Like a lunch and dinner meet up?
    Doesn't look like the 13th is going anywhere…

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      Is it possible that we could do maybe an all day 27th?

      How might that work? Scotty leave his credit card with the place to cover anyone who turns up, all day? Nope.

      Alternatively, can you hang around all day and maybe issue the X food vouchers for the first X that turn up during the day?

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        Yeah I was not sure how it would be able to work, just a suggestion. Some people want a dinner but I would be fine for lunch.

      • +1 vote

        Actually if someone is able to provide a receipt and I will be able to reimburse. At the moment I can't even be sure whether I will be able to attend with all these events coming up…

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    Folks, the 13th is getting closer and nothing's been organised.

    Are you happy to shift to the 27th? The lunch option is good overall from an OZB perspective in that it gives members a lunch option as it seems the other meetups in Sydney are night time affairs.

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      27th is better for anyone who is a uni student, most likely exams are over.

      Cannot do lunch though, them pesky 30 min/1hr lunches restricts the time severely due to travel as well

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    I just voted for Nov 27th Lunch

  • +2 votes

    Location wise, I suggest either in Chatswood, or just in MQ Shopping Centre.

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    Merged from [OzBargain 12th Birthday] Sydney North Shore Meetup #1 Nov 27 12-2pm at Ippudo Chatswood Interchange

    The OzBargain 12th Birthday Sydney North Shore Meetup #1 is on November 27 12-2pm at Ippudo Chatswood Interchange - the same place we had it last year. It's very convenient, being right on top of Chatswood station. The early start ensurers that we come at a relatively quite period so they'll be able to pull a couple of tables together for us OzBargainers to celebrate as a group.

    Note that there is also the North Shore Meetup #2 on November 28 5-7.30pm. Try to attend just one of them to give as many people an opportunity to attend (PS: I have put my name down as an attendee on Nov 28).

    Scotty said he will try to make it and will confirm.

    We need 20 or more votes if you want OZB sponsorship, so cast your votes below.

  • +1 vote

    I am merging the two posts & polls. Last minute RSVP for the meetups tomorrow at Ippudo Chatswood. Good for those who didn't get into the Cashrewards meetup on Wednesday.

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    I might not be able to make it for Tuesday lunch @ Chatswood, no option to revoke.

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    Is it still on?

    Edit: Are non-ozb partners allowed?

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      Is it still on?

      That's the question I would like to ask as well, as it's less than 3 hours and it will take me 90 minutes to get to Chatswood.

      Are non-ozb partners allowed?

      Yeah I would think so.

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        Wow to meet Scotty himself would be an honour. How do we find out if it's still on?

        There are only 8 votes which is sad but understandable since it's a work day.

        It's only coincidental that I can attend since I have an appointment in Chatswood at 11:30. Although maybe I will be late.

      • +1 vote

        It better be on as I'm on the train as I write this comment.

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    10sec late for the voting +1

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    I can get there after all although will be late - hopefully by 12.30 or 12.45

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    I've got an appointment at 11:30 at Chatswood Private. Any cut off times for late arrivers? It'd be awkward when everyone's already ate.

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      That's fine. However with Ippudo I think we have to order & pay first. So you'll have to grab me to get the order and bill sorted if you come late.

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      How late do you expect to be?

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        Not sure. I'm in the waiting room right now for a scan. They tell me I'll be in on time buti don't know how long an ultrasound usually takes.

        Should there be a cut off time when I should just call it quits?

        Don't want to hold people up.

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