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Old January 14th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1
 
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Gun show today disappoints again. More plastic than one could ask for and big tickets to boot. Did find (4) P series a P85, P95 and two P89's. The P85 was the best priced at $325 ...



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I'll have my first post-POS presidency gun show in two weeks and hoping for better deals than before.
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I'll have my first post-POS presidency gun show in two weeks and hoping for better deals than before.
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Maybe next time?

It's been awhile since I've attended one...
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I drove 70 miles to a stinker of a show last weekend. Not many tables and not many bargains to be found. One guy did have a beautiful S&W Model 24 with target stocks, but the $795 price tag was too steep for me. I recognize the vendor and have seen him at other shows. If he's still got it in a month or two maybe we'll negotiate a better deal.
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I'm possibly going to one tomorrow, if the weather holds out and doesn't get icy like the forecast says. If the weather is crappy, maybe the sellers will work some deals, but I'm not holding my breath.

Eh, it's still more fun to wander a gun show than to do what I had planned, which is go work out and then clean the apartment.
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I'm possibly going to one tomorrow, if the weather holds out and doesn't get icy like the forecast says. If the weather is crappy, maybe the sellers will work some deals, but I'm not holding my breath.

Eh, it's still more fun to wander a gun show than to do what I had planned, which is go work out and then clean the apartment.
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The one and only gun show we have here is the same ol recurring show every two months - same vendors with the same stuff. The big gun shops bring their inventory and you get to pay to park and pay to get in to see the same inventory you can see in their stores for free. It's a great show if you're in the market for cheap jewelry, kitchen gadgets, jerky, etc. Guns not so much.
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Gun shows are suffering the same effect that many other small retailers are, which is that everybody knows the national (i.e. Gunbroker, Buds, etc.) values of things now so the vendors have little incentive to discount much beyond that. You occasionally find someone who is just dumping inventory and doesn't want the hassle of ecommerce but I don't think it's realistic to expect bargains anymore at gun shows, just like they are rare in pawn shops now days as well.


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Gun shows are like any other "Goods and Services" event. If people go, continue to purchase stuff unrelated to guns the exhibitors will continue to offer their wares. I think the gun shows promoters could not care less who exhibits.

The answer is much like merchants that do not allow guns. Don't go and don't buy. That is the best response -- no support.

I attend some Roanoke and Salem Va shows for the simple reason -- the VCDL needs people to man their booth -- so I volunteer. However, admission for exhibitors is free.
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The one and only gun show we have here is the same ol recurring show every two months - same vendors with the same stuff. The big gun shops bring their inventory and you get to pay to park and pay to get in to see the same inventory you can see in their stores for free.
Same story around here. Same vendors, same inflated prices. The first two times were fun when it was "new" to me. Now not really sure if a $2-3 admission would lure me in. Its $7-8 at most shows here.
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Have been to both kinds. The kind where you would swear it is a Ginzoo knife show and a real live gun show. Best display of Colt snake guns I saw early last year and cheapest knives I swear were made out of old soda cans was at a local one. They are still fun if you go for the entertainment factor alone.
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I haven't been to a show in quite awhile. The last few I attended didn't have what I was looking for and the prices on everything were generally high. If you're not going to find a good deal at a show, then there is no point on attending them except but to meet new people.
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gun shows are hit and miss some great others stinky
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I didn't see much at the show Sunday that I was looking for except for a Kel Tec PMR 30 but it would have cost me $500 even with the small discount the guy offered since the show was ending. I passed, as I knew I could find some cheaper online. My buddy grabbed a couple of items for his AR but otherwise there weren't any great deals to snag.
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