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    Quote Originally Posted by SideShow Bob View Post
    You can only charge so much before people quit paying for the privilege of buying overpriced merchandise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SideShow Bob View Post
    Aw, come on now, it’s been at least a year since they had one. They are doing pretty good in that Dept. But the raising of the entry fee and table prices is what is going to kill them. You can only charge so much before people quit paying for the privilege of buying overpriced merchandise.
    I see it more as an entry fee to a gun museum or library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric P View Post
    I see it more as an entry fee to a gun museum or library.
    This^^ I usually go with the main intention of looking around. Lots of cool stuff usually

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    I haven't bought any actual guns at a gun show since the Crossroads show out at the hotel in Aurora...Most often, I see them at $retail++, and I can find better deals at the LGS, with a far lower "yayhoo factor"...
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    Yep. The gun shows around here are pretty lame. Not sure I?ve ever bought a firearm at a show in Colorado. Bought almost exclusively from the gun shows in Houston back in the 1990?s and hardly bought from actual gun stores back then. Those shows had great selections, lots of hard to find stuff, and fairly decent prices.

    You can imagine my disappointment the first time I hit up one of the Denver shows.

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    I miss the good old days when gun shows were an event myself and several friends went to followed by a good lunch together and laughs. And usually at least one of us found a good deal that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StagLefty View Post
    I miss the good old days when gun shows were an event myself and several friends went to followed by a good lunch together and laughs. And usually at least one of us found a good deal that day.
    You can still do that, but the laughs are at the show and the good deals are at Denny's.
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    The shows they had at the Astro Hall (next to the Astrodome) were so big you almost had to go both days to see everything. Even the shows at the George R. Brown convention center were way better than the Tanner shows. There was a smaller show in Spring, Texas that I think they had once a month and I could always find cool stuff and great deals there.

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    The 90's shows were way better here too. Tons of ex-LEO wheelguns, cool military surplus, and fewer stupid laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crays View Post
    You are correct Richard. I was holding back on his identifying info until I found out if that was who brutal was talking about.

    Quick side story. I did one gun show a year (in my home town) from 2010 - 2016, when they stopped having it. It was a decent small town show, $25 tables and my parents still live there. My dad enjoyed working the tables with me, and I got to see a lot of folks from my earlier years over the course of the shows. In 2010 (my first time "behind" the tables) Eldon and his wife set up at the same show. I had amassed a sizable cache of ammo prior to the show just before things really started to go south. Much to my surprise, about mid-day Saturday Eldon stopped by my single table and inquired about my set-up, inventory, pricing, etc. He ended up writing me a check for around $900 and put a nice dent in my table. A nice guy that was a pleasure to deal with, and I must say I do believe that that firmly convinced me that I wold go back the next year and do 2 tables.

    Kind of rambling on, but that's my gun show story as it relates to Eldon.
    Eldon is alright. I always enjoy talking to him. a couple years ago he had a 3 inch Smith 66-2 that I was looking at and stupidly put back b/c I was looking for something else. My friend got it for a really good price, I still kick myself for not grabbing it.

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