Took in a Gun show this morning

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by SWO1, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    A small one in the next town over. I found exactly what I expected .... Stupid prices on .22 and most other ammo. Powder was scarce and $32 a pound, $25 if you got the 8 lb can. Guns WAYYYYYYYY over priced. I did buy $20 worth of raffle tickets form a combat vetrans group on a Springfield Match M-14. Drawing is in April. It was starting to snow when I left to go. 2 hours later on the way back SLICK roads, covered and packed. Two cars off in the ditch in the 22 miles to my house. Im in for the day, and probably the weekend. over an Inch on now, snowing kind of light but steady. Forecasted for 3-5" thru tonight.
     
  2. MattNH

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    I'm in for the day too. Unfortunately no gun show, but there is a local auction coming ip the end of March. Went to renew the kids passports. Oldest at age 17 was ok, 10 year renewal, not a minor. The other 2, aged 14 and 11, wife and I both must be there, had new pictures and current passports.

    Federal slug: No, you also must have their birth certificates.
    Me: But we have their passports, it's a renewal we had to provide birth certificates for the original passport.
    Federal slug: No, you also must have their birth cerificates.
    Me: Here, I have copies of their birth certificates in secure cloud storage, look at my phone.
    Federal slug: No, you must have their ORIGINAL birth certificates.
    Me: Show me on this instruction form for renewals where it says you need to bring the original birth certificate when renewing for a minor.
    Federal slug: No.

    It doesn't say anywhere on the form to bring original birth certificates for a renewal for a child. So now we have to go back next Saturday morning.
     

  3. SWO1

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    1515 still snowing steady. Up over 2" now. I did some Arts and Crafts a-while ago. Took some 2" cotton bore patches and using my wifes fabric cutting board turned them into 1" squares for the .22s. Now to figure out what to do till Tuesday when it is supposed to rain. 60s Wends and thunder storms. Back to 28 Thursday.
     

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  4. MattNH

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    Very peaceful looking picture. I spent the afternoon helping the 17 year old with AP Calculus. I haven't had to do that in about 15 years. I did have to google what the derivative of arcsin(x) is.
     
  5. greyhawk50

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    Your forecast is about the same as ours. Should be fun getting to church tomorrow. Bumb leg and all. Y'all be safe. We still have about 4" from the last snow.
     
  6. SWO1

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    Internet went out about 1800 last night. I knew the dish was caked over. Waited till this morning to get out. Screwed a broom to the end of a 8' 2X4 and cleared it and the TV dish off. As you can see, back on now. Maybe some more today ..... :(
     
  7. SHOOTER13

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    Here in Pennsylvania...

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  8. greyhawk50

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    I'm not apposed to free interprize, but.
    It is my opinion that Gun Shop Dealers have seriously hurt gun shows.
    In the beginning, gun shows were mostly private owners that enjoyed buying, selling and trading their guns and accessories. Then dealers seen that more people would pass by their table in one weekend than would visit their shop in a whole month. Thus began inflated prices and improved profits. Granted, they have a right to be there.
    Very, very seldom do I buy a gun from a dealer at a gun show. I would rather support my LGS owner. Mostly, I prefer to avoid the paper work and the sales tax by buying from a private owner.
    JMHO
    One can argue that a gun may be stolen but even a gun shop can have that happen. If you frequent the gun shows, you soon get to know and trust the private owners at the tables.
    My favorite gun show near me was originally started by the Tri County Gun Collectors Assoc.. It's still about 40% private owners. Usually 1 or 2 tables ea. where the dealers rent 3 or 4 tables. But hey, it's still fun to look.
     
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  9. Bucky

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    Problem is two fold
    1) The dealers work on "compulsive buying", and the fact that most people don't know prices.

    2) The "stands" are most likely overpriced.
    Some prices put out there are $6,000 per stand, for 4 days, and the stands are not that big. Then add "labor costs", and everything skyrockets.
    Remember, the Dealers have to recover the costs, which are put directly onto the Products

    I never buy at Shows, just take in what's available
     
  10. greyhawk50

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    Not sure but I believe the TCGCA charges $15 per table for the weekend plus you have to be a member. The gun show is at the Fair Grounds. One thing is they have to load a truck/trailer, unload, set-up, tear down, load and unload again back at their shop. I guess time is money. It's a lot of work.
    One good thing about the dealers; they bring in ammo, powder, bullets and loading supplies that the private collectors don't have. Also holster along with other accessories.
     
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  11. 28Shooter

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    I think you're right Grey, the dealers have hurt the gun shows. I really do miss the small local shows.