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More gun show BS

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mr White, May 8, 2007.

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  1. Mr White

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    This one takes the cake.

    I was at a small show on Sunday. A guy had a table set up with a bunch of ammo. Mostly obscure and old stuff. He did have some newer stuff there but it was way overpriced. He had about 20 boxes of Federal Gold Match, .223, 69gr SMK for $38/ea. I was looking at them shaking my head at the price. He told me that I 'd better stock up on .223 because he just got a letter last week that the federal government was about to outlaw the sale of .223 ammunition and that once the current stocks are gone, there will be no more available, ever.

    How stupid do some people think we gun owners are???
     
  2. Lonestar49

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    There's a Sucker born every minute..

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    Sales-people, snake charmers, Snake-oil salesmen, etc., have no morals, except for what-will put money in their pockets, by any means, and they are abound in numbers within our society..

    Old saying ~ A fool and his money soon part ~


    LS :mad:
     
  3. Mannix

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    Apparently quite stupid. Though I would suspect he only got sales from people who were there for the first time, as most knowledgeable gun owners aren't that gullible.
     
  4. Deanimator

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    That letter from Dennis Kucinich will really be valuable some day! :neener:
     
  5. 1 old 0311

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    I heard the same thing about 7.62x39 three years ago:what:
     
  6. kingpin008

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    Shoulda told him that you got the same letter, and it's ok because you just bought a Dillon 550 and enough brass, bullets & powder to keep ya busy until the rapture at a table down the way. Wish him good luck anyway, wait a sec to catch the stunned look on his face when he realizes you suckered him, then go on about your business.

    :D :D :D
     
  7. genxsis

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    I think I've just been to my last gun show in a long time. I was told all kinds of BS, such as the price of ammo has doubled, and that MY guns are too "common" to fetch a decent price. And to think I had to pay admission to put up with that! :eek:
     
  8. Sistema1927

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    I hate to say it, but we don't need the anti's and the government to shut down gun shows. We are doing a good enough job on our own. I haven't been to a gun show in about 5 years. I don't think that I have missed anything.

    The last one that I attended sold more non-gun "crap" and other assorted garbage. The guns that were there were way overpriced or in lousy shape, or both, and ammo prices were outrageous.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    I go to every show that comes to town, but mostly gone are the days of decent deals and nice people to deal with as the norm. The BS foks have tripled it seems. It used to be where there were a couple of J***A**'s or liars I would avoid, now they are the norm, at least here in Montgomery, Alabama. Your stuff is junk, their junk is way overpriced, etc. There are still some good guys left, but they are not the norm anymore. :)
     
  10. RIDE

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    There are a few deals in gun shows that make them worth attending IMO... I went to a show a few weeks ago... I found a guy with a sign pinned to his back that said "Ammo for sale"... I asked him about .223/5.56... He said he had 1 sealed case (1,000 rds.) left of Serbian made Privi Partisan 5.56... he sold it to me for $200. I wish he had more than just the 1 case.
     
  11. DoubleTapDrew

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    I got tired of leaving gun shows disappointed shaking my head and $12 poorer for admission and parking.

    Maybe he'll go home smiling and tell his wife he suckered someone into paying $1900 for a case of .223. :fire:
     
  12. Sniper X

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    There are two big shows here in NM, actually in Albuquerque twice or three times a year, and they are now about half gun sales, and half related BS. I go for parts for ARs, and to see if I can still pick up the occosainal good deal on yet another 1911. Now more and more I see guys with crap on the table, at twice the price it should be, and usually at about that of Sportsmans warehouse is for a new one of the same thing. And if you try to talk them down or tell them how overpriced their stuff is they get all hot and act stupid.


    About the only thing I buy now at gunshows is stickers if funny, or T shiirts the shops don;' carry. They are a good place to carry in a clean firearm you want to seell though, eveyrone there is looking for a deal on a nice clean un-beat and not overpriced deal. I sold a Winchester 1894 from 1969 that hadn't been shot since new for $650.00 without a box at the last one.
     
  13. El Tejon

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    Dealers believe gun owners are very, very stupid.:D

    Always a goofy gun show rumor going around. After many years in the gun culture you learn to ignore them. Remember the closed magazine Ruger Mini-14 gun show rumor?:D
     
  14. akodo

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    you probably make more money off the 1 sucker per 1000 than you would selling at an honest but small margin to the 50-100 of the 1000 who are legitimately interested in your wares
     
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    I just went to the Dixie gun and knife show in Raleigh and it was real nice. Not that many guns, but no big aholes or anybody, pretty good prices too.
     
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    Tell him that the ban on .223 happened three days before. "Check the BATFE website." Tell him he'd better put away his .223 before an undercover BAT-man nabs him.
     
  17. Gnarkill

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    Huge liar. Don't listen to any salesmen, ever. He was just selling his wares.
     
  18. CajunBass

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    What makes you think they were acting?

    I LOVE gun shows. I almost never buy anything, but I love to walk around, look at the stuff, watch the people. They're a hoot.

    I did buy a Makarov at one a couple of years ago, and my wife bought a carry purse, and a holster for her G-19 at the last one we went to. I would have bought a Mosin-Nagant but the salesman wouldn't stop talking to his buddy long enough to make the sale, so I just put my money back in my wallet and went home.
     
  19. hounddog

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    The gun shows I have been going to have been entertaining to say the least. Alot of overpriced stuff for the most part, but an occasional deal. Best deals come from those carrying guns around looking to trade. I am also amazed at some of the illegal stuff I have seen at gun shows. Unregistered AOW's primarily. One guy had a sleave insert for a "flare gun" to turn it into a single shot 45 Long colt. Also alot of pistols with drop down for grips. Cobray's chopped down to pistol configurations. Last one I went to, someone had on display and for sale, a Polish AK built from parts with a home built receiver. Lady behind the table wanted $800 for it. Tried to tell me that it was that much because they aren't importing these anymore. Kicker was the only american part on the gun was the FCG, so the parts count was way off. I informed her if the BATF came across this gun, they would trade her the gun for a little court summons.
     
  20. Zen21Tao

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    It has gotten to the point that when I do go to gun shows it is NOT to see what dealers at the show have to sell, but rather its to see what other visitors to the show have they want to sell.
     
  21. Mr White

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    This small show is kind of nice. Not too big or crowded, only 3$ admission, and a few decent people to talk to. I did manage to find a few decent deals:
    1# H4895 for $15, 1# 4064 for $14 and an RCBS bullet puller and 4 collets for $35. Plus, theres a dealer there who sells WWII stuff and old guns... lugers, old broomhandles, old Hi Powers, peacemakers, ... He knows his sh** and he'll talk your ear off with all kinds of good information w/o trying to sell you anything. He alone is worth the price of admission.
     
  22. qajaq59

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    I like to go to the shows occasionally just to see if one of the dealers is going to tell me to buy this ammo because the end of the world will be next Thursday and I should get a little shooting in before I turn to dust.

    I think that's the only line I haven't heard...... :)
     
  23. Dr. Dickie

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    Yeah, you hear the funniest things at gun shows.
    Good thing the internet is ripe with well informed, helpful, folks willing to quash unfounded rumors and set the record straight:neener:

    Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.
    Venturing outside of THR is scary:what:
    As far as .223, heck with the current prices they might as well ban it, who can afford the stuff?:banghead:
     
  24. Notch

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    I basical go to just plain old look at guns. I rarely even bring money. Its just a chance to see a huge ( compared t the local stores) amount of firearms in one place....
     
  25. possum

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    there is a gun shop up the road that tried to pull a similar one over on the customers, it was in the form of a computer type print out that said something to the effect that the fn five sevens weren't gonna be avaliable anymore. and in sharpie black on top it stated "we won't get anymore" or something to that effect. it is kinda funny i read over part of it and my buddy and me figured out real quick that it was bs. nice tactic but it dosen't work on me.
     
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