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Astoria Gun And Knife Show June 30th-July1st!

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by CWI guy, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. CWI guy

    CWI guy Portland Member

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    This is Collectors West Astoria gun show for 2012! The Clatsop Co Fairgrounds is located at 92937 Walluski Loop. We have a lot of new local vendors and over 100 tables in the hall. Show hours are Sat 9-5 Sun 10-3, Admission is $6 kids 12 and under free with adult.
     
  2. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    thanks
     
  3. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I was thinking about heading to the beach to pick up a stainless clam gun............now it looks like I HAVE to go.
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Wish I could go.
    There aren't too many shows at the beach!!
     
  5. SlickJoeSD

    SlickJoeSD Astoria, OR Member

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    It was a FAIL..... I was going to buy some steel targets (2 of them totaling $75), I only had card and not enough cash. I know it is normal practice to charge 3% for card, but I asked the guy if he will give me a military discount, and just give me 3 % off, He said no. I said never mind then. So I guess he would rather have no sale then $75.00. Well I guess you can just keep them! All over $2.25, I guess his business is just doing that well!
     
  6. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    He's a fool who knows nothing about people or making money. He also is a sorry soul for having no respect for people who serve our country.
    My $.02
     
  7. Outrider

    Outrider Oregon Active Member

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    The other way to look at it is that you were willing to mess up a $75 deal over $2.25. If you have to drive anywhere else to get steel targets that are the same or similar, you're going blow at least $2.25 in gas and having to make an extra trip is going to eat up more of your time.

    Another thing you are failing to take into consideration is what his profit margins are. Granted you were looking at steel targets that the vendor might have made himself so he might have more room to move on price, but for a lot of shooting accessories the profit margins are small, like 10% - 15%. If you ask a vendor to absorb a 3% on the entire purchase price, you are in essence asking the person to give up a significant chunk of his already tight profit margin. If the guy is only going to make $8 on the sale and you ask him to give up another $2.25 so you can pay with a credit card (something that essentially is a convenience for you and added cost and risk for him), your request can be viewed as being unreasonable.
     
  8. SlickJoeSD

    SlickJoeSD Astoria, OR Member

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    Just the attitude that he had wasn't worth my time nor money. I didn't need the targets, and honestly they wasted more then $2.25 just being in Astoria. Also I found them online for the same price including shipping.... I think he is making more then 10-15%. USUALLY retail marks up product 50%. Now I know not all do, but I am sure he is making more then 15% on some steel. Like I said before his business must be doing great. These are hard times, and if 2.25 was going to make or break a deal i would take the 2.25 hit for a military member. Its not a convenience for me its normal life for millions of people a day ,checks and cash are seen less every day. I do not write any checks, I feel you should be charged to use checks. Its like saying that the gas water and electric people can change what ever they want, you don't absolutely need it.... Just my 2 cents.
     
  9. Akathepriest

    Akathepriest Astoria, OR Active Member

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    Now we just need to get another 2.23 out of you. ;)
     
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  10. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I hit the show since we were in the area. Not bad for a smaller show. Snagged a target to go with my other. They are a lot of fun at the range. Sorry to hear about the above poster's experience. Thanks for your service. Not every dealer gives military discounts. You asked and were told no. Don't see where you needed to rant on it.