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cruised the Albany gun show yesterday.WOW

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Throckmorton, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    1ST time going there,shot the cowboy match at ARPC,Then hit the show.Only had 2 hours before closing,and just barely made it to the last row in time.I had no idea they put on such a great show !
    picked up my 1st ever marlin model 60 with scope,used but extra clean looing,for 110.00 OTD.
    One fella mentioned that the Lion's put one on in Jan? he said was really good also.
    note to self; take more money next time.:cool:
     
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  2. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    Do gun shows have big enough discounts and variety to make them worth travelling too or is it just a larger gun store? Buying firearms second hand tends to get my blood boiling. Someone buys a pistol for 500 bucks, shoots 400 rounds through it, wears it everyday for a year and drops it 30 times then slaps a price tag of 485 on it because it comes with an extra mag and some cheap Russian ammo! Gimme a break nothing beats opening up ANYTHING but especially a gun brand new
     
  3. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    <Completely off topic to the OP> Why? Because people dont sell things for the price you think they are worth?
     
  4. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    Did someone recently complain about a price you had on something, or do your dockers tend to get tight whenever a chance to argue arises?
     
  5. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    The contemporary gun manufacturers have done their work well. Many people these days are OK with stained ash stocks with stamped checkering, stamped sheet metal parts, plastic or pot metal bottom hardware, and matte finishes on barrels and receivers. I recently paid the same price for a used Marlin 336C as Bi-Mart was asking for a new one, and I was thrilled to do so. I got a high gloss, deep finish bluing job, walnut stocks, hand cut checkering, and all steel billet parts, none of which would be present on a new rifle of the same make and model.
     
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  6. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    As a seller, of course my price would be high. You, as a buyer, can counter offer or move on.

    But I see no reason to be emotional about a failed negotiation.
     
  7. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Another great show and good time. Hope to make the next one in Albany.
     
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The prices can be a little high at the shows but every once in a while you find a great deal.Plus you always get to see a ton of cool stuff you won't see at a normal gun store.
    And I haven't ever met a seller who wasn't a horse trader,so you can always work on the prices
    The guys this weekend weren't selling much

    But our 3 shows up here are fun.All the locals come buy.Great way to meet other local shooters.

    Oh the accessories!! There isn't or I should say I have never seen any store that carries as many accessories as you will see at a show
     
  9. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I think the Albany show is the best in the whole Willamette valley, including PDX. I also like the Rickreall show.
     
  10. nubus

    nubus Guest

    There's another Albany show put on by Wes Knodel November 5-6.
    I'll be there, that alone should drive attendance down!
    Looking forward to seeing a new venue.
     
  11. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Gun show prices are "Suggested" from what I've found. If I can't get a price I like I move on. Besides think of the gas you save by having a bunch of gun stores all under one roof.
     
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  12. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they figure people will haggle so there is some wiggle room on the prices. If someone doesn't, they just make more money.
     
  13. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    maybe, I was at one in Portland a while back, and I asked a few if they were firm on the price, and most of them gave me this sarcastic" yeah I can move the price, up"..
    Probably cause Im young. but its still kinda dumb
     
  14. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    Don't ask if they are firm, just offer less and watch their expression and what line they feed ya. Easy enough to read.
    Bottom line (still making some money) is generally below the sticker price.


    for what it's worth I heard the show was a slow sell either way for the vendors this weekend.
     
  15. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Rickreal and Albany are the only good shows in the valley.
     
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  16. sdlsaginaw

    sdlsaginaw Oregon Active Member

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    It was a great show! Ended up walking out with a bolt action .410 that, while I overpaid for it, was exactly what I wanted. After going to the Eugene show a couple weeks earlier, I'll never go to that one again. More expensive, much smaller, terrible selection, total waste of $6. With my NRA discount, the Albany show was only $4 for 2-3 times the size and a fantastic selection.
     
  17. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    yep that'll do it.
     
  18. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Sunday was very slow compared to Saturday of the March show. Maybe 1/3rd the size of crowd vs. March show.
     
  19. BigDaddyDMD

    BigDaddyDMD Albany, OR Member

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    Spent a few hours there Saturday. Enjoyed the show, but didn't walk out the door with anything either.