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I know people are responsible for their own purchasing decions...but

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mpperales, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was at the show in Clark County today...a wasted $8 unless you wanted Chinese "tacticool" gear, Samurai swords, or wasabi peanuts...

    I came to a table where a guy has a Glock 17 Gen 2. Beat to hell and back Gen 2. LOTS of frame and slide wear. One mag and no box. He was asking $500.00 and a guy was about to buy it after being told how hard Glocks are to find...(Gen 3's are $499 at NW Armory and they have a TON of them) and how this was a steal at $500.00 because Glocks go for about $750.00 new "if you can find them.."

    Buyer beware I guess. No scruples I know for sure.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'll wait for the Gen 15.. by then they'll for sure have perfected it.
     
  3. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Cocaine is a hell of a drug lol I would have passed out from laughing at the guy trying to sell his POS Glock for $500 lol. What is wrong with people now days?
     
  4. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    A fool and his money are soon parted...
     
  5. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    You have more faith than I do.
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    A shop in Bend has more used Glocks than they know what to do with. I ALMOST offered them $300 for a nice G-17 they had only because a cousin of mine wants one. I am sure they will take it.
     
  7. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    Ya, what a great show..... not!
     
  8. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Seems like over the last few years gun shows have sucked.
     
  9. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    The last Falcon show in Port Angeles a dealer sold a young lady who didn't have a clue a pos 38 rg for the price of a S&W. Her father came back the next day and demanded a refund which was refused. The deal was so bad that dealers at the next tables trash talked the seller but he wouldn't budge. Gun shows are now the biggest den of thieves you will enter.
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What goes around comes around. sounds like a real scumbag
     
  11. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Cocaine is a hell of a drug! Where is the white leather couch and muddy boots. I hate gun shows.
     
  12. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Like it or not I have seen a direct correlation between the increase of interest in guns as defensive/survival and the decline in the quality of gun shows. It used to be gun shows were more diverse with a lot of the interest in hunting, sporting and target shooting and resulting in many vendors having a variety of 'traditional' guns and related items on display with the AR & AK vendors there but not with any dominance. Now it seems the 'traditional' aspect of gunshows has been replaced with this new interest and direction and quite frankly I miss the 'old days' of gunshows and find this new direction somewhat disturbing a not what I consider a good 'sign'.
     
  13. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Dang, I really have been wanting wasabi peanuts, no kidding. In my opinion Gun shows were boring before AK's and AR's, all about what you're interested in. I can look at 500 hunting rifles and sporting shotguns and they all seem the same to me, I'm just now getting more into bolt guns and the differences. I don't see what's disturbing about people being interested in AK's and AR's... Except if they buy the old Chinese AK I'm hunting for currently
     
  14. Beagle

    Beagle Puyallup WA Member

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    i'm thinking it would be interesting to have a 80/20 rule at just one show to see what it would be like. 80% metal 20% plastic wood not counting in either category. just a thought lol.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I'm tired of coming home from gun shows after paying $10 at the door to look at overpriced ammo, accessories, and overpriced guns and nothing to show for it. I figure when the tide turns, if it ever does, word will get out that they are worth going to again.
     
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When or if bulk ammo at a reasonable price reappears at gun shows so will I!
     
  17. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    There isn't much to be made for a Promoter with table costs, it's the head count/admission where they make their money (+ parking at some shows). Stop going and both Promoter and Table Gouger will be forced to adapt or die.
     
  18. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    At most of the gun shows I've gone to lately the prices on used guns have been ridiculous. Generic used 10-22's are almost always priced higher than you can buy a new one at BiMart for some reason. When we go to shows we're looking for certain guns that I collect and know more than a little about, when the price is way out of line I usually ask about it just for the bs story that's sure to follow.
     
  19. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    And now you know why I think all gun shows these days are complete bovine scatology.
     
  20. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Pays to know prices before buying at a show or anywhere else for that matter. Can't place the blame anywhere else but the buyer in his case.