Just left the post falls idaho gun show

I remember being at the PDX Rose City gun show and I overheard two off duty LEOs were talking...one was trying to sell his HK USP 40 compact for $350 to his bud with no luck. So I asked if I could buy it...handed him the cash, put it in my backpack and continued on with the show. Ahh the good old days before the ‘tards ruined everything.
 
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Y’all remember how nice the Cow Palace Gun Show in Brisbane/South San Fran used to be? What the hell happened to CA??!! Now I deliver to a lumber yard in Brisbane with the Cow Palace as the back drop and remember what used to be.
 
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The show in Vancouver WA has gone to hell.
1-2 big dealers charging 40% or more above reality.
The only thing I got from the last show was that it allowed me to handle a CZ RAMI and a CZ PCR side-by-side so I was able to decide which one to buy from a local gun shop. I paid $629 for the PCR. The dealer at the gun show was asking $900. He was also asking $1,300 for a Henry Big Boy Rifle, Color Case Hardened in 44 mag.

Between parking and admission I paid $18 before I even walked in the door.

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The show in Vancouver WA has gone to hell.
1-2 big dealers charging 40% or more above reality.
The only thing I got from the last show was that it allowed me to handle a CZ RAMI and a CZ PCR side-by-side so I was able to decide which one to buy from a local gun shop.


Unfortunately, the markups aren't anything new. There are a lot of shows I used to go to for the sole purpose of handling hard to find guns that I was interested in and to see what other individuals had brought to sell. The tables were all markups for the uninformed or hobby crafts
 

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