Best Non-FFL items you buy at the show.?

Kirk Freeman

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I'd have to agree that the selling of flea market type items has become too much a part of the gunshow.


That is what sells, so they have it for sale.

Max you can draw out of an ATM is $400, $100 for beer, so they have 300. They walk the show looking for something free but if not given something then they buy crap as a token that they were there. My mouth dropped as I saw it over and over and over again.

I rented tables in November 2018. It was a wonderful education. Guy behind me had fidget spinners and he sold out by Saturday afternoon and walked away.

I experienced it myself when I brought the collector grade stuff out of the safes. Nothing. Couple of older guys stopped to tell that they "used to have that gun" and then walked on. I put out the schmaltzy engraved knives that I got from like FNRA dinners or Smith & Wesson grips and there was a feeding frenzy. Crap sells, that is why it is there.


Usually I am a List Guy. The guy in the khakis with the half reading glasses and the checklist with the oversized messenger bag? Yeah, that's me. It was not until I rented tables that I learned why gun shows are flea markets now.
 

98cirrus

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The little Elkhart Gunslinger Show show was the same. Not enough guns and ammo. I think...don't know for sure....but i believe the guns are what attract people to come out. The show organizers need to seriously address the issue. Perhaps incentivize the "GUN" tables. Just an idea? At the same time we are hearing about people waiting hours to just get inside some shows?? Go figure. So MERGATROID, if you don't mind me asking, why don't you want to work with guns at the show? Have you tried it before?
 
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