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Posted: 1/6/2006 11:00:51 PM EDT
GUNSHOW
I am going to the Conrad and Dowdell gunshow in Media Ohio on the 22 of jan. It is my first gunshow, I have avoided them in the past because of the articles and posts that I have read, so what scams should I look out for, if any?
Thanks
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Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:02:07 PM EDT
Just watch what you buy. I've seen some really good deals, and really bad rip-offs at gunshows.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:04:37 PM EDT
Don't forget to buy a Beanie Baby and jerky from the 400 lb
ex Navy Seal.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:41:42 PM EDT
Most of the gunshows that I've been to in Calif, many of the guns are over-priced and emperat caveator(latin for "buyer beware" is the watchword, ie be sure of the prices) and know what you're buying especially the used stuff, and to a lesser extent the new stuff. Typical stuff that I buy gun shows is powder & primers, and bullets because I'm a reloader, cleaning supplies, miscellaneous acessories, magazines.

I usually bring my own food and drink because I hate standing in line and paying the outrageous prices.

If you plan to haggle bit, I would bring some cash in $1s, $5s, $10s, & $20s so that you can pay the vendors very close to the price you haggled for.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:44:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
Most of the gunshows that I've been to in Calif, many of the guns are over-priced and emperat caveator(latin for "buyer beware" is the watchword, ie be sure of the prices) and know what you're buying especially the used stuff, and to a lesser extent the new stuff. Typical stuff that I buy gun shows is powder & primers, and bullets because I'm a reloader, cleaning supplies, miscellaneous acessories, magazines.

I usually bring my own food and drink because I hate standing in line and paying the outrageous prices.

If you plan to haggle bit, I would bring some cash in $1s, $5s, $10s, & $20s so that you can pay the vendors very close to the price you haggled for.

Man, you speak Latin real good.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:49:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 44Punk:

Originally Posted By warlord:
Most of the gunshows that I've been to in Calif, many of the guns are over-priced and emperat caveator(latin for "buyer beware" is the watchword, ie be sure of the prices) and know what you're buying especially the used stuff, and to a lesser extent the new stuff. Typical stuff that I buy gun shows is powder & primers, and bullets because I'm a reloader, cleaning supplies, miscellaneous acessories, magazines.

I usually bring my own food and drink because I hate standing in line and paying the outrageous prices.

If you plan to haggle bit, I would bring some cash in $1s, $5s, $10s, & $20s so that you can pay the vendors very close to the price you haggled for.

Man, you speak Latin real good.



Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:50:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Morbid_Icon:
GUNSHOW
I am going to the Conrad and Dowdell gunshow in Media Ohio on the 22 of jan. It is my first gunshow, I have avoided them in the past because of the articles and posts that I have read, so what scams should I look out for, if any?
Thanks
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I went to my first gunshow in 1969 at the Barberton Armory with my Dad. Guy's have been bitching about the same things since then. Unless they are giving away guns at the door, people just aren't going to be happy.

Rule number one is, never sell a gun to a dealer at a gunshow. He will break it off in your ass.

Rule number two is, never ask for an appraisal from a dealer at a gunshow. He will low ball you and try to break it off in your ass.

Rule number three is, never buy a used gun from a dealer at a gunshow. He will break it off in your ass.

Rule number four is, if a dealer at a gunshow can find a way to break it off in your ass, he will.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:25:31 AM EDT
Just use common sense, and enjoy yourself, you'll have a great time
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:38:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By copdills:
Just use common sense, and enjoy yourself, you'll have a great time

In other words:

Buy ammo!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 3:18:42 AM EDT
Take lots of money with you!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 3:42:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 3:44:42 AM EDT by chips]
common sense... if you want to buy a firearm, know which one you want before you go and know what it's worth. that way you won't get ripped off if you happen to come across that particular gun there.

i've seen some absolutely rediculous prices at gun shows... used maverick 88's going for over $300 when i can get them brand new for $130. what get's me even more is when i see people buying this overpriced shit.


in the last 5 or 6 shows i've gone to, i've purchased a total of two magazines, one knife, a couple ammo cans, and one "brass knuckle shaped paper weight". the only reason i really go is to kill a couple hours... i guess that's worth the $5 admission price.


ETA: i almost forgot about my nagant that came from a gun show down here. you can usually find surplus rifles that are in good condition for a low price.
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