Bob and Rocco gun shows
Don't worry, you will not see me post again. This site is now like the rest in my book.
By the way, I went there with well over 2k cash in hand and spent more on lunch then on the products for sale..... I just hope everyone else was as lucky as me (or smart however you want to look at it)...
Consider any "overpayment" as a valuable life lesson. But if the only lesson you've learned is that you won't attend this show because some vendors have an asking price that is higher than market price, you'll probably just go someplace else and pay too much. Know what you want, what it's worth, and what you're willing to spend before you buy....that should be the lesson learned.
There is lots of neat stuff at the shows, and just to be around that many guns and gun fans does a person good.
By the way I've found some really unique stuff at some of the shows and they don't charge my S.O. to get in because she is of limited mobility (wheelchair).
If you think a garage sale, flea market, craigslist, LL trading post is some kind of free pass to the deal of the century ya get what ya get. I do agree that many of the prices are out of line, hence I attend few shows and rarely leave with any new acquisitions. Don't see how that's an indictment of anyone's character...its one guy charging more than I will spend and me not spending it.
Why the hell anyone would expect less in any purchase is beyond me. You can pay too much for a house, car, boat, you name it. Be savvy, be lucky, or get took is about all there is to it. To expect a promoter to foster price fixing is beyond ludicrous and would kill the whole spirit of it. It's your choice even if you want an empty Gallon of Whisky for $100 or a Hi Point 9 for $600. Wonder why the term "caveat emptor" was termed and why it has been a term for millennia?
Better for Rocco to do that than to become another Schmitty The Weather Dog, IMO. I've never been a fan of 4lb Pomeranians, too small to be considered a "real" dog in my world.
Sounds like Bob has established a pretty nice gig there, I read through the New Dealer form and it appears that Bob does what he can to identify good dealers for his show. If someone misrepresents himself on the application form, whaddyagonnado?
So if Bob can make a living in the firearms bidness and give back to the community by taking kids out hunting, I count that as a win for everyone. Everyone, that is, except the poor schmuck who overpays because he really has no idea what he's buying. For those guys, too bad, so sad!
That bugs me, think I'll have to take my complaint to the Gripe Site!