Originally Posted by fastline
I was just curious if gun shows are really a place to find a deal or if everything sells for market value? We have one common this weekend but I have been to several and never even bought a hot dog... Ie, do you guys end up buying at shows?
gun shows are typically a huge waste of time unless you want to see some harder to find samples in real life before buying. i like to go just to watch the tin foil hat cowd i find idiocy amusing. sometimes i buy things if someone has a super deal on a hard to find item.
ive bought several rifles and sold some unwanted guns there. rifles i buy at shows are usually ones i buy well under market i got my ruger 44 carbine at one for 200$ guy claimed it was broken asking 250 i offered 200 he took it. took it home cleaned it and worked perfectly.
i dont think he ever cleaned the poor thing.
got my cz550 in 458 lott at a show for 325$ from guy that didnt like the recoil.
just depends on luck. plus you REALLLLLLY need to know what your looking at. its easy to get ripped off at one.
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