• Gun show admission

    From KU2S@TLCBBS to All on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:14:06
    One of the groups that runs gun shows in the is changing the way they charge admission. Instead of $5.00 or $6.00 per day, they now charge $9.00 for two days. On the face of it, I'm sure this looks like a bargain, but I only go
    to the show ONCE during the weekend. How many of you folks out there would
    or DO go to a show twice during the weekend?

    I just think it's a creative way for these show organizers to rip us off.
    It's not as if they're adding vendors that you won't see the first time you
    go to the show...

    Anyway, venting a bit, and wondering how many others think this is a clever rip-off scheme....

    73 de KU2S

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  • From Knightmare@P99BBS to KU2S on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 02:23:46
    Re: Gun show admission
    By: KU2S to All on Mon Jan 30 2017 11:14 am

    One of the groups that runs gun shows in the is changing the way they charge admission. Instead of $5.00 or $6.00 per day, they now charge $9.00 for two days. On the face of it, I'm sure this looks like a bargain, but I only go to the show ONCE during the weekend. How many of you folks out there would or DO go to a show twice during the weekend?
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    Sounds like a scam to me. I only go on Saturday, or Sunday depending who the vendors are. They don't like to re-pack, so tey drop price really well sometimes.

    But yea, 1 of the days, rarely both.

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  • From Immortal@LIGHT to KU2S on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:46:00
    On 01/30/17, KU2S said the following...

    One of the groups that runs gun shows in the is changing the way they charge admission. Instead of $5.00 or $6.00 per day, they now charge $9.00 for two days. On the face of it, I'm sure this looks like a bargain, but I only go to the show ONCE during the weekend. How many of you folks out there would or DO go to a show twice during the weekend?

    I just think it's a creative way for these show organizers to rip us off. It's not as if they're adding vendors that you won't see the first time you go to the show...

    Anyway, venting a bit, and wondering how many others think this is a clever rip-off scheme....

    Sounds like a rip to me. I have always just gone one day.

    Immortal

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  • From KU2S@TLCBBS to Knightmare on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:48:04
    Re: Gun show admission
    By: KU2S to All on Mon Jan 30 2017 11:14 am

    One of the groups that runs gun shows in the is changing the way
    they
    charge admission. Instead of $5.00 or $6.00 per day, they now
    charge
    $9.00 for two days. On the face of it, I'm sure this looks like a bargain, but I only go to the show ONCE during the weekend. How
    many of
    you folks out there would or DO go to a show twice during the
    weekend?
    -+-
    Sounds like a scam to me. I only go on Saturday, or Sunday depending
    who the
    vendors are. They don't like to re-pack, so tey drop price really well sometimes.

    But yea, 1 of the days, rarely both.

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    That's what I figured. I guess if you're local going both days isn't a
    hassle, and might be a bargain, but if you have to drive 40 or 50 miles
    to get to the show, it's pretty much a one day event in my mind...

    73 de KU2S

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  • From Dumas Walker@CAPCITY2 to Knightmare on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 18:17:00
    One of the groups that runs gun shows in the is changing the way they charge admission. Instead of $5.00 or $6.00 per day, they now charge $9.00 for two days. On the face of it, I'm sure this looks like a bargain, but I only go to the show ONCE during the weekend. How many of you folks out there would or DO go to a show twice during the weekend?
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    Sounds like a scam to me. I only go on Saturday, or Sunday depending
    who the vendors are. They don't like to re-pack, so tey drop price
    really well sometimes.

    There are other types of shows and conventions that do that also, and have
    for years. Unless there is some form of entertainment or guest speakers that will only be there on one day or the other, I would not likely go both days, either.



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  • From Knightmare@P99BBS to Dumas Walker on Sunday, February 05, 2017 00:49:45
    Re: Re: Gun show admission
    By: Dumas Walker to Knightmare on Tue Jan 31 2017 06:17 pm

    There are other types of shows and conventions that do that also, and have for years. Unless there is some form of entertainment or guest speakers that will only be there on one day or the other, I would not likely go both days, either.
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    I miss the days of the PC Expos... Those events I'd buy a 'twicket' and go both days. But back then you could actually make a profit in building a custom PC.

    Those days are long gone... :(

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  • From KU2S@TLCBBS to Knightmare on Monday, February 06, 2017 14:30:09
    Re: Re: Gun show admission
    By: Dumas Walker to Knightmare on Tue Jan 31 2017 06:17 pm

    There are other types of shows and conventions that do that also,
    and
    have for years. Unless there is some form of entertainment or
    guest
    speakers that will only be there on one day or the other, I would
    not
    likely go both days, either.
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    I miss the days of the PC Expos... Those events I'd buy a 'twicket'
    and go
    both days. But back then you could actually make a profit in building
    a
    custom PC.

    Those days are long gone... :(

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    Peter Trapp used to run a lot of shows in New York. Used to go once a
    month, gather parts even if I didn't have a build scheduled. Guess he
    got into some sort of trouble, dropped off the scene with little or no
    warning. Would love to go to an old school computer show again!

    73 de KU2S

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  • From Knightmare@P99BBS to KU2S on Monday, February 06, 2017 21:32:28
    Re: Re: Gun show admission
    By: KU2S to Knightmare on Mon Feb 06 2017 02:30 pm

    Peter Trapp used to run a lot of shows in New York. Used to go once a month, gather parts even if I didn't have a build scheduled. Guess he
    got into some sort of trouble, dropped off the scene with little or no warning. Would love to go to an old school computer show again!
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    Yea - wasn't his last outing around October of 2005 in upstate NY? Novemner or October, I can't remember for the life of me.

    Yea, there was another promoter/company that did PA and OH too...

    Miss going there - it was like a geek "coming out" party. You knew a friend was a closet geek, then you saw them at the show... LOL

    Good times!

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  • From KU2S@TLCBBS to Knightmare on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 15:35:39
    Re: Re: Gun show admission
    By: KU2S to Knightmare on Mon Feb 06 2017 02:30 pm

    Peter Trapp used to run a lot of shows in New York. Used to go once
    a
    month, gather parts even if I didn't have a build scheduled. Guess
    he
    got into some sort of trouble, dropped off the scene with little or
    no
    warning. Would love to go to an old school computer show again!
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    Yea - wasn't his last outing around October of 2005 in upstate NY?
    Novemner
    or October, I can't remember for the life of me.

    Yea, there was another promoter/company that did PA and OH too...

    Miss going there - it was like a geek "coming out" party. You knew a
    friend
    was a closet geek, then you saw them at the show... LOL

    Good times!

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    Yeah, I think the last time I saw one of his shows advertised was around
    that time. We used to go up in an old Chevy Suburban and fill the damned
    thing up. Those were the days alright. Nothing like that to be seen
    around these days....

    73 de KU2S

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