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    I went to the Taylor Gun Show yesterday.
    I didn't have to pay for parking.
    And I didn't have to disarm or answer any stupid questions about being armed either.
    Got a half dozen new 15 round clips for my 30 cal Enforcer at a great price. And a BFA for a buck.
    I don't bother going to Novi anymore.
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    For those complaining about parking, you must not go Downtown very often. The parking price for some events is ridiculous ( $40-$80 ). Of course the price is going up, look around, everything is costing more. Ain't nothing going to be costing less. I still enjoy going occasionally, but do more sightseeing than buying. It is what it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CV67PAT View Post
    I went to the Taylor Gun Show yesterday.
    I didn't have to pay for parking.
    And I didn't have to disarm or answer any stupid questions about being armed either.
    Got a half dozen new 15 round clips for my 30 cal Enforcer at a great price. And a BFA for a buck.
    I don't bother going to Novi anymore.
    I also went to the Taylor show yesterday. It was very small compared to the Novi show (but way bigger than the last Oxford VFW show), but the dealers were not too busy to talk to you. Several said that Suburban also raised prices on dealer table rentals. I did spend a few bucks on gun stuff I really didn't need, but it was still a way to look at gun stuff for cheap. I go downtown often, but that is a completely different situation. I usually park for cheap or free when I go down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by costanza View Post
    I also went to the Taylor show yesterday. It was very small compared to the Novi show (but way bigger than the last Oxford VFW show), but the dealers were not too busy to talk to you. Several said that Suburban also raised prices on dealer table rentals. I did spend a few bucks on gun stuff I really didn't need, but it was still a way to look at gun stuff for cheap.
    I live close enough to the Taylor show I go on Friday ( catch the early setup & possible deal ) and then if I have time on Saturday or Sunday I might go back. I like the Saline show and even though its a 25 minute drive I like to browse the tables. Its not as big a the Taylor show but has more private sellers which I like as they sometimes are willing to deal on their items.

    I don't consider this penny-pinching an expensive hobby. I used to go to Ham Radio swaps all the time and that is not a cheap hobby in any sort. But you could pickup stuff you needed without mail ordering. Hell the Dayton Hamfest is a 3 day event and is not cheap either but well worth the travel and hotel costs to find items of value.

    Of course you can stay home, order pretty much everything you need online even at Amazon and other websites. But you miss the interactions of other buyers, the sellers and I am amazed as things I learn from other enthusiasts at a live show.
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    I stopped going after it became like a flea market. The last time I went there were books, eyeglass cleaner, army surplus, t-shirts, laboratory, glassware, humerus signs, someone selling windows among other items not related to guns. At less 40% of the tables were other than gun related. When it takes me longer to drive to the show then to walk through and see everything I interested in, then having to pay $20 just to get in it’s not worth it. I’m sorry I also don’t like to have to pay to get in to buy something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkanalos View Post
    For those complaining about parking, you must not go Downtown very often. The parking price for some events is ridiculous ( $40-$80 ). Of course the price is going up, look around, everything is costing more. Ain't nothing going to be costing less. I still enjoy going occasionally, but do more sightseeing than buying. It is what it is...
    I used to go to a few downtowns often, never really had a horrible time finding free/cheap parking other than game/concert days. Usually there's a spot on the street. What I don't like is Detroit has turned a bunch of area that used to be good for that into bike paths. I do like bikes, but I don't like sacrificing parking for it. I'm pretty sure that was by design just to force more into the overpriced lots.


    Quote Originally Posted by ppruchnicki1 View Post
    I stopped going after it became like a flea market. The last time I went there were books, eyeglass cleaner, army surplus, t-shirts, laboratory, glassware, humerus signs, someone selling windows among other items not related to guns. At less 40% of the tables were other than gun related. When it takes me longer to drive to the show then to walk through and see everything I interested in, then having to pay $20 just to get in it’s not worth it. I’m sorry I also don’t like to have to pay to get in to buy something.
    Yeah, and there was still a bunch of space left. It's almost like if they lowered the table price they might get more vendors. Also they should give discounts to local stores like CQT, Double Action, or Target Sports. Then those stores could sell items at a discount and just use being there as a form of advertising. Not to mention "come see us in the store" is a lot easier than "mail it back to us."

    Also the having to pay to go in and buy something reminds me of a great story about a guy who never paid door cover. His argument was "why am I going to pay just so I can go in and pay more to drink?" If there was a band or DJs I could see that not being a valid argument.

    Me and my friend also ate elsewhere. I don't even want to think about how much the food would have been there. At the Oxford show it was basically homemade and I'm sure it was probably cheaper too.

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    Rumor has it that now even the vendors have to pay to park daily at the Suburban show

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    Quote Originally Posted by biohawk1 View Post
    Rumor has it that now even the vendors have to pay to park daily at the Suburban show
    Fact.

    We (MGO) do Outdoorama each year at the Suburban Showplace and we must buy parking passes like anyone else.
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    boycott the woke suburban collection automobile dealerships its there thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoTom View Post
    Fact.

    We (MGO) do Outdoorama each year at the Suburban Showplace and we must buy parking passes like anyone else.
    What an absolute joke, but no surprise. They built all those additions on the expo center and naturally want everyone else to help pay for it by giving everyone the nickle and dime treatment.

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