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Old Aug 18, 2007, 12:20 PM   #11
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There's also a couple of "camera shows" (read camera flea markets) a couple of times a month, but they aren't anywhere near to me. I went to one of them when I was looking for a 300 lens but wasn't impressed by what they had. I didn't really know enough at the time to be able to judge what they did offer.
I drove two hours to one of these camera shows, paid $8 ea for my wife and I to go inside, to find less than twenty vendors, little Pentax gear, and what was there was lower grade lenses I had no interest in. They may be better elsewhere but, compared to gun shows around here with hundreds of vendors and collectors set up, I was underwhelmed.

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don't think you should compare camera to gun show. you folks down in FL have to recycle all of the seizures somehow..

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Old Aug 18, 2007, 2:30 PM   #13
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don't think you should compare camera to gun show. you folks down in FL have to recycle all of the seizures somehow..

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All of ours become manhole covers. It is a shame, as there have been plenty of really nice pieces sent to the smelter. The really sad thing is that many are from elderly widows getting rid of "that nasty gun" now that their husband has passed away and have no idea that it has real value (and family history). I always tried to steer such people towards a gun shop but some just insisted . . .

I think the real difference is that ebay is the 8000pound gorilla of the online auction market, and ebay does not allow firearms.

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recently, they banned firearms related items also. i think this was done in the last couple weeks.
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