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Perry GA show

Old 03-06-2007, 10:23 AM
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I know what you mean. Another thing that was funny was the fact that I offered a RTF trainer with a .40 size engine, new batteries, and a 4 channel Futaba radio to a gentleman looking for something for a family member for $50. He said he would think about it and come back....???? I was trying to be nice. Instead I brought it home and donated all three of these planes to a local school where some kids will get use of them. I thought "what an insult", I just came from a vendors table where I paid $49 for a switch harness and a few extensions and Y harness and someone would turn down a RTF plane for $50, made no sense to me. I guess the bargain shoppers have gotten even more finicky...LOL
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:47 AM
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The best one was a guy who resembled Mr Burns from the simpsons asked my buddy how much he would take for that obsolete receiver. It was an fm marked at $5.....He was told to move along..........lol
Old 03-06-2007, 11:16 AM
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Most noted line at ANY swap meet....
"Is that the best you can do????"
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:49 PM
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Hey Tommy,
Did you bring the mig 15 with the ram 750?
Old 03-06-2007, 04:59 PM
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No, I knew it would not be of much interest there. I did not want to take the time of setting it up and taking a chance of damaging it since there was little liklihood in selling it, so I changed my mind and left it at home.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:01 PM
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The only turbine that I saw there was a sophia... Was hoping to see a few
Old 03-06-2007, 10:25 PM
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Doc, this fella walked up to our table and picked up a $0.50 item and asked if we'd take a quarter. I said yes, so he said "how 'bout a dime?". Now that's finicky!

We had five tables and someone walked up to the end of them. The guy down at the end had tables on the other side. He started selling our stuff! (no joke!)[:'(]
Old 03-28-2007, 07:35 PM
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I got a pretty good deal on a meister me-109 102". $200 for prebuilt wings and plans then found on another table a set of plans and the fiberglass parts and canopy $50. Tommy and I are working on a joint airplane project and when I get that done I am going to start work on the Meister. I look for a good deal but I do not try to rip people off.
Old 01-25-2008, 11:49 AM
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Less than five weeks to go! This year's dates are February 29 and March 1.
More info here: www.gamarc.com
Old 01-25-2008, 12:06 PM
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Duck, We're in MMH building Q and R 1-6. Where you at this year?
Old 01-25-2008, 01:33 PM
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Woo hoo! Can't wait!
Old 01-25-2008, 03:32 PM
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And once again this year, all may meet me at the admissions gate. Tell your friends, "Howdy, I got to meet him again!"

Kraus
Old 01-25-2008, 08:03 PM
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McGill building, C26-C27. Near the side exit to MMH.
Old 01-25-2008, 10:22 PM
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i cannot imagine what makes the trip to perry worthwhile. between the tables full of stuff at list price (or more), the flat out junk tables, and half of the show is tables full of servo extensions i wouldn't waste my time driving down there again. i get better quality at a lower price on ebay or here on rcuniverse and the ups man places what i want on my front door step. no thank you to that show.

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Old 01-25-2008, 11:56 PM
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The junk. The second hand plane or NIB kit from a bankrupt hobby shop, the partially built warbird or the Extra in need of repair, and the haggling over price is why I love it. It's a swap meet, not a trade show. I enjoy getting together with other modlers and chewing the fat, as well as buying and selling. And if you didn't find a deal from one of the hobby shops, you didn't know how and when to look.

Yes, there are rip-offs and a few hobby shops that think they can sell for list price. There's always something to laugh at; including the guy trying to sell you kraft servos for $15 a piece. I've been so many times I recognize lots of people from past years, and I'm positive I've seen the same set of balloon tires on a different table for at least five years now... No, It's not a trade show with all the manufacturers' new stuff on display, it's a gathering of average modelers having a good time.
Old 01-26-2008, 07:14 AM
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the haggling over price probably makes a difference. i rarely haggle, it's just not my nature. if i want it and the price is fair i just buy it. a lot of that comes from being a long time business owner. i'm in plumbing construction, renovation and service business and the haggling can be tough at times. i should probably attend the show one more time and just watch what the buyers do.

and yes, there is a lot to laugh at. the prices are a good example. as i said, i don't like to haggle, but i have been known to say 'you have got to be kidding me' when i looked at some of the prices there. or some of the junk tables, those are funny too. how does someone make money carrying all of that junk in to his table?

i enjoyed talking with fellow modelers as much as anything else when i was there last time. have fun and tell everyone about your favorite purchases.

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Old 01-26-2008, 08:21 AM
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I have to agree, the hobby shops selling at full price is a joke. I can buy for less @ Tower, and if there's a problem with the item, I can send it back. I like the treasure hunt, finding just what you need and offering a reasonable price. I used to be hesitant to offer less than what is asked, but I got over that a while back.

If all you build is arfs, Perry may not be your cup of tea. If you build from kits, plans or scratch, Perry can be a treasure trove.
Old 01-27-2008, 10:23 PM
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Anyone bringing an L-19 Bird Dog, 1/5 scale or larger for sale?
Old 01-28-2008, 12:54 PM
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DHAL22,

The show is pleasant to some, not to others. That's it.

Kraus
Old 01-28-2008, 01:38 PM
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Some years I've enjoyed it more than others, too. Last year was the best show yet in my opinion. Kraus and the rest of the guys put on an incredibly large show. Kraus, this year I'm gonna make a scene at the gate. That way you'll remember me next time.
Old 01-28-2008, 03:23 PM
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A scene...? Oh boy! I can wait for it. I can wait.

Kraus
Old 01-28-2008, 07:34 PM
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Okay Guys,
I'm either going to be starting a new job or still looking but I'm coming to the show, one way or another! I'm bringing a 1/3 scale Fokker D-VIII "Razor", 4.2 Sachs-Dolmar with a new CH ignition. A 1/4 scale Vailly Aviation Sinson L-5 done in USMC blue. An Airtronics "Aquila Grande" and a Great Planes "Fling" DLG. A NIB Top-Flite F4U and a very partially started BUSA Nieuport 17 w/ a G-23. AND a box of numerous "odds n ends" that I collect through out the preceding year! But it's the comraderie and sheer enjoyment of talking "RC" that I come for. The show can be daunting and can definitely blow your mind (not to mention your wallet), but it sure is fun! This will be my 9th year.

Happy Flying!

Loopman
Old 02-12-2008, 10:52 PM
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I'm ta'm king a Cermark all wood F-16 with servos and a new 60 size Evo motor on it. I'm looking to trade for a new hangar 0 P-40 ARF.
All you need for the F-16 is a recever and batt. the plane flys great just not off the grass.

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OK- two weeks from today and this thread is FAR too short.
Old 02-15-2008, 11:03 AM
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Countin' down the days!

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