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Old October 17th, 2020, 09:11 PM #101
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Ill post a little more later, but as far as the Covid forms that was a requirement by the County or the Fairgrounds. Had nothing to do with the promoter. True there were only a couple actual dealers there including me, the other guy/guys were ridiculous priced.. we must have been doing something right as we sold probably 70% or more of what we brought.
Sounds like the form they were reading off of at MVA back in July when I renewed at the Essex branch. Not surprising, most large events are required to do similar screening questionnaires, Im required to do a self screening 2hrs before reporting to work and every location I get asked again. Ive been part of managing employee COVID cases for over 6mo now, its an interesting process.
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Ill post a little more later, but as far as the Covid forms that was a requirement by the County or the Fairgrounds. Had nothing to do with the promoter. True there were only a couple actual dealers there including me, the other guy/guys were ridiculous priced.. we must have been doing something right as we sold probably 70% or more of what we brought.
FFBWMD, glad to hear your day was a successful one, and hope to have a chance to stop by your table tomorrow!

My suspicion had been that the forms were likely mandated by either Baltimore County, or someone's insurance company, rather than the promoters themselves. So, it's good to hear that it wasn't the promoter, and appreciate you sharing your perspective on that.

On one hand, I can sort of understand offering the data collection service as long as it's a voluntary submission process, for people would like to participate. (kind of like those who choose to opt in and use the tracing software on their phones)

However, I definitely don't think it should be a requirement, and I feel it introduces a chilling effect. (which, sadly, given the governmental tendencies in both our state and the county in which the show is being held, could very well have been the intent)

Also, I don't believe that the show should be treated any differently than any other high volume retail establishment. If patrons at grocery stores, home improvement stores, and big-box retail stores don't have to fill out forms, show attendees shouldn't have to, either. /rant
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Sounds like the form they were reading off of at MVA back in July when I renewed at the Essex branch. Not surprising, most large events are required to do similar screening questionnaires, Im required to do a self screening 2hrs before reporting to work and every location I get asked again. Ive been part of managing employee COVID cases for over 6mo now, its an interesting process.
Mark, that does sound interesting.

Out of curiosity, what types of events would be "questionnaire-worthy?"
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Thumbs down End of An Era

Went to show today not expecting much, and was definitely disappointed. At least I only waited about 10 minutes to get in and think I spent about 20 minutes to include the bathroom trip on way out. There were more bags and knives than guns. The ammo prices were definitely overpriced and only one real vendor at front; others had sparse selections. Lots of junk and empty space.

I went to the Chantilly show on Friday 15 minutes after opening and after seeing that outrageous line, trolled the wally world lot to hit the bathroom. Came back out and made calls to local VA shops, ordered the mags I was hunting for and done; also found some defensive ammo I wanted to top off and gone. Not sure why I really went to the Timonium show.

I went to the last two Gettysburg shows and scored some hits on the first one. Went the following month hoping to find some more mags but were out and ammo prices already surpassed what I was willing to get raped on.

Miss the days when manufacturers actually showed up to peddle their wares.
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800-X and IMR Red @ $24 each . Big selection of Powders from IMR , Hodgon, Win, and Western ( Ramshot) . Primers must have been sold heavily before I wandered by .

NICS was running slow in the afternoon , about 2hrs I was told . There was a waiting area with chairs in back . ( My pickup was from a private seller , so couldn't say personally ).
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Out of curiosity, what types of events would be "questionnaire-worthy?"
Probably any in which the promoters chose to do so which they did. I would guess related to liability concerns against the promoter or property owner for not taking adequate precautions.
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Got there at like 8:35AM. Went with my Dad, was disappointed. South Carroll Sporting Goods had good prices, there were some enfields I was taking a look at but I don't know enough about what to look for to make any move. There was a couple K98s in ok condition for decent money too. I am pretty sure I saw a sks paratrooper for like $600 but I thought that was high. I think there was a Siamese mauser somewhere, looked neat. Had $800 with me but ended up buying a box of Tok ammo and put it all back into the bank. It was worth taking half the night off of work for it just for the hell of it, but the show was pretty disappointing itself. Oh well.
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Got there at like 8:35AM. Went with my Dad, was disappointed. South Carroll Sporting Goods had good prices, there were some enfields I was taking a look at but I don't know enough about what to look for to make any move. There was a couple K98s in ok condition for decent money too. I am pretty sure I saw a sks paratrooper for like $600 but I thought that was high. I think there was a Siamese mauser somewhere, looked neat. Had $800 with me but ended up buying a box of Tok ammo and put it all back into the bank. It was worth taking half the night off of work for it just for the hell of it, but the show was pretty disappointing itself. Oh well.
Yeah I ended up only seeing 2 SKS's which was sad. I sold my Yugo a few months ago and I kind of wanted to pick up a Chinese one but I can't justify buying one at 500-600, there's just a lot of other stuff I want more.
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Probably any in which the promoters chose to do so which they did. I would guess related to liability concerns against the promoter or property owner for not taking adequate precautions.
I heard somewhere that it was required by the fairgrounds or county and that the promoter didn't have a choice
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I heard somewhere that it was required by the fairgrounds or county and that the promoter didn't have a choice
I got the same story. And I trust the folks who told me.
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