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Do you really find good deals on gear at these shows? I ask this after years and years of experience in going to various kinds of "sales" affairs related to a couple of other hobbies. Generally I've found lots of stuff for sale at these, but no real deals, per se. (I don't regard 10 or 15 percent off MSRP as much of a "deal," btw.) Now I don't bother, anymore, unless I just want to go look at the stuff. I don't think I'll be going all the way to Annapolis just to look at the stuff. Probably not even Chicago. And the Detroit boat show is all stinkboats.
Btw: For those in the Metro-Detroit area: Something was going on at Metro Beach yesterday. A bunch of tents. Bunches and bunches of boats on the hard and tied-up alongside. Most all the ones on the water had "FOR SALE" signs on 'em. Mostly stinkboats, but there were some small sailboats on trailers there.