All you people who don't go to gun shows anymore, good on you. Helps thin the crowd out at the ones I go to.
I can walk around a gun show for hours and not spend a dime unless I buy a bottle of water, or a hot dog. Big deal. Prices are too high. No problem. I don't buy it. I don't want/need any jerky or T-shirts. No problem. I walk on by. I might buy my wife a necklace or a pair of earrings if she wants them.
But if nothing else I get to see all kinds of neat stuff, talk to interesting people, get some good laughs at some of the others. All for a few bucks to get in the door. Win-Win.
Once in a while, I might even buy a gun. Not often, but it has happened.
One more thing. Why would you expect to find a real "deal" on something, anything at a show? You just PAID to get in the door to buy something. You WANT to buy something. Why should the seller cut his price?