Boat Show and Fishing/Outdoors expo at IL Farigrounds This weekend

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by SubnetZero, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Anyone going to this?
    I'll prolly hit it saturday with my son and father-in-law...
     
  2. duck_killr

    duck_killr New Member

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    Whitch Fair Grounds In Ill. I Live In Quincy Il.
     

  3. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    IL State Fairgrounds in Springfield..
     
  4. bearcat

    bearcat Member

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    Hey Tim I was hoping to make it there this weekend. It will probably be sunday for me.
     
  5. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Its alway so depressing going to these, they never give me a new boat.
     
  6. astutzman

    astutzman New Member

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    You aren't the only one, Mr. Doyle. :eek:

    I think my girlfriend's going to let me drag her out there this Saturday.
     
  7. Darrell

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    I went last year and the year before. Same old stuff. I went to two local boat dealers and priced boats at the shops. I listened to the radio adds prior to the event which always touted big savings on new boats. When I started to make offers on the same boats, I had priced with the same dealers, both were higher at the show then at the shops. When I produced the quotes from their own shops both salesmen got upset and accused me of trying low ball them. I found the whole episode quite amusing and just smiled. I told both that they were guilty of price gouging and misrepresentation. Needless to say, I wouldnt do buisiness with them.....both dealers were very unethical.

    Darrell
     
  8. SubnetZero

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    Not much Cat stuff there from what I saw.
    Though, Ed Phillips from BeeReady/Pro Angler Tackle was there with a booth.
    Got to see the BeeReady's in person.. Looks like a killer setup... Though, they a tad higher than I wanted to pay (or could get past the wife more like :rolleyes: )

    I did Picked up a couple of their PACTC50 reels... Cant wait to try em out...
    Talked to Ed for about half hour - 45 minutes, real nice guy....

    Lots of Boats in the boat bldg (show is in two bldgs)... Lost of high $$ boats heh.
     
  9. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    I went to the boat show in st louis last month.. same -o-same-o... all kinds of stuff for exectutives and bass types.. not much for the cat man or average fisherman... welll maybe i'll win the lottery and then i can get an executive cat boat:crying: