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Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:22:40 AM »
The title is self explanatory.


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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 03:03:51 AM »
I wish. I really want to see if Leatherman has any response the barrage of attacks from Gerber and SOG  :ahhh  :ahhh  :ahhh Less than a week before we find out anything.

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 03:10:24 AM »
I hadn't gone in years, have neither the time or the funds.  Sad too because I throughly enjoyed going to them.
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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 12:39:45 PM »
I'm not going this year.  I'm still not in any shape to manage the walk around the show floor, but I'm working on it.  Also, being unemployed for the last year makes it hard to justify a trip to Las Vegas...  :ahhh

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 12:50:47 PM »
I would love to go. But like others...money.
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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 01:01:51 PM »
I have been in recent contact with all of the people I know at all of the big companies though, so hopefully we will see some results from that.

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 01:14:09 PM »
Seriously, with this being the top multitool forum, you would expect the companies to actually pay for you to go there.


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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 01:24:37 PM »
One of them did once, but due to a misunderstanding I ended up paying for about half of it.  Not a big deal, but I prefer to make my own arrangements for several reasons, but perhaps the most important is that we remain objective.

I would love to rake in sponsorship money to support the forum, but if I did then no one would believe what I had to say about the companies that didn't sponsor us, or had lesser agreements.  And, if someone was paying me to promote their brand or product then I might feel bad about ripping into them occasionally when they deserve it.

And, even if I did maintain my integrity, there would always be some doubt on the side of the reader whether this was what i really thought or whether I was getting paid.  Remember your comments about the Center-Drive?   :pok:

While I may be kind of poor, at least I can say that it is obvious we aren't paid for our opinions!  :D

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 01:31:08 PM »


And, even if I did maintain my integrity, there would always be some doubt on the side of the reader whether this was what i really thought or whether I was getting paid.  Remember your comments about the Center-Drive?   :pok:
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this?

It must be true if it is on the internet...

I forgot about it, about 1 minute later  :D

Car magazines' staff goes to all relevant shows for free and nobody cares too much, but you do notice them being nice to their sponsors, or to those that advertise

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 05:35:07 PM »
Wasn't it you who asked me how much Gerber was paying me to promote the Center-Drive?  I might be mistaken, and if so I apologize....

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 06:41:22 PM »
I do not think so, but I drink a lot.......

how much then?

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2017, 12:46:20 AM »
I do not think so, but I drink a lot.......

how much then?

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2017, 02:53:35 AM »
Grant: to stay "neutral" and trustworthy you must remain "self" funded, has you have been. I congratulate you for keeping it real.
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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2017, 02:55:24 AM »
We could find a way to be a money making venture...magazine, blog etc and then we could bash anything not Victorinox...  :climber:
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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 02:57:40 AM »
oops, i have been into the Knob Creek all evening... just belay my last... all of them... :)

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2017, 03:05:53 AM »
I do not think so, but I drink a lot.......

how much then?

DKS, my name is Marc... I have been to Cyprus... once or twice, beautiful place; 'cept me I wore real weird outfits like blue berets and stuff. How are you? which part are you from? I stayed in Barack's. :) and drank a lot.

We should get together some day and raise a pint on here...shooting the breeze. I am very curious about the affairs now in/on your home island... PARADISE. from here I read that the TWO main players are actually calming down... I'll need your concurrence on that before I feel one way or the other.

Anyway, this is for another time... when we can hook up.
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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2017, 03:32:23 AM »
Sign me up to attend that meeting!

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2017, 03:34:46 AM »
We could find a way to be a money making venture...magazine, blog etc and then we could bash anything not Victorinox...  :climber:

Oddly enough, I have a blog going on the Main Site at www.multitool.or and I have given serious consideration to a regular physical magazine.  But, paper is a dying medium, as anyone in Lockeport will tell you!  :pok:

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2017, 03:35:30 AM »
Grant: to stay "neutral" and trustworthy you must remain "self" funded, has you have been. I congratulate you for keeping it real.

Self funding was a lot easier when I had a job. ...   :ahhh

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2017, 04:08:08 AM »
...The Dragon's Den???
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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2017, 05:51:55 AM »
Grant: to stay "neutral" and trustworthy you must remain "self" funded, has you have been. I congratulate you for keeping it real.
Agree. Kudos. Integrity is priceless :clap: Especially on a forum like this!! It's no coincidence that may be why this forums thrives in general, morals.

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2017, 01:20:01 PM »
...The Dragon's Den???

Would you want to hand partial control of the forum over to successful business people?  Success seems to go against everything we stand for here!   :ahhh

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2017, 06:11:24 PM »
I do not think so, but I drink a lot.......

how much then?

DKS, my name is Marc... I have been to Cyprus... once or twice, beautiful place; 'cept me I wore real weird outfits like blue berets and stuff. How are you? which part are you from? I stayed in Barack's. :) and drank a lot.

We should get together some day and raise a pint on here...shooting the breeze. I am very curious about the affairs now in/on your home island... PARADISE. from here I read that the TWO main players are actually calming down... I'll need your concurrence on that before I feel one way or the other.

Anyway, this is for another time... when we can hook up.

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2017, 07:42:19 PM »
...The Dragon's Den???

Would you want to hand partial control of the forum over to successful business people?  Success seems to go against everything we stand for here!   :ahhh

Def

Based on what I saw happen on other forums when this happened then that would be a resounding smurf no from me

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2017, 08:03:36 PM »
Sod I think I'll go next year I should be able to get a pass.

Plus there is this  :rofl:

https://twitter.com/TheRh...status/820325797844029440

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2017, 10:21:11 PM »
Sod I think I'll go next year I should be able to get a pass.

Plus there is this  :rofl:

https://twitter.com/TheRh...status/820325797844029440

Watch the restaurants- some are dirt cheap and others will get you really good when you aren't expecting it.  We usually go to the restaurant in the Ellis Island Casino as they used to have a big plate of prime rib, fries and beer for $5.99, which is a great deal.  One other night, Bob and I had gone to a Mexican restaurant and we each had two tacos and a beer.  Me, trying to be the big shot whipped out my credit card before anyone else and BOOM- $150 gone.  :ahhh

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2017, 10:27:32 PM »
Sod I think I'll go next year I should be able to get a pass.

Plus there is this  :rofl:

https://twitter.com/TheRh...status/820325797844029440

Watch the restaurants- some are dirt cheap and others will get you really good when you aren't expecting it.  We usually go to the restaurant in the Ellis Island Casino as they used to have a big plate of prime rib, fries and beer for $5.99, which is a great deal.  One other night, Bob and I had gone to a Mexican restaurant and we each had two tacos and a beer.  Me, trying to be the big shot whipped out my credit card before anyone else and BOOM- $150 gone.  :ahhh

Def

I know, I've been to Vegas before, but the rule applies, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  :rofl:

I miss tacos, unless you make them yourself or go to London you just cant get them here!

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2017, 02:12:50 AM »
Sod I think I'll go next year I should be able to get a pass.

Plus there is this  :rofl:

https://twitter.com/TheRh...status/820325797844029440

Watch the restaurants- some are dirt cheap and others will get you really good when you aren't expecting it.  We usually go to the restaurant in the Ellis Island Casino as they used to have a big plate of prime rib, fries and beer for $5.99, which is a great deal.  One other night, Bob and I had gone to a Mexican restaurant and we each had two tacos and a beer.  Me, trying to be the big shot whipped out my credit card before anyone else and BOOM- $150 gone.  :ahhh

Def

I know, I've been to Vegas before, but the rule applies, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  :rofl:

I miss tacos, unless you make them yourself or go to London you just cant get them here!
You'd be unhappy to hear about all the amazing taco places within a 5 minute drive from my apartment then... :P

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2017, 05:40:39 PM »
I prefer to make them myself.  Restaurants like to stink them up with far too much pieces of plants.

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Re: Anyone going to SHOT Show 2017
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2017, 06:12:02 PM »
Wasn't it you who asked me how much Gerber was paying me to promote the Center-Drive?  I might be mistaken, and if so I apologize....

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That was me.  :pok:

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