Quote Originally Posted by Jim Chinn
It will be kind of sad when they end because it was always a unique opportunity to see all kinds of older cameras and gear as well as actually see the stuff in person and talk to people.
It's the same here in north Texas. Up until a few years a go, there was a camera show every other month: 2 in Dallas, 2 in Ft. Worth, and 2 in between over a year. Now there is one every 6-9 months, and they are half, maybe one third, the size of past shows. It's really a shame.

I like Ebay, and have bought some good stuff on Ebay. But, I've made some good deals at the shows, too; and I miss being able to touch the goods first! Plus, it was fun to see all of the old stuff even if you weren't interested in buying. Sigh ...