Quote Originally Posted by mgb74 View Post
I have to wonder if other shows in other cities are as moribund.

... Obviously Craigslist is a factor. The rapid obsolescence of digital equipment is a factor. But there must be more to it than that.
Here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there used to be 6 of these things a year, every other month. Two in Dallas, two in Fort Worth, and two in the "mid-cities" (between D and FW). Now there are two a year, and they are about 1/10th the size of any one of the 6 shows in the 1990s.

I don't think digital is as much a factor as Ebay and Craigslist. Ebay seemed to be the first element that coincided with the diminution of these shows.