Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:38 am

Rigar wrote:RAYJAY wrote

" that number is just a answering service for them you can't even leave a message"

... Really ?
...Did you call it?

... my point was RayJay...I did...
... and I totally got the runaround...( from a complete idiot but a live operator nonetheless)

the people that work for this event planner can't even be straight to people about what's going on with 1 of their own events
... and for what its worth... what was allowed to be at that show for vendors is specifically outlined in their agreement when they contract booth space... and the organizers have basically changed their minds.... ultimately I would love to see all the vendors that have pulled out sue the planners .



i did call the number right before i posted about it..... got a girl that transfered me to there voice mail you can't leave a message at all and they say there open on eastern time that would be in the mid west area but go tot the web site for more info .... :roll:
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:43 am

https://www.facebook.com/JamieGray2012

Pennsylvanian and Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Gray Cancels:

I want to thank all of you for your concern regarding my participation at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. It was with great honor that I originally accepted the invitation to participate in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. My purpose in attending this show in year’s past has always been to help provide a deeper knowledge and understanding for the Olympic Shooting Sports and as a way to give back to my local community given its proximity to where I grew up. As an Olympic gold medalist, passing on those values and knowledge has become even more important for me today. As an avid outdoors woman who grew in this sport in part due to my experience at ESOS, it’s a decision that doesn’t come easy but I have decided that I will NOT participate. My decision is due to what I feel would be an inability as an Olympic athlete to represent my sport, industry and USA Shooting teammates in the best possible manner given the political climate that will be present as a result of the decisions that have been made. The message that I hope to instill in the participants of the ESOS can only be muddled as a result of the current situation. I look forward to my involvement in the Show in the years to come.
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:37 am

FYI i cross posted this info on pirate 4x4 the boys over there should do a good job on this :D ......lol


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/outdoor- ... st15280522
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:40 pm

233 Vendors and counting have cancele including gun maker Mossberg. Guess it won't be much of a gun show without guns? LOL

37 Speakers and Celebrities have also canceled.

What they need is a list of those still attending.


-----edit------

6500 sq. ft. display with 30 boats cancels, local company from Bloomsburg.:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Towne-Ma ... 4777934089

Due to recent ban on weapons by Reed Exhibitions at the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Shows, Towne Marine will be withdrawing their 30 boat display at this years show.

We are saddened we will not be attending our largest and best producing show all year but we stand elbow-to-elbow with our sportsman and refuse to do business with hypocritical gun activists.

Thank you for your business and we encourage you to come see us at the Philly Sportsman Show Feb 14 - Feb 17.

We support you the people!!!
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:14 pm

Yikes!!! :shock: :shock: I was just on their site looking at exhibiters who will be there and found a coal brother! Reading coal stoves. I wonder if they are aware of the boycott and why it should be joined??
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: plumb-r On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:02 pm

Only 3 days into this boycott and already about 25% of the vendors have backed out. There is still a week and a half before the show. Someone picked a fight with the wrong people. :no2: When all is said and done I'd like to get a list of the vendors that went to the show, so I make sure NOT to buy from them. ;)
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:13 pm

coalkirk wrote:Yikes!!! :shock: :shock: I was just on their site looking at exhibiters who will be there and found a coal brother! Reading coal stoves. I wonder if they are aware of the boycott and why it should be joined??



They are there every year. I go by and heckle them. I like to ask silly questions if there is no one there to recognize me. Good bunch. Hope they boycott.
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: Short Bus On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:58 am

My guide friend at the other end of the air strip is really frustrated about this, he books about 5 of his 10 or so hunts each year at this show. This is his livelihood, his profession, his passion for over forty years. I could be wrong about the numbers, but it is a big part of his plan to work this show.
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:47 am

That's unfortunate short bus and I know many other vendors are going to be in the same predicament. You really have to feel sorry for anyone in that position, I'm sure many of these vendors are small companies that have spent a considerable part of their budget and depend on the revenue from this show to stay in business. I would imagine there is going to be a lot of lawsuits flying before this is over. It's certainly possible the promoter has breached the contact by adding these rules last minute.

As of right now 307 companies have canceled and 44 speakers/celebrities.

The list of vendors can be found here and many of those on it are amongst those that canceled.

http://ess13.mapyourshow.com/5_0/exhibi ... ha&alpha=@

Something else I noticed when I originally posted this was three companies listed as sponsors on the bottom of each page. Progressive insurance, Comcast and another company. Yesterday at some point it was just Progressive and Comcast. The only one left now if Progressive.
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:41 am

Richard S. wrote:Something else I noticed when I originally posted this was three companies listed as sponsors on the bottom of each page. Progressive insurance, Comcast and another company. Yesterday at some point it was just Progressive and Comcast. The only one left now if Progressive.

Yep, I noticed that too.
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:47 am

Mess with the 'BULL', you get the horn!!!!! 'Politically Correct' is NOT the answer, and thanks to all those who have and do write the Beltway dwellers. Something about F-EWE and the camel you rode in on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is not a trial run, THIS IS OUR lifetime, and we deserve to have equal influence over the 'Candy-Arses' who want to take it away.

Talk about 'pissing off' the 'Good Humor Man'.....this is over the top. I'll support all those who pulled out of this show and feel badly for those who rely on the contacts made there for their livelihood, but this has to stop, and RIGHT NOW!!!!
:mad2: :mad3: :woot: :evil: :bang: (Or those who prefer the as yet politically incorrect unnamed smilee: 'RFN')
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:53 am

"Progressive" ..... not surprised they're still there. :roll:

What I am surprised about is that they haven't been added to the White House as insurance czars ... YET.
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:16 pm

LOOKS LIKE THE SHOW IS CANCELED.............


http://www.easternsportshow.com/



Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show - Update - January 24, 2013

Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also called ARs) at the event. The show was scheduled to take place February 2-10 in Harrisburg, PA.

“Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show this year was made in order to preserve the event’s historical focus on the hunting and fishing traditions enjoyed by American families,” said Chet Burchett, Reed Exhibitions President for the Americas. “In the current climate, we felt that the presence of MSRs would distract from the theme of hunting and fishing, disrupting the broader experience of our guests. This was intended simply as a product decision, of the type event organizers need to make every day.

“It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment. It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere this celebratory event has become overshadowed by a decision that directly affected a small percentage of more than 1,000 exhibits showcasing products and services for those interested in hunting and fishing.

“ESS has long been proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions, and we hope that as the national debate clarifies, we will have an opportunity to consider rescheduling the event when the time is right to focus on the themes it celebrates.”
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:58 pm

Hmmm.....
Seems to me like it is either THEIR way....or NO way!
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Re: Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Boycott

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:11 pm

They had to cancel.... too many venders dropped out. The promotor would not have made any profit. It all comes down to money. Since they screwed up this time, they might re-think their on-the-fly rule policy.
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