PCS Festival 2023

Antiochrich

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Jun 4, 2014
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Antioch, CA
Name
Richard
Boat Name
2006 Phatbouyz 17x52 w/Prodrive FPR
So I’m looking to buy a Makaira MK50IISEa spooled with 100lb HC. What kind of discount, deal or price can I expect if I wait until the show?
Also looking at a PCH 80-130 XXXH casting rail rod and wondering if there will be deals to be had or should I just buy now?
 
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Fishing-Ron

Almost A Member
Sep 3, 2021
100
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26
Los Angeles
Name
Aaron
Boat Name
Kayak
So I’m looking to buy a Makaira MK50IISEa spooled with 100lb HC. What kind of discount, deal or price can I expect if I wait until the show?
Also looking at a PCH 80-130 XXXH casting rail rod and wondering if there will be deals to be had or should I just buy now?
If you’re looking for the items brand new, sometimes from 10-20% off the msrp so don’t expect a super great deal but maybe you might get lucky. Charkbait usually does their yearly sale around the same time in store with 20% off all items. You can find some pop into the classifieds every now and then if you check consistently. I believe I saw a 50 on Facebook marketplace around the LA area.
 
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smokinwater

"Fire's Out!"
Apr 27, 2011
1,631
742
Chula Vista, CA
Name
Jon
Boat Name
won't b mine
Thinking I might hit this up. Been to (Fred) Hall before. They're great, but never to OC show. Advisory, and I'll probably put the same on Bart Hall thread: went to FHS in Long Beach prior to pandemic. Bought stuff on my credit card, then went to dinner outside before making the drive back to San Diego. Credit and debit cards were both blocked! Scrounged around for $ for gas home. Called credit union Monday morning with the "WTF". Was told one vendor was using a card reader from his hometown in Florida when all others were Cali. Security measures kicked in and blocked all further transactions without me noticing. Didn't have my cell with me for some reason when they tried calling me, that's why they blocked further transactions. Lesson learned: might want to call your banking people and advise you may be buying from multiple vendors from different locations/States within a few hours of one another. Wouldn't hurt to make that phone call in advance.
 
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hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
11,952
12,379
Mission Viejo
Name
MarkT
Boat Name
Blazer Bay 1860
That means 4 buildings and the spaces in between. Last year they called it 3 buildings and it was 2 and the covered concourse separating them.
 
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1hottuna

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Advertiser
Apr 28, 2004
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77
42
california
Name
Bill
Boat Name
23 foot custom
That means 4 buildings and the spaces in between. Last year they called it 3 buildings and it was 2 and the covered concourse separating them.
I appreciate what you have to say……last year when no one was able to produce a show for the sportfishing industry, we did…..3 halls that were full of great vendors and products without the filler. This year we have 7 halls and the main mall taking the whole grounds. Our vendor list is more than three times last year. All of the great manufacturers , just about every Sportboat landing, many of the long range boats, tons of tackle dealers and the best in boats and travel, without the filler booths. Please take a look and come out and join us…..you will not be disappointed……
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1hottuna

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Apr 28, 2004
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california
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Bill
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23 foot custom
Thinking I might hit this up. Been to (Fred) Hall before. They're great, but never to OC show. Advisory, and I'll probably put the same on Bart Hall thread: went to FHS in Long Beach prior to pandemic. Bought stuff on my credit card, then went to dinner outside before making the drive back to San Diego. Credit and debit cards were both blocked! Scrounged around for $ for gas home. Called credit union Monday morning with the "WTF". Was told one vendor was using a card reader from his hometown in Florida when all others were Cali. Security measures kicked in and blocked all further transactions without me noticing. Didn't have my cell with me for some reason when they tried calling me, that's why they blocked further transactions. Lesson learned: might want to call your banking people and advise you may be buying from multiple vendors from different locations/States within a few hours of one another. Wouldn't hurt to make that phone call in advance.
Thank you for checking in here…..Here is a map of the size of the show this year…..the vendor list is three times the size last year…….you will not be disappointed

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mstr fish

Newbie
Mar 22, 2009
28
7
Coachella Valley
Name
Gabe
Boat Name
cattle
I appreciate what you have to say……last year when no one was able to produce a show for the sportfishing industry, we did…..3 halls that were full of great vendors and products without the filler. This year we have 7 halls and the main mall taking the whole grounds. Our vendor list is more than three times last year. All of the great manufacturers , just about every Sportboat landing, many of the long range boats, tons of tackle dealers and the best in boats and travel, without t he filler booths. Please take a look and come out and join us…..you will not be disappointed
It was great last year in my opinion! May be not as big as some hoped, but with all the BS with Covid I was more then satisfied! Nevertheless, it was great to be around people again. Ended up buying all my needs and the vendors were all grateful of my business. Well Done! I will be returning this year!
 
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1hottuna

Advertiser
Advertiser
Apr 28, 2004
118
77
42
california
Name
Bill
Boat Name
23 foot custom
It was great last year in my opinion! May be not as big as some hoped, but with all the BS with Covid I was more then satisfied! Nevertheless, it was great to be around people again. Ended up buying all my needs and the vendors were all grateful of my business. Well Done! I will be returning this year!
We appreciate that……this year is more than 3 times that size……so make sure you have your walking shoes on!!! Glad to have you back this year!!
 
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Phat Boat

I Should Upgrade My Account
Apr 18, 2004
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1,253
San Diego
Name
Jon
Boat Name
Grady White Marlin 300
At these shows sometimes the best deals can be the afternoon of the last day. Bargaining at its best. Does the vendor want to pack it back up and take it or sell it. Stuff sells out so have to be open to what is available.
 
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