Got some great deals myself at the outdoor show. Every year since its been held in oaks, the wife and I have been able to swindle some deals from vendors, etc. I been shopping around some new reels for awhile and had my heart set on a new quantum baitcastor. I hate quantum anything, but their newer line of reels look great, and from what I read, out perform most. The reel retails for $219, so I figured the show would be the place to buy it cheap. Unfortunately there was only 2 vendors selling quantum, and neither would budge with the price. After several failed attempts to bring the price down, I headed over to the representative at the quantum booth and gave him hell. After a short conversation and alot of explaining , I was asked how much I would like a reel like that to retail for. I joked and said a $100. He immediately said "bring me a $100 cash, and you can own one. I can't tell you how fast I was walking through the expo in search of a ATM. A quiet behind the scenes exhange, and I was the owner of a new quantum smoke reel. If it wasn't for " Dave" at Quantum, I probably would have never came close to buying a quantum for my collection. I even made out with a free hat, and T shirt. It looks and feels great. Now I'm in search of a rod to match it with. Can't wait to get it on the water soon.