My father and I took the trip together.
Our number was 248, so we left the house around 6:30 a.m. and were waiting in the parking lot 2 hours later. We expected the goodies (Voorhies/NorCal) to be gone, but were still hopeful we could score something from a table. We listened to guys giving the report as they returned to their cars all day, and by ~11:00, everyone was saying it was “wiped out” and “not worth going.” For the next couple hours we watched guys leave or walk out with nothing, and still we decided to hang around, hoping for something. Or, at the very least, we were still happy to support the shop with any kind of purchase. Around 1:30 p.m. Peter came out and called everyone still waiting to come in, offering 10% off anything in the shop. All plugs but Guppy were gone. It was a bit of a bummer, but don’t fault anyone for it. Peter and the guys went above and beyond to hold these two events. We had a great time, and it was better than sitting home.
As far as any shadiness goes, I can’t say anything for sure. However, when the owner called us in, he talked to us briefly, and my dad says that Peter said guys were coming in to browse the shop and then hoping in line at a table (without previously signing up). I didn’t hear him say this, but I also wasn’t entirely listening to their conversation. I did see a guy post his haul on Instagram which included 4 Voorhies, who I assume the previous posts are referencing.