I've had mine for 2 weeks & have been offered discounts from Brownell's & another major supply house. My mailbox is filling up daily with catalogs from other companies. The cost of maintaining C&R is $30 for 3 years...10 bucks a year...I think it's worth it!
Make sure you compare these "special" mailers with what you can find elsewhere without a C&R, I have a few associates that have their C&R and the prices they get out of these targeted mailers are no better than what I find stuff for without.
If the ATF wants to see your stuff, and you don't have a C&R but have ever bought a firearm...or ammo in states that record it like Jersey...it ain't real difficult to get a warrant...
I can not speak about New Jersey but in Delaware it takes something more than the fact you own a gun to get a warrant to search your house.
I'd just as soon get a phone call and make an appointment...or even have them stop by unannounced...nothing to hide here...if you're not home they leave a card and you make the appt.
It has nothing to do with hiding anything, what if they show up at 10PM? Or show up as you are headed out the door to a family function? The inconvenience factor is where I was headed with it, to me it is not worth the few bucks I potentially could save. Sounds like the terms work for you though, that's cool.
Sergeant of Arms: Delaware Antique Arms Collectors Association