OOPPPSS... MADE THE LOCAL GUN SHOP MAD!!

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  1. time2shoot

    time2shoot Active Member

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    I stoped by the local gun shop to order the CZ455 american. got that done looked over and seen this guy and his better halfe come in with a ducks unlimited mossberg 300 win.mag. case sling bipod scope the whole works. still new he hasent used it. they where pnly going to give him $250.00.
    so gess who gave him 300 and come home with this.:D:D:D:D

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!
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  2. JLA

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    Re: OOPPPSS... MAD THE LOCAL GUN SHOP MAD!!

    Ive dont that before. They certainly dont like it any, but if they arent willing to up the ante then.. well..

    The shop would have certainly been glad to sell that one for 450 for sure.
  3. Brisk44

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    Re: OOPPPSS... MAD THE LOCAL GUN SHOP MAD!!

    Way to go T2S. Right place, right time. Congratulations!
  4. H-D

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    heck yeah I've done that at pawn shops with tools too
    Nice rifle!
  5. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Active Member

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    I seen a gun shop offer a guy who was having money issues something crazy like 350 for a Winchester model 71 I think it was. The guy said no a guy at work would give him 500 for it and he left. The man behind the counter then said to another employee I screwed up that gun was worth about 2600. I finished my business and never went back. If I wasnt in the middle of paper work at the moment I would have ran the guy down and bought his rifle. My luck being bad like it is he was gone when I went outside.

    Dont you wish you could just sit outside of a pawn shop or gun shop and buyem all day like that. I believe alot of shops are honest and I do realize they have hundreds of guns which is money just sitting and have tons of overhead light bills pay role insurance.... But Im sure they could have offered him even 800 and still had a fat pay day.
  6. renegadederrick

    renegadederrick Former Guest

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    Hey time2shoot do you need any dies for that rifle? Have a set of RCBS & the shell holder!
  7. norahc

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    You do realize that MSNBC hates it that you exploited a legal "loophole" and bought a "sniper rifle".

    Seriously though, nice purchase.
  8. time2shoot

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    Nay If i wanted that i would pick up a .338 lapua.:D
  9. time2shoot

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    No i don't haven't reloaded in years thinking about starting again.
    just not happy with most off the shelf ammo.
  10. CharlieSW

    CharlieSW New Member

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    Sometimes, you just have to help a guy out.
  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Great score. Way back when, I used to stand around at different pawn shops close to Fort Bragg and buy stuff from under their noses. That really seems to peeve them a little!!:D:D I have been asked to leave some of the establishments.:confused:
  12. renegadederrick

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    Well if you want to just let me know, I have a set here & don't use them.
  13. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Nice Rifle and sweet deal!
    Ive been know to stop by pawn shops and look at things that I'm really not interested in. Got me a good Guitar that way and didnt think twice about it.
  14. Munch

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    Nice grab. Ive often wanted to offer more to people while in pawn shops, but having seen a shop operator pull his. 45 on a guy for doing it, I have resisted the urge. And, have never returned to that shop.
  15. time2shoot

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    Will do. might take you up on it. looking for a new starter set. RCBS is one i'm looking at
  16. LDBennett

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    I understand that it is expensive to run any business and that gun shops (and pawn shops) have a lot of money in inventory and that they have to make money to stay in business but some of these business owners take too much of the pie.

    Why could not a business open the "Blue book of Gun Values", show it to the seller, and offer 1/3 off the listed price (of course condition would have to considered as would the caliber). That seems fair. To offer 10% of the sell value is totally unfair. I'd never do business with that dealer again.

    In all my years of buying from gun shops there is not one I would recommend for total fairness. I had one dealer that flat lied to me multiple times and screwed me out of a High Standard pistol that he promised to sell to me (he would not accept a good faith cash place holder) and sold it to a friend. Another dealer has the highest prices in town but has so many guns new and used that I have to deal with him on occasion. Still another hires and trains arrogant rude sales people that treat customers like dirt when talking with them. And the stories go on and on. I try to buy everything today on the Internet. That way I don't have to deal with anyone but my computer.

    LDBennett
  17. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY!
    Ive seen people take firearms in and they get "like your talking about LD, a FRACTION of the value of worth.
    Then, if the firearm becomes proprety of the shop, it on their display on the high end of the actual value. I know they have to make money as well too, but how much do they have to make off the unsuspecting buyer/seller.
    (people need to do their homework a bit more)
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    Well, sorry to those who think it's 'unfair', but I'm a Capitolist through and through, and many don't understand the overhead in a business involving a well stocked gun shop as I do.
    The fact is, unless you can make 30% or more profit margins, you won't be in business long, unless you like living at near poverty level. And guns that are collector grade or are less common and less purchased are a MAJOR load on the inventory. In the shops (3) I ran, I could turn over the cheaper import pistols at TEN times the rate of hunting rifles, especially the higher end units, and make 20-30% more profit.
    The idea that guns are a 'good' investment has always made me smile, with few exceptions they aren't. They're much like cars.
    As in all aspects of business, there are those sellers with few ethics, but there are also those buyers with very unreal expectations, and the final truth is that money talks, and BS walks.
  19. Double D

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    He would have went to jail or been shot that day. Totally against the law to pull a firearm on someone under those circumstances.
  20. JLA

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    No kiddn, the guy having the .45 pulled on him would have been justified in the use of deadly force in defense of his life in that situation. Unbelieveable.
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