Question for dealers, especially part-timers


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newfalguy101
January 9, 2006, 12:40 AM
Ok, heres the situation:

A guy walks in or catches you at your "real" job and asks you "how much is a 30-06??"

No more info, has no idea what brand or action type or anything other than wanting a 30-06 to hunt deer with.

What do you do, what do you quote for a price.

My inclination has been to quote the "best" deal I can find and tell them the price. I usually go the Savage package route as its scoped and ready to run right out of the box.

Man I dont like trying to guess what these guys are thinking and hoping that this is what they are after.

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Ala Dan
January 9, 2006, 02:46 AM
Well, I usually ask "what do you want, a wood-blue gun or stainless and
syntheic"? That gives me an idea of the price range that the potential
customer is willing too go. If its a "bottom line" type, I too usually go the
Savage (or Howa) package gun route. If he wants to better himself a bit,
then the Ruger M-77 comes to mind. Once we get over the $500 mark, I
mention the excellent choices available from Remington. I play it by ear,
so I can adjust to each individual customer's needs and wants~!:D

newfalguy101
January 9, 2006, 06:01 PM
Thanks Dan

Anybody else want to chip in their ideas/suggestions??????

Standing Wolf
January 9, 2006, 10:12 PM
$54.95, plus tax, of course.

Sounds kind of silly, right? I'm still asked once or twice a year by college graduates, "How much does advertising cost?"

TIMC
January 9, 2006, 10:52 PM
I used to have this happen all the time when I was in the business and also worked a full time job at a large facility. People would call or come to me and ask "how much for this or that caliber gun" My answer woould always be what is your budget? I can get you in a Yugo ar a Fararri depending on how much you want to spend, they will both get you there. It's all a matter of style and dependability. From there I would start to find out more of what they really wanted.
Try it next time.

newfalguy101
January 9, 2006, 10:58 PM
I like that approach TIMC, it puts it right back on them in such a way as to make them decide what THEY really want.

Sounds like I need to find out what they want to spend and go from there.

Thanks guys

Freedomv
January 9, 2006, 11:03 PM
The old saying "If you have to ask, you can not afford it." applies to this situation.

Vern

ball3006
January 10, 2006, 03:14 PM
the CMP........best bang for the buck in a 3006.......chris3

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