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nwilliams
October 29, 2007, 06:06 AM
A local shop has a consignment FN Five-Seven for sale for $700 and the shop owner said the seller is willing to go as low as $650. The shop owner also says that the seller swears he has less than 500 rounds through it.

I can't really afford this gun right now but is it too good a deal to pass up? Should I make my credit card company happy and add a new gun to my collection?

I can't decide:banghead:

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bannockburn
October 29, 2007, 06:49 AM
Only if you really, really want/need one. Personally, both the gun and the round don't do anything for me; that is, fill a particular want or need. Nor do you want to run up your cc debt on something that even you admit you can't afford right now.

Ala Dan
October 29, 2007, 07:06 AM
$650 is quite a savings, from the $949 that I sell 'em NIB ~! :scrutiny: ;)

Princi
October 29, 2007, 07:48 AM
Keep in mind that the ammo to shoot in this thing is not cheap. It costs me roughly twice as much to shoot it as it does to shoot one of my 9mm pistols.

When I looked at them after they first came out, I said: "They is nothing that I'd ever want." Then a few years later I shot one for the first time. I doubt if I need to tell you the rest of the story.

They is a good price.

whm1974
October 29, 2007, 07:57 AM
Last time I looked the ammo was something like $30 for 50. The gun and mags are overpriced, and it cost a fortune to shoot, I think I'll pass.

-Bill

quickcanary
October 29, 2007, 08:40 PM
Keep in mind that the ammo to shoot in this thing is not cheap. It costs me roughly twice as much to shoot it as it does to shoot one of my 9mm pistols.

Sounds no different than a .45 to me...

I don't have any real desire to own one. I think it's a neat gun but, like bannockburn stated, it doesn't really do anything for me that I can't get from another pistol (aside from being "rare," "neat," and "different.")

The only reason I'd pick one up is because I've read they have a somewhat high potential to become banned, in which case they might be a good investment as you could resell it for significantly more than you paid for it. But as for buying one to keep and shoot, I just have no need for it.

Ala Dan
October 29, 2007, 09:06 PM
Ammo for the FN 5.7 x 28 runs but $23.95 for 50 rounds at our store~! :cool:

nwilliams
October 29, 2007, 10:23 PM
Thanks for the input guys, I think I'll need to sleep on it tonight and decide tomorrow.

The cost of ammo is a concern, however if I do get this gun it will be one of those guns I don't shoot very often, maybe a couple times a month. Since the cost of ammo started going up I've been doing more stockpiling of ammo rather than shooting it. If I want to practice at the range I'll shoot 9mm because its relatively cheap.

It would be nice to have one and a few 20rd mags if things go badly in the next election.:rolleyes:

bannockburn
October 30, 2007, 06:29 AM
nwilliams

I've been doing the very same thing; stockpiling ammo, because I believe that when the antis come to power, they won't take the 2A on head first. Instead they'll go after ancillary items, like magazines, accessories, and ammo. And they'll do it because there is no right to keep and bear magazines, accessories, or ammo. They'll look for any adminstrative or regulatory way to limit and constrain our 2A right, without getting into a Constitutional battle they might not win. So, stock up, batten down the bunker, and keep your powder (ammo), dry.

Mannix
October 30, 2007, 06:57 AM
Unless you can turn around and sell it again at a profit, or pay off the credit card within a couple months, I would advise against buying it.

You'd be surprised how much a "deal" can cost you when you use a credit card.

Wayne G.
October 30, 2007, 11:18 AM
Should I jump on this....

NO!!! It may damage the pistol and void the warranty!!! :neener:

OK, OK. Seriously.... At first, I say "No" b/c it's not for me. I don't care anything about it. But what about YOU!

Even though it's a good deal, ask yourself is there something else you'd rather buy for $650. All deals aside, if you have $650 to spend on ANYTHING--would this pistol still be at the top of your list? If so, there's your answer.

CPshooter
October 30, 2007, 11:29 AM
I wouldn't buy one even if it were $400, unless my goal was to re-sell it for a profit. Like someone already mentioned, unless you have a soft spot for the gun and/or the caliber, then why spend $650 dollars just because it's a good deal? You have to ask yourself if there's something better you could spend your $650 on. If you want the gun though, go for it. Nobody's stopping you and it is a good deal. Good luck.

Ghost Tracker
October 30, 2007, 11:46 AM
Buying a gun that you haven't been lookin' for because it's a good deal isn't bad business...IF you can pay CASH for it. All of us know, but sometimes won't admit, that you make your money on a good (profitable) Gun Deal when you BUY the gun, NOT when you sell it. My advice? Unless you have a $-0- balance on your Credit Card right now, pass. Borrowing money from the Credit Card Company to buy a gun should be carefully reserved for opportunities on RARE guns with AUTOMATIC profitable resale. (i.e.: a Factory PERFECT Model 12 Winchester). The FN Five-Seven is neither RARE nor Collectable. There's nine (9) of them on Gunbroker right this second without a single bid. Don't buy it.

ID_shooting
October 30, 2007, 11:49 AM
Our one and only pro-gun MD is infatuated with five-seven. I am not impressed but ti sounds like a good deal

Arsyx
October 30, 2007, 03:43 PM
If it is the IOM version I guess I would go for it. If it's the USG version I wouldn't bother.

nwilliams
October 30, 2007, 05:37 PM
Thanks guys, I think you all made some very good points and saved me some money.

I think I'll let this one pass by and put my money towards that new shotgun I've been needing.

Honestly the Five-Seven doesn't do a lot for me and I can live without one, I'm sure there is someone else who will see it and decide they can't live with out it, so I'll leave it for them.

Thanks for all the rational advice, sometimes I need a reality check:D

Papaster
October 31, 2007, 08:49 AM
Mannix has the right idea. Any good deal bought on a cc when you can't afford it is not a good deal. Interest is a powerful thing. Paying cash for good deals is an investment. Paying credit is not going to get you the return you need if you are just trying to turn a profit. And if you're looking for a shooter, getting into a niche caliber is not the way to go when you can't afford the gun in the first place.

Hokkmike
October 31, 2007, 10:54 AM
If I had the CASH I would. But I would NOT use a credit card. JMHO!

Zundfolge
October 31, 2007, 11:10 AM
Its a good deal, but not a great deal. I'd consider putting a great deal on the credit card (because if you had to you could quickly liquidated it and pay off the card and still have some left over).

Like others have said, if you have the cash get it, but don't use the credit card. After a couple months of interest this gun is no longer a good deal.

Now if you find a FiveseveN for $300-$350, jump on that even if you have to use the credit card :)

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