Too good to be true?


May 2, 2009, 10:52 PM
I'm thinking about buying a certain gun off of, the price for this gun is about 15% cheaper than I have seen it anywhere else, I was wondering if anyone has dealt with these guys. Looks legitimate, just trying to be smart.

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May 2, 2009, 11:07 PM
whoops, looks like I posted this in the wrong place. Feel free to move it to the appropriate place, mods.

May 2, 2009, 11:08 PM
Bud's is good. I have good experience with them, haven't heard any bad.

May 3, 2009, 01:56 AM
Bud's is legit and well respected. The thing you have to add to that is your local transfer fee. Some places you can find transfers for $20 or less. Other FFL's want 10% of the purchase price + $50. So be sure and plan out who is going to receive it for you and what they are going to charge for the service.

High Planes Drifter
May 3, 2009, 02:24 AM
Buds is legit. My older brother has dealt with them.

BTW- in regards to what Oro mentioned, try your local pawn shop for the FFL transfer. I've found they are usually lower than your typical gun shop for transfer fees.

May 3, 2009, 02:47 AM
Bud's is legit, and they are having a web site only sale this weekend :) As for FFL fees, the FFL I use is an old time pawn shop that charges $10! My favorite gunshop charges $40!

Ky Larry
May 3, 2009, 07:52 AM
I've delt with Bud for over 20 years. Never had a single problem. He has always treated me and everyone I know fair and square.

May 3, 2009, 08:00 AM
I've heard only positive reviews of Bud's, but I just can't believe you found something you want that's actually in-stock!! I've had 3 or 4 things on my "wish list" over there for months, broke down last week and paid a few dollars more (~$10?) for my new CCW by picking it up through Gun Broker.

May 5, 2009, 10:10 AM
PM me here and I'll try to get them fixed. Sorry about the out of stock stuff but we have 40,000 people who visit our webpage a day.With what we offer with our service and pricing we sell a little bit of stuff and have a hard time keeping stuff in stock. Sorry for any inconvenience and hope we can do buisness in the future.

May 5, 2009, 12:20 PM
Buds is great to deal with, wonderfull company. Specifically its one of the very few sights you should ever even bother to check for handguns. Have bought a few items from them. This past weekend ordered a NEF 12ga (its a Copy of a Remington 870, but actually nicer than express models) for $167! Bought a $99 shipped Hi-Point from them a couple months ago also. My local FFL charges $10 and its nice to avoid the sales tax. If you check VERY OFTEN you can find the more difficult to find stuff, like keltecs, the $300 Ruger 9mms, $258 Bersa Thunders, etc. Generally Buds does not price gouge customers, so guns of high value/demand are difficult to find in stock, they just sale out within minutes.

Of the really high demand stuff about the only thing I've never found is a Keltec PF9 (I check several times a day) or any Keltec rifle. For the first time over the weekend I knoticed a semi-price gouge on a Keltec P3AT for $299. That would be a fine price for many people I guess, I have seem them pop up in my frequent checking for $258 or so the previous week. They take the high road on Ruger LCPs, instead of putting them on site for normal price they do acutions where they bring $450 or so. I don't blame them, I would do the same thing, then its not there fault people are willing to pay that. I did the same thing with a AR-15 Upper I had $415 in, just put in on Gunbroker with $415 start and it sales for $780, I would have felt awefull actually asking $780 for it. Keep up the good work Buds!

I've only found one item that sale that costs more than what I can find local (excluding Walmart rifles), that is a Springfield XDm, $589 vs $579 (we had about 5 vendors with these at our local show this past weekend). I think I would still technically come out cheaper b/c of sales tax issue.

May 5, 2009, 12:49 PM
Buds is very legit. They will take care of aware that they are a high volume company and thus it will probably take longer to get any issues/problems resolved.


May 5, 2009, 09:54 PM
I have to add my approval for Buds.:cool:

May 5, 2009, 09:59 PM
everything i have heard is good accept... there is always an accept... lol they might be too busy for their own good but never heard bad bout buds...

May 5, 2009, 10:49 PM
Another satisfied customer here. Ordered a rifle from them because they had the best price around. Shipping was ok, but you know how you are when waiting on a new toy to show's never fast enough. They already had my FFL's license so it was a painless ordeal.

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