Good Day at the Car Lot.


October 12, 2010, 08:00 PM
Had a truck I wanted to sell and my asking price was 2000. The guy who owned the lot drove it and offered me 1800. I was happy with the deal but just to excercise some negotiating skills I said
"I would really like 2000, but I like guns and anything else that goes with them"
I wound up with 1800 plus a sweet shooting Rossi 62 SA pump .22. Good day indeed.

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October 12, 2010, 08:28 PM
Never hurts to ask, right? Good thinking.

The Lone Haranguer
October 12, 2010, 10:35 PM
I once sold a car for $75 and a Colt .25 automatic. (I don't remember if it was a 1908 "vest pocket" or the later "Junior" Colt made by Astra.) I sold the gun later for $125, so I actually wound up with more than I originally asked for the car. :D (This was c. 1981 and it was a POS car.)

October 12, 2010, 11:51 PM
Nice deal!

October 12, 2010, 11:53 PM
When I was a kid, I was with my Dad when he traded a Ford Maverick, pea soup green, for a SKB over-under 12 gauge. I can't remember which model, but I was so happy, I was so ashamed to be seen in that car, but so proud to be seen with that shotgun.

October 12, 2010, 11:58 PM
I have one of those Rossi 62a rifles. Without a doubt one of the funnest guns to shoot that I own. Congrats

evan price
October 13, 2010, 02:29 AM
I swapped an old beater Pontiac for a S&W 1911PD. Sold the S&W 1911PD for more than I was asking for the Pontiac. I'd rather trade than sell in many cases.

October 13, 2010, 08:59 AM
I bought a used car from the police impound lot once, and found a gun in the door when I investigated that rattling noise. Funny thing is the gun was worth more than the car, it was a Colt .45 of some flavor I hastely traded away for my Ruger 77/22 Mk II.

October 13, 2010, 06:44 PM
When my father used to paint and hang wallpaper as a side job back in the 70's. If he saw a gun in a corner somewhere he often asked to trade his labor for the gun.

He got a Marlin 980 DL .22 mag and a Savage Fox Model B double barrel .410 that way, not sure how many others.

I still have and use them.

October 13, 2010, 07:11 PM
I once owned a 1983 buick riviera that had no reverse and rust holes the size of watermelons in the body. I traded it for my very first gun. A .25-06 model 70 winchester.

October 13, 2010, 09:17 PM
Several years back I replaced a Garage door opener for a nice older couple that I had done some remodeling for a little while before. Super Super nice people and they had had a lightning storm which hit the opener (damn thing was TOASTED). I had chatted with the fella quite a bit when I remodeled their kitchen and he knew I was a "gun guy". Now mind you I was doing this opener free of charge because I knew they were on a very tight budget and they had pretty much shot their load remodeling the kitchen just a couple of weeks previously and I knew they had to have an opener because of their age. Fella comes out to the garage as I was testing the new opener and says "How much I owe you son" I said " I already told you no charge and it was no problem" He said "c'mere boy I got something you will love". Man pulls out a PRISTINE pre 1970 Browning 30/06. When I say pristine I mean the damn thing didn't look like it had ever been out of the house!!!! Looked to me that it had not had any more than MAYBE 50 rounds put through it. I asked, he said he had killed 16 deer with it so It had been fired around 20 times!!! Now mind you by this time I was having a bit of a time containing my excitement since this was a firearm that was made when THEY MADE FIREARMS!!!! Man had bought it brand new in 1963 I think he said. Man hands me this rifle and says "What do you think about that" Of course I had a bit of a problem answering with all the drool that was finding its way from my lowered jaw!! I managed to stumble out a "Damn fine looking rifle sir" Man looked me square in the eye and said "Treat her well and she will treat you the same". Needless to say I was in total shock and the retard in me was saying "Sir I can't take this rifle for that little bit of work I just did for you" LUCKILY the man had better sense than I and INSISTED that I take it. He stated that he could no longer hunt and since he didn't have any kids it would just end up going to the state when he passed and that he would rather see it go into the hands of someone that would cherish it as much as he. Rifle still resides in my collection to this day and will go to my oldest upon my passing with the hopes that he will treat it with the same respect and caring as I have. Just goes to show you, treat others well and it can and will come back to you !!

October 14, 2010, 02:13 PM
One of my Brother's in law owns his own body shop. Every car he has ever owned is one that had been wrecked. He buys them cheap from the insurance company, rebuilds and drives them.

His current truck, an '07 F-150 had only 600 miles on it when he bought it. While repairing it he found a 9mm pistol inside the door (I don't recall the brand). He figured that an assembly worker was afraid of getting caught with it at work and ditched it there.

He turned it over to local police who ran the SN and it came back clean. They told him he could keep it.

October 14, 2010, 02:53 PM
One of the local dealerships is running a "Buy a truck, get a gun" special.

I know that some people here are used to this kind of thing, but I emigrated from CA, where this sort of thing is pretty much unheard of. After I saw the commercial I was like, "I love this state!"

When I sell my car to get a truck, if I get an offer short of what I am asking, I'll just ask if they have any firearms they are willing to part with. Or ammo, I could always use more ammo.

October 14, 2010, 07:37 PM
11 years ago I swapped a Case of Beer for a fairly nice 21spd mountain bike. 2 weeks later I got tired of riding a bike so swapped it for a 1972 HQ Holden Kingswood Station wagon* 173ci I6 with 3spd manual column change. That was absolutely STUFFED!
The Tailgate window didn't wind up,
The front passenger door didn`t open from the inside half the time,
The rear passenger doors didn`t open at all,
There were no door locks, or ignition lock.
There were no keys. You started, & stopped, it by pushing in, or pulling out, a rod that had been taped to the top of the steering column & disappeared into the dash. :eek:
The right rear quater had been Stoved in and the body was full of rust.
It failed a Roadworthy test on 64 out of 65 points.The ONE passing point? it had bumpstops! :what:
But it had Mag wheels and Tinted windows :cool:
Funnily enough, the Drivetrain never missed a beat & went like a power of p*ss.
Which I then swapped 6months later for a 30-06 BRNO Bolt action with a 4x32 scope. It's still in the "gun locker today

(*Holden is an Australian Car company. The Pontiac G8 & new GTO are Re-Badged Holden Commodores. This is a Kingswood)

October 14, 2010, 08:07 PM
Only in Texas.....I really need to move there.

October 15, 2010, 02:24 PM
It's a part of negotiating that I learned. Get a good deal, then ask for something to sweeten it.

October 15, 2010, 02:39 PM
The only work-firearm trade I've done was for an unknown-brand Italian SAA clone in .38/.357 (my first experience with a SAA pattern). Horribly inaccurate and would bind up at least once per cylinder; sold it in a hurry for $150, which was a little less than I had into my labor. Fair trade, though.

October 15, 2010, 03:30 PM
I once picked up an old truck bumper at auction for a dollar. I never got around to installing it. Later, when I was getting ready to move, I traded it and some other junk for an RG-66 revolver.

Some would say that I got gypped.

October 15, 2010, 06:33 PM
Been a few years back, but I traded 100 liters of ESSO coupons in Germany for a nice Polizei Walther PP. Gas was probably used up in a weekend or so, but that nice ol' PP cleaned up nice and came back home where it sits in my cabinet.

October 16, 2010, 08:16 AM
swapped it for a 1972 HQ Holden Kingswood Station wagon

Not the Kingswood!!!

I used to have a '73 HQ Premier Wagon. Had the 253ci V8 in it.....thirstiest dang car I ever owned, my '76 500ci Cadillac Eldorado got better mileage!

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