Buds gun shop testimonial


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gfpd707
November 30, 2010, 06:10 PM
Although I have not picked my rifle up yet it has been nothing but an excellent deal so far. I ordered my firearm late saturday afternoon and after less than 72 hours and 6 emails keeping me informed it is sitting at my ffl waiting for me. This is my first online purchase of a gun and I can tell it wont be my last. Now I just have to wait until tomorow after work to pick it up. :D

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az_imuth
November 30, 2010, 09:23 PM
I've purchased several firearms from them and they have always been top notch to deal with. I especially like the online updates/notifications throughout the process from beginning to end, not to mention the competitive prices.

gfpd707
November 30, 2010, 09:31 PM
The constant email updates as my rifle mad it through the process of being sent we great. I have never had a company that was that trnaperant about the process of sending a product to its customer.

PowerJoker6.0
November 30, 2010, 09:38 PM
im glad to hear they are working out for you, i was considering getting my M1A from them but decided to help a local guy out instead. enjoy the new gun!

wvshooter
November 30, 2010, 10:19 PM
I've only bought one gun from Bud's but the experience was great. I'm sure I'll be using them again.

gfpd707
November 30, 2010, 10:45 PM
I would have bought it locally but I dont have much selection here in central illinois. The two nearest to me always act like selling a gun is an hassle for them.

DasFriek
December 1, 2010, 10:29 AM
Almost 2 weeks ago i did a special order with a local shop for a Kahr MK9 and i know from previous experience talking to other shops its not an easy gun to get quickly.

I put $100 deposit down and to be picked up at the first of the year, I was supposed to be called with-in one week as he said he would have it that fast and i could come in and inspect it. I haven't heard from them and didn't call as i want a reason to go to the shop in person anyhow. I think they are being a little bit unrealistic in how fast they can get the gun from what i hear from other shops.
But they are a smaller than my usual shop thats locally owned and did me right by a deal i just did so i wanted to give them the benefit of doubt and let them attempt it.
Anyhow im going today to see if it came in or ever will.

Why i tell you this is Buds is my back-up plan and they seem to always have 1 or 3 versions of this hard to find gun in stock at any time. I think i have a 50/50 chance ill be buying from buds.
BTW the local shop quoted me a price $7 cheaper than Buds, So they really want my business and ill do my best to keep it local. But you can bet when the day comes i have the full amount of cash if the LGS don't have my gun yet ill cancel the order and be on the phone with Buds.

Ive NEVER ordered a gun online, But i have no fear of doing it with Buds. And luckily another shop will do $20 transfers.
So for me to put that much faith in an online shop ive never bought from for such a high dollar amount is very unusual for me. So Buds must be doing something very right imo to get that kind of blind trust from me.

nwilliams
December 1, 2010, 03:58 PM
Bud's is a great place to deal with. I ordered a Sig 556 from them not too long ago when they were on sale. Fast shipping and very good prices, I would order from them again.

Vertical453
December 1, 2010, 04:33 PM
Almost 2 weeks ago i did a special order with a local shop for a Kahr MK9 and i know from previous experience talking to other shops its not an easy gun to get quickly.

I put $100 deposit down and to be picked up at the first of the year, I was supposed to be called with-in one week as he said he would have it that fast and i could come in and inspect it. I haven't heard from them and didn't call as i want a reason to go to the shop in person anyhow. I think they are being a little bit unrealistic in how fast they can get the gun from what i hear from other shops.
But they are a smaller than my usual shop thats locally owned and did me right by a deal i just did so i wanted to give them the benefit of doubt and let them attempt it.
Anyhow im going today to see if it came in or ever will.

Why i tell you this is Buds is my back-up plan and they seem to always have 1 or 3 versions of this hard to find gun in stock at any time. I think i have a 50/50 chance ill be buying from buds.
BTW the local shop quoted me a price $7 cheaper than Buds, So they really want my business and ill do my best to keep it local. But you can bet when the day comes i have the full amount of cash if the LGS don't have my gun yet ill cancel the order and be on the phone with Buds.

Ive NEVER ordered a gun online, But i have no fear of doing it with Buds. And luckily another shop will do $20 transfers.
So for me to put that much faith in an online shop ive never bought from for such a high dollar amount is very unusual for me. So Buds must be doing something very right imo to get that kind of blind trust from me.

I hate that. I have a local shop that is only about 2 blocks away from me. I just moved here a year ago so I decided to stop over and see what they had. Long story short, I asked if they could get me in a NEF 20g single shot. They said sure, and that they had to order some shotguns anyway so it shouldn't take longer than a week. Never called.

After a month I called back and they basically said they weren't ordering any now...

Good for them. I live in a small town, and between me and my father, we are planning on spending over 2 grand on firearms within the next month or so. So they didn't just lose out on a single shot shotgun.

EDIT: To stay on topic. Buds is great. I've ordered there before but I tend to not have a problem paying a tad more at a local place to help them out. When it comes to availability of firearms though, especially if you live in a smaller town with small gun shops, Buds CANNOT be beat.

Sock Puppet
December 1, 2010, 04:49 PM
And luckily another shop will do $20 transfers.

Be sure to ask them specifically about Buds. I ordered a super nice O/U late last week, and when I set up the delivery to my local FFL they said As long as it's not from Bud's, no problem." After talking to them a bit, they feel Bud's is really hurting their business by selling exactly what they have on the shelf for less than the can sell it for.

BP Hunter
December 1, 2010, 05:53 PM
I have purchased about 5 guns from buds the past 2 years. They have been excellent in keeping you informed where your toy is. They deliver as fast as 2 days but my last purchase 2 weeks ago took a total of 8 business days.

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