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hso
October 11, 2012, 06:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltK-bDbADa8&feature=related

Nice phrase "...invest in a safe, not buy a safe".

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beatledog7
October 11, 2012, 07:43 PM
Good stuff. Key take-away for me is that so many RSC sellers have no idea what they're selling, and don't really care.

I bought from a specialty store, and while I didn't spend megabucks, I know what I have.

1KPerDay
October 11, 2012, 07:56 PM
Good video. Thankfully they let the safe guy do the talking. Fort Knox rules, BTW.

a1abdj
October 13, 2012, 01:03 AM
The only problem I have with these types of videos, and the types of guys that are making them, is that they usually aren't the authorities that they're putting themselves out to be.

People assume that because somebody sells safes, or even makes safes, that they know something about them. Many manufacturers, and many gun safe retailers, have little experience in the security business, and little hands on experience.

I know how a safe keeps somebody out, because I break into them. I know what it takes for a bad guy to haul a safe out of your house, because I move them. I know good design vs. bad design because I repair those that were poorly designed. I'm intimately familiar with the differences from one type/brand/model to another, because I work on all of them.

If a "safe guy" doesn't do these things, I would take anything he says with a grain of salt. The guy on this video certainly says some truthful things, but they said at the beginning of the video that he is the most knowledgeable safe guy in the US. I know a lot of guys that know a lot about safes. I've never heard this guy's name. He doesn't appear to belong to any of the professional organizations that knowledgeable safe guys belong to.

One easy test for a self proclaimed "safe company" is to ask the salesman what happens when you have a warranty issue with your new safe. If they tell you to call the manufacturer, they probably do not do the warranty work for the very product that they are selling. That says a lot.

It's still an OK video that makes some good points. I just don't trust these gun safe manufacturers or salesmen that try to come across as the experts that they certainly are not. Maybe one of these days, I'll make some Youtube videos. ;)

hso
October 13, 2012, 01:32 AM
but they said at the beginning of the video that he is the most knowledgeable safe guy in the US

I expect that everyone takes that as hyperbole as opposed an objective informed position. Everyone here would be expected to recognize the overstatement simply because they can read the discussions here.

That aside, the value in the video is that it illustrates and drives home that there's much more knowledge about safes needed to make a decision on what to purchase and that there are clear signs the clerk selling an RSC in a big box retailer knows enough to sound convincing to the uninformed, but not the prepared shopper.

Maybe one of these days, I'll make some Youtube videos.

I wish you would. It would be of great benefit to others.

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