I was at the LGS today (one I don't visit often, but its close to work) starting to price out the Savage Axis LH .30-06 I want. They had a few RH Axis rifles in stock, complete with scope, mounts and rings for $329.99. That's a good price, even though I would eventually replace the scope. No left handed rifles. Of course they can order one, and they have an order going in early next week. Price, $319.99, for the bare rifle. No cheap scope, no mounts, no rings.
I was a little put off by the fact that they are selling a scoped RH rifle for only $10 more than a bare LH rifle. MSRP on both rifles is the same on the Savage website.
Is it typical for a LGS to up sell a LH rifle that they can get just as easily as a RH rifle?
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February 6, 2013, 04:08 PM
How much was the scope worth?
If it is some Chinese $8.99 special, what do you expect?
Now, if it is a Leupold, Vari-X-IV, that's a whole different ball-game!:cuss:
I saw a Chinese .22 rimfire scope that sold for $4.99
Try putting that on an '06 and see how far it flies!
February 6, 2013, 04:14 PM
The rh rifle could have been a part of a special purchase by the distributor. While the lh model may have been close to a special order item.
The lgs is probably just pricing it on cost basis alone. Shipping on a single rifle could also be a factor.
February 6, 2013, 04:42 PM
The scope, while not a Swarovski or Unertl or Leupold, was a entry level Bushnell that would probate retail on its own for $35-$45. Not to mention the cost of rings and mounts.
I saw the same bare rifle at Gander Mtn advertised for $299, and Gander Mtn is usually a little overpriced on new guns and way overpriced on used, so I was rather surprised to see the price at the LGS $20 over Gander Mtn prices.
I'd have no problem paying the extra $20 if MSRP reflected the extra cost over the RH model.
Thankfully, this place isn't the only Savage dealer in the area. Worst case is I over pay a little for the rifle.