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Question for dealers, especially part-timers

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by newfalguy101, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. newfalguy101

    newfalguy101 Well-Known Member

    Ok, heres the situation:

    A guy walks in or catches you at your "real" job and asks you "how much is a 30-06??"

    No more info, has no idea what brand or action type or anything other than wanting a 30-06 to hunt deer with.

    What do you do, what do you quote for a price.

    My inclination has been to quote the "best" deal I can find and tell them the price. I usually go the Savage package route as its scoped and ready to run right out of the box.

    Man I dont like trying to guess what these guys are thinking and hoping that this is what they are after.
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Well, I usually ask "what do you want, a wood-blue gun or stainless and
    syntheic"? That gives me an idea of the price range that the potential
    customer is willing too go. If its a "bottom line" type, I too usually go the
    Savage (or Howa) package gun route. If he wants to better himself a bit,
    then the Ruger M-77 comes to mind. Once we get over the $500 mark, I
    mention the excellent choices available from Remington. I play it by ear,
    so I can adjust to each individual customer's needs and wants~!:D
  3. newfalguy101

    newfalguy101 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dan

    Anybody else want to chip in their ideas/suggestions??????
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    $54.95, plus tax, of course.

    Sounds kind of silly, right? I'm still asked once or twice a year by college graduates, "How much does advertising cost?"
  5. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    I used to have this happen all the time when I was in the business and also worked a full time job at a large facility. People would call or come to me and ask "how much for this or that caliber gun" My answer woould always be what is your budget? I can get you in a Yugo ar a Fararri depending on how much you want to spend, they will both get you there. It's all a matter of style and dependability. From there I would start to find out more of what they really wanted.
    Try it next time.
  6. newfalguy101

    newfalguy101 Well-Known Member

    I like that approach TIMC, it puts it right back on them in such a way as to make them decide what THEY really want.

    Sounds like I need to find out what they want to spend and go from there.

    Thanks guys
  7. Freedomv

    Freedomv Well-Known Member

    The old saying "If you have to ask, you can not afford it." applies to this situation.

  8. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    Pull up the web site for.....

    the CMP........best bang for the buck in a 3006.......chris3

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