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What was your last impulse buy that you had buyers remorse over?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 460Shooter, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Active Member

    I gave a buddy $250 for a CZ-52. Wasn't really an impulse buy so much as a favor. If I had it do again I'd just loan him the $250 but I thought I'd like it when I bought it. But I also thought surplus 7.62x25 was abundant and cheap, I was wrong....... That's twice now:banghead::banghead:

    I've been looking for a trade but apparently no one else wants one either, and as a policy I don't sell guns. I either keep or trade, I guess that's a little strange now that I think of it but that's the way I am.
  2. PabloJ

    PabloJ New Member

    Smith & Wesson Model 940.
  3. skywalkrNCSU

    skywalkrNCSU New Member

    I snagged a real nice billet lower at normal prices during the peak of the craze and now I regret it because it might just turn into another rifle. I can afford the lower, the rifle will be a stretch lol
  4. Blakenzy

    Blakenzy New Member

    Edit: disregard, regretted the purchase for other reasons than cost.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  5. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Active Member

    I have no doubt that once I take possesion of the revolver, the money will be a distant memory. So will the regret.
  6. BRE346

    BRE346 New Member

    A Springfield XD-9 Service. Turned out to be heavy and clumsy. Traded for an S&W 642 snubby. Now that was a neat little gun but it beat up my hand and wrist. Traded for a S&W 60-4. I understand it's a bit rare but oh how nice it shoots for me.

    A CZ P07 Duty was an impulse buy. I wish now I hadn't sold it.
  7. wally

    wally Active Member

    Chiappa 1911-22. Read one good review, saw one at a gun show and bought it. Biggest POS ever, even my Jennings is more reliable at ~1/4 the cost. I had to pay to ship it back for "warranty repair" and it came back if anything functioning worse.
  8. Babarsac

    Babarsac New Member

    Sig 226 with some extras and European proof codes. Could never get used to the way the thing handled. Don't get me wrong it's a beautiful piece of machinery but just not for me.

    Currently watching an auction on a K-22 Masterpiece...
  9. Havok7416

    Havok7416 Active Member

    Forgot about that one. I bought a Chiappa 1911-22 also and it was utter trash. I did manage to offload on a guy (with full disclosure) for a loss.
  10. cougar1717

    cougar1717 Member

    I went to a gun auction exactly once - a live one with an auctioneer. Spent too much (especially with a background check fee per individual firearm.) Definitely had some buyer's remorse over those. Then, I also thought I received too little - both firearms needed repair. I've never attended another one.
  11. Lj1941

    Lj1941 New Member

    Model 1895 Nagant

    It looked like a neat purchase at the time for my collection.I still thought it wasn't too bad until I fired it.It's horrible trigger pull made me decide that at short range I could better defend myself by throwing it at an assailent than firing it. Even at $99.95 I decided it was a mistake! Anyhow-At least I have a piece of history and that is all it is supposed to be.Next time I will read the thread more closely before I make a post.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  12. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Active Member

    Just to be clear, I'm talking about buyer's remorse over the price and an impussive buy, not dissapointment that a gun was sub-par or didn't work properly.
  13. ACP

    ACP New Member


    beautiful gun, reliable, accurate. but large and heavy for CC. And I forgot that I really, really don't care for 9mm or hi-caps. So, it's gone, but I didn't lose TOO much on the deal.
  14. adp

    adp New Member

    With all due respects auctions, especially internet auctions, are for suckers. Ideally you want sellers to compete for your business, not the other way around.
  15. gp911

    gp911 New Member

    When I bought my first AR in 2005 I didn't have a lot of money, but I decided I needed a Bushmaster AR and bought one with the A2 integrated carry handle and HBAR. After shooting it for a bit I realized I could have two guns for the $750 I had tied up in it, plus I just felt bad for paying that much for a gun that left me cold. Replaced it with a stainless .357 Blackhawk and an SP101.
  16. Ankeny

    Ankeny New Member

    Last week I bought a brand new AR-15 (yeah I know this is in handguns) at a decent price, just because it was a decent price. I really don't have a use (other than plinking and maybe coyote hunting) for a black rifle, so after a restless night, I decided to sell the gun to get my money back or maybe even at a profit. A friend of mine (the dealer) told me to shoot the rifle first because I could get my money back even if the rifle was used.

    I shot a few groups with cheap ammo imported by Federal and what a crappy shooter. Then the buyer's remorse really set in...impulse buy, too much money, no real need for the gun. This morning I loaded up some 55 grain V-Max, 60 grain V-Max, and 55 grain Blitzkings. I shot 3 five shot groups back to back at a 100 yards. All three groups were under one MOA including the "fliers". This afternoon I ordered several hundred dollars worth of aftermarket parts. I also had another dealer buddy set back a 500 pack of 5.56 ammo out of his stash. I think I have a new coyote gun that can double as a defensive firearm. A suppressor is next on the list.
  17. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Active Member

    Ummmm, this is a one sided and illogical statement. "Ideally". When was the last time the gun market was ideal. Online auctions are only for suckers if you are overpaying for an easily found item, or in this case, a gun that your local shops can get easily. I inquired at three different shops, and they all told me the same thing. "Yeah, that's going to be pretty hard to find." So buying one online makes perfect sense.

    By the way, online sellers ARE competing for your business. That much is obvious when you see that different sellers are selling the same items for different prices. They still have a minimum they can sell an item for and turn a profit to make it worth their time. So again, your comment is illogical.
  18. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Active Member

    I have no buyers remorse over any gun I have ever purchased. I do my research and do not impulse buy. I won't buy junk and won't over pay for something I want. It took me 9 months to pull the trigger on the last rifle I bought. When I was comfortable with the purchase I bought it.

    I have bought pistols the same day that I saw them but when I saw them I already had a clear image of what I was buying because it was something that I had already thought over, new I afford it, and new that I would buy it if I saw one come available, like a smith 28 4" in pristine condition.

    I would really like a new old stock 27 but I know it won't shoot any better than a new old stock 28 will so I have passed up 2 of them so far, didn't even check them out when I saw them at a gun show. With the routine I use I've never disappointed myself with any of my purchases. Maybe I'm to practical. I haven't got stung yet but I know if I drop my guard I will be.
  19. ACP

    ACP New Member

    Ankeny, welcome to the sickness! :)

    I actually just sold a Colt MT6400 because I was turning it into a charm bracelet (about $1,000 in accessories on a $1200 gun!!) instead of the basic, lightweight carbine I prefer.

    So, I sold the Colt flattop and kept the decade-old Bushmaster with the A2 sights.
  20. rodensouth

    rodensouth Member

    Oh yes a few times, because I was more impulsive before I realized credit cards are devil spawn.

    Most memorable was the Benelli M4. Wife driving me home from Gander Mountain escapade after dinner and libations, called dad for affirmation and got :eek: instead. I just could not put it down after the guy handed it to me. I kept it in my hands until sweet wife was through with transaction and they made me box it up to carry it out. I hardly slept that night hearing dads words ringing in my mind, "You paid how much for a shotgun?!?":uhoh:

    The next day at the range solved ALL that remorseful feeling, and it would be one of the last guns to go if I was forced to liquidate.

    Once I cleared my debt and started buying with cash only, I was happy that I acquired some of what I have before realizing I couldn't really afford it at the time! The others I sold to pay off the credit card. ;)

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