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A good birthday.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Adam5, Oct 8, 2010.

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  1. Adam5

    Adam5 Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    Metro Atlanta, Ga
    Yesterday was my birthday and I spent it hanging around with my wife. She wanted to go to the Outlet Mall in Dawsonville, which normally means I hang around with her while she goes to Coach, Burbury, etc and looks at designer purses. After way less time than usual, she claims to be bored and I ask where she wants to go. She replies by asking if I want to go see Derek at 400 Jewelry and Loan (my favorite gun dealer). I told her that I would just want to spend money if I went there and she reminded me that it was birthday after all.

    I was at 400 Jewelry and Loan a week ago looking at J-frames. They had stainless models for $350 + tax before the $50 rebate from S&W and knew which one I wanted. As I'm looking at it, Derek says to hang on a minute that he has an idea. He pulls out a used 638-3 that was traded in by a Dawson Co. deputy who used it for a bug. It's in near perfect shape with just a faint drag line on the cylinder and a slight scrape on one of the grips. He has it marked for $325 + tax. He tells me that I don't want to mess with the rebate, that I can have it for $300 OTD.

    I said yes, grabbed a Blackhawk pocket holster and asked for a box of cheap range ammo for now. As I'm filling out the 4473, my wife tells him that it's my birthday and he says in that case, just give him $310 even for the pistol and the $10 holster, and happy birthday, the ammo is on him. After we paid and got in the car, I looked in the bag, and not only did he give me a box of S&B range ammo, but he also gave me a box of 125+p Gold Dots for carry.

    This is why I will continue to go to Derek at 400 J&L for purchases. They always take care of returning customers, and offer a level of customer service that an internet dealer can't touch. It also shows that my wife really does know and love me.

    Now I just need to get this to the range!



  2. tom327

    tom327 Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    I'd say it was a perfect birthday!
    Congratulations, and Happy Birthday.
  3. hawkass13

    hawkass13 Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Western Kentucky
    That is awesome.
    Happy Birthday.
  4. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Nashville, Tn.
    Happy birthday to you! That is a cool pistol...and good looking too! Your wife understands the birthday thing very well. One like that only needs to happen once. That shop is the kind we all would like.

  5. docnyt

    docnyt Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    HeArT of DiXiE
    Oh wow. Don't you wish all birthdays and holidays were like that?
  6. Birdmang

    Birdmang Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    That is beautiful. I had a chance to trade for one of these babies before and I passed it up, I wish I hadn't.
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