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Almost broke down and cried in the gun store

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Cougfan2, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. Cougfan2

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    I was at a local gun store over lunch and saw a guy walk in with a fairly new EBR. Looked to be a piston upper with a full rail kit along with an ACOG. I over heard the guy saying he wanted to sell it and asking what he could get for it. The guy behind the counter said $400.00 and the guy agreed to it!!! :what: I had to bite my tongue from yelling out "I'll give you $600.00.

    Why don't I ever meet these guys first! :(
     
  2. indoorsoccerfrea

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    acogs are expensive, not to mention the gun!
     
  3. dunlop

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    i would of said something, thats just crazy
    The guy thats was behind the counter is prob shooting it rite now
     
  4. smee781

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    Wow:banghead:
     
  5. CSestp

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    I would have said: "Ill offer $475.00"
     
  6. Eightball

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    Holy......

    .....wow. You should've spoken up; you would've either made that guy get his head on straight, or offered something better so that he would get more $$$ and be happy, and you walk off with the deal of the year.
     
  7. 66912

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    Cougfan, I am now a Portlander, what gun store was this if you do not mind? I hate to say this but I see a gunshop owner who does this to the uninformed as unethical as someone who takes advantage of an ederly person who seems to not know any better.
     
  8. takhtakaal

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    I wouldn't continue to give a shop like that my business. If they'd rip him off, they'd do the very same to you, too.
     
  9. Cougfan2

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    i would of said something, thats just crazy
    The guy thats was behind the counter is prob shooting it rite now


    I thought about that, but the guy behind the counter DID ask the guy what he wanted for it and the guy selling it said "I trust your judgement. Tell me what you'll give me for it.". If I had seen him before he walked in the store I would have bought it right there in the parking lot.
     
  10. Sinixstar

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    I'll never understand in this day and age why people don't do their own research first. Asking the guy behind a glass counter - who's looking to make as much money off of you as possible - what his opinion is... is well...
    yea
     
  11. Cougfan2

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    66912 This was Northwest Armory. I've seen them do some things there before to people that didn't know what they had. Don't think I'll be going back there.
     
  12. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Wow. Yeah, that never happens to me. I *would* have said something, no matter what the repurcussions - would have offered him $500 or $600 - even if it was a FACOG, that's a good deal - man I HOPE it was a facog and not a real one on the package there or the guy got hosed badly - wonder if the store or the individual ended up with it.
     
  13. Cougfan2

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    PremiumSauces Unfortunately it was a real ACOG. Even if I didn't want to buy it I would have suggested he take it to the gun show this weekend. I bet he could get at least $750.00 for it.
     
  14. takhtakaal

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    How could somebody be in possession of that much rifle (guessing $1,800 to put together, minimum, maybe $2k tops) and take half of what the optic itself goes for?

    Doesn't that seem fishy?
     
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    The guy said I trust your opinion and the clerk was still going to rip him off.
    I would of spoke up and said its worth alot more then that.
    If You wanted it for that kind of deal you should of spoke up. I know shops do not like that but they were screwing the guy who said he trusted them.
     
  16. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Then there's always the possibility that it's stolen, and the gun shop bears the risk of losing it entirely to the owner when/if it is discovered as stolen. I suppose one could make an argument that the shops must lowball excessively to account for this risk. Just today an add in the paper says "Russian sniper rifle [doesn't say what kind], 7.62x54mm, plus 200 rounds ammo, $250" - is that a smokin deal, regardless of which rifle? Yes. Did I call? No, it's TOO good - probably stolen, I thought. Why oh why oh why isn't there a PUBLIC database (website) where one can simply type in a make, model and serial number and discover just simply "yes" or "no" whether the gun is on a stolen gun list???? :mad: :cuss:
     
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    +1 for takhaheel. It was a shady transaction. NO ONE would dump that much money into their AR and sell it for $400. Maybe it was stolen?
    At least you would take your ACOG off and get hosed on the rifle.
     
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    Cougfan2, you are as guilty as the guy behind the counter for not speaking up.

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, right?
     
  19. Sinixstar

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    Because for something like that to work - you would need a fairly comprehensive database to track said guns. Isn't that one of the things we're kind of opposed to in the first place?
    I agree it's a good idea - but how to implement it correctly becomes a bit of a slippery slope...
     
  20. dunlop

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    "i trust your judgement"" WOW ... i really dont like people that arnt honest
     
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    praharin Excuse m all to s***, but I am not the world's conscience and the guy agreed to it before i even had a chance to say anything. :fire:
     
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    I don't think that saying something to the guy in the shop would have been any more ethical than what the shop keeper did. As angry as I might have been, that is his place of business and interruption of it would have been, in my opinion, wrong. If you want to get into the gun buying at a discount business place a want ad or open your own shop.

    Just my $.02 worth.
     
  23. dunlop

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    u really need to go back and see how much he sells it for now :rolleyes:
     
  24. highorder

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    That rifle was stolen. It had to be.
     
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    Sounds about right for a Mosin... They come in "sniper" trim...

    I would have called.
     
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