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"Buy Once, Cry Once" I don't get it.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Berg, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. Certaindeaf

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    You got it figured out yet Berg?
     
  2. Rembrandt

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    For the most part consumers make their decisions based on either price or quality. That's pretty evident just looking at threads about "what should I buy?"

    Most don't have unlimited resources to buy Wilson Combat Supergrades and Perrazzi's.....hence the compromise to get the best quality they can afford. For those who compromise, it's a still boils down to price. I'm pretty sure Donald Trump doesn't want the "best buy" based on price, he chooses the best quality.....and doesn't shed a tear. I tend to have Donald Trump tastes and occasionally pick up high end quality, unlike him I tend to cry a little.
     
  3. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Buy crap with a lifetime warranty and you buy a lifetime of crap!
     
  4. Berg

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    Yeah see post #6 on the first page.;)

    But that's not stopping folks from making sure I know the answer :cool:
     
  5. FROGO207

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    Yeah you know all about overkill and never enough of it don't you??:what::D

    On that note I bought a bakers dozen High Points after the second debate to spite a much smarter person than I.:D
     
  6. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Keep in mind that price does not directly translate to quality. But very often, quality translates to price.
     
  7. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Depends on what it is:

    The Ruger P95 and Maverick 88 turn it on its head--and are just as good(or better) than anything in their category.

    While for scopes and AR's --it starts with Ziess and Colt

    Buy wisely
     
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    Ity costs you once , crap costs you every time it breaks, which on cheap stuffs frequently
     
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    People say that the reasons AR's are so expensive is because they are hand made, like a Maserati. I say I don't want a "Maserati" gun, I just want a Ford or Chevy type of gun. Something dependable, but not out-friggin-rageous!
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  10. oneounceload

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    ARs are about as handmade as a Mossberg..............get real

    Take a look at what folks in NZ pay, at the "World's largest Gun Store" (their description)

    http://www.guncity.co.nz/223-xidg28309.html

    When you see what others pay, maybe folks here will stop whining - and that is from another gun-friendly country
     
  11. 76shuvlinoff

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    I try to buy quality firearms, knives, furniture, and tools. I'd post a list of what I think is quality but no matter what I listed someone would call me a fool.

    It's an internet thing but you get the point.
     
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    Along the lines of this thread, the best advice I ever received on firearms was from a gun store owner "Buy the best you can afford".
     
  13. jcwit

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    And many times one receives real value from a less expensive product.

    Not everyone needs a custom built $3000.00 rifle to shoot 1 hole groups at 100 or 200 yards.

    Nor does everyone need a $1000 to $2000 :Leica scope or a $4000 dollar Schmidt & Bender scope.

    Do we all drive Bentlys and Roll Royces?
     
  14. Warp

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    People have no freaking clue what they are talking about.
     
  15. wally

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    If it were only that simple!
     
  16. 9MMare

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    Totally. I made this mistake with my first mounted shooting SA revolvers. I was getting into the sport and had alot of expenses.

    Found a "good deal" (you have to buy 2 guns) and thought I was good.

    They were junk and altho most guns for mounted shooting need additional smithing for competition (altho some now come competition-ready)....I wasted alot of time at the SAS gunsmith and those guns never ran reliably. I'd get partway thru a meet and have to borrow guns. My entire first yr was that way.

    It was frustrating and lost me matches and slowed down my developing some skills.

    I ended up just giving up on them and buying standard reliable guns available in the sport and the guy I bought them from did the additional work on them for $25/gun (instead of the normal approx. $200/pr). And the absolute relief from not having to worry about my guns performing allowed me to focus on my own performance....and we had a ton of fun and won some $$.

    Just imagine if you had that peace of mind with self-defense guns? Fortunately for me, I did that right from the start :eek:
     
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    First question on Otis Quick-Scoring I.Q. test: "What does 'buy once, cry once' mean?" :evil:
     
  18. RFMan

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    It probably means...you haven't done it yet :)
     
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    As others have said, it's better to spend the extra on quality up front.
     
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    IMHO, its better to buy what suits your needs.

    One may need to take into consideration ones age, and financial situation along with others factors. Price alone is not the only deciding factor as to what one needs or its quality.
     
  21. Warp

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    Of course not, and nobody said nor implied that.
     
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    I have always purchased the cheapest I could find and have been doing so for decades. I use my **** hard, put it away dirty and it all keeps going year after year.
     
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    Buyer Beware............ Never saw/heard the cry comment.
     
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    I really like the quote Brownell's has in the front of their catalogs:


     
  25. Ian Sean

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    The saying I use most often is probably, "Buy cheap...Buy twice".

    Most often comes true on tools and optics, I try to stick to high quality and US made as much as possible myself.
     
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