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Do you feel bad when taking advantage of others?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jcwalsh, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. jcwalsh

    jcwalsh Member

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    Well is it really taking advantage? There was a LNIB Beretta CX4 Storm listed for about 30 minutes on Craigslist yesterday before it got flagged. He had fired it once and installed the barrel shroud and foregrip(not pictured). He was asking $650 and I offered $500 which he jumped at. When I met him to pick it up today, I asked why he was selling it. He said that he was going to jail tomorrow if he did not pay off some debts.

    I on the other hand always keep some cash ready to pick up deals. Also, I do love Craigslist. I picked up a Glock 17 for $350 a few months back.

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  2. Big Calhoun

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    I've yet to get into any local gun deals. Waiting for the kid to come to know how much I'm going to be pinched by. Thank God for layaway

    but...

    ROTFL!!!! Honesty, +1
     
  3. Axman

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    I wouldn't call it taking advantage. You made an offer, he accepted that offer. Simple as that!
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    There's no way you could be responsible for his financial predicament.
     
  5. bruss01

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    You found a motivated seller who was willing to dicker.

    Nothing wrong with that... free commerce, you both agreed to the transaction.

    Now, it's a little different if you answer an ad in the paper that says "1963 chevy, stored a long time, 500 obo" and when you answer the ad it turns out this little old lady has her son's corvette under a tarp in the garage which he bought just before shipping out to Vietnam, and not shipping back. Rubber is shot from age but the rest is pristine under the dust cover. Then you find out she's about to lose her house because she got behind in the mortgage a couple of payments and has no way to get caught up. In that case I'd give her a generous payment for the car, re-sell it to someone who knows the real value, and split the profit with her in the form of a gift. I'm a conniving b@stard, but I do have to sleep at night too you know! This way it works out win-win.
     
  6. warth0g

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    bruss01: lol

    warthog:)
     
  7. Pax Jordana

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    )(*@#&$&*@$ CRAIGSLIST?!?

    Maybe it's that it was up for 30 mins before it was flagged down.. I cannot BELIEVE you got a cx4 offa there. Heck, I can't ever get a response to my singles ads there..

    I want you to feel horrible. HORRIBLE. :p

    (Now that I've calmed down)
    What categories do you watch to catch gun deals on CL?
     
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  8. ABTOMAT

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    Craigslist is a hoot and a half. I got a perfect, mint 1952 Atlas 10" quickchange metalworking lathe, fully tooled and with all the original paperwork, for $200. The guy even delivered it to my house and helped carry it into the basement.

    Probably worth $1500 all together.
     
  9. jcwalsh

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    Craigslist

    I check the Sporting Goods catagory about once an hour when I remember.

    I travel quite a bit and always check the local listings when I can. I have found that some cities let firearms stay listed for days. Kansas City flags within the hour. Although there is a 1100 with two barrels for $450 that has made it more than a day. It is all in how you post. No reference to gun, caliber, bullets, etc. and the antis don't know what it is.

    JW
     
  10. lee n. field

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    Debtor's prison?
     
  11. 1KPerDay

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    Stealing guns.;)
     
  12. atblis

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    What

    You're not allowed to sell guns on Craigslist? What kind of hippie crap is that?
     
  13. hankdatank1362

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    Nice Beretta!

    Oh, and congrats Big Calhoun on your upcoming little bundle of joy...expensive joy, but joy nonetheless.
     
  14. mljdeckard

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    We ALL look for deals on guns. WHY a gun is a deal may be a variety of reasons. I have gotten over on some gun deals, I have been HAMMERED when I needed to sell some. Either way, you can't sweat the buyer for being smart.
     
  15. Soap

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    He agreed to sell it for $500 so don't worry about it. In uncoerced voluntary exchanges, there is no "taking advantage". It is like being concerned about hitting someone on the football field.
     
  16. 308win

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    Child support arrearages can get you jailed as I understand it. If the debt is also related to a contempt citation this could get you jailed as well I expect.
     
  17. KHawk

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    If it still has a serial number your probably ok.
    OBTW NICE WEAPON.
     
  18. atblis

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    NO

    NO

    Well, unless they have one leg, are blind, or have some disability like that. Then just a little.
     
  19. 10-Ring

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    His choice to sell his gun, his choice to accept your offer....just another gun deal on the internet, some are just better than others ;)
     
  20. BADUNAME13

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    He took a lower price due to a great need. You both got what you needed.

    Now if it's a little old lady asking you what a $1,000 gun is worth... and you tell her $250... THAT's Wrong.
     
  21. Cato the Younger

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    that is not taking advantage of anyone

    They needed the cash, you had it- and you wanted a gun- if you can get a good deal, all the better- I don't think that is immoral at all- you just need to go out and do the deal- figure it this way- if they had to go to a pawn shop, they would get less for it, and you would pay more for it- therefore, you are both getting a great deal- it is a mutually beneficial arrangement.
     
  22. Colt46

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    I wouldn't call that taking advantage

    You offered him a price that he accepted as fair. Some people are just better horsetraders than others is all.
     
  23. Feanaro

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    He needed cash, you want a gun. That's a mutually beneficial trade. If it wasn't to his advantage to take $500, he would not have.
     
  24. GunNut

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    No, it's the sellers job to figure what fair market value is.
     
  25. JackW

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    Absolutely not.

    In fact you did him a huge favor by having the cash available - cash he needed in a big hurry. What you got for your trouble was a good deal.

    Even the antis should love it because of that warm fuzzy feeling you get when everyone is a winner. I can just feel the love
     
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