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Does anybody research guns before buying anymore

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HOME DEPOT GEORGE, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. HOME DEPOT GEORGE

    HOME DEPOT GEORGE Member

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    I was just messing around on gunbroker and noticed a couple of Ruger Alaskans already bid up over a thousand dollars. I understand AR's and AKs with the demand but revolvers gimme a <deleted> break. I bought my Alaskan a little over a year ago for 850 from a local shop that is considered slightly overpriced in my area. People please do your homework before buying a gun.
     
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  2. Twiki357

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    Right now it's panic rules and it's not just guns. I almost choked yesterday on an ad for primers at $60 a 1000, but a few ad's later I found one for $80 a 1000.
     
  3. longknife12

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    In gun auctions, I have a max that it is worth to me. If it buys, good....if not,so be it.
    Dan
     
  4. MaterDei

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    Yes. Of course.
     
  5. sean326

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    Yes of course I carefully research every purchase.... Look a shiny thing!!.... What were we talking about???
     
  6. pendennis

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    Sean, were were talking about you buying my H&R Topper for $8K. Remember? :D :D :D
     
  7. KTXdm9

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    Why the concern OP, you already have yours? Maybe it's time to sell?
     
  8. ScrapMetalSlug

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    Yes, I learned that lesson a long time ago. I do a lot of research with the search function on THR. It only took me buying a Remington 710 and Khan semi-auto 12 ga to learn.
     
  9. Lex Luthier

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    Perhaps not. There were only about a dozen Sig Sauers in the case Saturday at my LGS. Other cases at least half empty. Talk about empty wall hooks! $44.49 for a 7 round Taurus P709. $30.00 for knock off AR mags.

    The range was full however, and the wait was over an hour. I did notice that most of the paper targets were not more than 5-7 yards out. It could be that everybody was actually practicing close range, or more than likely they were all newbies. The range officers seemed a little stressed.
     
  10. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    You think this is bad, just wait til the panic applies to groceries, medical supplies, clean water and gas nation wide.
     
  11. Ky Larry

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    Is there a reason I should care what someone asks for a gun or what someone pays for it? Just because someone runs it up the flagpole doesn't mean I have to salute it.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Buck Kramer

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    Gunbroker is a great pricing tool for me, take the gunbroker price and divide by 2, and that will be the going rate for a black rifle's MSRP. If you are looking for a C&R or non black rifle, dividing by 2 will give you the going rate at a LGS or Gun show.
     
  13. Godsgunman

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    I put alot of research into every firearm I buy. I check reviews on google and ask for advice on here. Try to get my hands on one before I purchase so I know how it feels. Compare prices from GB to armslist to my LGS's. Every once in awhile I'll impulse buy like I did when I got my Saiga 7.62x39 but that was when they could be had for $299. Best $299 ever spent ;).
     
  14. Jim Watson

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    Research on a gun purchase too often comes as a post on this or other gunboard:
    "What did I just buy and what is it worth?"

    There really IS such a thing as a stupid question.
     
  15. billymarr

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    The only gun I have researched prior to buying was my Witness. Was a great buy. All the others were impulse and are still great buys at the time I either caught them on sell or at a price I could not pass up.
     
  16. mljdeckard

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    If anything, people overthink everything they buy these days.
     
  17. mikechandler

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    I carefully research every item I buy, then I list everything I sell on auction starting at a penny and let those who throw caution to the wind fill my cup again to over flowing.

    Your Ruger doesn't amaze me, the ones that make me shocked are the pencil barreled mini 14's selling for $1,200 or more! Now if somebody in this current climate wanted to shell that out for one of the 580 or newer tactical models with the tapered barrels, considering the current market, I might understand - they're solid guns. But $1,200 for a model that was just hard to sell before all of this? I know the people bidding haven't really researched that rifle at all, other than finding the commonalities with the AR15.

    When the smoke clears and the panic dies I can see a lot of fire sales in the making.

    EDIT (on further though):

    Actually, I did indeed buy a gun unresearched before. Last March, on vacation, I came across a Freedom Arms M83 4.75" fixed sights 454 casul in a package deal with a mint condition S&W 586-1 4", $1500 for both guns. Both guns were like new in the factory boxes, and it was a legitimate dealer selling a large number of items from an estate sale. I knew what the S&W was (and my wife was in love with it at first sight), but after handling the M83, and considering my experience with my Ruger Super Blackhawk, and the apparent step up in quality, I bought the package without hesitation - and indeed minutes later in my car opened a thread from my iphone titled, "What gun did I just buy?" I figured all things told, I had $900 in that gun - my gut instinct was it had to be worth at least that, and I really wanted it, having never seen such exquisite workmanship before.

    So maybe all of us do it occasionally when there is a good enough deal on the table, and we think we might know enough to not mess up too badly. Maybe there's some of that in all of us - we think we know what we're doing, and the kid in us just wants that thing we're touching.
     
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  18. bannockburn

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    Yes to research and no to paying over inflated prices for something that I don't necessarily need right this very minute. I have never been an impulse buyer, just a very diligent shopper.
     
  19. Ehtereon11B

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    Under normal circumstances? Yes. I research everything before I buy it to know generally what price is a good deal, quality issues, customer service ratings etc. Under panic buy? I am not buying much of anything. Namely because most are sold out and the rest have high prices.
     
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