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Gun dealer complaints.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PinnedAndRecessed, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. PinnedAndRecessed

    PinnedAndRecessed member

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    From a gun dealer:

    From the customer:

     
  2. mechdriver

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    I enjoyed reading this and it reminds me that 'stupid' can be found on both sides of the counter.
     
  3. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    I own a gunstore, and I love 99% of my customers. :)
     
  4. mec

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    that was a fair and balanced post!
     
  5. Stauffenberg

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    Yeah, there's usually plenty of stupid to go around at gun shops. Most that I encounter is of the dumb-kids-playing-with-the-AR's variety; I don't even really approach the staff unless I'm making a purchase.
     
  6. Gord

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    How much do you charge for transfers? :neener:

    I'm heading for Utah in March to explore the possibility of becoming an ex-Californian; I'm not gonna be within a hundred miles of Salt Lake City, but lemme fondle one of those Tromix Saigas and I'll go through you anyway. :p
     
  7. cheygriz

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    Most of the gun dealers (dealers, not necessarily employees:D ) that I have known over the years have been decent, fairly knowledgable sorts.

    But there have ben a few.:eek:

    Me: I need a box of Speer 150 grain boattail softpoints.

    Employee: What caliber?

    Me: .30 caliber, ya know, .308 diameter.

    Employee: .308 ammo doesn't come in 150 grain. We only carry 180.

    Me: .308 component bullets for reloading into .30-06 cases!

    Employee: Oh, yeah! Ya reload. Ya don't want 150 grain bullets for a .30-06 All of the experienced hunters we get here use 220 gain bullets in the .30-06.

    Me: I want 150 grain Speer boattails. (starting to get upset)

    Employee: Leaves, and returns with a box of 20 Remington 220 grain loaded rounds. These are whatcha want, Mac!

    Me: SHOVE IT!

    Fortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule!:D
     
  8. El Tejon

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    Corr, tell us about the other 1%, pluuuuuleeeeze.:D :evil:

    *hops up and down* So, you got a XGI yet, er, I mean a ZIG556? How about now? What's that? They are stuck in the warehouse? How about now? Got now? NATO gets them first? SEAL Team order? Any yet? How about now?:neener:
     
  9. Correia

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    Normally $25.

    Unless they can't string words together into a coherent sentence, need me to hold their hand the whole time, talk to them on the phone seventy five times, answer two hundred e-mails consisting of "hab u seen my Gock fotay is it there yet is it there yet is it there yet!!! You suck you service is teh suck! I shod have went to Cabelas." Before receiving their gun in, only to find that it was shipped wrapped in a single sheet of bubble wrap, with a strip of duct tape holding it into a ball. Of course the wrong gun came in from the shipper, so obviously this is somehow my fault/problem. The shipper will then insist that the gun was in 100% LNIB condition when shipped, and that it must have become pitted, covered in fuzzy orange rust, and lost its extractor, in the 24 hours it sat in my vault.

    For them I charge $35 and their left eye. :)
     
  10. mpmarty

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    My experiences with GUN SHOPS as opposed to sporting goods (kyak sales etc) stores has been excellent for the past fifty plus years I have been patronizing them. I even enjoyed the years of being a VERY small FFL dealer (with a genuint brick and mortar store in a mall). I enjoyed dealing with interesting, intelligent customers; I enjoyed dealing with intelligent, courteous vendors; I enjoyed tossing a**holes out on their a**es; I even got to do the latter to a BATF employee (pre BATFE) who came in to fake a straw man sale to set me up for a fall.
     
  11. Danus ex

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    The worst I ever had was from some jerk selling a Colt revolver on GunsAmerica. I sent him an email inquiry:

    Me: "Hello. I'm interested in the Colt XYZ, and I'd like to offer $XXX."

    Jerk: "LOL"

    That's all he said. After that, any time I saw a gun from that company for sale, I didn't bother looking at it.
     
  12. Dorryn

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    Share! Who was it?
     
  13. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    That depends on what XYZ and $XXX are. :)
     
  14. Danus ex

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    Indeed. I believe the gun was a Diamondback or a Detective Special (those are what I purchased that summer). My offer was low compared to what this seller was asking, but was reasonable compared to what all the other sellers were asking. Ultimately, I had no need to deal with Jerk as other sellers were moving similar or identical products at lower prices with no attitude. I figured an asking price that was noticeably higher than everyone else's prices was an invitation to haggle.

    Now, now, I won't say exactly who. It should be easy to figure out, though. Just look for the Colt seller on GA who has a large inventory and higher prices than his competition. The seller may or may not be the obnoxious type who writes exclusively in capital letters.
     
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  15. wooderson

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    The ones that get me are the guys who set up with a table of guns at shows and don't put any kind of tag on anything (price, or caliber, etc. in rifles, nor do they want anyone to touch, breathe or look at their wares without written permission. I'm not going through all that hassle to find out you want $200 too much for that old S&W or Colt, buddy.
     
  16. 1KPerDay

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    Sorry, we're full-up.:D
     
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