Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

"Gun Show Math!"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by duck911, Dec 18, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. duck911

    duck911 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    Loveland, Colorado
    Does anyone else use "Gun Show Math" when justifying or explaining firearm related purchases? I try to rely heavily on this new breed of math to explain firearms that suddenly pop up in the safe to my wife.

    Here's an example (note that anything in parenthesis that follows is between you and the gunstore only, and disclosure to the wife is OPTIONAL!) :

    I purchased a shotgun for my teenager to learn to hunt, and I paid $200 (not including tax). Gander Mountain was running a 20% cash back (giftcard) promotion at the time. I ended up with a $200 gun and a $40 gift card.

    I later sold the gun for $180, to fund a $300 muzzleloader I really wanted that was on sale for $250. Another 20% back on the muzzleloader via gift card (same promotion), and now I had a $300 muzzleloader for $250 and and the original $40 gift card and another $50 gift card from the muzzleloader for free.

    I used the $90 in gift cards to buy (most of) a $250 scope that was on sale for $150. The scope wasn't quite what I needed so I sold it for a profit (if you only count the cash I used out of our checking account, Dear) for $125, which I used to pay the original $200 credit card bill from the shotgun mentioned earlier.

    So, the way I figure it is, in the end the muzzleloader cost me $75!

    See how that works? Here's another tip: recite the numbers and facts QUICKLY when explaining them.

    :neener: :) :p

    My buddy is so good at this method, he has his wife CONVINCED that he usually gets PAID to buy a gun! My hero!!

    Let's here yours....

    --Duck911
     
  2. Kenneth Lew

    Kenneth Lew Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Messages:
    534
    Don't be doing that fairly often especially at gun shows, you may give the impression to the public/ATF that you are dealing in firearms. '
     
  3. duck911

    duck911 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    Loveland, Colorado
    Kenneth,

    Loosen the chin strap on the tinfoil hat, I'm having a little FUN.

    Icons suck as :neener: and :) and :p usually indicate that the thread you are reading may be slightly less than serious ;)

    --Duck911
     
  4. statelineblues

    statelineblues Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    836
    Location:
    In PA
    I guess that would work better than "Honest, honey, the Kimber followed me home - can i keep it?"
     
  5. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,908
    Location:
    Arizona
    Isn't this the way the government explains the national budget?? :scrutiny: :D
     
  6. C-grunt

    C-grunt Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,792
    Location:
    Phoenix Az
    Problem is...my wife would then shoot me with said 75 dollar muzzleloader.:(
     
  7. Majic

    Majic Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    5,370
    Location:
    Virginia
    What happened to the son learning to hunt?
     
  8. gyp_c2

    gyp_c2 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    671
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    yup

    ...:evil: I get it...

    ...already divorced from usin' it though!

    ...BTW...where's that ROTFLMAO...thingee' when you need it...;)
     
  9. hunttheevil

    hunttheevil Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    NE Florida
    I just tell the wife i'm going to going to get a new firearm. Worked this weekend when I got the Saiga 308-1 for $325.00. I don't complain about her pile of shoes neither.
     
  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    11,381
    Location:
    TN
    Gun show math is good. Don't you know they are all investments?

    If my wife shot, we'd probably have twice as many guns and price would be no object... based on her buying habits.
     
  11. HKUSP45C

    HKUSP45C Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    565
    Location:
    Houston, By God Texas
    I gotta go along with HuntTheEvil on this one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2006
  12. duck911

    duck911 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    357
    Location:
    Loveland, Colorado
    I was obviously just trying to have fun with this thread - although my buddy IS the king of Gun Show Math and that's what inspired the post. Luckily, I don't have the need to hold anything back from my wife.

    That isn't to say I don't have to PLAN for purchases however. We save **aggressively** for retirement and emergencies, including cash, 401K, roth, etc, etc. So, if I want a gun it may take me a few months to save the cash for it, especially if it's an expensive one.

    And yes, my stepdaughter still has her 20 gauge and in fact came goose hunting with me this weekend.

    Boy, you guys can sure suck the fun out of a thread :p :)
     
  13. Sunray

    Sunray Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2003
    Messages:
    10,797
    Location:
    London, Ont.
    That's the kind of math that drives gun shop accountants crazy. Simplified, a shop takes two rifles plus some cash for one of the rifles in stock. One of the trade ins gets sold for cash, the other sits for a while then gets sold along with another rifle that's been sitting for a long while, said rifle is sold for a lower price just to be rid of it. Balance the books. Makes non-shooting accountants burst into tears. The shooting accountant would have traded his services for firearms.
     
  14. Cliff47

    Cliff47 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2003
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Washington State
    Makes perfect sense to me, but then I'm single, so that I don't have to explain why something 'followed me home' from the last show. It's still cheaper than chasing women.....
     
  15. M2Pilot

    M2Pilot Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    Messages:
    126
    Location:
    Eastern NC
    I thought it was funn7 & enjoyed the post. Thanks Duck.
     
  16. SoCalShooter

    SoCalShooter Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,091
    Location:
    That's for me to know and not you!
    Nice math but the root of your problem is "my wife" remove this issue and there is no issue. :neener:
     
  17. grizz

    grizz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2005
    Messages:
    412
    Location:
    Eagle River, AK
    1 kidney sold on Chinese black market = $7,500.00.

    1 Barrett M82A1 = $7,500.00. Coincidence? I don't think so.
     
  18. CrazySpyder69

    CrazySpyder69 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    Am I the only one on her with a woman who strongly supports my lust for fire arms? I got a little Savage .22 and now she wants one. She wants me to get the black powder gun that her Dad is supposedly suppose to get me for xmas. AND supports my decision for me wanting to get a 12 gauge. Money is the only thing stopping me at this point.

    Sorry to ruin yer fun guys! :neener:
     
  19. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    11,381
    Location:
    TN
    It really comes down to how much money you have and what you earn. That is simple math. More money=more guns.

    These threads are fun, but the responses are somwhat canned as we have done them before.
     
  20. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6,950
    Location:
    Utah, inside the Terraformed Zone
    Reminds me of Special Forces Beer Math, taught to me by some SF guys I've known. Essentially, if you do your calculations right, an eight man team will require sixty-four cases of beer. :D
     
  21. pangris

    pangris Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Messages:
    239
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    It is a matter of conditioning. Before we got married, my wife and I were at dinner with a friend. He was struggling because his girlfriend was an anti, but he really liked her. She wanted him to at least trim back the collection.

    My advice (in front of my future wife) was to drop her like a hot rock, because no matter how much he liked her, she didn't get him... and if she didn't get him and he was willing to act against his nature, it was doomed anyway. I explained that in my opinion it wasn't about the guns themselves, but understanding that he was a warrior at heart, and that 10,000 years ago, he and I would have been the guys slaughtering mastadons, not planting crops. A woman that couldn't understand our need to own and be proficient with our tools would never truly understand him, and therefore they could never achieve true happiness.

    He broke up with her and went on to join the FBI and is now on their regional SWAT team.

    My wife has never questioned one of my acquisitions or training classes. :cool: She even owns a few and trains a little herself!
     
  22. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,855
    Location:
    Washougal,Wa
    Kidney for sale !! Kidney for sale!!!

    WOW. 1 of my kidneys is gonna have to learn to speak chinese!!
    I could by a mighty nice riflegun for what that little piece of meat would bring.:)
     
  23. mikedavis120

    mikedavis120 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    23
    No Babe you don't understand, i got it cause the others were lonely.
     
  24. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    18,302
    Location:
    Ft. Worth
    Exactly. I only buy Investment Grade firearms; ask my wife :D
     
  25. Furncliff

    Furncliff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,216
    Location:
    Western Slope of Colorado
    I just pout...[​IMG] til I get what I want.


    I know it's unmanly but subversive tactics need to be exercised occasionally.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page