Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gun_lover_87, Dec 13, 2007.
Nice subtle title...Mod's are gonna love that.
You need to change the title. My 13 year old reads here and doesn't need to see this language. The High Road.
There's a problem with the title?
above all,be nice.How much would YOU do for someone who's being an a-hole?
I've been in retail for years,and will go above and beyond for someone who is treating me with respect.
Give it a try and let us now what happens.
Man you guys are fast.
They were not the brightest people in the world. I had a coupon and was buying an on sale gun... I literally had to come back twice, call, and ask for a manager the second time to get them to honor their own discount.
Once we got that squared away they brought out and opened up the box of the gun I was going to receive. That was on the day I bought (before the waiting period started). Good thing too because it was a 20ga and I was buying a 12ga. Another round of confusion and a mess of silly paperwork (plus a pointless waiting period ... um, California... I already HAD guns... why make me wait for another? Hello?) I had the shotgun and no intention of buying another gun (or much of anything else) from them again.
Sucks that nobody caught the error in your case.
Had you come to our store, you would have been Very Happy with the service you'd have gotten.
Of course, I'm not there anymore so who knows....
I did get 9 C&R type rifles while I was there....
To the Op, take it back, they'll make it right.
Who Are Big 5?
For those without an Internet connection or a browser and mouse, or whose access to Google is blocked by an evil corporation . . .
Big 5 has a website.
They sell sporting goods.
They also (at least where I've lived) have a gun counter (over in "hunting").
Sometimes the guy working that department is smart, experienced, and conscientious. Sometimes not. Kind of like, oh, just about any store you'd care to name.
Only, for today, could we please not name them?
Of course, you've already waited on one to come in from an order and you don't feel like waiting on another one. So it's an inconvenience. Now if they say "you accepted it when you took it home, sorry." Then I would want someone's head on a plate. I hope you haven't shot the thing or something stupid like that. If so, shame on you. I'm not trying to sound smite towards you, but you really should have checked out the shotgun for any problems (shipping damage, etc.) before you took it home. Anyway, any decent company would take it back and make it right if you haven't fired it. Good luck.
Maybe thats their plan,crappy gun service.
They were quick to take my money.After the waiting
period,I went to get my rifle and was waiting for
45 minutes.They sold sunglasses,a couple of knives,
then they finally got around to me.
I told them I had a gun safe and had an affidavit,
but they put the gun lock on the gun(a lever rifle),
now it won't fit in the box.Then,they
escort me out of the store.I asked the guy,
whats to stop me from getting to my car,unlocking the rifle,
load it and go on a murderous rampage....(crickets).:banghead:
It was without a doubt the biggest hassle I have ever
had purchasing a firearm.
Thats what I do!
Take rifle to the car and then turn around and return the lock..
Course, there's no such thing as a waiting period here, either.
Big 5 is not a gun store. It's a sports store that happens to have gun stuff. Look around the place. They have every sport imaginable represented. The employees are usually high school students on minimum wage. Don't expect any type of gun knowledge from anybody there.
I've had good experiences with Big 5 firearms. However, I expect almost nothing from the employees. I prefer if they just keep quiet and take my order.
Regarding the proof of lock in Cali, what the employee did has nothing to do with Cali law. That's just Big 5 policy. Under Cali law, long guns are different. You just have to sign a paper attesting to the fact that you have a Cali-approved safe or lock. You don't have to physically show the locking device to them. Nor does a long gun have to be transported with a lock. It just has to be unloaded.
Regarding the mistaken gun, I'd take that back immediately. By the way, if there were any confusion as to what the gun was, I would have disassembled the gun right there in front of the guy.
gun_lover_87, thanks for the update.
I love a happy ending.
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