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Passed up a Raging Bull.... Would you?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WaltonS, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. WaltonS

    WaltonS Member

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    ... Would you?
    I was in one of my local shops the other day and saw a 6" stainless Raging Bull in .44 magnum. Asking price was $500. I could get one brand new from Bud's for about $60 more, but, hey, no wait on shipping. The gun was in "stock" condition, no modifications. A few scratches and dings, it'd definitely had a few rounds through it.
    Upon closer inspection, I noticed that, with the hammer down, the cylinder rotated freely clockwise. No resistance at all, nothing was engaging on it. Immediately, I asked if $500 was the lowest they'd go, and pointed out the issue. Guy goes to the backroom and makes a phone call. Comes back out...
    "Well. My manager says the gun has a lifetime warranty so it can be shipped in. So there's no reason for us to mark it down any more."
    I politely thanked him for his time and left. Possibly permanently.
    Am I overreacting, or do y'all agree that it's crap policy to:
    1)sell broken guns
    2)not KNOW that there's something that apparently wrong with a gun you're selling
    3)ask near-full price for a used, damaged gun?
     
  2. pendennis

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    Not on a bet.

    First, it's made by Taurus, not exactly known for customer service. Second, the dealer must subscribe to the adage - "You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time; and that's enough."
     
  3. Guillermo

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    I would not have bought it either.

    Buying a broken gun at full price...I don't think so.
     
  4. tackstrp

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    agree . walk away
    dont forget . would cost $50 or more to send for repair.
     
  5. Tallinar

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    No way I would have bought it. Probably wouldn't buy from a shop like that at all.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Maybe the manager should ship it in then!

    rc
     
  7. Guillermo

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    I concur
     
  8. WaltonS

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    Well, 'least I'm not the only one who feels that a shop with such a mentality isn't worthy of my money!
     
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    Would not give them 1 cent of my money
     
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    I would walk away and not go back.
     
  11. Snowbandit

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    Any shop that deals like that wouldn't be getting any of my business. It's a Taurus though and I wouldn't have been looking at it in the first place. Try to buy American made guns whenever possible.
     
  12. WaltonS

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    I think the OP wasn't necessarily referring to the MODEL of gun itself. Just the concept of saying "The manufacturer will fix it, so we'll sell it broken at full price"




    .... Well, I'll be! He's right!
     
  13. dallascj

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    I LIKE Taurus and would've passed on that. You did right; these people do not deserve to be in business with that attitude.
     
  14. sixgunner455

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    That's just ridiculous. I likely would not have been quite so polite when walking out.
     
  15. rich642z

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    I buy Ruger revolvers. That should answer your question on that. A little more expensive but,DURABLE.
     
  16. webfox

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    Taurus offers unlimited repairs with shipping on their part for all new guns. You'd have to know when it was made to get that reception. I've sent my revolver in twice for service and have never been without it for more than a week, sent on their dime and back.

    Your mileage may vary.

    I don't hate Taurus. I have a great .44 mag that no one can piss on.
     
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    I bought a shotgun without testing it (other than bringing in snap caps, which I don't have, there wouldn't have been any way to) from a shop with similar policies. I'll never buy from them again, because the policy is only expressed when a customer returns with issues.

    If they can't be bothered to know what they're selling, and know whether it's functional or not, I won't be a customer, and they won't get my money. Junk shops pray on the uninformed.

    And I like Taurus just fine.
     
  18. The Red Hot Rider

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    To quote the great Chris Farley in the movie "Tommy Boy", "So, it's a guarantee you want? I can take a crap in a box and put a guarantee on the side for ya'...I've got the time".
     
  19. JERRY

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    theyre trying to sell a broken gun, that they know is broken?!

    that would be my last visit to that shop.
     
  20. two gun charlie

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    I like taurus too , but I don't like it enough to buy a broken one ...lol.
     
  21. Exeter

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    Only positive about that experience is now you know a place to avoid, and the lesson didn't cost you anything.
     
  22. DC Plumber

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    What the?? NO, don't walk away from that gun shop, RUN away.

    Dude, what city do you like in? I hope I never stumble in there to look at guns.
     
  23. Wishoot

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    I would of told them where to stick their gun before I stormed out of that shop forever.
     
  24. BSA1

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    1. I don't have a problem buying broken used guns as long as I know what the problem(s) are. I can make a decsion on if I think I can fix it myself or if it requires a gunsmith. in this case there is factory warranty that will you to be without your gun for ????.
    2. Buying anything used is buyer beware. Let's face it some gun clerks don't know squat about guns.
    3. Price is what the market will bear. I don't have any interest in black guns because of their price.

    I don't understand why some of you would get angry, tell the employees off and storm out of the shop. You spotted the problem before purchasing the gun so you are not out anything. Depending on my experiences with the gunshop I might very well make the decision not to go back.
     
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  25. oldfool

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    like OP, I would turn my back, walk away without hesitation, and never return.
    But (any) conversation with folks like that seller is a waste of your time and energy.
    Save the conversation for friends and family, as in "caveat emptor"
     
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