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Ridiculous gun prices at Charlotte gun store

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by iheartboost, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. iheartboost

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    I was in Charlotte las tweek for my work and decided to stop in a gunstore that I saw mentioned on this forum. However it was basiclly a waste of time as everything was outragously overpriced. Most of the pistols and shotguns where overpriced by $100-$200 while the ARs, AKs, FALs, etc were overpriced by at least $400. Now I don't mind haggling over the price of a gun a little, but I couldn't imagine my self going up to a salesmen and saying "I'll give you $800 for that Galil with the $1199 price tag on it". Am I off base here?
     
  2. snorky18

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    would that store happen to be on Wilkinson Blvd?
     
  3. atblis

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    Hmm

    Was it a real Galil, or one of the newer ones?
     
  4. pinstripe

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    Must be the trickle down effect of high oil prices:rolleyes:. It seems as if everyone is getting into the act of greed and deception. I was at a gun show where I seen a mosin nagant with century import markings going for $400. WHAT A BARGAIN!!!! Just keep looking and you will eventually find what you are looking for at the price that you want to pay. I feel your pain.:banghead:
     
  5. NetJunkie

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    Probably talking about Hyatts. Go talk to Roger back in tactical. Great guy. They can move on price.
     
  6. iheartboost

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    Yep, its Hyatts. The Galil looked like it was a Century, pretty sure most of the tactical stuff were Century builds except the ARs of course. Even the no frills ARs were in the $1000-$1200 range though.
    How much of a move are we talking about here? Don't get me wrong, the sales people seemed helpful and knowledgable but are they willing to move within $100-$150 of what these guns are selling for on the internet?
     
  7. BattleChimp Potemkin

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    Reminds me of Don's guns here in Indy. A guy came out to my range, claiming he got a good deal at Don's. Apparently a $1000 Glock with a fobus holster and 1 (yes 1!) mag is a good deal. He got pissed when we all spelled out to him he got taken BIG TIME, and left to go give Ol' Don hell.

    Don also sells $250 Hi Points, and $700-800 dollar CAI AKs. Ammo? How does 45 dollars for a box (yes, 1 box!) of .45 Auto Amerc hit you?

    He own's a DANGEROUS indoor range that has had stuff slip out before, not to mention bouncing back.

    Sad thing, his store is in the middle of the Ghetto, so EVERYONE shops there. The clientele consists at all times of:
    1 Old man, who has a cheap gun and a membership to "Don's Shooting club". Dotn say anything bad about Don or the pricing, or incur the ancient wrath of this old timer.
    3 Thugs, staring at an AK, settling for a snub for their big move tonight against a liqour store.
    2 rich white kids (younger) that have no idea about guns, other than what they watch on the tele, drolling over the gold plated , 2000 dollar Desert Eagle in the case, settling for an overpriced 800 dollar Beretta or 1000 dollar Glock, saddened they didnt bring enough of Daddy's money to buy something that they saw on Futureweapons.

    Sickening!
     
  8. XD45

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    You beat me to it! I can't even describe how big a crook that guy is. "Don't want to make money, I just love to sell guns..." My ass. He does seem to keep the 'pimp guns' in stock though (Desert Eagles, gold plated anything, etc...)
     
  9. Emfuser

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    Ew... Don's Guns. Indy is my home town and DG's is :barf:.
     
  10. Tortuga12

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    Don's Guns....

    I'm not here to make money folks, I just love CREEPING THE HELL OUT OF YOU!!!:eek:

    Seriously, that is one smarmy dude!
     
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    I was thinking this was a Chicagoland (and other urban, less than gun friendly locations) thing. G.A.T. Guns and Maxson Shooter Supply equally overpriced. Possibly taking advantage of pending election fears too? Midway wanting a buck a piece for a lot of 500 Gold Dots .38 spl short barrel?

    Gun inflation is here. Shop harder I guess.
     
  12. NetJunkie

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    Depends. There is a reason I deal with Roger. Know the going price on what you want. If you don't see it on display ask him. It's amazing how much he has in the back that he doesn't have room to display.
     
  13. 308win

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    If prices are up because more people are joining the ranks that isn't a bad thing; the market will equalize eventually. If the prices are up because of gouging don't shop there.
     
  14. bogie

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    Just a suggestion, campers...

    If you think something is overpriced, unless the salesman is holding a gun on you, don't buy it. The market will correct.
     
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    Maybe the store(s) is looking at investment potential... their investment, not your's. :)
     
  16. Hollywood Marine

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    I bought a Super X 1 XTR from Hyatt on the net. I paid $700, which may sound a bit high, but the guncame in the original factory box with hang tag and all papers, and was pristine. looked like maybe 100 rds had been through it. I was satisfied with the gun and with the service I received from Hayatt Gun Shop, Nuff said,
     
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    I've actually been told at a gun show that there is a "gun shortage." Oh please, I told the guy that is bull---- and walked off. Some salesmen need economics 101.
     
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    It is not just Gun Shops but also Gun Shows. They have become a haven for the Wannabe Sniper or Commado.

    When it comes time to purchase a firearem, I just watch HR or GT.
     
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    If you get a chance, try Firepower in Matthews next time. Not quite the selection of EBRs, but pretty good on handguns & prices are better. Kinda hard to find, but I have never had a problem with them when I lived in Charlotte.
     
  20. ZeSpectre

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    My local shops are up, Up, UP in price.
    $275 for a CZ-82
    $425 for a used (and rough) Yugo SKS
    $721 for a SIG 229 (plain vanilla)

    Whew I'm glad I already own most of the guns I want to get!
    (Though that Ed Brown Kobra just keeps calling to me)
     
  21. brassdog

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    Next time you're in Charloote...:)
    Try Carolina Sporting Arms. They're just outside of the downtown area off of Tryon. Or at least I think so, it's been over ten years since I've been there last. Hyatt's always had the rep of being overpriced and overfull of BS.
     
  22. Chris Plitt

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    @...Everyone?

    Thats why I don't do markup. I order everything for anyone at cost and tack on a $20 transfer fee. I don't pay taxes to the state, make $20 guaranteed on each sale, no haggling and any customer gets THE BEST DEAL. Thats just how I run...
     
  23. Beau93

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    Carolina Sporting Arms

    Carolina Sporting Arms has moved much further from downtown Charlotte--they are now almost at I-485 on South Boulevard. I just bought a Beretta O/U from them--they were all of $10 less than Hyatt (and then only if I wrote a check instead of using a credit card). (Both prices were reasonable, I thought, having checked several on-line sources first.) CSA did have a better selection, though, and the person I dealt with there was much more knowledgeable about shotguns.
     
  24. brassdog

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    Carolina Sporting Arms

    Do they still hang that blown apart revolver on the wall? I think it was a Ruger. I remember when they still selling the Highway Patrol old Ithaca 37's by the barrelful.
     
  25. Beau93

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    I didn't see a blown-apart revolver--but then, I made a beeline for the shotguns. It does have a much higher-end feel than the old store did--more like a golf pro shop at a nice club now.
     
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