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Suggestions for gun recomendations

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nicodemus38, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. Nicodemus38

    Nicodemus38 Member

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    Im somewhat tired of people who keep posting prices for various models of handgun and rifle/shotgun as well, without regard to the location of the person who is asking.

    for example, someone asks for a 38 spcl revolver, and they always get told, "get a used smith for 300, or a used ruger for 350"

    however most fail to recognize that a model 20 may sell for 250-300 in arizona, but 900 miles away, the market is different and the price can easily be twice what the arizona price is.
     
  2. murdoc rose

    murdoc rose Member

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    street price can vary a lot but thanks to sites like gunbroker it keeps those prices down

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    Just crossed my mind after I posted but I"ve seen the price change dramatically with in a 3 hour drive to a larger flea market
     
  3. mcdonl

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    And they are usually quoting a once in a life time price that they got 20 years ago.
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    i would hope poster would avoid posting that "once in a lifetime" price as it would give the OP an unreasonable expectations when shopping.

    on the other hand, with the availability of the internet, it's pretty easy to quote a J&S or CDNN price which is generally available nationwide...just add shipping, tax and transfer fees to get a representative price. i've found a big part of the problem is folks asking for information without giving their location to start with...we're not asking for your street address, a state or region would al least help
     
  5. wishin

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    You got my attention with that subject line. I just had to see what you were talking about.

    The interesting thing is that pricing guides rarely take that into account either.
     
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    yep......:rolleyes:

    I generally always take those posts, just like the posts about what a "sweet deal I got on a 30 year old NIB model 29", with a grain of salt. Gun nutz are like fishermen, except the fish doesn't grow everytime the story is told, the price of the gun gets cheaper.
     
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