Treat other people well.

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  1. nofendertom

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    Now if only "treat other people well" would extend in other areas as well.
     
  2. Ironicaintit

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    You don’t need to be a wackadoo to appreciate agorism.
    I’m classy though, my tinfoil hat is a fedora
     
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  3. herrwalther

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    "Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Paraphrased from Plato, and run through translation. It has become my new Golden Rule in a way.

    Relating it to guns, its happening to everyone right now. Shared misery.
     
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    Build up your treasures in heaven. Seems to me that anonymous good deeds are always noticed by the Guy Who Counts. But it's also good to spread the word that good deeds feel good anyhow.

    Terry, 230RN
     
  5. DustyGmt

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    Just a note, Not all shops charging insane prices have changed their mark up, some of them are paying the insane prices themselves. I have literally seen people walk into a shop and ask for a specific gun and then ask "got any ammo for it" and when told no they leave. It's hard to move guns without ammo.
     
  6. FROGO207

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    I have all my life followed the golden rule. As of the last few years there were some instances that have caused me to temper that view unfortunately. I am all for helping those that need and could use a hand up and I will, sometimes to a fault. Those that have a hand out and expect more than they deserve get a pass from me. For one those that stand at an intersection with a sign that states homeless and after their "shift" is over, walk to a pickup less than a year old in a parking lot and drive off, hope you are listening! One just has to keep their reality filter on.
     
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  7. .38 Special

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    The difference is having the choice.
     
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  8. J-Bar

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    You don’t know who will be taking care of you at the end. Just another reason to be kind to everyone.
     
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  9. Scrod314

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    Speaking of treating people well... A gentleman on the board gave me a super nice scope for my rifle after I posted a question about optics for it. He wouldn't even let me pay for the shipping. Blessing.
     
  10. daniel craig

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    But that’s counter to cutthroat capitalism!!!

    I kid I kid.

    Yeah do a good thing because it’s the right thing to do. It’s a good way to live.

    Personally I find bartering to be excellent practice.
     
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    In keeping with that - Always go to other people's funerals , otherwise they won't come to yours.
     
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    Our gun club has a classified section on it's web site. I had more rifle primers than I needed and traded with two other members for some pistol primers. We all walked away with what we wanted. I'm not sure how this type of bartering is a bad thing.
     
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  13. Hokkmike

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    Always bugs me when somebody brags about how little they paid for a gun from somebody who didn't know the value of what they had to sell. It is not a "deal". In my mind it is a swindle.

    I AM not referring to anybody here. Just a general statement.
     
  14. Waveski

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    Bartering is a good thing in my book.
    FTF, one on one , no vultures picking your pocket.
     
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    Good ol' Yogi! :D
     
  16. drk1

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    Was at a local big-box sporting goods store today and a guy got all angry because he was only allowed to buy 3 boxes of 9mm per day. They had received about 8 cases of 10 boxes, so this guy doesn't see the problem with buying 10, 20 or even all of the boxes. Signs up all over the place explaining the limit was 3 box per caliber per day. Well, all they had was 9mm and one box of 416 Rigby. The manager tried to explain the situation to him politely, but that wasn't good enough for this .... He went next door the the dollar store and recruited 10 people to stand in line for him to buy 3 boxes of 9mm each. Department manager stood there and watched the guy gloat and brag about his "good fortune" and then calmly and politiely explained to him that was banned from the store and would not be allowed back. Sort of had to smile.
     
  17. BLACKHAWKNJ

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    Yes-you don't know who their family and friends are.
    What's wrong with barter if everybody ends up with what they wanted ? That's how they did it in the Good Old Days in the pre-cash economy.
     
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  18. shafter

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    The OP makes a good point. I think for most of us here shooting is a hobby. We aren't here to make money so helping out another enthusiast during this crazy time is the right thing to do. Swapping and bartering is a great way to do this and get what you might need at a decent price.

    At the same time I think we need to be careful and not judge a business owner by the same standard as an enthusiast. The business owner is there for one reason and one reason only; to make a profit. This is not a hobby or a sport for them. A good business owner knows how to throw in some extras here and there but he can only be so generous. He has to keep the lights on, the staff paid, and the shelves stocked. I want them to survive so in times of extraordinary demand I would expect their prices to rise, that way when things return to normal I have a gunshop to visit instead of a boarded up vacant building. Remember, this is a time of high demand, not short supply.
     
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  19. BLACKHAWKNJ

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    The phrase in my family was "You're not the only pebble on the beach!" I have no problem with the stores limiting purchase amounts of ammunition, I don't have access to the genie in the lamp-nor do they. If I am in a restaurant and finish my meal and see other people waiting for a table I will get up.
     
  20. J-Bar

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    I appreciate this thread.

    At this weekend’s gun show small pistol primers were marked $200-225 per brick (1000). Instead of scalping a couple of spare bricks by selling them at the gun show, I offered to swap them to a buddy cowboy action shooter for some .22 LR. We are both happy with the trade.

    What goes around, comes around.
     
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