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Why would anybody buy new these days

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HOME DEPOT GEORGE, Feb 22, 2013.

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New or used

Poll closed Mar 24, 2013.
  1. I always buy new

    48 vote(s)
    44.0%
  2. I buy used unless there's no other option

    61 vote(s)
    56.0%
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  1. HOME DEPOT GEORGE

    HOME DEPOT GEORGE Member

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    Deer Freak-I should have clarified that I bought my GP100 about 6 years ago for 425 thats why I put the price range of 350 to 450. The catch is in my area there are 5 or 6 gun shops that are really close on their new gun prices where used guns especially in the pawn shops can vary as much as 30 plus percent from shop to shop.
     
  2. BemidjiDweller

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    Show me where you are finding GP-100's for $350-450 and I'll buy the lot.
     
  3. WoodchuckAssassin

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    "Used" is a relative term. All but one of the guns I own were bought "used," but you'd never know it by looking at them. People are always upgrading their collection, and I don't mind being in the right place at the right time to pickup the scraps. My favorite gun is a custom stocked Ruger m77 that someone else put a lot of money into. I know that the price I got it at was MUCH less than what the original owner paid, and I'm sure it shoots just as well for me as it did for him :D

    The one new gun I do own was a total impulse buy. Granted, it's one of my favorites. Haha!
     
  4. HOOfan_1

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    All guns were new once...want more guns in circulation? Buy new every once in a while
     
  5. nwilliams

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    I love buying used guns, most of the guns I own I bought used.

    I've probably owned five times as many used guns in my life than new ones. In most cases the used guns I've bought are in practically new condition and a good bit less expensive than buying the same thing new.

    I've never owned a new car either, I've only ever bought and only ever will buy a used vehicle.
     
  6. Inebriated

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    I pretty much always buy new, unless what I want is milsurp, or I just happen to see a cool deal. If I'm itching for a gun, I'll likely just save and get it new. If that means waiting months for prices to readjust after a shock like what's currently going on, then so be it. Chances are, used prices wouldn't be any better.
     
  7. BemidjiDweller

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    Your poll is missing an option: I buy what I want regardless of new or used status, as long as I think I'm getting a deal.

    I won't hesitate to buy a used Ruger, if something is wrong with it, I'll send it to Ruger to get fixed.
     
  8. rsrocket1

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    No, that's not a double negative.

    A double negative would be "unless there was not no other option"

    You wouldn't not want to be against being a detractor to poor grammar would you?
     
  9. vtail

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    I don't mind buying used, but I always worry on a rifle some previous owner ran a steel cleaning rod down the barrel and did God knows what to the crown.
     
  10. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I have nothing against used since I can fix them myself.

    The schedule being conductive to it, next semester we're learning how to Cerakote. :D
     
  11. tomykay12

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    Home Depot George; my stepmom lives on Merritt Island, and I visit her regularly from California. PM please? I do both, new and used. There are good deals to be had on both sides of this fence. Also, sometimes a particular thing calls your heart and it is not available in one market or the other. A new purchased firearm kept well, assuming a quality piece, will hold it's value and possibly appreciate. tk
     
  12. Jim Mac

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    I buy used, its hard to find brand new luger P08's, broom handle mausers, arisaka rifles, nagant rifles and pistols. (I like the old mil surplus stuff mostly. ) jim
     
  13. Akita1

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    I just picked up a new stainless GP100 4" 357 for $569 at my LGS in Winter Park, FL. I have posted about them many times as a "no gouge" LGS (e.g., Pmags $20 out the door, guns at pre-chaos prices, excellent staff/no gun-shop guy attitude). Come over here from Merritt Island brother and check them out of you can!
     
  14. Akita1

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    George - forgot to mention the name in my post: East Orange Shooting Sports
     
  15. JohnBT

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    I like to buy new guns. I couldn't afford too many new guns - the ones I liked anyway - for about 40 years, but after I paid the house off in 1997 that changed in a big way.

    I think the last gun I bought was used, a Swiss Army P210. It almost looked new though.
     
  16. B!ngo

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    I'm happy to buy 'pre-owned'. Trouble is that I'm left-handed and so it's quite difficult to find used that is designed to accommodate my 'condition'. So I have a mixed collection. New long guns that are either ambi or left-handed and used handguns that can/have been altered to best fit me.
    Overall, I see no reason why not to buy lightly used firearms. Until recently, it was a great way to save money. I guess it still is but only when compared to 'new'.
    B
     
  17. Teachu2

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    I usually buy new, because I rarely find what I want used at substantially below new prices and I tend to buy guns that hold their values. Sometimes I'll buy used, and have gotten some smokin' deals that way - especially on package deals where I'm buying more than one of something.

    Used prices in CA tend to rival new. Sometimes you find a distressed seller, though, and a year ago it was a buyer's market. I bought a skeet grade LT-1100 20ga for $150 from a young man who lived in a remote town who needed to bail his car from impound. Looks and shoots like new, and he was glad to get the money. I'm headed to Westminster Sunday (120 miles away) to get two used Glocks out of "jail" - the ten days is up. Very low round counts on a 21sf and a 17L, both with trigger work plus all the original parts, neither has seen a holster - and good luck finding NEW ones in CA...

    I bought the wife a new LC9, and she hated it as soon as she shot it. Sold it for $10 less than I paid for it. CA is an artificially screwed-up market as many guns are not readily available here.
     
  18. bracer

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    Some of my best buys have ben used firearms. But I have glass bedded the actions , free floated the barrel, adjusted the trigger pull, cleaned the barrel and action. Two rifles needed the bolts lapped; One muzzle had to be recrowned. A bolt would not fulley close and wood needed to be removed under the bolt. There other problems I have found because of poor workmenship at the factory. People get rid of firearms because they are not accurate but may not know why and sell them at a price I like. Over the years I also have purchased new firearms but for me I like giving used guns a tune up to improve there accuracy.
     
  19. bannockburn

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    I couldn't vote for either of the choices because I mainly buy new, especially with semi-autos. When it comes to revolvers though I prefer to find a nice used model (mostly S&W and Ruger), that is in like new condition.
     
  20. Ignition Override

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    HOME DEPOT GEORGE:

    I was a "totally uninformed buyer" in '07, at age 52:eek:.

    The gun bug had finally bitten for the first time in my life, and had never bought a gun (had the ancient .22 Savage).
    Having always admired the handy the M-1 carbine in movies and tv, the impulse hit.
    Bought an imitation built by Auto Ordnance. No reading or 'homework' was done.

    After about 200 rds. the bolt felt kind of tight, then when trying to loosen it, it was jammed solid (never dropped or abused).
    Free repair, but for the new price I easily could have bought a used, authentic GI version. The actual GI versions' bolts feel more rugged.
     
  21. ColtPythonElite

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    I buy when the price and condition are right...Most are used, though. Simply because most of what I like are no longer in production.
     
  22. X-JaVeN-X

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    I buy new only because...well...that's what I choose to do. That's not just guns however...I can't think of anything that I buy used other than cars and that's just because I choose to not have a car payment and never keep a car more than a couple years.
     
  23. TennJed

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    There are good deals to be had with used, and good deals with new. I buy both.
     
  24. Twiki357

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    I didn't answer your poll question because neither option applies. I buy when I find a bargain on something I want, new or used, doesn't matter.
     
  25. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

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    Didn't vote. I have bought firearms used and new. I am not too proud to say "I only buy new, can't stand USED" or anything like that. If I find a good deal on a used firearm that is in good condition. I buy it, provided I have the money. Likewise if I find a good price on a new firearm, I buy it.
     
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