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Looking for a deal vs being insulting

Discussion in 'Heckler & Koch Forum' started by jjcool, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. jjcool


    Dec 2, 2008
    I'm going to pick up a P2000SK 9mm this week from a local gun shop. They always have them in stock and there list price is $790. This is for the DA/SA model and not the LEM trigger. When I first started looking at these they were $811 at buds gun shop (and never in stock) and now they're $852 for some reason plus $25 to transfer it.
    Even used on here they're going for $600-$800. So this is already a good deal. I'm going to pay cash either way and I know cash talks and you can get a deal almost anywhere when you start waving cash around. How much should I try to get him to come off the price, if any at all.
  2. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    790 is a good price.
    I'd buy it.

    I've never been the kind who demands a good "deal"
    before he can make a purchase.

    I want it, I see it, I buy it.
    Price has always been incidental.

  3. sourdough44


    Jul 23, 2007
    Yeah, that's a pretty good price new, ballpark anyway. Of course you have to factor in local sales taxes too. I have a deal in the pipeline, since I don't have the gun yet I hate to talk. It's an H&K with less than 100 rounds at a fair savings over retail. Of course one has to factor in transfer,shipping & all. I don't have a problem with a few rounds through the gun if all else checks out.

    I try not to low ball to much, especially if the deal is reasonable. I had a guy a while back say not only was my offer to low, he was going to block my e-mail. I guess I peeved him off some. I just check prices & see what things are SELLING for. I may factor in the benefits of an easy FTF cash sale. I think it can be easier to get a few freebies thrown in than getting the price down a bunch. When selling you have to be ready for some lowball offers. That reminds me of a garage sale I had ONCE.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  4. jjcool


    Dec 2, 2008
    I thought about that as well. I'm in the market for weapon light for my HD gun, but he only carries Surefire and ITAC and I don't want either of those. I guess I could try to shoot for some ammo?
  5. That's a damn good price for a NIB P2000SK. The dealer is almost at his cost on that pistol, so I wouldn't try to low ball at that price. Get it.
  6. jjcool


    Dec 2, 2008
    yeah, plus I really like this gun store, so I don't mind supporting him if I'm not paying the absolute lowest price. I'm going to pick up the gun tonight. Maybe I'll just ask if he offers a cash discount and leave it at that.
  7. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  8. jjcool


    Dec 2, 2008
    Well, I went ahead and got it for the $799. Out the door it was $862. I did ask about the cash discount. She kindly said no and we proceeded on. I complicated the matter by getting there 10 minutes before closing. I didn't feel like I had much time for negotiating.

    However, I'm super pleased with the gun. I love the size of it and it feels so good in my hand. I can't wait to go shoot it. I do want to get some flat floorplates for the magazines, but can't seem to find them anywhere. If anyone has any recommendations let me know.

    Here is the required picture after a new gun purchase. Since I didn't take the time to photoshop the serial number I just covered it up with the key.
  9. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

    Jan 27, 2009

    Here's where I get my flat magazine basplates. At $7ea. and $3 for shipping, $25 gets three baseplates shipped to your door. I have ordered from them twice now, got three for my USPc and three for my SK. :)
  10. jjcool


    Dec 2, 2008
    thanks for the link. I just ordered two for the two magazines that came with the gun. $18 including shipping.
  11. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    Also, you can Dremel off that lip on the factory magazines floorplate.

    It make a big difference. I got flat floorplates for all my mags, but the
    one I Dremeled the lip off of is my favorite.
  12. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio
    +1 :thumbsup:

    Have ordered a few times. Flat baseplates for my USPc and now my P2000.
  13. gators096


    Jul 20, 2010
    south carolina
    little too late here but i paid 500 for my like new in box p2000sk in 9mm V3, with AI date code. I lucked out and others were asleep on gunbroker. only thing it did not have was the extra mag and back strap, I've got a usp compact 9 and purchased some x-grips to cover up the part that is exposed. Point is if you are willing to wait and look you can find a smokin deal.
  14. ku4hx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Exactly! Value is king!

    No matter how old the post is. :)
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