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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Upgrayedd, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Upgrayedd


    Jul 5, 2006
    I was all excited to see a new gun store open up right down the street from me. I went in there today to have a look around. Place seemed nice enough. Prices were high, but not too far out of line for the current situation. I asked about a Shield and the guy tells me $700+tax and a place on the waiting list. He tells me that they are selling for over 800 everywhere else. Too bad, would have liked to do some business with the local guys, but don't think I'll be going back. I headed straight to the next shop down the road and got my name on their list for 450 otd.
  2. cyberninja55


    Oct 14, 2010
    i went thru that with one in my area , i usually order the firearm , pay for it in advance , run it thru their books , for which they charge their fee, well they decided that if you order a firearm from buds guns , they will charge you 40.00 to run it thru their books , since of course buds guns get them so cheap, needless to say , i dont do business with them any longer

  3. hoghunter82

    hoghunter82 FL Glocker #182

    Jan 21, 2011
    Central Florida
    I'm not even sure how some of these places stay open. I mean they have nearly nothing in stock and the little they do have they really don't want to sell or they would be completely out of business. Seems like it would be a great business to get into from a demand standpoint, but if you can't supply that demand you are SOL.

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  4. KML

    KML Millennium Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    It's a shame when new stores open with crazy prices.i have two stores that are the same distance from me,one had the shield for $535 plus tax the other I bought it for $469 out the door,it was something like $425 before tax and nics..First shop always has guns in stock,but it seems its the same guns just sitting there.They have 2 Colt 6920's sitting there now for $3500 nobody's speeding that kind of money on them even now.

    Cyberninja55 $40 not to bad most shops around here charge $50,but if you agood customer and its something they usually don't carry they charge $25 . But if you just walk in and order and the don't know you it's $50
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  5. I would have just told the owner "BS, I'm not going to bother shopping here because you're a lying sack of crap" and left. Then I'd proceed to tell everyone to avoid them.
  6. oneuglygun


    Apr 23, 2010
    One thing I have noticed is if your local gun shop has a website they may just have a link to GunBroker ! I've found a few local shops that don't have much in stock, but found they have a back room full of hot items for sale on GunBroker ! Included in those items were 10/22 rugers, ARs, Mini 14s, and plenty of ammo in various calibers !!! I won't be able to forget that when things get back to some sort of normal !!
  7. Upgrayedd


    Jul 5, 2006
    I didn't call him out. No point in arguing with someone who will just lie to you. It's not too hard to work around this. I'll stop back in with a couple nice guns to see what they offer me in trade. You never know, might end up talking to the owner that way....
  8. We're lucky to have a huge LGS here that offers small town local type service and wil compete with Bud's prices.
  9. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    I have an infinitely long memory on all these places that have skyrocketed their prices on everything, and who has not. Locally, as well as nationally. Cheaper than dirt will never get another dime of my money. They can't even list a price by their items in their mailer(which I will have them keep mailing for them to just spend on postage) because they are SO high. CTD is an absolute disgrace IMO!!! On the other hand a great American like Larry Potterfield keeps MidwayUSA right where it is. Midway also donated 1 million to the NRA recently.
  10. 4 glocks

    4 glocks

    Jun 29, 2010

    He is trying to sell you a gun for $700 that he paid less that $400 for. I do not think you will get much in trade maybe 50% of the guns value.
  11. Upgrayedd


    Jul 5, 2006
    Don't worry. I'm not trading anything in. It's just an excuse to get the bosses ear.:wavey:
  12. brianfede


    Apr 7, 2011
    Chicago Area
    I don't see any reason to "call him out." I would try the LGS again, all my LGS's have have firearms that I think are way over priced but they also have firearms that I think are priced under market. Just because the Shield is overpriced doesn't mean every firearm is. If the whole store is overpriced then don't buy anything, calling people gets you nowhere but annoyed.

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  13. Walk Soft

    Walk Soft

    Jun 3, 2011
    I'm lucky to have a Bud's Gun Warehouse,but they don't have anything now either.
  14. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I wouldn't set foot in that place again...
  15. Upgrayedd


    Jul 5, 2006
    I won't spend a dime in there, but when I'm bored I may go screw with them for entertainment. It's only 2 minutes away from my house. I have allready shared the story with all my gun friends and family. They tried to screw me out of a couple hundred bucks and it's allready cost them a few thousand in sales.
  16. I count myself lucky with my LGS, small family owned/operated. Great prices, great service. I am an hour away from Buds, and as such, my LGS meets/beats their prices. His ammo is priced a littler higher than Walmart (10%+ prepanic) but I still buy a few boxes of .223 and 9mm when I am in there.

    Back in Knoxville we had a couple of decent shops, but they were priced high. Louisville is much better, even if the secondary market is insane.
  17. On many occasions I have left a pawn / LGS and was absolutely convinced that I would never go there again. Never had an argument, usually I didn't like their business model including pricing or how they treated another customer. But business models change and staff learn customer service (or get fired). In every case I have returned and found it to be different.

    So I would urge some patience. They'll have to change to remain in business.