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Do you think 10% off for Idiot scatch is fair?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ajgranda, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. ajgranda

    ajgranda

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    Here is a pic of the gun. Its a dealer demo, 150 rds through it. Appears to be in great shape except for this idiot scratch which dealer did during cleaning and reassembly to sell. Offering 12% off asking which is already discounted about 13% from MSRP. What do you think?
    Thanks

    Edit: Its about 12% off Dealers asking for a new discounted version. I had also posted about this once before, but I'm trying to talk the dealer down another $100. I hadnt noticed the idiot scratch prior to that although it was advertised as being 99%. Don't think I will go for it if he doesn't bulge.
     
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  2. up1911fan

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    10% off new cost or the used asking price?
     

  3. engineer151515

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    If it is not a showpiece, going to get more skuffs anyway, and 10% = $50 or better, I'd say good to go. Would be really sweet if the discount covered any sales tax.

    If this was intended to be a safe queen, then the marks on the slide would be annoying too.
     
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  4. hatidua

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    That little scratch, on brushed stainless, would take but a couple of minutes to remove. 10% off because it's January, sure. 10% off because it's Tuesday? why not. 10% off because a dealer doesn't know how to reassemble a 1911? absolutely!

    But 10% off for that little scratch? -whatever helps him sell it I guess.
     
  5. ajgranda

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    It's hard chrome, not SS, thanks.
     
  6. ajgranda

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    It's going to be a rotating carry piece. Not a showpiece, but a $3K retail semi-custom.
     
  7. ajgranda

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    12% off of a discounted new gun, although dealer keeps stating it's basically new since it was only taken out to the range once and fired for about 150 rounds.
     
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    So, per the edit, are you asking for $100 or $300 off for the scratch?
     
  9. Jeff82

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    Dealer is a rip off artist. New is new. A gun with 150 rounds through it is not new, it's used. Period. I wouldn't work with a shifty dealer like that.

    You can buy a new pistol at a fair price somewhere else.
     
  10. ajgranda

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    Well he said the pics of the gun ,that he stated was in 99% condition, showed that scratch, which it did, but I didnt notice. I offered him a price not realizing the scratch, which he accepted. Now that I did see it, I told him I wanted another $100 off.
     
  11. glockrace

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    Seems to me your offer is more than fair, hold to your offer if he doesnt go for it then it wasnt meant to be. (I think it would be his loss and he should accept your offer)
     
  12. ajgranda

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    Thanks, that's what I am going to do.
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

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    I'd pass,......I hate idiot scratches with a passion!
    I'd be asking for about 20% off MSRP
     
  14. ronin.45

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    That is a big mistake for a dealer who carries high end 1911s. He knows he screwed it up. If he won't come down let him rip someone else off.
     
  15. chuckman

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    Ask for the discount. Get it or walk. As for an idiot scratch, it's a gun, not a new kidney. I'd have no problem buying a gun with a scratch or two (for the right discount).
     
  16. ajgranda

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    Yep, I decided to pass on this again. The dealer has been kind of sketchy with details about the gun and keeps re-listing it on gunbroker with 0 bids. I think there is more to this gun than just the idiot scratch.

    I prefer to buy new anyway. Just need to save up a little more and do it right. Thanks
     
  17. DYLANB80

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    Sounds like a good decision. Find a new one you can scratch. :cool:
     
  18. ajgranda

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    I'll be using this :supergrin: :



    http://1911-ispt.com/
     
  19. tango44

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    How much for the gun?
    What's the discount for the Idiot scratch?
    Keep it simple bro.
    Thank you.
     
  20. faawrenchbndr

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