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Question for the more experienced gun buyers here

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by JohnnyC76, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. JohnnyC76

    JohnnyC76

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    I have bought guns in the past, but I have a question.

    I picked up my Gen 3 17 on the 24th of last month from a local gun shop. The following Saturday on my referral, a friend went to my guy and also bought a 17. I met her there so she could try mine first and she loved it. My seller thanked me for the referral. 3 days ago, another friend of mine went to him, gave him my name, and also purchased from him. He called to say thanks again.

    Here's the question: I am going to buy a Gen 3 26 today. Should I have room to haggle with him over paying the shelf price? I don't really know if that's something you can do on a NIB, so I thought I would ask. If so, how much would be reasonable to haggle over?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Beanie-Bean

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    I've always had good luck working with the shops here in the Austin area. They really want to talk when you can bring cash to the table, too.

    Just tell him the out-of-the-door price you're looking for, show him the money ("This is all that I have budgeted for this purchase...") and I'm sure that you'll go home a happy camper.

    Don't forget the ammo... :)
     

  3. lyodbraun

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    I say yes go for it, tell him you sent him those other folks there to buy from him and like beanie-bean says shoe him the money... Money always talks, esp when you have that Green Cash in your hands... good luck and let us know how it works out for ya..
     
  4. SGT278ACR

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    Heck yeah! Under those circumstances either haggle a bit or use beani-bean's method. Let us know how you like the G26 (Gen3). I got the same gun NIB a month ago. Marked down from $549 to $519... traded a Taurus PT709 and an old beat up Ruger P85 for it. Rolled out the door only having to shell about $50 out of my pocket. Good luck.
     
  5. Glock+2

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    Only the seller can answer that question...ask him
     
  6. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    For sure dont pay anything over $499 before tax. Thats what gen 3's go for in the shop here, and I dont even have the rapport that you do with your guy....
     
  7. RowdyatHeart

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    I agree nothing over $499.00.
     
  8. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

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    The worse they can say is no. Then find another gun shop. ;)
     
  9. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    Always haggle.....always. Then walk out the door if your not happy with the deal.
     
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    1eyedjack Old Pirate

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    +1. You only get what you ask for... :supergrin:
     
  11. spartanranger

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    The worst he can say is no.