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Bargaining Power vs Online Ordering

This is a discussion on Bargaining Power vs Online Ordering within the Autoloaders forums, part of the Armory category; I got a question for all you poeple ....... how much bargaining power would you think one has at a gun shop in todays market?? ...


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Old August 28th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #1
 
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I got a question for all you poeple ....... how much bargaining power would you think one has at a gun shop in todays market?? Firearms are selling like crazy so shops aren't hurting for buisness, so do you think they would even bother?? I'm looking at getting something that they have listed for about $200 more then I can get it from Buds Gun Shop online. The only thing is having to wait a week for Buds to ship it which isn't that big a deal I guess for $200. But do you think it'd be worth the shot trying to get them to give it to me for the lower price or should I just get it from Buds?? That $200 would be better spent on ammo and/or mags for it anyway.



Also, for the people that have ordered from buds ..... their listed price is for the item + shipping. What additional costs such as FFL transfer fee's should I expect and about how much are they??
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Old August 29th, 2009, 01:10 AM   #2
 
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I purchased two MP9's (FS) a few months ago at $439. apiece. That included shipping. this was about $130. less than my local gun shop and they would have added local sales tax. The gun shop charged me a $25. transfer tax on each pistol and remarked that they had been getting in a lot of guns from Bud's. Save your money and buy ammo, leather/kydex gear and training. Go with Bud's.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #3
 
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What additional costs such as FFL transfer fee's should I expect and about how much are they??
Shop around on the FFL. Bud's has a list that they already do business with so they have their FFL on file. Some charge a lot, others a little. Through our gun club I can get transfers at $5.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #4
 
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buds is like the wal mart of gun buying. most small shops cant even buy that gun for what buds sells it for.



Oh, and if you use a credit card, there is a 3% charge.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #5
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It usually doesn't take them a week to ship. I ordered my mossberg 590a1 on a Monday morning and it was delivered Tuesday afternoon
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Old August 29th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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Oh, and if you use a credit card, there is a 3% charge.
Sign up for their credit card and skip the fee.



Great place to do business with. Try it, you'll like it.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #7
 
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I purchase both on the internet (usually Bud's) and locally. Since I have a 3G smartphone with internet access, it helps when making a deal to have a reference. If the local shop can get within $50 of Bud's price after shipping and xfer, I'll buy local.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #8
 
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My guess not much. Went to a local gun show 2 weeks ago intending on buying a new 9mm fs M&P and an eotech 512 or aimpoint for one of my ars. Had over a grand in cash...

They had 3 m&ps 1 9mm fs 1 40 fs and 1 used 40c... and an eotech 512... they wanted over $500 for the 512 and they wanted $649 for the 9mm fs...

For giggles I pulled the cash out and asked how much they would come down and whether they had their aimpoints hidden... no aimpoints but then said yea we can come down....

how much...

I think we can knock $15 off the 9mm... none off the sight... wanted to tell them to f off...

turned around and walked out and took my business elsewhere online... idiots.





I mean seriously a customer with cash shown. (Have bought guns from them before). Gun well over priced by over $100 and the sight way over price by $100 and they said they would come down $15... lol



P'ed me off and probably won't be going back...

Especially since they won't do transfers since Obama has been elected...
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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #9
 
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If I see an egg at 3.00 in a proper gun store or show and found it for a 1.50 online, Im buying that 1.50 egg.



And no, the gunshop or show wont find out about it either.



The power of the internet has demonstrated itself over and over again when I am able to find and buy a variety of items and have it all shipped to my house without getting off my duff.



However, I tend to buy big ticket items in person. Then I use the net to feed it.
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tried to do bussiness with local but they wanted twice as much for 4506 mags so went with cdnn
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Old September 15th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #11
 
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I recently purchased a Sig 229 and did a lot of shopping around including looking at Bud's. I phoned with a couple gun shops about prices and Bud's was $90 cheaper. I phoned them back and asked if they could work with me on price, one said no way the price is what it is "because they are local and like to take care of their customers after the sale". Just out of curiosity, I called back 20 minutes later and used a different name said I got a Sig there and was having trouble with it what were they going to do to help me? They gave me the phone number for Sig and said 'good luck'. Service after the sale for sure. The other said, no but gave me 4 hours of range time free with an instructor to use anytime I want. Figured it was worth the difference and got it there. But, the other shop couldn't have cared less.



Sad thing was I liked shopping at the first shop.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #12
 
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Went to a local gun shop today looking to have some gunsmith work done (it was waaay over priced) and spotted a kahr cw9 i was looking for. Their gun (used) was what Buds was asking for a new gun. When I told him what Buds was asking, he said 'you prob'ly ought to buy their gun'. So I will.

Buds is da BOMB!
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Old September 15th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #13
 
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I got nothing with 2 local shops.



Was looking at a LCP, 1st place had it for $319, found another shop less than 5 miles away that was selling it for $289. Couldn't even get the 1st shop to price match even though that's where I buy all my stuff from. Tried explaining to the guy that I would like to continue being their customer but didn't see how if I could get it $30 cheaper elsewhere. HTold me he was sad to see me go but he could not do it...
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:43 AM   #14
 
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Sign up for the credit card, skip the fee and then return later that same day or next morning with cash sufficient to PAY OFF the entire card and .....







CLOSE the Credit Card account. And follow up that month to ensure it is CLOSED. That is how I do it, specially if there is a discount for getting a card. Interest usually is double.



I just pay whatever price I think is sufficient. The number one thing for me with buying weapons is hands on checking the item over to make sure it fits me.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #15
 
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Originally Posted by HungrySeagull' post='224710' date='Sep 16 2009, 01:43 PM
Sign up for the credit card, skip the fee and then return later that same day or next morning with cash sufficient to PAY OFF the entire card and .....







CLOSE the Credit Card account. And follow up that month to ensure it is CLOSED. That is how I do it, specially if there is a discount for getting a card. Interest usually is double.



I just pay whatever price I think is sufficient. The number one thing for me with buying weapons is hands on checking the item over to make sure it fits me.


Opening and closing accounts on a regular basis is bad for your credit score.
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