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Old 07-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #161
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I do have one other question. Many of y'all have mentioned that at LGS's they can order a gun that you want for you. So my question is, how does the gun store determine the price they will sell it to you for? Is it the price that the company suggests or less?
Generally they charge a markup fee of some sort, in addition to the price the manufacturer sets. Meaning the price they have to purchase it for from the Manufacturer.

I'm sure all LGS' have different markup fees. You would just have to ask your shop what it would cost.
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I do have one other question. Many of y'all have mentioned that at LGS's they can order a gun that you want for you. So my question is, how does the gun store determine the price they will sell it to you for? Is it the price that the company suggests or less?
Each shop may have it's own policy on special orders. The one I used in Georgia would mark up 10% over cost, plus the Transfer/FFL fee ($25) at that shop. They had the best rate in the county. If the firearm was less than $125 they did have a minimum $12 mark-up.
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I do have one other question. Many of y'all have mentioned that at LGS's they can order a gun that you want for you. So my question is, how does the gun store determine the price they will sell it to you for? Is it the price that the company suggests or less?
Or you can order it from somewhere out of state, save the State tax, pay the FFL transfer fee (which may or may not offset the tax savings) and maybe find it for a lower price than the special order. Of course it's always nice to support your local LGS whenever possible and buy through them, but one of mine wanted $200 more for a CZ I had transferred to them.
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I know im badly talked down to, im 13 but i know a lot about marksmanship, rifles, etc. i like to go to gun shows with my dad and look at cool rifles and tell him what i know, but back to the point ive noticed that some bigger companies and dealers will not even speak to me, only to my dad. It annoys me. They will talk down and look at me like im crazy when im looking at handguns and rifles. And when my dad is interested in a gun the dealer will show off his "gun smarts" and i will just sit back and look at all the bluffs they say. I just whisper in my dads ear the truth. But some older folks, i guess 50+ are glad to talk to me my and my dad about there rifles, trade stories etc. thats where he will buy something.
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You sound very much like my sons a few years back. They are 16 and 17 now. I would bring them to gun shows starting when they were probably 10 years old or thereabouts (It would have been earlier, but their mom wouldn't let us). I was always careful to defer to them, especially when we were looking at a gun they were interested in. I never let the seller talk down to them. If you can talk to your dad about how he acts when this happens, it will not only help you gain in your knowledge about guns but it will also vastly increase your ability to interact with people who are your elders in a peer-on-peer relationship. I think that is very important these days. You are, at your age, treated only as old as you act. And kids that are your age all too often act like punk kids. Don't be that kid (everywhere in your life) and you won't be treated like one.

You can do most of this without your dad's help, it just makes it easier for you if he is on board. Does he visit this forum at all?
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I'm not just gazing and it's not that hard to convince me to buy something else. I have the money.
Don't get the wrong idea, OP. You especially,

specifically WANT to "gaze", and pass over

all the guns you don't want.

I must look at hundreds of thousands of guns

before I find what I am looking for. Otherwise,

I'd have a safe full of crap I don't like, which is

almost what I wanted. My method is to have a

mental inventory of what I want before I walk into

the store, and spend as little time in the store as

possible, once I determine they don't have what I

I need. Try to spend my time wisely, going to more

than one store, for the larger variety, spending less

time in each store.
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Don't get the wrong idea, OP. You especially,

specifically WANT to "gaze", and pass over

all the guns you don't want.

I must look at hundreds of thousands of guns

before I find what I am looking for. Otherwise,

I'd have a safe full of crap I don't like, which is

almost what I wanted.
I feel like it's necessary not to buy guns on impulse unless I had money like that then I would. I don't have that much to spend and if I'm investing 400, possibly more, on a gun I need to know that I truly want the gun.
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i am very respectful young man or i am told by many others. its like it was said in this thread employees think most of the younger crowed wont buy anything so they get upset when i ask to see a rifle that im interested i give every bit of respect i know but they think im not going to buy anything they see it as a waste of time. but if i show them cash money the music changes its all about buisness. that i dont mind.
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Its not just gun stores that look down on people. Bike shop in taylorville il has the rudest manager i've ever met. At 10:30 on a Saturday morning I went to buy a bike and when I asked about test riding it she was nice to my face then when she thought I was out of listening distance started badmouthing me for wanting a test ride. I rolled the bike back to her, pulled out my cash and told her you just lost a cash sale and can keep your bike. I had 5 grand on me and went to Springfield and bought a bike at a shop that treated customers right
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Yeah i get what your saying, im one of those kids that is a top kid in school, but not honor roll. And im 6'3". But respectful, only to people who are also respectful, if you get what im saying. But my dad does understand that some gun dealers do talk down to me, maybe not at first due to my size but once they learn my age... And we dont buy from dealers like that. We are known by some dealers and try to buy from them as often as we can and also meet new ones. And my dad doesn't pick up on implied things right off the bat.
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