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Lower Price, regardless of quality of service 6 23.08%
Better service, even with higher price 20 76.92%
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Just curious. This has been talked about by some people in various threads. I'm curious what the overall consensus is.

Do you prefer to go to LGS' which have a slightly lower price, or LGS' which give superior service and have a good attitude?

Me, personally, I only have two gun stores here locally, and one isn't even really a gun store. His main business is gunsmithing, but he sells some used guns. He gives great service and has terriffic prices, so he's the best of both worlds.

But I often have to go to the other store. They have moderate prices, but give pretty decent service. They are a pretty middle of the road store.

Generally, if I had more of a choice, I would prefer to give my money to those who give good service, mostly on principal.

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You know if you change a few words in the paragraph, we could have a very interesting converstion. For example, change LGS to brothel.

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I'd prefer lower prices and good service but that isn't an option I'll settle for #2, I like being treated like a human as opposed to being treated like money with two legs.

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I'd prefer lower prices and good service but that isn't an option I'll settle for #2, I like being treated like a human as opposed to being treated like money with two legs.
LOL! Bad timing on your post.
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I take my work auto to the dealer for maintenance.

My normal garage was having trouble getting to the oil drain plug (complete under side has shields.)

Sure it costs more, but I know the work is done correctly.

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i have the benefit of both pretty much at my LGS. good prices and excellent service. sells below MSRP on most of the firearms. ammo costs are pretty much close to WalMart. very good selection of items in the store.

even if i went to WalMart or Gander Mountain, i still can't the same level of service i get at my LGS. i would rather spend just a little more for personalized service and a friendly environment where i felt my business was appreciated.

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Frankonia's merchandise is very expensive as their service. Still, my life is worth it. I only get the best. Still, 10 percent credit back for each purchase. Lifetime warranty. Expert gunsmiths. My gunsmith went to a Austrian gunsmith trade school. Some of the best on the planet. They will go out of their way to locate something if not in their inventory.

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another point is, sometimes good service costs a little more, and IMO, many times is worth it. i find the level of service sometimes is lacking in the big chain stores. many times going to Gander Mountain, i feel rushed and herded into making a purchase. i don't like being rushed into a purchase when it comes to guns or trucks. many times i have already done my research before ever entering the store, but many times still want to look around and weigh my options on what i want to buy. at my LGS, this is not a problem and i am never rushed into a purchase. the owner of my LGS is pretty knowledgeable and may point out something that is more suited for my needs as well, but never pushes it upon me.

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I have limited options. I prefer to shop for firearms online and buy at or through a local pawn&gun shop. He provides good information and assistance and has reasonable prices, BUT his selection in the store is limited.


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You know if you change a few words in the paragraph, we could have a very interesting converstion. For example, change LGS to brothel.
When I saw the title of the thread I thought "price shop on sundries, spring for top-notch service with hookers".
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