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Old 05-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #11
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I would give him a chance to come closer. But I wouldn't feel bad about buying on line. If you like him that much have it sent to another store so he will not know.

He also knows that you will be in to his place to buy ammo and all the other stuff that goes along with getting a new gun.
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He also knows that you will be in to his place to buy ammo and all the other stuff that goes along with getting a new gun.
Golden rule of retail right there.
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I know how ya feel. I like supporting my local dealer too. But i get other intangables from being a regular longtime customer that keeps me coming back and giving him first crack at a gun sale or gun related product sale.

I get first shot at some REAL nice ammo deals, he calls me if a unique item comes in before he puts it for sale, and other little things like no hassles on oddball special orders etc. I dont mind the little extra it isnt gonna make or break me and it helps keep a local shop in business. The ptrice of driving to cabelas and back or gander mountain or one of the milwaukee shops is huge and greatly offsets the price diff.

The question is does it mean much to you to save up the extra $$$ vs losing your relationship with your dealer??
I don't get nearly the number of perks that you get. The reason I stay with this dealer is because he is the only LGS that I have been to in a 30 mile radius that will treat me like a normal gun owner when I walk in. Most gun shops give me a look if disdain when I walk in because I look a little young, have earrings, and wear band t-shirts. I don't sag my pants, I wear clean clothes, and I act respectful. They don't even give me a chance when I start looking around or try to inquire about certain guns, so I leave and take my business elsewhere.

But back on topic, I'm willing to spend an extra $25 to give him my business, but I simply can't afford to give up 2 weeks work of pay just to make him happy. My being happy is barely within my budget.

I think when it comes closer to buy time, I will let him know what is going on, and see what kind of deal he can make me, and then I can think about it. Anybody agree or disagree on this?
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Golden rule of retail right there.
I actually don't buy ammo from there, I get it from Wally-World But That's a good idea on how to make it a win-win. IF I have the gun sent to his shop, I could buy some ammo to still show my support for the shop.
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I think when it comes closer to buy time, I will let him know what is going on, and see what kind of deal he can make me, and then I can think about it. Anybody agree or disagree on this?
Give the guy a heads up, maybe between now and then he may come across a deal that will satisfy both of you. I like saving money too but supporting local business is just as important.
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Give the guy a heads up, maybe between now and then he may come across a deal that will satisfy both of you. I like saving money too but supporting local business is just as important.
It will be another month or so before I buy the gun, so he could have a fair amount of time to come up with a deal that works for both of us. I also like supporting local business, which is why I am so adamant about finding a deal that will satisfy us both.
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I would give duder a heads up in advance & stress that i really want to buy from him but that the money just isn't there. See what he comes up with.
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A couple places around here will not transfer a new gun if they sell that same gun themselves. Not sure if that's the norm but you might want to double check before having it shipped.
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I would give duder a heads up in advance & stress that i really want to buy from him but that the money just isn't there. See what he comes up with.
That's most likely what I would do. it makes the most sense, and it definitely gives him a chance to make a deal.

yunus- I hope he doesn't do that, I'd hate to not get atleast some money his way, and I'd hate more to give some of the businesses around here my business
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I'm glad you all have this type of relationship with your respective LGS.

Mine is a place where people go to B.S., handle/dryfire the goods, and buy nothing.

I like to go in, make the purchase, leave. They act like it's a chore doing the sale.
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