Originally Posted by RJMercer
Local pawn shops around here have experienced dealers working the counter. They know what they have and what all of it is worth. No insane deals to be had out of them but they do price it all fair. One in particular I trade with quite often has always done me right. Yeah. Honest pawn broker. Go figure.
the one pawn shop i deal with on semi regular basis, has done me right on many firearms. last year, i bought an older Remington M700 in 30-06 for $250 that was initially priced at $400. it needed some rehab, but shot a ragged 5 shot group at 100 yards. funny thing is, it was the twin to the M700 in 270 that i had bought there about four months earlier for $325 that was listed for $425. if they won't haggle on used guns, then i just won't waste my time. if i am going to have to pay the price of a new gun, then i will just buy it new instead.