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Old 01-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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I stick to my local dealer, they are always the lowest price in the area and I like to avoid the fees associated with buying online, also my local shop will get anything I want if available, right now it's obviously tough with the shortages
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I buy from or thru one LGS the majority of the time and then some thru word of mouth and now seldom from the on line dealers/sellers. Never at a gun show.
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I buy online. My LGS are much more expensive.

Wal-Mart being the exception.
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I buy from or thru one LGS the majority of the time and then some thru word of mouth and now seldom from the on line dealers/sellers. Never at a gun show.




Why is that?????
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I buy most of my ammo online simply because 5.45x39 and 7.62x54 is hard to come by anywhere else. I only buy guns online at auction websites and I can get $150 or more off advertised selling prices.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #16
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How many of you attempt to obtain the firearm you desire locally before resorting to online brokers?

I know the Internet is a great resource for many things including guns, but I've started to think about the disadvantages of it lately.
It's gotten hard to buy online. When you pay $20-$30 to ship, then another $25 or so for the FFL transfer, it typically makes online purchases cost as much as local. The only reason I buy online, is if stock is out and I can't get something local. I did recently buy a Complete NFA ar15 lower from Classic....it was $150 for the lower, $17 to ship it, $25 for the FFL. $192 by the time it was all said and done. I did it because there are no lowers available anywhere, and the secondary market is getting $400 or more for stripped recievers. So it really depends on the situation
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I purchase from a gun shop. If they don't have what I want, they'll order it. For something like a gun, I want to work face to face with someone.
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