Originally Posted by John_Deer
What gets my goat about our LGS is they all want more than MSRP for the guns they carry. When you mention MSRP they claim they can't buy the guns at MSRP. They also say that online vendors can sell cheaper because they don't have the overhead of a brick and mortar shop, but that is not true. Virtually all online vendors have a brick and mortar shop plus extra employees to answer questions from online customers. Plus they have to have someone boxing up all the online orders. So the online vendor actually has more overhead than the LGS in a tiny shop with one employee. The LGS claims they have better service. Yet in the event something goes wrong they tell you to call the factory. They act like getting a box is a huge task.
please show us these prices that are over MSRP at your LGS. i'd like to see some proof that they are selling over MSRP and how they are staying in business.
my LGS sells way under MSRP and i seriously doubt he's giving guns away and i am pretty sure he gets his guns from the same distributors as every other gun dealer does.
more that once you have mentioned this and that's why you buy from online dealers instead of at your LGS. i have posted prices of guns at Bud's and other online dealers on guns my LGS carries vs. the price difference. i can still buy cheaper at my LGS than online when i factor in the shipping, FFL fees and tax.
we'd like to see some proof of your statements.