Cash, Credit Card, Check, Gold Coins? How do you pay for your firearms?

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  1. JosephMD

    JosephMD New Member

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    Cash, Credit Card, Check, Gold Coins? How do you pay for your firearms?

    I tend to be a cash man myself, the less of a paper trail, the better. But my state's semi-automatic rifle ban and burdensome handgun licensing is getting close and there just isn't enough cash to make all of the purchases I want to make so, I'm considering pulling out the emergency credit card and stocking up, but it will be a first for me. I guess as far as the paper trail goes, the state already has plenty :)

    I've used a CC to buy ammo a couple of times lately, but that is just because I found it in stock at Wal-Mart and wanted to buy as much as they'd sell me :)


    JMd
     
  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Cash or check in person, credit/debit/paypal online, and once I had to do a postal money order because the place wouldn't take anything else for some reason. :confused:
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    LGS - check

    FTF - cash

    Gunbroker or other on line source - money order so I don't have to wait for the check to clear before my gun ships. My bank does not charge me for money orders. Used PayPal at the seller's request on the first GB transaction I made.
     
  4. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Payroll deduction, I get a check for $0.00 every week. It just shows the tax stuff on there........:D
     
  5. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Actually....Im still in the hole about $130 on my Thompson Hawken......LOL
     
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  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I use Postal Money Orders for anything in the mail.

    Couple that with Certified Receipts, and Insurance, and

    you pay a little more, but get a lot of protection.

    At home I use S&H green stamps. Remember those?
     
  7. CourtJester

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    Credit card or cash. If I put it on the credit card, I give my wife the cash out of the gun safe for it most of the time. The card is paid off each month so we end up with 3 to 5% cash back on purchases.
     
  8. JW357

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    I buy guns around tax return season, when I have a bunch of extra money in my bank. I usually use a debit card, as its just easier. Although, when I bought my revolver and lever gun this year, the LGS only accepts cash so I had to pull out cash for them.

    I don't buy ammo, except for .22, as I reload. But I buy it all using the same method: debit card. I only buy that stuff when I have money to spend. No guns related stuff on the credit card for me. I've had to use it in actual emergencies too often to allow myself to put anything that is essentially a hobby on it.

    For the record, I hate credit cards. I try to pay them often as soon as I can, and I prefer to not owe any money on them if I can avoid it.
     
  9. Jagermeister

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    I have a sugar mama on the side.:p
     
  10. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Bank of America.
    apparently,
    they haven't realized it yet.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    AS I do for most everything, I use my debit card. I have to have money in the account to cover every purchase.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    AS I do for most everything, I use my debit card. I have to have money in the account to cover every purchase. I use it like a credit card. I usually have very little, if any, cash on me.
     
  13. sputnik1988

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    Always cash if I can. I don't have a credit card. Well unless you count the Lowe's card.

    (I could get in more trouble with that one than I ever could in a gun shop.:p)
     
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  14. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    If its a pretty lady I use sexual favors. All other times cash.
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Back before the boat sank, I used Postal money orders for long distance, and pictures of dead presidents in person.

    And no, it never embarrasses me to ask the question.




    Discount for cash? :D
     
  16. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    For firearms, cash or CC.

    For ammo - ALWAYS CASH!
     
  17. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Usually, CC. We get 3-5% back, and NEVER carry a balance from month to month. For this reason, I LOVE CC's.
     
  18. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Neat idea. $40 back on an $800 gun purchase. Not a lot of money, but every little bit helps.
     
  19. RJMercer

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    Cash. LGS gives a 5% discount for greenbacks regardless of what you buy.
     
  20. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    The barter system must be making a comeback..... A lawyer here in Cincy just got charged with prostitution. She was trading BJs for office supplies.....lol