I can order it for ya

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by locutus, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For years, I shopped at the LGS scalper because they stocked many things that the big discounts stores didn't stock.

    Today, "mom 'n pop" at the LGS say: "I can order it for ya!"

    Well, I can order it for myself. And a lot cheaper.

    Today, I shop Wally World or online.
     
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  2. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Lol... I was at my LGS, and looking for a sling. The guy says to me. "I can order it for you."

    I looked at him funny and said, "Yeah...I can do that...too."

    He laughed and said "Yeah, I guess you can."

    They're good people, I like them, and would've paid 5 bucks more to buy it from them, but I'm out in the sticks, and it takes me 40 minutes to drive to my LGS...
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, sometimes I DO order guns, ammo, accesories on line (have an 03 C&R FFL, so can do that)

    BUT- the last 3 guns I have bought were from my LGSs. They ranged from 55 to 110 years old. Finding stuff like that is a matter of luck. And I have folks that will look up when I walk in and say "Got something I put aside for you to look at..."

    I don't buy them all (can't!) but it is nice to have someone looking out for you.

    When the day comes that I need ONE screw for a scope mount, I want that local shop to still be doing business.
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Betcha he'll be able to order it for ya!:D:D
     
  5. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Whenever I ask for something at the LGS, I just get a blank "WTF is that?" stare.... :confused: :p
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Kinda short on real LGS's around here, but there a "pawn and gun" FFL that is pretty cool. I asked him about receiving a transfer from an interweb purchase for me and what he would charge. He said something like "$20, but i will call for you to see if they will discount it for me if you like". Dude doesn't stock much ammo, but i have bought three of my last four pistols from him, all at good prices, one "used" (more like "drawered" IMO).
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Person came in the shop with the handgun "plastic-bagged"
    Me: "Can I help you?"
    Person: "Could you assemble this for me? It shouldn't take much. A guy on Youtube showed how easy it was."
    Me: "Then why are you bringing it to me? Get outtahere."
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Ruger Mark .22 pistol perchance? :D
     
  9. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Or how about people that ask you things that can easily be googled? example:

    CO-WORKER - I don't have the zip-code for Bend, OR

    ME - would you like me to GOOGLE that for you?
     
  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Next time reply with a phone number, preferably one they should recognize and smile big.
     
  11. beaglesam

    beaglesam Active Member

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    911..............
     
  12. steve666

    steve666 New Member

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    About the only thing I use my LGS for anymore is to do FFL transfers, otherwise I buy it online myself and have it delivered to my door for less.
     
  13. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can order what you want with the c&r, pay $10 extra for "hand picked" (you can say that about a booger), have it delivered to your door, but you can't see, handle and inspect it and before you buy it unless you go the lgs. That's the big advantage.
     
  14. steve666

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    The only problem with that is most of my LGS's stock a very limited selection, and usually nothing that I am in the market for. My only "hands on" opportunities are at the gun show, where they will sometimes have what I want though the prices are hit or miss.
     
  15. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    One of the LGS I go is just old antique guns.. Shelfs are filled with 50+ year old ammo (Nones for sale :( ) The shop is full of Arisakas, Nazi Mausers, Enfields, Mosins, Nambus; thats just some of the mil-surps, theres lots of sporting rifles That I really never even look at...
    Hell, the guy even had a Mateba for a bit....
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Me: I'd like to take a look at a Colt LE6940.

    LGS: Whassat""":confused::confused:

    Me: It's a Colt AR-15, M-4 version.

    LGS: I CAN ORDER IT FOR YA