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I decided to go to a local cafe for lunch today while the wife and her sister did the Sunday shopping. I heard a young couple next to me talking to the waiter about the "new pistol" they bought (A Ruger LC9). The pistol was used and purchased at today's gun show in town. They asked the waiter if they had gotten a good deal on it for an even $500 with two mags. The young waiter asked if it had laser sights to which they couple replied it did not. He broke the news to them that it wasn't a good price. The couple argued that they had in fact got the pistol down in price from $650. I felt bad for them, such a sad thing to hear of gouging like this on unsuspecting folks now but, with so many available avenues online to price compare, it amazes me how many folks get sucked into this behavior. I could tell they had a remorse on the purchase of the pistol. I only hope now they can find some 9mm ammo for it. :(
Time will heal it but an expensive lesson nonetheless.
 

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I decided to go to a local cafe for lunch today while the wife and her sister did the Sunday shopping. I heard a young couple next to me talking to the waiter about the "new pistol" they bought (A Ruger LC9). The pistol was used and purchased at today's gun show in town. They asked the waiter if they had gotten a good deal on it for an even $500 with two mags. The young waiter asked if it had laser sights to which they couple replied it did not. He broke the news to them that it wasn't a good price. The couple argued that they had in fact got the pistol down in price from $650. I felt bad for them, such a sad thing to hear of gouging like this on unsuspecting folks now but, with so many available avenues online to price compare, it amazes me how many folks get sucked into this behavior. I could tell they had a remorse on the purchase of the pistol. I only hope now they can find some 9mm ammo for it. :(
Time will heal it but an expensive lesson nonetheless.
Indeed. And who would've thought that 9mm ammo would be so difficult to find. Time to put in some work reloading...
 

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We,
All of us,
have made expensive mistakes.
Hope these folks leave this in the past.
Sadly these days, "it seems", that every one that sells,
is charging all they can.
And if you dont know,
you will pay the price.
If I knew this couple I would trade them a box of 9.mm,
for a cup of coffee.
Reminds me of a former friend,
Back in the days of the Pomona gun show
My friend had a table at the show.
I stopped by to see what he had.
Just stuff, nothing real neat.
A young man stopped to look at a set of grips,
He asked if they would fit his revolver,
my "friend" said sure.
I pointed to the list on the back of the package.
No they were not for his gun.
He said thanks and left,
My friend kicked me under the table,
Oh he was P.O.
Oh well.

I said it seems.

I checked an online store for .45 auto. rim, .45 colt, and .222.
Nothing in stock,
but a nice price.
What was in stock,
not so nice a price,
And the shipping charge "OUCH"
 

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I decided to go to a local cafe for lunch today while the wife and her sister did the Sunday shopping. I heard a young couple next to me talking to the waiter about the "new pistol" they bought (A Ruger LC9). The pistol was used and purchased at today's gun show in town. They asked the waiter if they had gotten a good deal on it for an even $500 with two mags. The young waiter asked if it had laser sights to which they couple replied it did not. He broke the news to them that it wasn't a good price. The couple argued that they had in fact got the pistol down in price from $650. I felt bad for them, such a sad thing to hear of gouging like this on unsuspecting folks now but, with so many available avenues online to price compare, it amazes me how many folks get sucked into this behavior. I could tell they had a remorse on the purchase of the pistol. I only hope now they can find some 9mm ammo for it. :(
Time will heal it but an expensive lesson nonetheless.
what amazes me is, that it's so much easier today with the internet to dig up information and reviews on just about anything under the sun and even find pricing information whether it be new or used. people just don't do it and then wonder why they got ripped off. i can remember a time when you dug through your dusty stack or gun rags to get reviews and hit the pawn shops and gun stores to check out prices. most any purchase i do now if i am not familiar with it, isn't done until i do an online search and do some research about it.
 

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I dropped by my local gun shop - had a hard time finding a place to park. No high cap mags, no 5.56 or many other calibers except super high priced self defense rds.

I found one box of 7mm Mag -175gr for $15.99 while all the others were $27.99. Same stuff - they just missed bumping one box up.

A salesman actually told me they didn't want to scalp anyone. (he offered to buy my NIB - Ruger 20 rd mags for the $20 I originally paid - nice guy)
 

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I feel no sympathy for someone who can't take 45 seconds on their smartphone to easily see that a new SR9 (comes w/ 2 mags) can be had for $450 including FFL cost.......
 

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I feel no sympathy for someone who can't take 45 seconds on their smartphone to easily see that a new SR9 (comes w/ 2 mags) can be had for $450 including FFL cost.......
LOL, such anger.

Don't be in such a hurry to have no sympathy for somebody.

That somebody might be you or a loved someday, and in these troubling times
that could be all you have or get.

Have a nice day
 

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LOL, such anger.

Don't be in such a hurry to have no sympathy for somebody.

That somebody might be you or a loved someday, and in these troubling times
that could be all you have or get.

Have a nice day
Anger? Oh good lord, please take that co-dependent stuff elsewhere, this is a firearms forum, man!
 

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My advice to someone in that position is: scrounge around until you find a killer deal on another gun, then you can balance your $500 SR against that Colt you stole for $200 . :cool:
 

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Dude at the gun show last week was asking $599 on a private sale S&W model 60 38 spl snubby. I wished him luck.
 

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I decided to go to a local cafe for lunch today while the wife and her sister did the Sunday shopping. I heard a young couple next to me talking to the waiter about the "new pistol" they bought (A Ruger LC9). The pistol was used and purchased at today's gun show in town. They asked the waiter if they had gotten a good deal on it for an even $500 with two mags. The young waiter asked if it had laser sights to which they couple replied it did not. He broke the news to them that it wasn't a good price. The couple argued that they had in fact got the pistol down in price from $650. I felt bad for them, such a sad thing to hear of gouging like this on unsuspecting folks now but, with so many available avenues online to price compare, it amazes me how many folks get sucked into this behavior. I could tell they had a remorse on the purchase of the pistol. I only hope now they can find some 9mm ammo for it. :(
Time will heal it but an expensive lesson nonetheless.
Thats why azzholes are asking way too much--People are paying :(
 

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Dude at the gun show last week was asking $599 on a private sale S&W model 60 38 spl snubby. I wished him luck.
Was it SS n in good shape ? Case hardened trigger/hammer ? Ever since HH, the older revolvers, which were out of favor not too long ago, are now selling for a fortune.

I bought my SW 686 in 1988 for $349 NIB. Now they are selling $5-600 easy and $800 if modified.

Pythons are now like a Rolex - $1.5-2.5K easy. Got a 3" barrel - name your price.

I've got a bud who wants a nice Tgt revolver - he has sticker shock. Don't know what to tell him except if he sees a bargain, jump it - as fast as you can! :D. Prices keep going up -when will the bubble burst ?
 
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