GUN Experiences with Bud's?

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  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Looks like I'm going that way for the XD since nobody at the gun show would haggle and I'm not paying $60 extra just to support the local economy. :hs:
     
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    have you figured in shipping + FFL fees?
     
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    Slow shipping and near impossible to get on the phone but generally good.
     
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    They are 45min from me, and I won't purchase a gun from them.

    Their reputation locally is less than stellar...
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Bought my M&P from them, and I don't care what their local reputation is, because their online reputation with me was on par with stellar.
    Would buy from them again.

    For every bad experience there's a good one.
     
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    usually 10.... or 100.
     
  7. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Still at least $30 less than I can find locally.
     
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    Got my Kahr there alot cheaper than I could find elsewhere, and I got good service from them.
     
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    Bud raped my cat. :wtc:
     
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    Can you bargain?
     
  11. hsmith

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    Looks like you and Bud have a lot in common.
     
  12. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    seriously? $30 is worth the trouble to you?
     
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    $30 is more than worth it to be able to buy it locally.
     
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    obviously his negotiation skills are not so hot.
     
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    agreed
     
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    Took the full 7 days that they said it "can" take for mine to ship.
     
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    To me it is worth an extra $100 to buy it locally. I like to check the slide to frame fit on the handgun I'm buying. On a striker fired gun such as the glock, xd, etc) the slide to frame fit has a major influence on the quality of the trigger or future trigger job.
     
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    And, I know this happened for me. I've been going to the same shop for a few years now. Apart from good prices, you build a relationship with teh shop. They'll hook me up with stuff that other customers may not get. Most people have to put down a deposit on special orders, I don't. If he gets something in that he thinks I'd like, he'll call me and let me know. If I want it, he'll toss it in the safe until I get there to pay for it.

    Buying locally definitely has advantages.
     
  20. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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  21. JaimeZX

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    $562 after tax just seems like a lot to pay for an XD.

    Academy only price-matches local stores. They want $525+tax
    The local stores all claim to be selling at "barely over cost" and they're all charging $520ish + tax.
    None would come down even when I (literally) waved five Ben Franklins under their noses. :dunno:
    "I will buy today for $500 out the door."
    No dice.
    :sad2:
     
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    sucks to be you. They're normally ~$425-475 here.
     
  23. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Maybe we should take a road trip this weekend. :p
     
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    because they know the next joe schmoe that doesn't know fuckall about guns will pay asking price without thinking twice.
     
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    I never bought anything from them but I did email them a question about a special they were doing once and it took them a week to reply. :hsugh:

    I found a FFL local dealer that runs his business out of his house that can give me prices only 20-30 more than I can get at Buds so I will be ordering shit from him from now on. :wiggle:
     

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