GUN Haggle a gunshop?

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  1. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    Do people do this? How does it work? Looking at buying a used gun :noes:
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I do, usually try to get them to include tax in the price on the tag and/or knock a couple bucks off the top too. Only works if you have cash though.
     
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    yea the local shop worked with me on both my shotty and my glock. Cash on one, check on the other. Basically no credit cards and they'll work with you. I got some discounted accessories on the glock and no bgcheck fee along with a sweet price on a new glock 22. The shotty he waived the bgcheck fee and threw in a butstock shell carrier and +2 extension.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    I purchased a pistol and a rifle together, and got them to knock off about 10% of the total price.
     
  5. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    So I should pay by check? The current price is $525, I was going to see if I could get it for $500. Is that too much to ask off? I'm assuming it's still there, I know they've had it for a while now.
     
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    smartypants New Member

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    Anything that costs over a couple hundred bucks has some wiggle room in the price.
     
  7. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    shops charge bg check fees? :confused:

    locally i'm usually able to get them knock off tax, and sometimes 5% after that depending on how sweet the deal is already.
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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  9. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I don't see why there would be a difference between a check or CC, but I don't go to mom & pop gun shops, so who knows
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    because they lose out with the CC merchant fee. And all the gunstores I see, always have a "cash discount" price, except for retail chains.
     
  12. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    Me neither, but I know the cc companies charge the store a fee each time a cc transaction is made. :dunno:
     
  13. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i know they charge vendors, but i've never seen one offer a cash discount. but like i said, i don't visit many small shops
     
  14. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    credit card companies charge fees for the seller. like paypal
     
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    call around, google, then call in and say "xxx can give me this, how close can you get"

    figure in shipping and FFL fees
     
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    Every gun I have ever purchased, I got for less than asking price. Ask what kind of deal they can make for you, make an offer etc.. All they can say is no, but you won't know til you try. Used guns have a ton of haggle room.

    When I go to gun shows, I shop saturday, go back sunday night and make lowball offers and leave with a gun!

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    check is no fee to process. And it's a felony in oregon to bounce a check on a firearm... you're super-fucked if you do that so it's basically good-as-cash as far as the local shops are concerned.

    cc has a fee to process, usually around 2%+$0.25. per transaction.
     
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    In Oregon, yes. I think it's $10. I have had it waived on all of my firearm purchases, however.
     
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    Cash talks.
    Also if you have done business with them before helps.
    I go in with printouts off of budsgunshop.com or whittakerguns.com and see if they will come close. Since I've done alot of business with them and know I will pay cash, I can usually get them to come down alot. You have to establish a working relationship though.
     
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    I tried with a local pawn shop. lowest i could get them to go on a g19 with 2 mags and standard sights was 480 otd. i ended up buying one online with night sights and 4 mags for about the same price after transfer fees.
     
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    I haven't haggled in shops, but on the other hand, I have only ever bought to guns from a shop directly. Everything else was either online, gunshows (always haggle), or Big5. :dunno:
     
  22. texchef

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    I haggled down a bit on my Beretta. It was consignment so they were calling the owner and the shop didn't have much to do with it cause they get their money no matter what. Never tried at a shop but sometimes they offer at the shows.
     
  23. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I live in a small town and always deal with the local shop, so they always knock a pretty significant amount off the asking price.
    But it wouldn't matter if they didn't. When I decide to make a firearm purchase I've usually gone back and forth with myself for a few days. If they have what I want when I go in there I'm not leaving there without it over a few dollars.
     
  24. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    Gun was already sold :wtc:
     
  25. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    BG check fees must suck, good thing we live in a free state and AZ doesn't charge for such nonsense.
     

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