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I sold my .45 at a local gun shop ( under consignment) he sold it for $575 or so & kept 25%. I asked him to order a gen4 glock19. He quoted a price ( $579 ). It's supposed to get here by Monday. Just for kicks I talked to another gun shop ( after already "ordering the 19" ) and he quoted getting the exact same gun for $539. I'm thinking I should call the first guy ( we're kinda friends in that we always have good conversations when I'm in there) and ask him to match this other price. If he won't I'm thinking about just asking for my $$ from the .45 sale and taking it to the second shop.
Is that a bad thing to do or is it just shopping around ( is this like giving my word for the $579 and backing out or just part of the process ? )
 

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You already ordered it, and it's supposed to be there on monday? Backing out now is just plan wrong IMO. If anything I'd say you owe him a 'restocking' fee.
 

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You already ordered it, and it's supposed to be there on monday? Backing out now is just plan wrong IMO. If anything I'd say you owe him a 'restocking' fee.
I want to do what's right about it, $40 isn't enough to really worry about it ... I was just second guessing myself.
 

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Tell the gunshop you found it cheaper somewhere else...and kindly ask to see if he will match it. Whether he does or does not, you have already ordered the gun. I would still go with the ordered gun and wouldn't worry about the $40.00 difference. It is just professional to act that way.

Look at it this way, how would you feel if the gunshop ordered a gun for you, then sold it to a Joe Smith because he offered 20 bucks more? You probably would be upset. I would say the gunshop owner would be upset if you backed out after having him order it for you. It never hurts to ask if he will price match though! ;)
 

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Tell the gunshop you found it cheaper somewhere else...and kindly ask to see if he will match it. Whether he does or does not, you have already ordered the gun. I would still go with the ordered gun and wouldn't worry about the $40.00 difference. It is just professional to act that way.

Look at it this way, how would you feel if the gunshop ordered a gun for you, then sold it to a Joe Smith because he offered 20 bucks more? You probably would be upset. I would say the gunshop owner would be upset if you backed out after having him order it for you. It never hurts to ask if he will price match though! ;)
sounds reasonable ;) nothing wrong w/ a "price match" I guess


I just kept thinking that I could pick up some tru-glows that I found for about that $40 that I could save ( +$20 more ). He is a glock armorer & installs everything I order for free ( when I order from him) , so I'd like to keep things cool between us.

Bottom line is like stated, an order is a commitment. so it's settled ;)
 

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Sounds like a cool friend and a cool shop.:)
 

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Sounds like a good place to continue shopping, since he will price match for you. In future though, I'd look around at what other places are selling things for.

Good for you, bro!
 

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Sounds like a good place to continue shopping, since he will price match for you. In future though, I'd look around at what other places are selling things for.

Good for you, bro!
:cool: ty, bro-tha
I def hear you on the "looking around" part .. but def prefer to buy from a friend than a stranger or worse yet... a CHAIN !!
 

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No, the "first guy" is the one he ordered the pistol thru and who sold his .45 for him....

I'm thinking I should call the first guy ( we're kinda friends in that we always have good conversations when I'm in there) and ask him to match this other price.
I would imagine he means he is comfortable dealing with the guy, but they are not quite buddies.

Always pays to have a good relationship with your local gun dealer! Good for him!
 

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That's definitely cool they price matched. Same happened to me, but what's even better is that Guy Calla me up whenever something nice comes in or a big shipment. Definitely keep a good relationship with the dealer, it has some perks.
 

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That's definitely cool they price matched. Same happened to me, but what's even better is that Guy Calla me up whenever something nice comes in or a big shipment. Definitely keep a good relationship with the dealer, it has some perks.
agreed
It's easy to be/stay in good terms w/ this gent, as he's laid back, and resonable ;)
 

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Jacks1911 said:
The OP said up front that the gun store owner was NOT his friend.:confused:
The OPs exact words were that they are "kinda friends" so they are more than just a NOT
 
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