Gun ordering etiquette

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by iamthedood, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    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 ? )
     
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    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.
     

  3. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    I want to do what's right about it, $40 isn't enough to really worry about it ... I was just second guessing myself.
     
  4. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    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! ;)
     
  5. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    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 ;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  6. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    Update on my order:
    I told the shop owner that I was going to buy this pistol regardless, but wondered if he'd price match the $539 that I was quoted = no problem ! It pays to ask at least ;)
     
  7. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member Supporter

    That is a shop I would visit frequently.
     
  8. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    +1, good deal there
     
  9. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Yep, definately
     
  10. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    makes it worth the extra hour it takes to drive there ;)
     
  11. series11

    series11 Hail Commifornia Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a cool friend and a cool shop.:)
     
  12. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    +1 on a good call !!
     
  13. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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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!
     
  14. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    :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 !!
     
  15. Jacks1911

    Jacks1911 New Member

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    The OP said up front that the gun store owner was NOT his friend.:confused:
     
  16. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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

    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!
     
  17. Harley

    Harley New Member

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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.
     
  18. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    agreed
    It's easy to be/stay in good terms w/ this gent, as he's laid back, and resonable ;)
     
  19. KeenansGarage

    KeenansGarage Hiding in plain sight....

    Yes it does! Congrats!
     
  20. nyycanseco33

    nyycanseco33 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The OPs exact words were that they are "kinda friends" so they are more than just a NOT