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I WOULD LIKE TO SLAP THE CRAP OUT OF PEOPLE LIKE

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, May 28, 2010.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    Have any of you ever had this happen to you, or see it happen. I recently had a gun up for sale, the gun was cleaned by me, I stated the price, all the info on the gun. A guy comes up to me, ask if he could shoulder the gun, asked if he can take it a part, ask if he can shoot a round with it? After shooting the round come back and says" Really smokes um" as he is handing back the gun to me, I said here is the gun case, I will through it in. He said " Oh, I'm not buying it. I never shot this type of gun before and I just wanted to see how they shoot and how they are put together. I told him, NEVER, talk to me again, don't even look at me. You have a lot of nerve. Guys like this need to be slapped silly.

    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. 87AA

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    Pretty chickens#$t way to try out a different gun but, at least the guy was honest with you. He could have gave you the old "let me think about it" BS even though he never had the intention to buy.

    Next time ask a potential buyer if they are in the market for a gun before letting them shoot it.
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Seems perfectly normal to me. HMB
     
  4. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    The older I get I seem to have less tolerance for seem people.
     
  5. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    Your spelling isn't getting any better, either.
     
  6. Sportshot

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    Nice to see you back smoker.... Como estas' frijole? (Where you bean?)
     
  7. rennerize

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    I had a guy do that to me and he ended up liking it so well he bought it anyway. So send them all to me.
    Don
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    Well, Thats one way to shoot a lot of different guns and not have to clean them ... There is one in every crowd it just seems like more than one, sometimes ... But, you made a friend ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. neofight

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    Ha! Reminds me of my days of past in the car business. I worked in a small town dealership where we would allow unescorted test drives for 1-2 hrs, no big deal. I always appreciated it when someone would try out a truck, only to learn that they needed a truck to haul some furniture or a load of gravel. The gravel haulers got a bill for the clean-up/repaint.
     
  10. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to "TireKicker World".
     
  11. Mark425

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    You even cleaned it?
     
  12. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Sportshot:
    Last couple months I have been ill and in out of the hospital. Now back home and feeling better.
    Steve

    Trapboy 1957:
    Now that"s a beautiful gun!! I bet it's a smoke pole.
    steve
     
  13. Auctioneer

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    That is a very easy problem to take care of. If someone wants to shoot the gun that fine. Its $10.00 $15.00 to take it to the range and try the gun out. Not counting the cost of the round and shells. Thats on him also. If you buy the gun within 12 or 24 hours the $10.00 or $15.00 will be taken off the agreed on price. That will weed out the A$$HOLES.
     
  14. OldGoat

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    I had one "buyer" who said he would buy my skeet gun, but he had a big government check coming in and he would pay cash..consider the gun "sold". 3 months later and countless excuses he finally said he would have the money "tomorrow". Oh yeah, never heard another word...except from another guy at the club who told me that he was going to approach me about buying the gun, except my "buyer" had told him that he had given me $500 down to hold it (a lie) so this fellow bought another skeet gun. This jerk cost me 2 sales...his and the one from another guy who wanted the gun and had the money. Kinda makes you lose faith in people. Regards, Ed Then there is the story about a guy on our trap team who borrowed a friend's gun...hocked it...lost it and didn't 'fess up until the owner demanded to know what happened to his gun.
     
  15. Chango2

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    I think Mr. Sr. Smoke has found a fine operational example of "passive aggressive"..Yeah, I've had that happen. Some people just can't stand a chance to be abrasive in what they think is a socially acceptable or borderline socially acceptable manner.

    Now I understand why some used guns I bought over the years came to me dirty; the seller just got tired of housekeeping after a tire kicker or two came through. Turned out to be fine guns too!
     
  16. senior smoke

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    Years ago a friend of mine had a winchester 101 diamond grade new in the box unfired. Had it out at the waukesha gun club on the board for sale. One of the regular shooters called him to bring out the gun. The potential buyer said his income tax check was coming next week, could he take the gun home on a hand shake and he would pay him next week? the owner said no problem. The week goes by, and the original owner goes to waukesha gun club because the buyer was to drop off the money at the club and give it to the club manager for him. The original owner walks into the club and the manager says so and so left something for you. the mgr than hands him the winchester 101 back with a letter. It read, "I am returning the gun, as my wife would not allow me to purchase the gun, sorry. The gun was originally new, now it had an abundance of scrath marks all over the comb due to the guy shooting the gun with head phone ear protectors, causing the stock to be all marked up. The next time they both met, the original owner requested that he pay money because he could no longer sell the gun as new Plus it now was all marked up. the guy said I'm broke, it's not my fault, the wife caused all the problems, than he left in his new car.
     
  17. Brian in Oregon

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    Pity you didn't have a cleaning kit with you and made him clean it.
     
  18. Auctioneer

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    Senior Smoke, That person was a fool. To let someone take a gun home like he did could have cost him big time and it did. One, I would have said no to him taking it home because I don't know him or how he takes care of things. If he wanted the gun then he should make a down payment and agree a week or what ever to come up with the rest. Have that person sign two notes oneeach of the agreement and what was paid and if he doesn't come up with the money at the end of the time the money and gun is yours.

    If some one wants the gun I at shows will say then give me a down payment and I will hold the gun till the end of the day. If you don't come back by the end of the day 5:00pm then the gun and money is mine. I have not had a problem what so ever with that rule. The good part is that I weed out the wantabe's. If they truly want the gun they will leave the money, if they are not they walk away and the gun stays on the table with first come first served.
     
  19. W.P.T.

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    I have a brand new as in "Brand New" Browning Citori over/under that has never been assembled, in the original luggage case that they came in ... When I go to sell it the gun will not be put together until I have the money in my pocket and the person who gave it to me is deemed the new owner ... The new owner can then do anything they please with it and I could care less, until then I own it and its my rules ...This gun was originally sold on Oct, 26, 1992 and has never been put together ... I had a Buddy pick it up at an Estate sale ... I have all of the paperwork, sales receipt, FOID application, and cancelled check in the case with the gun ... I will never shoot this gun and no one else will either until they own it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  20. Savage99Stan

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    We have one "customer" who comes in, wants to know (in November) how much to hold a gun til March). I told him, again, of our 20% down, pay off in 30 days policy. He asks again, how much to hold it til March. I said, "$800." He says, "You're only asking $900." "Yep, and if you don't buy it the gun and the 800 are all mine". He walked.

    He is one of "them". "Bought" a Sharps in March, finally paid it off in November. Don't know why the boss puts up with him.
     
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