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Unicorn I'm sure you remember the old soldier's saying that if someone isn't bitching they aren't happy.

Your prices, as far as I have seen, have been competitive. I might find something cheaper someplace else and I might not. Part of the reason you go to a place like I5 is for the knowledge base that is there as well as for the products. I have no problem with Cabellas or any large store but the customer service can be hit or miss at times, especially if you are looking for something that is not commonly sold. You and Tom have always been helpful with any questions that I have had, you have always treated my wife with respect and have never been condescending to her when she asks questions that may seem somewhat odd. This is a big plus as far as I am concerned and part of the reason that I come into the shop from time to time, even if it may cost me a few dollars more.



This is a bit embarassing, but I don't know your face. I don't we've actually exchanged screen names so I might see you everyday and not even know you're a member here.

But thanks for that. We all try to act like how we'd want to be treated, or our friends and families to be treated when they walk in the door.

I guess there's always someone though. These two today... I didn't even get the chance to be the asshole one guy called me. I was explaining to his buddy that it was a used gun, on consignment so we didn't really control the price, and that if he found a new one at a better price he should get it. We always tell people that. If it's a new gun for the same price, or the same gun new or used for a significant savings then go for it. Everyone is looking for the best value I hope. It'll just be a learning event for us.


Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:20 pm
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Unicorn wrote:
Even from the same distributor prices can vary. Or direct from the manufacturer. I know a place that sold so many DPMS rifles that they were able to sell them for less than other shops paid wholesale.

In this case, it was a used gun on consignment so the seller set the price mostly. It seemed within reason, if at the higher end. If it doesn't sell, he'll likely come down eventually.


Wait what?

You got bitched at about a price you don't control whatsoever?


Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:22 pm
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wklink wrote:
Unicorn I'm sure you remember the old soldier's saying that if someone isn't bitching they aren't happy.

Your prices, as far as I have seen, have been competitive. I might find something cheaper someplace else and I might not. Part of the reason you go to a place like I5 is for the knowledge base that is there as well as for the products. I have no problem with Cabellas or any large store but the customer service can be hit or miss at times, especially if you are looking for something that is not commonly sold. You and Tom have always been helpful with any questions that I have had, you have always treated my wife with respect and have never been condescending to her when she asks questions that may seem somewhat odd. This is a big plus as far as I am concerned and part of the reason that I come into the shop from time to time, even if it may cost me a few dollars more.



This is a bit embarassing, but I don't know your face. I don't we've actually exchanged screen names so I might see you everyday and not even know you're a member here.

But thanks for that. We all try to act like how we'd want to be treated, or our friends and families to be treated when they walk in the door.

I guess there's always someone though. These two today... I didn't even get the chance to be the asshole one guy called me. I was explaining to his buddy that it was a used gun, on consignment so we didn't really control the price, and that if he found a new one at a better price he should get it. We always tell people that. If it's a new gun for the same price, or the same gun new or used for a significant savings then go for it. Everyone is looking for the best value I hope. It'll just be a learning event for us.


No worries. I think the last time I was in there was when I had an old P-38 shipped from Illinois. We've chatted but it's not like I am a regular that comes into the place.

Dealing with people like that is pretty much the price of doing business. You can be as helpful as can be but if you don't give them exactly what they want, when they want it, then they become upset and it is your fault. There isn't much you can do to please these kinds of folks.

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It has always amused the hell out of me how some folks will get all twisted about 50 bucks on some trivial bullshit, while buying a new car every couple years, smoking cigarettes, drinking fancy coffee every day, and never making an extra payment on their home mortgage. All of which will save thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars over a few years. If they didn't do all these things, they could buy all the guns and ammo they want. People are fucking retarded.

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mcyclonegt wrote:
It has always amused the hell out of me how some folks will get all twisted about 50 bucks on some trivial bullshit, while buying a new car every couple years, smoking cigarettes, drinking fancy coffee every day, and never making an extra payment on their home mortgage. All of which will save thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars over a few years. If they didn't do all these things, they could buy all the guns and ammo they want. People are fucking retarded.


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