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Buying Used

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Kalibrgun, May 23, 2020.

  1. Kalibrgun

    Kalibrgun Busy Member

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    If you bought a rifle as "mint" and week later sat down to have a plink and chrono to find the gun doing nearly 2ftlb less than the mid 10 sold as and the cocking detent chisel type catch under the breech looking like it had been attacked with a grinder wearing itself away what would you be doing ?
     
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    Asking for my money back or a substantial part of it if you want to keep it and fix yourself
     
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    allanthomas66 Posting Addict

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    You haven't had much luck lately buying used have you pal?

    Perhaps contact the seller and discuss possible issues and potential part refund to cover repairs.
     
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    Kalibrgun Busy Member

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    I've asked him to do the right thing either sort the parts or money back don't seem to be getting anywhere so might be an hours drive to turn up at the door. That s the catch eating itself
     

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    Tom A Posting Addict

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    I'd say always try before you buy, but it's understandably difficult at the moment.
     
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    Kalibrgun Busy Member

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    His garden was only a few yard long to try it so coukdnt really go into things deep and I had the kids in the car
     
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    Kalibrgun Busy Member

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    the gun shoots fairly well given the low power that's not too big of an issue it's the barrel catch that's me off it definitely looks like it's happened before and they've tried to file it smooth
     
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    I'd be pretty peed off too, but an easy fix and I'd also be interested in why it happened in the first place
     
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  9. littleJon365

    littleJon365 Democracy unless they disagree

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    Assuming it was posted unseen I’d probably be wondering why I didn’t pick it up and test it there and then to see any potential issues. That would be my first thought.

    I’d Contact the seller and see if you can find a reasonable resolve and if not then bring it up on here?

    The forum is much safer than buying most other places but you still have to have your wits about you. It’s the same when buying anything, especially second hand and if buying blind.

    hope you get it sorted
     
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    it came from the forum the man's trying to get out of it
     
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    Your problem will be the fact you’ve had it a week. I had a similar problem recently with a dishwasher. Needed one quick during the lockdown so bought one locally second hand. Didn’t have time to plumb it in for a week and when I did the thing was flashing like a Christmas tree. Contacted the guy for a refund and he refused saying it was working when he dropped it off a week ago. All you can do is try and be reasonable at first and hope they do the right thing and put things right. Personally if I sold something duff unknowingly I’d give a full refund but all depends on the seller. Good luck and hope it works out for you :up:
     
  13. allanthomas66

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    Put an @ symbol before the name pal and it will tag it blue and notify him.
     
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  14. Marky-Boy

    Marky-Boy Just The One + 1

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    Just make sure it is what it is
    You know what’s worn, your chrono is Bob on
    Speak to him and if all else fails return the good with love
    I know you’ll do the right thing you are a good lad
     
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    I've only just got the ftt pellets today to try it properly
     
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    Buying used ‘anything’ can be a lottery unfortunately, which is why I tend to shop around and get the best new price I can.

    Ok you lose the VAT if you sell on, but it’s the only way to guarantee not getting short changed, although that can happen even buying new.

    The other problem is one persons idea of ‘condition‘ will be very different to someone else’s and that’s where it can get difficult.

    Sorry to hear about it though and hope you get it resolved.
     
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    How is that the first way to proceed? What if the seller isn't the original owner and an amateur who's completely unaware of the issue in the first place himself? :facepalm:
     
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    I'd be feckin livid .You've obviously been shafted.....Not nice .
     
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    And don’t say too much on here, if you have his number call him don’t get banned
     
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    Is this the HW99 you bought on the 15th?
     
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