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Cheapest place to buy a Gun.....

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Fog, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    online or shop ?
    I have been ringing around and the difference is incredible for the same items.
    One site/shop wanted £500 another £750!

    Found a bargain seller yet?
     
  2. elcaro

    elcaro Member

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    I find it best to have a good search to find an average price for the rifle I am looking for and then go and support my local dealer by having a haggle with him.:) Remember that you have to pay for service and some mail order discounters suddenly don't want to know, if you encounter a problem after buying, and respond with "get in touch with the manufacturer". Moral of the story - the lowest price is not always the best deal.:)
     
  3. Fog

    Fog Engaging Member

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    Thats true , but when you are talking £200 more its just daft to buy from the shop. You can always take it to your local smiths if it needs mended anyway.
    But i know what you mean i will give it a try anyway.
     
  4. elcaro

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    £200 is a bit rich to pay for service, I agree. What air rifle are you talking about? It's a wonder they sell any if the bump the price by £200. I have found that several internet sites have outdated prices listed. Perhaps they do this to get interest and then up the price? Perish the thought.:)
     
  5. mike

    mike Newbie

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    Between 5th and 7th in New York:D

    Your lucky in some respecks in GB, your shops are well stocked. In the US there are few dedicated airgun shops so mostly we shop online for the better stuff. Crosman, RWS etc, at Kmart/Walmart and most gun shops also carry a few rws's
     
  6. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    Location:
    Calif. USA
    I've found that small estate sales,

    garage sales, divorces sales and the classified sections on the net to be the most economical places. But always inspect the airgun first. Sometimes the cheapest place isn't the best if the airgun is damaged. Be careful because sometimes you get what you pay for.:)

    Happy Shooting,
    Rags
     
  7. Clubshot

    Clubshot Big Poster

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    Re price

    Yes Mail Order can offer better prices :(
    As the most expensive issue these day's is Labour
    Which is required in a retail premises
    Regardless if you have customers visiting and buying.
    Mail order use minimum staff to keep costs down

    It is currently proposed within UK that future Air Gun Sales will have to be done on a Face - Face
    Not via Mail Order
    When the UK Goverment can work out a watertight system

    But these day's Gun's often have problems
    Which reult in the need to send Gun's away for checking or repair
    Which in the UK can often cost a small fortune
    As Parcel Force does not like carrying Air Gun's
    Courier Firms - insured can cost around £30.00 Each Way

    Aware of many Shooters that have spent hours in Shops only to go away and buy it Mail Order
    Then have the cheek to return to the Retailer and ask them to set it up for them
    And get rather upset when retailer Shows them the Door :p

    As Chairman of Lea Valley Air Gun Club - Hertford

    We get many New or returning Shooters coming to the Club each Week
    Often ask about where to get Gun's from
    I always suggest a Dealer that can offer you good Service

    As regardless of price - Gun's can go wrong
    And it does pay in the long run to use a Dealer that can offer
    Good Service.

    Yes it is Cheaper to import from the USA good quality Scopes
    There are still USA dealers that will sell to you.
    But as a growing number are finding that any possible saving
    can be wipped out when there is a problem with the Scope etc.

    Most Air Gun's well service and looked after will last your many years.
    But even with today's technology and build testing they can still have problems.
    Which can come at any time in there use.

    BOB/R
     
  8. Chael

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    Well for me, living in NI, I have but no choice other than shops. A mate of my uncles ordered an airgun off an english site once and it had to be sent to a gun shop, then the number checked and passed. The whole thing can take upto a month depending on how busy the bobbies are. Very frustrating, your new gun sitting at the local gun shop and you are only allowed to hold it - if your lucky.
     

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